All posts by John Pedersen

Shoot What It Feels Like



John takes a break from interviewing folks to catch up on news from the photo industry and then dive in to the concept of “don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like”, which is a famous quote from David Allen Harvey.

 

During the podcast, John encouraged you to send images of the Neowise Comet to the podcast for inclusion on our webpage.  You can send these to wetalkphoto@gmail.com

Likewise, if you would like help with processing or critiques, or just want to chat about any photographic topic, drop John a note at wetalkphoto@gmail.com

Read Johns full article about shooting what it feels like HERE

Haystack Bubbles Oregon Coast

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with Darrell Gulin



John welcomes Darrell Gulin to the podcast for a lively discussion about his amazing history in the photo industry, his outstanding work and what it’s like to be one of only a few Canon Explorers of Light.

 

Info about Darrell:

He is the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He has been their keynote speaker and has lead many workshops and programs at their Annual Summits. His photographs have been published in: Outdoor Photographer Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder’s World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Natures Best and many more. He has been showcased in almost every major nature calendar including: Audubon, Inner Reflection, Sierra Club, Kodak, Browntrout, Cedo, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Day Dream. He is an accomplished speaker/teacher whose credits are too numerous to mention. Also, Darrell was featured on Five Canon Photo Safari television programs where he taught actors/actresses to photograph in the field.

He leads the Gulin / Ken & Lydia Strange workshops. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically.

Darrells Website:  http://gulinphoto.com/index.php

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darrellgulin/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/darrell.gulin

butterfly on a purple bush waterfall in Silver Falls State Park horses running in the snow

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Discussion with Rick Sammon



John welcomes Rick Sammon to the podcast along with a guest co-host Neil Powell to talk about Ricks 41st book and his illustrious career in the photo industry as well as his thoughts on creating art and being a creative.

Biography shot of Rick Sammon

Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

A natural teacher, Rick enjoys sharing his photographs and providing practical how-to advice to a wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, a podcast and an expanding following on social media. Please check out his sites below and his latest book!

Ricks Website:  https://ricksammon.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ricksammonphotography/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RickSammonPhotography/

Ricks Book Photo Quest: https://www.amazon.com/Photo-Quest-Discovering-Photographic-Artistic/dp/B0882KFWB8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=photo+quest&qid=1591219759&sr=8-1

 

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with Patricia Davidson



John welcomes Patricia Davidson to the podcast to talk about her evolution as a photographer and her nomadic pursuits and how it has contributed to the amazing artwork she has created.  Patricia is a fantastic Oregon based photographer who recently presented at Out of Oregon and Out of Chicago. Listen in as we talk about photography and creative endeavors!

Patricia Davidson is a professional landscape and nature photographer based in Oregon. She spent over twenty years on the southern Oregon Coast developing her landscape photography skills on the beaches and in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, she set off in an RV on an epic four year journey to photograph the American West. Her work has been featured in Landscape Photography, Country Woman, To & From, Outdoor Photography, Loaded Landscapes, Fuji X Passion, the AAA Oregon / Idaho Atlas, Oregon’s 1859, 123RF Create, Inspire TV, and My Modern Met. She has written for Visual Wilderness, Scott Kelby’s blog, and Fuji Love Magazine. With a background in the visual arts and web development, Patricia devotes herself to creating images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, and to sharing her love of nature and the outdoors with the world.

Patricias Website:  https://patriciadavidsonphotography.com

 

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with Gary Randall



While Jack is on sabbatical, John welcomes a longtime friend, Gary Randall to the podcast.  Listen in as we talk about the Homette, being the “old man on the mountain”, his photography experience and what inspires him to create such beautiful art.

gary randall, lava, magma, hawaii

Garys Bio:

Gary Randall is an award winning professional photographer, artist, writer, traveler and adventure seeker who lives in the foothills of the south side of Mount Hood, Oregon. He has been a lifelong resident of all sides of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and has spent his life exploring the outdoors.

Through the last 15 years his digital photography has developed to a point where it is recognized as some of the best in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and is starting to be recognized on the world stage. Collectors are realizing the value in his photographs as an investment. Gary has been featured in books, magazines, TV, web sites and blogs. Gary has been recognized for his work both for photography and volunteer work in his community including the Clackamas County Marketing Innovation Award, Volunteer of the Year Award from the Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum and was the recognized artist of the year in 2014 by the Mt Hood Chamber of Commerce. Gary is a writer and a public speaker and has given presentations to groups such as the Oregon Professional Photographers Association, the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs and several Photography Meetup Groups. He writes a monthly article for his local newspaper focusing on photography related subjects. He is a licensed outfitter and guide who conducts photography tours and teaches classes and photography workshops. He earned a Silver Medal award from the Professional Photographers Association 2017 International Photographic Competition.

Garys Website: https://www.gary-randall.com

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Interview with Josh Lutz from Magnachrome



Jack and John talk with Josh Lutz, President of Magnachrome Inc, one of the leading manufacturers of metal prints.  Magnachrome is very unique in that besides printing images on metal, they also offer an outstanding selection of metal frames to mount the metal prints in.  If you haven’t seen one of these metal frames, you owe it to yourself.   Listen in as we dive in to the hows and whys of metal printing technology.  Click for Magnachrome Website

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The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.

 


Interview with Miles Morgan



Jack and John welcome the always entertaining Miles Morgan.  Listen in as we talk about Miles experience and what inspires him to create the images he does.

Miles Bio:

“We” are a small group of amateur Fine Art Landscape Photographers located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest; Portland, Oregon to be more precise. By “we”, I mean “me”, and by small, I mean a group of 1. And when I say “Photographer”, what I really mean is that I’m actually an airline pilot who occasionally goes out and takes a few snapshots hoping that something pretty will get in the way of my lens.

My father, Hank Morgan, is a successful photojournalist, so I’ve always had cameras close by, but I never took the time to learn much about them.  It wasn’t until April, 2009, that I decided that I wanted to try my hand at landscape photography. Very quickly I became hooked and have been trying hard to hone my skills both in the field and in Photoshop to produce images that are pleasing. My father used his photography to capture my most embarrassing moments as you can see.   Now, as a Dad myself, I’m looking forward to doing the same thing to my daughter!

 

Miles Website: https://milesmorganphotography.com

Instagram: @milesmorganphotography

 

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The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.


Photography Ideas during Quarantine



While Jack is out on sabbatical, I wanted to put out a few ideas to hopefully inspire or motivate folks to dive in to a photo related topic to keep busy and grow your artistic ability.  In spite of the difficult times right now, don’t lose sight of your artistry and how that can enliven yourself or others through sharing.  It’s a great time to dive in to those projects that you’ve been putting off finishing (or starting)….so get to it!

Plus, here’s the link to the magnetic filter system that I’m super excited about and currently evaluating from H&Y filters out of the UK.  Available from B&H and Adorama as well.  Check out their site HERE

Stay tuned for more episodes coming very soon!

snow on mountains


Interview with Darren White



Darren White joins us in this episode of We Talk Photo.  Darren is a longtime resident of the PNW and who grew his photography along the beaches, rivers and mountains of this beautiful country.  Darren is a successful workshop leader and has been published in several leading magazines.  Please give this episode a listen, it’s entertaining and insightful!

 

Darrens Bio: Born and raised on the Oregon Coast where his love for beautiful landscapes began. In 1999 Darren moved to Portland Oregon and soon fell in love with the mountains and Columbia River Gorge areas. In July of 2013 Darren made a huge move to Littleton, Colorado where he has quickly fell in love with the majestic mountains Colorado has to offer and the outdoor life Colorado is known for. Darren has been published in various magazines like Popular Photography, Columbia Gorge Magazine and had a mention in National Geographic Traveler. His prints have been sold worldwide and used for all kinds of media from Websites to Trade Show Backdrops. Darren enjoys a variety of outdoors activities which include but are not limited to, hiking, biking, running, night photography, trail running, climbing steep hills and simply just being amazed at what nature can produce!

Darrens Website:  http://darrenwhitephotography.com

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.

 


Interview with Colleen Miniuk



Jack and John welcome Colleen Miniuk to the show.  High energy and outstanding creativity are the hallmarks of Colleen.  She is first and foremost a fantastic photographer, plus an incredible educator and well-published author.  Give this upbeat and engaging podcast a listen!

Colleen Bio:

I’m a Corporate-America-escapee turned full-time freelance outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and motivational speaker, supporting a wide range of assignments for editorial and commercial clients. Specializing in nature and outdoor recreation, my purpose as an outdoor communicator is to inspire and help others enjoy the Great Outdoors.

My publication credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona HighwaysAAA VIA, On LandscapeNational Parks TravelerExtraordinary VisionThe Smoky Mountain Journal of Photography, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications.

In hopes of encouraging others to enjoy the Great Outdoors, I have authored the award-winning guidebooks, Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, & How (1st and 2nd editions). I also authored the instructional eBook, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography and acted as the publisher and editor for Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildlife, A Guide to When, Where, & How. I hope to publish my first memoir/travel adventure story, Going with the Flow, in addition to other photography-related titles, in 2020.

I have also served three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park (November 2010, October 2011, and January 2013) which enabled me to author the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How.

Colleens Websitehttp://www.cms-photo.com

 

The We Talk Photo podcast is dedicated to being an entertaining, informative and lighthearted discussion about a wide range of photographic topics centered around landscape and nature photography.  Hosted by Jack Graham and John Pedersen, long time industry professionals, they will bring you in to their conversations about gear, recent trends, insightful interviews with industry leaders as well as entertaining stories from their collective experience in the photography business.