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Latitude Photography Podcast is for photographers who pursue travel and outdoor photography with a passion. Whether we’re talking about dream destinations, something in our back yard, post-processing or just trying to make sense of it all, we’re all on a journey to create more images and to do so with purpose.

Latitude Photography Podcas‪t‬ Brent Bergherm

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Latitude Photography Podcast is for photographers who pursue travel and outdoor photography with a passion. Whether we’re talking about dream destinations, something in our back yard, post-processing or just trying to make sense of it all, we’re all on a journey to create more images and to do so with purpose.

    The Why and How of Making Fine Art Prints with Joshua Holko

    The Why and How of Making Fine Art Prints with Joshua Holko

    To me, a quality print is the ultimate manifestation of a fine photograph and I just love this conversation with a fellow printing enthusiast. This is Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 106 for February 28, 2021
    Useful links:
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
    Palouse Shoot-n-Print Photography and Printing Workshop
    Get on the list for updates on Latitude Photography School 
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo 
    Thank you for your support!
    Links mentioned in the episode.
    Previous episodes with Joshua Holko: https://latitudephotographypodcast.com/episode/103/
    https://latitudephotographypodcast.com/episode/97/
    Moab Masters: https://www.moabpaper.com/moab-masters
    Joshua’s Site: https://jholko.com
    My YouTube Photo Printing Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHmjR0YFpZrjOmj7AKuS5e8SrkfHuLWez
    Reliving Mark website: https://relivingmark.com
    PRINTING Why you print What you look for in a photograph that will make it a special print, is there anything that translates better to paper than screen? You’re a Moab Master. Tell me about that. You say that you prefer Somerset Museum Rag paper by Moab. That you “would not exhibit your work on any other paper.” why is that? What is it about this paper that makes it so special?  Your print process, I do three levels of inspection/sharpening. Capture sharpening, creative edits which include creative sharpening sharpening and output sharpening. Does this resonate with your process? Do you do things differently? 5b. Color calibration.
    Looks like you use Epson printers. We’ll talk about that briefly. Anything else you’d like to add. Announcements (appears before the printing conversation in the episode)
    I certainly hope all is well with you, things have really been humming along here at the farm. We had some excellent snow a couple weeks ago and now it seems Spring is well on its way.
    Things happening in the fb group recently:
    Closed the Winter Wonderland submission timeframe and opened another, Under the Sun. Be sure to apply the topic to your original post so I can see it when it’s time to do the review. We’ll actually plan to do this next one live and that will be scheduled a bit later. We’ll shoot for later in March. 
    For Under the Sun, try and incorporate something with the sun in your shot. Feel free to dig through your archive of images, or make a new image. It doesn’t matter to me. I’ll try once again to bring someone on with me to do the review and this will generally be a rather light hearted review. We won’t dive too deeply nor will we get to critical. But it’s still a great opportunity to learn some points on the insights we share about the photos.
    The session I recorded with Tom Wagner is posted to YouTube but I had a weird echo with Tom’s audio. That was not his fault at all. I heard him just fine and I know his side of things was operating as it should. The echo was my issue and I’m getting that figured out before I do the next session. I may delete that video because, while it’s great to have those photos discussed, I just can’t see it really working well since it’s so hard to sit through. So, my apologies to you and Tom and we’ll get it fixed the next time around.
    Other things in the group, Mike Regas asked about online learning, he mentioned Phlearn Pro and Kelby One. If you have anything to chime in on that I’m sure he’d love to hear from you :) 
    And Aaron Martinez, he was on just a few episodes ago talking about the Pentax K3 mkii, which has been delayed indefinitely, well, he posted a pic from up here in the PNW. Nice to see these types of images coming in :)
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    NYC Subway 1975–1985 with Gerard Exupery

    NYC Subway 1975–1985 with Gerard Exupery

    Photographing people can be such an amazing experience, and can deliver wonderful pictures too. Today I’m talking with a photographer that has dedicated his photographic life to doing just this. You’re listening to Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 105 for February 7, 2021
    Useful links:
    Enroll in my Master Photo Printing course.
    https://brentbergherm.com/training-center/course-info/master-photo-printing/
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
     
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo
    Thank you for your support!
    Gerard’s indiegogo campaign “Women Hold Up Half The Sky” https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/women-hold-up-half-the-sky--3#/
    Gerard’s Website: https://www.gerardexupery.com
    Taking down Fences on the farm: https://youtu.be/2sDlx50Uhp0
    Introduction
    I am your host, Brent Bergherm. Welcome to Latitude Photography podcast, the place where travel-outdoor photographers come to learn, grow, create and be inspired. Thank you so much for being here.
    I visited a local print shop…
    One last week for our Topics Winter Wonderland and Within Arm’s Reach
    Get your Lightroom Questions in.
    One last call to purchase the online printing course before I release LPS. you’ll get access to one year of LPS if you purchase the course by end of business day, Pacific Time on Monday February 15, 2021. I’ll be temporarily disabling the shopping cart as I make some changes and upgrades on the site. After this date this offer is over. For those that have purchased it in the past, this applies to you too so don’t worry, you’re covered.
    Interested in any farm life stuffs? I’ve got a link in the show notes to my wife’s YouTube channel where we share our experience of setting up the farm. We moved in about 5 months ago now and in the latest video where I make an appearance we’re taking down some fencing. It’s not photography related at all, just another item I’m involved in and if you like the notion of farming and crafts and such, then take a look at the link. It’s in the show notes.
    Today we are talking about Street Photography and I’ve got a well experienced NYC photographer joining me, Gerard, welcome to the show!
    The Conversation
    Tell us a bit about yourself, wherever you’d like to start and whatever you’d like to share about you and your photographic journey.
    Your book: Subway, New York City 1975–1985
    Pics from the book, in a bit more detail:
    42nd Street Times Square / 1975
    #5 Lexington Avenue Line Platform at 59th Street Downtown / 1975
    BMT at 50th Street – Rockefeller Center / 1982
    49th Street Uptown Platform / 1977
    Suzy on the IRT Lexington Avenue Local / 1976
    IRT Broadway Local / 1978
    14th Street Union Square / 1985
    RR Terminal Dittmars Blvd. Astoria / 1983
    Tell me a bit about shooting in NYC today What can a photographer expect from the people living there? From law enforcement?
    You have another project you’re releasing soon. Tell us about that.
    Reminders
    Find us on the web at http://latitudephotographypodcast.com
    Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brentberghermphoto/
    Find the podcast facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892577214293688/
    Find me on instagram @brentbergherm
    Find me on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/brentberghermphotography
    Find me online at https://brentbergherm.com

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    The Pentax Approach to Camera Design

    The Pentax Approach to Camera Design

    Today we’re talking about one manufacturer’s approach to camera design and a bit about the Astro-tracer feature that’s built-in to one of their cameras. This is Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 104 for January 24,  2021
    Useful links:
    Enroll in my Master Photo Printing course. 
    https://brentbergherm.com/training-center/course-info/master-photo-printing/
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
    Palouse Shoot-n-Print Photography and Printing Workshop
    Get on the list for updates on Latitude Photography School 
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo 
    Thank you for your support!
    Links mentioned in this show Milky Way Calendar: https://capturetheatlas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-Milky-Way-Calendar-West-Coast-USA.pdf
    Introduction
    I am your host, Brent Bergherm. Welcome to Latitude Photography podcast, the place where travel-outdoor photographers come to learn, grow, create and be inspired. Thank you so much for being here.
    Today I’m talking Pentax once again but this time I have Aaron Martinez with me, Aaron, welcome to the show!
    The World of Pentax Aaron, tell me, in a nutshell, a bit about you as a photographer, whatever you’d like to share and also I’m interested to know why you shoot Pentax.
    https://aaronmartinez.myportfolio.com/nature
    Camera Choices; mirrorless or no? One thing I wanted to talk about is the new release they’ve announced, the K3iii
    It’s a new flagship APS-C camera. But maybe before we dive too deeply into it I should state that I’ve long thought that a mirrorless body would absolutely be in my future. And it may still be.
    I’ve tested the Fuji system and the Sony. I’ve long considered sticking with Canon and just upgrading there, but I have to admit a huge part of me simply feels a lack of interest in the cameras of today.
    The first camera I ever regularly shot with was a Pentax that my brother bought in Hong Kong when he was about 15. A friend had moved over there and he went over to visit. 
    In college, I started shooting a Contax 167MT, a beautifully manual and classic styled camera. I bought it in ‘95 I think. It broke so I upgraded significantly to the Nikon F5. Now THAT was a camera!
    I soaked the F5 in an underwater housing in ‘03 so I took the opportunity to really consider my options as digital was absolutely happening. At the time I really liked where Canon was headed. So I stayed with film but switched to Canon. I bought the 5D in ‘07 and have been really loving my 5D mk4 ever since late ‘16.
    With the announcement of the RF mount I saw the writing on the wall basically saying that I would eventually migrate to mirrorless, but I decided to give all the manufacturers a fair shake since I’d be upgrading all my lenses anyway. 
    The Fuji system is an amazing experience to shoot, but ultimately I decided the X-Trans files weren’t for me. I have a blog post about it if anyone is interested and a link is in the show notes. https://brentbergherm.com/shooting-xt3/
    Sony cameras–I now regularly shoot an a6400 for video and I took one to Unalaska Island in December 2019–are excellent. The quality I’m experiencing out of that camera is awesome and I know the full frame cameras are also just as amazing. But their design is rather lacking. 
    Then comes Pentax. The way they talk about their cameras is rather interesting. I don’t see any other manufacturer doing this. But they are focusing on the design of the product as well as the experience of using the product. As a design professor this really resonates with me!
    They play very strongly on their heritage of SLR photography. And they have five principles that guide them:
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    • 1 hr
    Preparing for Extreme Conditions with Joshua Holko

    Preparing for Extreme Conditions with Joshua Holko

    When you’re shooting in extreme conditions it’s important to be well prepared. Listen in as a my friend Joshua Holko and I discuss how he approaches these situations. This is Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 103 for January 24, 2021
    Useful links:
    Enroll in my Master Photo Printing course. 
    https://brentbergherm.com/training-center/course-info/master-photo-printing/
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
    Palouse Shoot-n-Print Photography and Printing Workshop
    Get on the list for updates on Latitude Photography School 
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo 
    Thank you for your support!
    Links to Joshua’s Items he uses:
    Sail Racing outerwear clothing: https://sailracing.com/us/men/outerwear/coats-parkas
    Ice Breaker Clothing: https://www.icebreaker.com/en-us/home
    Devold of Norway: https://www.devold.com
    Heat 3 Gloves: https://theheatcompany.us/products/heat-3-smart?c=us
    Cold Avenger Balaclava: https://coldavenger.com
    Fjallraven outerwear: https://www.fjallraven.com/us/en-us
    Baffin Arctic Sport Boots: https://www.baffin.com
    Introduction
    I am your host, Brent Bergherm. Welcome to Latitude Photography podcast, the place where travel-outdoor photographers come to learn, grow, create and be inspired. Thank you so much for being here.
    Announcements Submit your images to the facebook group pertaining to Winter Wonderland (a.k.a. SNOW) or Within Arm’s Reach. I made a post showing you how to apply the topic and that’s listed as an announcement so it’s easy to find. By doing that I’ll be able to easily find your submissions and I look forward to talking about them in detail in a future episode. Ultimately, it’s my goal to do these review episodes live but for this one we’ll plan on it being recorded. Also be sure you get those in by Wednesday February 17. I’ll then have them ready and available to record by the end of February and I’ll have the next topic available for the next month. So we’ll do this each and every month, mostly anyway :) Remember if you’re not a member of the group already you’ll need to answer two questions, who the host is, that’s me, and how long you’ve been shooting. I get all sorts of requests from all around the world to join the group but they don’t answer these simple questions so I decline them. I’d love to let YOU in though, and I know you’re a listener if you can answer these two simple questions. Thanks so much for joining the nearly 1,000 people in the group. And also, make sure you see everything in the group by going to the three dots item along the far right hand side, click it and then select manage notifications. Once there select the item that allows you to see all the posts. That helps ensure that you won’t miss out on any announcements or other goodies we’ve got going on in there. Like the few images I’m mentioning now...
    In the near future I’ve got shows lined up for talking about the new K3 mkiii by Pentax Shooter Aaron Martinez, Photographing the NYC subway from 1975–1985 and other street photography interests too and Joshua comes back once again to talk all sorts of details about fine art printing.
    I so appreciate your being here, but I do have a favor to ask. That is to grab a link to this show from somewhere, either the show notes website, from within your player, anywhere, and just quickly send a text or other message to someone and share the show with them. See if we can spread the news of all we’re talking about and the great fun we’re having to even more people. That would mean so much and just know I’m very grateful for your helping me out in this.
    COLD WEATHER SHOOTING I had you on the show prev

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Snowshoeing with the rented Sony A7C

    Snowshoeing with the rented Sony A7C

    Summary
    I recently rented the Sony A7C and went snowshoeing in the Sun Valley area. It was a short but fantastic time and I got a few good images to share with y’all too. This is Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 102 for January 18, 2021
    Useful links:
    Enroll in my Master Photo Printing course.
    https://brentbergherm.com/training-center/course-info/master-photo-printing/
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
    Palouse Shoot-n-Print Photography and Printing Workshop
    Get on the list for updates on Latitude Photography School
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo
    Thank you for your support!
    Announcements
    Shooting or group submission challenges. Winter Wonderland or Within Arm’s Reach A post about your Lightroom challenges. What’s your #1 issue in Lightroom Classic? I made the post an announcement so it would be easier to find, please find it and see what others have commented, if your #1 issue is already taken, please hit the like button and then add your next item on the list that you want to learn or have addressed here on the show. Latitude Photography School Update.
    Today, it’s just me talking about a recent shooting experience I had. Two of them actually. I went to the Sun Valley area for some snowshoeing and to Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho.

    The Plan
    To rent the Sony A7C and the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8
    To have a grand time shooting it somewhere snowshoeing
    Craters of the moon or
    Northern Idaho, Kellogg area or
    Sun Valley area To do it right after Christmas. Also, I was technically still in recovery from my health troubles I’d experienced the last four months of 2020, so this was a test of sorts for me as well. The Experience
    Camera and lens were delivered just before Christmas, but as family was over I didn’t really get a chance to play with it until just before the shoot. Drove to my folk’s place, they live in the Boise, ID, area.
    Continued the next day to the Sun Valley area, actually never got to Sun Valley the town, I just use that since y’all likely know where that is. In reality, we stayed in Bellevue and shot north of Ketchum. Randy Gemar joined me once again, you may recall he joined me to Unalaska Island last December. Met briefly at the hotel and then got right out to a trail. Realized my snowshoes, the ones I’ve had at least 10 years, had broken. They were useless. Walked around a bit in the deep snow but then found a trail that was mostly packed snow. Shot some, but was feeling a bit rusty. Also scouted a bit for what we’d do for sunrise the next day. Got into town just in time to rent a pair for the next two days.
    On Monday, we were out for sunrise. Had a grand time. Hiked about 3 miles. Went back to the hotel for lunch, and then back out again for evening. Hiked for another 2.5 or so miles. I was beat. Didn’t sleep well that night at all. Tuesday was mostly a wash. Tried to sleep in but didn’t really work well. As I was leaving that evening back to the Boise area I had to check out of the hotel. Made the decision to drive back since I was in no position to stay out late and then drive back feeling this tired. We had planned on heading to Sun Valley for some night street photography. I really wanted to test out this camera in those conditions. On the way back, I got the idea that I’d stop in and shoot at the historic Idaho State Prison.
    Got back and rested up at my parent’s place once again and got home the next day to turn right around on Thursday to take the family back for New Year’s Eve. Drove out to Bruneau Dunes for January 1 shooting. Made it there at about 8:15, right about when the sun came up, but as I had already returned t

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Setting Goals for 2021 Part 2

    Setting Goals for 2021 Part 2

    Today we talk more about goals for the coming year and I thank a few listeners for their participation in the Facebook group. This is Latitude Photography Podcast, Episode 101 for January 8, 2021
    Useful links:
    Enroll in my Master Photo Printing course. 
    https://brentbergherm.com/training-center/course-info/master-photo-printing/
    Get some free resources here: https://brentbergherm.com/info/resources/
    Palouse Shoot-n-Print Photography and Printing Workshop
    Get on the list for updates on Latitude Photography School 
    Shop at lensrentals.com with my affiliate link and I’ll get a small commission of the sale. Use the code "latitude15" at checkout and you'll get 15% off your order.
    I also have an affiliate link with ThinkTank Photo 
    Thank you for your support!
    Introduction
    I am your host, Brent Bergherm. Welcome to Latitude Photography podcast, the place where travel-outdoor photographers come to learn, grow, create and be inspired. And for me the journey is just as important as it is to be able to make top notch images from the places I visit. The experience is enhanced by making good images and good images are enhanced by the experience. Thank you so much for being here.
    Today we have a special episode with Brie Stockwell and Lori Rowland and we’re talking goals once again.
    Brent’s Other Goals for 2021
    Become the top affiliate for LensRentals.com and turn those earnings into more rentals for more things to talk about here on the show.
    To be more active and more of a positive influence online. I’ll start with the Latitude Photography Podcast facebook group, but I’ll also be looking to share more in Instagram and YouTube as well. I have an advanced photoshop class I’m teaching this quarter and I’d love to see what I can do to put some of that material out for this audience as well.
    Create a series of photographs on where I live. Milton Freewater, OR. Or maybe to expand it to Northern Umatilla County. 
    Workshop to Dubrovnik, Croatia where we focus on composition and creativity.

    Lori’s Goals for 2021
    My number one goal has always been, and will probably always be, to spark an emotional response when someone views one of my photographs. My goal for 2020 was to enhance that response by creating videos that I call Moving Landscapes. 
    For 2021, in a continuing effort to improve my video skills, I am going to learn to use a follow focus device to more precisely control my focus transitions.
    I am going to work to create smooth camera movements using a fluid head tripod.
    Practice my video processing skills.
    Develop my YouTube channel
    Improve my website
    And… just for fun… Go to a photography workshop as soon as Covid is behind us.

    Brie’s Goals for 2021
    I’ve been trying to make larger goals that make me feel discomfort when I create them.  Last year I made my “impossible goal” and it feels way more possible now since I’ve been pushing myself out of my “comfort zone”.  I’m highly driven by working to achieve an end result and I have found that having a huge goal has pushed me to grow more than I thought possible.  
    In a continuation of my “impossible” goal for 2020, I finally set a date for my home photography exhibition.  So, my goal is to be ready for it!   I’ve got to finish editing, cull and fine tune them, learn to print, do the printing, frame my images, then put it all together.  I’m also working on the actual event itself.  I built temporary walls!  I think I’ll need to write some things about my images, etc.  Covid concerns, etc.
    Goal - Keep practicing!  Go out and shoot 1x/week.  I’ve been doing my best already to get out that often but, after my event, I want to keep up my momentum.  I think that revisiting local places will help develop my composition skills, especially if I take the time to check out different perspectives.  Plus, i

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