Mon, 28 April 2008
In this podcast I discuss the importance of model releases and I cover some important issues to remember when shooting in public. Below is a sample model release that you can copy and modify to suite your particular purpose. Also, here is a link to a document called "The Photographer's Right: Your Rights and Remedies when Stopped or Confronted for Photography" by Bert Krages, Attorney at Law.
[NOTE: This podcast and associated information are not meant to be actual legal advice. Please consult the local laws where ever you happen to be shooting photographs and/or seek professional legal advice.]
[INSERT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER NAME, ADDRESS, AND OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION HERE]
I, _______________________________, grant [PHOTOGARHER NAME] all rights and permission to use the photographs taken of me on ____/____/____ at __________________________, _______ in any manner [PHOTOGARHER NAME] chooses.
Signature Date: ____/____/____
I, undersigned, being the parent of guardian of the minor whose name appears above, hereby consents to the forgoing condition and warrants that I have the authority to give such consent.
___________________________________________ Signature Date: ____/____/____
Mon, 21 April 2008
In this podcast, I discuss how essays about photography can help us gain insight into our own photography. Below are links to several essay collections that are mentioned throughout this episode:
Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values - Robert Adams
Why People Photograph - Robert Adams
Along Some Rivers - Robert Adams
The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography - Roland Barthes
On Photography - Susan Sontag
Light Matters - Vicki Goldberg
Advice for Photographers - Al Weber
Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing - Jerry Thompson
Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics - David Levi Strauss
Inside the Photograph - Peter Bunnell
The Education of a Photographer - Traub, Heller, and Bell
The Photography Reader - Liz Wells
25 Lessons I Have Learned (About Photography): The Art of Living - Lorenzo Dominguez
Sun, 13 April 2008
In this podcast I discuss the photographer's obsession with cameras, gadgets, and technology and I offer up some tips on breaking the chain of the "must upgrade" craze.
Sun, 6 April 2008
This episode of the Focus Ring (a round-table discussion featuring podcasters from the Photocast Network) features John Arnold (PhotoWalkthrough.com), Rolf Steinort (Meet the Gimp), Benoît Marchal (Déclencheur), and Paul Giguere (Thoughts on Photography). In this episode, we discuss how to find something to shoot (when you live in the least interesting place in the world), continuous versus strobe (or flash) lighting, getting your images to the wall, and composing and shooting in a square format with your digital SLR. We also mention various products and web sites during the show which are listed below:
Sun, 6 April 2008
In this podcast I interview photographer Susan Burnstine to discuss her photography, her creative process, and how she goes about living a photographic life. You can see Susan's work and read more about her at her web site: