Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #82 – Panoramic and 360-degrees Photography, with Ron Pepper

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 26-09-2013 | 1 Comment

Panoramas and 360-degree photos


In this episode we are joined by Ron Pepper to talk about his expertise in panoramic photography, with emphasis in 360-degree images. While panoramic images are frequently made, and even more so with the large advances of software for this specific application, 360-degree images are not so frequent, and still demand attention for their interactivity. This is probably the only type of photography that is mostly reserved for the web and Ron is a skilful artist in achieving quasi-magic results.

Road to the Cullin Hills
© Antonio Marques, Isle of Skye, Scotland


In the news, we talk about Photoshop World, the new Sony QX “Lens Cameras”, the Creative Cloud deal for photographers ($9.99 – bargain), and a new promising technology developed in partnership between Cornell and Adobe. Take a look at the video below,  after the show notes.

As always, feedback is most welcome.

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Podcast Show Notes



PhotoNetCast #81 – News, Views, Questions and Toys

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 06-08-2013 | Comment

Lots of topics on this one.Creative Cloud, the New Galaxy NX, surprises from Lytro and Lightroom 5, plus a bunch of listeners’ questions:

Lurch: Hi, Thanks for all the work you guys do. I’ve just got one question for you right now. Can you explain light field photography/cameras like the Lytro. Is it just a gimmick or something that would be useful in higher end photography?

John DeVille: Hi guys. I’ve tried to read the manual of my camera, but I still don’t get this: when I press the button half way to lock focus, I’ll get 2, 3, maybe 4 red dots that light up. Are these the areas of the photo that the camera is focusing on? I can change the mode so that only one red dot shows up in the viewfinder. Do I want this?

Paul Maguire: I’ve recently started using film which was a new experience for me. With digital, all the exif data is there when you need it if you want to analyze an image and see what worked and what didn’t, but in film there’s no such thing. Any suggestions on what is the best way to record this info? Thanks

Takashi: Greting from Japan. Need help with white balance cards – Where in the frame do you put it? How to use it in software? Should I make two frames of every image one with card and one without? Many thanks for help

Frank Jesmond: I was wodering what aperture do you recommend for star trails and other night sky photography. If I consider it a landscape, then I’m thinking f5.6-8 no?



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PhotoNetCast #80 – Selling Prints

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 30-06-2013 | 3 Comments

Many apologies for the delay in releasing this one.

On this episode I’m joined by Dave Wilson and Jacob Lucas to discuss some ideas around selling prints from your photography – we discuss self-printing vs outsourcing, order fulfilment directly from a gallery websites, quality issues, personalisation, pricing, etc.

As usual, we had also time for a quick look at the recent news, and our selected from the web.

As always, suggestions and feedback are very much appreciated.

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Selected from the Web