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Episode LAST! Goodbye, Farewell, Adios

And… we’re out.

Some sound clips, some memories, and some great times. A long farewell tonight but it’s worth it. To all of our listeners, a heartfelt thanks from all of us. We’ve had a great time, enjoyed offering the show, but now it’s time to say goodbye.

A fond farewell to the friends of our show like Sorry for Your Luck, Liam, Grammar Nazi, Brian, Jason, Jayda, Ivan, and Ted. Our success was due, in no small part, to your input.

Oh, Brian… MARK IS A REAL PERSON!!!

See you on the next podcast, whenever (and whatever) it may be.

Cheers

Episode T-2

Show notes? What show notes?

We did this show a month ago and, for some reason, I never got off of my ass and posted it. So, there are no show notes simply because I can’t remember what we talked about – but I promise that it’s thrilling – and I am too eager to get home and have a drink.

But, can you believe that, after this, there’s just one episode left?

Plenty of time to buy shit through our links, of course, at http://www.polarizingimages.com

See you for the last one, friends

Change – T Minus 3 and Counting!

Change happens, right? It happens to all of us… it happens to the three of us… and it’s happening to the show!

Let’s get the big announcement out of the way – after 3 years, 72 episodes, and only 2 missed shows, we’re calling it quits. It’s been a great ride; all three of us are better friends than we were at the start of the show but we’re finding that we’re running out of steam (and topics) so we have this show and two more.

So, thank you to all of our listeners, our friends, and our guests for being a part of this journey.

But it’s not over yet! Today’s episode deals with change. As we close out the show, we take this opportunity to talk about how the show changed us and what change we (and our photography) are experiencing. It’s a good show – a personal show but a good one.

What do you think?

 

Another iPhone Food Pic? Really? Episode 71

Working it old schoolYou’ve done it. We’ve done it. And we’re not ashamed. That awesome plate of food arrives and, instead of tucking right into it, you pull out your iPhone, take a few quick snaps, and run it through Instagram or post it to Facebook right away. Is that a problem? Some restaurants here in Chicago are now banning the taking of pictures when your food arrives.

Should they? Seems a bit Draconian. But we’re photographers and recording stuff is what we do. It’s not noisy, it’s not invasive, it’s not an interruption to other diners, is it? There are a lot of arguments on both sides of the issue and, tonight, we talk about why we think that not only is it not a problem but can actually be a positive thing for the restaurant.

What do you think – are we wrong? In a future episode, we’re going to bring on a professional chef and get his perspective on the food photograph. But let us know!

Also, we now have a new affiliate program set up with Think Tank Photo. If you’re in the market for a new camera bag, check these guys out. Rob has two of their bags and recommends them. It helps us and it helps you.

Did Your Early School Days Influence Your Photography? Episode 70

We’re back, baby! And talking school… OLD school. No, not that “old school” but rather the school that we used to go to. From Kindergarten through the 12th grade, all three of us had experiences that, in one way or another, shaped our photography later in life.

Working it old schoolDid you have a nasty teacher? Or a great one? Listen to the show and see how seemingly unrelated experiences taught each one of us some of our most valuable pieces of knowledge in photography. From learning about the importance of layering a scene to being told (in a roundabout kind of way) that art and creativity take a backseat to the other classes like math and English, each of the guys recall memories from their school days.

How about you? Please let us know your thoughts. Any memories from your days in school that, looking back, influence you today as a photography? Let us know on the website!

And please remember to support the show by using our Amazon link from the web site. Each show we will highlight a specific item but get anything you want!

 

Protecting Your Images – Should You? We’re Back!

We’re back after missing the last episode (thanks for understanding, even though you didn’t really have a choice) and tonight we’re talking about the importance – or lack of – protecting your images.

casual photographs are important for capturing memories

Nice snapshot, Patch!

We all know that the only way to stop image theft is to not put your images on line. But let’s face it – today almost every photographer has to rely on social media to promote themselves. Whether it’s the fast-paced networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. or the more traditional website and online gallery, if we’re not putting our images out there then we’re never going to be found. But can we realistically prevent theft or misuse of our images? Is maintaining strict copyright over all of our pictures helping or hurting us?

So, tonight we talk about the practical implications of protecting our pictures, whether Creative Commons is the answer (or part of the answer) and the difference between the person who goes out and intentionally steals images and those who just don’t know better.

As always, we really want your opinions and thoughts, so let us know. And, if you’re shopping online anyway, please stop by the website (www.PolarizingImages.com) and use our affiliate links – it helps us offset the cost of the show.

See you in two weeks!

No Polarizing Images This Week

Hey everyone,

Due to some personal stuff happening in each of our lives, we just weren’t able to create a show for today. But don’t worry, we’re still growing strong and eagerly awaiting our next show in two weeks.

That topic will be about copyright and whether it’s necessary to protect our images – all three of us have differing opinions on the subject so it will be a great show.

See in you in two (and please support the show with our affiliate links!)

How Important is Knowing Photo History? Episode 68

The guys discuss how important it is to know the history of photography. Is it important to know the history of our craft? As you listen to today’s show, you’ll realize that it depends on who you ask. A lot of different opinions  in this show.

Is art a living thing? Does it matter if you never pay attention to other photographers? Can your art progress in a vacuum?

That’s the topic for today – whether or not it’s important for our own photography to study the photographers who have come before us.

 

What do you think? Let us know!

Oh, and please help us out by using our affiliate links on our page! kthxbye!

Go Forth and Sin Boldly – Episode 67

It’s a short show today and will be for the next one or two episodes. We’ve been doing this for two and a half years now and we’re feeling the need to revamp the show’s format. So, for the next couple of episodes we’re going to have one short topic until we find our new voice.

Today, as we kick off our “introspection tour,” our topic is the photographic sin. What sin (or sins) have you been guilty of in your photography? Also, what photographic sins are you just sick and tired of seeing other people make? For us, it runs the gamut from not shooting enough to Photoshop actions to selective coloring/desaturation.

What do you think? Are we right or wrong?

And, if you want to have some input into where we take the show, leave us a note!

Oh, and if you’re still doing this, stop. Just stop now.

The greatest sin of all

When Was the Last Time You Were Excited About Photography?

Think about it. Are you jaded or hopeful? Do you find photography these days something to be excited about or something that hasn’t yanked your crank for decades? Is modern photography something you love or was the last great photographer Ansel Adams?

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