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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.

    Real Estate Photography with Rich Baum

    Real Estate Photography with Rich Baum

    Rich Baum joins us this week to talk about real estate and interior photography, a type of shooting that relies as much on discipline and adherence to rules as it does on creative problem solving. If you’re looking to expand your photographic skills or push into the field as a career, good news: you can get started pretty easily by shooting the rooms you’re already in!


    Guest:


    Rich Baum Photography
    Instagram
    YouTube Channel


    Hosts:



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


    Show Notes:


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    Luxury Home Magazine

    Rich’s YouTube Channel

    Shooting Spaces Podcast

    Romantic Puget Sound Water View Getaway, the AirBnB that Jeff photographed

    Really Bad MLS Photos (Private Facebook group)

    Clarification of Expectations, YouTube Video

    Architectural Digest



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
    Kirk: Michael Kenna: Buddha


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    • 38 min
    Night Skies with Glenn Randall

    Night Skies with Glenn Randall

    Comet Neowise is streaking across the sky as we publish this latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast. How can you capture it, or any views of the night sky, in photos? We’re happy to welcome Glenn Randall, author of the book Dusk to Dawn, to talk all about photographing the night sky, from lens choices to composition to post-processing.


    Guest:


    Facebook page
    Glenn Randall Photography


    Hosts:



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


    Show Notes:


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    Dusk to Dawn, a Guide to Landscape Photography at Night, by Glenn Randall

    PhotoPills

    Photographer’s Ephemeris

    SunSurveyor

    Bahtinov Mask

    Roger Clark



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: PhotoStatistica app
    Kirk: Fujinon XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS


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    • 44 min
    The Exposure Square

    The Exposure Square

    You may be familiar with the Exposure Triangle for determining exposure in photos, which is made up of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. In this episode, Kirk explains that it's actually an Exposure Square we need to consider. We also discover the limits of Jeff's knowledge of film photography terms, since his photographic experience is almost entirely digital.


    Hosts:



    Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
    Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
    Subscribe to the PhotoActive Instagram account


    Show Notes:


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    Episode #8: Gordon Laing on Taking Great Photos In Camera

    ISO (Wikipedia)

    Aperture (Wikipedia)

    Weegee (Wikipedia)

    Why Your Camera Makes Airplane Propellers Look So Weird, Resource Magazine

    Episode #70: One-Light Portraits with Sandra Coan

    Video call quality: webcam vs iPhone vs DSLR, by Jeff Carlson

    How to look your best on a video call, by Jeff Carlson



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Dazzne Video LED Lights
    Kirk: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous


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    • 36 min
    One-Light Portraits with Sandra Coan

    One-Light Portraits with Sandra Coan

    Portrait photography can seem awfully daunting if you’ve never done it. How many lights do you use? Which modifiers are the best? Do you need a studio? How much money should you spend to get started? Oh, and how do you relate to the person in front of your camera? We talk with pro portrait photographer Sandra Coan about shooting with just one light and one modifier—using film!—and her book Crafting the Natural Light Look.


    Guest:



    Sandra Coan
    Sandra's Instagram


    Hosts:



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


    Show Notes:


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    Crafting the Natural Light Look, by Sandra Coan

    Episode 39: Tripods with Mason Marsh

    Episode 35: Martin Parr Shot My Portrait



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Moment ND Filters
    Kirk: Fujifilm 35mm f/2 Lens


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    • 36 min
    What to Print, with Rick LePage

    What to Print, with Rick LePage

    The last time we talked with Rick LePage, he gave us the basics of printing your own photos. We’re pleased to welcome him again as a guest to go deeper into the topic, starting with the question: How do you choose what to print? It sounds like an easy query, but we discuss not just what you put on your walls (and which walls), but also how printing helps define you as an artist.


    Guest:



    Rick LePage
    Rick's Instagram
    Complete Digital Photography


    Hosts:



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


    Show Notes:


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    Do. The. Work., RickLePage.com

    Episode 23: Printing Photos with Rick LePage

    West Series 1, RickLePage.com

    Episode 2: Managing Photo Libraries

    Episode 68: Revisiting Geotagging with HoudahGeo 6.0

    Bay Photo

    5x7 Glossy and Lustre paper from Red River Paper



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Use your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with Zoom 5 without capture card
    Kirk: Minor White, Manifestations of the Spirit, by Paul Martineau


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    • 39 min
    Revisiting Geotagging with HoudahGeo 6.0

    Revisiting Geotagging with HoudahGeo 6.0

    With photographers finding themselves with unexpected time on their hands at home, it's a great time to update the location data in the photos in your library. Pierre Bernard joins us again to talk about the new features in his Mac app HoudahGeo 6.0, indulging our lazy photographic habits, and...how HoudahGeo supports scuba divers?


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    Guest:



    Pierre Bernard


    Hosts:



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


    Show Notes:


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    HoudahGeo 6.0

    Episode 40: Location Exploration with HoudahGeo

    This is What the Crowd of Photographers Looks Like During ‘Firefall’ in Yosemite, PetaPixel

    Crisis in our national parks: how tourists are loving nature to death, The Guardian



    Our Snapshots:



    Jeff: Shoot with a Pro, YouTube

    Kirk: The Zen of Creativity



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    • 38 min

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