Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
For me listening to podcasts while walking around photographing go hand-in-hand. While I listen to a wide range of podcasts, what better than to listen to photography-related programming?
I've tried many, and there are only two that I still subscribe to, and I encourage you to give them both a try.
TWiP [This Week in Photography] is a blog and podcast that features some experienced photographers from diverse backgrounds, both pro and serious amateur, talking about the news, art and technology of photography. Mixed in with their audio podcast stream are videos that provide some visual introduction to such things as the histogram and HDR. The natural rapport between the presenters is what makes this so enjoyable to listen to. Their information is great, but it seems to stick in the head more when it comes across like a few buddies sharing experiences.
The TWiP podcast finds the happy place where it's not basic and not super high-end. I think any photographer of any level can learn from and enjoy listening to this show. Highly recommended.
The Image Doctors on Nikonians. Obviously this is targeted at all my fellow Nikon shooters out there and while some of what the two hosts talk about is platform-specific, a lot isn't. General discussions about composition, lighting and filters apply across the board. The discussion can often progress at a gentle pace, to put it nicely, but I think its better than the alternative of fast-paced yammering.
The deep info about Nikon cameras and lenses has informed the way I use my gear, and if you're also a Nikon shooter, this is a must-have on your mp3 player