Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #88 – The Ultimate Filter Show

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 16-11-2014 | 1 Comment

Everything in the interwebs these days seems to be “Mega this…”, “Hyper that…”. This episode is about filters, so…

The Ultimate Filter Show


I had the pleasure of having both Scott Wyden and Richard Wong as guests on this episode to help me in the filter discussion.

Before filters, we had a look at some recent news:

Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica (Oct 24 – Jan 11; Deichtor Hallen)

natural History museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment to be reprinted

2013 Conviction at Zion National Park Serves as Reminder

And then to Filters… Here’s a short list of the filters we discussed.

What is a filter?
Attachment types
Filter types
Color balance
Neutral Density
Graduated neutral Density
        Hard Edge
Soft Edge
Reverse GND
Color Graduated Density Filters
B&W filters
    Hot Mirror filters
Infrared filters
    Diffusion / Softening filters


Can’t really get much more comprehensive than this.

Enjoy the show…



We still had time for our listener questions and, as usual, our Selected from the Web

PhotoNetCast #87 – Highlights from Photokina 2014

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 30-09-2014 | Comment

Highlights from one of the largest photography industry shows – Photokina 2014


Every two years, Cologne, Germany, is stage for one of the biggest (if not the biggest) photography industry shows. Thousands or visitors and delegates fill the halls with so much gear that being there is like an gambling addict being dropped in the middle of Vegas…

Anyway, the rumours and announcements abound in the days leading to the event.

In this episode we take a look not at rumours, but at some of the announcements from this year’s show.

Enjoy the show…



In no particular order:

DSLR Cameras

  • Nikon D750 $2300 (24MP, FX, 6.5fps, 12800ISO, 1080p, tilting LCD, WiFi

  • Canon 7D Mk II $1800 (20MP, APS-C, 10fps, 65 point AF, 16000ISO, GPS, dual cards)

Mirrorless and Compact


Accessories etc.


Selected from the Web


Bob: The Photo Frontier

Sean: Bruce Gilden Critiques Art Photography (NSFW)

Dave: Malkovich, Malkovitch, Malkovitch: Homage to Photographic Masters by Sandro Miller


PhotoNetCast #86 – The Value of Photography

Posted in Guests, PhotoNetCast Shows on 09-09-2014 | Comment

Number 86

The Value of Photography


If you listened to show number 85, you probably remember that we discussed South African photographer Greg Lumley’s offer to sell his one-off aerial panorama of Cape Town for $35000. After the show was released, Greg contacted us (you can read his response in the comments on the show page) so we invited him to join us for a discussion about his image and, more generally, the value of imagery and photography today.





In the news, we talked about the verdict in the Morel vs AFP case being upheld – that’s US$1.2M.  Still with copyrights, the appeals Court says streamlined copyright registration for collections is legal, and the Wikimedia Foundation is being naughty.

On Kickstarter there was a campaign for SnaPICam, a Raspberry Pi powered Touchscreen Digital Camera complete with interchangeable lenses – as of this writing, the funding was unsuccessful Sad smile

The Research labs at Microsoft have been busy, and they have published some results of adjusted Hyperlapse, and the results are very very interesting.

To finish off the news, we talked about Canon launching Irista, a free dropbox-like cloud storage service for photos.


Enjoy the show…



Selected from the Web



Photo Copyright Greg Lumley – used with permission