Today’s episode tries to answer the question on how far you should stop down your bright prime lens and 10 years ago, Chris’ life went through a fundamental transformationl That’s when Apple introduced Podcasting on iTunes, opening up a massive opportunity for tens of thousands of people. Today Podcasting is seeing another surge and Chris has been doing it pretty much right from the start. (Hey, even the President of the United States does it)
Chris talks about his recent travels to northern India, Sikkim, West Bengal and Kathmandu, Nepal. After a bumpy start, his photography tour took him to wonderful places. He visited tea plantations to see tea pluckers at work, he got to experience the culture and people of this wonderful part of the world and he learned how a smile can open doors. Photographically speaking, but also actual ones. Also, one of Chris’ pictures will be displayed in the actual Louvre in Paris, France. Pauline calls in with a wonderful update on how her photo shoot went – and it’s a great message on how to grow as a photographer by stretching your comfort zone. Chris gives you a first listen to a podcast project and asks for your opinion.
Stuart has a question on compression. And he doesn’t mean JPG compression, but the visual compression that you get when using a telephoto lens. Is it really the focal length that does it? Or the angle of view? Or maybe the distance between the camera and the subject? Chris explores some of these thoughts. Special guest on today’s show is Allan Attridge who thanks to having two kids, has become an expert in children photography.
Let Chris take you to the rim of a live volcano as he interviews PHow hard is it to focus your camera at night? Or on a white sheet of paper? Find out how to find or create the required contrast to help your camera do it. Or switch to manual mode and use a few simple tricks that will help you achieve your goal. Chris also talks about how to organize your photos so you will be able to find them even years later.
As Monika prepares her next episode of Monis Motivklingel (her photography podcast in German) Chris talks to her about the topic of this episode: anger in photography. Marcus wonders how to price his photography and it’s a bit more involved than one might imagine. You’ll have to think about your cost of doing business, the photo gear you buy, the rent you pay, the time you spend, the training you might need, any markup that you might need to charge in order to be able to re-invest back into your photography. Last but not least, Sonny of Pocketlenses brings us some great tips for smart phone photography.