All posts by John Pedersen

Interview with David Cobb



Jack & John welcome David Cobb to the podcast.  David is an incredible photographer based in the Pacific Northwest and who has travelled extensively throughout the country as well as internationally. Listen in as Jack and John talk about a wide variety of topics with David in this newest episode.

Davids Bio

Workshop leader David M. Cobb is a nature and wildlife photographer who has hiked and photographed throughout the world. A member of NANPA, and the PPA, he is a regular contributor to a variety of gardening, lifestyle, nature, and travel publications as well as calendars, cards, books, brochures, and other printed materials.

 As a long-distance hiker, I have sharpened my photographic perspective over the years on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide, the Canadian Divide and most recently walking across Iceland. After years of capturing images along the trail and becoming more and more passionate about the art of photography, I took the leap and “quit my day job” to devote myself full time to my photographic work.

Now as I photograph throughout the US and around the world, I am continually awed by the broad spectrum of nature’s offerings—from a delicate heliconia flower on the exotic island of Roratonga to the sweeping Patagonian landscape. My particular fondness for the Pacific Northwest is reflected in my local outdoor shots. My goal is to capture the wonders I see in nature for the enjoyment of all those with an eye for the extraordinary.

I currently have two published books on Japanese gardens; Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America, Visionary Landscapes. My work has shown at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C., the Kew Botanical Gardens in London, U.K., the Burke Museum in Seattle, and the University of Oregon.

Davids Website:  www.dmcobbphoto.com

Photocascadia: www.photocascadia.com

Link to Davids Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Beauty-Japanese-Gardens-America/dp/4805311959/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=quiet+beauty&qid=1574796698&sr=8-4

Hoodoos and badlands of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area in New Mexico. USA
The Moon Bridge and blossoms at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden – Japanese Garden, Forth Worth, Texas, USA. Spring
Fall color surrounds the temple and garden of Gio-ji in Ohara, Japan.

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.


Winter Photography & Jacks Sabbatical



In this final episode of 2019 John and Jack discuss several recent industry events plus touch on some winter photography tips as John recently returned from leading a winter workshop to Grand Teton NP.  And finally, Jack talks a little bit about his planned sabbatical for the first half of 2020.

                           

 

              Happy Holidays from John & Jack!!!

 

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 Chris Klapheke of Outdoor Photo Gear



Jack & John welcome Chris Klapheke to the podcast.  Chris is an accomplished landscape and wildlife photographer who also happens to be the founder and owner of Outdoor Photo Gear.  OPG specializes in carrying all of the accessories any photographer might need for their outdoor adventure.  Listen in as Jack and John discuss the photo industry with Chris along with several adventures along the way.

 

Outdoor Photo Gear – www.outdoorphotogear.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 Ellen Anon



Jack & John welcome Ellen Anon to the podcast.  Ellen is an engaging photographer who has a vision for capturing her natural subjects in a way that grabs the viewer.  Ellen is a teacher, writer and outstanding photographer and we hope that you enjoy our talk with her!

Ellens Bio

I’m a freelance photographer and writer who specializes in expressive photography. I earned a Ph.D. in  clinical psychology and while practicing  as a psychologist, began working part-time in photography co-leading workshops, writing articles, editing and authoring books and gradually evolved into a full time professional photographer in the mid 1990’s.

My images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. My goal is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth in a way that balances some of the stress of everyday life. My images are included in collections in several countries and my photos have been showcased in galleries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club’s “Mother Earth” and Inner Reflections calendars), as well as stock.  I’ve also had winning and commended images in international contests including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Rice Nature’s Best Competitions.

Ellens Websitewww.ellenanon.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 Gary Crabbe



Jack & John welcome Gary Crabbe to this latest episode of We Talk Photo.    Gary is an amazingly talented photographer and writer and through his various projects his dedication to the craft and art comes through loud and clear.  Listen in as Jack and John talk with Gary about his photography, the industry as well as several entertaining stories.

To see Garys amazing work, please visit his website at enlightphoto.com/portfolio

Garys Bio:

Gary currently resides in Pleasant Hill, California, just outside San Francisco. Gary began taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production for the Theater. His interest in photography began to grow after taking an elective class in Black & White, but he soon found his passion was the pursuit of color and form in nature.

After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of World-Famous photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography for nine years. Known for his industry expertise and unwavering professionalism, Gary has worked with many of the world’s best-known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers. He has been happy to offer his knowledge and opinions consulting with other photographers, and has been quoted several times in Photo District News, Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, and numerous other trade publications. He currently has seven published books to his credit.

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 Dan Bailey – Fuji X Photographer



Jack & John welcome Dan Bailey to the podcast.    Dan is based in Alaska and a Fuji X photographer who focuses on landscape, aerial and cycling/adventure photography.  An Avid mountain biker, Dan travels extensively to photograph and ride and amass more experiences to add to his wealth of knowledge and skills. Listen in to this engaging conversation with Dan and learn how he approaches his creative work.

Dans Bio:

I’m Dan Bailey, a professional outdoor, adventure and travel photographer and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. My work has been published by clients worldwide, including Fujifilm, Nikon, Fidelity Investments, General Dynamics, British Petroleum, Outside Magazine, Coleman, Discovery Channel Publications, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, Alaska Airlines and Patagonia. I have also written articles for Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, I teach online photography courses at The Compelling Image, and was the Senior Contributor to The Photoletariat for two years.

My own passion for adventure usually places me right alongside my subjects, which allows me to share in their experiences firsthand as I shoot. In that way my photography has become a vehicle for a life of exploration and documenting expeditions, cultures and landscapes around the world.

 

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.


Photo Manipulation Round Table Discussion



In this episode we bring together a group of photographers for a round table discussion about photo manipulation and discuss items like cropping, sky replacement, compositing, etc.  The act of creating art is in the eye of the artist and most of us accept that, however, it’s when artists have not been completely transparent or tried to deceive the true nature of the art, that things start to get interesting.

Listen to this engaging episode and the various points of view shared.  If you have your own thoughts, please drop us a note and let us know!

Jacks Blog Post on photo manipulation: http://jackgrahamphoto.com/2019/09/05/deception-and-manipulation-in-landscape-photography-just-say-what-you-did/?fbclid=IwAR1dmh8p6PwSDlPgRlE5Ai5vCxXYtj3ib5nDkVfpY2mujCG4jk9-Fxpw-G0

 

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 Ron Rosenstock



Jack and John welcome to the show a fantastic photographer and all-around great guy, Ron Rosenstock. Ron is a world traveller who has amassed an amazing portfolio of images, both in color and in monochrome.  He is currently exploring the world of infrared and how to interpret scenes with this cool twist on digital imaging.  Listen in to the conversation as they discuss a multitude of photography topics.

Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950’s.  His work has had many incarnations from vivid colors to black and white, from the darkroom to digital, from large format cameras to full-frame digital, from early dawn to infrared dusk.  His images are real, though real is hardly subjective. Viewed in objective terms, color is far more real than black and white is – if only because color is such a defining element of reality as experienced by the human eye. His view of the world developed from his correspondence with Ansel Adams, his work in study groups from 1967 to 1973 with his teacher Minor White and his time as a private student of Paul Caponigro.

Ron has published six books of his photographs and written numerous articles on the art and craft of photography.  We has been featured on the WGBH nightly news with Emily Rooney in Boston and numerous cable programs around New England. Ron still continues to exhibit his work, most recently at The National Museum of Iceland, lectures at camera clubs and professional organizations and serves as a Board member of NANPA (The North American Nature Photography Association). He also leads tours around the world for professional and amateur photographers including Bhutan, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Greenland and Cuba.

 

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 Billy Luong (Fuji Guy)



Jack & John are please to have one of the Fuji Guys on our program, Mr Billy Luong.  Billy is a Senior Product/Training Manager with Fujifilm Canada and has an immense passion for photography that comes through in all he talks about.  Listen in as they discuss Billys road to fame as a Fuji Guy, his road within Fujifilm and what he has in store for the future

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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 Karen Hutton and the power of awe



Jack & John welcome Karen Hutton to the podcast.  Karen is a photographer, author, speaker, voice artist and overall champion of light. Listen in as Karen talks about her inspirations, her experiences and how she approaches her many creative endeavors and the most important, “The Power of Awe”.

Karens Bio:

Karen Hutton is an International Landscape and Travel Photographer, Artist, Speaker, Author, Educator, Voice. She has over 2 million followers on social media; with over 11 billion views of her photographic work. She is a Professional Fujifilm-X Photographer and has been featured in Talks at Google, Photo Plus Expo and on Stuck in Customs, TWiP, Macphun Software, Forbes.com, The Grid, Rick Sammon’s DPE Podcast.  Karen lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. You can find her at Karenhutton.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 around recent trends, notable gear and many insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.