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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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 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.