Pro Photo Podcast #83 – History & Essentials.

First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds – 1903. Link to high res scan details from LOC.

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Today’s Panel... Gavin Seim (G Pixel).

Today Gavin leads us through a brief look at photographic history. He talks a bit about how classical art can help us as photographers and finishes with a look at essential concepts that will make us better at our work.

Podcast #83 forum discussions:

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00. News and project updates.
  • 11:30. Art and a Photographic History.
  • 43:26. Essential photo ingredients.
  •  1:04:10. In practice. A study example.
  • 1:14:52. Picks of the show.

46x34, Portrait of Nicolas Ruts. Rembrandt, 1631. It seems that even 300+ years ago, a wall portrait was a thing of note. Look at the quality of this work. Click for a larger version. Even the catch lights look perfect.


Links to things we mentioned…


Getting beyond the digital file.

Nikon D800 36MP. Big step.

Canon 5D MK3 is no longer a rumor.

EXposed video workshop coming soon.

Lights and Shadows Photo Workshop coming Fall in Central WA.

Pro Photo Show Zone System episode.

3 – 3 second tips to better photos.

Road Trip article. A family 3 months one the road.

Take The 111 Photo Challenge.

Why You NEED the Zone System for Digital. Main Article.

The Six Keys of Photographic Image Quality.


The PICKs:

Photogene 2. A killer iPhone photo editor.

The composition book.

Congressman Lincoln, 1846 Daguerretype


112"x91" - Kindred Spirits by Durand, 1849

112"x91" - Kindred Spirits by Asher Durand, 1849

Winter – Fifth Avenue (1893) by Alfred Stieglitz