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The Digital Story Photography Podcast

Summary: Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

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 "Is Capture One Pro 20 the Logical Alternative to Lightroom?" - TDS Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:04

Among all the camera discounts and holiday hub-bub this December, there was some software news as well. Phase One released a major update to its photo management app, Capture One Pro 20. What’s interesting about this latest version is that it’s aimed squarely at disenchanted Lightroom photographers. Is it truly to logical alternative to Adobe products? I’ll explore the possibilities on today’s TDS podcast.

 "It's Time to Stop Worrying About the Photo Industry" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:28

Those who really care about the art of photography and its future have been inundated with doom and gloom in 2019. Rumors about brands going out of business, how smartphones have destroyed our culture, and the lack of innovation that�s to blame for our problems. Today, I�m going to look at some of the changes that we�ve seen in 2019, and try to put this whole thing in perspective. I hope you enjoy the show.

 "Why Full Frame Photography Doesn't Have to Be Expensive" - TDS Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:21

2019 was certainly the year for the resurgence of full frame photography. Sony, Panasonic, Sigma, Canon, and Nikon all released new big sensor cameras with the latest technology and hefty price tags. But a little further back on the shelf are some very interesting, highly capable cameras at a fraction of the cost. What about them? Are they worth our attention? What if we already own one? Should we keep it or upgrade? I grapple with all of those questions on today’s TDS Podcast.

 "Photographer's Gift Guide - 2019 Edition" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:03

Photographers aren’t the easiest bunch to buy for, that is, unless you have a fully-vetted gift guide at your disposal. And that’s exactly what I’m going to share with you today - 5 items ranging from affordable to well, slightly more than that, each and every one will be a delightful surprise for the visual artist in your life, even if that person is you.

 "Luminar 4 - One Redesign Too Many?" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:09

This week launched with a bang as Luminar 4 hit the streets early Monday morning. And even thought it�s too early to judge if it�s going to be a runaway success or roadkill, the redesigned Edit module has many version 3 users steering for the exits. We�ll take a closer look today and try to determine if this is just a mere fender-bender or will result in a total disaster. Hope you enjoy the show.

 "Which Photo Software Should You Use?" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:48

For many photographers, the quest for the right photo management software continues. You would think, now that we’re two decades into the digital age, that the dust would have settle. But if anything, the landscape is more cloudy than ever. On today’s podcast I share insights from our photography community on what they’re using and why. I hope you enjoy the show.

 "5 Gear Recommendations for Peace of Mind While Traveling" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:31

After nearly two weeks away from home, and sometimes under truly bizarre conditions, I leaned heavily on my gear to keep me productive and sane while on the road. On today’s show, I discuss five important items that helped me accomplish that goal. You may find some of them surprising. But these are all battle tested and ready for action.

 "Fire in Sonoma County, Again" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:42

The Kincade Fire, which began on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Geyserville, CA has spread south to Windsor, and yes, the northern part of Santa Rosa. Because of the danger that it presents to my home, studio, and two cats, Theresa and I are flying out of Maui right away to deal with the situation. This podcast shares some insight to the challenges at hand.

 "The Evolution of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:24

I first learned about the original E-M5 in a closed door meeting at CES 2012. Olympus broke the news to the public the next month, and we started a whole new era of mirrorless photography. Now with the Mark III ready to hit the streets, I thought we’d take a look at this latest model, and the 8-year journey it took to get here. I hope you enjoy the show.

 "The Sony a7R Mark IV Field Test" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:04

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it captures 61 MP files: the Sony Alpha a7R IV mirrorless digital camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is a technology marvel. I wrapped my hands around one and spent a month using it on photo assignment, from darkened haunted houses to mid-day festivals on the green. And today I’m going to share what I learned during those shoots.

 "What Bicycle Repair Taught Me about Photography" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:26

If you’ve listened to any of my Nimble Photographer podcasts, you know that I believe we can improve our pictures by learning lessons from musicians, illustrators, and writers. But from mechanics too? Oh yeah. This week’s photography podcast features a 1982 Peugeot racing bike, a perennial flat tire, and a lesson well learned. I hope you enjoy the show.

 "The 2020 TDS Photography Workshop Season" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:49

Maybe it’s because I’m still riding a high from our recent Humboldt Redwoods workshop, but I am so excited to be sharing our 2020 event lineup with you today. We have 4 physical events, and everyone of them could be a flagship workshop any other year. In other words, we have four all stars on the same team. Get your calendars out and join me for a very special podcast.

 "The Good Shot, Plus the OM-D E-M5 Mark III" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:31

New York Times photographer Lynsey Addario once said, “With photography, I always think that it’s not good enough.” And she’s not alone in this belief. But there’s a wide chasm between good and good enough. And understanding the difference between the two is the top story of today’s TDS Photography Podcast. Plus, we’ve finally got a date for the release of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. I hope you enjoy the show.

 "Time for a New Bag and Triple Cam Trippin'" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:04

Sometimes you open up the closet, peruse your options, and mumble to yourself, “I just don’t have anything to wear.” In this case, I’m talking about camera bags. I have all of these great adventures lined up, and none of my existing carrying solutions feel right. So I did something about it. Also this week, I take a peek at the new triple camera trend in smartphones. Maybe we don’t need a bag after all? Today, on the TDS Photography Podcast.

 "My 6 Favorite Digital Cameras of All Time" - TDS Photo Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:44

In the early days of digital photography, the medium seemed almost too good to be true. You didn’t have to buy film, there was no processing lab, and you could shoot as long as your batteries lasted. And the cameras along the way have been equally remarkable. And over the last 20 years, 6 in particular stand out for me. I’ll tell you which ones, and why, on today’s TDS Photography Podcast.


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