Category Archives: Photography

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.


Alaska Bears & Landscape Photo Workshop Recap



John and Jack recently returned from leading a workshop in Katmai National Park to photograph the grizzly bears in their natural habitat.  Listen as they describe the workshop and the fantastic experience.  In what could be a “bucket list” trip for many, this workshop is unlike any other that we run and is truly a memorable experience.  Boars, sows and cubs fishing, playing, fighting, sleeping….we saw it all this year.  Listen in to this trip recap and think about joining us next year in Alaska.

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 Scott Kelby



Jack & John are  honored to welcome Scott Kelby to the podcast.  Scott is known worldwide for his photographic work, along with his media company.  Listen as Jack and John talk to Scott about his recent travels, new camera equipment, his musical passions as well as some of his thoughts on Adobe and competing software packages.  It’s a highly entertaining hour with one of the movers and shakers of the photo industry.

Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne (the online educational community for creative people); the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo; Host of the influential weekly photography talk show “The Grid;” Founder of the annual “Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk” (the world’s largest social photography event); Training Director and lead instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling books.

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 writer today, Guy Tal.  Guy has produced an incredibly amazing body of work, both visually and verbally about photography, creativity 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 discusses his philosophy for how he approaches his creative work and then how he executes the work to achieve his vision.

Visit Guys Website – www.guytal.com

Guys Bio: I am a professional artist, author, photographer, and educator. I believe that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.

Artist Statement

I do not consider myself a photographer who creates art, but rather an artist working in the medium of photography.

In photography I strive to create images that speak to wildness – the quality of being attuned to, and inspired by, the wild. I consider my work to be expressive art, in the sense that its primary purpose is to offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than to document appearances.

I work primarily in the landscape of my home, the high deserts of the Colorado Plateau. Over a period now spanning more than two decades, these places have become very meaningful to me; and my relationship with some of them has become as complex as any I have had with another human being. Rather than glimpses of the superficial beauty of the land, I wish instead for my work to speak to a deep familiarity with my subjects, revealing something of my reverence for them and the roles they play in my life. The things I photograph are not just attractive models to me; they are also temples and sanctuaries and multi-dimensional characters in my own story, as I am (surely to a lesser degree) in theirs.

 

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.