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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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Sep 30, 2021

We've made some mistakes buying gear: grey market lenses that couldn't be fixed, flakey adapters, off-brand batteries, the list goes on. We've also received many messaged and emails from YOU that outline how common it is to buy the wrong camera, incompatible lenses, features that don't work, and more. On this episode of the Picture This! Photography podcast, Chelsea & Tony Northrup talk about the most common gear buying mistakes and offer a few tips on how to make more informed choices when making your next purchase.

Sep 29, 2021

Polaroid started with a patent and a toddler's simple question, "Why can't I see the photo now?", and became one of the biggest companies in the world, suffered bankruptcy, turned into a multi-billion dollar ponzi scheme, and was saved by adoring fans. In this episode of the Picture This! Photography podcast, Tony Northrup and Chelsea Northrup take you through the highlights of Polaroid's exciting history.

Sep 3, 2021

They aren't pretty, you probably shouldn't try them, but these crappy camera/photo hacks actually got the job done! In this episode of the Picture This! Photography podcast Tony and Chelsea discuss the worst camera/photo hacks they've used to work around the mistakes that arise when you're out taking photos. Some of them are shameful, like using a table as a tripod, and some of them are clever but all of them are hacky.

Sep 3, 2021

Tony and Chelsea Northrup discuss the misunderstandings clients have that stress out photographers: editing our photos, asking for discounts on already underpriced shoots, wanting all of the raw photos, thinking the camera does all of the work, and more.

Jul 31, 2021

We've all seen naturally talented photographers take beautiful photos with ease but is that enough to support an entire career? In this episode of Picture This! Photography podcast, Tony & Chelsea discuss the many traits of successful photographers and how it takes much more than talent to have a successful career. If you are naturally talented, don't let overlooking other traits hold you back! If you don't think you're talented, don't worry, there are other things you can do to compensate and still find success.

Jul 19, 2021

Will canon always be the number one camera brand or will Sony pull out ahead? Which camera company is more innovative, popular, and invested in cameras? Tony & Chelsea debate which camera company will come out on top, Canon or Sony?

Jun 28, 2021

 We all see the latest and greatest features advertised every time a new camera comes out but which features actually work and which ones will you benefit from having? In this episode of the Picture This! Photography podcast, Tony and I delve into each feature we have tested, the ones that have disappointed us, the ones we love, and the ones that aren't needed for certain photographers. If you've found yourself wanting to upgrade for eye AF, higher frame rates, more megapixels, pixel shift, and more, you won't want to miss this one.

Jun 12, 2021

What is your dream photo experience? An African safari? A road trip across Iceland? Tony & Chelsea share their favorite photo experiences they have had and some tips on how to enjoy them yourself.

May 28, 2021

You've learned the rules of photography: the rule-of-thirds, how to level a photo, and how to use your shutter speed to FREEZE action. But have you learned when to break the rules to create more interesting photos? In this episode of Picture This! Tony and Chelsea talk about the most common photography rules and HOW, WHEN, & WHY to break them. We'll also talk about how breaking the rules can make your photos better and make you a better photographer. So put on your darkest shades, Baddies, because we're about to break the rules and *like* it!

May 19, 2021

Should you switch to mirrorless? Should you sell your DSLR and move to mirrorless before your camera loses too much value? Do mirrorless cameras have better autofocus or image quality? Tony & Chelsea review the most common myths and misunderstandings they hear about mirrorless cameras to help you make a more informed decision.

Apr 30, 2021

Great news! Canon released their financial report and they INCREASED their imagining division profits. We delve into why and how Canon increased their profits, what it means for the camera industry, and how it will impact Canon's future. Canon also releases some interesting new types of cameras that garnered enough attention and sales to make the financial reports. We're going to talk about those new cameras and give our ideas of what innovations Canon could come up with next.

Apr 27, 2021

Camera specs aren't always what they seem. We've already discussed crop factor but we're not done picking apart specs yet! Tricky specs could be keeping you from making the best gear choices for yourself. So settle in with a nice cuppa while Tony & Chelsea talk about AA filters, T-stops vs f-stops, focus breathing, EVF latency, buffer time vs size, real-world FPS, and the other camera spec details that can help you become a more informed buyer.

Mar 19, 2021

You DO need a website (this is your sign). Go to http://squarespace.com/Chelsea & save 10% off your first website or domain with code “Chelsea” Sell some prints. Look profesh. Just stop procrastinating. Spring SALE at http://Northrup.Photo 50% off presets: Spring50 25% off books, videos, etc.: Spring25 AH, the ole' DSLRs are dead debate. Don't let the title lead you astray, this is a complex topic! Tony & Chelsea are going to talk about what it means when technology is "dead", the difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras, if DSLRs really need to die, and attempt to predict which camera manufacturers will continue to innovate the best camera tech in the years to come. Why do you need to know this? Well, it can save you money in the long run but it can also give you the ability to run really really fast (only one of those things is true). So cozy up with your favorite blanket and a snack or put in your headphone and let the chores begin because the Picture This! pod is here to dazzle you with more camera dorkiness. Subscribe to the pod. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies.

Feb 27, 2021

In a photo slump? Now is a perfect time to learn about the photography legends and analyze what made them so special. Chelsea & Tony Northrup talk about Gordon Parks, the highlights of his career, his driving force as a photographer, and pull away some key lessons they learned from Gordon Parks' photography that will help you improve your own photos.

Feb 19, 2021

The X-Tra Battery Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/x-tra/the-camera-battery-re-invented/) promises twice the battery life for your camera - but CanonRumors (http://canonrumors.com) discovered that the CEO's photo seems to be that of a stock model and the name doesn't seem connected to any real person. We dug deeper and found the true CEO, and the company's real address. Guess what? It's not a California company like they claimed.

DPReview, Petapixel, F-Stoppers and Canon Rumors, among others, publicized this kickstarter project that seems to have a fake CEO. F-Stoppers and Canon Rumors did sponsored posts, while DP Review and Petapixel.com's profits were based on advertising. How could these trusted outlets publicize a scam?

There's more to it than that, we found, and the real problem might have been calling it a scam without doing enough research. What can we do to prevent such problems in the future?

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Feb 3, 2021

Tony and Chelsea go over ways any photographer can improve their photos by asking for a little help!

Jan 16, 2021

Chelsea & Tony Northrup discuss the top camera companies from the past 3 years, Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Panasonic Lumix. Since 2018, big things have changed for each company! Innovations have been made, companies are fighting for sales, and Canon shocked us with some new tech. Which companies will continue to advance and innovate? What can we expect to see them do in the future? Which brand will you choose?

Dec 30, 2020

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Chelsea & Tony Northrup answer YOUR burning questions about photography, cameras, how they met, being a YouTuber, and more.

 

Dec 15, 2020

Tony Northrup & Chelsea go through the top camera brands, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Lumix, and Fuji to talk about what technology they're developing and what they predict what each brand will release in 2021. Is your brand putting out the latest tech or lagging behind?

Dec 2, 2020

Tony & Chelsea announce 2020s best cameras, lenses, drones, laptops, and more!

Nov 27, 2020

Chelsea & Tony Northrup each take a side and argue their points: should we allow street photography or should we ban it and consider it a violation of people's privacy?

Oct 29, 2020

Tony thinks YouTube is tricking you into thinking you're learning more than you are. You may not realize how YouTube is steering the lessons you watch, what crucial information you're missing out on, or how you're being turned away from good teachers! Has the algorithm kept you from being a better photographer? How can you learn everything you need to know? Watch this episode of Picture This! Photography podcast to find how to get a better photography education.

Oct 23, 2020

Chelsea & Tony Northrup talk about why camera theft is on the rise, how their cameras were stolen online, some of the most interesting camera heists that have been in the news, and how camera manufacturers could help prevent camera theft. If you travel with your cameras or sell gear online this episode is a must-watch for you!

Sep 30, 2020

In this video of the Picture This! photography podcast, Chelsea and Tony Northrup share experiences and lessons they've learned that have made them better photographers and business owners. They've learned by watching the industry's greatest pros, shooting with amazing photographers, and by seeing the journey of beginner photographers. This isn't about buying the newest most expensive gear like the Canon R5 or a new Sony, so be prepared to learn some non-gear related tips.

Sep 30, 2020

During this episode of the Picture This! Photography Podcast, Chelsea & Tony Northrup analyze and dissect the finances and strategies of the top camera companies in an effort to figure out which companies will survive and come out on top and which companies might go under. Will your favorite brands stick around? Which brand is the most likely to be #1? Canon Nikon and Panasonic even survive? Will Canon and Sony be the last two digital camera companies? FIND OUT!!

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