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PhotoNetCast - Photography podcast - Part 3

Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #89 – Photography Accessories

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 09-12-2014 | 2 Comments

Photography Accessories


This episode sees the return of Sam Scholes to the co-hosting team.

A round through the news takes us to the heated discussion about Flickr using CC-licensed images for their wall art business – but are they really doing anything legally wrong?

Also, GoPro makers seem to be developing a new line of consumer drones to be the perfect match for their cameras. However, with the FAA planning to tighten the regulations on commercial use of drones, is this the best move fore them?

And for the stock photographers out there, how would you like to have your images captioned (maybe even keyworded) by your computer? Google getting closer.



And a reminder that we are giving away two copies of David Taylor’s Mastering Landscape Photography. Just let us know you want one via the comments below, email, twitter, facebook, etc. More details on the giveaway just around the corner.




In terms of accessories (thanks to Dieter for suggesting the topic), here are some of those we mentioned on the episode:





ColorChecker Passport   ND Filters Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large – BlackBlackDust blower RapidStrap
Circular Polarizers   Microfiber cloth LensPen Circular Polarizers
Cable/Remote release   Ruggard Card Case Pixel Pocket Rocket
    M-Plate LensPen
    Wacom Tablet LED flashlight
    X-Rite ColorMunki Cable/Remote release


Selected from the Web


Sam: Flickr

Scott: NitzStrap

Bob: Pop Spots

Antonio: DUFFY: The Man Who Shot the Sixties

Mastering Landscape Photography – Giveaway

Posted in Contests on 01-12-2014 | 1 Comment


A few days ago I wrote a review of the new David Taylor’s book Mastering Landscape Photography, published in the UK by the Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications.

Now, PhotoNetCast has two copies of Mastering Landscape Photography to giveaway to our listeners.

All you have to do is share the word about the giveaway or the book – tweet about it, share it on facebook, post it on Google+. As long as you tag the show we should be able to find it. We are here on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries on December 25.

If you’re not lucky this time, you can always buy it directly from the publisher.

Good luck.

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