TTIM 88 – The State of Landscape Photography, Part 2

TTIM 87-88 – State of Landscape Photography

This week’s episode is a special one. During the latest Out Of Chicago Summer Conference, Ugo was the moderator of a panel discussion about the State of Landscape Photography. The panelists were three very well-known landscape and outdoor photographers: Josh Cripps, Ian Plant, and Bill Fortney.

What ensued was a lively and, at times, humorous discussion about the joys and pains of being a professional landscape photographer, interspersed with reflections about the direction the industry is going: Are we seeing a resurgence of “natural” photography? Is it still possible to make a living doing outdoor photography? and more.

As the panel went on for about 90 minutes, we split the recording in two parts. This is the second part; the first part is here.

Apologies for the audio quality, which is not at the usual level of quality. The microphones in front of the stage picked up a bit of background noise, but we think it’s still intelligible and the contents of the conversation, which are what really matters, are too good not to share.

We would also like to thank Chris Smith and the staff at Out Of Chicago for giving us the opportunity and the means to record this. If you’ve never been to Out Of Chicago, you should definitely attend it and we’ll certainly be there again next year.

Duration 40m 37s.

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TTIM 87 – The State of Landscape Photography, Part 1

TTIM 87-88 – State of Landscape Photography

This week’s episode is a special one. During the latest Out Of Chicago Summer Conference, Ugo was the moderator of a panel discussion about the State of Landscape Photography. The panelists were three very well-known landscape and outdoor photographers: Josh Cripps, Ian Plant, and Bill Fortney.

What ensued was a lively and, at times, humorous discussion about the joys and pains of being a professional landscape photographer, interspersed with reflections about the direction the industry is going: Are we seeing a resurgence of “natural” photography? Is it still possible to make a living doing outdoor photography? and more.

As the panel went on for about 90 minutes, we split the recording in two parts. This is the first part; the second one will be published next week.

Apologies for the audio quality, which is not at the usual level of quality. The microphones in front of the stage picked up a bit of background noise, but we think it’s still intelligible and the contents of the conversation, which are what really matters, are too good not to share.

We would also like to thank Chris Smith and the staff at Out Of Chicago for giving us the opportunity and the means to record this. If you’ve never been to Out Of Chicago, you should definitely attend it and we’ll certainly be there again next year.

Duration 53m 05s.

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TTIM 86 – Winners of the June 2017 Photo Contest

June 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Starting with the month of June 2017, we are doing a monthly photo contest on our Facebook group, The Traveling Image Makers’ Corner. We invite the group members to submit one of their best photographs and, at the end of the month, we pick two winners and invite them to come on the show and tell us about their winning images and their photography.

The winners for the month of June, Nadja K. Rutkowski and Richard Leach, submitted an aerial photo of the Empire State Building and a poignant portrait of a boy on the streets of an Indian city, respectively. We thought those two stood above the rest, but it was a tough choice, since we got so many amazing submissions.

We also talk about Ralph’s new program, the Tour Organizer Training, where he’s teaching everyday people how to organize and lead their own trips, whether around the world, or around the corner. And these don’t have to be photography tours, but can be based on any special interest, such as food, walking, yoga, culinary, music, spirits, history and more.

Would you like to be one of the next guests on the podcast? Head over to our Facebook group, ask to join (if you’re not already a member) and look for the post pinned to the top for instructions. The contest for the month of July is still open, but we intend to do a new contest every month. Let’s see your best travel images!

Duration 38m 18s.

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TTIM 85 – Darlene Hildebrandt and Latin America

Darlene HildebrandtThis week’s episode sees the return of one of our favorite guests, Darlene Hildebrandt, who was on the show almost exactly one year ago, in episode 33.

Darlene is the creator of Digital Photo Mentor. She has been a professional photographer for over 26 years, and photography educator since 2011. Darlene provides valuable articles on her site, has a free ebook, and offers online photography courses, as well as photography travel tours. Her next tours are to Morocco in May 2018 and India in November 2018.

We spoke with Darlene about her passion for Latin America, its countries, and its people, including her recent misadventure in Medellin, Colombia. We also talked about her upcoming photowalk in New York with James Maher and how to approach photowalks or first visits to a location without making too many newbie mistakes.

As an exclusive for the readers and listeners of TTIM, Darlene has offered a 30% discount on all her online photography courses. Just use code 30offTTIM at checkout!

Duration 35m 02s.

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TTIM 84 – Robert Scott Kelly and the Travel Tape

Robert Scott KellyRobert Kelly is a travel writer and podcaster based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was born and raised in Canada, but has lived abroad for the past 21 years, including an 17 year stint in Taiwan, where he began his travel writing career on the Taiwan Lonely Planet guide in 2003. In 2016, bored with the direction travel writing is going (lists, lists, lists!), he started Travel Tape, an immersive documentary audio program that covers subjects as diverse as China’s Ghost Cities, the changing life of Kenya’s Maasai people, and a night in the notorious Golden Triangle of Myanmar. Robert is currently completing the pre-script for a film documentary on Taiwan’s flourishing temple culture, which will start shooting in the fall.

Duration 1h 3m 41s.

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TTIM 83 – Bryan Peterson, You Keep Shooting

Bryan PetersonOur next guest on the Traveling Image Makers podcast is none other than Bryan Peterson.

Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years whose clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank.  In addition he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award.  He has also been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazine and he is also the Co-Founder of the world’s number one on-line photography school, BPSOP.com.

Within the photographic community he is best known as the photographer/writer of nine best-selling books, Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Beyond Portraiture, Understanding Digital, Understanding Close-up Photography, Understanding Shutter Speed, Bryan F Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide, Bryan F Peterson’s Field Guide to Understanding Composition and his latest book, Exposure Solutions as well as the photographer for the “You Keep Shooting” videos that are seen on AdoramaTV.com.  Bryan also offers photography workshops all over the world.

Duration 52m 34s.

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TTIM 82 – Ignacio Palacios

Ignacio PalaciosIgnacio Palacios is a Spanish/ Australian travel photographer based on Planet Earth that stops in Sydney from time to time. He is best known for his travel, landscapes and fine art photography. His previous background was in engineering and management consultant for various companies in wind and renewable energies. Although he has been a part time photographer since 1998, he became a full time professional photographer in 2012 following the footsteps of three generations of photographers in his family. Ignacio has traveled around the world since 1998, gathering an extensive collection of images of people, places, wildlife and landscapes across more than 80 countries in five different continents. He is one of the world’s few full-time professional photographers/guides and he has led tours to Patagonia, the Altiplano, the Atacama Desert, Galapagos, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Iceland since 2013. Ignacio writes and provides images to numerous magazines and publications around the world, such as Luminous Landscape and Lonely Planet books and guides. He has received Australian and International awards and has been a finalist and highly commended in some prestigious competitions. In 2014 he was awarded with a LUX Gold in Spain (the most prestigious professional photography award in his country).

Duration 31m 53s.

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TTIM 81 – Christian Høiberg and Long Exposure Photography

 

Christian HoibergOur guest for this week’s episode of the podcast is Christian Høiberg, who recently published an interesting eBook about long exposures. If you are willing to explore this genre, you would do well to listen to this episode, because we tried to pick his brains about it as much as possible.

Christian is a Norwegian landscape photographer with a passion to travel and explore new destinations. Besides being in the field photographing beautiful landscapes, Christian teaches photography through his website CaptureLandscapes, a place where you can find landscape photography tutorials and resources. Oh… and he loves sushi!

Duration 38m 29s.

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TTIM 80 – Matt Payne and Night Sky Photography

Matt Payne

Our guest for this episode of the podcast is landscape photographer and podcaster Matt Payne.

Matt’s passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions. His work encourages viewers to stop and take a moment to appreciate the natural wonders of our world in ways that can’t be captured with the naked eye.

“Through wilderness exploration I have developed a unique vision for the otherwise mundane in our day-to-day life,” explains Payne. “My hope is that my life-long passion for the wilderness and exploration will continue to bring me to some of the world’s most amazing places so I can continue to share my vision of those places with the world.”
Matt is obsessed and passionate about landscape photography. He began and refined his craft on the slopes of Colorado’s most difficult mountain climbs and has since honed his vision and skills and is working diligently to bring himself to new levels. In 2014, Matt moved to Portland, Oregon and enjoyed photographing all of the wonders that Oregon has to offer, including waterfalls, rain-forests, mountains, lakes and beaches. In late 2015, Matt moved back to Colorado to reside in the town of Durango at the base of Colorado’s most amazing mountains.

Recently, Matt started his own podcast, called F-Stop Collaborate and Listen, dedicated to interviewing the world’s best landscape photographers, discussing the passion and artistic enjoyment of the craft.

Duration 42m 29s.

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TTIM 79 – In the News: Electronics Flight Ban and Google Terminates Nik Plugins

In the current episode of the podcast Ugo and Ralph discuss about two recent news items that are of interest to travel photographers:

  • The banning of large electronic items, including cameras, laptops and tablets aboard US-bound flights originating from several countries and how it affects travel photographers.
  • Google’s announcement that it will stop updating its Nik Collection of image processing plugins.

Duration 34m 14s.

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