371 episodes

The PetaPixel Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast about the wonderful world of photography. It’s a fusion of news, opinions, humor, and real-world experience, bundled into a show that you can listen to on your way to work.

Subscribe today to stay up to date with what’s going on in the photo industry from one of the-most-listened-to photography podcasts.

Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy host Sharky James' twice-weekly photo podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

PetaPixel Photography Podcast Mike "Sharky" James

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    • 4.5 • 1.1K Ratings

The PetaPixel Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast about the wonderful world of photography. It’s a fusion of news, opinions, humor, and real-world experience, bundled into a show that you can listen to on your way to work.

Subscribe today to stay up to date with what’s going on in the photo industry from one of the-most-listened-to photography podcasts.

Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy host Sharky James' twice-weekly photo podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

    Ep. 371: Nikon’s List of the Dead - and more

    Ep. 371: Nikon’s List of the Dead - and more

    Episode 371 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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    Featured: Photographer, Ivan Weiss
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Ivan Weiss. Thanks Ivan!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - 20% OFF savings and more at NanliteUS.com for a limited time
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at KupoGrip.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Nikon's list of goners. (#)
    Sigma's two new wide primes. (#)
    Pro Grade Digital's tiny new reader. (#)
    A Yongnuo lens gets incredibly-high marks. (#)
    Nikon's Z7 seems to be gone. (#)
    Lexar's Gold Series card shines. (#)
    Sony's a7 IV firmware gets pulled. (#)
    Tamron's new 50-400mm ultra-telephoto. (#)
    Peter McKinnon's new camera tool. (#)
    MIOPS launches Capsule Pro via Kickstarter. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 49 min
    Ep. 370: It Sure Sounds Like Nikon Wants Out

    Ep. 370: It Sure Sounds Like Nikon Wants Out

    Episode 370 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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    Featured: Photographer, Scott Bline
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Scott Bline. Thanks Scott!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Celebrate Calibrite's birthday with up to $40 OFF select products
    - Get 20% off at JupioUS.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at SaramonicUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Nikon seems ready to drop the DSLR. (#)
    Canon's new 24mm f/1.8 and 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3. (#)
    Drobo files for bankruptcy protection. (#)
    TTArtisan's inexpensive new 50mm f/2. (#)
    Skylum's HDR Merge comes to Neo. (#)
    How not to dehumanize your subject. (#)
    Cosina's new 35mm f/2 Macro. (#)
    Nikon gets set to raise its prices. (#)
    Meike unveils its 10mm f/2. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 45 min
    Ep. 369: Is This Another Sign DSLRs Are Dead? - and more

    Ep. 369: Is This Another Sign DSLRs Are Dead? - and more

    Episode 369 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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    Featured: Photographer, Austen Hunter
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Austen Hunter. Thanks Austen!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at KupoGrip.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Nikon kills two more DSLRs. (#)
    Tamron shows Fuji more love. (#)
    Nik Collection 5 is released. (#)
    ProGrade Digital's new card. (#)
    Nikon's new 400. (#)
    Godox has a new ring flash. (#)
    Capture One 22 gets updated. (#)
    Meike has a new fast 50. (#)
    A major firmware update for Sony's Alpha 1. (#)
    Profoto's new A2. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 50 min
    Ep. 368: Canon Introduces the EOS R7 and R10 - and more

    Ep. 368: Canon Introduces the EOS R7 and R10 - and more

    Episode 368 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Jon Erlien
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Jon Erlien. Thanks Jon!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at KupoGrip.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - 15% OFF Elinchrom Litemotiv lightshapers ElinchromUS.com
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Canon unveils its EOS R7 and R10. (#)
    Nikon may ditch the DSLR by 2025. (#)
    Skylum updates Luminar Neo amidst war. (#)
    Canon's upcoming flagship may top 100. (#)
    Tokina introduces a new 33mm f/1.2. (#)
    TetherTools launches the TetherGuard. (#)
    Adobe brings more AI to Photoshop for iPad. (#)
    Rotolight unveils its SmartSoft Box. (#)
    Meike's new fisheye lens. (#)
    Sony wants to be more green. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 54 min
    Ep. 367: Photographers See the Daylight - and more

    Ep. 367: Photographers See the Daylight - and more

    Episode 367 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Fred "Fuji Fred" Agho
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Fred "Fuji Fred" Agho. Thanks Fred!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at KupoGrip.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Nanlite's new Forza 720 & 720B
    - 15% OFF Elinchrom Litemotive lightshapers ElinchromUS.com
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Photographers weigh in on the state of the industry. (#)
    A Sony lens gets delayed. (#)
    Film prices to see a hike. (#)
    Nikon wants you to see them differently. (#)
    Venus Optics adds a red ring for a reason. (#)
    A popular Cosina lens goes Nikon Z. (#)
    OWC wants you to Copy That. (#)
    Blower Baby aims for your sensor. (#)
    Aputure takes on ARRI. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 49 min
    Ep. 366: Can You Automate Away Photographers? - and more

    Ep. 366: Can You Automate Away Photographers? - and more

    Episode 366 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Mike Mezeul II
     
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Mike Mezeul II. Thanks Mike!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's Create With Me program.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at KupoGrip.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Nanlite's new Forza 720 & 720B
    - 15% OFF Elinchrom Litemotive lightshapers ElinchromUS.com
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Does Profoto's acquisition help replace photographers? (#)
    Platypod goes eXtreme. (#)
    Lensbaby's new soft focus lens. (#)
    Nikon's new 800 is smaller and lighter. (#)
    Benro launches a new product via Kickstarter. (#)
    Certain photochemicals and papers could be drying up. (#)
    Samyang's new 35. (#)
    Venus Optics introduces its new focal reducer. (#)
    Capture One's significant new updates. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

SonyGear4LHutton ,

Love this podcast

I have been listening to Sharky for years. I can’t seem to get enough of his wit, knowledge and style. This show offers in-depth insight into the industry as well different perspectives on photography. Sharky knows his stuff!

danieldphotos ,

A Great Find - Just Listen To Grow

So happy I found Sharky to listen to on my slow jogs. I always learn something from the podcasts. Plus, Sharky is entertaining and Fun to Listen To! Give Sharky a Try. You will enjoy the time and learn!

Tim Molloy1 ,

Some Interesting Content But Very Annoying Host

First of all, it’s amazing that this podcast has a 4.5 rating given how many negative reviews can be found. If you read those reviews you’ll hear the same things over and over - Sharky has a very annoying delivery, he loves the sound of his own voice, he has very strong bias that he repeats over and over, and he’s really full of himself. Hardly a show goes by without him reminding everyone that he was way ahead of the curve saying that Mirrorless is the future, that shooting film is dumb, and that Fuji camera are the best cameras out there. Oh, and let’s not forget that he loves to mention that he’s 6’4”, has big hands, and that he use to be a photojournalist. It all gets old very quickly.

The annoying delivery and self-aggrandizement would be tolerable if the content was first rate, but sadly there’s too little content to stick with the show. Yes, he provides some good photo news, but there is way too much reporting on items that are less than valuable. And I haven’t even mentioned the fact that long ads make up a substantial part of the podcast.

Given that there is some good content here, I have weathered the storm of Sharky annoyance, but I think it’s time for me to say goodbye to this mediocre and annoying podcast.

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