Picture This: Photography Podcast

Chelsea and Tony Northrup's photography podcast, which digs deep into the history, science, and personalities of photography.
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Jul 31, 2017, coupon code 'portfolio'

We tell you the best parts of the world's most prestigious camera company, Hasselblad! Born from a wrecked nazi spy plane, the Swedish company became the #1 choice for commercial photographers AND AL

Jun 30, 2017, coupon code 'portfolio'

Photography has improved many of our lives, but it's also changed history and made the world a safer, better place. We explore the impact photography has had throughout the last 100 years.

May 29, 2017, coupon code 'portfolio'

Tony & Chelsea talk about how to tell if you're ready to be a professional and make photography your full-time job.

Apr 30, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017

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Apr 1, 2017

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Tony & Chelsea discuss stupid drone laws in the US, Canada, and Europe. Then they go on to discuss stupid drone pilots who do stupid things, and stupid non-pilots who shoot them out of the air. What do you think we should do with drone laws?

Mar 28, 2017

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Chelsea & Tony discuss the seven biggest mistakes they see photographers making. Check out the Picture This podcast in your favorite podcasting app.

Mar 23, 2017

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In this video, Chelsea & Tony dig into the history of Sony cameras--starting with Minolta, founded in 1928. You'll learn how Sony was born from the rubble of post-WWII Tokyo and became the biggest name in consumer electronics. We'll cover the most important cameras from both Minolta and Sony, including the Mavica, E-Mount, A-mount, a7, a7S, a7R II, and a99. Finally, we'll speculate wildly about the future of Sony Alpha, including whether they'll continue to provide sensors to competitors such as Nikon.

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Mar 1, 2017, coupon code "portfolio"

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, "pre-orders"... They sound like they'll save you money, but you could lose big. We'll help you find crowdsourced projects that are good investments, and steer you clear of scams and unstoppable failures.

Feb 17, 2017

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Jan 31, 2017

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Jan 23, 2017

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Big portrait studios are almost completely gone. Many fine art photographers can't pay their bills. Can you still make a living doing what you love? YES! Or maybe not.

We explore the future of professional photography and find that some areas are flourishing, while others are bleak.

Dec 23, 2016

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Nov 30, 2016

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Leica: How the most prestigious camera maker changed photography and saved lives.

Nov 18, 2016

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Oct 31, 2016

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Are camera reviews worthwhile, or are you wasting your time thinking about gear? Chelsea & Tony bring their experience as camera reviewers to talk about the benefits of watching reviews, as well as those people who spend far too much time thinking about their gear.

Sep 27, 2016

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Learn the history of Fujifilm, from defeating Kodak to cannibalizing their own business so they can take on Canon and Nikon.

Aug 31, 2016

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Tony and Chelsea cover the life and work of Annie Leibovitz, a portrait photographer who took the last portrait of John Lennon and toured with the Rolling Stones before becoming sober and shooting the most famous magazine covers for Vanity Fair and Vogue.


Jul 30, 2016

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We dig DEEP into the 100-year history of Nikon: Making tools of war for the Japanese Navy, post-WWII devastation, CRUSHING Leica, DOMINATING Canon... and then...

Jun 29, 2016

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What traits make a photographer GREAT? We look at landscape, portrait, photojournalism, wildlife, and fine art photographers to find the secrets to their success.

May 31, 2016

The Past, Present & Future of Photography

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We give a brief history of how changes in technology have impacted photography, and then make future predictions for how photography will change from 2016 to 2030.

Apr 30, 2016

Cameras are designed to mimic the human eye, and at a glance, they seem to be very similar. Digging deep into the images that each create, we discover that cameras  exceed the human eye in many ways--and fall very short in others.

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Apr 20, 2016

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From WW2 to your 5DmkII, join Tony & Chelsea as they meticulously explore the detailed history of Canon cameras.

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Mar 30, 2016

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In this episode, we profile three of the world's most important photographers:

  • Mary Ellen Mark. A documentary photographer who captured intimate and candid portraits of people around the world, sharing their lives with millions who would otherwise never be exposed to their living conditions.
  • David LaChapelle. A fine art photographer hand-picked by Andy Warhol, he brings Renaissance-era storytelling and symbolism to modern photography. Plus, he shoots celebrities.
  • Yuri Arcurs. Probably the best selling photographer of all time, you see his work everywhere but you probably don't know his name. He's a stock photographer, who started only about a decade ago, but now claims to sell 4 million pictures per year.
Mar 25, 2016

We explore the life of the world's most well-known photographer, Ansel Adams. What were the keys to his success, both personally and professionally?

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