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Photography podcast & blog discusses photography, digital photography, fine art photography as well as provide tips and techniques to improve your photography.

Photography.ca Marko Kulik

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Photography podcast & blog discusses photography, digital photography, fine art photography as well as provide tips and techniques to improve your photography.

    137 — 5 Photography Resolutions For the New year

    137 — 5 Photography Resolutions For the New year

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #137 finally returns to offer up 5 realistic photography resolutions that we can make for the upcoming year. Happy New year Everyone!!!

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    • 9 min
    136 — Lube up your Old Filters

    136 — Lube up your Old Filters

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #136 talks about creating dreamy images by placing Vaseline or petroleum jelly on an old UV filter attached to your lens. By doing this you are often able to create dreamy, impressionistic images. The procedure is simple; take an OLD UV filter (because removing the vaseline from the filter after use might damage its coating) and screw it onto a lens. Then place a wee bit of petroleum jelly (just a bit goes a long way) on your finger and apply it to the front of the UV filter. Take a few images and see what you get. Play with the level and position of the blur by removing some Vaseline or moving it around with your finger.

    It goes without saying that you need to do this carefully so as not to allow the Vaseline to touch your camera or lens. The Vaseline should only be on the front of the filter. When you're done shooting, remove the filter immediately and place it in a plastic bag. Then clean it (I just used regular dish soap) when you get home. If you have a few wet wipes along with a dry cloth (to thoroughly wipe your finger between moving the vaseline around and touching the shutter release button) and an extra plastic bag or two, you should have no problem doing this.

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    Here are some of the photographs I was able to make with this technique;

     



     

     

     



     

     

     



     

    Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:
    Exhibition and Film on Impressionism and Photography (Lorin's comment from podcast 135)
    Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgement of Pictures by Henry Rankin Poore

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    • 9 min
    135 — Photographers — Get Thee To a Museum

    135 — Photographers — Get Thee To a Museum

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #135 discusses how going to museums to study painters and paintings can improve your photography. After all, both painting and photography are 2D media trying to represent a 3D world. When photographers study the compositional and lighting techniques used by painting masters, their own photographs often improve.

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    When it comes to lighting portraits in photography, painters have been thinking about the lighting for their own subjects many hundreds of years before photography was invented. Photographers can learn so much about lighting by studying the great portrait painters.

     



     

     



     

    When it comes to photographing mountains and other landscapes, photographers often zoom right into them as their first instinct and of course that's a good thing to do for a shot or two, but then what? By studying the compositional techniques of landscape painters, we see that they often include lots of elements that compliment the main focal point in their images.

     



     

    Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:
    Outline of painting history
    Caravaggio
    Rembrandt
    A. Y. Jackson
    Group of Seven (artists)

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    • 15 min
    134 — Finding Your Unique Photography style — Interview with Bret Culp

    134 — Finding Your Unique Photography style — Interview with Bret Culp

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #134 features an interview with Toronto, Ontario fine art photographer Bret Culp. During the interview we talk about finding and developing your own photography or shooting style. Bret offers up some practical tips on how to make this process easier.

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    Bret shares his own Artist Statement on his Irish portfolio just to give listeners/readers an example on how developing an Artist Statement can focus :) you.

    Irish Portfolio Artist Statement

    “The mythic Irish landscape and its people have had a profound impact on one another. The Celts saw the land as a living source of wisdom, beauty and transformative spiritual power. Among the first to believe in the eternal nature of the human spirit they constructed monuments to death, rebirth and the cycles of the seasons and stars. Castles, fortresses and ruins are evidence of untold invasions and conflicts throughout a tumultuous history. These vestiges of the past continue to resonate through the countryside today. Beautifully poignant in the process of decay they tell their own story and possess their own mortality. Nothing that belongs to the earth is ever free from it. The sacred connection between the landscape of Ireland and its people has not disappeared over the centuries.” —Bret Culp

    Overall Body Of Work Statement

    “The transitory nature of existence binds everything in the material world. Careful observation reveals the beauty within each fleeting moment.” —Bret Culp

    Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:
    Bret Culp's Irish Portfolio
    Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

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    • 33 min
    133 — Essential Camera Features — Interview with Royce Howland

    133 — Essential Camera Features — Interview with Royce Howland

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #133 features an interview with Canadian fine art photographer Royce Howland. During the interview we discuss what camera features we think are essential. There are loads of extra bells and whistles on cameras these days and even though both Royce and I have kick-butt camera gear, we ignore the majority of the new features and focus on the essentials. We also discuss essential camera modes and touch on essential lenses.

    Of course feel free to let us know if you feel we missed something essential.

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    Royce wanted to mention something about this image because it relates to a cool feature of some new screens on cameras.

    "Something we're seeing more commonly, and the Pentax 645Z also has it, is a camera LCD that pops out with tilt or tilt-swivel movements so you can see it from different angles. I think this idea is great.....

    ...This sea holly bloom and bees were about 18 inches off the ground. I wanted a shooting angle of more or less straight across, rather than steeply downwards or whatever. That would have been very awkward (or even painful!) to shoot through the camera viewfinder, having to contort my neck, back, knees, etc. to work through the viewfinder for any length of time. Even using a normal, non-moving LCD would have been a bit of a challenge to see from above. Instead, I was able to put the camera on a stable tripod, sit on a short 3-legged stool, and pop out the LCD to a comfortable angle that I could see just by looking down. No neck or back strain even though I photographed from the low shooting angle for about an hour."

     



     

    Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:

    Royce Howland's Photography / workshops
    Tours-courses by Marko Kulik

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    • 44 min
    132 — Rust Photography — Interview with Bryan Davies

    132 — Rust Photography — Interview with Bryan Davies

    Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #132 features an interview with Canadian photographer Bryan Davies. During the interview we discuss Bryan's rust photography. We cover what inspired the series, how it was shot, how it was post-processed and Bryan's plans for the future.

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    Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:

    Bryan Davies Rust photography
    Bryan Davies's work on fineartamerica.com
    Facebook Rust art group
    Contraste Art Agency
    Photography.ca forum regular assignment - Frozen action images
    Photography.ca forum level 2 assignment - Sounds

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Hunted1000 ,

Fantastic Show

This is an amazing podcast. The host of the show is both knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. It has quickly become my favourite podcast on iTunes. I would also encourage anyone interested in photography to visit their website as you will find lots of useful information.

ewaizel ,

Very inspiring

I already had a general knowledge about photography. Nevertheless, Marko was great to help me refresh some areas. In other cases it was an excellent source to know about the new trends happening in digital photography (HDR for example). Its main contribution for me was in the area of inspiration. Marko himself with the help of many other great photographers that he was able to interview are able to open our minds. We can start experimenting again and having again that feeling of “wow!” while learning and discovering. Finally, the associated forum is a great place to meet other people, share images and receive feedback.
Thank you Marko for doing this after all these years

Moryl Prudencio ,

Incredible

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