Episode 183 »» World Press Photo with Trevor Robb

Episode 183 »» World Press Photo with Trevor Robb

The Big Six

Breaking away from tradition, World Press Photo has announced the six finalists for the highly coveted World Press Photo of the Year award for 2018 instead of announcing the sole winner for this category. Looking at the work from the finalists, it left us wondering if we were becoming desensitized to the images typically showcased from photojournalists in award categories. We knew we needed to contact local talent, news reporter/editor, Trevor Robb from the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, to join our conversation about these kind of images as we ask ourselves, what makes a World Press Photo?

If you have not had a chance to view the six finalists, we recommend you do so whilst listening to the show so you can see what we see »» WPP 2018 Photo Contest | All Categories. Please join us as we discuss the images in detail and the criteria for selecting the World Press Photo.

Episode 183 »» World Press Photo with Trevor Robb

Image of Trevor Robb

Episode 183 »» World Press Photo with Trevor Robb

Image by ©Trevor Robb

Episode 183 »» World Press Photo with Trevor Robb

Image by ©Trevor Robb

Join the Convo

We would love to hear your thoughts on the World Press Photo finalists for the photo of the year. What do you think makes a winning image for photojournalists? You can chime in and find us on Twitter and Bookface. You can also subscribe to the show for free via iTunes or Stitcher. 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!).

Huge thanks to Trevor Robb for joining us and engaging in a great conversation!

Thanks again to our newest patrons, Gavin and that other chap – your help is truly appreciated! Big thanks to all our patrons and listeners alike!

Thanks so much as always for tuning in, friends!

Cheers, y’all!

#changetheconversation


Links from the show: 
Trevor Robb | Twitter 
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Episode 134 »» Antonio + Photography Awards vs. Contests

Episode 134 »» Antonio + Photography Awards vs. Contests

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests

Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Can’t Get Enough

You know him. You love him. He’s back! Marking his 3rd (4th?) appearance with us, Antonio M. Rosario is back for more Shutter Time lovin’.  He risked his beauty sleep for us as we kept him up way past his bedtime . We think he’s beautiful without the extra zzzzzzs anyway!

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests

Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests

Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Awards. Contests. Marketing? What Gives?

We received a great topic suggestion from one of our listeners, Linda, and it was good timing because contests and photography related awards were already on our minds, so we asked Antonio to join us and the three of us took to the mics to figure this out and take it one step further. Please join us as we discuss the validity of photography awards, contests and where marketing fits in!

Join the Convo

What are your thoughts about the contests based solely on popularity where you can often sway the vote? Is this hidden marketing? What about some of the other contests like the heavy hitters, such as National Geo? What can winning a contest do for your career? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! You can keep the conversation flowing by joining us via Bookface (Mac) and on Twitter and of course, this blog. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks to Linda for the topic suggestion! If you have any topic suggestions, please drop us a note. Another big thanks to our pal, Antonio, for coming on the show! Please take a moment to check out his work if you have yet to do so! We’re looking forward to another mashup between STWSM and STM! Speaking of Street Shots – if you missed our first mashup with Tom and Antonio, please check out episode 130! Could I be using any more exclamation points in this blog post? Didn’t think so.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Episode 130 Shutter Time + STM Mashup

Antonio M. Rosario (site) :: Twitter :: Instagram :: Switch to Manual Podcast 

World Press Photo

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue / via PetaPixel

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year  » Runner-up 2012

International Photography Award

LensCulture

Photo District News (PDN) Photo Awards

Breaking News Photography (2000-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Feature Photography (1968-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Photography (1942-1967) » Pulitzer Prize

Spot News Photography (1968-1999) » Pulitzer Prize

 

Episode 51 ~ Chasing Light – Does It Really Matter?

Episode 51 ~ Chasing Light – Does It Really Matter?

AD3R0232-Edit-2-Edit-Edit, episode 51 of Shutter TIme With Sid and Mac, podcast, yegphoto, photography, Chasing Light - Does It Really Matter?Shedding Some Light

Before we get right to the matter of chasing light in photography, we first touch on something else. The night we recorded this, it was Anti-Bullying Day here in Canada. Please check out the link at the bottom of the post if you need to be further educated on the topic. We bring this up because bullying is often found in the photography world, as frustrating as that is, and we hope to see change in our industry.

Getting Yeggie With It

Cheers to the folks behind The Edmonton New Media Awards! Mac and I have been nominated in the Arts & Culture category! We appreciate giving our little ol’ podcast some attention to the good folks of Edmonton and area. Congrats to all the other nominees and a little shout out to a fellow podcast based on the movies, Jay n’ J! Stayed tuned, as the awards are dished out May 4th!

Light — Does It Matter?

Based on a post I found last month on Google Plus, we decided to bring it to the show and discuss the obvious question, does light really matter in photography? Imagine our surprise when we saw some folks chiming in with the mindset that light doesn’t matter and isn’t essential in photography. Btw, we give mad props to those involved in the thread for keeping it relatively decent. For such strong, varying opinions, it was great to see photographers treat each other with respect.

Bits n’ Bites, Yo!

Where do you stand on today’s world of photography and the tone online conservations can take? Do you participate in posts and threads where the mood suddenly turns ugly, and if so, how do you handle it? Light — what’s your take on it? Do you see your subject first or do you see the light first. Why?

Special Shout Out

To all photographers who have been bullied or made to feel less adequate because of your work and / or opinions, just know what makes a true photographer is not only talent and skill, but also ethics and generosity towards your fellow photographers, photography enthusiasts, and your fellow human beings. Those with your best intentions in mind will encourage you to keep on shooting and sharing your work. Uh, awkward group hug?

Staying Social

We are trying to make some noise online, so come on over and join the conversation over at Google Plus, our community, Twitter, Facebook and of course, check us out and please subscribe for free over yonder at iTunes!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Google Plus Post / via Mike Spinak

Moose Peterson Article

Pink Shirt Day in Canada

The Yeggies 

Jay n’ J Podcast