Interview with Andy Mumford



What an honor it was for Jack and John to talk to Andy Mumford in this episode.  Andy is a highly accomplished photographer based in Lisbon Portugal and he joins the guys for a special episode. Listen in as they talk about the creative process, the art of composition and the joys of the experiences we all get when practicing our love of photography.

Excerpt from Andys Bio:

I grew up in the UK loving nature and traveI. I remember my first camping trips in France and Switzerland as a child, and looking back it was probably those holidays that awoke the wanderlust in me. I left England in my mid 20s and since then have lived in various places before settling in Lisbon, Portugal.

A love of travelling has been a constant in my life, and a love of photography grew naturally out of that alongside a desire to capture the places I saw and the impression they made on me.  This was followed by writing blogs and contributing articles to magazines, which in turn led to leading workshops and combining photography with the skills from my previous career as a teacher. Since then my work has appeared in magazines all over the world, including Practical Photography, Digital Photographer, Australian Photography and National Geographic. I partner with international clients like Fujifilm, DJI, Capture One, F-Stop Gear and Squarespace, and lead workshops to some of the planet’s most beautiful spots.

My focus nowadays is on traveling, shooting landscapes and  teaching photography through workshops, film-making and writing.  I lead multiple workshops each year partnering with experienced local photographers and guides who know the areas we’re visiting. And beyond that, I’m still inspired by visiting new places and new cultures, and find incredible happiness comes from being out in the natural world.

Andys Website:  https://www.andymumford.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.


Fall Color Photography, Design Thinking and a very special surprise!



Join Jack and John for a lighthearted discussion for updates on what’s going on with each of them plus some insights in to Fall Color photography and Design Thinking.

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.


Jack and John discussion on Thinking in Photography



Join Jack and John for a quick update on what they’ve been up to for the past few months as well as a longer discussion about the role of “thinking” in photography and how it may affect ones ability to work creatively.  This is the busy workshop season for both of them, having recently been together in Monument Valley/Canyon de Chelley.  In a couple of weeks they will meet up again in the Eastern Sierras to lead a group photographing the Fall color in the area.

Jacks Presentation to the Northwest Camera Council of Camera Clubs: https://nwcameraclubs.org/

Jacks Macro Abstract Workshop: https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/graham-jack-6328-abstract-macro-photography-november-13-15/

Johns Teton Winter Workshop: https://johnpedersenphoto.com/event/tetons-in-winter-2/

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 David duChemin



Jack and John welcome back to the show a fantastic photographer, author and all around great human ,David duChemin.  Listen in and get to know David and hear his views on creativity and exploring the world around us.  His optimism is infectious and his photography is amazing!

Excerpt from Davids Bio:

I’m David duChemin and I want to help you make the strongest, most compelling photographs of your life, and to do so with joy and freedom, to make photographs that are more than just good, but truly your own.

I’m a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, podcaster, and international workshop leader. Now based on Vancouver Island, Canada, when I’m home, my life is spent chasing compelling images on all 7 continents and teaching others to see, photograph, and get the most from, this astonishing life.

“Life,” to quote the late Helen Keller, “is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Davids Website:  https://davidduchemin.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


Travel Photographer Ignacio Palacios



Jack and John welcome to the program Ignacio Palacios all the way from Sydney Australia. Ignacios is a renowned travel photographer who has been refining his craft and vision for the past 25 years as he has travelled the world documenting the landscapes, animals and people in over 100 countries.  Listen in as they discuss his travels, what inspires him and his prolific body of work that has a unique and beautiful quality in every single image.

Ignacio’s Website: https://iptravelphotography.com.au/

A brief bio of Ignacio

I am a freelance travel and nature photographer from Spain who has had the privilege of travelling around the world since 1998 collecting an extensive and hopefully strong set of images of people, places, wildlife and landscapes across more than ninety countries in all continents. It was during this first round the world trip, and particularly in India where I learned to watch and wait for life. All good photos start with a great journey, and journeys open the heart, the mind and the eyes. During this fourth trip to India I got really inspired and made the decision to pursue a career as a travel photographer and follow in the footsteps of three generations of photographers in my family. Since that trip, I have been drawn back to Asia again and again, lured by its people, architecture, temples, ceremonies, festivals, its colours and smells.

In 2016, I was also given the great honor of being announced as a Master of Photography by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). I am extremely proud to have achieved this honour after a number of years working towards it. In 2018 I obtained my first Gold Bar (double Masters).

photo by Ignacio Palacios

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.

 


Rain Hayes IR Photographer



In this episode, Jack and John welcome Rain Hayes to the program. Rain Hayes photographerRain has been gaining prominence recently with her amazing photography, particularly her IR photography.  She recently completed a course for KelbyOne.com in which she teaches the ins and outs of IR photography for those that are wanting to try it out, or elevate their current skills.  She has long led a creative life and this creativity comes through her work in ways that are amazing.  Please give this episode a listen and for sure check out Rains amazing work on her website.

Rain Hayes Website:  www.rainhayes.com

KelbyOne.com Link to her IR course: https://members.kelbyone.com/course/rain-hayes-infrared-photography/

 

IR photograph from Rain Hayes


Guy Tal New Book Announcement



Jack and John once again welcome the renowned author, photographer and educator Guy Tal to the podcast.  In this episode, Guy has some big new in announcing his latest book that is in the works.  If you know Guys writing, you know he is quite cerebral and delves in to the psyche, motivations and philosophy around artists creating art.  His latest book will be an exploration more centered around philosophy for living our best lives, which also happens to include creating art.

Interview with Guy Tal announcing latest book

 

Guys Website: https://guytal.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.


Image Critiques



In this episode Jack and John discuss several topics, including the rise in AI generated images in photography.  Plus, we discuss the importance of developing a circle of trusted people to provide constructive feedback about your images in order to grow you artistic vision and skills.  Of course, you yourself need to be the strongest critic and need to develop the skills to do this in an un-emotional way, shedding the baggage and emotional attachment you may feel to an image, at least during the critical evaluation stages.

Jacks Article on Image Critiques: https://jackgrahamphoto.com/2019/04/18/critiquing-images-the-importance-of-reviewing-your-work/

We are still seeking listener submitted images for our YouTube channel image critiques.  Please send any images you’d like Jack and John to review to wetalkphoto@gmail.com

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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 Tony Sweet



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.

Photographer Tony Sweet

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.


Design Thinking



Do you apply design thinking when you are composing your photographs?  Well, if you do or don’t, listen in as Jack and John discuss what this concept is and why it can be an important skill to acquire and refine in order to improve your photographic compositions.

This episode is also available on YouTube, click HERE to watch.

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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.