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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.

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

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 189 – Big Sensors & Cheap Lenses

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 189 – Big Sensors & Cheap Lenses

    On this episode, I welcoem new guest host Freddy Clark to the co-pilot seat to discuss a new medium format sensor from Sony, cheap third party lenses and why they matter, controversy over important images and poorly defined laws that can impact your photography. All this and more, thanks for listening!
    Story 1: Sony Develops New 247-Megapixel Medium Format Sensor (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: New Lens Company SG-Image Debuts Super-Fast 35mm f/0.95 APS-C Prime (via PetaPixel)
    Story 3: Pictures of the Year Sparks Controversy, Awards ‘Disgusting’ War Photo Top Prize (via PetaPixel)
    Story 4: Canadian Authority Demands Fee From Photographers to Shoot on Public Land (via PetaPixel)
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: StarLink
    Freddy: GoPro HERO12 Black and the Neewer LS-31 15x Macro Lens
    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Freddy Clark: Website, Threads, Instagram, Princeton Photo Workshop

    • 51 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 188 – Foam Corruption

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 188 – Foam Corruption

    Martin Bailey joins the show to discuss data protection, shooting in bad weather, social media, AI resurrections and more! Thanks as always for listening.
    Story 1: Can Foam Cases Really Corrupt Your Memory Cards? (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: Finding Beauty in Gloom: Creative Photography on Dull Days (via fstoppers)
    Story 3: TikTok is Working on a New Photo App That Could Rival Instagram (via PetaPixel)
    Story 4: Grieving Father Uses AI to Keep Dead Daughter ‘Alive’ in ‘Digital World’ (via PetaPixel)
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: PetaPixel Podcast
    Martin: LensWork Podcast + Magazine, etc.
    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 187 – Royal Mistake

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 187 – Royal Mistake

    Steve Brazill joins the conversation about image authenticity in the media (specially the recent royal incident), Nikon’s acquisition of RED, the faults in the Leica SL3 and an interesting bit of copyright law in the evolving landscape of photography. Thanks for listening!
    Bonus: Check out Steve’s workshop on live music photography this weekend via Princeton Photo Workshop!
    Story 1: Has Kate Middleton Just Ended All Remaining Trust in Photographs? (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: A Seismic Shift: The Ramifications of Nikon’s RED Acquisition (via PetaPixel)
    Story 3: Leica SL3 Initial Review: L-Mount’s Best High-Res Option… For Now (via PetaPixel)
    Related: Why Leica’s SL3 Doesn’t Support Content Authenticity (via PeyaPixel)
    Story 4: Photographer Wins Copyright Lawsuit After Website Used His Creative Commons Image (via PetaPixel)
    More details: PHILPOT v. INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW (2024) (via findlaw.com)
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: $20 Pure Silver Hexagon Coin with Crystal – Snowflake
    Steve: Motion VFX Plugins and and a shoutout to The Final Cut Bro – Dylan Bates – he has some great plugins too
    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 5 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 186 – Sora

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 186 – Sora

    Chris Marquardt joins the discussion on all things AI, the newest gear from CP+ 2024, advice for monetizing your photography, secret memory card slots and how CGI is continuing to change cinema – and much more! Thanks for listening.
    Story 1: OpenAI’s Sora Turns Short Text Prompts into Photo-Realistic Video (via PetaPixel)
    Related: OpenAI Has Us Asking: What Happened to Ethical Software Development? (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: Fujifilm X100VI initial review (via DPReview)
    Related: Sigma to ship ultra-fast 15mm F1.4 “Art” diagonal fisheye lens in March (via DPReview)
    Related: Sigma announces 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS super-telephoto for E- and L-mount (via DPReview)
    Related: The Full-Frame Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D is Laowa’s First AF Lens (via PetaPixel)
    Story 3: Practical Advice for Monetizing Your Photography (via fstoppers)
    Story 4: The Leica T internal memory storage is just a micro SD card and it can be easily upgraded (via leicarumors.com)
    Story 5: “NO CGI” is really just INVISIBLE CGI (3/4) (via The Movie Rabbit Hole [YouTube])
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: Polarized Film Pack of 2 20x30cm Self Adhesive Polarizing Filter for Educational Physics
    Chris: Why is this Space Telescope so Tiny? (YouTube video)
    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Chris Marquardt: Photo Sensei, Website, Podcast (Tips from the Top Floor), Flickr, Twitter, Facebook

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 185 – Bad Actors

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 185 – Bad Actors

    Preamble: Flickr Turns 20 Years Old Today (via PetaPixel)
    Story 1: Wedding Photographer Fined $30,000 For Using Images Taken By Other Photographers (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: Pro Baseball Photo Competition Announces Inaugral Winners (via PetaPixel)
    Related: Sports Illustrated Makes Mass Layoff of Editorial Staffers, Throwing Its Future Into Question (via Variety)
    Story 3: Deepfake ‘Face Swap’ Attacks Surged By 704% in 2023 (via PetaPixel)
    Story 4: This $35 Wannabe Fujifilm Camera Is Something Else (via fstoppers)
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: NITECORE NEW P30 1000 Lumen 676 Yard Long Throw Hunting Flashlight
    Allan: SmallRig RM120 Compact RGB LED Light with Long Battery Life
    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Allan Attridge: Website, Two Hosers Podcast, E-Mail, Facebook

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 184 – Stepping Backwards into Global Shutters

    Photo Geek Weekly Episode 184 – Stepping Backwards into Global Shutters

    On this episode, Jordan Drake joins the conversation to discuss the latest developments in the cinema space, the first new camera from OM System, a weird “camera” accessory that shouldn’t exist and some fun banter / catching up. Thanks for listening!
    Preamble: Nikon Releases the First Major Firmware Update for the Z8 (via PetaPixel)
    Story 1: RED’s New Global Shutter Camera Promises Unbelievable Dynamic Range (via PetaPixel)
    Story 2: OM System OM-1 II Review: Could This Have Been a Firmware Update? (via PetaPixel)
    Story 3: New Zeiss Nano Prime T1.5 Full-Frame Cine Lenses Range from 18 to 100mm (via PetaPixel)
    Story 4: Super Nintendo Tripod Mount Makes the Game Boy Camera Even Cooler (via PetaPixel)
    Picks of the Week:
    Don: Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite
    Jordan: Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest
    Jordan Drake: PetaPixel YouTube, Threads, Instagram, PetaPixel Podcast

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

trevorm1991 ,

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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