Welcome to episode 38 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.
This week, it’s the Roger & Neil, The Dynamic Duo, Ride Again Show as Peter is missing in action somewhere in southwest Ireland taking pictures of sheep. Worried we are.
We talk about the new Apple Podcast App, since, you know, this is a podcast. We also talk about the GigaPixel camera with it’s 960 megapixels that you can carry in your back pocket.
Intel has launched a competition for photos, time-lapse, and slow-mo clips for future adverts, which Roger has a problem with.
After a few comments on the topic of the Olympics and photography in Episode 36, we respond to a few questions raised.
To finished off on a light note, thanks to Ann Scanlan ( i.e. Peter’s wife ), a dare to discuss a new trend in photography: moms-to-be photoshopping sonograms onto their belly pics.
A new low for The Circle of Confusion Team. ( Peter, please come back soon )
To hear episode 38, hit the play button below. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. We’d love it if you did.
Apple’s Podcast App
Apple has released a new free iOS app called Podcast. Apple says it’s the easiest way to discover, subscribe, and play your favorite podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. You can find The Circle of Confusion Podcast there also. More information here : The Podcast App
The AWARE-2 Gigapixel camera-
A 960 megapixel camera designed by a team from Duke University for the US Department of Defense’s research agency provides us with a camera to overcome the problems with super high resolution cameras. We make a stab of explaining how it works but jump over to to this website to find out more The Aware-2 Link here
Intel contest seeks Photos and Video
Intel has announced the “A Momentary Lapse” competition with a chance to win prizes including computers and digital camera. Submit a photo or time-lapse and/or slow motion video, and the winning entry will be used in a future advert. There are two problems with this: 1. Who needs a professional video production team and 2. You give all right away to Intel. Mind you, they do have 17 pages of rules and highlight the important parts, so fair play to Intel. Amateurs can and do produce some stunning work and companies have copped on to this and are using competition to get this work for free.
Find ont more here : The Intel Competition Link
Here is the video “Nocturne” by Vincent Laforet that kick-started the whole video DSLR
Olympics and Photography
You can read all the comments and listen to Episode 36 of the podcast here : Episode 36 & The Olympics
Moms & Sonograms
First, there was the normal maternity shoot, then the nude maternity shoot. So what next? How about you photoshop a picture from you sonogram onto a picture of your belly? Is this something a professional photographer would add to the his or her portfolio of work?
Have a look at what we mean here : The Sonogram Photoshop
FREE SEGMENT FROM DYNAMIC RANGE EPISODE 2
We produced an abundance of great content for episode 2 of Dynamic Range. We can’t possibly include it all, so we’ve decided to give you an entire segment for free here. It’s offered in full HD, and will play automatically at HD resolution in full screen mode. If your broadband connection is having trouble with that, click the little gear icon near the bottom right of the player to choose a lower res.
If you like it, why not buy the full episode? It’s available here: Dynamic Range Episode 2.
What do you think?
As ever, we’d love to hear your views and get your feedback.
Disagree, agree or have a completely different take on what we’ve discussed? Please get in touch by leaving a comment or emailing us at email@example.com.
Also, if you see or know something you think we’d be interested in discussing on the blog, we’d love to hear from you too.
Blatant plug for our wares
Don’t forget, you can purchase episodes of our landscape photography video series Dynamic Range for just €9.95 each, and as a bonus, the pilot episode is just €4.95! You’ll receive the download link via email as soon as you’ve completed the purchase.