PhotoActive

By Jeff Carlson & Kirk McElhearn

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Description

Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss photography and the Apple ecosystem. We cover using an iPhone or any other camera with Apple hardware and software, and we welcome photographers to discuss their work.

Episode Date
Episode 4: Mastering iPhone Photography
31:21
We talk about the many advanced features that the iPhone's camera contains, and explain some tips and shortcuts that can make your iPhone photos better. Sponsor Charcoal Book Club. Get 10% off a membership to regularly receive photo books. Go to www.charcoalbookclub.com (https://charcoalbookclub.com) and use the coupon code PHOTOACTIVE to get the discount automatically. Hosts: Jeff's website (https://jeffcarlson.com), Jeff's photos (https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/), Jeff on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson) Kirk's website (https://www.kirkville.com), Kirk's photos (https://photos.kirkville.com), Kirk on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mcelhearn) Show notes: See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-2-libraries). Specs for each iPhone model (https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/6/28/15885636/iphone-10th-anniversary-hardware-specifications-comparison-apple-ios) Use Portrait mode on the iPhone (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/ht208118) Apple Doesn't Want Coders Messing With iPhone Buttons — Sometimes (article about the Camera+ app using the volume buttons to trigger the shutter) (https://www.wired.com/2010/12/camera-plus-volume-snap/) Take and edit Live Photos (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207310) Jeff's iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (https://www.dpreview.com/samples/1713583606/iphone-8-plus-sample-gallery) HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that's a really good thing (https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4326186527/hdr-is-enabled-by-default-on-the-iphone-8-plus-and-that-s-a-really-good-thing) PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/); find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast. Our snapshots: Apple how to Shoot on iPhone videos (https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/photography-how-to/) Mont St. Michel, by Michael Kenna (https://photos.kirkville.com/photo-book-review-mont-st-michel-by-michael-kenna/) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/) to discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more.
Jun 22, 2018
Episode 3: Black & White
33:13
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn chat about black and white photos: the history of black and white photography, the various ways you can convert your photos to black and white, and how you can shoot and think in black and white. Sponsor Take Control Books. Get 30% off any Take Control Books purchase with the coupon code PHOTOACTIVE. Go to www.takecontrolbooks.com/photoactive (https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/photoactive) Hosts: Jeff's website (https://jeffcarlson.com), Jeff's photos (https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/), Jeff on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson) Kirk's website (https://www.kirkville.com), Kirk's photos (https://photos.kirkville.com), Kirk on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mcelhearn) Show notes: See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-2-libraries). Kodachrome (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachrome) Joel Meyerowitz Towards Color: 1962-1978 (https://huxleyparlour.com/exhibitions/joel-meyerowitz-towards-colour-1962-1978/) Joel Meyerowitz: Cape Light (https://amzn.to/2tbtf7Q) Aperture (https://aperture.org) Joel Meyerowitz, color street photography (https://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/street-photography/) Leica M Monochrom (https://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/LEICA-M-MONOCHROM) Red Dot Forum review of first version of the Leica M Monochrom "Henri" (https://www.reddotforum.com/content/2012/05/leica-m-monochrom-review-529/), review of second version "Elliot" (https://www.reddotforum.com/content/2015/04/leica-m-monochrom-typ-246-review/) Thorsten Overgaard review of first version of the Leica M Monochrom (http://www.overgaard.dk/leica-M-Monochrom-Henri-Digital-Rangefinder-Camera-black-and-white-sensor-page-21.html); review of second version (http://www.overgaard.dk/leica-M-Monochrom-Type-246-Digital-Rangefinder-Camera-black-and-white-sensor-page-28-The-Leica-M246-Goes-to-Paris.html) PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/); find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast Our snapshots: Bitcam (https://iconfactory.com/bc.html) Black and White Photography magazine (https://www.blackandwhitephotographymag.co.uk) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/) to discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more.
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 2: Managing Photo Libraries
31:55
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss why you want some sort of photo library in place, such as Photos or Lightroom, and their different approaches to managing their images. We dig into software, keywords, machine learning-based search, and the advantages (and annoyances) of cloud-based libraries. Sponsor Charcoal Book Club. Get 10% off a membership to regularly receive photo books. Go to www.charcoalbookclub.com (https://charcoalbookclub.com) and use the coupon code PHOTOACTIVE to get the discount automatically. Hosts: Jeff's website (https://jeffcarlson.com), Jeff's photos (https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/), Jeff on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson) Kirk's website (https://www.kirkville.com), Kirk's photos (https://photos.kirkville.com), Kirk on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mcelhearn) Show notes: See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-2-libraries). Jeff's book Take Control of Your Digital Photos (https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/digital-photos?aff=AFL5392537175) Jeff's book Take Control of Lightroom CC (https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/lightroom-cc?aff=AFL5392537175) iCloud Photo Library (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204264) “I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.” William Eggelston The Next Track (http://www.thenexttrack.com/): a podcast about how people listen to music today iCloud storage plans and pricing (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201238) Adobe Creative Cloud (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html) Luminar 2018 (https://macphun.evyy.net/c/1229768/320119/3255) Affinity Photo (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/affinity-photo/id824183456?mt=12?uo=4&at=11l6om) PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/); find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast Our snapshots: William Eggleston: Los Alamos exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (now closed) (https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/william-eggleston-los-alamos) “I am at war with the obvious." Kirk's review of Los Alamos Revisited (https://www.kirkville.com/photo-book-review-los-alamos-revisited-by-william-eggleston/) Todd Hido, Intimate Distance (https://photos.kirkville.com/photo-book-review-todd-hido-intimate-distance/) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/) to discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more.
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 1: Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast
34:21
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn introduce PhotoActive, a podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem. We explain what we plan to cover in this podcast, and how you can participate.  Hosts: Jeff's website (https://jeffcarlson.com), Jeff's photos (https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/), Jeff on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson) Kirk's website (https://www.kirkville.com), Kirk's photos (https://photos.kirkville.com), Kirk on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mcelhearn) Sponsor Take Control Books. Get 30% off any Take Control Books purchase with the coupon code PHOTOACTIVE. Go to www.takecontrolbooks.com/photoactive (https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/photoactive) Show notes: See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-1-welcome-to-photoactive). Jeff's article from 2006 about his experience shooting photos in South Africa; with a 6 megapixel camera (https://tidbits.com/2006/06/12/south-africa-in-11-3-billion-pixels/) Canon PowerShot S3 (https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons3is) Olympus OM-10 (http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Olympus_OM-10/20/30/40) Olympus OM-D E-M1 (https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras/om_d_system_cameras/om_d/e_m1/index.html) Michael Kenna: Holga (https://photos.kirkville.com/photo-book-review-holga-by-michael-kenna/) PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/); find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast Our snapshots: Focos app (http://focos.me) Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap (https://amzn.to/2IpxVwU) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (LINKTK) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/) discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more.
May 30, 2018