Take a Picture

1. The Atomic Age and New Frontiers

The middle of the 20th century was a time of tremendous change in all areas of the world and especially in the world of photography. This class session looks at the changes that photography experienced during the atomic age through an examination of the cultural, political and artistic climate of the time.

2. Brian Smith and Bryan O'Neil Hughes

This week's show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. This week we catch up with noted portrait photographer Brian Smith about his workflow to capture unique images of some of the most photographed subjects in the world.

3. Your Definition of Yourself

This week, we remember icon Saul Leiter and discuss not only legacy but intent and what it means to live and create with purpose. Who gets to decide what work (if any) is important? Plus, we talk a little about tools, including the new crop of 4K displays on the horizon. Ethnologist and photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples Edward Curtis is our PotW.

4. Sam Abell

Sam Abell has been a photographer for over 40 years and has been largely known for his work with National Geographic. His career has revolved largely through his many long-term projects for magazines and books. He is also an author, artist and teacher.

5. Let’s Get Some Questions Answered

Hey friends, We Have a Question! We're trying something new over the next few episodes and this starts it off. Instead of a "topic", we're each taking a turn and asking the other two a bunch of questions and giving each a maximum of three minutes per answer. So, in this episode, Rob has six questions that he asks Rick and Tony who, by the way, have no idea what the questions are. The questions run the gamut from personal opinion to industry predictions and the guys do a great job of thinking and answering on their feet. And, as you listen to the very beginning of the questions, you'll hear just how "in the dark" Rick and Tony are! Here's what Rick and Tony answer this episode: What are the three biggest mistakes you've made in the past with your photography? What are the three largest successes you've had in the past? If you could change one thing about your photography, what would it be? Where do you think photography will be in five years? What is the biggest thing to have happened in photography? Which artist is your biggest influence for your photography? Next episode will be Rick's turn to put Rob and Tony on the hot seat! Our Artists We're back with both a photographer and an artist to highlight. The photographer for this show is Sandy Skoglund - a modern day surrealist who, unlike her earlier peers, manages to keep the subject matter lighthearted and bright. We all really like her work and it may have something to do with… SQUIRREL! Search her site, you'll find the image we're talking about. Moving on, we look at Japanese painter Riusuke Fukahori. He paints goldfish but they're three-dimensional and painted on/with resin and inside of traditional Japanese containers. The results are breathtaking - make sure you watch the short video. So? Whaddya think? Were their answers good, bad, or irrelevant? Let us know in the comments, okay? Thanks for listening.

6. Pricing for Photographers

Each week your host Michael Rammell is joined a selection of excellent guests who are all on the path to becoming full time photographers. The gang take part in a round-table discussion to help educate and inspire you to take your photography business to the next level.

7. Travellin’

Travel photography is always an interesting topic, so we thought we'd kick back with a former guest and our good friend, Michael Van der Tol, for a good chat about travel photography. Join us as we cover this topic, dish about the new Flickr books, Mac's new lens, the Big Beast, and more!

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