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Photo Geek Weekly is a photography news podcast covering the latest in science and technology. Dive into the details with educated opinions on the cutting edge.

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 166 – Ukraine

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 166 – Ukraine

    Photo Geek Weekly is back! This is going to be a heavy episode, so prepare yourself for a discussion about the role of photography in a war setting, surrounding the war in Ukraine. It might not be an easy conversation to listen to, but it needs to happen.

    Story 1: List of journalists killed during the Russo-Ukrainian War
    Related: “If They Are Crushed, It Will Be Temporary”: What One War Photographer Has Learned From Documenting the Conflict in Ukraine

    Story 2: Ukrainian hackers created fake profiles of attractive women to trick Russian soldiers into sharing their location, report says. Days later, the base was blown up.

    Extra: Don Komarechka's Public Domain images in support of Ukraine - special thanks to Ian McKinnell for designing the 3D model of the trizub dough cutter.

    Story 3: The photos that have defined the war in Ukraine

    Story 4: Russia’s War in Ukraine Will Leave a Lasting Scar on the Photography Industry

    Picks of the Week:

    Don: Helicon Focus - great focus stacking software from a company based in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

    Steve: The West Wing and Beyond: What I saw Inside the Presidency - Book by Pete Souza


    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Steve Brazill: Podcast: Behind the Shot, Website, Twitter, Instagram, 500px, Facebook

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 165 – Built to Order

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 165 – Built to Order

    On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Martin Bailey and Don Komarechka jointly host a podcast! Published to both streams, we discuss the change in business strategy for Ricoh / Pentax, weird ways to use film cameras, another discussion of NFTs and why the connection to Facebook is even worse, and what you give away when you enter a photo contest. All this and more - thanks for listening!

    Story 1: Questioning the value of 'mass production and mass sales,' Ricoh is looking to take a more direct-to-consumer approach in Japan (via DPReview)

    Story 2: The DiGi Swap Lets Film Cameras Shoot Directly to an iPhone (via PetaPixel)

    Story 3: Meta is working on letting users create, sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram (via DPReview)

    Story 4: Share your best iPhone macro photos for a chance to be featured across Apple's social media and ad campaigns (via DPReview)
    Related: The Shot On iPhone Macro Challenge Official Rules PDF (via Apple)

    Picks of the Week:
    Don: Halide Mark II iOS App
    Martin: FotoMagico 6 slideshow software

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Martin Bailey: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 164 – R5 out to C

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 164 – R5 out to C

    On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, wow has there been some big announcements! The Canon EOS R5C and the Leica M11 are the big topics discussed with fellow photo geek Jordan Drake, as well as the improved Phantom S991 and "flare filters" from Moment and what that means for those looking for an anamorphic-style on the cheap... does it do the trick? Hint: It does not. All this and more - thanks for listening!

    Story 1: DPReview TV: What we know (and think) about the Canon EOS R5C (via DPReview)
    Related: Canon is shutting down its Zhuhai factory in south China, citing low compact camera demand and chip shortages (via DPReview)

    Story 2: DPReview TV: Leica M11 review (via DPReview)

    Story 3: The Phantom S991 Shoots 4K at 937 FPS, Uses New Fiber Delivery Tech (via PetaPixel)

    Story 4: Moment's new CineFlare Streak filters promise anamorphic-style flares without a specialized lens (via DPReview)

    Picks of the Week:

    Don: Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Expansion Chassis with 700W Power Supply

    Jordan: Sennheiser XS Lav Mobile lavalier lapel microphone for mobile devices.

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Jordan Drake: DPReview TV, Twitter, Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 163 – NFT Distrust

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 163 – NFT Distrust

    Photo Geek Weekly returns with the first episode recorded in Bulgaria! Don Komarechka is joined by Steve Brazill to discuss some of the newest stories in the photography space. Yes, we tackle NFTs and please send hatemail to don@komarechka.com. Other stories include the K|Lens and the very cool VR / depth map / 3D possibilities of such hardware, a new EF lens mount adapter from Benro that allows for the use of two simultaneous filters, liquid polymer lens technology and so much more. Thanks for tuning in, more Photo Geek Weekly to come!

    Story 1: Associated Press to launch NFT photography marketplace on January 31 (via DPReview)
    Related: TWiT: New World Disorder - The future of finance, Web3, NASA Webb Telescope, synthetic biology, CES 2022
    Related: Adam Ruins Everything - How the Fine Art Market is a Scam | truTV

    Story 2: Hands-on with the K-Lens, a light field lens that captures 3D data for post-capture refocusing (via DPReview)

    Story 3: Benro Unveils Aureole, the ‘First’ Detachable Multi-Filter Lens Adapter (via PetaPixel)

    Story 4: New optical fabrication method uses liquid polymer for faster & cheaper custom lenses (via DPReview)

    Picks of the Week:

    Don: Venus Optics Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO

    Steve: Synology DS1621+ - 6 Bay NAS with 6 x 14 TB WD Red+ Drives


    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Steve Brazill: Podcast: Behind the Shot, Website, Twitter, Instagram, 500px, Facebook

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 162 – VR Revolution

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 162 – VR Revolution

    Reminder / Last Call: copies of Macro Photography: The Universe at Our Feet will only be available for a limited time, likely 1-2 more weeks as this is published! Grab a copy while you still can, it would make a fantastic Christmas gift!



    On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Steve Brazill joins to discuss the new stereo fisheye lens from Canon, Nikon teases the Z9 in an unimpressive way, what a "box" version of the Lumix S1H brings to the table and paparazzi copyright. All these topics and more - thanks for listening!

    Story 1: Canon announces $1,999 5.2mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens for virtual reality applications (via DPReview)

    Story 2: Video: Nikon confirms its Z9 mirrorless camera will have a dual-pivoting display (via DPReview)

    Story 3: DPReview TV: Panasonic BS1H review - Is boxy better? (via DPReview)

    Story 4: Actress Says Paparazzi ‘Weaponize’ Copyright, Refuses to Pay for Photos (via PetaPixel)

    Picks of the Week
    Don: Apple iPhone 13 Pro
    Steve: ProGrade Digital. Use the coupon code bergmanrocks for 15% off!

    Also check out Steve's Wanderer's Photo Workshop!

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Steve Brazill: Podcast: Behind the Shot, Website, Twitter, Instagram, 500px, Facebook

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 161 – Beneath the Surface

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 161 – Beneath the Surface

    Reminder:
    Only a few weeks left to grab a hardcover edition of Macro Photography: The Universe at Our Feet!

    On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Shiv Verma joins Don to discuss the new products announced by Microsoft including the Surface Duo 2 and Surface Laptop Studio, GoPro Hero 10 Black overheating issues, a very expensive telescope with a very fancy camera, and another entry to the wall of shame: pet photographer caught compositing images from stock sources and claiming them to be original. All this and more, thanks as always for listening.

    Story 1: Getting flexible: Microsoft announces Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2

    Story 2: GoPro Admits Hero 10 5.3K Mode Overheats in 20min Under ‘Zero Airflow’

    Story 3: Vaonis announces $45,000 telescope camera with 61MP full-frame sensor, 1050mm optic

    Story 4: Pet Photographer Caught Passing Off Composites as Real Photos

    Picks of the Week:

    Don: 15 Inch Laptop Bag - VISCONTI Toscana Collection - Octo - Havana Tan

    Shiv: K&F Concept 100*100mm Natural Night Square Filter Light Pollution Filter for Night Photography Sky/Star Astrophotography

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Shiv Verma: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Canada’s Tony Northrup

One of my favourite photo podcasts bringing a new level of insight into some of the weeks photo stories and gear recommendations that occasionally live up to the podcasts name, specifically his macro recommendations.

Kit in Canada ,

Superb - and worthy of another "superb"

Excellent summary of the industries news, well controlled, topical and informative. One of the best shows out there.

Z,p ,

Interesting and Informative!

Don does a great job finding interesting guests for each episode. They take a look at some of the newest and upcoming trends in photography, all while remaining as unbiased as they can. All in all a great photo/tech podcast.

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