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Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

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United States

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Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

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English


Episodes

5 Useful Accessories for DIY Photo Projects - TDS Podcast

4/20/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #787, April 20, 2021. Today's theme is "5 Useful Accessories for DIY Photo Projects" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue When inspiration strikes for a "do it yourself" solution to a gear-related idea that comes to mind, I've found that certain items in my photo accessory drawer are helpful time after time. This week, I'll share five of my favorite DIY accessories, and a case study of putting some of them to use. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital...

Duration:00:34:41

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (with Micro Four Thirds) - TDS Photo Podcast

4/13/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #786, April 13, 2021. Today's theme is "Should I Stay with Micro Four Thirds?" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue It's been over a year since the release of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. And it doesn't seem like we're going to see anything significant until the end of 2021 from OM Digital Solutions. Panasonic has been quiet on the MFT front as well. Meanwhile, Fujifilm and others have been quite active. Is it time for me to read the writing on the wall, or to...

Duration:00:33:01

If I Were to Buy a Photo Printer - TDS Photography Podcast

4/6/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #785, April 6, 2021. Today's theme is "If I Were to Buy a Photo Printer." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Quite possibly a barrier to making more visual art is your printer. Do you have an aging behemoth that gives you unpredictable results at best? Has your All-in-One become an All-In-None? Would you like something that's just a bit smarter, smaller, and better looking? Well, then keep listening. Today's TDS Podcast will get you up and running...

Duration:00:31:35

The Bag I Use 90 Percent of the Time (and why) - TDS Photo Podcast

3/30/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #784, March 30, 2021. Today's theme is "The Bag I Use 90 Percent of the Time (and why)" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue The real point of this show isn't the particular bag that I use, but the features that it has and how they are useful for the modern Nimble Photographer. My hope is that this discussion will help find a compact carrying solution that you'll reach for every time you step out the door. All of this and more on today's TDS Photography...

Duration:00:30:56

Hands On Review of the Fujifilm X-E4 Mirrorless Camera - TDS Podcast

3/23/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #783, March 23, 2021. Today's theme is "Hands On Review of the Fujifilm X-E4 Mirrorless Camera" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue The FUJIFILM X-E4 is a camera that I've fallen in and out of love a dozen times since I've had it. On one hand it's compact, handsome, and powerful. On the other it lacks image stabilization and the desired number of customizable buttons. So where do I land with the X-E4? I'll reveal my verdict and more on today's TDS...

Duration:00:31:26

Do I Really Need All Those Photo Subscriptions? - TDS Podcast

3/16/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #782, March 16, 2021. Today's theme is "Do I Really Need All Those Photo Subscriptions?" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue A reminder for my upcoming SmugMug subscription renewal arrived yesterday saying that I could lock-in the low rate of $85 if I pay for an entire year. Since the pandemic, I haven't used SmugMug once because I'm not doing client shoots. And it got me thinking about the rest of my annual charges. I think it's time to take stock of all...

Duration:00:35:24

A Growing Interest in Fixed-Lens Cameras - TDS Photography Podcast

3/9/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #781, March 9, 2021. Today's theme is "A Growing Interest in Fixed-Lens Cameras" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Whether it's a super-compact Sony RX-100, a handsome Canon G5X, or a posh Leica Q2, fixed-lens cameras are more and more part of the conversation among photographers who want to combine imaging power with portability. On today's show, we'll examine some of the thinking behind their popularity and my recommendations if you're in the market...

Duration:00:32:02

My Impressions of Online Workshops - TDS Photography Podcast

3/2/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #780, March 2, 2021. Today's theme is "My Impressions of Online Workshops" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Having just completed my fourth online workshop since the pandemic began, I'm starting to get a feel for the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. In today's TDS Podcast, I share my recent experiences and look forward to the evolution of how photographers will work together in the future. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography...

Duration:00:31:33

Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography- TDS Podcast

2/23/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #779, Feb. 23, 2021. Today's theme is "Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Going back to our roots in nimble photography, the thinking has always been, "travel lightly and take only pictures." Now, as we begin to think about post-pandemic exploration, the world of electric vehicles has become very interesting. And combining emissions-free travel with nimble photography feels like a match made in...

Duration:00:31:10

Tapping iPhone Video and the Settings You Need to Know - TDS Podcast

2/16/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #778, Feb. 16, 2021. Today's theme is "Tapping iPhone Video and the Settings You Need to Know" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue As good as the pictures are from the latest iPhones, you could argue that the video is even more impressive. But those files also have a greater impact on your device than stills. Today we take a look at the marvelous movies we can capture, and how to do so creatively and wisely. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital...

Duration:00:35:37

Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft - TDS Photography Podcast

2/9/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #777, Feb. 9, 2021. Today's theme is "Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Smash and grab is becoming more commonplace, and we can't take anything for granted when it comes to protecting ourselves and our cameras. On today's show I will share a few real life stories to illustrate this point, then review the steps we can take to circumvent criminal acts against us. Thanks for joining me. Digital Photography Podcast...

Duration:00:32:52

New Cameras for 2021 - TDS Photography Podcast

2/2/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #776, Feb. 2, 2021. Today's theme is "New Cameras for 2021" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Sony, Fujifilm, Leica, and Canon get 2021 off to a great start by launching a variety of cameras. From Sony's flagship full frame mirrorless to Canon's AI powered bot, there's bound to be something for everyone. I provide an overview of all this tantalizing gear in today's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast...

Duration:00:30:40

What to Do with Your Old Digital Camera? - TDS Podcast

1/26/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #775, Jan. 26, 2021. Today's theme is "What to Do with Your Old Digital Camera?" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue As time marches on and we acquire new gear, there remains the question of what to do with our aging cameras. Unless it's a relatively new model, chances are good that it isn't worth much on the used market. So then what? I present some ideas on today's TDS Photography Podcast. Digital Photography Podcast 775 What to Do with Your Old...

Duration:00:32:23

Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography - TDS Podcast

1/19/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #774, Jan. 19, 2021. Today's theme is "Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue After 10 months of enduring the pandemic, most of us know every square inch of our immediate environment. We've photographed the same scenes dozens of times, or have given up shooting all together. I have an amazingly effective vaccine for this creative malaise: infrared photography. And I will explain why in today's TDS podcast. I...

Duration:00:32:59

Kingston's Workflow Station - a Dream for Photographers - TDS Podcast

1/12/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #773, Jan. 12, 2021. Today's theme is "Kingston's Workflow Station a Dream for Photographers." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue My annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the CES show was shortened to a stroll across the room where I watched the product unveilings on my computer. Fortunately some vendors had the foresight to send us samples ahead of the show, and my hands-down favorite so far is the Kingston Workflow Station they just announced. I'm now...

Duration:00:31:46

5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos - TDS Podcast

1/5/2021
This is The Digital Story Podcast #772, Jan. 5, 2021. Today's theme is "5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Black and white photography is not merely the absence of color. In the right hands, monochrome pictures artistically blend shapes and tones to help us see life more clearly. We believe black and white photos are truthful even though the world is in color. The feeling is that we've stripped away all the distractions and are left with the...

Duration:00:29:52

Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21 - TDS Podcast

12/29/2020
This is The Digital Story Podcast #771, Dec. 29, 2020. Today's theme is "Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue When I first looked at the description for Speed Edit in Capture One Pro 21, I thought, "Meh, looks OK. Nothing fancy, no AI, just an interface tweak." Boy, was I wrong. After my first 10 minutes of practice, I'm relabeling Speed Edit as truly clever and useful. I'll explain why on today's TDS Photography Podcast. Digital Photography Podcast...

Duration:00:31:51

Using Your Smartphone with Your Digital Camera, Not Instead of It - Podcast

12/22/2020
This is The Digital Story Podcast #770, Dec. 22, 2020. Today's theme is "Using Your Smartphone with Your Digital Camera, Not Instead of It." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue There's been so much talk about how smartphones will replace our digital cameras. But I think for nimble photographers, that's the wrong approach. Instead, let's explore how we can use smartphones with our digital cameras instead of replacing them. I'll share one scenario today with a Fujifilm X100V and iPhone 12...

Duration:00:30:06

What to Do About All Those Digital Photos? - TDS Podcast

12/15/2020
This is The Digital Story Podcast #769, Dec. 15, 2020. Today's theme is "What to Do About All of Those Digital Photos?" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Our digital photos pile up faster than leaves in Autumn. And today's show is dedicated to getting them bagged up and organized. We're going to rake up this job from two angles, using common sense organizing techniques and a dash of artificial intelligence. So glad you're here! Digital Photography Podcast 769 What to Do About All of...

Duration:00:33:16

Document What You Do - TDS Photography Podcast

12/7/2020
This is The Digital Story Podcast #768, Dec. 8, 2020. Today's theme is "Document What You Do." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue One of the best ways to put our photography skills to work is for documenting projects. Home improvement, car restoration, or simply cleaning out the garage are great examples of this endeavor. Today I'm going to discuss my documentation of a 1976 Lafayette LR-2200 stereo receiver that I restored. It was a terrific project, and I have the images to prove it. I...

Duration:00:33:07