Each week, Frederick Van Johnson sits down with influential photography insiders for a frank discussion about their careers, art, business and more. You'll also hear valuable tips on how to improve your photography, get better at post-processing, and much more!
Creative Alchemy with Blackmagic Design
In this episode, I'm joined by Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia. We discuss some of the company's most recent product announcements and the Blackmagic product line. We dive into how everyday content creators can get Hollywood-style results with very little investment.
About Bob Caniglia:
Bob Caniglia began working in the film and television industry in 1985 as a part-time camera operator and editor on industrial videos. Bob finished school at night while working full-time as a commercial producer/director at a local CBS affiliate.
Eventually, Bob found himself in L.A. as an editor for The Disney Channel and 525 Post Production, later working on music videos for Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson. Bob also helped Gore Verbinski with his director demo reel, telling him that he would be a feature film director someday.
Leveraging his real-world industry experience, Bob made the transition to working with a variety of production and post-production manufacturers, including Panasonic, Quantel, Snell, DaVinci Systems, and Blackmagic Design, where he currently holds the position of Director of Sales Operations.
Ever the creative type, Bob is a professional comedian performing around the world under the stage name Bobby Zee. He also has a love for karaoke that just won't quit.
How Evan Tanaka launched a commercial photo studio, during a pandemic!
Evan Tanaka is a photographer and videographer based in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in working with small and seasoned brands and helps bring their message to life.
During the pandemic, Evan pivoted and created Naka Studios, an amazing and fast-growing commercial photography studio based in Los Angeles, California.
Website: http://www.nakastudios.comInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/evan_nakaProfessional Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nakastudiosincTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@evan_nakaYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC544wgZVGXORbuaZskjc6PQ
LED Lighting vs Strobe? Making the right choice!
In this episode, Joe Edelman and Udi Tirosh join the podcast to discuss LED lighting and strobe. What are the different qualities of LED lighting, and why should you care? And what about strobe? Every "real" photographer understands flash, right? We discuss all of this and more in this illuminating discussion.
About Joe Edelman:
Joe is an award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer and photo educator. His career has spanned five decades, from his start as an award-winning newspaper photojournalist to his work today photographing a diverse selection of people and serving as a photo educator who motivates and educates new and experienced photographers all over the world. He takes great pride in sharing his experience as the host of the weekly TOGCHAT Photography Podcast and via his popular YouTube Channel: Photo Joe Edelman which has over 174,000 subscribers.
About Udi Tirosh and SpiffyGear
Spiffy Gear is an innovative lighting company based in Israel, specializing in creating newly designed LED lighting products for photographers, filmmakers, and vloggers.
Founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Udi Tirosh, Spiffy Gear creates versatile and innovative lighting tools for content creators and the video industry.
Find Joe at: http://www.joeedelman.com Find Udi at: http://www.spiffygear.com
The Digital Storyteller, with Amy DeLouise!
In this week's episode, I have a fantastic conversation with the amazing Digital Storyteller and Content Strategist Amy DeLouise! We discuss creativity, filmmaking, and what it takes to be a multi-platform content creative.
Amy DeLouise is a leader in the field of short-form digital storytelling for live and virtual events and has garnered more than 40 creative excellence awards including Tellys, Peer, New York Festivals, Aurora, and CINE Golden Eagle. She is one of the leading voices keynoting at industry conferences such as IBC Amsterdam, NAB Shanghai, IABM London, and NAB SHOW Las Vegas. She founded #GalsNGear, focused on building community and gender equity in the screen media field. Amy is a popular LinkedIn Learning author with titles in media production and business.
Her book The Producer's Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press/Routledge) is being used in dozens of film and communications programs worldwide. Her new Focal Press book with co-author Cheryl Ottenritter is Nonfiction Sound & Story for Film and Video: A Practical Guide for Filmmakers. Her weekly blog can be found at amydelouise.com.
Web: amydelouise.comWeb: galsngear.tvIG: @adbrandbuzz @galsngearTwitter: @brandbuzz
Amy DeLouise in action!
Street Photography, in New York City
In this episode, I speak with veteran street photographer Gerard Exupery. Gerard has been photographing the story of New York City for several decades and has a very unique perspective on "The Big Apple". We discuss the art of photographing strangers in a city like NYC and how he does it, safely.
Gerard Exupery has been a New York City Street Photographer for 40 years. He fell in love with photography when his father helped him take his first picture with a Rolleiflex at age eight. From then until now, it is the only thing Exupery has ever wanted to do Growing up, he worked for his local and high school newspapers doing sports photography. In 1973 a friend’s mother showed him a copy of the catalog from the Diane Arbus exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, and it changed his life. Exupery attended the School of Visual Arts and studied with Lisette Model at The New School.
SUBWAY New York City 1975-1985
This was his first book produced in 2019. In the introduction, New York photographer Mark McQueen said of Exupery: “Gerard Exupery is one of those people who always has something to say. He has an uncanny talent for prying poetry out of the banalest of topics, inspiring you to look at them anew. This talent is even more evident in the visual realm. He has always managed to distill the chaos of life in New York down to concise, sometimes profound, but always original reflections on the human condition.”
Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Images and Stories of New York Women 1975-2020
On January 26th, 2021, Exupery launched an Indiegogo Campaign for his new book, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Images and Stories of New York Women 1975-2020.”
Support the Indiegogo campaign here: https://igg.me/at/gerardexupery
The Mindful Photographer, with Kenna Klosterman
In this interview, CreativeLive's multi-talented Kenna Klosterman and I discuss photography education, finding your niche, and her intriguing "mindful adventures" trips. We also chat about gear acquisition syndrome, also known as GAS, and how to combat it.
Kenna Klosterman is a travel photographer, global tour & retreat leader, podcaster, international MC, educator, and culture explorer. You also may know her as the Host of CreativeLive, the world's leading education platform for creatives and creative entrepreneurs.
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Hear stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers and industry game-changers on her weekly CreativeLive podcast We Are Photographers.
Kenna also leads boutique photography tours and mindfulness retreats to countries including Cuba, Kenya, Tanzania, Bhutan, Nepal, Bali, Morocco, and Costa Rica. She's proud to give back by volunteering as a Tour Leader & Photo Educator for The Giving Lens.
Web: kennakphoto.comPodcast: creativelive.com/podcastIG @kennaklostermanTW @kennakphotoFB https://www.facebook.com/kennakphoto