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Picture This: Photography Podcast

Chelsea and Tony Northrup's photography podcast - dig deep into the history, science, and personalities of photography.
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Dec 9, 2019

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PIXEL AWARD WINNERS (and Nominees)

Firmware Update of the Year: Nikon

Smartphone Camera of the Year: Pixel 4 http://SDP.io/Pixel4

Biggest Broken Promise: Zeiss ZX1

Lens of the Year: WINNER: Canon 70-200mm R f/2.8 http://sdp.io/C70200r

Canon 24-70mm R f/2.8 http://sdp.io/C2470r

Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 http://sdp.io/S200600

Sony 600mm f/4 http://sdp.io/Sony600

Canon 85mm R f/1.2 http://C8512r

Most WTF Camera: WINNER? Sigma fp http://sdp.io/fp

Fuji XPro 3 http://sdp.io/XPro3

Drone of the Year: Mavic Mini http://sdp.io/MavicMini

Most Innovative Camera: Olympus E-M1 X http://sdp.io/EM1X

Biggest Disappointment: Peak Design Tripod http://sdp.io/PDTripod

Camera of the Year (under $1,000) WINNER: Fuji X-T30 http://SDP.io/XT30

Canon SL3 http://sdp.io/SL3

Fuji X-A7 http://SDP.io/XA7

Sony a6400 http://SDP.io/a6400

Sony a6100 http://SDP.io/a6100

Nikon Z50 http://SDP.io/Z50

Camera of the Year ($1,000 - $2,000) WINNER: Canon EOS RP http://sdp.io/RP

Sony a6600 http://sdp.io/a6600

Canon 90D http://sdp.io/90D

Flop of the Year Olympus E-M1X http://sdp.io/EM1X

Camera of the Year $2,000+ WINNER: Sony a7R IV http://sdp.io/a7R4

Panasonic S1 http://sdp.io/S1

Panasonic S1R http://sdp.io/S1R

Panasonic S1H http://sdp.io/S1H

Leica SL2 http://sdp.io/LSL2

Sony a9 II http://sdp.io/a92

Fuji GFX100 http://sdp.io/GFX100

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Nov 25, 2019

The JPEG file format is 30 years old now. A new tech, HEIF (stored in HEIC files and used in HAVC or h.265 video) offers more than 50% better compression AND better image quality, thanks to 10-bit color. Apple adopted HEIF, HEIC, and HEVC in 2017 for the iPhone... and NO OTHER CAMERA COMPANY HAS FOLLOWED. Just by switching file formats, your storage costs could be cut in half. You could buy memory cards that were half the size and half the speed. Your buffer would last longer and clear faster. In this podcast, I'll talk about the JPEG file format and how WE can convince camera companies to adopt this incredibly important new technology.

Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/KillJPG

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Nov 21, 2019

Nikon is expecting to lose $92 MILLION in 2020 on its camera business. That's bad, but it gets worse - Nikon is planning to reduce R&D, so we can expect the rate of their technical advances to decrease. Nikon is also predicting that their market share will decrease, and the total market size is decreasing, so their revenue will inevitably drop.

We believe Nikon can pull through this, but their current plans might not be the right plans. We believe they should cater to existing DSLR customers rather than trying to push everyone to their mirrorless Z system. We believe the Z system is an area for long-term growth, but producing F-mount products will help raise cash to keep the business running in the short term. Finally, we believe Nikon should INVEST and take an even bigger loss for a couple of years, allowing them to grow their market share instead of cutting it.

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/NikonDed

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Oct 31, 2019

Chelsea gives tips and advice on how to break out of a creative rut, get inspired, and improve yourself as a photographer and artist.

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Oct 24, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/Worse

Sep 23, 2019

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Aug 31, 2019

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Aug 28, 2019

In the 2000s and early 2010s, Sony’s cameras were TERRIBLE. They were SO FAR behind Canon and Nikon that it seemed impossible for them to catch up... but, they did catch up around 2018, and in 2019 Sony solidly surpassed the Canon and Nikon mirrorless cameras. HOW DID THEY DO IT?! I researched it and the answers are fascinating and directly relatable to your personal life and business.

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Jul 30, 2019

Chelsea & Tony cover 12 photography urban legends that people actually believe... chances are good that you believe at least one of them! We cover:
1. Should you fully discharge your battery to avoid a memory effect?
2. Will deleting pictures in-camera corrupt your SD card?
3. Do UV filters really improve image quality?
4. Do higher megapixels really equal more noise?
5. Do medium format cameras really have better "compression"?
6. Is raw processing really better on your PC than in your camera?
7. Can you edit JPGs?
8. Do you really need to turn off image stabilization on a tripod?
9. Are lenses really sharpest at the f/8 "sweet spot"?
10. Is manual focus more accurate?
11. Does Canon really have the best color science?
12. Are memory card failures caused by bad brands or user error?

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Watch a video of this podcast: http://sdp.io/myths

Jul 15, 2019

Chelsea and Tony discuss photography's long history of abusing modes and provide advice and tips to make models more comfortable.

To help amplify the voices of the victims, Instagram #myjobshouldnotincludeabuse has powerful and disturbing stories from models: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/myjobshouldnotincludeabuse/ (look for the screenshots)

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/Models

Jun 29, 2019

Chelsea & Tony took a photography trip to Iceland... and made some mistakes. 8 of them, to be exact. This Picture This Podcast goes through those 8 mistakes so you can learn from them or just laugh at how stupid Tony is. You can listen to the audio version of Picture This using your favorite podcasting app, so be sure to subscribe and review it! Here is the podcast in iTunes, but you can search for it in any podcasting app: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/picture-this-photography-podcast/id1078466875

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/Iceland

Jun 26, 2019

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May 31, 2019

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May 25, 2019

 

Are DSLRs dead? Tony and Chelsea dive into charts and graphs and find some surprising information about the future of cameras.

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May 1, 2019

We always hear people say, "Gear doesn't matter" so we decided to dig in and pick apart when gear DOES actually make a difference and how it might impact your photos.

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Apr 17, 2019

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Mar 30, 2019

 

Tony and Chelsea talk about misleading information and some broken promises of the camera industry, including promised features that only deliver disappointment, impossible zooms, and the marketing that drives it all.

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See the Nick Woodman interview Tony discusses at 2:27 at http://sdp.io/GPvlog

Mar 18, 2019

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Feb 28, 2019

IMPORTANT: WATCH THE FOLLOW-UP VIDEO at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q_NAEaiC9M
All proceeds (plus more) to http://sahareducation.com PLEASE GIVE
SOURCES and detailed corrections at http://sdp.io/sharbatsources (it was too long to fit into a description)

CORRECTIONS

There is one major correction to the video: I now believe Sharbat was not wearing a burqa when McCurry entered the school in their 1984 photoshoot. McCurry’s team has confirmed this. A burqa would have been covering both her eyes and face; Sharbat made an effort to cover her face but was not at the time wearing a veil that would have covered her eyes. My source indicated that she removed her burqa at McCurry’s request, but the source was referring to the 2002 photoshoot, not the 1984 photoshoot. I sincerely regret the mistake and appreciate McCurry’s team for bringing it to my attention.

To clarify, Sharbat covered her face with her scarf to protect it from McCurry’s view. As an adult looking back on the photoshoot, she expressed feeling angry at the time because she was confronted by a strange man and being scared and sad at learning that the photograph had been published. That all stands - the only part I’m correcting is that she was not wearing a veil to cover her eyes.

Near the end of the video, I try to tell Sharbat’s story and I say that her mother was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. That’s how McCurry tells the story, but according to Sharbat, her mother died of appendicitis. I’m sorry for the mistake, and for your losses, Sharbat.

I also indicate that Sharbat ran away from the photoshoot out of fear. My recollection of her being afraid was based on the caption on the cover of National Geographic. However, Sharbat’s adult recollection of her feelings in the moment was that she was angry, not afraid.

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION

Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl (published in National Geographic) is one of the most famous photos of all time. I had planned to make a tribute video celebrating the impact of the photo, but as I researched it, I came across new interviews with Sharbat Gula from the past 2 years. Those interviews revealed the other side of the story, and that side was really disturbing.

TIMELINE OF THIS VIDEO

2/25/2019: We reach out to National Geographic and Steve McCurry's team for input.

2/27/2019: Neither NatGeo nor McCurry reply to our messages, so we record and publish this video without their feedback.

3/4/2019: Bonnie McCurry (Steve's sister and president of McCurry Studios) reaches out indicating that she feels there are factual errors in the video. However, she does not provide any specific information. We immediately make the video private to give McCurry's team the opportunity to create a detailed list so that we can update the video and make it as accurate as possible.

3/7/2019: Bonnie provides a list of 3 items she feels are incorrect in the video.

3/8/2019: You can see us address those concerns at this follow-up video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q_NAEaiC9M. We also made this video public once again, in its original form (including mistakes), for complete transparency.

Feb 15, 2019

In this episode of Picture This! Photography podcast, Tony and I talk about copying other photographers work. When is it acceptable, when is it stealing? Is copying just a natural part of making art?

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Jan 31, 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

The photography community is, on the whole, the most antagonistic, abusive, and destructive (on the Internet). OK, most people in the community are wonderful - but a small number of the community are making it a really toxic environment. We talk about the different types of toxicity we encounter, with the hope that identifying it will make it easier to handle. We talk about why people might be toxic, including mental illness and poor social skills. We also talk about how to make sure you're a supportive member of the community.

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/Toxic

Jan 17, 2019

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Watch a video of this podcast at http://sdp.io/MPWar

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