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A teaching show featuring travel, nature and fine art photography. Our motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". Peggy Farren interviews photographer guests who excel at their topic.
You will learn what you need to know, get suggestions on photography equipment, receive resources to help you understand photography, sell your fine art photography, and more!

The Understand Photography Show Understand Photography

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    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

A teaching show featuring travel, nature and fine art photography. Our motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". Peggy Farren interviews photographer guests who excel at their topic.
You will learn what you need to know, get suggestions on photography equipment, receive resources to help you understand photography, sell your fine art photography, and more!

    Camera Modes – What’s the Best One to Use?

    Camera Modes – What’s the Best One to Use?

    Understand Photography’s own Joe Fitzpatrick sits down with Peggy Farren to discuss the different camera modes. What does each mode do? When should you use each mode?

    As always at Understand Photography, “We Simplify the Technical”.

    Show notes: https://www.understandphotography.com/camera-modes/

    Auto – Program – Aperture Priority – Shutter Priority – Manual

    We even go over C1 and C2 if you have those options on your camera.

    Joe spoke about “Exposing to the Right” using the histogram. We did an episode of The Understand Photography Show on that topic with Satesh Ramjattan:
    https://www.understandphotography.com/exposure-bracketing-and-blending-techniques/

    We also mentioned a blog article Peggy wrote about her experience with sports photography.
    https://www.understandphotography.com/sports-photography-boys-lacrosse-at-naples-high-school/

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    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography

    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography

    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar

    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this weekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, Youtube, and iTunes.

    The motto at Understand Photography is “We Simplify the Technical”. If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you’ll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Photographing Birds in Flight

    Photographing Birds in Flight

    Photographing Birds in Flight is one of the most challenging things to do in wildlife photography.

    Show notes are here: https://www.understandphotography.com/photographing-birds-in-flight/

    Nancy Elwood teaches some of her tricks and techniques to get sharp images of the flying birds.

    Her two main tips:

    • The most important thing to pay attention to is your shutter speed. It must be fast!

    • Practice panning and then practice some more

    Nancy Elwood is a professional wildlife photographer. She has since traveled to Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Madagascar, Namibia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, The Pantanal of Brazil, and the Galapagos Islands.

    Nancy settled back in Florida in 2004 where she spends as much time as possible exploring her world, conducting photography workshops throughout Florida, the United States and abroad. Her images have been on the cover of Audubon and won Highly Honored in the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

    More of her work may be found by visiting her website at www.naturesportal.net.

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    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography

    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography

    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar

    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this weekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, YouTube, and iTunes.

    The motto at Understand Photography is “We Simplify the Technical”. If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you’ll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Star Trails Photography - Step by Step with Debbie DiCarlo

    Star Trails Photography - Step by Step with Debbie DiCarlo

    Debbie DiCarlo Star Trails
    Intimidated by night sky photography? According to Debbie DiCarlo, you can set up right in your yard to practice. Enjoy today’s episode as Debbie teaches us how to do Star Trail Photography.

    • Camera on Manual.
    • Focus is on infinity.
    • Shoot Raw.
    • ISO 400 is best but you can go higher. Watch out for noise.
    • Aperture 4.0-5.0
    • Debbie recommends many multiple 30 second exposures.
    • On a tripod turn off noise reduction.
    • Debbie sets her white balance on Kelvin 3500K. If you don't have a Kelvin option on your camera, you can use tungsten.
    • Face the north star.

    Apps we talked about:
    ClearDarkSky.com to determine cloud cover and what the transparency will be. Easy to understand.
    Starstacks app to stack your images.
    Check out Debbie's website for inspiration and information about her photo tours: https://www.debbiedicarlophotography.com/
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    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography
    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography
    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar
    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this weekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, YouTube, and iTunes.
    The motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you'll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 57 min
    Raise your Creativity in Photography with John Paul Caponigro

    Raise your Creativity in Photography with John Paul Caponigro

    Renowned photographer John Paul Caponigro gives us great ideas to really spark our creativity in our photography!
    Check out John Paul’s fabulous work here: https://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/

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    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography
    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography
    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar
    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this weekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, Youtube, and iTunes.
    The motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you'll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Skip Milos Pivoted his Photography Business

    How Skip Milos Pivoted his Photography Business

    Skip Milos was riding high for many years with his dream job. Skip was the official photographer for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. He traveled with them, did the game photography as well as all the marketing photography. Fortunately, Skip was smart to go in as a vendor rather than an employee, so he had a little bit of other business, but not much.

    Watch/listen to this episode of The Understand Photography Show to get great ideas and suggestions on what you can do right now to “pivot” your business. Photographers have especially suffered from the Covid19 pandemic. We can turn our businesses around!

    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography
    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography

    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar/

    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this biweekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, Youtube, and iTunes.
    The motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you'll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 57 min
    Selling Your Photography in the time of the Corona Virus

    Selling Your Photography in the time of the Corona Virus

    Today's episode of the Understand Photography show is a follow up from Episode 158. Tom Mitchell and Peggy talked about ways for Tom to find his niche in photography.
    His work is beautiful. However, like most photographers, he struggles to find a look that is specific to him.
    Tom has studied his work and could see a theme of trees within his work. Especially stark trees again a sky. The next step for Tom is to update his website to reflect this. His website is a beautiful site, but it doesn’t reflect his signature look yet.
    His website was done by www.widerangegalleries.com.
    After discussing the niche, Peggy Farren and Tom began talking about how to sell your photography as are in this terrible time. Art shows are canceled, which has really affected art sales.
    Tom had to “pivot” the way he sells his fine art photography.
    The first step was to completely redo his website.
    Tom ran some Google and Facebook Ads. A customer searched for “Utah Photographers” and found Tom’s website and ended up buying a nice sized art piece.
    One of Peggy’s strategis: Put her artwork in a High-end Consignment store. Local art sells the best.
    Tom came up with the brilliant idea to host a Pop up Art Show in an office that wasn’t being used. He rented it for an inexpensive price for just one day. He made it look like an art gallery including his large artwork on the walls (he used panels), puzzles and some smaller framed, prints. It was open from 5-8 pm on a Saturday.
    He served nonalcoholic drinks and snacks.
    He ran some Facebook ads targeting local people. His custom audience was people age 30 and older, interest in art, photography, art galleries, interior designers within a 50-mile radius of the location.
    He sent emails to every interior designer in his area. Not one showed up but he’ll keep trying. That's one of the keys to success - keep trying!
    Another idea is to have an art show at your house. Invite past and potential customers.
    Check out Tom’s fabulous work here:
    https://www.twmitchell.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/tomaswmitchell/
    https://www.facebook.com/TomasWMitchellPhotography/
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    Join our Facebook group for photo camaraderie: http://www.facebook.com/groups/understandphotography
    Or our support group for helping photo-artists to sell their work: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sellyourphotography
    If you need a strong foundation in photography concepts and how to apply them to YOUR camera, watch our free webinar: https://www.understandphotography.com/freewebinar
    The Understand Photography Show is an interview-style podcast about travel, nature, and fine art photography. You are watching the behind-the-scenes interview with video. Host Peggy Farren interviews famous photographers, beginner photographers, specialty photographers, travel gurus, and more on this weekly show. It airs on Fridays on the Understand Photography Facebook page, Youtube, and iTunes.
    The motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". If you like things explained to you in a simple, step by step manner, you'll love The Understand Photography Show!

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

SR says ,

Great for photographers of all levels

I am very glad I found this podcast. Peggy covers a variety of topics that are helpful for photographers of all levels, from beginner to expert. It is particularly helpful for those interested in nature or travel photography. She simplifies all the technical details and her casual conversational style keeps things interesting.

01649 ,

Great for beginners & experience

This is the best podcast I have listened to so far on photography for beginners. Peggy breaks it down to simple understanding for those of us that are new to this language and terms. A lot of variety so you don’t get bored.

JAYRLins ,

Highly recommended !

Peggy is awesome! Not only are her shows extremely educational and worth my listening time on the way to work, they are organized and well run- and not just a podcast with people chatting back and forth! Well worth a donation! I learned A LOT here. Thanks Peggy! Love your laugh too!

Please keep doing the podcast Peggy!

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