I'm really excited to announce that The Candid Frame is now part of the TWIP Network. Led by my friend Frederick Van Johnson, TWIP is shaping up to be a powerful network of photography podcasts of which I'm glad to be a part.
When I launched TCF in 2006, it started because I wanted to hear a show that focused more on creativity and process and less on equipment and technique. Though there several great photo-centric shows, there was nothing that regularly visited the ideas and stories behind great photographs. I quickly realized that if I wanted something like that, I'd have to create it myself. I did and The Candid Frame is the result.
Now, it's almost 10 years later and the world of podcasting is changing from a niche embraced by the few into a mainstream phenomena. Instead of having to have a computer and some complicated piece of software to search and subscribe to RSS feeds, you can subscribe directly to your tablet or phone, and increasingly even on your television and soon even your car. Podcasting is becoming a greater source of entertainment and information for new people worldwide and I wanted TCF to be part of that evolution.
So for me joining the TWIP Network was a no brainer. Not only are there some great new shows to be found on the network, but there are also some OG podcasters that are joining to together to create a destination unlike anything else on the web. It's really an exciting time.
I know that this show is as important to you as it is to me. Whether you've been with me for months or from the very beginning, it's always been my goal to provide you some of the best conversations on photography that I am capable of.
So, what changes? Not much really.
If you are currently subscribed to the show on iTunes or some other aggregator, you'll still enjoy receiving the show as you have been. We'll eventually make some technical changes to where the files are stored and distributed from but hopefully that will be completely invisible to you.
While we have some long-term plans for consolidating parts of TCF under the TWIP Network banner, we are committed to doing in a way that isn't disruptive of your experience. But we'll let you know as things develop.
So, thank you for accompanying me on what's proven to be an amazing journey. The last decade has been phenomenal and the next one promises growth, challenges and some wonderful conversations.
I am always working on seeing rather than looking.
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Jeffery Saddoris is endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and his personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making. Jeffery cohosts the photography podcast On Taking Pictures. He also hosts the 12-episode Craft & Vision Podcast, and Process Driven, his ongoing podcast of long-form conversations about creativity and how the creative process manifests itself across a wide range of genres and disciplines.
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