Are you interested in winning part of a prize package worth about $1300? In celebration of it’s 4th birthday, PhotoNetCast is running a couple of competitions. One is a photo contest which will be judged by the show’s hosts (including me) and the other is a social media. “spread the word” contest where you earn entries by tweeting, Facebooking, blogging, iTunes-ing or Google Plusing about the podcast. For full details on how to enter both competitions, see here.
If you are even vaguely interesting in real estate photography or shooting interiors of buildings using HDR techniques, I would strongly encourage you to head on over and listen to the latest PhotoNetCast. In this show, we talk to Michael James, a photographer from Florida who specialises in real estate work and uses HDR techniques in the majority if not all is work.
I’ve been a fan of Michael’s photography for several years and have been in awe at how he manages to cure the problems associated with mixed tungsten/daylight white balance. In the show, he drops several great tips on how he gets round this and other problems associated with shooting interiors in the middle of the day. Check it out either on the PhotoNetCast site or from iTunes.
With all the recent travel and other excitement, I just realised that I completely forgot to mention the fact that I was a guest on Scott Wyden’s new “Talk Imagery” podcast recently. This is a new video podcast using a discussion format. Scott invites half a dozen or so of his photo buddies from across the continent to get together and discuss various photographic topics.
In episode 2, we talked about branding and the importance (or lack of importance) of various online photography sharing services. Others joining the conversation were Pat O’Brien, Rob Hanson, Brian Matiash, John Milleker, Heath O’Fee, Phil Cohen, Joe Hoetzl, Jesse Pafundi and Mike Olbinksi.
Episode 56 of PhotoNetCast has just been published and you can find it on the site or over on iTunes. The uncut video of the original recording is also available to give you a better appreciation of what a good job Antonio does in editing the audio version 🙂
The latest episode of PhotoNetCast is now available – “The Value of Photography Magazines”. This episode includes discussion of the role photography magazines play in today’s media landscape and also talk of the new Lightroom 3.0 release and the upcoming iPhone 4.0. Two new guests joined the discussion this week.
Sean Galbraith is from Toronto and specialises in urban decay photography. He is also co-presenter of the TV show “PhotoXplorers” which covers the exploits of Sean and his colleagues hunting for shots in abandoned buildings. I’ve included a short documentary about his “DK Photogroup” at the end of this post. You can also watch the first PhotoXplorers episode on YouTube.
The latest episode of PhotoNetCast is now out and can be listened to either on the web site or via iTunes. I was honoured to have a chance to talk to Will Burrard-Lucas who was also a guest on this show and a photographer whose blog I have followed for quite some time now.
Will and his brother Matt are outstanding wildlife photographers from the UK who have gained fame recently through their adventures with the “Beetlecam”, a remote controlled car with a camera and a couple of flashes mounted on it. The vehicle gained fame not only for the amazing close-up photos of African wildlife Matt & Will captured with it but also for the fact that it was abducted by a lion at one point. Read more over on Matt & Will’s blog.
After the Beetlecam discussion, we wander around for the remainder of the hour talking about copyright registration, film processing chemicals, how cool the iPad is and whether or not photographers should be removing Flash from their web sites. This was all very well but, after talking about one of the coolest techy photo projects of the year, it was rather downhill from there as far as I was concerned 🙂
I just realised that I forgot to mention that PhotoNetCast #37 is now out. I was invited to be a guest on the show again and we discussed some of the basics of landscape photography.
You can pick up the podcast on iTunes or listen to it directly on the PhotoNetCast site. Apologies if I happen to sound groggy or more incoherent than usual – the participants are in 4 different time zones and I drew the short straw and ended up taking part between 12am and 1:30am local time.