Episodes
Story telling. It’s one of my favorite aspects of the humans. People love to hear stories. Some people are great at telling stories. In this episode I share my thoughts on how story telling integrates with photography. Enjoy. A Book That Will Literally Change Your Life! The post Photography Matters Ep 100 – Story Telling appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 06/12/21
Published 06/12/21
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a fantastic time, hopefully with people you love. Today’s episode will be a short one, but I hope motivational. Enjoy. The Links James Maher Website MagCloud.com – Black Friday sale code: BFGIFT25 Something For The Whole Family! The post INSPIRED – Episode 51 – Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/26/20
For any of you who have known me for any amount of time, you’re very likely familiar with my obsession with black and white photography. If you ever wondered why it’s so one sided for me, I’ll let you know why 99 times out of 100, I’ll choose black and white over color. Enjoy. A […] The post Photography Matters Ep 99 – The Black & White of It… appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/25/20
We’ve all seen work from photographers who can shoot the seemingly ordinary scenes or subjects. But while it is something so ordinary, there is something there; something that does make the photo work. There is something about the shot that gives the photo an extraordinary feel. How does that happen. I’ll talk about this today. […] The post INSPIRED – Episode 50 – The Extraordinary Ordinary appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/13/20
Do you know, or are you, yourself, a photographer who doesn’t really want to study other photographer’s work? Some feel it could influence them too much? I’ve heard that kind of thing from time to time. Also, since we’ve been talking about selling your prints or books lately, I’ve got a little bit more to […] The post Photography Matters Ep 98 – DNA & Are Your Photos Good Enough appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/11/20
I know we all have our favorite cameras. I’ll talk about mine and reasons why they are my favorites. Also want to let you know about a reasonably new podcast out there. It’s called Create.Photography and its host is photographer, Daniel Sigg. I was recently on an episode with Daniel. Great guy. (good photographer, too!) […] The post INSPIRED – Episode 49 – Favorite Cameras & Create.Photography Podcast appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/06/20
I’ve been getting out with my camera a bit more these days. Just wanted to share a recent experience that inspired a new project. Also have a couple items about Leica gear. Helpful stuff if it applies to you. Enjoy. The Photos All photos shot with my Leica M262 and Summicron 50mm. All of them […] The post Photography Matters Ep 97 – Window Dressing and A Couple Leica Tips appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 11/03/20
Are you one of those photographers who always carry a camera with you? I mean a proper camera, not your phone. (although the cameras on our phones are becoming freakishly good) I’ll share my 2 cents on the topic. Enjoy A Real Page Turner, Great for Halloween! The post INSPIRED – Episode 48 – Do You Always Carry? appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/30/20
In recent video I uploaded to YouTube I talk about the concept of selling prints from your website. I thought I’d talk a little be more on that subject. Enjoy The Links Sell Prints From Your Website (last week’s youtube video TAVPhotography.com (if you want to see how I’ve set my site up to sell) […] The post INSPIRED – Episode 47 – Are You Printing? Are You Selling? appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/29/20
In 1998 at age 90, the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who swore by his Leica, said to Helmut Newton: “sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” Bourgeois means wealth without taste. Jim Austen That’s one of my favorite photography quotes. “sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” I’ll share my two cents on the subject. Enjoy. Dark Vegasy Stuff For […] The post INSPIRED – Episode 46 – Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/28/20
I think I remember doing an episode on this topic before, but I was recently asked by another photographer if they should start a podcast or do a YouTube channel. I’ll give my 2 cents on the subject. Enjoy. You Could Own This Book! Not Kidding! The post Photography Matters Ep 96 – Should You Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/27/20
I watched a YouTube video this morning from photographer, Thomas Heaton. Great photographer, great youtube channel. He was expressing his concerns about the idea of AI software doing the post processing of your images. I’ll give you my 2 cents on that. Enjoy. The Links Thomas Heaton’s Video AI Software Video Do You Own This […] The post INSPIRED – Episode 45 – AI Post Processing appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/26/20
Today I posted an episode of Photography Matters, talking about a variety of writing exercises to help build your storytelling chops. Just wanted to followup with a couple things I left out. This will be a short one. Crazy Awesome Book of the Week! The post INSPIRED – Episode 44 – Short Stories Continued appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/22/20
An idea had come to me today, and I think it might be a good one. An exercise that can help strengthen my storytelling muscle. Then I thought, why keep this to myself? Might as well share it with you and see if maybe this would sound interesting to you. It doesn’t get any better […] The post Photography Matters Ep 95 – Short Stories appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/21/20
You know how sometimes people produce work that’s actually designed more to impress their peers rather than accomplish the primary goal. I think this happens in photography sometimes. A Must Have! The post INSPIRED – Episode 43 – Don’t Shoot for Other Photographers; Shoot for Your Art appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/16/20
One of my favorite thing in photography and something I will always work to get better at is storytelling. Focal lengths can be powerful tools that can help you tell your stories better. I’ll share my thoughts on what works best for me and why, and on different lengths so you can think about what […] The post Photography Matters Ep 94 – Storytelling in Focal Lengths appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/13/20
Ideas – precious gifts for creatives. They are too valuable to ignore, thinking that you’ll get to it later. Best to write it down while it’s still fresh on your mind. This Book is Perfect for You! The post INSPIRED – Episode 42 – Ideas appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/09/20
Passion & Obsession – two of the most important tools in an artists bag. I’ll get asked, from time to time from other photographers something like, “What should I shoot so that I can stand out, build a following, do better on social media, etc…” Today’s conversation revolves around my standard answer to those questions. […] The post Photography Matters Ep 93 – Passion & Obsession appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 10/06/20
Mood, Feel and Story. These are three words you’ll read on the homepage of my photography website. For me, these are the three most important elements of a photograph. I’ll talk about why and I’d be curious to hear from you, what are the most important elements that you look for in your photographs. Enjoy. […] The post Photography Matters Ep 92 – Mood • Feel • Story appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 09/29/20
Change is inevitable. It’s one thing that we can count on. The good thing is that while sometimes change is uncomfortable, change is often the thing that keeps life (and our photography) interesting. Enjoy The Photos Roll From the Nikkormat The roll that came out of the camera was Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400, 24 exp. […] The post Photography Matters Ep 91 – The Blessing of Change appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 09/22/20
Hope you’re all doing well. Just thought I’d say hi and kind of catch up a bit. Enjoy. The Links T. Hopper’s YouTube Channel Adventure & Art YouTube Channel Daido Moriyama – Godfather of Japanese Street Photography – 森山 大道 The post Photography Matters Ep 90 – What I Did Over My COVID-19 Vacation (quarantine) appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 09/03/20
Haven’t checked in with you guys and gals for a while, so just wanted to say hi, see how everyone is doing, talk about film a bit; projects and just stuff in general. Stay safe. The Links Analog Insights video on Ferrania P-30 Film Ferrania Website Blue Moon Camera & Machine My books available through […] The post Photography Matters Ep 89 – Just Catching Up appeared first on Photography Matters.
Published 05/01/20