Episode 217 »» Time to Get Lost with Photography

Episode 217 »» Time to Get Lost with Photography

Get Lost, Eh? 

An article caught our eye based on the title: Lost Is Just a Four Letter Word, written by photographer, Richard Bernabe. Reading the article describe the fear, joy and art of getting lost left us wondering when was the last time we have gotten lost with our cameras in hand. Please join us as we discuss Mac’s time in Vancouver, getting lost with your photography and sharing some big news about the show. 

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Links from the show:
Lost Is Just a Four Letter Word via Richard Bernabe
MediumFormat.com / Olaf Sztaba
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Episode 216 »» Featured Photographer: David Szweduik

Episode 216 »» Featured Photographer: David Szweduik

Oh, Banksy. 

What are your thoughts about this jaw-dropping move by the mysterious character and artist, Banksy? Pure brilliance or a certifiable act?

Holy Photographer, Batman!

That’s right! You know him, you love him – our good friend of the show and answerer of the bat signal on numerous occasions, Usually Happy Dave, is our latest featured photographer! Please join us as we discuss the work of Minnesota Dave, a family man, outdoorsy chap, photographer, podcaster, and all around geek!

A Boy Named Sue

We also question the importance of titling our work. Is this a required step or does, “Untitled” work for you? We would love to hear your thoughts on this and whether or not photographers are manipulating the viewer with their titles. How important is this step as part of your workflow?

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Please make sure to check out Dave’s work! You won’t be disappointed!

Big thanks to Dave for your photography, your hustle and most important, your friendship!

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Episode 215 »» Driving Our Passion for Photography

Episode 215 »» Driving Our Passion for Photography

Brooklyn Photographs Now

Congrats to our great friend of the show, Antonio M. Rosario, for having his work included in a new book, Brooklyn Photographs Now.

The Road … to Greatness? 

What is the driving force when it comes to keeping your photography moving forward? Does passion lead us to down the road to achieving greatness in photography? Please join us as we tackle this subject as best we know how – by rocking the mics!

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Links from the show: 
MediumFormat.com / Olaf Sztaba
The Road to Greatness in Photography / via The Art of Photography’s YouTube Channel
That Took A While! / via Moose Peterson 
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Episode 214 »» Fresh Gear and 7 Years of Shutter Time

Episode 214 »» Fresh Gear and 7 Years of Shutter Time

Antonio M. Rosario

Massive thanks and props to our great friend, Antonio, for pitching in last minute and spending 5 weeks co-hosting Shutter Time with our Mac. He has done a wonderful job and the time he spent helping us out can never fully be paid back. Podcasting takes a lot of time and effort and he answered the call without hesitation. Please make sure to check him out on Twitter, and also listen to his fabulous podcast, Street Shots, if you have yet to do so.

Holy Gear, Batman! 

Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Leica, oh my! September 2018 has been a heavy gear month, largely due to Photokina, and if feels like the announcements keep coming.

Super Software?

Phase One and their Capture One software now supports Fujifilm. If you are a Fuji user, does this news entice you to give Capture One a try if you have not done so? Have you tested out the 2018 Nik software released this summer? If so, what are your thoughts on the upgrade?

7 Years 

Ooh, that is a whole lot of Sid and Mac. Please join us as we have some fresh gear chat and also talk about our journey over the last 7 years of doing this podcast and the power of photographers sharing their stories.

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We would love to hear your thoughts on the show! Are you interested in any of the gear recently announced? If so, which bodies and/or glass? You can chime in and find us on here on the blog and on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the show for free via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and iHeartRADIO. If you would like to support the show and help with some of the costs of running this podcast, please check us out on Patreon (any support is appreciated!).

Thanks so much for tuning in for the past 7 years and 200 plus episodes. We appreciate your support time and time again and wouldn’t be having so much fun if it wasn’t for all of our listeners and guests.

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Episode 213 »» Alfred Stieglitz and promoting the work of others

Episode 213 »» Alfred Stieglitz and promoting the work of others

Alfred was a big promoter of photography, and creator of the first photography magazine “camera work” 
His celebrated portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe (1997.61.19) was one of his chief occupations between 1917 and 1925, during which time he made several hundred photographs of the painter (who became his wife in 1924). 
His refusal to encapsulate her personality into a single image was consistent with several modernist ideas: the idea of the fragmented sense of self, brought about by the rapid pace of modern life; the idea that a personality, like the outside world, is constantly changing, and may be interrupted but not halted by the intervention of the camera; and, finally, the realization that truth in the modern world is relative and that photographs are as much an expression of the photographer’s feelings for the subject as they are a reflection of the subject depicted.
PDFs of Camera Work issues: (very awesome)
Not only were photographs shown at his “291” gallery but paintings and other art as well (Picasso paintings, et al)
Camera Work, where Gertrude Stein published her first essay, marked a turning point for modern art. First created in 1902 and distributed in 1903 as a product of the Photo-Secession movement, the publication featured photogravures with text layouts based on the designs of William Morris, advertisements designed by Stieglitz and issues dedicated to prominent artists, including eventually, those outside the medium, like Picasso. “
Stieglitz’s objective, as he declared in the first issue, was to publish  “quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression.”
 Get the whole collection of Camera Work for $20!!!
 
Photographer, writer, publisher, and curator Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was a visionary far ahead of his time. Around the turn of the 20th century, he founded the Photo-Secession, a progressive movement concerned with advancing the creative possibilities of photography, and by 1903 began publishing Camera Work, an avant-garde magazine devoted to voicing the ideas, both in images and words, of the Photo-Secession. Camera Work was the first photo journal whose focus was visual, rather than technical, and its illustrations were of the highest quality hand-pulled photogravure printed on Japanese tissue. 
Berenice Abbott purchases Eugène Atget’s estate:
In 1927 Berenice Abbot became the largest collector of Atget’s work when she purchased his estate. For the next forty years, Abbott devoted much of her creative life to popularizing Atget’s work. Our vision of Eugene Atget and Atget’s Paris was literally Abbott’s invention. Drawn from work in previously unpublished archives, this book details Abbott’s rare prints of Atget’s negatives for the first time.
Episode 212 »» How photography could be used for social change

Episode 212 »» How photography could be used for social change

Lewis Hine:

Colorized versions of his child labor images. Changes the feel entirely:
Library of Congress Collection:
Child labor in the early 20th century:
(this is a good summary story with a great selection of photos and captions)
“At the start of the 20th century, labor in America was in short supply, and laws concerning the employment of children were rarely enforced or nonexistent. While Americans at the time supported the role of children working on family farms, there was little awareness of the other forms of labor being undertaken by young hands.”
Some iconic photos:
Most iconic image:
“Hine produced one of his most iconic photos in “Sadie Phifer a cotton mill spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina” in 1908. Phifer was only 9 years old when Hine snapped the picture. She already had been working at the mill for a year and a half, putting in 11-hour shifts cleaning lint from the machinery and mending breaks in the thread. We see her before a long row of machinery that seems to go on forever. She is dwarfed by the industrial setting and seems small and frail against the hard steel background.”
“By 1908, Hine was producing some of his most powerful work when he officially left his teaching position and became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee.
For the next 10 years he traveled the country and was often threatened with physical harm by factory police and foremen. Photography inside the factories was forbidden because child labor, as widespread as it was, was intended to be kept hidden from the public. Hine often resorted to wearing disguises, sometimes as a fire inspector, other times as a Bible salesman, and sneaked into factories to document child labor in the textile mills, coal mines and glass factories.”
Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The NCLC photos are useful for the study of labor, reform movements, children, working class families, education, public health, urban and rural housing conditions, industrial and agricultural sites, and other aspects of urban and rural life in America in the early twentieth century.”
Photogs who affect social change:
Questions and points:
  1. What the difference between this kind of photography and documentary photography? They are the same or different? Certainly related.
  2. Photographers often can get grants for a photo project that will try to lead to social change.
  3. People who are in a position to affect change will more often than not be moved to action after seeing a powerful photo rather than just being told something is happening.
  4. So can we contribute to social change with out it being perceived as propaganda
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