Category: Podcasts

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 ...

A Few Podcast Updates: MacVoices, Clockwise, PhotoActive

In addition to the writing I've been doing lately, I've also spent a fair amount of time in front of a microphone. The PhotoActive podcas turned one year old this fall, and we continue to release new 30-minute episodes every two weeks. I was also recently a guest on the MacVoices and Clockwise podcasts.

PhotoActive Episode 52: iPhones 11 and Semantic Rendering

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast: Kirk and Jeff both bought the latest models of Apple’s digital camera – sorry, we mean the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Does adding a third camera make a difference? Is the ultra-wide camera just a gimmick? And what is “semantic rendering” anyway? We explain why ...

PhotoActive Episode 48: Adventures with Dan Bailey

In the latest episode of my podcast PhotoActive, I talk to photographer Dan Bailey about his book FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited: Mastering Techniques and Maximizing Creativity with Your FUJIFILM Camera—though we don’t focus on Fujifilm cameras. We’re more interested in questions such as how many of your camera’s features you should understand, whether technical details ...

PhotoActive Episode 47: Jeff Shoots an Event

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is all about my experience as the event photographer at the CreativePro Week 2019 conference in Seattle.

PhotoActive Episode 41: Bird Photography with Marie Read

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is up! We’re excited to welcome Marie Read, author of the book Mastering Bird Photography (Rocky Nook), to the podcast. She talks about getting started with bird photography, where to find interesting birds, and, yes, we necessarily talk a bit about gear, since a good telephoto lens is ...

Shot on iPhone Critiques at the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

To highlight the photo capabilities of the iPhone, Apple runs a #ShotOniPhone contest that’s open to anyone who tags their social media photos with that hashtag. A group of celebrity judges then wades through what must be tens of thousands of photos and plucks out the best. This year’s crop was certainly impressive. Over the ...

PhotoActive Episode 40: Geotagging with HoudahGeo

New PhotoActive episode! We welcome Pierre Bernard, developer of the Mac application HoudahGeo, to talk about geotagging and how it’s beneficial for photographers (or even folks on vacation). Take a listen and subscribe to the podcast here: Episode 40: Location Exploration with HoudahGeo. Houdah is also the sponsor of this episode, and in the show ...

PhotoActive Episode 39: Tripods with Mason Marsh

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we’re talking about an essential tool for most photographers: the tripod. You might be thinking, “Big deal, it’s just three legs and a ballhead,” but once you start looking at tripods, things get complicated (and potentially expensive!), fast. In the new episode, we chat with photographer, educator, ...

PhotoActive Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

The new episode of my PhotoActive podcast takes a detailed look at using Levels and Curves controls to adjust tones in photos. I first learned how to edit using levels, so for me, although I’ve written about them and used them, curves have never been intuitive. This episode was a real eye-opener. Kirk McElhearn and ...