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F8&Bthere
05-27-2009, 08:13 PM
I thought this topic didn't belong in the podcasting forum as it is not specifically about Marko's podcasts. We all know those are wonderful and for many of us how we found our way to the forum. (brownie points? i may as well go into the Show Your Photo threads and applaud his self portrait sessions while I'm at it ;-)

What other podcasts are you folks listening/subscribing to? And your thoughts on any of them?

I've listened to Martin Bailey- love his soothing voice and his approach, almost makes me want to run out and get a real ipod, subscribe through itunes, so i can also see the images discussed without having to be at a computer. I really enjoy his podcasts.

I recently discovered the Nikonian Image Doctors- if you use Nikon equipment I'd say they are a must-have subscription. I'm sure Canon has their equivalent (actually Martin Bailey is one- he uses Canon gear and talks about it at times). I really like these guys because they are a mix of equipment and technique and really get to the point quickly in their podcasts without long lead-in intros and self promotion. Lots of meat there.

Nikonian podcast series also has the on location segment with Martin Joergensen. I tried listening to a few but found it too dry for me. It's like he has a microphone pinned to his shirt and just walks around describing everything he sees and does, whether that's making a pot of coffee or trying to find a nice puddle to shoot in the rain. It feels like I'm in his head rather than in the audience, and it's just weird. I talk to myself enough as it is. I've only listened to a few though and I'm sure I'll find some topics to connect with in the future.

The first podcast series I discovered was Shutterbug radio- Not bad, some interesting topics. But it did seem more like talk show/radio format than other podcasts. Not my favourite.

Lastly there's Chris Marquardt/Tips from the Top Floor.....I confess to being a geeky Leo Laporte fan, who is a guest or co-host on many of Chris's podcasts. But a I found most of the casts I downloaded to be, if I use the sandwich analogy, a lot of bread and not much meat. After a long lead in of coming workshops, photo tours etc he would just blast through a topic and leave me wanting more meat.

Ray
05-27-2009, 10:58 PM
I like to listen to lightsource @ www.studiolighting.net. They interview a wide range of professional photographers not just about how they light their subjects, but they also cover other topics like how they got started in photography, gear, post, etc. Each one is about an hour long and they have an archive of about 80 podcast.

F8&Bthere
05-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Thanks for that one Ray, I've subscribed and downloading some episodes as I type.

Ray
05-27-2009, 11:09 PM
hope you like.

AntZ
05-28-2009, 06:55 AM
Of course Marko's are the best, but in between I like The Digital Story podcasts(http://www.thedigitalstory.com/blog/). They are weekly, and the good ones are great. On the camera side, Derrick uses Canon, but on the PC side there is often a Mac focus, which I usually zone out to. Monthly photo assignment is a bit of fun too, with a gallery each month.

I like Chris Marquardt's podcast, but agree with your analogy.

If you're a Leo fan you have probably heard of TWIP(This Week in Photography). I have tried a number of times to find an RSS feed, but never have. The times I have head Scott Bourne(was Canon now Nikon) on other Leo Podcasts, I have found him engaging.

I am pretty much podcast out, even with the commuting and bike riding I do I struggle to get through all the podcasts(not all photography) I am subscribed to.

Ben H
05-28-2009, 07:34 AM
My fave other photog podcasts are TWIP, Digital Photography Life, Lenswork, Lightsource, and Martin Bailey's Photography Podcast.

Didn't like Tips from the Top Floor...

Greg_Nuspel
05-28-2009, 07:38 AM
7 Photography Questions is also good for inspiration.

JAS_Photo
05-31-2009, 04:06 AM
I like to listen to lightsource @ www.studiolighting.net. They interview a wide range of professional photographers not just about how they light their subjects, but they also cover other topics like how they got started in photography, gear, post, etc. Each one is about an hour long and they have an archive of about 80 podcast.

I particularly like this page.

http://www.studiolighting.net/top-10-cheap-lighting-tools-for-2009/

Lots of hints for those of us who are just amateurs to get professional looking photos. :)