#193: Not Starting From Zero


This week, we’re taking a look back on 2015 and discussing what worked, what didn’t and what we’d like our respective 2016s to look like. We’re also responding to a listener question around changes in the industry and what the career of a maker may look like moving forward. Plus, you asked for some of our favorite Lynda tutorials, so we’ve each picked our top three. Jing Huang is our first Photographer of the Week for 2016. Welcome to the new year everyone.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #renewal

Phase One IQ3: World’s First 100mp Sony CMOS Sensor

Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC | Lynda.com

The Practicing Photographer | Lynda.com

The Creative Spark: Brian Taylor, Handmade Photography | Lynda.com

Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography | Lynda.com

F2 Design: Letterpress Printing and Poster Design | Lynda.com

InDesign CC Essential Training (2015) | Lynda.com

Home : HuangJing

Jing Huang: An Urban Poet in Shenzhen – The Leica camera blog

#192: Find Another Cliff

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For the last show of the year, we’re doing a Q&A show and taking a stab at answering some of your questions. We can’t thank you enough for not only listening week in and week out, but also for helping to build a community of makers that we are both extremely proud of. We are very much looking forward to 2016 and can’t wait to see what all of you are up to. If you have ideas, comments or suggestions, or you just want to say hello, email us at podcast@ontakingpictures.com. Happy New Year everyone!

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #Resolution

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Welcome | Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow | dpBestflow

Metadata Overview | dpBestflow

JIMMY CHIN Photography

Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) • Instagram photos and videos

JIMMY CHIN Photography


#191: Gardiner Used All the Saturation

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This week, is boring art bad? Then again, who is to say whether any art is either good or bad? That said, do we miss part of the conversation if we don’t “get” a piece of art from the start? Or, should expecting to connect aesthetically to a particular piece or body of work be enough? Also, is there such thing as taking a perfect photograph and would you try 720,000 times to take it? Plus, we discuss a couple of your Crit Wall entries. Arthur Meyerson is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #morelight

Coca Cola: The Gift Bottle [BTL Case] – YouTube

Is It Bad If Art Is Boring? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

The Köln Concert – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Sylvian – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ognissanti Madonna – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography | Lynda.com

Photoshop CC 2015 Update Raises Liquify Rendering Problem | Fstoppers

After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher | Bored Panda

Fojo | A Darkroom for Smartphones

Tiny microscope lets you see the smallest-ever inkjet prints

The best thing about the SpaceX rocket landing was the human reaction | The Verge

Astropad for iPad | Graphics Tablet App

Rainy day, someone bought me a bottle of Bourbon so I thought I’d have a go a…

Volunteering at a refugee center I met this small time actress who only had b…

Arthur Meyerson Photography

Arthur Meyerson: The Color of Light (10 Photos) | PDN Photo of the Day

Arthur Meyerson – Only in Houston 2007 Award Winner – YouTube

#190: One Big Bundle of Bias

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This week, we’re discussing a letter from a listener who offers observations on the intellectualizing of modern art and how we tend to find it difficult to relate when we look at it emotionally. Also, another letter from a listener sparks a discussion around what to do when a shoot (or a project) doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it to and how we gauge success or failure. Next week, we’re looking at an NPR article that asks whether or not it’s bad if art is boring. Check the show notes. Roy DeCarava is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #fandom

The gif of happiness

Paul Nicklen

A Graphic Glimpse Inside the Studio of Roy Lichtenstein

Crazy Walls

Lichtenstein Cows

Does The Hateful Eight’s 70mm roadshow really impact the future of film? | The Verge

What one bad screening of The Hateful Eight means for the future of film

DE VERE 504DS Digital Enlarger

Is It Bad If Art Is Boring? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

Stacy Kranitz Is TIME’s Pick for Instagram Photographer of the Year 2015 | TIME

Roy DeCarava – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Masters of Photography: Roy DeCarava

Roy Decarava – YouTube

Roy DeCarava books on Amazon

#189: An Analytical Gamble


This week, we discuss what to do when you feel like you’ve said all you want to (or can) say creatively, including some recent examples of creators who have decided to make dramatic changes to both what and how they create. Also, TIME has updated their contracts, which looks to have a dramatic affect on how freelance photographers are able to monetize their work. Plus, David Bowie has a new album and video that’s full of cultural references and surreal imagery…and isn’t that exactly what we’ve come to expect? Kevin Russ is our Photographer of the Week.

Musical iconography: Anton Corbijn is bowing out of professional photography | The Economist

Chester Thompson – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leland Sklar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One Summer: America, 1927: Bill Bryson: 9780767919418: Amazon.com: Books

iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case – Charcoal Gray – Apple

Amazon.com: mophie juice pack Air for iPhone 6/6s (2,750 mAh) – Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

Digital images can’t be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin | Art and design | The Guardian

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing | the literate lens

Is TIME Screwing Photographers? | PhotoShelter Blog

Photo Business News & Forum: Times’ Failed Attempt At Fairness and Equity

Mining ‘Color’s Mother Lode’ | PDN Photo of the Day

Filmomat – Automatic color film processor – YouTube

Thought long and hard about this one. I’ve decided I think this might be my f…

On Taking Pictures – G+ – Assignment: #junk

Kevin Russ

The Western States by Kevin Russ – VSCO Artist Initiative

Kevin Russ | VSCO Grid

Photo – Google+