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.



#15: Salting the Steak

August 7, 2012 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

The Curiosity Mars rover, going on an internet diet, Canon service story, how everything is a trade-off, and Imogen Cunningham.


#14: Creativity Comes From Doing

July 31, 2012 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Refinement vs change, novelty vs quality, the creative mindset, and composite pioneer William Notman as photographer of the week.


#13: Hand Gestures & Credit Cards

July 24, 2012 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

SI runs Instagram pictures, Fuji discontinues a bunch of Velvia, Canon releases a mirrorless EOS body, more talk about shooting outside your comfort zone, and Albert Watson as photographer of the week.


#12: Kaleidoscopic Changes

July 17, 2012 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Better examples of Olympic portraits, Jock Sturges vs Sally Mann, is Magnum Photo still relevant, plus strategies and failures of trying to get out of your comfort zone on this episode of On Taking Pictures.


#11: Workflow: From Camera to Paper

July 10, 2012 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Skin tones color samples, multi-touch displays, and Bill walks through his workflow from camera to delivery on this episode of On Taking Pictures.


#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.