Category Archives: Photography

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.


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 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.


Interview with Brooks Jensen



What can we say about Brooks Jensen….wow.  Jack and John are very honored to have Brooks on our show in this episode.  If you don’t know about Brooks, he is the creator and creative engine behind Lenswork “magazine” and multi-media platforms devoted to fine art photography.  Lenswork has been the preeminent photographic periodical for decades and Brooks has been the mastermind to pull it together and publish it.

The premise of LensWork is that photography is more than mere craft. Photography is, or can be, a way of life. Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to communicate and express themselves clearly – fine art photographers, commercial photographers, amateurs and professionals. LensWork is an exploration of the path of creative photography. Through an exchange of ideas, insight, personal experience, and opinions, it is hoped LensWork will inspire photographic artists to create work which truly bears their signature.

Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer. In his personal work he specializes in small prints, handmade artist books, and digital media publications.

Brooks is the owner, co-founder (in 1993, with his late wife, Maureen), editor, and publisher of the award winning LensWork, one of today’s most respected and important periodicals in fine art photography. With subscribers in more than 70 countries, Brooks’ impact on fine art photography is truly worldwide. His long-running weekly podcasts on art and photography are heard over the Internet by thousands every day. All 1,200+ podcasts are available at LensWork Online, the LensWork membership website. He also publishes a daily Here’s a Thought… video with short inspiration for creative photographers.

LensWork Publishing is also at the leading edge in multimedia and digital media publishing with the LensWork Tablet Edtion, and LensWork Extended — a PDF-based, media-rich expanded version of the magazine.

Brooks is the author of thirteen books about photography and creativity: Photography, Art, & Media (2016); The Creative Life in Photography (2013); Letting Go of the Camera(2004); Single Brooks Jensen ProjectExposures (3 books in a series, random observations on art, photography and creativity); Looking at Images (2014); The Best of the LensWork Interviews (2016); Seeing in SIXES (2016); Seeing in SIXES (2017); Seeing in SIXES (2018); Seeing in SIXES (2019); and Our Magnificent Planet (2020).

Lenswork Website:  http://www.lenswork.com

Brooks Website:  http://brooksjensenarts.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.


Happy Holidays 2021



Here is the holiday edition of We Talk Photo.  No big guests, no hot topics….just a little time by the fire with Jack and John talking about the year just past, what we’re grateful for, some last minute gift ideas as well as a reminder about some exciting workshops they have together in 2022 and 2023.  Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and sit down with Jack and John to have a cozy conversation.

From everyone at the We Talk Photo family, we would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays for 2021 and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for tuning in to the podcast and supporting it with your ideas and energy.

Jack graham and john pedersen in the forest

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 Weeks



Jack and John welcome Billy Weeks to the show.  Billy is best known as a documentary photographer and is currently a Lecturer of photojournalism at the University of Tennesee at Chattanooga.  Billy has had a long career observing and capturing the world around us and bringing his unique vision to his viewers.  Join us as we discuss his career and what it is like being a documentary photographer.

Billys Website:  https://www.billyweeks.com/index

Tedx Talk with Billy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uecTqOVfKkk

 

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 Cody Schultz



Jack and John kick off a new series on We Talk Photo where we bring on guests who you may have not heard of, and introduce them to our audience.  Meant as a way to bring some exposure to up and coming artists, we hope that this feature episode will bring some interest as well as creative sparks to you, our faithful listener.

On this episode, we bring Cody Schultz to the program.   Cody is a 23 year old college senior studying Elementary Education.  When he picked up a camera, he quickly learned the technical aspects of photography and then went in search of more satisfying methods for creating art.  He is currently pursuing monochrome photographs using a 4×5 film camera.

Artist Statement

I believe my work was best described by a fellow photographer when he called it, “poetry for the soul.” Over the course of my career as an artist, I have tried my best to reveal to my audience a side of nature that may often be ignored, that is not typically photographed by the masses. Intimacies found in nature tend to tell the best stories and, as my personal taste in art has evolved, I have begun trying to find these stories more and more. Stories of isolation, of perseverance, all found in nature. These are what speak to me as an artist, and I strive to reveal them with my own twist. Not only are my pieces meant to tell a story, they are also meant to be printed large and shown in galleries, homes, and offices alike. For this reason, I spend countless hours with each piece, making sure it is exactly how it is meant to be, of the highest quality, before releasing it to the public.

Codys Websitewww.codyschultz.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 Colleen Miniuk



Jack and John welcome Colleen Miniuk to the show.  High energy and outstanding creativity are the hallmarks of Colleen.  She is first and foremost a fantastic photographer, plus an incredible educator and well published author.  She joins the guys on the program to talk about her recently updated book, Photographing Acadia National Park.  Give this upbeat and engaging podcast a listen!

Colleen Bio:

I’m a Corporate-America-escapee turned full-time freelance outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and motivational speaker, supporting a wide range of assignments for editorial and commercial clients. Specializing in nature and outdoor recreation, my purpose as an outdoor communicator is to inspire and help others enjoy the Great Outdoors.

 

My publication credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona HighwaysAAA VIA, On LandscapeNational Parks TravelerExtraordinary VisionThe Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications.

 

In hopes of encouraging others to enjoy the Great Outdoors, I have authored the award-winning guidebooks, Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, & How (1st and 2nd editions). I also authored the instructional eBook, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography and acted as the publisher and editor for Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildlife, A Guide to When, Where, & How. I hope to publish my first memoir/travel adventure story, Going with the Flow, in addition to other photography-related titles, in 2020.

I have also served three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park (November 2010, October 2011, and January 2013) which enabled me to author the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How.

Colleens Website:  http://www.cms-photo.com

Dear Bubbles Blog: http://dearbubbles.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 Guy Tal



Jack & John welcome  one of the most exciting and insightful creators, artist, photographer and writers today, Guy Tal.  Guy has produced an incredibly amazing body of work, both visually and written about photography and life.  Guy is one of the most vivid and introspective thinkers who has an innate ability to transfer his thoughts to the photograph or written page.

Guy recently released his latest book, titled Another Day Not Wasted.In this latest podcast, we discuss this book with Guy as well as his philosophy on many different subjects.  It’s an always-engaging discussion when Guy visits the show!

Book by Guy Tal

Reflecting on his years after leaving a lucrative but unsatisfying career to become a full-time creative photographer, writer, and wilderness explorer, Guy Tal shares with readers some of the experiences and lessons that marked his journey.  Building on the success of his earlier book, More Than A Rock, Guy offers readers yet deeper insights into his life as an independent artist, his thoughts about photography as a form of art and as a means to a richer and more rewarding life, and his intimate relationship with nature and with his beloved desert – The Colorado Plateau.

Visit Guys Website – www.guytal.com

 

 

Purchase Another Day Not Wasted

On Guys Site:  HERE

On Amazon: HERE

 

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.