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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

The Camping Gear Special for Photographers - TDS Photo Podcast

5/17/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #843, May 17, 2022. Today's theme is "The Camping Gear Special for Photographers." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Camping and photography are the peanut butter and chocolate of outdoor actives. It's an understatement to say they go together well. And over the years I've learned that the more comfortable I am in nature, the better my pictures turn out. In that spirit I'm sharing with you some of my favorite camping gadgets and tips to help you...

Duration:00:36:14

The Bias Against Teleconverters and Conversion Lenses - TDS Photo Podcast

5/10/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #842, May 10, 2022. Today's theme is "The Bias Against Teleconverters and Conversion Lenses." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Photographers tend to like their cameras clean and their lenses lean. Anything that might compromise image quality such as teleconverters, conversion lenses, and sometimes even filters is frowned upon. But how legitimate are our concerns? I re-examine my biases in today's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:34:34

Mother's Day and Other Great Family Photos - TDS Photo Podcast

5/3/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #841, May 3, 2022. Today's theme is "Mother's Day and Other Great Family Photos" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Some folks will be spending time with their family this weekend thanks to Mother's Day on Sunday. Generally speaking, Moms don't like having their picture taken. But I have a few tips for you in today's show that will not only help you get her in front of the camera, but will also ensure she looks great in the picture. I hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:31:37

Time for a New Personal Project - TDS Photo Podcast

4/26/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #840, April 26, 2022. Today's theme is "Time for a New Personal Project." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Photography is most interesting when we continually challenge ourselves. And the best way to do that is through personal projects that take us just a bit out of our comfort zone. Now that we're well into 2022, it's time to find that next personal project for you, and that's the top story in today's TDS Photography Podcast. Digital Photography...

Duration:00:33:25

Camera Bag Odd Couple: GFX + MFT - TDS Photo Podcast

4/19/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #839, April 19, 2022. Today's theme is "Camera Bag Odd Couple: GFX + MFT." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue I'm planning a couple outdoor preflight camping trips in preparation for our upcoming Eastern Sierra Workshop, and I had to laugh when I looked down into my camera bag. What I saw was the photography version of the Odd Couple. How did I end up here? Stay tuned for the first story on today's TDS Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital...

Duration:00:35:23

OM-1 First Impressions and Workshop Expressions - TDS Photo Podcast

4/12/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #838, April 12, 2022. Today's theme is "OM-1 First Impressions and Workshop Expressions." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue At last, the OM System OM-1 Digital Camera is in my hands. Of course there's a story behind that. And I'm back from the Humboldt Redwoods Workshop with lots of pictures and memories. But the thoughts I'm going to share are from the participants themselves. Yes,so much to cover today. So let's get to it. I hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:33:14

5 Cool Gadgets for My Upcoming Road Trip - TDS Photo Podcast

4/5/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #837, April 5, 2022. Today's theme is "5 Cool Gadgets for My Upcoming Road Trip." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue I am so excited to be loading up the car for a photography road trip. So much has changed over the last couple years for me, and those differences are playing out in my preparations for Humboldt. You are probably planning a roadtrip or two yourself. So let's compare notes on this week's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:30:14

A Pat on the Back and a Slap in the Face - TDS Photo Podcast

3/29/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #836, March 29, 2022. Today's theme is "A Pat on the Back and a Slap in the Face." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue The four days leading up to Sunday's Academy Awards was a deep dive into great filmmaking as I covered the Sonoma International Film Festive as a photographer for SIFF. In what should have been the crowning finish to the week sank awkwardly to the bottom with a sad display of toxic male behavior. Here's more about the people I met in...

Duration:00:34:19

6 Camera Bags (and no more!) - TDS Photography Podcast

3/22/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #835, March 22, 2022. Today's theme is "6 Camera Bags (and no more!)." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue The process of thinning out one's gear is not an easy one, especially when it comes to camera bags. But I am determined to whittle down my collection to 6 essential carrying solutions. Today, I will share the list of my leading contenders, and why I'm hanging on to them. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 835 Tune-In Via Your...

Duration:00:34:59

Putting Together Your Back Pocket List - TDS Photography Podcast

3/15/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #834, March 15, 2022. Today's theme is "Putting Together Your Back Pocket List." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Sometimes when you make things too big, they don't happen. Take for example our photography bucket list that includes exotic destinations such as Africa and India. Great stuff, but we don't want to sit idle while we wait for them to happen. So in the meantime, you can build your back pocket list. What is that you ask? Keep listening to...

Duration:00:31:55

Inside a Photo Assignment for Hire - TDS Photography Podcast

3/8/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #833, March 8, 2022. Today's theme is "Inside a Photo Assignment for Hire." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue On Saturday morning I climbed in to the ID.4 and plugged the address for the Fire Department Training Center into CarPlay. Fifteen minutes later I was redirected to an overflow parking lot that required a hike back to the event. Undeterred, I grabbed by camera bag, a cap, and shades an headed to the day's assignment. What happened before this...

Duration:00:36:09

My Favorite Tiny Lenses - TDS Photography Podcast

3/1/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #832, March 1, 2022. Today's theme is "My Favorite Tiny Lenses." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue A compact sensor doesn't make much sense unless you have a few great pancake lenses to go with it. After all, that's where the nimbleosity comes in, with the glass! Today I'm going to share 5 of my favorite tiny lenses. These are the optics that lighten my load without compromising quality. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast...

Duration:00:32:37

Lightroom vs CP1 with a Dash of Neo on the Side - TDS Photo Podcast

2/22/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #831, Feb. 22, 2022. Today's theme is "Lightroom vs CP1 with a Dash of Neo on the Side." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue For the longest time, Fujifilm photographers have heard that Capture One Pro is the best Raw processor for their files. But is that true? We review a head to head test with Lightroom to find out. Oh, and Luminar Neo is now available. How does it standup against Luminar 4 and AI. All of this and more on today's TDS Photography...

Duration:00:29:48

How the New OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera Stacks Up - TDS Podcast

2/15/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #830, Feb. 15, 2022. Today's theme is "How the New OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera Stacks Up." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue As I predicted, OM-System has released a new flagship system camera titled the OM-1. This mirrorless will succeed the popular E-M1 Mark III and includes a raft of improvements. Plus, it starts shipping in early March. So let's dig in to how the latest Micro Four Thirds release stacks up to its predecessor. I hope you enjoy...

Duration:00:30:14

All Photography is Good Photography - TDS Photography Podcast

2/8/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #829, Feb. 8, 2022. Today's theme is "All Photography is Good Photography." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue This is not a show about everyone is a winner and every picture is good. We know better on both counts. We also know that some people do bad things with their cameras. They're not included here either. What I mean when I say, "all photography is good photography," is that working with a camera and creating an image is good for your craft,...

Duration:00:27:55

Some Excitement about the CP+ Show - TDS Photography Podcast

2/1/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #828, Feb. 1, 2022. Today's theme is "Some Excitement about the CP+ Show." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue CP+ begins on Feb. 22 in Yokohama, Japan. Typically, this is a terrific trade show for Japanese photo gear manufacturers. But this year there's an additional layer of excitement because of the possible announcements that may be timed in concert with the event. We will gaze into our crystal ball this week and hope for the news that many of us have...

Duration:00:30:16

The Forgotten Magic of Fill Flash - TDS Photography Podcast

1/25/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #827, Jan. 25, 2022. Today's theme is "The Forgotten Magic of Fill Flash." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Our smartphones and many of our digital cameras have built-in flash capability. And to some degree, when to use this feature is counter-intuitive. As a result, millions of pictures that could be improved with fill flash never receive that beneficial burst of light. Hopefully that's going to change after today's TDS photography podcast. Digital...

Duration:00:31:33

Lessons in Composition - A Visit to the Banksy Exhibit - TDS Podcast

1/18/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #826, Jan. 18, 2022. Today's theme is "Lessons in Composition - A Visit to the Banksy Exhibit." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue The Art of Banksy is touring in San Francisco right now, with its next stop in Denver. I spent the morning sharpening my eye admiring the work of the famous street artist. In addition to just downright enjoyable, there were many takeaways for my street photography as well. I'll share those thoughts on today's TDS...

Duration:00:32:26

The Joy of Everyday HDR - TDS Photography Podcast

1/11/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #825, Jan. 11, 2022. Today's theme is "The Joy of Everyday HDR." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Thanks to the ease of HDR merging in both Lightroom, and now in Capture One Pro 22, leveraging the advantages of high dynamic range photography doesn't have to be a special occasion activity. You can use it whenever you want a little more tonal range. How to easily do that is the first topic of today's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:32:47

Honoring Two Golden Girls - TDS Photo Podcast

1/4/2022
This is The Digital Story Podcast #824, Jan. 4, 2022. Today's theme is "Honoring Two Golden Girls" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue On December 31, 2021, the world lost two Golden Girls: Betty White and my mother, Lynn Story. I was at mom's bedside with family when we heard the news about Betty White's passing. Hours later, Mom followed. They had much in common, including love of family, tolerance of differences, and care for animals. I wish I had an interview of Betty White to share...

Duration:00:32:00