#152: The Stone is Noise


This week, a question sent in for last week’s Q&A show around deciding how to know when something just isn’t working sparks a terrific discussion on purpose, intent, cutting through the noise and even throwing in the towel. We also talk about how to give your own work value, when value is so subjective. Harold “Doc” Edgerton and Gjon Mili are our first dual Photographers of the Week.

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World – NYTimes.com
Wim Wenders | Welcome to the official Site of WIM WENDERS
Welcome to DrewStruzan.com
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
Flashtube – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Buff Obituary – JACKSON, AL | Mobile Register and Baldwin County
Speed of flash for high speed photography
Harold Eugene Edgerton – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harold “Doc” Edgerton
Quicker ‘n a Wink – YouTube
Gjon Mili – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gjon Mili – Google Search
Slide Show: Gjon Mili and the Science of Movement – The New Yorker

#151: Perfectly Punctuated Piece On Absolutely Nothing


It’s Q&A time and we do our best to answer the questions you’ve sent in. We got a ton of great questions this time about gear, process, business and even a few that were too big to tackle, so we’ll get them in the mix for larger discussions next week. William Albert Allard is our Photographer of the Week.

OTP Google+ Community – Assignment: #facelessportrait
How well has “The Breakfast Club” aged? I watched it with my teenage son to find out. – The Washington Post
4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master – YouTube
The Things We Do For Love: Why Self-Investing Isn’t Self-Indulgence – Process Driven
List — Bill Wadman
William Albert Allard
William Albert Allard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Albert Allard on Being a Nat Geo Photographer: You Have to Care
The Candid Frame #105 – William Albert Allard | The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

#150: Who’s Pressing the Brakes

Freed MLK

This week, a memo written by David Mamet sparks a discussion around the meaning and importance we give the things we make. Also a follow up on the Norman Seef video and how, for some photographers, the connection with the subject is the point and the photographs are merely a byproduct of the experience. Leonard Freed is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #somewhereNew
David Mamet’s Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit – Movieline
Scriptnotes, 186: The Rules (or, the Paradox of the Outlier) | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
Endgame (play) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Street Dive Plays “I Want You Back” On a Boston Sidewalk – YouTube
Norman Seeff, Photographer, Filmmaker, Healer (EG8) on Vimeo
World Press Photo Revokes Prize – NYTimes.com
Andy Gock : Newcastle Photographer Actual Measured Flash Durations of Small Speedlight Strobes
Leonard Freed – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leonard Freed part1 – YouTube
Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio

#149: It’s a Little Bit of a Ghost


This week, what a difference a week makes. We begin with some followup to last week’s show and discuss expectation, process vs product and how for some (me) Artist is not the same as artist. Also, iconic photographers don’t always make iconic photographs. Plus, we reflect a bit on the life of Leonard Nimoy both as an actor and as our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #goldenhour
The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside Van Halen — Cuepoint — Medium
Norman Seeff, Photographer, Filmmaker, Healer (EG8) on Vimeo
Object:Photo | MoMA
Gallery | Object:Photo | MoMA
Sohei Nishino – Diorama Map New York
Object:Photo MoMA Book
Why photobooks are booming in a digital age – FT.com
A Photo Editor
FlakPhoto.com | Photography Online
How I requested my photographs from the Department of Homeland Security | Ars Technica
Apple – iPhone 6 – World Gallery
35 Beautiful Art Photographs Made By Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy Photography on Pinterest | 54 Pins
Episode 56: Remembering Leonard Nimoy — Super Fantastic Nerd Hour!
The Full Body Project by Leonard Nimoy – Book

#148: Idle Hands Problem


This week, what do you do when the motivation just isn’t there? We may love what we do, but sometimes it’s hard to hold on to whether loving the process is enough. Also, are the rich kids taking over the arts? Photojournalist Melissa Lyttle is our Photographer of the Week.

Apple Details Revolutionary New iPhone Camera – Forbes
Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Other Privileged Musicians Taking Over Arts | TNR
Peter Lik Article on NY Times
New55 Film: New55 Positive Print Scale Matches Negative
Print out digital photos or risk losing them, Google boss warns – Telegraph
Shutterbug Parents and Overexposed Lives
Melissa Lyttle | +1 813-215-8329 | VISUAL JOURNALIST – EDITORIAL