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TWiT Photo (Video)

25 episodes - English - Latest episode: almost 8 years ago - ★★★★ - 164 ratings

Professional photographer Catherine Hall and overenthusiastic amateur Leo Laporte chat with some of the world's leading and most inspirational image-makers. Learn tips from acclaimed pros as they impart their knowledge of making arresting images through personal anecdotes, real world experience, and a discussion of their favorite toys. The show educates, inspires and empowers photographers of all levels.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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TWiT Photo 66: Pixel Perfect Elevendy

July 18, 2012 00:35 - 1 hour - 1.14 GB Video

Wil and Dave of Elevendy.com returns with amazing creative tips of rotting pears, maintaining a skin library, and shopping for props like knives and swords. Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guests: Wil Wells and Dave Cox Follow Catherine's new Photography Unfiltered show at Photography-Unfiltered.com. Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast...

TWiT Photo 65: Landscape Photographer Michael Frye

July 11, 2012 01:35 - 1 hour - 1020 MB Video

Guide to be in the right place at the right time for landscape photography, tripods, night shots, and more. Links: michaelfrye.com The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite iOS app The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite Book Michael Frye Workshops Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guest: Michael Frye Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast for...

TWiT Photo 64: HDR Vertorama Klaus Hermann

July 03, 2012 23:58 - 1 hour - 1.43 GB Video

Tips for shooting fireworks, learn how to create your own HDR Vertoramas, and more. Klaus's Shooting Tips Shooting: Practice shooting HDR hand-held – it will extend your photo opportunities immensely! Tone-mapping: Don't go to extremes – moderation is key! Post-processing: Your HDR software takes only the first step–you have to take the remaining nine yourself! Klaus's Sharing Tips Sharing Photos: Of the 5000 shots you brought home from Eiffel tower, share only one – not all 5000! Sh...

TWiT Photo 63: Architectural Photography Shannon McGrath

June 26, 2012 23:33 - 1 hour - 918 MB Video

Shannon has honed her practice over the last 12 years, concentrating on architecture and interior design, producing amazing photos used in many international magazines. Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guest: Shannon McGrath Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast for free at twit.tv/shows/twit-photo. Thanks to CacheFly for providing the b...

TWiT Photo 62: "Stopmotionista" Petra Cross

June 20, 2012 00:32 - 56 minutes - 867 MB Video

ApertureExpert reviews the 3.3 update, Petra Cross shows how to "stop-motion-ista" style, learn your interests with Prismatic, and more. LINKS Petra Cross Website Stopmotionista Slovakia Wedding Prismatic ApertureExpert Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guests: Joseph Linaschke, Petra Cross, and Aria Haghighi Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT ...

TWiT Photo 61: Natalie "Miss Aniela" Dybisz

June 13, 2012 00:47 - 58 minutes - 251 MB Video

Miss Aniela is a fine art surrealist photographer and author, who uses surrealism to masterfully portray beauty juxtaposed. LINKS Miss Aniela Flickr Twitter @missaniela Facebook Miss Aniela Miss Aniela Blog Self Portrait Photography Book Creative Portrait Photography Book Fashion Shoot Experience Workshop Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guest: Natalie Lennard Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your f...

TWiT Photo 60: Hyper-realist Artist, Bert Monroy

June 05, 2012 23:00 - 1 hour - 284 MB Video

"I consider myself a Hyper-realist artist. I love to paint. I use the word paint for lack of a better word. My medium is actually light. I have a passion for making things happen on the screen. Finding a new way of doing something and finding a new room in my imagination is what I love about the work." - Bert Monroy LINKS Bert's Times Square work Bert appearing on The Screen Savers Order Bert's prints Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photographers Catherine's Blog Top Model Re...

TWiT Photo 59: Nordic Light Part 2

May 30, 2012 00:05 - 1 hour - 291 MB Video

Catherine and Leo interview the great photographers at the 2012 Nordic Light festival. This episode features Greg Gorman, Robert Pledge, and Mary Ellen Mark. Greg Gorman is an American portrait photographer of Hollywood celebrities. His work has been seen in national magazine features and covers. Robert Pledge founded Contact Press Images in New York and has curated major exhibitions worldwide along with serving on prestigious international juries. Mary Ellen Mark is an American photograph...

TWiT Photo 58: Nordic Light Part 1

May 23, 2012 02:00 - 1 hour - 317 MB Video

Catherine and Leo interview the great photographers at the 2012 Nordic Light festival. This episode features Morten Krogvold, Bruce Davidson, and James Mollison. Morten Krogvold is a Norwegian photographer know for his portraiture. As a photographer, artist, and teacher, he has published numerous books and held exhibitions. Bruce Davidson has been a member of Magnum photo agency since 1958. Known for his photographs of Harlem, New York City, and Civil Rights movement. James Mollison gre...

TWiT Photo 57: Catherine Chalmers

May 17, 2012 01:12 - 1 hour - 298 MB Video

Catherine Chalmers studio is full of roaches, praying mantis, mice, and other creepy crawlies. She shows us where nature and culture collide in some disturbing yet stunning photos. Also delve into the life of a leaf cutter ant as seen through Chalmers lipstick camera. Catherine's Favorite Gear Canon 5D MK II Canon 65mm macro lens and macro twin lights Video: Sony HD Lipstick Camera Hosts: Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte Guest: Catherine Chalmers Follow Catherine Hall on Twitter. You c...

TWiT Photo 56: Pioneer Digital Photog Eddie Tapp

May 09, 2012 02:55 - 1 hour - 349 MB Video

Eddie Tapp is a renown Photoshop Hall of Fame and Canon Explorer of Light photographer. As one of the pioneers of digital photography, Eddie made the switch in 1993. Eddie explains the fundamentals of digital photography and what it means to get it right in the camera. As well as giving us must-know tips on post processing. Eddie's Tips 90% of color correction basics. Get the spots out. Soft focus filter. Eddie's Favorite Gear Canon 5D MK III Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS LINKS Edd...

TWiT Photo 55: Frederick Van Johnson and Derrick Story

May 02, 2012 00:22 - 1 hour - 310 MB Video

Frederick Van Johnson joins us this week with returning guest Derrick Story. We talk about how social media has changed the creative world of photography. And find out how learning everything positive and negative about analog photography helped Frederick become the great photographer he is today. We also hear some stories of Frederick and Derrick from back in the days when they worked together. Frederick's Tips Define (and refine) your goals. Use the right tools. (Facebook, Pinterest, T...

TWiT Photo 54: Doug Kaye

April 25, 2012 01:16 - 1 hour - 308 MB Video

Doug Kaye joins us this week and show us his unique perspective into the world of photography. With his analytical eye, he shows us how to be technical as well as creative when practicing photography. Doug's Tips Buy (and sell) used gears. Find and join local photo club. Get into printing your images. LINKS Doug's website. dougkaye.com Doug's twitter. twitter.com/dougkaye Google+ Photographers Conference. gpluspc.com Hosts: Sarah Lane and Trey Ratcliff Guest: Doug Kaye Follow Cat...

TWiT Photo 53: Composite Guru Joel Grimes

April 18, 2012 02:15 - 1 hour - 288 MB Video

Composite Guru Joel Grimes dazzles us with engaging imagery and a LIVE photoshop demo. Find out why being color blind has served as an asset, the secret to quick and easy compositing, and the importance of striking your subjects face with light. * Bonus: See Joel Streaking!! Joel's Tips Getting your best performance out of you lenses. Choosing the right strobes for freezing action. Photoshop tips: Selection/Cutout Atmospheric light streaks Always use a tripod LINKS Joel's website...

TWiT Photo 52: NYC Top Photo Agent Frank Meo

April 11, 2012 02:40 - 54 minutes - 233 MB Video

How to know if you need an agent and tips on selecting the right one for you. Portfolio tips, misconceptions demystified of what an agent brings, and the bottom line of what it costs. We also take a look at Frank's book, Mind Prints, a book of visuals with no imagery. * Bonus: Bruce Eisenberg shares his experience with working with an agent and live in-studio demo for creating soft dramatic lighting. LINKS Frank's book. frankmeo.com Frank's agency site. thephotocloser.com Bruce's websit...

TWiT Photo 51: Celeb Photog Michael Grecco

April 04, 2012 02:30 - 1 hour - 292 MB Video

The master of Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait enlightens us with in-studio demo that rebels against the traditional 3-light setup. Watch Leo get tripped up on Who's Who of Grecco's portfolio and hear behind the scenes stories of images of Hollywood's elite including: Steve Martin, Lucy Liu, and Martin Scorsese. * Bonus: Photoshop Expert Dave Cross shares tips regarding the under-discussed new sick features of Photoshop 6 beta. LINKS Michael Grecco's Twitter @michaelgrecco Michael's b...

TWiT Photo 50: Elevendy.com: Photography meets 3D Animation

March 28, 2012 18:39 - 57 minutes - 249 MB Video

Is it photography or 3D animation? A common question for creative masterminds, Dave Cox and Wil Wells, of Elevendy. Disregarding the mantra "get it right in camera" this creative production house makes their own rules. Learn the importance of planning, how to hide discreet meaningful messages in your images (including star wars characters), and how to get a client buy-in for off the wall concepts. The dynamic duo will also reveal the process of their Addy winning Sacramento Kings "Defend Yo...

TWiT Photo 49: Peter Krogh

March 21, 2012 05:08 - 1 hour - 279 MB Video

A photographer for more than 3 decades, Peter Krogh is an expert in Digital Asset Management and he reveals the importance of correctly archiving your image collection for both amateurs and pros. Gain insights from the master of digital workflow and don't miss the bonus Lightroom demo where Peter walks us through his process while teaching us quick and dirty tricks to make your images pop! LINKS Peter's website: peterkrogh.com Peter's Twitter @peterkrogh theDAMbook.com Shutha.org dpBe...

TWiT Photo 48: Sports Illustrated Photographer Bill Frakes

March 14, 2012 01:40 - 1 hour - 299 MB Video

View Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer Bill Frakes's astonishing portfolio as he shares insights on how he often carries & triggers 25+ cameras, how he went from LAW school to one of SI's Top Shooters, and why preparation & storyboarding are key. Winner of the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award his clients include everyone from Nike to Apple and his editorial work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. LINKS Bill's website: billf...

TWiT Photo 47: Travel Blogger Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere

March 07, 2012 01:39 - 1 hour - 310 MB Video

Ever wish that you can just take off and go on a round-the-world tour? That's what Gary Arndt did in March 2007, and he's been to 114 countries and territories, and still counting. The multi-award-winning blogger showcases his photography and journey on his travel blog, Everything Everywhere. Time magazine named his blog one of the top 25 blogs in the world. Taking a break from swimming with whale sharks in Australia and spelunking in Borneo, Gary joins us in the studio and shares stories a...

TWiT Photo 46: WPPI 2012 | Is Technology A Menace to Photography?

February 29, 2012 02:43 - 1 hour - 412 MB Video

At the Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) conference 2012 in Las Vegas, Catherine is joined by 8 industry experts and insiders to convene on the controversial subject, "Is Technology a Menace to Photography?" The luminary-studded panel featured renowned photographers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Greg Gibson, celebrity photographer and Help-Portrait creator Jeremy Cowart, reDefine host Tamara Lackey, Fast Track Photographer educator Dane Sanders, legendary wedding photogra...

TWiT Photo 45: Trey Ratcliff

February 22, 2012 05:12 - 54 minutes - 234 MB Video

Trey tells us all about finding your own voice, whose critique is most important, upcoming Lytro photo walk, why mirror-less cameras are the future, and more. LINKS Trey's Site Trey's Twitter Trey's Google+ Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Trey Ratcliff Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Don't miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast for free at twit.tv/shows/twit-photo. Thanks to CacheFly...

TWiT Photo 44: Globally Acclaimed Wedding Photographer Jerry Ghionis

February 15, 2012 03:52 - 58 minutes - 253 MB Video

Jerry Ghionis is recognized as one of top wedding and portrait photographers worldwide. He spills the light on how he creates and captures the emotional scene at a wedding. Not only has Jerry won the WPPI wedding album of the year seven times, he was also name as the 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by AIPP. Jerry then shows us how to use available light in a photo shoot with Catherine! LINKS Jerry's website Jerry's Twitter Jerry's Facebook Guest: Jerry Ghionis Hosts...

TWiT Photo 43: Guest Quest Winner Robby Cavanaugh + Bonus Image Critiques

February 08, 2012 04:57 - 1 hour - 314 MB Video

It's hard not to want to hate Robby Cavanaugh – fresh out of school, the SoCal boy has already been published in Vogue Italia, won a bunch of awards, and now has another notch in his belt as our first TWiT Photo Guest Quest winner. Yet, Robby's incredibly down-to-earth and just has a natural artistic talent. Joining us live in the studio, the fine art photographer comes clean about Photoshop in his "phantasmagorical" images and achieving artistic excellence with very, very little gear, and ...

TWiT Photo 42: Rockstars. Presidents. NFL. BIG event Photographer David Bergman

February 01, 2012 20:01 - 1 hour - 300 MB Video

The question on everyone's mind must be: what hasn't David Bergman done? With 11 covers for Sports Illustrated, including the coveted 2010 Super Bowl, and his distinction as official tour photographer for Bon Jovi, David gets a lot of game. He joins us live in the TWiT studio to discuss his now-famous GigaPan shot of Obama's inauguration and shows viewers how he processes 600 frames of a GigaPan shot in a live software demo. Also, the music geek shares inside secrets on being a successful ...