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The crew at Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala, host bi-weekly conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.

The Lensrentals Podcast Roger Cicala, Ryan Hill

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

The crew at Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala, host bi-weekly conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.

    How to Utilize Drones in Any Field with Women Who Drone

    How to Utilize Drones in Any Field with Women Who Drone

    These are the drones you are looking for! Today we are talking to four different licensed commercial drone operators who illustrate the variety of roles drones can play across all kinds of industries. Each guest is also a member of Women Who Drone, founded by Elena Buenrostro who is our first guest. Next we have photographer and videographer Catherine Aeppel, followed by Buzz My Property owner Emily Hines, and Educators Who Drone founder, Dr. Heather Monthie.
    Referenced in this episode: Free FAA resources Drone Blocks  Drone Seed   Guests: Elena Buenrostro Instagram Twitter Women Who Drone

    Catherine Aeppel Instagram

    Emily Hine

    Dr. Heather Monthie Educators Who Drone Facebook Group Youtube  The Simple Cybersecurity Podcast The Discovering Drones Podcast

    Gear:
    DJI Osmo  DJI Mavic 2 Pro DJI Inspire DJI Matrice DJI Phantom  Skydio 2 Auto EVO II DJI Tello EDU 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    2020 Gear in Review: Bests and Busts

    2020 Gear in Review: Bests and Busts

    See ya later 2020! Ryan, Roger, Ally, and Zach reflect on the best and worst gear they interacted with from 2020. Both video and photo gear are covered along with lighting, VR, mics and more! We cover a lot of ground ranging from delightfully intuitive design to the item that made Roger say, “Why did you bother? No one cares.”

    • 53 min
    Nikon’s Evolution from Film to Mirrorless

    Nikon’s Evolution from Film to Mirrorless

    Roger and Joey are talking with Steve Heiner today. He is the Senior Technical Manager at Nikon, and has been with the company since 1985. They discuss how Nikon has grown from the film era, into DSLR’s, and most recently, to embracing mirrorless with the Z system which launched 2 years ago. The conversation ranges from collecting rare lenses, to how much the industry has changed over Steve’s 36 years with Nikon, to Roger asking Steve to pinpoint what Nikon does best.

    • 32 min
    10 Essential Pieces of Photo Gear for Beginners

    10 Essential Pieces of Photo Gear for Beginners

    Today Joey Miller and Sarah McAlexander discuss the ten pieces of photo gear that all photographers should purchase.  Lenses, camera bodies, accessories, they walk through all the things you should know when jumping onto B&H Photo for the first time. All of these areas can and have been argued ad nauseam on internet forums, so the team walks us through which of these technicals matter, and which don't.

    • 48 min
    How to Buy a Used Lens

    How to Buy a Used Lens

    This episode originally aired 4.2.2020 and has been one of our most popular, so with Black Friday around the corner we thought it would be a good time to brush up on what to look for when buying a used lens.

    After 2 years in rental rotation, we sell a good deal of our inventory at our sister site, LensAuthority.com. Roger talks with Connie who runs LensAuthority, and Joey, our Senior Photo Tech about what to look out for when buying a used lens, and when not to buy used gear.

    • 45 min
    How NASA Photographers Capture History

    How NASA Photographers Capture History

    Today on the podcast, Roger and Ryan sit down with Norah Moran and Josh Valcarcel, two photographers who work for the NASA photography team. Josh and Norah talk about their experiences working for NASA, from routine portraits of astronauts to photographing unique training events as NASA plans for their next space launch. Josh and Norah also discuss their backgrounds, both in photography as well as in education and how they were able to use that to land what many would consider a dream job. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Cdelislephoto ,

Great Podcast!

I have rented several lenses and studio lighting from Lensrentals. Always in great shape and good working order. I particularly like the tape they give to repackage and return. Great business to work with.

Photoghoul ,

Pretty cool

Not gonna lie, I only subscribed for an entry in the giveaway. However, the podcast is actually good.

Dr. Liu PRS ,

Great for those interested in gear

Love learning about photography gear and professional tips from Roger and his colleagues. From a hobbyist photographer trying to learn as much as I can.

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