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

If you would like to become a patron of this podcast and help support our continued content, please visit patreon.com/johnpedersenphoto to explore ways you can help support the podcast.

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.


Music and Photography



John and Jack are pleased to welcome John Barclay and Cole Thompson to the podcast to discuss the topic of how music and photography share some similarities.  John B and Jack are both accomplished musicians and Cole and John P are both music aficionados, so together they have a broad understanding of music and can relate how that artistic form is similar in many ways to the photographic arts.

This episode is also available on our We Talk Photo YouTube channel.  Click HERE to view it.

If you would like to support We Talk Photo, please consider becoming a Patron of the show by signing up at Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/johnpedersenphoto

 

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 Greg Vaughn



Jack and John pleased to welcome travel photographer, workshop leader and acclaimed author, Greg Vaughn to the show.  Greg is a Greg Vaughn photographer resident of the PNW but has travelled extensively throughout his 40+ year photography career.  Greg has written several books and received numerous awards for them.  Listen in as we get to know more about Greg and discuss his work and upcoming projects.

Gregs Bio:

I’ve worked in several genres of photography during my career, including photojournalism, public relations, advertising, and stock photography. I now concentrate on combining my love of photography, travel, and the natural world with leading photography workshops and sharing my insights with location guides for avid photographers. When not leading workshops, I work at producing quality images for stock and fine art prints.

I am the author and photographer of two guidebooks covering the Pacific Northwest USA. Photographing Oregon won the Independent Book Publishers Association Ben Franklin Award for best travel book of 2010. Photographing Washington, a photographer’s guide to The Evergreen State, won awards from both the IBPA and NATJA. Oregon: A Photographic Journey is a collection of some of my favorite photos of my home state, published by FarCountry Press. My online photographer’s guide to the Oregon Coast is available at PhotoHound.co.

Gregs Website:  www.GregVaughn.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.


Alister Benn Out of Darkness



Jack and John are honored to welcome Alister Benn to the show.  Alister is regarded as one of the leaders in the landscape photography genre with his expressive and introspective work.  He comes to us today to talk about his new printed book, Out of Darkness. Here is how Alister describes the genesis of the book: “In January 2017 I travelled to one of the emptiest places on earth; The Gobi Desert in northern China. There, I underwent a complete creative epiphany, and over the following 6 expeditions into that region, began to rewrite the story of my life and gain understanding and perspective on my mental health. It is no understatement to say that my creativity has been the gateway to a more balanced and accepting life.

Alisters Bio:

Scottish born Alister Benn is an award winning Landscape Photographer and founder of Expressive Photography Limited.

His passion for individual creativity and expression make him an enthusiastic instructor and someone who wants everyone to have the confidence to express their own unique voice.

“It is unfortunate that in these days of popularity and social media, that many of us have lost the pure basic reason why we started making landscape photographs in the first place – to be outside, engaging with nature.”

Alister is a strong advocate of engaging with the landscape in an organic way, unrestrained by conventions, rules or the pressure of external validation.

Expressive Photography Website:  https://expressive.photography

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.


Michael Gordon in Lenswork



John and Jack welcome back Michael Gordon to the program to talk about his most recent accomplishment, having a collection of images, titled Denizens, featured in Lenswork Magazine.  Lenswork is one of the premier magazines devoted to photography and it’s quite an honor to be published within.  During this discussion they also touch on the concepts of portfolios and the benefits of constructive criticisms.

Michael Gordon in Lenswork Magazine

Lenswork Magazine: https://www.lenswork.com/

Michael E. Gordon is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer best known for his black and white impressions of California’s deserts which, said Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the natural world yields quiet images of depth and discovery.

Michaels Website:  https://www.michael-gordon.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.


100th Episode!



We celebrate our 100th episode by gathering together a few of our close friends on this special podcast.  Sharing stories and funny anecdotes, part of our joy of photography is the friendships and experiences we share along the way.  Please join us on this special episode and think about all the great times you’ve had while involved in photography.  Such a wonderful passion we all share!

Thank you to all our wonderful listeners out there!  Without you, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.  You are the best!!!

Jack graham and john pedersen in the forest

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