The Digital Story Photography Podcast

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

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

    16/02/2021 Duration: 33min

    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 Photography Podcast 778 Tapping iPhone Video and the Settings You Need to Know If you're primarily a stills photographer, it's easy to overlook Video and SLO-MO in your camera app. Part of the reluctance could be that you don't really know what you're going to get when you tap the record button. And to tell you the truth, if you haven't explored the Camera Settings, you're right. You could be recording a whole bunch of stuff that is way beyond what you need or could easily use. So let's take a closer look at the Camer

  • Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft - TDS Photography Podcast

    Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft - TDS Photography Podcast

    09/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    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 777 Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft I want to begin by sharing a couple stories that illustrate how bold thrives have become. Gas Station Smash and Grab After our Bodega Bay workshop in 2019, one of our photographers stopped at a gas station on his way to the airport. His camera gear was in the back of a rental SUV that he locked when he went inside to get a couple things. In just those few minutes, thieves smashed the back window of his rental and took all of his gear. Photographers Robbed While Stuc

  • New Cameras for 2021 - TDS Photography Podcast

    New Cameras for 2021 - TDS Photography Podcast

    02/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    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 776 New Cameras for 2021 OK, let's dig in and see what's waiting for us... Leica M-10P Reporter - Inspired by Leica's history and connection with press and reportage photography, the M10-P "Reporter" is a special edition rangefinder camera featuring a streamlined body design along with a characteristic dark green paint finish. The camera also sports a highly durable scratch-resistant coating and is fitted with Kevlar trim for an even more rugged appearance and enhanced grip. This camera is part of a limited editi

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

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

    26/01/2021 Duration: 32min

    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 Digital Camera? I try to limit the amount of excess stuff in my home and at work. This takes a surprising amount of vigilance. I've learned that if I slack off just for a year or so, I'll notice things piling up in my closet and on the shelves. Most of these items can be recycled, some can be donated, but I've noticed that digital cameras occupy an unique niche in this challenge that isn't easily managed. First of all, they still work. Just because a camera doesn't have the latest specs doesn't mean it isn't

  • Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography - TDS Podcast

    Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography - TDS Podcast

    19/01/2021 Duration: 32min

    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 hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 774 Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography I have one of three walks that I take daily. And every time I head out the door, I have a camera with me hoping to capture something new and unique. These walks are important to me because my jobs as a photographer have all been crushed by the virus. And I haven't traveled for work since March 2020. So each day I hope to see something new to record and possibly share with others. And lately, each day I've been

  • Kingstons Workflow Station - a Dream for Photographers - TDS Podcast

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

    12/01/2021 Duration: 31min

    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 going to introduce it to you as well. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 773 Kingston's Workflow Station a Dream for Photographers Kingston's Workflow Station and Readers give users the freedom to create and customize a file offload setup that fits their needs allowing them to transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once. Whether on a 4K/8K multi-cam shoot with portable audio recorders or filming B-Roll with drones and GoPros, with the customizable Workflow Station Dock

  • 5 Ways to Create Beautiful BW Photos - TDS Podcast

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

    05/01/2021 Duration: 29min

    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 essence of a subject. And on today's show I'm going to discuss 5 ways you can create beautiful B&W images. Digital Photography Podcast 772 5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos When you really begin to explore B&W photography, you will probably notice that it reveals many aspects of the world clearer than color images. To help you with this exploration, here are five of my favorite methods for moving from color to monochrome. The Desaturation Method - You can do this in practically any image edi

  • Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21 - TDS Podcast

    Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21 - TDS Podcast

    29/12/2020 Duration: 31min

    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 771 Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21 There are a number of other improvements in C1P 21, such as Dehaze, but I want to start with Speed Edit because it is the most impactful. What Capture One has done is establish single-press keystrokes for primary adjustments that we most commonly use. What's clever about the approach is that a mini adjustment slider appears at the bottom of the picture that you and move via the mouse, trackpad, or arrow keys. And you don't have to have any of the editing tabs open to

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

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

    22/12/2020 Duration: 30min

    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 Pro Max. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 770 Using Your Smartphone with Your Digital Camera, Not Instead of It There are certainly situations when I want a digital camera with all its tools and conveniences, and other situations when my smartphone will work just fine. But to tell you the truth - the best scenario is having them both with me. Digital Camera Benefits Let's start with a list of benefits for digital cameras. Digital cameras typically have great viewfinders that are

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

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

    15/12/2020 Duration: 33min

    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 Those Digital Photos? We're going to start out today talking with Isabelle Dervaux, a professional photo organizer. Isabelle shares some great ideas and advice to help you get your arms around all those images on your hard drive. She's also available to you for a free 20 minute phone consultation. One of her favorite quotes: "Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." - Ansel Adams. And finally, you may want to follow her on Instagram. CullAi Is a Free/Affordable AI Organizing Too

  • Document What You Do - TDS Photography Podcast

    Document What You Do - TDS Photography Podcast

    08/12/2020 Duration: 33min

    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 hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 768 Document What You Do I became interested in Lafayette Radio Electronics when I saw a few of their stereo receivers for sale on eBay. I was initially attracted to their design, but as I read up on them, many liked their warm sound as well. Lafayette Electronics had retail stores, mostly in the New York/New Jersey area, but they were more widely known for their mail order catalog business. Their primary customer base was enthusiast radio operators an

  • 5 Great Printing Projects for Creative Photographers

    5 Great Printing Projects for Creative Photographers

    01/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #767, Dec. 1, 2020. Today's theme is "5 Great Printing Projects for Creative Photographers." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue What a lot of photographers don't realize is that they've already done half the work toward completing a satisfying print project. What I'm going to suggest to you today are 5 options to finish them off. And believe me, you will be tempted by at least one of these (and probably more). I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 767 5 Great Printing Projects for Creative Photographers Today, you'll really want to visit the show notes because I have a link to a free eBook titled, Creative Printing. This 32-page guide includes the item numbers and specific paper stocks for the projects I discuss, plus include links to other helpful items. You can view it on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad running the free Books app. As for the projects themselves, there are some good ones. Let's get started. Framed Instagram Prints- Many phot

  • The Anti-Black-Friday Gift Guide for Photographers

    The Anti-Black-Friday Gift Guide for Photographers

    24/11/2020 Duration: 32min

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #766, Nov. 24, 2020. Today's theme is "The Anti-Black-Friday Gift Guide for Photographers." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Over the next several days, you're going to hear the BF term many, many times - even after the actual day has passed. The truth of the matter is that you will be able to get decent deals on just about anything you set your sights on, so let's focus on quality gear with lots of appeal. I hope you enjoy these gift ideas. Digital Photography Podcast 766 The Anti-Black-Friday Gift Guide for Photographers Think Tank Photo Lens Case Duo 15 (Green) $19 ($8 savings) And the Think Tank Photo Lens Case Duo 30 (Green) $20 ($8 savings)- Keep your lens protected while maintaining access with the green Lens Case Duo 15 or 30 from Think Tank. With multiple carrying options like a grab handle and belt loop, this case adapts to your carrying equipment. Its water-resistant nylon exterior keeps moisture away from your sensitive lens. Two zippered ope

  • Canon EOS RP - The Affordable Full Frame Mirrorless - TDS Photography Podcast

    Canon EOS RP - The Affordable Full Frame Mirrorless - TDS Photography Podcast

    17/11/2020 Duration: 34min

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #765, Nov. 17, 2020. Today's theme is "Canon EOS RP - The Affordable Full Frame Mirrorless." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue At only $1,300 with a kit 24-105mm zoom lens, the Canon RP packs a lot of full frame value into a likable compact design. After spending a month with the RP, I'm ready to share my both my likes and disappointments with this breakthrough camera. Digital Photography Podcast 765 Canon EOS RP - The Affordable Full Frame Mirrorless If you didn't already know and were asked to guess the price of the Canon RP with its 24-105mm zoom, I'm pretty sure that you would say it costs more than $1,299. I would. You get a lot of spec for that humble price tag. Let's take a look at some of the highlights. Christmas Cactus - Canon RP, 24-105mm zoom, ISO 8000, f/7.1, 105mm - Photo by Derrick Story. Features Overview 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 8 Image Processor - The EOS RP has a wide native sensitivity range from ISO 100-40000 for wor

  • Inside a Workshop Photo Critique - TDS Photography Podcast

    Inside a Workshop Photo Critique - TDS Photography Podcast

    10/11/2020 Duration: 35min

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #764, Nov. 10, 2020. Today's theme is "Inside a Workshop Photo Critique." I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Our first online workshop wrapped up this weekend. It was the culmination of two weeks of photo projects where everyone brought their images to the table to share on Friday and Saturday. I find these discussions fascinating. And I thought you might want to sit in on three short critiques to get a feel for what happens at these events. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 764 Inside a Workshop Photo Critique Derrick opens this segment talking a bit about the Eastern Sierra Online Photography Workshop. Photo by Travis Waldrip, workshop participant. Session #1 - Travis shares one of his images from the Rule of Thirds assignment. Session #2 - Richard also discusses Rule of Thirds, but with a bit of a surprise. Session #3 - Peter came across an interesting photo subject that fascinated all of us. Announcing the Ultimate Blac