Category Archives: Photography

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

.

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. 


Interview with Tony Sweet



John and Jack welcome the always entertaining Tony Sweet to the podcast to discuss his photography, music, some of his most interesting workshops as well as sharing entertaining stories.

Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

After successful careers as a jazz musician/ educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, Tony has become facile in image editing software and plugins and is an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on creativity in the digital age.

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the United States, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts an annual Visual Artistry Creativity Seminar series.

Tony’s photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. His iPhone photography is represented by Aurora Photos. Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, MacPhun, Singh Ray, Alien Skin, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns.

An interview with Tony on macro photography was published in The New York Times.

Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography (’02), Fine Art Flower Photography (’05) Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog (’07), Fine Art Digital Photography (’09) and HDR Photography (2011). He and Master Photo Workshops have co-produced four photography DVDs: Visual ArtistryHDR Made EasyVisual Literacy and Flower Photography Artistry, as well as an iPhone instructional video series.

The first book in his Fine Art Nature Photography eBook series, “Creative Techniques and the Art of Self Expression,” was just released.

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 Mike Moats – Tiny Landscapes



Jack & John have an amazing guest this week, Mr Mike Moats.  Listen in as they engage in a casual, yet informative conversation with Mike about his photography, inspiration, how he approaches his macro work as well as some good stories. This is a “must listen” podcast with one of the finest photographers in the business today.

Mikes Bio:

Mike Moats is an international award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added “Close-up/Macro Photography” workshops into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, leads intensive Macro Boot Camps around the country, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals

Recruited as a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, Mike is also honored to be a Tamron “Image Master” and a Vanguard Pro. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Mike’s first book, Tiny Landscapes, was released in 2008, and his images and how-to articles have been published in various magazines, including Outdoor PhotographerNature’s Best PhotographyShutterbugPC PhotoNature PhotographerPhoto LifeWhisper in the Woods, and Michigan Fish and Game Finder; in photography collections such as the North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA’s) Expressions book and the Pure Michigan tourism companion; and in various corporate collateral, including on the Tamron USA blog and in Fujifilm newsletters.

Mikes website: www.tinylandscapes.com

Madeline School of the Arts

WEBSITE:  MISA – Madeline Island School of the Arts
978 Middle Road
PO Box 536
La Pointe, WI 54850
PHONE:  (715) 747-2054
EMAIL:  misa@madelineschool.com

Plamp 2 photo accessory – 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.


Interview with Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum Software



Jack & John welcome  to the podcast Alex Tsepko, the CEO and Co-Founder of Skylum Software.  Skylum is the maker of several outstanding photo editing software packages, most notably Luminar 3, Luminar Flex, Aurora HDR and Airmagic.

 

Alex discusses the philosophy behind Skylum and it’s flagship product Luminar and how they are striving to eliminate non-value added tasks from photo processing through AI/Machine Learning to ease some of the mundane tasks of editing images. Alex introduces us to the latest major release, Luminar 4 which is due out this Fall.

If you don’t know about Skylum products, this podcast is definitely a must listen. Jack and John both use Skylum software and can attest to the power and ease of use of this software.

Visit the Skylum website to check out all of their great products

 

A Special Give Away for We Talk Photo Podcast Listeners!!!!!!

A big thank you to the Skylum team for providing special offers for our podcast listeners.

          FREE Luminar Give Away

The first 10 people to send an email to wetalkphoto@gmail.com will receive a free copy of Luminar 3.

           $10 0ff on any Skylum software

For our listeners, you can receive a $10 discount on any Skylum software by entering the discount code “welovephoto” on the Skylum website during checkout.

 

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.

 


Prime vs Zoom & Bill Fortney



In this episode Jack and John welcome the entertaining Bill Fortney back to the conversation as they discuss Prime vs Zoom lenses, some funny photo news and other engaging topics across a wide range of topics.

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.


Forecasting Weather and Fujifilm Instax



In this episode Jack and John talk about the importance of following the weather and learning how to predict the conditions for more productive photography while on location.  Using apps and websites, if you know the weather predicted and how it may change during the day/week, you can better pick the right locations and subjects for the available light. Predicting the weather, along with knowing the different stages of sunrise and sunset, means that you can be in the right position at the right time

 

Plus, we have an exciting interview with a Fujifilm Instax camera user who talks about why she loves her Instax. The Instax line is a huge seller for Fujifilm and is bringing back the joy of prints and sharing with friends.  Remember the old Polarioids and sharing those pictures?  Well, the Instax is bringing this joy to new generations!

 

Weather related websites

NOAA –  https://www.weather.gov

Weather Underground – https://www.wunderground.com

Accuweather – https://www.accuweather.com

SunsetWX – https://sunsetwx.com

Cliff Mass Weather Blog – https://cliffmass.blogspot.com

 

Weather Apps

Photo Pills

Lumy

Storm Radar

 

Speciality Sites

Aurora Service – http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/

Aurora Hunter – https://www.aurorahunter.com

Storm Surf –  http://www.stormsurf.com

Space.com – www.space.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.