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Inside the Lens is a photography podcast that brings out the inner geek in all of us. Diving deep into the physics of light, the psychology of human perception, and the technology used in image-making, Inside the Lens mixes science with art in an engaging way.

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Inside the Lens is a photography podcast that brings out the inner geek in all of us. Diving deep into the physics of light, the psychology of human perception, and the technology used in image-making, Inside the Lens mixes science with art in an engaging way.

    Inside the Lens – Rick Sammon and Photo Therapy

    Inside the Lens – Rick Sammon and Photo Therapy

    On this episode of Inside the Lens, we get inside the mind of Rick Sammon and how he transitioned from corporate life to becoming the photographer we know today. There is a lot of wisdom to share here, and I can personally echo everything that Rick is saying.
    This is a fantastic discussion, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg for what Rick discusses in his amazing new book: Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom: Discovering the Power of Pictures
    Rick and I have a fun, meandering chat about all things photography, business, passion, how to be successful with many great anecdotes… and many more in the book!

    • 41 min
    Inside the Lens Episode 7: The TriggerTrap Saga

    Inside the Lens Episode 7: The TriggerTrap Saga

    TriggerTrap Saga – ITL 07
    Engineering photographic equipment isn’t easy, especially in mass quantities. This discussion with Haje Jan Kamps of TriggerTrap details the entire saga from inception to the end of a company that had many successes and failures along the way. We chat about everything that made the company successful, how photographic engineering challenges are faced, and a behind the scenes look at what happens when those challenges cannot be overcome. It’s a great candid discussion that I’m all listeners will find insightful.
    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    TriggerTrap Website
    Going out of Business FAQ – TriggerTrap
    TriggerTrap Flickr Group
    (failed) TriggerTrap Ada Modular Camera Trigger Kickstarter

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest
    Haje Jan Kamps: TriggerTrap Website, Twitter, E-Mail

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Inside the Lens Episode 6: Printing with Martin Bailey

    Inside the Lens Episode 6: Printing with Martin Bailey

    Printing with Martin Bailey – ITL 06
    Printing is a perceptual art based on solid science. Many photographers choose to let someone else print their work, but what are they missing out on, both in terms of challenge and reward? Martin Bailey helps navigate the environment that fine art printers find themselves in today, from calibration and paper choices to equipment failure and the newest technology.
    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    Colorburst Overdrive (RIP – Raster Image Processor)
    Canon Professional Fine Art Printers
    Breathing Color Metallic Canvas
    X-Rite ColorMunki Photo print and monitor calibrator

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest
    Martin Bailey: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 51 min
    Inside the Lens Episode 5: Gigapixel Macro

    Inside the Lens Episode 5: Gigapixel Macro

    Gigapixel Macro – ITL 05
    Shooting macro images can be difficult, but no one pushes deeper into the technical challenges than Gene Cooper at GIGAmacro. We chat about the limits of resolution, how to use microscope optics, and the reasons why creating gigapixel macro photographs is such a challenge – with all the geek chatter that goes along with it.
    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    GIGAmacro primer on how their images are made
    photomacrography.net forums
    Diffraction Limiting primer from Cambridge in Colour
    Terabite – world’s first terapixel macro photograph
    Beetle parts in Similac formula from recall
    Zerene Stacker software

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest
    Gene Cooper: Website, E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Google+

    • 54 min
    Inside the Lens Episode 4: Infrared and Beyond

    Inside the Lens Episode 4: Infrared and Beyond

    Infrared and Beyond – ITL 04
    A engaging and geeky talk about the science behind infrared photography, and much more! Cameras are designed to mimic human vision and limit themselves to only the spectrum that we can see with our own eyes. Creative photographers can step beyond the limitations and modify their cameras to explore the magical world of infrared, ultraviolet, and full spectrum photography. This conversation with Dan Llewellyn is a mind-feast for those photographers that love to understand light. I don’t think I could have had a better guest on the podcast to have this discussion with!
    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    Maxmax.com – Dan Llewellyn’s commercial site for extra-spectrum gear
    Video: How the Sun Sees You

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest
    Dan Llewellyn: Website, E-mail

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Inside the Lens Episode 3: Colour Science with Ray Maxwell

    Inside the Lens Episode 3: Colour Science with Ray Maxwell

    Colour Science with Ray Maxwell – ITL 03
    Colour science is difficult to wrap into an understandable conversation, and there isn’t anyone better to help us get a handle on the peculiar nature of human vision than Ray Maxwell. This conversation winds around a number of topics, from how camera sensors are designed, how printers work, and how our eyes perceive the world around us. As photographers, a greater understanding of colour science can spark creative ideas and help us overcome technical problems… but it’s also fun to simply geek out over it!
    Note: There was some audio issues with the recording near the beginning of the conversation and a few sentences needed to be cut or reconstructed. Sorry about that!
    Links Mentioned in This Episode

    Wikipedia: CMYK Color Model
    Wikipedia: Chroma subsampling
    Foveon Image Sensor Technology
    Bill Atkinson Nature Photography

    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests

    Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest

    • 38 min

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