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Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss photography and the Apple ecosystem. We cover using an iPhone or any other camera with Apple hardware and software, and we welcome photographers to discuss their work.

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Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss photography and the Apple ecosystem. We cover using an iPhone or any other camera with Apple hardware and software, and we welcome photographers to discuss their work.

    The iPhone 12 Pro Cameras

    The iPhone 12 Pro Cameras

    As with every new iPhone release, Apple touts the camera capabilities more than any of the other features. Jeff upgraded to the iPhone 12 Pro right away, while Kirk is happy with his iPhone 11. In this episode, they talk about the choices around iPhones as cameras, and why Jeff ultimately didn’t go for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which features better camera capabilities.


    Hosts:



    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
    Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
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    iPhone 12 Pro

    Austin Mann Reviews the iPhone 12 Pro

    Austin Mann Reviews the iPhone 12 Pro Max

    Review: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro , two gems, one jewel, TechCrunch

    Review: The iPhone 12 Pro Max is worth its handling fee, TechCrunch

    Compare iPhones, Apple

    Apple’s Photos App and Lens Correction

    Halide devs on iPhone 12 Pro Max results

    Photographer captures the highest resolution snowflake photos in the world

    Modernist Bread

    Modernist Cuisine Gallery



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Viltrox 56mm F1.4 Autofocus Portrait Lens
    Kirk: Modernist Bread


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    • 36 min
    Street Photography with Valérie Jardin

    Street Photography with Valérie Jardin

    Street photography looks easy: grab a camera, find some people, make some photos. Doing it well is another thing altogether. Photographer, educator, and author Valérie Jardin joins us to talk about the art of street photography, and how to develop the skills for creating great images with the help of her new book, Street Photography Assignments.


    Guest:



    [Valérie Jardin](www.valeriejardin.com), Instagram, Twitter

    Valérie’s book, Street Photography Assignments — use the code JARDIN35 for a 35% discount at Rocky Nook.

    Hit the Streets Podcast



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    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
    Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram


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    Joshua Coombes #DoSomethingForNothing project

    Vivian Maier

    Portfolio: Street Dogs

    Portfolio: Readers



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: The Way I See It documentary
    Kirk: Des Oiseaux - Pentti Sammallahti


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    • 37 min
    Professional Retouching with Lisa Carney

    Professional Retouching with Lisa Carney

    In Episode 78, we talked about everyday photo retouching, such as removing dust spots and objects from your images. Now, we’re shifting to the big leagues, talking to professional retoucher Lisa Carney about the art and business at this level. You may never look at a movie or TV ad the same way again.


    Guest:



    Lisa Carney, Instagram


    Hosts:



    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
    Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram


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    Episode 78: Everyday Photo Retouching

    Lisa Carney Portfolio

    Television/Streaming Examples



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: The Art of Drew Struzan
    Kirk: Pixelmator Pro; AppleScript support


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    • 38 min
    Everyday Photo Retouching

    Everyday Photo Retouching

    You may think of “retouching” as a high-end photo skill for professionals—and it is—but there are also many types of retouching that every photographer will run into. In this episode, Jeff covers many of the techniques he uses, from removing dust spots in clear skies to erasing unwanted objects from photos, as well as portrait retouching that’s accessible to anyone. This is an extra-long episode with lots of example images, so don’t forget you can view the photos in some podcast players (like Apple Podcasts or Overcast), and of course you can also view them at PhotoActive.co.


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    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
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    Adobe Lightroom

    Luminar 4

    Pixelmator Pro

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop Elements



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Share Apple Watch Photos Face
    Kirk: Ted Lasso


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    • 48 min
    Photo a Day Challenge

    Photo a Day Challenge

    Photo a Day Challenge

    We gave ourselves a simple challenge to create one photo every day for the month of August. It’s advice we give often: shoot often, shoot what’s nearby, use your photographer’s eye to find beauty in the everyday experience. Were we successful? And what unexpected challenges arose?


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    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
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    Jeff’s Photo a Day Shared Album

    Kirk’s Photo a Day Shared Album



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: SanDisk 16 GB Thumb Drive
    Kirk: Joel Meyerowitz: How I Make Photographs


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    • 41 min
    Shooting and Developing Film with Angus Haywood

    Shooting and Developing Film with Angus Haywood

    This week we talk to landscape film photographer Angus Haywood about building his own darkroom in a shed behind his house, seeing the world in a square aspect ratio, and the pace and people you experience when shooting film.


    Guest:



    Angus Haywood, Instagram, Facebook


    Hosts:



    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
    Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram


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    Bosham Gallery

    Episode 74: Michael Kenna and His New Book ‘Buddha’

    Piezography Inks



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Avalanche
    Kirk: - Kirk: Shooting in High ISO


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    • 42 min

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