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Episode 160 »» Photographic Thumbprints with Usually Dave

Episode 160 »» Thumbprints with Usually Dave
Image by Dave Szweduik.

Our Bad. 

Well, really – it’s my bad. Episode 160, rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 were recorded, however due to technical issues, I pretty much chucked the episode (ah, my solo Shutter Time debut), which was finished and cut, because I was ridiculously irritated with the tech woes. So, blame me for not having a show for a month. But mostly, blame Uncle Murphy. Cool?

Episode 160, Round 5 » The Chaps Are Back.

Thankfully Mac, who is well on his way to recovery, was ready to roll and record our latest episode. We decided to throw out the bat signal to see if Usually Dave would be up for joining me in welcoming Mac back. Like the superhero he is, the signal was answered. Besides, the topic idea was all from Dave, so it only made sense, right? Thumbprints – when making images, what exactly is your thumbprint? Not to be confused with your legacy or your footprint, but rather what drives your images to be the way that they are? A specific style, pre-and in post? Feeling? Or more? We take to the mics to figure this one out.

Episode 160 »» Thumbprints with Usually Dave
Image by Dave Szweduik.

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on your photographic thumbprint. Are you aware of what it is or might be at this stage in your photography journey? Please chime in and join the convo! You can find us on Twitter and Bookface and here on the blog. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

Thanks again to our listeners for the sweet messages about our Mac. We are super thankful he is on the mend and y’all care so much! Huge thanks to Dave for answering the signal once again! Make sure to check out his work!

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

#changetheconversation

Episode 160 »» Thumbprints with Usually Dave
Image by Dave Szweduik.

Links from the show:

Dave Szweduik Photography

digitalSoup Podcast

Episode 154 »» Arting with Dave Szweduik & Bryan Minear

Street Shots Ep.54 – Special Affects / via the Switch to Manual Chaps

 

Episode 159 »» Brand Whoring with Dave Szweduik

Episode 159 »» Brand Whoring with Dave Szweduik

Episode 159 »» Brand Whoring with Dave SzweduikYou Asked. Critique Revisited.

We answer an interesting question from our Bookface page about critique, so we answered the question with a little help from Dave, all the while channeling our pals, Olaf and Antonio.

Yup. We Said That.

And hell, yes, we went there. Brand whoring. It needed to be addressed, so we decided to bring out wonderfully talented friend of the show, Dave “Swizzbob” Szweduik, back for another chat. Much like the tourism orgs we have discussed in the past, we started to wonder if not only are we doing the brands a huge free service when we heavily pimp our images out on social media, tagging said brands, and more importantly, are we doing ourselves a disservice by interrupting the art of arting? You decide.

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show and how you feel about focusing so much on the brands. Is there a healthy balance to stay true to your artistic vision as well as soliciting brands, should that be your intent? Please chime in by commenting on the blog (we will catch up on comments, promise), or leaving a comment on Bookface or Twitter. As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!

Big thanks to Swizzbob for coming back on the show once again. We so enjoy sending out the bat signal to see if he will answer and he never lets us down! Do yourselves a favour and check out his fantastic tech podcast, digitalSoup, and his photography  work.

Thanks to everyone for tuning in and for the Bookface and Twitter questions!

Cheers, y’all!

Episode 159 »» Brand Whoring with Dave Szweduik Episode 159 »» Brand Whoring with Dave Szweduik

Links from the show:

Dave Szweduik Photography :: YouTube Channel

digitalSoup Podcast

Drone Safety (Including new regulations) » Transport Canada

Olaf’s Latest Photography Articles

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

 

 

 

Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario

Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario

He’s Baaaaack … 

You know him. You still love him. One of our brothers from another mother, the outspoken half of the Street Shots podcast, Antonio M. Rosario, joins us once again for another fun episode. Side note: we MISS you, Tom.

Thanks to a PetaPixel article, we continue the conversation on killing street photography and ask ourselves if we are all guilty of this crime. Say it isn’t so!

Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario

 

Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Episode 158 »» Killing Street Photography with Antonio M. Rosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario

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Killing street photography – is this continued chatter about the slaughter of a genre many of us love taking it too far? If so, what can we as an industry do about it? If not, please tell us why you think there is really only a bark, but very little bite to this popular opinion. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please chime in on our blog, Twitter and Bookface. As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!

Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario
Image by Antonio M. Rosario | ©amrosario

Huge thanks to Antonio for coming back on the show and answering the bat signal! You can check out his personal work if you have yet to do so, and also his podcast, Street Shots! Don’t forget to check out episode 52 of Street Shots where Mac fills in for Tom as co-host with Antonio!

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

#changetheconversation

Links from the show:

Antonio M. Rosario, Photographer

Street Shots Ep52 – Sensorama

Is Street Photography Killing Itself? / via PetaPixel

Thomas Stanworth  – Photographer (author of article)

The Photo Fundamentalist

Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba

Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba

The Great Return  | #changetheconversation

It’s been just over a year and we were finally able to bring back our pal and good friend to the show, incredible photographer, Olaf Sztaba! He penned a couple of great articles on his thoughts on the social media/photo communities that had some scratching their heads about their own involvement in the online photo industry. Consider it a serendipitous moment if you will, as Mac and I were discussing the very same thing off the air, so we knew Olaf was meant to appear on this episode! Please join us as we take the mics to discuss these very topics and also find out what Olaf is up to today.

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show and the articles if you’ve had the change to read them. Has your online involvement ever impacted your own process of making images? We would love to hear about it – the good and the bad, if any. You can find us at Bookface or Twitter! Of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

Huge thanks to Olaf for coming back on the show! Please make sure to check out his work and the two articles (links at the bottom of the post).

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba
Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba
Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba
Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba
Episode 157 »» Killing the Beast with Olaf Sztaba
Image by Olaf Sztaba | ©osztaba

 

Links from the show:

Olaf’s Article » Killing the Beast

Olaf’s Article » Follow-up Killing the Beast

Olaf and Kasia Sztaba Photoblog

Olaf’s Portfolio 

Episode 129 »» Chat with Kasia and Olaf Sztaba

Jonas Rask » The conundrum of my photographic identity

Zack Arias » Transform / via YouTube

Episode 156 »» Finding Motivation – Just Do It?

Episode 156 »» Finding Motivation - Just Do It?

Motivation Ain’t Just Found On Office Posters From the 80s

Or is it? During one of our off-air convos, we started chatting about re-energizing ourselves with photography and finding motivation, especially during those rubbish times. Please join us as we take to the mics to find some solutions.

#changetheconversation

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How do you find motivation during those ‘would rather hide under the covers‘ times or even when all seems well, but you just need an extra boost or two to push your photography? We would love to hear your resources and/or experiences! For the drone operators – have you flown the Mavic Pro and do you find it to be a solid performer? You can find us on Twitter and Bookface. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Moose Peterson Podcast

Thomas Heaton »» All Landscape Photographers Will Fail

DJI Mavic Pro Intro Video