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This month Bart talks photojournalism and photo editing with retired LA Times photographer Robert Lachman. Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp94 Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q & A shows at http://lets-talk.ie/photoq. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpod Links: Let's Talk Photog…
 
In this solo show, and very much inspired by last month's chat with Antonio Rosario about the railway photographer O. Winston Link, Bart digs a little deeper into the whys and the hows of railway photography. The first part of the show explores the differences between thinking about shooting railways as opposed to trains, with the hope of inspiring…
 
How do you consider yourself as a photographer in terms of the work you do? Is it important to tell your viewers how you define your work as being a particular kind or made with a particular camera, or does the work you make define you instead? If I make more images, like the one … Continue reading Camera Position 213 : What’s your hashtag? →…
 
This month Antonio turns the tables on Bart, interviewing him about one if his favourite photographers, O. Winston Link. Link was a commercial professional commercial photographer by day, but a dedicated amateur railway photographer by night (literally!).Show notes are available at lets-talk.ie/ltp91Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q …
 
This month Bart is joined by keen photographer and videographer Wally Cherwinsky. We all strive to come home with interesting photos, and Wally has an unusual suggestion to help you get there — think like a videographer. Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp90Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q A shows at http://lets-tal…
 
In this solo show Bart does his best to excite you about wide angle photography, and to convince you to give it a go! Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp89 Reminder - you can submit questions for future questions and answers shows at http://lets-talk.ie/photoq. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltp…
 
This episode covers some practical details. I go over the places where you can listen to Camera Position and list a number of online resources for you to explore photography that go beyond the “usual suspects” of Instagram – Flickr – Facebook. – Sources – Where to Listen to Camera Position Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts … Continue reading Camera Po…
 
In this solo show Bart explains why he's so excited about the ProRaw feature Apple released for the iPhones 12 pro in December. It turns out the file format format underpinning it all is open, and it heralds a lot of very interesting possibilities for all cameras and image editing apps, not just for future iPhones and iOS apps! Show notes are avail…
 
In this solo show Bart lays out the 12 reasons he believes phones in cameras have gone from pathetic jokes to amazing photographic tools. 2020 is the first year that Bart took 100% of his 'keepers' on his phone, and didn't fire the shutter on his DSLR even once! Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp87 Reminder - you can submit questi…
 
I can’t think of a time in my life that has been more disconcerting than this last year. The pandemic and the disruption to our daily routine. We don’t work the same, we don’t socialize in the same way, we don’t go out or see friends or family. We are certainly in strange and uncertain … Continue reading Camera Postion 210 : The Calming Camera →…
 
During this pandemic time, we have been forced to trade in the allure of travel for the allure of the backyard. As I return to the podcast after a long absence, I explore the idea that you don’t need to go somewhere special to make special photographs. Instead, you need to go deeper wherever you … Continue reading Camera Position 209 : Your Own Bac…
 
This month Bart is joined by returning guest and photographer Jeff Curto. This is another instalment in the series-within-a-series where Bart invites photographers he respects to evangelise photographers they respect. The sky is the limit, guests can choose any photographer who's been active at any time between the invention of photography and the …
 
This month's show is best described as an un-expected part two for last month's show. Bart shares some thoughts on finding inspiration in the ordinary things around us as we continue to face COVID-induced restrictions and confinement. It is possible to find great photographic opportunities in the most mundane places if you can find a different way …
 
In this solo show Bart shares his experiences finding photographic inspiration in 2020. The show was triggered by a memory of a poem by the Irish writer W. B. Yeats. Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp84 Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q A shows at http://lets-talk.ie/photoq. Please consider supporting the show on Pa…
 
In this solo show Bart explains the effect of each of the photo adjustment sliders in the built-in iOS camera and photos apps. Ever wondered what the difference is between exposure, brightness and brilliance? If so, this is the show for you! Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp83 Reminder - you can submit questions for future Q & A …
 
This month full-time amateur photographer Doug Kaye joins Bart to evangelise the work of photographer David Burnett. David's work defies categorisation or easy description, but it is certainly both original and creative. You can see David's work at https://www.davidburnett.com/. Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp82 Reminder - you …
 
Bart returns for another solo show, picking up where he left off last time. In the previous show Bart gave his take on the so-called 'Rule of Thirds' — useful as a guideline sometimes, but definitely not a universal rule! If the rule of thirds is only helpful some of the time, are there other guidelines photographers may fine helpful the rest of th…
 
In this solo show Bart describes the so-called 'Rule of Thirds', and then teases apart what it's good for, and more importantly, what it's not good for. He argues in favour of its use as a tool in your proverbial tool box, but that you should be careful never let it constrain your creativity. Show notes are available at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp80 R…
 
This month Bart is joined by Kirk McElhearn from the PhotoActive podcast. This show is part of an on-going mini-series where Bart invites fellow photographers on to evangelise any photographer of their choice from any time in photography's history. Kirk chose to share his love of the contemporary photographer Michael Kenna. Show notes, including th…
 
This month Bart is joined by Jeff Gamet from TextExpander. Bart and Jeff use the winner's of Apple's Night Mode photo competition as a vehicle for discussing Night Mode on modern smartphones. As well as critiquing the images themselves Bart and Jeff try to figure out how they were shot, and what we can all learn from them. You'll want to look at th…
 
This month Bart is joined by fellow podcaster and photographer Jeff Carlson from the PhotoActive podcast. In the second of what will hopefully be an on-going series, Jeff evangelises twice former Whitehouse photographer Pete Souza, the source of some of the most compelling images of Presidents Reagan and Obama. Please consider supporting the show o…
 
In this solo show Bart continues the on-going photographic jargon series. This time Bart aims to make sense of the confusing sea of file formats out there. Why do they all exist, what are they for, and which ones should you use and avoid? Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpod Show notes at https://lets-talk.ie/lt…
 
This month Bart is joined by fellow podcaster and photographer Antonio Rosario. In the first of what will hopefully be an on-going series, Antonio evangelises photographer Walker Evans. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpod Show notes at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp74By Bart Busschots
 
In this solo show Bart shares his opinions on the next wave of photographic technology — computational photography. Bart starts with his argument as to why computational photography even is photography, and then explains why he's so impressed with what the latest generation of smartphone cameras can do. Please consider supporting the show on Patreo…
 
In this solo show Bart walks through some of the cool effects that often go un-noticed in the skies above our heads. We should all be keeping an eye out for these phenomena so we can photograph them as and when they appear. There's so much more going on up there than rainbows! Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpo…
 
This month's show is a bit of an experiment — it's a solo show, but unlike previous solo shows. Rather than focus on a single topic, Bart visits three mini-topics instead. First, a discussion about selfies and social media inspired by an article by Wes Siler entitled 'Selfies Don't Kill People', second, a discussion on minimalistic editing inspired…
 
This month Bart invited Jeff Carlson from the PhotoActive podcast to join him to critique and learn from the 10 images Apple recently chose as the winners of their 'Shot on iPhone' competition. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpod Shownotes at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp67…
 
By slowing down as we look at photographs – ours or someone else’s – we can more easily bring ourselves to the photograph, and by doing that, learn more about the medium and ourselves. Play Podcast: Links for this Episode: My Instagram Feed – Follow me and I’ll follow back Sign up for the Workshops … Continue reading Camera position 208 : Bringing …
 
This month Bart chats with photographer and podcaster Clay Daly from the Through My Lens podcast. The conversation is wide-ranging, but loosely focused around the quetion of what is and is not photography. The same phrase came up again and again — "the Image has to Speak for Itself". Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.c…
 
This month Bart follows up his ‘potted history of capturing light’ (Episode 62 from November 2018) with an interview with photographer and retired professor Jeff Curto on the complex interplay between technology and art throughout photography’s history. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ltpod Shownotes at https://l…
 
This month Bart continues his conversation on Street Photography with Antonio Rosario from Switch to Manual and the Street Shots Podcast. You'll find the first part of the conversation as Episode 61 from October 2018. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ltpod Shownotes at https://lets-talk.ie/ltp63…
 
In this solo show Bart takes you on a journey from photography's pre-history right through to the digital age. Photography may have been announced to the world in 1839, but it took a lot of work by a lot of people to get to that point, and of course, a lot of work to get from there to our modern smartphone cameras! Please consider supporting the sh…
 
Musicians warm up before they make music, but what about visual artists? Do photographers need to warm up before they create photographs? I think yes, and with the help of a podcast listener, we posit some ideas for getting warmed up visually. Play Podcast: Links for this Episode: University of Georgia’s Cortona Studies Abroad … Continue reading Ca…
 
Some thoughts on living an artful life, led off by poet Mary Oliver’s “Instructions on Living a Life” Pay attention Be Astonished Tell about it. Play Podcast: Links for this Episode: Mary Oliver– The American poet at the Poetry Foundation Twyla Tharp – a brief video of some of Tharp’s choreography Samuel Beckett – … Continue reading Camera Position…
 
In this solo show Bart explores the workings of the digital sensors that are at the heart of our modern cameras. How do they work? How do they differ from each other? What's the difference between CCD and CMOS? What difference does size make? What's full frame and how is it different from Micro Four Thirds? What's Backside Illumination? And much mo…
 
In this month's solo show Bart ponders inspiration, and particularly how things we disapprove of and dislike can none-the-less inspire us. Bart also ponders the really big question — does photography make a difference? This show was inspired by some great discussions on two recent Shutter Time episodes (193 & 195) with Antonio Rosario, Sid & Mac.…
 
Many people think of a wide lens as a way to get farther away from a subject, but I think of a wide lens as a way for us to get closer… a wide lens is really a close-up lens, allowing us to create a dominant subject in the frame by emphasizing the difference in … Continue reading Camera Position 203 : Your Eyes and The Lens →…
 
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