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PhotoActive 118: Scott Kelby’s Travel Tips

Scott Kelby joins us this week on the PhotoActive podcast to talk about travel photography, using the years of experience he’s gained and now collected into his new book, The Travel Photography Book.

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. ...

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.

The Peak Design Travel Tripod

Updated: I switched my order from aluminum to carbon fiber! Read what prompted the shift.

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 ...