Category: PhotoActive Podcast

PhotoActive Episode 25: iCloud Photo Library

If you use Apple’s Photos app on your Mac or iOS device, are you also synchronizing your images via iCloud Photo Library? In this week’s episode, Kirk and I talk about the pros and cons of Apple’s cloud service for photos. Why should you consider it? What are the downsides? And if your images are ...

PhotoActive Episode 23: Printing with Rick LePage

I know I should print my photos, but I rarely do. I don’t own an inkjet printer, for one thing, but the other impediment is that I just don’t know as much about printing as I’d like. On this week’s episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I welcome Rick LePage, a great photographer and ...

PhotoActive Episode 22: Photo Editing Apps

Do you edit photos on an iPad or iPhone? You’ll be surprised (not) that I use my iPad Pro quite often when editing photos. It’s the best way to do it on the couch instead of trudging up to my home office. On the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about ...

PhotoActive Episode 21: HDR

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is out, and this week we’re talking HDR. “HDR” used to bring to mind surreal landscapes with garish colors and very few shadows. Fortunately, high-dynamic range photography has matured beyond those early days, and is a useful technique for getting more detail out of any scene. In fact, ...

PhotoActive Episode 20: The-Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we talk background blur/depth-of-field/bokeh.

PhotoActive Episode 19: Michael Rubin

We talk to photographer and all-around interesting guy Michael Rubin for this week's episode about two great photos in his collection.

PhotoActive Episode 18: Katrin Eismann

In the current episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we had a great conversation with photographer, educator, and author Katrin Eismann. She’s been present for almost the entire history of digital photography, including lugging a 12-pound external hard drive slung across her shoulders and tethered to the digital camera at the time. We discussed photographic literacy, ...

PhotoActive Episode 17: Prime vs Zoom Lenses

In the latest episode of my PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I get into lenses—not a nitpicky discussion of lens elements and specific technical arcana, but the subject of shooting with prime (fixed focal length) or zoom lenses. There are circumstances where each type works best, and advantages for each. Listen here, or subscribe in your ...

PhotoActive Episode 16: Buy and Sell Photo Gear

Do you buy or sell used photo gear? We talk about that on the latest PhotoActive podcast episode.

PhotoActive Episodes 14 & 15

I forgot to write a blog post about last week’s PhotoActive podcast episode, so here’s one with double the listening fun! Last week, Kirk and I had a great conversation with photographer and podcaster Chris Marquardt about his new book, Wide-Angle Photography. It’s a great resource, and he also talked about what prompted him to ...