Category Archives: Photography

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

 

Nightscaper Conference:    http://nightscaper.weebly.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.


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.


Interview with David Cobb



Jack & John welcome David Cobb to the podcast.  David is an incredible photographer based in the Pacific Northwest and who has travelled extensively throughout the country as well as internationally. Listen in as Jack and John talk about a wide variety of topics with David in this newest episode.

Davids Bio

Workshop leader David M. Cobb is a nature and wildlife photographer who has hiked and photographed throughout the world. A member of NANPA, and the PPA, he is a regular contributor to a variety of gardening, lifestyle, nature, and travel publications as well as calendars, cards, books, brochures, and other printed materials.

 As a long-distance hiker, I have sharpened my photographic perspective over the years on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide, the Canadian Divide and most recently walking across Iceland. After years of capturing images along the trail and becoming more and more passionate about the art of photography, I took the leap and “quit my day job” to devote myself full time to my photographic work.

Now as I photograph throughout the US and around the world, I am continually awed by the broad spectrum of nature’s offerings—from a delicate heliconia flower on the exotic island of Roratonga to the sweeping Patagonian landscape. My particular fondness for the Pacific Northwest is reflected in my local outdoor shots. My goal is to capture the wonders I see in nature for the enjoyment of all those with an eye for the extraordinary.

I currently have two published books on Japanese gardens; Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America, Visionary Landscapes. My work has shown at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C., the Kew Botanical Gardens in London, U.K., the Burke Museum in Seattle, and the University of Oregon.

Davids Website:  www.dmcobbphoto.com

Photocascadia: www.photocascadia.com

Link to Davids Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Beauty-Japanese-Gardens-America/dp/4805311959/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=quiet+beauty&qid=1574796698&sr=8-4

Hoodoos and badlands of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area in New Mexico. USA
The Moon Bridge and blossoms at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden – Japanese Garden, Forth Worth, Texas, USA. Spring
Fall color surrounds the temple and garden of Gio-ji in Ohara, Japan.

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.


Winter Photography & Jacks Sabbatical



In this final episode of 2019 John and Jack discuss several recent industry events plus touch on some winter photography tips as John recently returned from leading a winter workshop to Grand Teton NP.  And finally, Jack talks a little bit about his planned sabbatical for the first half of 2020.

                           

 

              Happy Holidays from John & Jack!!!

 

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 Chris Klapheke of Outdoor Photo Gear



Jack & John welcome Chris Klapheke to the podcast.  Chris is an accomplished landscape and wildlife photographer who also happens to be the founder and owner of Outdoor Photo Gear.  OPG specializes in carrying all of the accessories any photographer might need for their outdoor adventure.  Listen in as Jack and John discuss the photo industry with Chris along with several adventures along the way.

 

Outdoor Photo Gear – www.outdoorphotogear.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 Ellen Anon



Jack & John welcome Ellen Anon to the podcast.  Ellen is an engaging photographer who has a vision for capturing her natural subjects in a way that grabs the viewer.  Ellen is a teacher, writer and outstanding photographer and we hope that you enjoy our talk with her!

Ellens Bio

I’m a freelance photographer and writer who specializes in expressive photography. I earned a Ph.D. in  clinical psychology and while practicing  as a psychologist, began working part-time in photography co-leading workshops, writing articles, editing and authoring books and gradually evolved into a full time professional photographer in the mid 1990’s.

My images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. My goal is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth in a way that balances some of the stress of everyday life. My images are included in collections in several countries and my photos have been showcased in galleries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club’s “Mother Earth” and Inner Reflections calendars), as well as stock.  I’ve also had winning and commended images in international contests including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Rice Nature’s Best Competitions.

Ellens Websitewww.ellenanon.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 Crabbe



Jack & John welcome Gary Crabbe to this latest episode of We Talk Photo.    Gary is an amazingly talented photographer and writer and through his various projects his dedication to the craft and art comes through loud and clear.  Listen in as Jack and John talk with Gary about his photography, the industry as well as several entertaining stories.

To see Garys amazing work, please visit his website at enlightphoto.com/portfolio

Garys Bio:

Gary currently resides in Pleasant Hill, California, just outside San Francisco. Gary began taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production for the Theater. His interest in photography began to grow after taking an elective class in Black & White, but he soon found his passion was the pursuit of color and form in nature.

After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of World-Famous photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography for nine years. Known for his industry expertise and unwavering professionalism, Gary has worked with many of the world’s best-known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers. He has been happy to offer his knowledge and opinions consulting with other photographers, and has been quoted several times in Photo District News, Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, and numerous other trade publications. He currently has seven published books to his credit.

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 Dan Bailey – Fuji X Photographer



Jack & John welcome Dan Bailey to the podcast.    Dan is based in Alaska and a Fuji X photographer who focuses on landscape, aerial and cycling/adventure photography.  An Avid mountain biker, Dan travels extensively to photograph and ride and amass more experiences to add to his wealth of knowledge and skills. Listen in to this engaging conversation with Dan and learn how he approaches his creative work.

Dans Bio:

I’m Dan Bailey, a professional outdoor, adventure and travel photographer and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. My work has been published by clients worldwide, including Fujifilm, Nikon, Fidelity Investments, General Dynamics, British Petroleum, Outside Magazine, Coleman, Discovery Channel Publications, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, Alaska Airlines and Patagonia. I have also written articles for Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, I teach online photography courses at The Compelling Image, and was the Senior Contributor to The Photoletariat for two years.

My own passion for adventure usually places me right alongside my subjects, which allows me to share in their experiences firsthand as I shoot. In that way my photography has become a vehicle for a life of exploration and documenting expeditions, cultures and landscapes around the world.

 

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.