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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!

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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!

    Becoming a Photographer + Director in Los Angeles, with Claire Lejeune

    Becoming a Photographer + Director in Los Angeles, with Claire Lejeune

    In this interview photographer and director Claire Lejeune discusses her career path to becoming a sought-after creative in one of the most competitive and challenging towns in the world — Los Angeles, California. We discuss some tips newer photographers can employ to follow in her footsteps. Along with a nice helping of photography talk, we also explore the world of directing!







    About Claire:







    Claire Lejeune







    Claire has been a pro photographer + director for over 6 years now and is based out of Los Angeles California. She specializes in photography, product content development, and social media marketing + strategy. She aims to push the limits of branded content and give brands a modern and updated look while striving for genuine connection through photo and video production.







    “There is power in holding a camera and how the world changes once you acquire that power.” — Claire Lejeune







    Some of Claire’s passions include traveling (17 countries and counting) and music (too many festivals and concerts to count). Claire is a passionate and strong-minded woman, eager to change the world with her thought-provoking photography and love of art and humans.







    Her friends call her “baguette” as she originates from Paris France and has created a brand around her funny Instagram username.







    http://www.ladybaguette.com/portraitshttps://www.instagram.com/ladybaguette























    This Week in Photo is made possible by our amazing partners! 







    MPB.com: The world’s largest online platform for buying and selling used photo and video kit.http://thisweekinphoto.com/mpb







    Zenfolio: Discover a professional photography website solution to Show, Share & Sell your images and grow your business. Try Zenfolio for $1 for 1 month. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/zenfolio1

    • 32 min
    iPhone 13 Pro Max: Ready for pro work? With Jefferson Graham

    iPhone 13 Pro Max: Ready for pro work? With Jefferson Graham

    Apple has revealed the next flagship iPhone — the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Some of the most stand-out flagship features of this new superphone are its new lower-light capable cameras, a new Bionic processor, cinematic mode, increased storage capacity, and more.







    But is this new camera, and the mobile industry at large, ready to challenge a territory traditionally held by professional-level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras? Are we on the verge of moving from a "mobile-first" modality, into a mobile-only world?







    Intrepid technology reporter Jefferson Graham joins the show to discuss his perspective on this new camera release and the mobile industry as it applies to pro-level video and photography work.















    About Jefferson Graham







    Jefferson Graham is the host of the travel photography series "Photowalks with Jefferson Graham," which streams for free on Tubi.







    He's a former USA TODAY tech columnist, host, and podcaster, where he fronted the "Talking Tech" series over 2,000 episodes until 2021. He's also a photographer, video maker, and long-time jazz guitarist.







    Graham is a working portrait photographer in the Manhattan Beach, California area and the author of nine books, including the recent Video Nation, a DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video, as well as tomes on the infomercial king Ron Popeil, the TV legend Aaron Spelling and history of Sin City, Vegas: Live and In Person.







    He has written and/or photographed for a host of publications, including Rolling Stone, People, Us Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Easy Reader, Esquire, and TV Guide.







    Jeff's photography can be seen on his http://www.jeffersongraham.net website. His guitar channel, featuring classics from the Great American Songbook, is on YouTube. 







    Photowalks: http://www.photowalkstv.com Website: http://www.jeffersongraham.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffersongraham Instagram: https://instagram.com/jeffersongraham YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/PhotowalksTV























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    Sight, Sound, and Taste in Photography, with Calvin Hu

    Sight, Sound, and Taste in Photography, with Calvin Hu

    In this episode, I explore a different perspective of photography with a culinary photographer who's also pursuing a graduate degree in music! What happens when these two artistic disciplines collide?







    About Calvin







    Growing up on Golden Curry and California rolls, San Francisco native Calvin Hu first got into photography as a way to document the home-cooked meals his mom would make growing up. After moving to Los Angeles and then to New York to pursue a graduate degree in music, Calvin began exploring different urban areas, capturing delicious moments and sidewalk snapshots on the weekends away from the piano.







    For Calvin, “similarly to music, when it comes to photography, consistency is key. And, if it’s something that you love it’ll always find its way back to you in some way, shape, or form.” For a feed that’s good enough to eat, follow @thecalvinhu on Instagram.







    Adobe Rising Stars







    Calvin is one of Adobe's 2021 Rising Stars of Photography. The annual Rising Stars program highlights up-and-coming photographers, each of whom will have the opportunity to take over Lightroom's Instagram page.















    This Week in Photo is made possible by our amazing partners! 







    MPB.com: The world’s largest online platform for buying and selling used photo and video kit.http://thisweekinphoto.com/mpb







    Zenfolio: Discover a professional photography website solution to Show, Share & Sell your images and grow your business. Try Zenfolio for $1 for 1 month. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/zenfolio1

    • 28 min
    Trey Ratcliff is CRUSHING IT with CRYPTO!

    Trey Ratcliff is CRUSHING IT with CRYPTO!

    In this episode, I chat with an old friend Trey Ratcliff. Trey is arguably responsible for popularizing the technique of using HDR to create hyper-realistic images. He's now turning his attention to a brand new acronym… NFT! In this interview, we talk about how he was able to generate nearly $750k in 10-days by selling NFT versions of his HDR photography.







    Website: http://www.stuckincustoms.comNFT Collection: https://opensea.io/collection/beautiful-cities-trey-ratcliff







    Trey Ratcliff























    This Week in Photo is made possible by our amazing partners! 







    MPB.com: The world’s largest online platform for buying and selling used photo and video kit.http://thisweekinphoto.com/mpb







    Zenfolio: Discover a professional photography website solution to Show, Share & Sell your images and grow your business. Try Zenfolio for $1 for 1 month. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/zenfolio1

    • 26 min
    The Delicious Side of Photography, with Erin Ng

    The Delicious Side of Photography, with Erin Ng

    In this interview I speak with the amazing Erin Ng about the delicious art of photographing food.







    Erin Ng is a commercial + editorial photographer based in San Francisco specializing in food and lifestyle photography. Her passion for delicious things and the people and stories behind them has allowed her to work with clients that range from national CPG companies and food publications to food tech start-ups and independent restaurants and food businesses. She was featured as a 2020 Adobe Rising Star Photographer.







    Erin Ng























    This Week in Photo is made possible by our amazing partners! 







    MPB.com: The world’s largest online platform for buying and selling used photo and video kit.http://thisweekinphoto.com/mpb







    Zenfolio: Discover a professional photography website solution to Show, Share & Sell your images and grow your business. Try Zenfolio for $1 for 1 month. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/zenfolio1

    • 33 min
    Breaking and Making Rules, with Steve Richard

    Breaking and Making Rules, with Steve Richard

    In this interview, photographer and cinematographer Steve Richard joins the podcast to discuss his approach to creating his fantastical images. He discusses how he plays by the rules of his own "personal dogma", and his meticulous attention to detail and the art form of photography.







    https://www.steverichard.com







    About Steve Richard:







    Steve Richard







    Steve Richard has been plying his trade in the mysterious photographic arts for well over a quarter of a century. Steve is both a stills photographer and a cinematographer, thus bringing an unerring sense of style and composition to all of his work. Steve’s visuals capture the imagination, challenge preconceptions, and merge a classical ethos with urban grit and 21st Century techno-savvy.







    Born and raised in a small town in Eastern Canada, Steve took his first photograph at the age of 12, over 40 years ago. Much of the early years were spent developing his craft while working in the various commercial facets of the photography trade. During this time he developed a significant love-hate relationship with photography, and actually gave up shooting a number of times.







    During these downtimes, he has worked as a full-time musician touring across Canada, a recording studio engineer, a fiber-optic network designer, a teacher at Dalhousie University, a cinematographer, and has developed the necessary skills to produce a fine bowl of Tom Ka Guy soup. His passion for photography developed into a full obsession about 20 years ago when he decided to only shoot the subjects that would interpret his view of the world. For the most part, this meant a combination of beauty mixed with a bit of darkness.







    Although fully digital Steve still creates his work as if he was shooting film and does everything “in camera” with little or no post-production. His approach to creating art is more from the perspective of a sculptor than a photographer, spending hours making small changes in light and body line until the final image is perfect. Steve spends most of his time shooting dance, bodies in motion, and teaching the art of light, language and line.























    This Week in Photo is made possible by our amazing partners! 







    MPB.com: The world’s largest online platform for buying and selling used photo and video kit.http://thisweekinphoto.com/mpb







    Zenfolio: Discover a professional photography website solution to Show, Share & Sell your images and grow your business. Try Zenfolio for $1 for 1 month. http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/zenfolio1

    • 52 min

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