Interview with Mark Lewis from Prograde Digital



Jack and John interview Mark Lewis from the ProGrade Digital Inc. Prograde specializes in professional quality memory cards and workflow accessories for photography and video. Mark has been in marketing for over 20 years and part of that time was spent at SanDisk where he built the consumer marketing organization when it was an OEM-focused company and then most recently he was at Lexar running marketing for that organization.

The idea for ProGrade Digital started back in 2017 when the market for NAND flash started to tighten and manufacturers shifted focus from the removable storage market in favor of their enterprise business.  A core team of people from Lexar, that also built the business at SanDisk, decided to take their passion for this market and focus on the professional end of the market. – thus the name, ProGrade Digital. Listen in as Mark talks about the history, technology and future of ProGrade Digital and how it could benefit your photography or video projects.

https://progradedigital.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.


Being A Professional Photographer



Jack and John discuss the ups and downs of being a professional photographer.  Long days on the road, endless paperwork, relentless marketing needs, government bureaucracy, certifications, permits and the list goes on and on.  Working with people and teaching photography in amazing places is a dream job, however, there is also a lot of un-glamorous work behind the scenes that most people don’t see.   Tune in for a glimpse in to what it takes to be a professional workshop leader/photographer.

 

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 Bill Fortney



Episode 4 of We Talk Photo features our interview of Bill Fortney, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet in the photography business.  Listen as Jack and John talk to Bill about his storied career, fun tales from the business and some of his thoughts on photography today and in the future.  It’s a great listen!!!

Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 45 years of experience in-the-field. Bill has done professional work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer. Bill’s best selling books include; The Nature of America (with David Middleton), American Vision (with David Middleton, John Shaw and Wayne Lynch), America From 500 Feet (with Wesley Fortney), Bill Fortneys Great Photography Workshop. America From 500 Feet II (with Mark Kettenhofen). Bill’s books have sold well over 150,000 copies, placing him on the list of best selling photographer/authors in America. Bill has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association. Bill currently teaches for KelbyOne and appears at Photoshop World as a speaker/teacher. Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company and for you can learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work at www.billfortney.com Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will take bring you in to their conversations and stories as they share they collective experience in the photography business.


Vent with Jack and John



A lighthearted look at a few of the things that bother us! Because we spend so much time in the field and on the road we get the opportunity to observe people in their natural habitat and have lots of time to think about things. This episode is dedicated to a few of the more interesting things  that we’ve witnessed or have thought about.  It’s a tongue in cheek look at the human condition related to photography.

Remember, these are only our opinions and we are trying to have fun with this, so don’t take it too seriously.  We will be doing another of these episodes in the future, so if you have any rants, we’d love to hear them and possibly discuss them in our next version of Vent with Jack and John.  Send us an email at  wetalkphoto@gmail.com with your suggestion.

Also, if there is any topic you’d like us to cover in future episodes, let us know.

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will take bring you in to their conversations and stories as they share they collective experience in the photography business.


NANPA Summit, Fuji X-T3, Single Lens Shooting and More



Jack and John get in to the swing of the podcast talking about current events, a little bit of gear talk as well as share some interesting tidbits from the photo industry.

Highlights of this episode…

  • Review of the NANPA Summit in Las Vegas
  • Single lens shooting – which lens would you choose
  • Fuji X-T30
  • Preview of “Vent with Jack and John” episode

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will take bring you in to their conversations and stories as they share they collective experience in the photography business.