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Alaska Workshop Recap



Jack and John recently returned from their workshop in Katmai NP photographing the grizzly bears and amazing fall color landscapes and talk about the experience with one of the attendees.  Visiting this area is truly a bucket list item and they feel fortunate to be able to share this experience with their attendees.  This year rafts were employed to float several creeks to get folks in to the right area in a timely manner to photograph the bears fishing, frolicking or just being bears.  Give it a listen and enjoy!

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 Cascadia New Book Washington Evergreen Land of Natural Wonders



On this very special episode, we welcome 6 of the 7 members of Photo Cascadia to talk about their new book, Washington Evergreen, Land of Natural Wonders.  These folks are always busy and it is a huge accomplishment to get so many of them all on the program with us.  Joining us in this episode are Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, Erin Babnik, Kevin McNeal, Adrian Klein and Zack Schnepf.   Photo Cascadia Book Washington Evergreen

Their new book is a follow-up to their previous Book, Oregon My Oregon, Land of Natural Wonders and is one of the most complete photo compilations of the amazingly beautiful state of Washington.  Hear them tell about how the book came to be and what it took to bring together so many amazing images.   With a forward by Robert Michael Pyle, this is THE definitive photo compendium of beautiful Washington State.

The book is available for pre-order on Timber Press:  Click HERE for more information.  At only $30 for 244 pages, this is such an amazing deal.

Photo Casdia Website: https://www.photocascadia.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.


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.


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


Interview with Huntington Witherill



Huntington Witherill is our guest on this episode of We Talk Photo.  Jack and John explore a diverse range of topics with Huntington, spanning his career and varied photographic interests across five decades of his passionate pursuit in photography.

Having studied photography in the early 1970’s with such notables as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch and Al Weber, Witherill has remained faithful to his classical roots while progressively transitioning toward a more contemporary approach to the medium. Over the past fifty years, his work has been featured in more than one hundred individual and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Indicative of a diverse approach to the medium, Witherill works in both black & white, and color, and his subjects include classic landscapes, studies of pop-art, botanical still-life, urban architecture, classic and exotic automobiles, cultural icons, and other assorted visual anomalies and curiosities. More recently, Witherill has developed a form of digital collage involving a combination of sketching, drawing, and photography, through an imaginative series of abstract images titled: Enigmata.

Witherill’s photographs have been the subject of three award winning hardcover monographs titled: Orchestrating Icons(2000), Botanical Dances (2001), and Photo Synthesis (2010) and in 1999, he was the recipient of the “Artist of the Year” award presented by the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California.

Witherill’s work is also maintained in numerous distinguished public art collections including; the United States Department of State: Art in the Embassies, Fundacióe Van Gogh d’Arles, Arles, France, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, and the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, among others.

Since 1975, Witherill has also continued to teach photography for a variety of institutions and workshop programs throughout the United States, including the University of California, the Friends of Photography, the Center for Photographic Art, the Oklahoma Arts Institute, and the Ansel Adams Gallery, among others.

Huntingtons Website:  https://huntingtonwitherill.com

Enigmata Series:  https://huntingtonwitherill.com/enigmata

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 Peter Lerro



Jack and John welcome Peter Lerro to the show.  Peter is an fantastic workshop experience leader who is known for his thorough preparation and execution on the photo experiences he organizes.  Steam locomotives, WWII, lighthouses and even air to air photo shoots, Peter aims to set the stage for realistic period correct photos for his clients.

Pete Lerro III is a college graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania where he studied video audio and photography. Lerro is currently a full-time professional photographer and owner at Lerro Photography. When Lerro is not on assignment, he organizes photo workshops across the country and more. His photography expertise includes family, portraits, commercials, products, landscapes, wedding and sports. Throughout his career he has shot for many major establishments including the Department of Homeland Security, NFL, NBA, NHL, USA Gymnastics, IRL and Spartan Race.

Lerro’s photo workshops offer a wide variety of informative experience. With these unique kinds of workshops, guests can expect special access, private photo sessions, and a night of professional photography seminars. Imagine sitting in a guided tour dated back to the early 1940’s, World War II props and actors surrounding you, watching photographers capture the enlightened pioneer era specializing in portraits and human interests.

Peters Website:  https://www.lerrophotography.com

Air to Air Photo Shoot Video:  WATCH 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.