Manny Ortiz was robbed of $16,000 in camera gear. Our friend Luis was FOLLOWED HOME an hour to be robbed of his medium format camera gear. It's NOT the photographers fault - cameras make us targets. They're easy to steal and extremely easy to sell because they're basically the last remaining piece of technology that has no anti-theft technology. ONE COMPANY has implemented anti-theft technology already, and it has reduced the resale value of stolen gear by 50% - thus reducing the profit margin for thieves by signifcantly more than 50%. EVERY CAMERA COMPANY needs to take some basic measures to make theft more difficult and less profitable, and that includes Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Panasonic Lumix, OM System and Leica. But not Pentax. Nobody is going to steal your Pentax.
After Samsung's Fake Moon debacle, Samsung's head of consumer experience says, "There is no real picture, full stop". Tony and CHelsea dig into the fake moon controversy, the ways photos have been faked and edited over time, and if there's any truth to all photos being faked.
Tony and Chelsea give their thoughts on why YouTubers are stepping back, buring out, and Quitting.
On this episode of the Picture This! Photography podcast, Tony & Chelsea discuss the right and ethical way to "steal" photos. All of us get inspiration from somewhere but how can you do it respectfully and in a way that makes you a better photographer? T&C go through various ways to find what you like about other artists and how to incorporate it into your own work!
Tony & Chelsea Northrup discuss the very near future of cameras and photography by predicting which cameras will be released in 2024. Some predictions are based on reliable rumors and some are based on hopes and dreams! Sony, Canon, Nikon, DJI, Fujifilm, Pentax, Lumix! What will they come out with?
Tony & Chelsea host the 2023 Pixel Awards and choose the very best and worst photo tech of the year including Best Accessory, Best Computer, Best Drone, Biggest Disappointment, and The BEST Camera of the Year!
The Sony A9 III is the first stills camera to have a global shutter! Tony and Chelsea talk about what a global shutter is, how it benefits photographers, and what it means for the future of photography and cameras. Tony also rattles off another wish list of what he would like to see improved on in the a9 III and all future cameras.
We talked about the state of AI a few months ago and it's grown even more popular since then. AI is being used to make portraits, steal celebrities' likenesses, attack people, and more. Now, governments and companies, including camera companies, are beginning to put protocols in place to fight back against harmful AI. Is there any hope of keeping this runaway tech in check? Tony and Chelsea Northrup talk about the ways people are pushing back and what photographers can do to authenticate their photos.
The new DJI Pocket 3 launched this month and it made Tony Northrup realize he's been thinking about cameras all wrong. On this epeisode of The Picture This! Photography Podcast, Chelsea nd Tony discuss DJIs new product, their plan for developing cameras, and how they could disrupt the current camera market.
The OLYMPICS are coming in the summer of 2024 and that means we're going to get new camera gear. The Canon R1 might make an appearance in time to show off on the sidelines. Sony is due to put out two new cameras, which one will they decide to show off at the big event? Can Nikon put out a new update or camera in time for the games? Tony and Chelsea make their predictions and wishes based on rumors and their camera desires!
Tony and Chelsea discuss the latest casuality of poorly behaved content creators, Sleepy Hallow Farm! From vandalized monuments to injured anumals, they review stories of poorly behaved influencers and photogrpahers, what they did wrong, and question the ethics and etiquette of taking photos.
Tony and Chelsea talk about their vacation and how they chose the WRONG cameras for travel, including their iPhone cameras. Hear about how and when the iphone fails as a camera and which cameras they would bring on a casual family trip.
Tony & Chelsea Northrup share the secret behind what make professional photographer's photos GREAT. Find out the tips on how to control lighting, how to choose the right gear, the secrets of camera settings, and more.
Tony and Chelsea Northrup discuss which caemra brands are thriving, who is winning the camera race, and what cameras and innovations are putting them on top or the bottom.
Tony and Chelsea Northrup discuss the risks of sharing your kids phtoos online, their own expereinces with their daighter, and some tips on how to mitigate the rirsk. Tony also uses his background in online security to make predictions about how tech might battle the misuse of photos in the future!
In this episode of he Picture This! Phtography Podcast, Tony and Chelsea Northrup gie tips for how to get better photos while on a family vacation. We all know the sturggles that come with rallying the family to stand in line and "say cheese". Learn how to prepare your fammily for photos, bring the right gear, find good locations and light, and enjoy the phtos for years to come!
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Chelsea & Tony Northrup discuss the threats A.I. pose to the photography industry today, how A.I. will impact the future of photography, and how working photogrpahers can diversify their skills to stay afloat in uncertain times.
Tony Northrup and Chelsea Northrup have fun contemplating Sony's future cameras and business strategy. Tony builds a case for why Sony's past and present business strategies might be signaling a top secret camera project that's on it's way to the market.
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Tony Northrup & Chelsea Northrup talk about how they made $1 Million on YouTube, the videos that performed the best, how they manage sponsors and contracts, and more. If you're looking to start your own channel or already have your own channel and want to make it a full-time job, check out heir tips and advice.
Tony and Chelsea discuss the future of entry level cameras and what manufactueres can do, specifically Sony, to get more cameras in the hands of new photographers.
As an update to our episode in January, Tony and Chelsea talk about the advancements that have been made to A.I. in just 3 months, how it changes the trajectory of A.I., and how photogrpahers can prepare to accept an inevitable change.
Stolen gear, unpaid gigs, shipping scams, and more. Tony and Chelsea tell their stories of being scammed out of camera gear, common scams used on photographers, and how to protect yourself from losing your gear, money, and time.
We've all heard someone say a photographer isn't a REAL photographer. But what really makes a "real" photographer? Is it the gear, income, experience, or something else? Tony an Chelsea have fun reviewing the insults thrown at "fake photographers" and try to define their own idea of what makes a real photographer.
Tony and Chelsea review the most memorable times camera manufacturers have reversed features, walked back claims, and completely lied. It's funny, it's frustrating, and it's bound to make you rethink how you shop for cameras.
Tony & Chelsea interview photographer, Chad Fish, and talk about his viral photo of a jet shooting down a suspected spy balloon. Chad tells us how he got the shot, how the photo went viral, and how he initially made ZERO dollars. To help Chad, and other photographers, Chelsea and Tony interview expert photojournalist, John Herrington, and find out how photos are sold to the press, what Chad should have done differently, and how much Chad should have charged. With our new found knowledge, we sent Chad back to negotiate some money for his photo and find out how much a viral photo is worth.