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57 - Taking Shortcuts With Photography (with Matthew Cassinelli)

When the topic of mobile photography is discussed, it’s almost always with reference to the cameras and sensors built into our phones. However, there is another side of this topic that is as interesting and can be quite impactful for photographers. I’m thrilled to welcome my friend, Matthew Cassinelli, to the show to discuss the potential that Apple’s upcoming iPadOS and shortcuts can have for those of us who want to cut down the weight of our gear when we travel. It’s a really interesting...


56 - Let's Phlearn Together (with Aaron Nace)

The self-paced online education industry has been booming for several years and reports indicate that this space will only grow. You can find online educational resources for virtually every topic, every field, and every hobby. Photography is no exception here, yet it is becoming an exceptionally crowded space. Despite that, there is plenty of room to find success and today’s guest is an excellent resource to discuss that. I’m so happy to welcome Aaron Nace, founder of Phlearn, a premier...


Ep. 055 - Leave No Trace (with Erin Babnik)

Last week was Earth Day, which always seems ludicrous to me since we should focus on the health and hygiene of the planet every day. But, I’ll take any opportunity to bring more attention to this topic, especially when it involves our beautiful natural landscapes getting trampled or destroyed by people looking to create a new Instagram post. Social media has had a number of societal impacts. Some have been good, but others have been quite devastating, especially when it comes to the lack...


Ep. 054 - Preparing For Extreme Cold Photo Shoots (with Colby Brown)

I'm very excited to welcome my very close friend, Colby Brown, back to the show. Colby was last heard on Episode 51 and my goal was to follow up our extended conversation into Episode 52, but life happened. Fortunately, we were able to record this episode together while huddled in our cabin in Norway's Lofoten Islands as gale force winds were pummeling the area. Considering that we were about to begin a winter workshop in the area with a group of intrepid photography students, we thought...


Ep. 053 - PhotoHound and Responsible Photography (with Luka Esenko)

As a whole, I believe that landscape and travel photographers are good people with equally good intentions. We are all eager to photograph the beauty of nature and go to great lengths to protect it… for the most part. Unfortunately, the groundswell of social media ego and a general lack of values localized to a subset of people have resulted in myriad negative effects on nature. Rather than appreciating the privilege of shooting at these locations, some people see it as their right, with...


Ep. 052 - Burn Down the Rumor Mill (with David Schloss)

These days, we measure the success of a blog post or video or podcast by impressions. While the ways these impressions can be defined or quantified vary by platform, but the general rule of thumb is that the more clicks you get, the more opportunities that a host, like YouTube, for example, can serve up ads, which aids in generating revenue. And, yes, while I am oversimplifying this entire process, it is known that the more sensational a piece of content is, the more likely it is to be...


Ep. 051 – The State of Photography & Social Media (with Colby Brown)

I’m so happy to welcome back one of my closest friends, Colby Brown, to the show. Colby was the guest for Episode 20, which just over a year ago, and it was great to compare the state of photography and social media from January 2018 to today. Because, as you can imagine, a lot has changed. Between Facebook’s myriad PR and political nightmares to Google+ shutting down, to Flickr working its way back to glory, the digital landscape for photographers is wildly different. This episode covers...


Ep. 050: Hindsight is 20/20 (with Nicolesy)

We’ve made it to 50 episodes! Thank you SO much to all of you for subscribing, listening, and writing in. I’ve had a blast putting out new episodes of this show and can’t wait for all the things I have planned to grow it even larger. Sometimes, one of the best things you can do when you reach a milestone is to look back on the journey you took to get to where you are and that’s exactly what this episode is all about. Once again, I’m joined by the wonderful Nicolesy to share a few things...


Ep. 049: The Professional Episode (with Nicolesy)

Welcome to the first episode of 2019! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and are as excited for this new year as I am. A few weeks ago, I received an email from Matt, a listener of the show, asking an interesting question that has been discussed many times by others and I thought it’d be great to cover it here. Thankfully, I’m joined by a wonderful photography who also happens to pull double-duty as my wife! Please welcome the one and only Nicole S. Young (aka Nicolesy). Matt...


Ep. 048: Top Photo Stories of 2018 (with Alex Cooke)

If you’re celebrating, then I hope you have a Merry Christmas! We’ve reached the final episode for 2018 and what better way to send us off than by looking back at the top photography themes and stories that made headlines this year. Fortunately, my guest knows a thing or two about what makes a great story. Alex Cooke is the Editor in Chief at Fstoppers and has been involved in writing and coordinating the publishing of over 4,000 photo stories this year, including my articles! Each year,...


Ep. 047: That Workshop Life (with Nick Page)

Raise your hand if you’ve paid to attend a photo workshop? Don’t worry. Mine is up there, too. The truth is that investing in a photo workshop can be one of the best investments you can make for yourself. Then again, it can also be one of the worst. The difference largely falls on who is leading the workshop. In some cases, professional photographers can charge a solid chunk of money to attend one of their workshops and, typically, you are paying for that person’s availability, their...


Ep. 046: Leaving the Life of Professional Photography (with James Brandon)

I listen to a lot of podcasts that span a multitude of genres including comedy, politics, and, of course, photography. Regardless of the show, there is a common element to my favorite episodes. When the host and guest(s) dive deep with some real stuff—I’m talking about authentic, personal, and raw conversation—that’s when I find myself glued to the speakers. The show could go on for three hours and I’d still be there listening. That’s how I feel about this episode. I’m lucky to be joined...


Ep. 045: Computational Photography is Real and It's Spectacular (with Josh Haftel)

Oh man, I have been SO excited for this episode! For the past year or two, I’ve been keeping very close tabs on how certain tech companies are leveraging computational photography with their products. Companies like Apple, Google, and Huawei have invested tons into this software technology, all in the name of helping their customers take better photos with their mobile devices. But, computational photography isn’t limited to mobile phone manufacturers. Software companies like Skylum and...


Ep. 044: Making an Unsplash (with Dan Hawk)

Well, isn’t this a nice treat. We’ve got our very first in-studio guest at the No Name Photo Show. Originally, I planned on recording this episode on my own, but after having a great conversation about the value of a photo with my good friend, Dan Hawk, I asked him to join! In this episode, Dan and I return to the topic of Squarespace partnering with Unsplash, first discussed in Episode 43. Because Dan is primarily a commercial photographer, he has some pretty interesting reasons as to why...


Ep. 043: The Next Generation

Well, aren't you a sight for sore eyes? Or... ears. Or... you get it. It has been a spell since our last episode and we promise that there was a good reason for the gap. The good news is that the No Name Photo Show is back on track and we kick off this episode with an update on what the future of the show looks like. We love the audience that we've built since kicking off the show and we seriously hope you are enjoying everything. But don't be a stranger! Let us know what you think about...


Ep. 042: Deeper Pixels

Ep. 042: Deeper Pixels Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;) With the recent Apple announcement of their updated line of iPhones and their deeper pixels, we thought it'd be fun to dive into mobile photography. Ever since Apple, Samsung, and the like began investing serious...


Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera?

Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera? Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;) August and September have been quite busy months for the camera industry. Whereas we've mostly become accustomed to hearing about new cameras and lenses from Sony, lately it has been Nikon,...


Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer

Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;) Despite all odds, we've made it to our 40th episode and with that, an impossibly difficult-to-pronounce tuple. But, we persevered and are excited to have Mike Olbinski back as guest host! Aside from being a...


Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead.

Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;) You may have heard about a little camera announcement by a small camera company that rhymes with Mikon. In the off chance that you haven't heard, then all you need to do is listen to this episode....


Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer

Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;) The Skynet Camera Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from the creative photographic process. Skynet begins to learn HDR and Luminosity Masking at a...