Brian Palmer and Christopher Stokes discuss the newly available PocketWizard FlexTT5 RF transceivers (now Nikon compatible). B&H Photo Video claims shipping in 7-14 days from the taping of this show, and is taking orders. This segues into an overview of TTL vs non-TTL lighting, and what the FlexTT5 or MiniTT1 modules can do for your lighting workflow. A listener asks why her 6 year old Nikon point-and-shoot camera produces a better picture than her 3 year old Panasonic point-and-shoot. Brian compares two images she emailed us and gives an overview on camera sensor density’s role in the overall quality of the image.
I’m excited to announce the opening of the Photography Exposed – Interactive Photography Exhibit, at Kohl Gallery in Chestertown, MD. This exhibit uses a unique approach of providing an interactive multimedia experience by way of QR Code (quick response bar codes) in addition to the name of the artist and title.
Guests can use their iPhone, Android phone, latest gen iPod (with camera), or similar device to scan these QR Codes, and immediately pull up text of the artists description and camera settings, voiceover with video describing the making of the photograph, or in some cases, behind the scenes video or even screen casts showing the event where the photo was made, or any post processing that might have been done in Photoshop to achieve the final result.
The exhibit with 50 photos will remain up through February 27, 2011. The exhibit is just outside the Kohl Gallery in the Gibson Performing Arts Building on the beautiful Washington College campus, located at 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620.
After scanning the QR Code, a video describing the process to create the "mini world" images is shown.
Opening night of the Photography Exposed Interactive Photography Exhibit
A guest views the exhibit videos on the YouTube Channel, an option for those without smart phones.
A handful of artists featured underwater photography, taken during workshops provided by the Multimedia Production Center
Photographs on display were produced mainly during workshops provided by the Multimedia Production Center and Photography Club, as well as from assignments from class from the Art Department at Washington College.
Exhibit curator, Brian Palmer (center), talks with two of the contributing artists, Kris Kelley (left) and Eric Swenson (right).
Welcome to Photography Exposed, a podcast series for beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers. For our first episode, we are excited to have Mitch Epstein visit us at Washington College and discuss American Power, his new photo book that asks everyone to look harder at their daily relationship with power.
In American Power, Mitch Epstein investigates notions of power, both electrical and political. His focus is on energy – how it gets made, how it gets used, and the ramifications of both. From 2003 to 2008, he photographed at and around sites where fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and solar power are produced in the United States. The resulting photographs contain Epstein’s signature complex wit, surprising detail, and formal rigor. These pictures illuminate the intersection between American society and American landscape. Here is a portrait of early 21st century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible future. In an accompanying essay, Epstein discusses his method, and how making these photographs led him to think harder about the artist’s role in a country teetering between collapse and transformation.