Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #94 – Moving to Mirrorless, with Brian Matiash

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 05-04-2015 | 1 Comment

Thinking of a move to a mirrorless system?


As we hinted a few episodes back, we have the privilege of being joined by Brian Matiash to discuss his move to the Sony mirrorless system after over a decade shooting Canon dSLRs. If you want some more background to Brian’s move, he has written a free ebook about it. We talked about his reasons, advantages and disadvantages of the mirrorless cameras in general and the Sony system in particular, the biggest challenges faced, shooting hybrid with Canon lenses, EVF technology, and much more. We hope you enjoy the discussion.

In the news, we look at a promising new technology that could revolutionize lenses, the World Press Photo revokes a prize, and Defrozo goes Kickstarter.

As always, any feedback is very much welcome.

Enjoy the show…



Selected from the Web


Brian: Rob Whitworth’s Dubai Flow Motion

Scott: Jesse Summers beautiful long exposure and star photography

Bob:Salt of the Earth,” a documentary about Sebastião Salgado and his work

Dave: Fair Witness – Street Photography by David Lykes Keenan

Sean: Real Meaning of Common Photographic Terms

Antonio: Ceramic prints that survived the ages

PhotoNetCast #93 – Creating and Maintaining your Photography Portfolio

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 09-03-2015 | Comment

Photography Portfolios

In this episode, Antonio, Dave and Jacob Lucas discuss the news, answer some questions from listeners and discuss how they go about building and maintaining a photography portfolio. How do we define a portfolio and what do we intend it for? How often should you update the work in the portfolio and how should you go about deciding exactly what goes in and what stays out?

In the news this week, rumors of the upcoming release of Adobe Lightroom 6, Lytro’s finances and plans to move into virtual reality and movies, Getty Images’ cash-flow woes, Serif Affinity, a new, low cost image editor with Photoshop in its sights, and that blue and black (or was it white and gold?) dress.



Information related to listener questions

Mark asked about whether welders’ glass would be suitable for use in shooting the upcoming solar eclipse. No-one on the panel had looked into this but it was felt that it would likely introduce unpleasant distortions in the photos and may not be dark enough to use safely. Regardless, our advice was NEVER to use the viewfinder to focus when shooting into the sun. Poke the lens through a hole in the center of a large card or sheet of thick paper and use as much neutral density filtration as you can in front of the lens. ALWAYS use live view to focus.

This picture was taken by Dave a couple of years ago using a 10-stop ND filter stacked with a polarizer (12 stops of density in total) and a 400mm lens on a crop sensor body.

Transit of Venus, June 5th 2012

An image of the sun showing the planet Venus in transit. (c) 2012 Dave Wilson

Some more advice on shooting solar eclipses:

Selected from the Web

PhotoNetCast #92 – Doing Your Own Thing

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 19-02-2015 | Comment

Defining your photographic style


In this episode Antonio Marques, Sean Galbraith, Bob Lussier and Scott Kivowitz engage in a discussion about defining style in photography, how to develop one and finding inspiration from other photographic works and bodies of work to help photographers learn while introducing individuality into their work. What do you think? Does photographic style still exist?

In the news, the megapixel wars rages on with the new Canon 5DS and 5DSR, Nikon releases a super niche D810a, Scott introduces a perfect Nikon mirrorless full frame and the darkroom comes to the iPhone.

No time for listener questions, so we’ll have a few more on the next episode.

For now, enjoy the show…


Selected from the Web


Bob: Gotham: a moody BW Timelapse of San Francisco

Scott: New KelbyOne Lightroom show

Sean: World Press Photo Awards; Gallery

Antonio: Martin Gommel’s new work on refugees