Episode 228: New Adventures

Episode 228: New Adventures

A bit of a recap of 2018
  • started a business
  • lost a cohost
  • this show went weekly, which can get a little challenging
  • decreased my photography out of necessity and thinking that I need more focus.
  • looking at my 2018 catalog in lightroom i took only 2000 photos which is about 5 a day, and I’m fine with that
  • finding that sharing my images is not the end all be all, and i haven’t shared a lot last year
  • I haven’t found that work/life balance and it’s not easy to do
  • find myself working at odd hours and odd times which impacts everything
  • because of things happening in my life I’m more grounded, meaning I can’t travel as much as I want to
  • life got a lot busier.  
Which brings us to 2019 and new adventures
  • what new cameras are coming? i don’t care
  • there are new advances in computational photography, I don’t care
  • there are new software titles poping up to rival lightroom and adobe raign on photography… i don’t care
  • so what do I care about? A new concept, idea that I found last year.
  • I don’t like resolutions, because I never keep them
  • it makes you feel like a failure, and just sets a negative tone for the rest of the year
  • next year you do it all over again
I heard about this interesting take on resolutions.  
  • coined by Rachel Olsen co-author of “My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word.”  https://www.amazon.com/My-One-Word-Change-Your-ebook/dp/B008EGUFF2
  • so instead of using I’m going to the gym, or I’m skipping donuts with my coffee
  • use a word
  • setting goals for ourselves in our career and at home, the idea of it all coming down to a single word, even if that word becomes a theme rather than just a touchstone, is irresistible.
  • A word can’t be broken. It serves as a reminder; a filter. It’s who you want to be instead of what you regret.
  • and chose a word : growth
Hope you enjoyed this episode, and hopefully things will get better and better in the new year.  I wish you all the best, better pictures, and more time to reflect on your photography!
I will talk to you next week!
Ciao
Episode 227: Catching up with David Szweduik

Episode 227: Catching up with David Szweduik

Dave has been doing a lot of things lately.  First he started new Adventures in Creativity podcast, which is a great show about following your heart in creative endeavours.  Not only photography, but everything that has to do with creativity.
Also Dave just acquired a medium format film camera, (big shout out to Dominick Chiuchiolo) and he has been exploring new adventures in film.  
Since it’s almost the end of another year, do we have any secret plans for 2019?
Listen to find out!
See you all next week!
Episode 220: Catching up with Olaf Sztaba

Episode 220: Catching up with Olaf Sztaba

We haven’t talked to Olaf Sztaba in 9 months.  Last episode was 182 about taking visual risks.  Since then Olaf was very busy, starting a few very important projects.

The first is the Renatus Project. It tells remarkable stories of organ transplantees.  The stories are quite amazing, and with beautiful photography, well worth reading.  

The next big project is the MediumFormat.com, which was inspired by the fact that there is nothing like it on the internet.  There is no central place that medium format photographers can find important and engaging information about their photographic format of choice.  The site, besides having news, interviews and inspirational pieces, is coupled with a beautifully designed magazine, with articles from great photographers like Patrick La Roque, Ming Thein, Lloyd Chambers, Jonas Rask, Take Kayo and Ibarionex Perello and many others.  The first edition was about 140 pages, and no advertisements of any kind.  It’s well worth the price for the magazine alone, and there are other goodies added like webinars, readers galleries, exclusive pdf guides (which are like smaller versions of the magazine).  All has a professional, premium feel and look, as you would expect from a premium item.  Check it out!

Another a little surprising thing Olaf tells us, that he is almost exclusively shooting with digital medium format camera, namely Fuji GFX 50S.  He still uses the Fuji X100F from time to time, but with the Renatus Project and MediumFormat.com he will be most likely be seen with a big fuji at his side.

It was a great catching up with Olaf.  If you have any questions, or want to chat with me, hit me up on the twitters, or leave a comment here.

I’ll talk to you all next week!

 

Episode 219 »» Sid’s Last Day with Antonio, Bryan, Dom and Dave

Episode 219 »» Sid’s Last Day with Antonio, Bryan, Dom and Dave

One More for The Road 

We couldn’t think of a better way to send me off than to have some of our favourite guests and great friends of the show, Antonio, Bryan, Dom and Dave, join us for one last hurrah! Please join us as we chat about all things photography on my last night!

Big thanks to the chaps for joining us tonight. Please make sure you check out their work (links below). It meant a lot to me to be able to sign off with great photographers and friends around me.

Thank you to all of our listeners and guests over the last 7 years and 200+ episodes. It truly has been such an incredible journey for me and I have learned so much about myself, photography and have enjoyed a real sense of community over the years thanks to you all. I have been inspired, challenged, fascinated and so much more by your work and your stories. I am going to miss you all like crazy!

Most of all, thank you to my great friend and co-host, Mac. I have enjoyed podcasting with you more than you could ever know. I am going to miss our routine, your stories, questions, locking horns with you, and especially the laughter we have shared from doing the show. Thank you for taking this journey with me! I look forward to your new adventure with Shutter Time and you know I’ll be tuning in. Keep on changing the conversation!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Image by ©Bryan Minear

Image by ©Bryan Minear

Image by ©Dominick Chiuchiolo

Image by ©Dominick Chiuchiolo

Image by ©David Szweduik

Image by ©David Szweduik

 

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Episode 218 »» The Influence of Photography Masters Today with Antonio

Episode 218 »» The Influence of Photography Masters Today with Antonio

The Masters
In our advanced photography world, a number of highly accomplished photographers from our past still hold a strong influence over our artistry today. Along with our great friend, Antonio M. Rosario from the Street Shots photography podcast (Switch to Manual), please join as we discuss why these old photography masters are still relevant today. 

 

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A big thanks to Antonio for joining us once again! Make sure to check out his podcast, Street Shots, and his photography work!

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

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