I Had My Portrait Shot by Martin Parr

This weekend, my partner and I drove to Bristol, to the Martin Parr Foundation, to have our portrait shot. Photographer Martin Parr, a member of Magnum Photos, is well known for his quirky style of photography, of illustrating the UK, in particular, at leisure. Parr set up this foundation in 2017, with a goal of presenting his work, and the work of other British and Irish photographers.

Martin parr portrait

(Portrait of Martin Parr by me.)

As a fund-raising event, he held a portrait studio session over two days this weekend. This was a wonderful occasion to have a portrait shot by one of the great living photographers, at an affordable price, and to help support the foundation.

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The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 33: The Language of Photo Editing

Photoactive 400Author, educator, photographer, and all-around knowledgeable guy Ben Long joins us this week to talk about the 9th — yes, ninth — edition of his comprehensive book “Complete Digital Photography.” We cover how photography and people’s expectations about photography have changed since the early versions of the book.

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The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 33: The Language of Photo Editing

Photoactive 400When we edit photos, we have a good idea of what the Exposure slider does—it makes everything brighter or darker throughout the image. But you’ll also find controls for Whites, Brightness, Brilliance, and others, depending on the software. What’s the difference? In this episode, Kirk and Jeff look at just what various editing controls do, so you have a better idea of which ones to use and how they affect your images.

Listen to PhotoActive, Episode 33: The Language of Photo Editing.

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The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 31: The Benefits of Digital Asset Managers

Photoactive 400Do you store your photos in an application or in specific locations on your hard disk? In this episode, Jeff and Kirk talk about the advantages of using a Digital Asset Manager (DAM) such as Apple Photos, Lightroom, or Luminar.

Listen to PhotoActive, Episode 31: The Benefits of Digital Asset Managers.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.

The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 30: Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple Photos

Photoactive 400Jason Snell joins us to talk about what’s new in Apple’s photo software and ecosystem for the Mac and iOS devices. We also talk about making print books and calendars, features that were removed from Photos earlier this year, and how machine learning is going to play a more important role in photo software.

Listen to PhotoActive, Episode 30: Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple Photos.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.

The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 29: Christmas Gift Guide

Photoactive 400Jeff and Kirk do their first Christmas gift guide. But they don’t choose (much) gear.

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