Welcome to the Photofocus Roundtable Podcast, where each month, our panel discusses some current trends and topics on our minds. This month, we are joined by Julie Vincent and Jeff Cruz where we talk about some new gear, how we've found inspiration, camera stores, and more.
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We all learn from the internet these days. We used to say that if you want to learn something, Google it. Now, we say YouTube it. So, what is a great YouTube channel that you like to learn from? What you would recommend to our listeners?
Rob’s Recommendation: The Camera Store Ron’s Recommendation: Collin Michael Jeff's Recommendation: Boiler Room & This Old House Julie's Recommendation: Meidas Touch & Simon d’Entremont Show notes https://www.thecamerainsider.com/2023/11/05/sony-a9-iii-what-we-know https://www.3dglassesonline.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-best-solar-eclipse-experience Use coupon code "Photofocus" for a discount on Rob's course About your hosts Jeff Cruz is a Calgary lens-based artist known for creating abstract and surreal photographs by incorporating time and movement into his images. The attraction to a Jeff Cruz photograph is similar to the attraction of a Colour Field painting; an abstract style that emerged in New York City during the post-war era. Jeff’s work places less emphasis on location in favor of color and form. The color and camera movements create the subject. Jeff’s long-term project of photographing electronic music events, the evolution of raves to music festivals has been a passion of his for over 3 decades. He currently is the digital director for a phone repair and accessories company, CaseMogul which allows him to utilize his creative talents.
Julie Vincent is a Calgary-based real estate and events photographer, and exhibiting artist. Her exhibition projects explore the relationships and struggles between humans and environment, and how those relationships are influenced by culture. Since 2018, Julie has been following Indian Relay around southern Alberta, and into the US, with her colleague and spouse, Jason Lawrence. Julie’s exhibitions include a six-year-long, international street photography project, Tripping the Streets Fantastic, and INDIAN. RELAY., an exhibition of extreme Indigenous sport, which introduces relay, and also provides a discussion of terminology. This exhibition was first mounted in Calgary in 2018, and has since travelled to Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Washington DC, and in 2024 to Dallas TX. Julie’s influences are Mary Ellen Mark, Diane Arbus, and local street photographer, Brian Visser.
Julie's Talk at PechaKucha 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVENl5_Rj2A Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.