Chris discusses his photo book manuscript and some of the decisions that went into it. Also find out what your personal experiences have to do with how you approach photography and how you could improve on that.
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.
It is now over a month after the big Nepal earthquake and I have just returned from two days in Kathmandu.
Let me get this straight right away: whatever you think the current situation in Nepal is, you are probably wrong. Nepal is not one big pile of rubble. Rather the opposite. The country is safe to visit. The hotels and guest houses are open, most of the hiking trails in the mountains are just fine and if you had plans to go to Nepal, there is no reason to cancel them.
Yes, you will see broken buildings and chances are that for months the people and visitors of Kathmandu will hear pneumatic hammers as they tear down badly cracked houses. But the numbers are way smaller than I had expected after seeing the destruction as presented on the news.
Here’s my message after I had a first-hand look myself: normality abounds.