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.



#10: Feels Like a Sunday

July 4, 2012 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Lot's of user feedback, bad US Olympic portraits, contact sheet website design, and Bill Eggleston on this special holiday episode of On Taking Pictures.


#9: Making the Cut

June 26, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

How to choose the images in your portfolio, and how to show them to people. The advantages of prints, book, web, or iPad.


#8: The Amateur Professional

June 19, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Amateur vs Professional, what's the difference and does it matter? Does intent weigh in on the quality of your work? Why Bill hates the phrase 'spray and pray', and well as the news that Jeffery has started watching Dawson's Creek from the beginning.


#7: Creepy Kids at Retina Resolution

June 12, 2012 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Time lapse movies, Asian doppelgangers of American celebrities, why you probably don't need the new Macbook Pro, photorealistic paintings, Jeffery wants a 4x5, and Sony makes the perfect professional walk-around camera since the Leica.


#6: Inspiration & Criticism

February 5, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Does seeing the work of Saul Leiter or Herb Ritts hurt or help? What kinds of criticism can you handle and which tear you down? Less news and lots of philosophy, opinion, and deep conversation on this week's show.


#5: Apple Software Exodus

May 29, 2012 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

iPhone camera apps, Facebook vs G+, why Scott Bourne is moving to Lightroom, getting sued for protecting your copyright, the genius of Saul Leiter, and more.


#4: Printing Objects

May 22, 2012 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Scanning with your dSLR, HCM interview on Charlie Rose, and a discussion of Annie Liebovitz's Olympic photos. André Kertész is Photographer of the Week.


#3: The Future of Film

May 14, 2012 at 10:15AM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Model sues retoucher, PDN talks about the future of film, and the 2.8 Million dollar Leica. Edward Weston is Photographer of the Week.


#2: 3.6 Million Dollar Photograph

May 10, 2012 at 2:15PM • 57 minutes

Copyright claims, the Nikon D800, and the 3.6 Million dollar battlefield photo. Portraitist Yousuf Karsh is Photographer of the Week.


#1: Falling Bears

May 10, 2012 at 9:15AM • 58 minutes

In their pilot episode, Jeffery and Bill take on photographer's rights, the limits of more megapixels, and the contents of New York City's photographic archive. Parisian street photographer from the turn of the last century, Eugene Atget is Photographer of the Week.