#282: All Of This Shenanigans Over A Camera

© Ronin Mckenzie

This week, does having tools at the ready make you more likely to actually create? Or is preparing to create a necessary part of your process? Sometimes creativity shows up messy, if it comes at all. Also, is the perception/representation around women in photography changing, both in front of and behind the camera? Depends on where you look. According to Getty, yes. But, based on something that recently happened with Nikon, maybe not so much. Ronan McKenzie is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #MakeYourOwnStillLife

Do Androids Dream of Being Featured in Portrait Competitions? – The New York Times

Harrison Ford on ‘Star Wars’, ‘Blade Runner’, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face | GQ

When You Need Creativity to Strike, Make Way and Gear Up – NYTimes.com

Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men. – The New York Times

Women Photograph

Banksy Strikes Again, With Nod to Basquiat – The New York Times

Apple’s new iPhones use AI ‘Portrait Lighting’ to improve shots

Overbeers by Freddy Clark on Apple Podcasts


photographer ronan mckenzie explores today’s perceptions of the black body – i-D

i-D Meets: Next Gen Photographers – YouTube

It’s Nice That | Photographer Ronan McKenzie tells us about ongoing personal project Girls

#281: Hidden Under Hair and Self-Doubt

© Pete Turner

This week, we’re attempting to answer some of your questions that range from our desert island photo choices to whether or not ego affects how we take pictures. There are also questions on how to recognize when a project is done and whether or not it’s possible to change your photographic style. As usual, we got some questions that really stumped us, and some that we’re going to have to come back around to after thinking about them a bit. Pete Turner is our Photographer of the week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #OutOfStyle

Web colors – Wikipedia

David duChemin Interview // Podcast | The Digital Photo Experience

1890’s Sideshow Pitch — Wadman

Best HDR Software – HDR Photo Editor for Mac & PC | Aurora HDR 2018

HDR Photography Software – Photo Editing Programs & Plugins – Photomatix

(770) Pinterest

Pete Turner (photographer) – Wikipedia

Pete Turner Photography

Pete Turner: Master of Color Photography from Nikon

Venture Onward (@1924us) • Instagram photos and videos

#280: Tacking Left And Right Into The Wind

© Ruth Orkin

This week, can creatives have concrete long term goals or is the nature of making such that clarity beyond a certain point is elusive by design? Then again, if you can’t define a specific goal or end point, how do you know whether you are getting closer or moving further away from where you want (or need) to be? Ruth Orkin is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #EndOfSeason

“At Home” – Bill Bryson

Products Archive – Photography by the Letter

Numbers station – Wikipedia

Shadows of the State by Lewis Bush — Kickstarter

5by5 | On Taking Pictures #261: Healing Salve On The Open Wound Of Doubt

A world-famous photographer goes on the hunt for the ‘perfect shot’. And it’s breathtaking to see. – YouTube

Claire Falkenstein – Wikipedia

Emerson Woelffer – Wikipedia

Ruth Orkin Photo Archive

Ruth Orkin Photo Archive Store

The real story behind ‘An American Girl in Italy’ – CNN

That’s me in the picture: Ninalee Craig photographed by Ruth Orkin in Florence in 1951, aged 23 | Art and design | The Guardian

#279: Letting It Go For A Better Offer

© William Wegman

This week, does progress take the place of craft, or can things simultaneously move on while still staying the same? Or is the romance and nostalgia of “the way things used to be” just a manufactured memory? Also, how intentional are you about the colors in your photography? The colors you choose (and choose to leave out) can have a dramatic emotional effect on how your work is received. Plus, Sarah Oliphant has been at the forefront of backdrops for decades. Peter Hurley visits her studio to see what all the fuss is about. William Wegman is our Photographer of the Week.

Home – Photography by the Letter

Connolly brothers: Dairy and more


Revisionist History Podcast

How to Edit Colour and Create your own Style – YouTube

Impalette | Scan Images for Dominant Pantone Colors and Generate a Color Palettes

Color Palette Generator

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens 2273C002 B&H Photo

Adobe Capture CC | Edit photos, shapes to vectors and graphics

Learning from the Masters – Amélie

The Nikon D850 Doubles as a 45.7MP Film Scanner

The Woman Who Paints the $1,000+ Backdrops Used by Top Photographers

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #localbusiness

Wegman | Home

The Artist Series :: William Wegman | The Art of Photography

The New York Times

Polaroid 20×24 camera – Wikipedia

William Wegman: Being Human | Chronicle Books


#278: One and A Quarter Step Forward

© Marvin Newman

This week, how do you know when you’re making good work? There are so many factors that contribute to the success of a project that worrying about a subjective definition of good ends up getting lost. Is just doing the work — any work — more important than whether or not you call it good? Marvin Newman is our Photographer of the Week.

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color on Vimeo

The Woman Who Paints the $1,000+ Backdrops Used by Top Photographers

Gary Numan: Life lessons from a synth-pop superstar

Dell Outlet Refurbished Laptops, Desktops & Servers

Eight photography podcasts you should be listening to now – Australian Photography

Marvin E. Newman – Wikipedia

Meet the Unsung New York Photographer Who Has Seen It All | Time.com

Marvin E Newman’s best photograph – coated sunbathers in 1950s Coney Island | Art and design | The Guardian

Photobook: City of Lights – The Undiscovered New York Photographer Marvin E Newman – British Journal of Photography

Marvin Newman – Pinterest

Picasso’s Self Portrait Evolution From Age 15 To Age 90 | Bored Panda

Blurred Boxing Action Pictures | Getty Images