Category: Podcasts

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 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 ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 12: David duChemin

An unexpected perk of doing the PhotoActive podcast has been the opportunity to talk to great photographers about their craft and approach. In this week’s episode, Kirk and I chat with David duChemin about vision, the sometimes-long journey to discover it, and the importance of exposing yourself to other photographers’ work. If you’ve ever watched ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 11: Selective Editing

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast tackles an advanced photo editing technique that isn’t difficult and can create great results. Selective editing in apps such as Lightroom or Luminar enable you to make adjustments to specific areas—like a sky—without affecting the overall image. Listen to the episode, and view walkthrough screenshots, at the PhotoActive ...

Podcast and Audio Tools Article

I'm not an audio engineer, but I can do sophisticated audio recording using Audio Hijack on the Mac. I write about it in my latest Seattle Times column.

PhotoActive Interview with Quintin Lake

On the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we talk to Quintin Lake, who is walking the perimeter of the UK and photographing every stage.

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 6: Raw vs JPEG

When I got my first digital camera that could shoot in raw format, I faced the modern existential question: raw or JPEG? Raw offers more image data and higher dynamic range, but the files are large and require processing. JPEG throws away image data in-camera, but the JPEG algorithm itself, especially in modern cameras, can ...

PhotoActive Episode 4: iPhone Photography

You know how sometimes you think you know everything about something, and then you run into new surprises? Kirk and I both discovered some iPhone shooting shortcuts that we either didn’t know or had forgotten when we did the latest episode of our PhotoActive podcast. The episode is now out—give it a listen! And please ...