On Taking Pictures

On Taking Pictures

Every week, Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman take on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images. Insider insights for the novice, shop talk for the professional, and opinionated discussion for the interested observer of the field's trends and legacy.

Hosted by Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris.

#130: So Many Topics, So Little Time

October 21, 2014 at 5:30AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

This week, we turn the show over to you, the listeners. It’s not so much a Q&A show as it is taking deeper look at previous topics that you’ve written in about. Topics include sources of inspiration, whether video is a “must”, how to improve, what not to shoot, the future of photography and even our favorite photos. Plus, you get to hear us botch the pronunciation of J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, our Photographer of the Week.

#129: Shake Some Streusel For Your Homie

October 14, 2014 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

This week, with such great gear at our disposal, why does Program mode get such a bad wrap? Also should you be take a more serious look at Instagram as a delivery platform for your work? Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Tyler Hicks is our Photographer of the week.

#128: A Baked Aesthetic

October 7, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

This week, we begin with a listener question around passion and purpose. What drives the “why” behind your work? Should public perception/reception play a role in what or why you create or should accolades be merely a byproduct? Nicholas Nixon is our Photographer of the Week.

#127: The Rabbit Always Moves

September 30, 2014 at 11:30AM • 2 hours 2 minutes

This week, we try to tackle more of your questions and there are some terrific ones. Topics are all over the map and provide a great deal to think about not only for photography, but for anyone trying to make things and live a creative life. Photojournalist Ami Vitale is our Photographer of the Week.

#126: Flying Trapeze

September 23, 2014 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

This week, we talk about leaping into the unknown and how empowering it can be to make the transition from “whether to move” into “how to move.” Also, how much editorial control would you give up for money? Monster celebrity shooter Sam Jones is our Photographer of the Week.

#125: Creative Swagger

September 16, 2014 at 12:45PM • 2 hours 3 minutes

This week, we wrestle with confidence, momentum and the differences between passion and curiosity. We also talk about finding the stuff that fills your cup, regardless of whether or not it happens to be your full time job. He documented WWI and was aboard the Endurance - Frank Hurley is our Photographer of the Week.

#124: Just Another Point on the Curve

September 9, 2014 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 58 minutes

This week, we talk about when to begin and when it might be time to throw in the towel and move on to something else. Also, we discuss Seth Godin’s idea of living somewhere between comfort and danger and ask, “where do you live?” User-suggested Jon Wyatt is our Photographer of the Week.

#123: The Weegee of the Modern World Doesn’t Exist

September 2, 2014 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

This week, we discuss the terrific documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Topics include getting lost in your work and questions like is art an act of total attention? Also, Bill raises the question of whether models should have a say as to how they are treated in post. Howard Schatz is our Photographer of the Week.

#122: Disrupting the Familiar

August 26, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

If this week’s show has a theme, it’s change. Try as you might, you can’t avoid it forever and even if you could, sometimes it’s exactly what you need. We also discuss censorship and intent in a couple recent news articles. David Bailey is our Photographer of the week.

#121: Not Enough Room For Romance

August 19, 2014 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Do you find yourself looking for signs? Not Stop or Yield, but signs from God, the Universe, or what have you telling you what to do? This week, we talk about signs and how waiting for them can often be an excuse for not taking action. We also talk about memories, specifically how bad humans are at remembering details and how photographs can uncover or even rewrite what you previously believed to be the truth. Plus, fantastic fashion photographer Elizaveta Porodina is our Photographer of the Week.