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October 24, 2021

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Around the Lens Episode 63 – Photojournalists Just Trying To Make It

Panelists: David H. Wells, Jamie Rose News: Nikon Stocks Dives Nikon’s stock dropped 15% in one day, is this a sign of the end times for the camera and lens manufacturer, or just a momentary lapse? Topic: The Uber of Photography Services that can bring you photographer on demand are beginning to take off. More and more services are sprouting that will lower the barrier between you and a customer, but are these services the next generation of photography, or just destroying business opportunities. Gear: Another Year Another World Press Photo The World Press Photo contest was held and again, Canon…

Around the Lens Podcast – June 27th 2016

This week’s panelists were Matt Odom and Daniel Shular. We discussed protecting our gear from airport damage, hashtags and the new Hasselblad 50 megapixel camera. Our bonus topics included a tribute to the recently deceased Bill Cunningham, Tom Hardy in a movie where he plays a war photographer, an exploration of the hidden south and an interesting story about anarcho-communists. Watch the video on YouTube. Podcast on iTunes – https://goo.gl/9Xx9Eo Podcast Direct Feed – http://goo.gl/v622SN Facebook – https://goo.gl/1ZqpHo Instagram – https://goo.gl/9s5KLE Twitter – https://goo.gl/XLeYuW Patreon – https://goo.gl/O5BiyH

Around the Lens – Episode 28

        This week’s panelists for Around the Lens, episode 28, featured newcomer Michelle McLoughlin and returning panelist Jamie Rose. We discussed Instagram and their changing algorithm, equipment upgrading and the D500. Our eye-catchers this week included a story about the recently killed NPR photographer David Gilkey, dog toys that show wear of being dog toys, the book Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear and a story about Trump and a judge. Watch the video on YouTube. Podcast on iTunes – https://goo.gl/9Xx9Eo Podcast Direct Feed – http://goo.gl/v622SN Facebook – https://goo.gl/1ZqpHo Instagram – https://goo.gl/9s5KLE Twitter – https://goo.gl/XLeYuW Patreon – https://goo.gl/O5BiyH

Around the Lens – Drones, Steve McCurry and Bullet Proof Vests

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44561/Around%20the%20Lens%20-%20Episode%2027%20.mp3 This week’s panelists are former photojournalist, current host of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast and returning panelist Mike “Sharky” James and newcomer Scott B. Eisen. We talked about the ongoing Steve McCurry controversy, crossing the personal safety line in photojournalism and what a new, budget-priced drone means to our career field. This week’s pick included gaffer tape, a bulletproof vest, a contest to win a camera and a story about photographers having guns. Watch the video here. Support us on Patron for exclusive early access to our bonus topics. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or YouTube, or via our…

Around the Lens – Episode 23

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/126783/Around%20the%20Lens%20-%20Episode%2023.mp3 This week featured Danish photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Thomas Emil Sørensen and returning panelist Mark Schierbecker, first amendment freedom fighter and filmmaker/photojournalist. We discussed Mark’s life post Melissa Click, the death of Prince and stupid things photographers say about gear. Our picks this week included an article about the identity of the Iwo Jima flag raisers, the recent fire in a church in NYC, a bus line for the homeless and article on branding yourself. Watch the show here. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or YouTube, or via our direct feed, follow us on Twitter and and like us on Facebook. To…

Around the Lens – Episode 18

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/126783/Around%20the%20Lens%20-%20Episode%2018.mp3 This week we featured panelists David Bergman and Tess Freeman. We discussed the importance of publishing imagery from the Brussels bombings, the photo rights of a monkey and the best means to take notes while photographing. Our picks this week included new imagery from the Nikon D5 showing the low light capability, amazing underwater imagery, the image deconstructed and free Nik software. Please support the show and sign up for Dropbox.com through our referral code. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or YouTube, or via our direct feed, follow us on Twitter and and like us on Facebook. To see our bonus topic support us…

Around the Lens Podcast 14 – We Enter The Time Machine

This week’s show featured photojournalists Stacy Pearsall and Ben Weller. We spoke about the recent controversial Valentino ad campaign featuring photography by renowned photographer Steve McCurry. During our Gear Talk segment we discussed the new Canon 80D and its new lens which features a power zoom add on. Then we took a theoretical time machine and gave younger selves career advice. Finally, we took a Reddit question about photojournalism and discussed how we overcome visual blocks. Picks of the Week: Stacy promoted a model release app for the iPhone and Nikon action cameras. Ben promoted the pants he likes to wear while…

Around The Lens Podcast – Photography, News and more

It’s not often that you hear from the people that make the photos and video that go along with the news stories that you read. Photojournalists are a relatively silent group, usually loners (like me) who drop in take their shots and get out to file with their news organization as soon as possible. The few times you even read what we’re thinking come in the form of one or two sentence captions at the bottom of photos. We never get invited on talk shows to get asked how we feel, or what we saw… even though we’re usually the…

Photograph Aurora Like a Pro

  Alaskans tend to take advantage of their long days in the summer by getting out and hiking, biking, camping, hunting, and fishing.  We savor the opportunity to have six hours of sunlight to enjoy on a weekday even after the work day is done.  Farther north, the sun never even goes down.  But as winter comes, the light goes down sooner and the nights grow longer.  Temperatures drop, chills set in.  And while some types of activities go away, they are simply replaced by others that can be pursued in the winter.  Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, trapping and snow…