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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Episode 56: It's All About Timing and Perspective

In this special presentation, your host shares some amazing (and often humorous) images shot by various photographers exhibiting perfect timing combined with unique perspective. Special thanks to boredpanda.com.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Episode 55: Large Format View Cameras, Part 2: Loading and Developing Film

In part 2 of this series, learn how to load sheet film into a film holder plus how to develop the film yourself at home with a rotary processor.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Episode 54: Large Format View Cameras: Part 1

In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at an 8x10 large format view camera. Included are details on how a view camera works, how to load film or paper, and all you need to know on how to set up for taking a shot.

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 what is known as the "Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit."
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Episode 52: Image Correction Assignment

This lesson is an actual assignment taken from my new 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 51: More Lomography: Fuji Instax Cameras

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

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Episode 50: 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 plus the Diana are presented in detail plus tips on how to use them to create your own lomographic art.
Holgas at BandH
Holgacamera.com
Diana Cameras

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Episode 49: Lens Filters, Attachments and Accessories

In this lesson, learn about several 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 48: 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.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Episode 47: 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 46: 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, April 14, 2012

Episode 45: 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.
HDRsoft.com

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Episode 44: 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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Episode 43: 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!
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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Episode 42: 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 41: 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 40: 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 39: 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.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 38: 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.
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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Episode 37: 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 36: 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 35: 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 34: 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 33: 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.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Episode 32: Setting Exposure Using the Mode Dial

In this lesson, learn how to use the mode dial on your digital SLR to make exposure settings in the manual, shutter priority and aperture priority modes. How to adjust shutter speeds and f-stops automatically and manually while viewing the exposure meter readout directly through the viewfinder are explained in detail.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Episode 31: Basic Tips and Settings For Digital Cameras

In this lesson, some basic digital camera tips and suggestions are presented in a new experimental video camera format. Among the topics covered are choosing the correct image quality, size and ISO settings, memory card formatting and switching over to manual focusing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Episode 30: Macro Photography

In this lesson, learn how to shoot compelling close-up shots using a macro lens. Tips on composition, lighting and controlling depth of field are discussed in detail.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Episode 29: White Balance and Color Correction

In this lesson, learn what white balance is and how to effectively use this function on your digital camera. Also learn how to use the photo filter feature in Photoshop to eliminate and correct color casts created by various light sources.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Episode 28: Capturing Motion

In this lesson, learn tips on how to capture motion in still images effectively and creatively.

Episode 27: All About Exposure

In this lesson, exposure and the importance of acquiring proper exposure via your camera settings is explained in detail. The relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed is discussed plus how you can tweak your camera settings for correction of improperly exposed images. (A pop quiz is also included!!)

Episode 26: Composition, Cropping and Depth of Field

In this lesson, learn effective in-camera composition and how to control depth of field. Cropping images in Photoshop and tips on portraiture and landscape photography are also covered.

Episode 25: Night Photography Tips

In this lesson, learn how to take great shots at night with either a digital or film camera. Tips on camera settings and exposure control are offered to help assure success of landscape shots taken at night or in low light situations.