Interview with Adrian Klein



Jack and John welcome Adrian Klein to the podcast in this latest episode.  Adrian is a Pacific Northwest Photographer and member of the Photo Cascadia team.  He has been a prolific photographer and workshop leader over the years and we are thankful to have him on as our guest on the podcast.

About Adrian

Born and raised in Oregon, Adrian lives within a 100 miles of the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood Wilderness and the high desert of Oregon. His love of nature has nurtured his love of photography. He has spent over a decade fine tuning my photography skills and building a connection to nature that allowed him to create the photos you see on his website. His experiences and contributions are many including; working as a portrait and wedding photographer, contributing member of Professional Photographers of Oregon board of directors 2007-2009, landscape workshop leader, active team member of Photo Cascadia, and building alliances with a number of companies.

Adrians Website:  https://www.adrianklein.com

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with Ian Plant



Jack and John welcome Ian Plant to the show to talk about his amazing professional career, Photo of Ian Plant photographerhis approach to photography and some of his favorite and memorable experiences he’s had in photography.  Ian also discusses his new venture with Rick Sammon, called Photo Wonders, which is a site dedicated to some of the wonders to photograph with ways for folks to build out their own unique bucket list of photographic sites.

About Ian

Whether hanging over the rim of an active volcano, braving the elements to photograph critically-endangered species, or trekking deep into the wilderness to places most people will never see, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera. Ian seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, relying on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Known for his inspiring images and single-minded dedication to creating the perfect photo, Ian has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world in his mission to inspire and educate others in the art of photography. Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines and the author of numerous books and instructional videos.

Ians Website:  https://www.ianplant.com

PhotoMasters: https://www.photomasters.com

Photo Wonders: https://www.photowonders.com

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Producing Better Prints



Jack and John are very excited to bring you this episode of We Talk Photo to introduce a new educational course for producing better prints. Zack Schnepf picture Our guests, and the creators of this course, are Sean Bagshaw (below) and Zach Schnepf (left).  Both are accomplished photographers, workshop leaders/teachers and all-around great guys!  Printing can have many barriers to entry, but as they explain, printing is the third leg of the creative stool and is often overlooked or so intimidating folks don’t go down this path too far. What Sean and Zack hope to do is to de-mystify printing and make it easy for the layperson, or experienced printer, to learn how to properly prepare a file for print and then execute the print, either at home or at a lab.

Zach and Sean have previously taught an in-person class on printing and they have taken this course into the digital realm that can be delivered to your computer. The course is 32 chapters long with a couple of bonus chapters plus many sample images for you to work on alongside them as they teach various aspects of the printing process.  From monitor calibration to soft-proofing, sizing and sharpening on to hard proofing and final printing, this course covers every aspect of a robust and thorough print process.

Zacks Website: https://www.zschnepf.com/Other/Better-Prints-Video

Seans Website: https://www.outdoorexposurephoto.com/video-tutorials/video-tutorials/

For the month of May, they are offering a 20% discount on this course teaching you the ins and outs of producing better prints.  Folks, we don’t often encourage you to buy things on this show, but this is one thing Jack and John both say that if you have any interest in printing at all, please listen to this podcast and then buy this course.  Incredible value for the modest price they are charging.

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Olympic National Park Workshop



Jack and John come to you in this episode from their hotel in Forks WA trees and stumps covered in moss in Olympic NPas they prepare for their Olympic National Park workshop.  Listen in as they discuss the preparations they go through to plan the workshop itinerary and work to provide the best possible photo and learning experience possible for the clients.  The first segment of the podcast is prior to the workshop and then they regrouped after the workshop to discuss how the experience was, plus some helpful tips on visiting the park.

Sunset along Rialto Beach in Olympic NPPlease join them for an insightful and informational podcast about this most special National Park.

 

 

 

 

A flowing stream through a heavily wooded forest.

 


Interview with Krista McCuish



John and Jack welcome Krista McCuish to this episode of We Talk Photo. Krista has travelled all over the world and engaged in several careers and throughout has remained connected to the visual arts.  She currently resides in Nova Scotia, which is where she completes a large portion of her work.

On a recommendation from Guy Tal, Jack and John instantly fell in love with Kristas work, particularly the care and attention, the thoughtfulness, that she puts in to every photograph.  It is very evident from her portfolios that she is not just a photographer, she is an artist in how she approaches and executes her work.  Each image is inspired by something within, then thoroughly executed in the field before she applies her creativity in the digital darkroom.

Her work is slowly gaining notoriety and we are so pleased to have her on this show in order to showcase her thoughtful approach to her craft through her beautiful images.  We encourage each one of you to visit Kristas website to view her images.

Kristas Website: https://www.kristamccuish.com


Interview with Richard Bernabe



Jack and John welcome Richard Bernabe to the show in this wonderfully insightful episode.  Richard has been a professional photographer for 20+ years and has received much recognition and rewards for his amazing photography of wildlife, landscapes and travel.  Travelling to over 60 countries so far, Richard is seen as an expert in many locations and subjects and is often called upon to lead or advise for many photography or conservation related efforts.

From his bio: Richard Bernabe is an internationally-renowned nature, wildlife, and travel photographer as well as widely-published author from the United States. His passion for adventure has been the driving force behind his life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the world’s most amazing places, from Africa to the Amazon to the Arctic and countless places in between.

Editorial clients include National GeographicThe New York TimesTime, Audubon, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, National ParksOutdoor Photographer, and many others. Corporate clients include Canon, Patagonia, Orvis, REI, Apple, Microsoft, American Express, and more.

Richards Website:  https://richardbernabe.com

Beyond the Lens Podcast:  https://www.beyondthelens.fm

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Eyes Wide Shut in Ukraine by Cole Thompson



John and Jack welcome back Cole Thompson to the show.  Cole recently sent out a mailing with a collection of images in it, all centered around the people of Ukraine. With his images and words, we were moved by his expression and wanted to have him on the show to talk about this body of work.

The collection of images is titled Eyes Wide Shut and is a group of images of everyday Ukrainians with their eyes closed.  Cole realized that when you normally ask someone to take their picture, they smile big and put on a “camera face”, showing only what they want you to see.  One way he was able to get folks to drop the camera face was by asking them to close their eyes, which they did!  Most did not speak english, so this was accomplished with lots of sign language and gesturing.  Eventually he came away with a body of work, both poignant and beautiful, that is doubly impactful these days with the war going on.

Read the article HERE:

We encourage you to check out Coles website at ColeThompsonPhotography.com

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with young photographer Lance Wilson



In continuing our series of young up and coming photographers, we welcome an amazing 14 year old photographer to our show, Lance Wilson.   Lance just started his photographic journey during the pandemic, photographing alongside his father, and many of his images are catching peoples attention.

Growing up close to the Pacific Ocean, Lances images of the waves and water are captivating.  Big things are ahead for Lance and we wish him all the best as he grows and develops his artistic vision.

Check out his website at LanceWilson.com

 

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Let’s Talk Bears!



Jack and John welcome a special guest to the podcast, our friend and guide in Alaska, Jerry.  Jerry has been flying and guiding in Alaska for 40 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us on this episode.  Hear some great stories as well as what it’s like on our Alaska Grizzly Photo Workshop.  One of the best bush pilots you’ll ever meet, Jerry has a priority for keeping guests safe and making sure that they have the best time possible in the wildest country in the US.

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Photography Masterclasses



In this episode, Jack and John discuss the concept of photography Masterclasses and how they differ from tours and workshops and how both Jack and John lead masterclasses at very select locations for those folks who want to bring their creativity to the next level.  Masterclasses are a wonderful opportunity for those who are already comfortable with basic and intermediate photography concepts to push themselves creatively in the field and the classroom.  With more focused feedback and instruction, these classes are a chance to stretch yourself as an artist.

Johns Palouse Harvest Master Class