Saturday, April 05, 2014

Episode 53: The "Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit" Review

In this lesson, a popular set of iPhone lens attachments are put to the test. Among the lenses reviewed are the macro, fisheye, 8X telephoto and 60X microscopic lenses included in the so-called "Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit."
Get Sample of The Story Behind The Images

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Episode 52: The 2014 Annual Photo Contest Results!

It's time to share this year's winning photos from the Annual Photo Contest. You will be amazed at the talent of these young photographers/artists!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Episode 51: Shooting Copyslides and Processing E6 Slide Film

In this lesson, learn how to re-photograph virtually any print with transparency film and turn it into a 2x2" slide for processes like image transfers, emulsion lifts and more! Also included is a step-by-step tutorial on developing slide (transparency) film.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Episode 50: London Calling!

Take a mini tour of London with your host as he shares his images and experiences of a recent trip to the U.K. Highlights include the famous Abbey Road crossing and EMI Studios, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Episode 49: Build a Filmless Pinhole Camera!

In this lesson you will learn how to construct a pinhole camera that produces a black and white print without the use of film. The secret is a special photo paper made by Ilford called Harman Direct Positive Paper. Detailed instructions on how to build the camera, load, shoot and process the paper are also included. Links to everything you need are included.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Episode 48: Shooting Framed Artwork Without Glare Or Reflections

In this lesson learn tips on photographing artwork mounted in glass frames while avoiding glare or reflections. You can also use these tips for photographing copyprints or any 2D document that must be faithfully rendered, glare-free and color-balanced.   

Monday, June 10, 2013

Episode 47: Image Correction Assignment

This lesson is an actual assignment taken from my Photoshop 101 course at Udemy. Although the images used in the lesson aren't downloadable via the podcast, you can still learn how to use some of the tools and techniques in Adobe Photoshop to correct exposure, contrast, color balance in your own images.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 46: More Lomography: Fuji Instax Cameras

In this lesson, we continue our adventure in Lomography and review both the Fuji Instax 200 series instant camera and the Instax Mini 7S.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Episode 45: Intro to Lomography: Holga and Diana

In this lesson, learn how to get started in this popular retro photography genre via the ultra-cheap Holga and Diana cameras. Several models of Holga as well as the Diana are presented in detail plus tips on how to use them to create your own lomographic art.
Holgas at BandH
Diana Cameras

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Episode 44: Student Photos: The 2013 Photo Contest!

In this episode, Scott shares the winning images of this year's annual photo contest at UAHS. Info on how the images were created and brief critiques are also included. View all of the former photo contests

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Episode 43: Shooting Silhouettes

In this lesson, learn how to shoot silhouettes both in the studio and outdoors. Tips on exposure settings, subject placement and lighting scenarios are demonstrated in detail.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Episode 42: Lens Filters, Attachments and Accessories

In this lesson, learn about some of the different types of lens filters available that you can use to enhance your creativity and improve your photos. Special lens attachments and accessories are also explored in detail.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Episode 41: Infrared Photography Tips

In this lesson, learn what infrared photography is and how to shoot infrared shots either digitally and with IR film. Information on infrared film types, infrared filter types and tips on exposure settings are discussed in detail.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Episode 40: Fuji Image Transfers and Emulsion Lifts

In this lesson, learn how to create image transfers and emulsion lifts using Fuji instant film. Step-by-step instructions of these alternative processes show you how to create unique pieces of photographic art.
Express Slides

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Episode 39: Instant Photography: Then and Now

In this lesson, explore the history of Polaroid and the evolution of instant photography throughout the years. Learn how you can still use old classic Polaroid cameras today, how they work, and how to get started in this classic, artistic medium. Details on film packs, integral film, loading film and how to use a Holga Polaroid film back are also included.
Fuji Pack Films
Impossible Project Integral Films
Fuji Instax Cameras and Films

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Episode 38: What to Shoot???

Take a walk with your host as he discusses various ways to deal with "shooter's block." Discover what makes a photo "art" and learn tips on utilizing the elements of art and design principles to create your own art. Please note: this is a shortened, edited version of this epsiode. Due to the large file size, it has been condensed. The complete episode may be viewed in its entirety on the Photography 101 app in HQ.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Episode 37: Creating Cyanotypes

In this lesson, step-by-step instructions show you how to create an alternative process photographic print without film or a darkroom! Learn how to create a cyanotype using watercolor paper and a digital negative.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Episode 36: Night Shot Magic with HDR Imagery in Photomatix

In this lesson, learn how to create stunning HDR images using your night shots and Photomatix. Tips on how to bracket exposures of your night shots accurately on manual mode and how to create exciting surreal effects using Photomatix Pro.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Episode 35: The 2012 Photo Contest Winners!

The votes are in and the winners have been selected. Presenting this year's annual Photo Contest winners at the high school where I teach. Sit back and enjoy the photographic talent of these student artists!
See all of the past photo contest winners.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Episode 34: "Bird Shots" with Guests Mark and Maddie

In this lesson, the host interviews special guests Mark and Maddie, two avid bird watchers who share some tips on how to photograph birds in the wild.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Episode 33: Light Meters and Exposure Compensation

In this lesson, learn how to use digital and analog light meters to calcuate exposures. Also included is the debut of the "Photo Tip of the Day" series; with this episode focusing on exposure compensation.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Episode 32: Capturing Motion by Panning and Zooming

Two new techniques for capturing motion are discussed in detail in this lesson. Panning and zooming are challenging techniques that will allow you to express movement in your photos in creative, exciting new ways.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Episode 31: Custom Mat Cutting And Framing On A Budget

In this lesson, learn how to custom mat and frame your favorite prints yourself with only minimal investment. Tips on calculating mat opening sizes, making straight and bevel cuts plus mounting mats into frames are presented in detail.

Logan Team System Mat Cutter
Logan Compact Elite Mat Cutter  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Episode 30: More Macro: Abstract Formalism

In this lesson, explore macro abstract formalism while photographing ordinary objects at high magnification. Tips on equipment, lighting, exposure settings and composition are presented to help you make even the ordinary look extraordinary.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Episode 29: Black and White Photography Pt. 2: Darkroom Printing

In the second part of this series on traditional black and white, learn how to make contact sheets and prints from your negatives in the darkroom PLUS learn how to set up your very own darkroom in your home at very little cost. A special link directory is included that will link you to all of the materials you'll need to get started in this exciting medium.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Episode 28: Black and White Photography Pt. 1: Film Loading and Developing

In Part 1 of this series, learn the basics of traditional black and white photography. If you have ever wanted to learn how to develop you own 35mm film and make your own black and white prints in the darkroom, here's your chance! Included are detailed step-by-step directions on how to load 35mm film into an SLR camera plus how to develop your film into negatives. In Part 2, you will learn how to make prints from your negatives in the darkroom PLUS learn how to set up your very own darkroom in your home at very little cost. A special link directory is included that will link you to all of the materials you'll need to get started in this exciting medium.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Episode 27: Creating Photo Collages Using Joiners

In this lesson, learn how to create photo collages using "joiners," a process created by British painter/photographer David Hockney. Step-by-step instructions, tips and examples are presented as well as details on how to enter the photo collage contest!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Episode 26: The 2011 Photo Contest Winners!

In this episode, the winning images of this year's annual photo contest at the high school where the host teaches are presented and critiqued. The categories include Macro/Formalism, Broken, Surrealism/ Image Manipulation, Fashion/Portraiture, Reflections and Miscellaneous. You'll be amazed at the talent of these young student photographers!
See all of the UAHS Photo Contest Winners 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Episode 25: Making Salt Prints With Digital Negatives

In this lesson, learn how to create salt prints at home without using film or a darkroom. Step-by-step instructions are presented for creating a digital negative in Photoshop and then contact printing the image onto photosensitive watercolor paper. Explore how the photographic process works and create you own unique photographic print - all without a darkroom!
Order Salt Print Kit 

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Episode 24: Shooting Fireworks!

In this lesson, learn helpful tips on photographing firework displays using a DSLR or SLR camera. Info on exposure settings, lens choices, composition and so on are presented in great detail.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Episode 23: Portraiture 101: Studio Portraits

In this series debut on portraiture, learn how to shoot successful studio portraits and what is needed to set up your own studio at home. Learn about the different types of studio lighting equipment available, setting up different lighting scenarios and backgrounds plus watch some student portrait sessions in action.
Studio Flash Equipment
Studio Hot Lighting Equipment
Studio Backgrounds 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Episode 22: All About Lenses

In this lesson, learn what different kinds of SLR lenses are available and which lens works best for a variety of shooting situations. What to look for while shopping for zoom and prime lenses, macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses plus tips on choosing the best lens for the job/genre are offered by the host. Features such as image stabilization and depth-of-field preview are discussed in detail. Also included is a guide to lens accessories and their functions: teleconverters, extension tubes, close-up filters, fisheye attachments and more.
Lenses by Nikon
Lenses by Canon 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Episode 21: Camera Obscura, How Cameras Work, Make A Pinhole Camera!

In this lesson: learn what camera obscura is, how cameras work and how to build your own pinhole camera. The host presents the history and features of several types of cameras including a large format view camera, a medium format TLR, SLR and Holga plus a small format 35 mm SLR. A step-by-step demo on how to construct a functional pinhole camera using common household items is included.
View more pinhole cameras and images

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 20: Creating HDR Images and How to Bracket Exposures

In this lesson, learn how to create stunning HDR (high dynamic range) images using Photomatix, a FREE downloadable program. Also learn how to bracket exposures, an essential step in HDR imaging.
See More HDR images

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Episode 19 : Show and Tell: Special Guest Allison Badea

This episode is a special "show and tell" presentation with guest photographer Allison Badea. This former student of the host's has spent the last six years developing her distinctive style of imagery, featured in these shots taken in New York City. The artist's creative process and technique for each image are presented in her own words.
Visit Allison’s Website 

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Episode 18: Top Twenty Travel Tips

In this lesson, I've compiled a list of tips and photo essentials to include while "out in the field" or planning a trip. Many of these tips embody the issues and techniques discussed in prior lessons.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Episode 17: Focusing Tips plus Show and Tell: Motion Shots

In this episode, learn tips on how to use the autofocus and manual focus modes on a DSLR. Also, guest photographers share their stunning motion images in the continuing show and tell series.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Episode 16: Long Exposures by Guest Photographers

In this second "Show and Tell" series, guest photographers share their images via "virtual interviews" conducted by the host. Tips on long exposure photography are presented along with critiques of images recently submitted to the host by podcast viewers.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Episode 15: Flash Photography

In this lesson, learn how to use on-camera and external flash units, including studio flash. How flash works, its advantages and limitations are discussed in detail along with tips on how to set your camera to ensure successful flash exposures. Also included is a special section on how to use a flash meter and controlling the quality of light for studio flash photography.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Episode 14: Depth-of-Field and the Preview Button

In this lesson, learn how the aperture setting (f-stop) effects the depth-of-field in a scene and how you can use the depth of field preview button to see exactly what will be in focus in a shot.