#174: A Reality Distortion Field of Pixels


This week, we talk a little about gear and the ongoing debate over megapixels, using the new Sony A7R II as an example. We also talk about film and why it’s ultimately pointless to keep having the “film v digital” discussions. Spoiler: they’re just different. Use what challenges you and gets you out taking pictures. Grete Stern is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #windingdown

Sony A7RII Review and Hands On Report – Luminous Landscape

Sony a7R II Hands-on Review – YouTube

Format Comparison Results : On Taking Pictures

Why is Modern Art so Bad? – Prager University


Amazon – Paterson Universal tank and 2 reels-#115

The Politics of the Curation Craze | The New Republic

Pinhole Photography :: Digital SLR Camera Caps :: Olympus Four Thirds Cap – Lenox Laser – The Leader in Small Hole Technology

An ‘Open Letter’ to Landscape Photographers: It’s Time for an Etiquette Check

Grete Stern – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Dream Life of Grete Stern

MoMA | From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

Bruce Springsteen – Wings For Wheels – The Making of Born To Run -2005 – YouTube

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola

#173: Where Do You Put the Chisel?


This week, inspired by a recent NPR story, we talk about the idea of art as an experience, where the mechanics of viewing objects become almost more important than the objects themselves. We also discuss some of the opportunities that young people have today, with regard to the viewing and sharing of their experiences, that we simply didn’t have when we were growing up. Plus, with so many cameras on the market, how do you recommend one to a friend who just wants to take good pictures? Lee Friedlander is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #UpsideDown

People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant? : NPR

I Bought a Fake Nikon DSLR: My Experience with Gray Market Imports

Kodak’s First Digital Moment – The New York Times

HDR Photography Is for Everyone – PC Mag

Lee Friedlander – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lee Friedlander | MoMA

Lee Friedlander | Fraenkel Gallery

Giant Steps — The Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch – NYTimes.com

#172: Creative Fiefdoms


This week, on our first all east coast edition of the show, we’re taking a stab at answering some of your questions. You have asked some really great questions this time around – around process, gear, where we think art is going, even asking about some of our favorite things. Anuar Patjane is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #Favoritethings

Q&A@F+B No. 5: Bill Wadman – Faded & Blurred

The Trip

Mobile Photography | Enlight App


Anuar Patjane Photography

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – The Atlantic

Bill’s Interview with Ibarionex Perello of “The Candid Frame”

#171: Big Subterranean Factor


This week, we talk about the temporal nature of the things we make. Should they be preserved for the future or allowed to decay to a natural end, whatever that means? We also discuss transitions and how making the decision to leap can come from a variety of sources and happen for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is fear. Plus, an interesting looking trailer has emerged for a new biopic of Eadweard Muybridge. Lorena Lohr is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #parkinglot

Floating Stone Productions :: TheCardboardBernini

James Grashow – Sculptor, Woodcutter, Mixed-Media Artist

Beauty is Embarrassing

Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Wyatt Neumann Has Passed Away | Complex

Wyatt Neumann Family Fund | Fundly
Dave Ortiz

RESONATORS – Shoot|Photographers Agent London | Shoot|Photographers Agent London

Tim Lewis – Crit Wall

Eadweard – Trailer | HD – YouTube

Lorena Lohr

Lorena Lohr, explorer of all things wild | sleek mag

#170: We All Want To Be Steve McCurry

This week, prompted by a member of the OTP G+ Community, we begin with a bit of follow up on the discussion from last week about the influence of Robert Frank. Also, there is no best, but there just might be a best for you. Plus, a terrific photographer that neither one of us had ever heard of. Pinup photographer Bunny Yeager is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #watching

I think you guys were pretty harsh about Robert Frank’s influence. He clearly…

TRENT PARKE: “Geoff Dyer on Trent Parke” (2008) – ASX | Photography & Culture

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

Germaine Krull: The Modernist Photographer That Time Forgot | AnOther

F21 Thread Screen

Mapping Morocco through portraits – CNN.com

Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (2005) – YouTube

Floating Stone Productions :: TheCardboardBernini

GALAXY HYPER SPEED Direct Positive Photo Paper by Galaxy — Kickstarter

The Unquiet Sky – The New York Times

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The offical Bunny Yeager Homepage

Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom: Pin-up Photography’s Golden Era – YouTube

Bettie Page Reveals All – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia