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PRT068 – Taking Photos You’ll Love

Do you ever wish you could take amazing photos that you’ll love?

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  • http://angsandy.blogspot.com/ Sandy Ang

    Really enjoyed this week. re the pinterest question, i love it when my work is pinned 

  • http://www.juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com Julie K in Taiwan

    I loved the comment “small town in a big world.”  And for some reason, the program cut out at 37:07, right when y’all were complaining about microsoft and the fuzzy darth vader sounds being “right on cue”.  I’ll retry tomorrow, as I’m to tired to fiddle around with my computer right now.  Looking forward to hearing the rest of the show.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Have you tried it from iTunes? It’s more reliable than the player in the
    browser.

  • http://www.BackToPaper.com Linda Tieu

     great topic, really enjoyed this episode!

  • Sandie Conry

    I really enjoyed this show. Even more because I was listening while playing in the garden on a sunny (finally) day in Seattle…but I digress. This show was a perfect follow on to a Photography and Photoshop seminar I attended yesterday by Ben Willmore. Regarding your discussion about moving in close or pulling back to include more, his advice about framing the photo and/or editing the photo was to “determine what’s needed, what’s a nuisance and what’s neutral.” I think that’s a great way to think about it when deciding what story you want to tell with your photo. Always great shows, but this one was extra awesome! Now, back out to the garden to listen to the Digi Show…it’s twofer day!

  • TracyBzz

    I have a ton of photos of my girls sleeping. Sleeping with socks on her hands or the floor by the door. My oldest would always wear something new to bed – a shirt, boots, a wiinter coat. I need to gather them all and put them together to make me smile. I used to take at least a photo a week, now it’s rare that I take any.

    I love photos like the one Nance described of her daughter showing Aerial the picture she took of her.

  • http://www.liznessstudio.com Liz Ness

    Just like most episodes, I always find myself in deep consideration during and after the show!  During this podcast, I kept thinking about a strangely timed post I just wrote (on a process for photography projects that includes my love of the “moments in-between”) — I kept drawing correlations between my own approach and the approaches you, Paolo, Nancy, Ali, and Izzy discussed.  Also, I’m super fascinated by this concept in art of adding to and taking away (and that it’s a constant balance between each method) to create something beautiful.  For example, sculptors that remove marble to reveal their subjects are a bit deconstructionist — on the surface, but they’re really developing and creating the being of their imagination — finding it within the rock.  Painters tend to add media to develop and created their images.  But, an understanding of each method is super informative and I think that photographers must do both to reveal the truths (and awesome stories) within their lives.

    One last thing, it was just so awesome to hear my friends together on a show — really cool.  Plus, I haven’t talked to Paolo in person for sooooo long.  I’m thinking when you come to Portland, we MUST do lunch or something together and get Ali and Paolo to come, too.  Then, we’ll hit the tea house, heh-heh!

    =) Thanks for the wonderful show (Oh, and I’m all caught up — so happy because for all of the Paperclipping goodness in my heart and brain!)

    Take care!

    Liz

  • Linda

    lol, this episode made me giggle in the beginning when talking about card stock.  Oh Izzy–you are such a scrapbook husband.  You know a few company names and throw them in the conversation with the best of them.  hint-bazzill is based in AZ and not far from you.  My DH does the same thing…or tries to explain what color periwinkle is.

    I also wanted to offer, that card stock thickness is based on weight 65lbs, 85lbs or 110lbs are typical of the industry.  65lbs being the thinner of the three.  The weight is based on the mother sheet weight before it is cut.

    My pick of the week is houzz.com for color inspiration and learning about how light affects the mood of a photograph.

  • Linda

    lol, this episode made me giggle in the beginning when talking about card stock.  Oh Izzy–you are such a scrapbook husband.  You know a few company names and throw them in the conversation with the best of them.  hint-bazzill is based in AZ and not far from you.  My DH does the same thing…or tries to explain what color periwinkle is.

    I also wanted to offer, that card stock thickness is based on weight 65lbs, 85lbs or 110lbs are typical of the industry.  65lbs being the thinner of the three.  The weight is based on the mother sheet weight before it is cut.

    My pick of the week is houzz.com for color inspiration and learning about how light affects the mood of a photograph.

  • Digiscrappergirl

    My favorite picture of Disney is when I captured my sister talking to Donald and Daisy Duck and explaining to them they are hard to find in the parks.  We were in our  mid 20′s when we went to Disney the 1st time.  Nancy–I love how you are a disney fan.

  • Digiscrappergirl

    My favorite picture of Disney is when I captured my sister talking to Donald and Daisy Duck and explaining to them they are hard to find in the parks.  We were in our  mid 20′s when we went to Disney the 1st time.  Nancy–I love how you are a disney fan.

  • http://lsquaredstudios.blogspot.com L Squared

    Another great episode! I was really interested in your discussion of citations and Pinterest. I think Pinterest has actually made me a better noter of where my ideas come are coming from. Prior to using Pinterest   I never had a good system that would allow me to see all my favorite pages in one place, note what I loved about the page, and keep a record of who specifically inspired an idea. I often use the caption section to note why specifically I was drawn to a page and also write who did the page for extra credit to the artist beyond the link back. 

    Thanks again for another great podcast – enjoyed by a Paperclipping Member!

  • Rosann Santos-Elliott

    I am constantly trying to make my photos better. I am obsessed with the sharpness and color of photos and even more obssessed with the concept of depth of field and trying ot perfect that technique, still trying.

    BUT, with all of that said, I still like to pull out my Polaroid Instant camera. Photo quality is crappy but they are so much FUN and isn’t that the most important thing? I’m taking my slr AND my Polaroid to my bday dinner party on Saturday and plan on capturing all the guests as they walk in. They’ll be annoyed b/c they will have wanted to pose but then they’ll laugh and be so into the fact that I even have one of these cameras and how much fun they are.

    So the key here is, ohhhhhmmmmm, balance. Love love love the sharp, perfectly lit, perfectly posed photos. But I also love the funky candids that are a little blurry or show someone being silly in the moment. When you are in the moment you have no time to set the f stop or shutter speed. And that’s when the real stories are told.

    Another great show. If I ever come to Arizona, can you take me to see that cactus that has the creepy, wrap-you-up needles? LOL. Sounds fascinating!

    Rosann
    http://www.brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com

  • Wendy O.

    Great show as always!  I thought I would share a link with you today that I received from photojojo.  It’s for those non-iphone users. http://content.photojojo.com/tips/10-best-android-photo-apps/

    -Wendy 

  • Debbie S.

     That was so great…loved the deep chat about photography.  Paolo seems to be really good at noticing/articulating what he’s thinking during his creative process.  Bravo panel!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Yes, we’re definitely working on that Portland trip! Maybe August or
    September???

    I just took an awesome art workshop from a painter whose process is not just
    to add, but in a way, to also take away. I’ll be writing a post about it
    soon, so you’ll see what I mean when I do!! ;)

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Great resource! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Yes, we’ll take a nice walk in the morning when they glow a gorgeous
    yellow-green in their own creepy little way!

    I love your balance comment. Thank you for sharing!

  • Bibliotecaria

    You might find this interesting: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-091.html
     

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    That’s cool! Here’s my favorite paragraph:

    “When you hold a photo album, you sense that you are in possession of

  • Becky H

    I love the show as always.  In response to thick cardstock, I love Papertrey Ink’s cardstock it is 120 lb. weight.  Though it only comes in 81/2 x 11 it is great for cards and as study backing for things on your scrapbook  layouts.  I love the stuff.  Also let Izzy know I got an iphone 4 and I love it, I don’t know how I lived without one.  I use to have a blackberry and this is so much better.

  • Anonymous

    Love how you called the iPod hypod (hype-pod) in the beginning of the show Izzy!

  • Anonymous

    Love how you called the iPod hypod (hype-pod) in the beginning of the show Izzy!

  • http://www.juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com Julie K in Taiwan

     It was fine the next time I tried, I totally blame my computer, I just thought it was ironic that it cut out just at the part where y’all were chatting about technical difficulties, I thought it was part of the show for a minute ;)  Great show as always!

  • http://logyourmemory.com Kristin Rutten

    Hi there… just a quick comment regarding your Pinterest copyright discussion. I personally love having things pinned from my site. I did, however, recently have three pins removed from my boards by Pinterest at the request of the site where they were found, which was houzz.com. They were images of kitchens and home offices and the process was pretty straightforward – apparently the site requested they be unpinned and I received a nice email from Pinterest explaining why they had disappeared from my boards. Just thought you might be interested in hearing what happens when a site does NOT want their images pinned.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Oh no!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing. It’s funny because I recently
    discovered houzz.com through pinterest. It’s great for spreading the word
    for them. But they do own their own photography. Izzy keeps predicting that
    Pinterest is going to run into copyright problems. We’ll see…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DC5OOWD6A7Y2L7ROUPB3JGORNE Alissa

    I am a new listener and while I haven’t listened to this show yet, I am posting my comment here in hopes you’ll see it. I just listened to episode 10: the drop shadow haters and I have to say, it has totally opened my eyes to a whole new world. I have been looking for journal spots and can’t find anything big enough. While listening to May & Ali’s comments about .png files I realized I could get some designer digitals and print my own. Revolutionary! I can’t believe I just found you guys 2 weeks ago. Now I am obsessed with listening. I was just going to keep current and cherry pick from the back episodes, but then since some episodes reference past shows, I just decided to go back and listen from the beginning, every episode (I’m a librarian so I naturally like things in order). Anyway, I love, love, love your show. It has re-energized my scrapbooking and helped me re-discover my passion for this hobby.
    And one more thing – I dabble in video editing for work and needed to figure something out in final cut express. Then I remembered izzyvideo and found a great tutorial for my “day job.”
    Thanks for all the excellent resources. I am so happy I discovered you guys.

  • L Squared

    After hearing this piece of mail on this weeks episode (69) I wanted to add a comment. I also had Houzz pins removed, and to be honest it is the first time I had clicked through to see where those gorgeous rooms were coming from originally. I did appreciate the note and links from Pinterst. Once I spent some time on Houzz site I realized they had their own “idea book” system for their site and probably want people collecting images through their own system. I’ll be interested in seeing where all of this goes in the future. Thanks for the discussion!