Category: PhotoActive Podcast

PhotoActive 117: John Cornicello on Lens Distortion

You've heard the term "zoom with your feet?" It's not that simple.

PhotoActive 116: iPad Photo Editing

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is all about editing photos on the iPad and iPad Pro.

PhotoActive 115: iPhone Camera Tips & Tricks

Millions of people take billions of photos using the built-in Camera app on their iPhones, so we wanted to do an episode all about the clever and sometimes hidden capabilities of this camera that’s always with you. A few things are obvious, but I’m sure there’s at least one or two you may not know ...

PhotoActive 115: Bryan Jones on Why Color Doesn’t Exist

When Kirk bought his Leica Monochrom, I knew we'd get into more black-and-white content on the PhotoActive podcast, but this week we may have taken it too far. We welcome back retinal neuroscientist Bryan Jones as our guest to talk about why color doesn't even exist!

PhotoActive Podcast: Bryan William Jones on How We See

One of the great joys of co-hosting the PhotoActive Podcast is getting to talk to smart, interesting people related to photography. In the latest episode, we chat with retinal neuroscientist and photographer Bryan William Jones about how we see the world, and how that translates to what our cameras see. I was surprised to learn ...

PhotoActive Podcast: Jordan Drake on Shooting Video

The PhotoActive podcast that I co-host is all about photography, but nearly all of our cameras now have the ability to record video. Shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera is different from the camcorders of old, so even though there’s a lot of overlap between stills and video, the latter can be daunting. ...

PhotoActive #83: Raw and ProRAW on the iPhone

On the latest PhotoActive podcast episode, we dig into Apple's new ProRAW photo format, and Kirk McElhearn explores further in a post on his site, Kirkville.com.

Recently on PhotoActive, Episodes 59-61

Kirk McElhearn and I have started 2020 with some great episodes of the PhotoActive podcast, if you’ll indulge my immodesty. As a reminder, PhotoActive is published every two weeks, and you can subscribe in your favorite podcast player or go to PhotoActive.co. < ul> Episode 59: Luminar 4 and Its AI Emphasis. We’ve talked about ...

PhotoActive 58: Rule of Turds

I wrote the title of today’s new PhotoActive episode as a joke, and then knew immediately it needed to stay in: “Rule of Turds.” You’ve heard Kirk mention often that the Rule of Thirds doesn’t exist, so I decided to dig deeper and find out why. It’s a good discussion about composition, expectations, and shooting ...

PhotoActive Episode 57: Remote Triggered

It’s time to step away from your camera. No, not put it away for the holidays—we’re talking about triggering the camera remotely! In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about various ways to trip the shutter from afar, such as using an Apple Watch to control the Camera app on ...