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Create. Photography. is a podcast about the creative side of photography. Host Daniel Sigg will discuss a broad range of topics that are meant to inspire and hope to provide new perspectives. This is a podcast for anyone interested in photography and making photographs. Each show will focus on one topic that relates to the creative side of photography; the show is a mix of solo shows and interviews. A companion website will include show notes, and links to resources.
 
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#8. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss storytelling in photography with Ted Vieira. Ted Vieira is a Las Vegas based photographer, focusing on portrait photography. He really appreciate seeing a photo that tells a story. Ted says that [the story] is the thing that makes someone keep coming back to look at the photo…
 
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! Portland By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 84 pages, published 3/3…
 
#11. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss how to leverage the physics of light creatively. This in theory dry topic will hopefully become more interesting as we discuss how we can leverage some of the light properties creatively. We will talk about light properties, light rules, and things like dispersion, refractio…
 
Yulia • Kodak Tri-X EI 1600 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 Perfect Gift for the Holidays! Ghosts and …
 
#10. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss some thoughts and considerations why to creatively pursue black and white photography. Daniel will also review two images from two photographers. Today’s topic is big, and it will be very difficult if not impossible to do it justice in just one episode. Ultimately it comes d…
 
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. Enjoy. The Links Ima…
 
#9. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss light, lighting and other creative topics with Don Giannatti. Don is a former commercial photographer, owner of an ad agency, and current photography mentor/coach. Don understands lighting, and teaches how to light correctly (whether natural or with strobes or with reflectors…
 
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 say on that subject. I know, shocker, huh. …
 
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!) I’ll share that episode with…
 
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 came from the Leica JPEG files, most sooc. The Links Lei…
 
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! Vegas Noir By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 78 pages, published 1/31/2020 Las Ve…
 
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) You Owe It To Yourself To Buy This Book! Portland By…
 
#7. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, we will discuss American photographer Saul Leiter. Biography excerpt from Saul Leiter Foundation "1948 Leiter had begun to experiment in color, largely using Kodachrome 35 mm film past its sell-by date. His main subjects were street scenes and his small circle of friends. Leiter made an enormous and uniqu…
 
Yuliya • Leica M (typ 262) • Summicron 50 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 subj…
 
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! Ghosts and the Aesthetic of the Past By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 74 pages, published 2/3/2…
 
Leica M3 • Summicron 50 • Ilford Delta100 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 Vide…
 
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! Portland By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 84 pages, published 3/3/2020 Portland, Oregon. Th…
 
#6. In today’s episode, host Daniel Sigg has a discussion with Kyle McDougall about his project An American Mile. In American Mile, Kyle depicted a 256 days trip across the United States, exploring the small towns and backroads that are strewn across its vast landscape. Daniel and Kyle discuss this project and also projects in general. And along th…
 
“It was the first time Mark had come to Vegas…” 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 than this! Portland By…
 
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! Vegas Noir By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 78 pages, published 1/31/2020 Las Vegas, Nevada is, in many ways, a very unique place. That’s actua…
 
#5. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY we will discuss the importance of photography projects (and also one of the most important photography projects of all time). Photography projects are a fantastic way for photographers to focus some of their work, and to get and to stay motivated. As mentioned in episode 1, projects might be a way out of c…
 
Yuliya | Leica M262 • Summicron 50mm 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 works best for …
 
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! Vegas Noir By Ted Vieira in Film Photography Projects 78 pages, published 1/31/2020 Las Vegas, Nevada is, in many ways, a very unique place. That’s actu…
 
#4. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss travel photography with professional travel photographer Gary Arndt. Gary Arndt is an American travel photographer and blogger. Back in 2007, Gary sold his house and started traveling the world. He documented his journey with his camera and via his blog called Everything Ever…
 
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. Enjoy. The Links JoinFrames.…
 
#3. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss how limitation can spur creativity with Australian photographer and filmmaker Hashem McAdam. Hashem discusses how too many options can hurt creativity and how limitation can paradoxically increase it. Since both of us are film photographers (which also is limiting in its own …
 
#2. In this episode of Create. Photography. host Daniel Sigg will discuss mindfulness in photography. And in particular how being mindful can help us create better images. We will discuss the important concept of visualization of photographs, a concept discovered by then 25-year-old Ansel Adams. The show notes contains a link to a related blog post…
 
#1. Welcome to Create. Photography. A podcast all about the creative side of photography. In this episode, host Daniel Sigg will introduce the podcast, tell you a little bit about himself, tell you what’s coming, and jump right into the first topic: how to overcome creative block in photography. Visit https://danielsiggphotography.com/signup where …
 
Geneva 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 Links TAVPhotography.com Saul L…
 
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. Here are some of my shots that …
 
Leica M Typ 262 • Summicron 50mm 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) appeare…
 
Miss doing photo shoots during lockdown – Jonny – Kodak Tri-X, EI 1600 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 …
 
Leica M6 • Summicron 50mm • Kodak Tri-X EI 1600 I hope this episode finds everyone healthy and safe. Such a different time right now. I want to talk about that a little bit. Also, that old conversation regarding 50mm vs 35mm primes, and for the shots I love the most, it usually comes from 50mm. It’s a different look. Then a couple words about Monop…
 
Latest book – Portland inside the cover A couple shots of the Steel Bridge back cover Projects – it’s my favorite form of photography these days. I haven’t been doing much random photography these days. I shoot with the project in mind. But… sometimes that means I’m not shooting as much. I’ll share my thoughts on this stuff, and would look forward …
 
This week’s episode is kind of mixed bag. Have you shot any ACROS II yet? I ordered a couple rolls from Freestyle. Haven’t shot it yet, but have some thoughts on this i’ll share with you. Also the topic of how using gear that maybe you’ve kind of forgotten about can kind of make things interesting again. And a couple thoughts about Leica JPEG files…
 
If you were to make a photo book (and I really hope you do), what would it be about? In this episode I’ll talk more about things I’ve been doing with MagCloud and the books I’m working on. I’ll let you know some things I’ve learned along the way. My hope is that if you aren’t printing books yet, this might inspire you to do so. It really is a lot o…
 
I hope everyone has been doing good and enjoying the holiday season. In this episode I want to catch you up on how things are going with using MagCloud for publishing my book. Also, I’ve had some lens issues I’ve been dealing with lately. I’ll share my story on that and see if you guys have any input. A few other things as well on this episode of P…
 
Well, good news – Fujifilm ACROS II has an official shipping date! This has been announced for a while now, but that’s okay. Anytime is a good time to talk about ACROS. What do you guys and gals think about Instagram’s plan to remove the “Likes”? I’ll share my 2 cents. Shooting something different. Last weekend I found myself shooting in one of the…
 
I recently was involved in a project for a client that ended up being one of the most meaning peaces of work I’ve done in a long time. I’ll talk about that. Also, took another day trip out with my friend, Garrett last week. More cool stuff. I’ll share my thoughts on why I really love the shots I got on this outing, over the shots I got from the las…
 
Leica M6 • Summicron 35mm • Fujifilm ACROS EI 400 Many of us as photographers have certain genres where we tend to spend a lot of our time; certain subjects that we’re more passionate about shooting. That’s a good thing because the more we shoot those subjects we’re most passionate about, the more we refine our process and develop are skill set in …
 
Jonny • Fujifilm X-Pro2 • XF 56mm f1.2 • ACROS+G film simulation It’s been a while since I’ve recorded an episode of INSPIRED, but I was reading through Jay Maisel’s book, “It’s Not About the F-Stop” this morning and found a lesson that I thought would make a good topic for one of the shorter broadcasts. Enjoy. The post INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop…
 
Fred Herzog • Modern Color On September 9, we lost photographer, Fred Herzog. I’ve admired Fred’s work for sometime, but as I’m generally more obsessed with black and white photography I wasn’t necessarily looking at Mr. Herzog’s work as much as I should’ve been. With his recent passing, I started seeing more of his work displayed in posts as a mem…
 
The Importance of Goals Unless you’re a professional photographer with clients and paid assignments, it can be easy to leave the camera alone for long periods of time. You’re not pushed to keep shooting consistently and so maybe you don’t. If this is you, don’t feel bad, you’ve got lots of good company. But, one thing I feel is important in moving …
 
I’ve loved beeing a creative person ever since I can remember. I think all kids start out that way. Some of us strive to continue to maintain that level of creativity in our lives. I was thinking about it today and decided to put the question out there…. does being active in other creative fields fuel your photography… or do you feel like it stretc…
 
Fujifilm ACROS, EI 400 • Leica M6, Summicron 35mm Street Photography – What Does it Mean For You? Street Photography is a genre; a category of photography that when someone says, “Street Photography” I think we all kind of have an idea in our mind about what that term means. However, the thing is that street photography has grown into a category th…
 
Summer Heat • Fujifilm ACROS, EI 400 • Leica M6, Summicron 35mm Man, does the summer weather affect your photography? I live in Vegas, where if I go outside during the day I feel like I’m climbing directly into a tanning bed. I’m not complaining, but this really does modify my enthusiasm to get out and shoot, particularly during the day. Enjoy The …
 
Livin’ Off-Grid • Rollei Retro 400s • Leica M6, Summicron 35mm Minimalism is kind of a hot topic these days. Many people are working to live with a more minimal approach to life. I think this is worth looking at when it comes to photography as well. Enjoy. The Links Matt D’Avella’s channel on YouTube The Minimalism Documentary official site The pos…
 
Kodak Tri-X, EI 1600 • Leica M6, Summicron 50mm I think if you’ve been involved with photography for any amount of time you’ll be familiar with the term G.A.S. – Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It’s an easy path to get on, and I’ve enjoyed the pursuit of gear myself. Luckily less these days, but it IS a real thing. Lately I’ve found myself more involved…
 
William Eggleston Memphis c. 1969 William Eggleston – Not About the Wow Factor Every once in a while I’ll revisit a particular documentary on YouTube about photographer, William Eggleston. It’s a good reminder for me, to not miss the photographs in life that, while not epic in nature, still contain so much story and interest. I think that’s importa…
 
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