TWiT Photo (MP3) show

TWiT Photo (MP3)

Summary: Professional photographer Catherine Hall and overenthusiastic amateur Leo Laporte chat with some of the world's leading and most inspirational image-makers. Learn tips from acclaimed pros as they impart their knowledge of making arresting images through personal anecdotes, real world experience, and a discussion of their favorite toys. The show educates, inspires and empowers photographers of all levels. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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 TWiT Photo 36: Matthew Jordan Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:31

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Iyaz Akhtar. Matthew Jordan Smith is a celebrity in his own right, and a phenomenal artist with an enviable passion for personal projects. He discovered stars like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum before they were famous, and he continues to work with entertainment industry giants like Oprah, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. He joins Catherine and guest host Iyaz Akhtar to share his tips for getting noticed, pulling a team together, and not falling star-struck in the presence of such greatness. Guest: Matthew Jordan Smith Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Matthew's Tips 1) Get into the habit of treating each picture you take as if it was film and you only have 35 frames to shoot. This will make you treat each frame as something special and not just disposable pixels. 2) Try to shoot at your camera's "native ISO". For Sony and Nikon it's ISO 200 and for Canon it's 160. Shooting at the native ISO will give you better files than shooting at other ISO's. Its similar to shooting films with the lowest ISO's but digital is different. 3) Move in close. The one thing I see in most photographs is that they are taken too far away from their subject. Move in and fill the frame with important information to create strong images. Treat the frame as if you were painting a picture on canvas. Make sure everything in the frame is what you want. Matthew's Favorite Gears Sony 100mm macro f2.8 85mm Carl Zeiss f1.4 Profoto white Beauty Dish LINKS Matthew's Twitter Matthew's Store Next episode's guest Dave Cross Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 57:31

 TWiT Photo 35: Tyler Roemer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:53

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Action sports and adventure photographer Tyler Roemer shares his tips for shooting on location -- and he's been to some spectacular locations! Learn tips for shooting sports you're unfamiliar with, capturing the action at just the right moment, and treating your photography like a business. Hear some of Tyler's most frightening adventure travel stories, from almost being killed by his own tripod to suffering a scorpion bite in Nevada, and the business tips that took him from not considering photography a viable career option to being published in National Geographic. Guest: Tyler Roemer Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Tyler's Tipsa 1) Trash your gear. 2) Know the game. 3) 5.6 Tyler's Favorite Gears Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM Manfrotto Super Clamp LINKS Tyler's Blog Next episode's guest Matthew Jordan Smith Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:09:53

 TWiT Photo 34: Penny De Los Santos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:58

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. From beauties in-studio to grimy street food in Mexico City, Penny De Los Santos captures food moments like no one else. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Saveur photographer joins us to share her secrets for capturing the best moments at the family dinner, what shots will make people hungry, and more, as we delve into her history as a photojournalist. Guest: Penny De Los Santos Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Penny's Tips 1) Shoot beyond every assignment. 2) Find your point of departure. 3) Spend time with your subject. Penny's Favorite Gears Domke camera bags Instagram for iPhone LINKS Penny's Blog Penny's Twitter Penny on G+ Next episode's guest Bob Martin Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:12:58

 TWiT Photo 33: David Hobby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:43

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Lighting guru and author of Strobist.com David Hobby joins Leo and Catherine in the Brickhouse to share his lighting secrets for everyone from beginner to pro. David reveals the special place in his heart for DIY lighting techniques, and explains how he is still inspired by the images in life after so many years of shooting. Guest: David Hobby Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. David's Tips 1) A little fill light from right near (or on) the lens axis can allow you to get away with almost anything else, lighting-wise. Think of it as a "legibility dial" which does not bring a new lighting direction into the frame. Turn it up or down as much as you like, depending on the legibility you need. I think of it as my "CYA" light. 2) When shooting in an iffy location, it is always easier to apologize than to get permission. If someone in authority is not actively telling you "no," go ahead and try it. If you get busted, act sincere (even if you don't mean it) surprised and ... not particularly smart. Then apologize and be on our way. This works best when combined with a little advance planning / scouting and quick, efficient shooting. 3) When planning a photo, start off by thinking about what you want to accomplish with the photo. That will point you toward many good decisions on subject, location, lighting, etc. Think "big picture," and work backwards to the details. David's Favorite Gears Nikon SB-800. Best speedlight ever made, R.I.P. A queen-sized white bedsheet from Wal-Mart. LINKS David's Blog David's Twitter David's Flickr Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:04:43

 TWiT Photo 32: Jingna Zhang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:57

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Sarah Lane. Fashion photography prodigy Zhang Jingna joins Catherine and guest host Sarah Lane to talk about the secrets of her unbelievable rise to the top. A gaming fanatic with admittedly more interest in StarCraft than fashion, Jingna teaches us how to find inspiration in the world around us and to fulfill her simple credo: "I just want to make beautiful photos." Guest: Jingna Zhang Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Jingna's Tips 1) Pay attention to shadows. 2) Look around and learn. 3) Keep things simple. Jingna's Favorite Gears Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM Beauty dish LINKS Jingna's Facebook Jingna's Twitter Jingna's Starcraft team Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:00:57

 TWiT Photo 31: Derrick Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:33

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Our guest host, photography expert, educator, and host of The Digital Story Derrick Story, covers photography 101 with Leo. Learn how to determine your strengths and address your challenges as a beginning photographer. Derrick shows Leo some of his favorite cameras and gear, and even gets into the basics of shooting great video. Guest: Derrick Story Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Derrick's Tips 1) Master Your Flash. Dial back flash exposure compensation for a more natural looking fill light 2) Use regular exposure compensation and flash exposure compensation together for exposure mastery. 3) Lower your horizon. If you have a great sky, lower that horizon for more interesting images. Derrick's Favorite Gears Canon 320 EX wireless flash Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack AW Rogue Flash Benders Photoflex 5-1 Photodiscs LINKS Derrick's Blog Derrick's Twitter Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:06:33

 TWiT Photo 30: Jeremy Cowart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:14

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Learn why celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart doesn't like to be known simply as a "photographer". This incessantly creative mind has traveled the world to not only create incredible art, but also to utilize his artistic skills to help those in need. Watch a video of Jeremy's process creating "A Portrait of Christ" from a composite of faces, and see the unbelievable stories from his humanitarian work with Help-Portrait.com that will have you near tears. Guest: Jeremy Cowart Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Jeremy's Tips 1) When shooting outside, set your white balance to "shade". It just makes the skin tones look better, warmer and healthier. 2) All you really need is 1 light. There's a reason my friend Zack Arias teaches the "One Light Workshop". I take my one light with me everywhere I go and pretty much use it everywhere too. 3) Treat your subject like you would a friend. For most people, getting their photo taken is like going to the dentist. It's very awkward and uncomfortable. They hate it most of the time. So just talk to them, joke around, get to know them. You'll get better images for it. Jeremy's Favorite Gears Profoto AcuteB 600 Epson 4900 LINKS Jeremy's Blog Help-Portrait "The Portrait Eraser - Thom Yorke" "Portrait of Christ" "Reaching Down" "Deep Dark Blackness" Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:04:14

 TWiT Photo 29: Rick Sammon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:46

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. See a live demo of creative lighting solutions! Enthusiastic educator Rick Sammon shares his incredible ingenuity and shows us just how to put his tip "Get the darn flash off the camera!" into action. Catherine models once again, and Leo gets to play assistant. See how this Canon Explorer of Light answers the question "What can you do with just one light?" Guest: Rick Sammon Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Rick's Tips 1) Take the darn flash off the camera. 2) Lighting illuminates; shadows define. 3) The closer you are to a subject, the more intimate the portrait becomes. Rick's Favorite Gears Westcott Rick Sammon on-location Light Control Kit 1018 Promote Control LINKS Rick's creativeLive class Rick's website Embrace The Situation. Rick's iPad, iPhone and Mac App Sale! Canon EOS-1D X Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 57:46

 TWiT Photo 28: Sue Bryce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:09

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Alex Lindsay. See Catherine's innate sexiness revealed in a special shoot with Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year winner Sue Bryce. Sue shoots glamorous portraits of real women in an age when "glamour" has become a dirty word with *gasp* only her $15 reflectors and no more than 2 minutes of retouching. Guest: Sue Bryce Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Sue Tips 1) Learn how to pose real women. 2) Stay away from the "liquify" tool in Photoshop. 3) Chin forward and down for the model. Sue's Favorite Gears Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS Canon 50mm f1.2L LINKS Sue's Blog Sue's Twitter Sue's website 2 Day Master Class with Sue Bryce Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:16:09

 TWiT Photo 27: Tamara Lackey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:57

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Tamara Lackey is a renowned professional photographer, innovative entrepreneur, author, and web show personality. We learn how she captures life and connect with her subjects, from children to the President. Guest: Tamara Lackey Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers ' download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunesfor free. Tamara's Tips 1) Meet the child where they are. 2) Look for light around you. 3) Don't settle for cheese. Don't settle for pre-conditioned response. Tamara's Favorite Gears Canon 35mm 1.4 Kelly Moore Libby Camera Bag LINKS Envisioning Family Book Australian Tour Capture Life Better Her Show: Redefine Favorite Book Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:06:57

 TWiT Photo 26: Frank Doorhof | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:31

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. Watch fashion and glamour photographer Frank Doorhof do a demo shoot with a gorgeous model in his studio in the Netherlands. Also, learn why the Kelby Media Training instructor and lighting whiz never goes anywhere without his Sekonic light meter. Guest: Frank Doorhof Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers - download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunesfor free. FRANK'S TIPS 1) Learn to master your light meter 2) Why fake it, when you can create it. 3) Make sure a background is white and not nuclear. FRANK'S FAVORITE GEAR Lightmeter Tethertools LINKS Frank's Blog Instructional DVDs Workshops Kelby Training Photoshop World DC Tether tools Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:10:31

 TWiT Photo 25: Steve Simon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:00

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. We ignite the passion of photography with Steve Simon. Guest: Steve Simon Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:02:00

 TWiT Photo 24: Alex Koloskov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:48

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. We learn the secrets behind freezing motion using light with Alex Koloskov. Guest: Alex Koloskov Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:05:48

 TWiT Photo 23: Arny Freytag | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:35

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. We talk to Arny Freytag this week. The most prolific Playboy photographer in the magazine's history. Guest: Arny Freytag Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:01:35

 TWiT Photo 22: Vincent Laforet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:32

Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. We learn about image-making and storytelling from the perspective of a photographer and filmmaker. Guest: Vincent Laforet- Filmmaker- DGA Director & DP, Photographer, Producer, Blogger and Tech Geek. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast. Running time: 1:03:32

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