Though there are some high-end noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones available, I found it hard justifying spending $200 - $400 on headphones that I wouldn’t use on a regular basis when working at home. I wondered whether there were some more reasonably priced headphones that might fit the bill.Read More
When I first began podcasting, there were only a handful of shows dedicated to photography. Now, there are so many that it's hard to find one that stands out above the rest.
Granted that my perspective is more skewed than the average listener. I not only produce my own podcast, but my professional career has revolved around reviewing and writing articles about equipment and gear as well as writing profiles about photographers. So, when I look for content, I'm looking for something that I can appreciate both as a photographer and podcast producer and provides me with something that I have not had before.Read More
Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have the past three decades not only been husband and wife but frequent collaborators. They have shared a life together and well as a passion for numerous subjects, which eventually were published in books including Violet Isle and Memory City.Read More
There are few books that I have been anticipating more this year than Dotan Saguy's Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise. Since my interview with Dotan back in Ep. 355, I have been eager to see the culmination of a multi-year personal project centered on the Los Angeles cultural community of Venice Beach.Read More
When the Obama administration thawed relations with the island nation of Cuba several years ago, there was a lot of excitement. Though American had been able to travel to the communist country under the auspices of cultural exchanges, the new policy provided an opportunity for virtually anyone to visit the Caribbean country.Read More
Though I have given up on the idea of the "perfect" camera bag, I am nevertheless always on the hunt for a better bag for my different needs. I have large roller bags and backpacks to accommodate both my photographic and audio gear, but I have been in need of a smaller bag since the bag I have been using for over 10 years was in desperate need of last rights. My research led me to the Think Tank Storyteller 10 bag.Read More
When Kodak ceased production of the process to develop its classic Kodachrome film, there was a sense of loss that was experienced by generations of photographers. It wasn't just the end of a film emulsion but an end to a particular way of seeing and capturing the world. It was a way made famous by countless magazine photographers, especially those photographing for National Geographic magazine.
Though many films have come and gone, few were seen as a cultural lynchpin. And no other film had or has been immortalized in the social consciousness as Kodachrome was in the popular song written and performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The death of Kodachrome was as much an end of a part of Americana as it was the end of a product's life.Read More
I have discovered the city of Paris through my own lens. However, the city of lights has been revealed to me from a host of photographers over decades. As much as I love to capture this legendary city through my own lens, it is the work of the great photographers that have helped me to experience and love the city, even years before I stepped onto its streets.
But it is the recent book by one of my favorite photographers, William Albert Allard that helps me to yet again see this classic city with new eyes. In William Albert Allard Paris: Eye of the Flaneur, he showcases work that he has been produced of the city over the past three decades.Read More
When I am on the hunt for photography books, I am not only looking for good information. I am really hoping for insight, revelatory moments that are not so much about learning something brand new but finding an alternate perspective to how I see the world through a camera.
Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation does that for me.Read More
It used to be that if you wanted to have an in-depth learning experience from a master photographer, you had to attend a workshop or if you were lucky, serve as their assistant. The first could be prohibitively expensive, especially if travel was involved. While the latter was only available to those talented and persistent enough to secure such a position when they became available.Read More
It used to be that when you purchased a new camera, you didn’t give much thought to the camera strap. The branded strap that came with the camera may not have been stylish, but it was functional.
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of designer-camera straps. Some feature a sling design which takes the weights off your neck and allows the photographer to whip it from the hip like a gunslinger. Others have focused more on style rather than offering different functionality.Read More
There a few photographers that have influenced the way that I see and wield a camera than Jay Maisel. Since my younger days when I looked endlessly at his work in magazines or books until the time I was able to spend a week with him during a photo workshop, I have been influenced and inspired by this New York photographer.Read More
In this latest TCF video, Ibarionex talks about his use of the Fujifilm x100s during a recent trip to Europe. In it, he discusses his personal experience with the camera and how he used its features and limitations to create his photographs.Read More