256 episodes

Take & Talk Pics is a podcast created for you: the photography business owner. If you are looking for a new resource that doesn't require your visual attention, Rob Krueger brings you just the right tool. 3 days a week Rob interviews photographers from around the world who are real world working professionals. We go over the ups and downs of owning a photography business and you walk away with great stories to learn from and amazing resources!

Take & Talk Pics Rob Krueger

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Take & Talk Pics is a podcast created for you: the photography business owner. If you are looking for a new resource that doesn't require your visual attention, Rob Krueger brings you just the right tool. 3 days a week Rob interviews photographers from around the world who are real world working professionals. We go over the ups and downs of owning a photography business and you walk away with great stories to learn from and amazing resources!

    David & Luke Edmonson - episode 252

    David & Luke Edmonson - episode 252

    David & Luke Edmonson
    © Edmonson Photography
    David and Luke Edmonson have been called the “Master Photographers to Master Photographers” and with good reason.
    With over 50 combined years in the industry, the indelible impact the Edmonson’s leave with clients, students and peers around the world is remarkable. No doubt, their signature style is unmistakable. But it’s their “Iron-Sharpens-Iron” philosophy that has fueled their art and professional success.
    A relentless pursuit of excellence through competition. Selfless mentorship. A hands-on benevolence with their passionate charities.
     Simply put, the “Edmonson Way” means that giving is a both a privilege and a path to self-improvement; for themselves and those they encounter.
    With dozen of awards as Master Photographers, Diamond Awards, Photographers of the Year and numerous other designations, 2015 was the year the Edmonson’s made photography history. David was honored as recipient of the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award. This father-son duo also became the first-ever family members inducted into the Camera Craftsman of America, one of the oldest, most prestigious groups in the world dedicated to advancing the profession of photography as an art form. Also in 2015, Luke was named one of the groundbreaking founders of the WPPI Photographer Certification program, the first of its kind in the industry.
    The Edmonson’s are sought-after speakers and educators locally, nationally and abroad, teaching workshops to the up and coming aspiring photographer, to share their talent and know-how to help others hone their craft.  They also serve as print judges at various international print competitions.
    It’s often said that Art Imitates Life. If you’ve ever seen the work of David and Luke Edmonson, this is clearly true:
    “Profound with dimensionality, ingrained with emotion and compelling in their beauty."
    …This is the Edmonson Way.

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    • 55 min
    Light Painting with Harold Ross - episode 251

    Light Painting with Harold Ross - episode 251

    Light Painting with Harold Ross
    Harold Ross (b 1956), is an American fine-art photographer who lives and works in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Since 1979, Harold has been creating distinctive work in the studio as well as in the night landscape. For 27 years, he has specialized in light painting, a technique involving "painting" the light over a long time exposure. Harold actually refers to his process as “sculpting with light”. He also teaches workshops in his methods and regularly gives lectures on his work.
    Born into a military family in 1956, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany. His parents were adventurous, and took the family on outings almost every weekend... hiking in the desert, horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions.
    He earned a B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), after which he produced fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years.
    His large scale color work has been exhibited, published and collected in the U.S. and internationally. Publications include Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico and the Ukrainian magazine Ukraine Photographer, among others. Here at home, his work has been featured in LensWork #93 and #121, The New York Times LENS blog, and Professional Photographer Magazine, and others.
    In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH 2011, at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
    Happy Shooting!
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    • 42 min
    Make Changes - Episode 250

    Make Changes - Episode 250

    Make Changes Photo World if you are learning and growing then you are changing. Often it can be difficult to make change and go along with them but it is a necessary practice to improve from where you are.
    So here we are on the 250th episode on Take & Talk Pics! I have been so blessed to do this podcast and bring this content to you Photo World. However, I have been learning, growing, and yes, changing.
    I have been finding there are so many things I have planned for my work and businesses and I need to make a few adjustments right here on the podcast and blog.
    First, the show is going to be on a bit of a break. I can't bring myself to stop because I am far too passionate about what this show means to me and what I want to continue contributing to you Photo World.
    So being somewhat on the back burner you can expect 2 episodes a month. Once every other week. Ideally these would be interviews with photographers from around the world, but I know there will be a few here and there where I need to share solo from time to time.
    As I make changes, I would like consistency, and a space where Photo World can continue to learn from me. So I will maintain a weekly blog post right here on Take & Talk Pics.
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    • 9 min
    Nikon Active D-Lighting - episode 249

    Nikon Active D-Lighting - episode 249

    Nikon Active D-Lighting Photo World this episode is more proof that you need to know your gear to fully understand the potential you bring to every shoot. Knowing your gear is good but knowing when, where, and how to use the tools effectively is the real test of a pro photographer versus a hobbyist. The Active D-Lighting setting for Nikon cameras is another great example of why it can be important to fully understand your camera.
    Active D-Lighting is really Active Dynamic Lighting... Dynamic being richer with tonality. Like HDR isn't High Definition Resolution HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Active D-Lighting isn't nearly the tonal range of HDR but it is a step in that direction. Active D-Lighting is also a Nikon specific option. Canon has ALO or Auto Lighting Optimizer, but ALO is only a fraction of the influence as Active D-Lighting ends up being.
    There are many reasons to use Active D-Lighting but understanding more about how it works will clear up much of the confusion. Active D-Lighting offers the photographer the option to under expose to crush the highlights so they remain intact in the final image. The Active D-Lighting opens the otherwise underexposed shadows in camera and embedded into the RAW file. This allows for more details in the shadows than usual.
    With selective settings from Low all the way to Extra High, Active D-Lighting is an awesome tool to be used in making better pictures. However, listen to the episode to hear why I like Canon RAW files more than my own Nikon RAW images. Hint: it has to do with Active D-Lighting.
    When you take the time to investigate the inter workings of your gear you have the freedom to raise the bar on your images and continue stepping in the right direction, not only for your images, but you and your business overall.
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    • 10 min
    Dust Mapping - episode 248

    Dust Mapping - episode 248

    Dust Mapping
    Photo World we work so hard to have beautiful, clean, well made photographs. We did this back in the film days too, but there was a battle going on against dust and scratches. We still see issues today when it comes to dust.
    They make air blowers, sensor brushes, lens cleaner fluids, micro fiber cloths, lens tissue, sensor gels, or you can send your equipment out for professional cleaning... There are a lot of options today to ensure that we don't have one spec of dust in an image where we don't want it. However, most of these tools/devices/options are horrible and cause more damage than help solve problems. Often it is user error but I say why take the risk!
    Now there are many things you can do that are low risk and may clear up those dust spots but every so often there is a spot we can't seem to shake. I give a couple cleaning examples I do but my favorite and most trusted is send it out to a pro who will also assume responsibility.
    Photo World, if you really can't get the job done or can't get the right person to do it for you, you may want to consider Dust Mapping. This in camera software driven process will save you hours of editing.
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    • 14 min
    Time-lapse Photography - episode 247

    Time-lapse Photography - episode 247

    Time-lapse Photography Photo World I needed a break from all the business talk because at the end of the day my addiction to photography needs some attention as well as my passion for building businesses. Time-lapse Photography is a bit of its own practice. In fact it began mostly by accident and has slowly evolved into spectacular motion pictures.
    Time-lapse Photography is more simplified than it used to be with the advent of digital. In short it's a series of images being complied into video, for a quick view of an extended time. Hence Time-lapse.
    There are several ways to make a time-lapse video but the easiest is the automated feature found in most DSLRs and Mirrorless systems. However, the highest quality is making the final video by way of capturing each image individually and edit to your liking. Much more time consuming but the results are stunning.
    Let's run some numbers:
    1 picture every second for 1 minute straight would offer you 60 images to be used as 2 seconds of video at 30 frames per second.
    10 minutes of time-lapse for 1 second of video when you shoot at an interval of 6 seconds between shots.
    Say you want 30 seconds of video and you are shooting at an interval of 1 shot every minute… That would be a 15 hour long shoot to have a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
    Time-lapse is an investment but the results can be stunning.
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    • 15 min

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