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.
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.
Warning: this episode might be a little bit morbid. Chris talks to his guest lawyer Mike Diamond about what happens to your digital photos when you die, especially if most of your photos live in the cloud. It’s harder than you think to retrieve digital assets from Yahoo, Facebook or others if they don’t belong to you and if the person who they belonged to is no longer alive. Chris will also discuss a recent episode of Radiolab that is about a set of pictures taken by a war photographer and the question who can see them and who decides if they can be published. Chris also asks for help.
Chris and Allan (of The Two Hosers’ fame) dissect the rule of thirds and its implications on your photography. What many of you might see as a bland and boring topic that could be discussed within five minutes turns into an engaging discussion of over half an hour. Plenty of new insights here.
Chris has a discussion with his guest C.J. Chilvers on why you shouldn’t trust someone like Chris telling you how to do your photography. Also a look behind the scenes of how to build a wall paper pack with 20 images at 12 different crops, making this a whopping 240 individual files and another great watch-this video tip, today a photoshoot with Benedict Cumberbatch. More here
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