For those of you that might not like to realize this, photography is and ever-learning process. Technology,concepts,accessories and processes are always adapting to time. And most of us are “geared” to at least attempt to stay current with the changes of the industry. But no matter how current you are, to be an efficient, organized and respected photographer, there are fundamentals and concepts that must be mastered, as well as the “tricks of the trade”. In steps… the Canon Blogger.
Jason Anderson (the Canon Blogger) is a photographer, a blogger and a podcaster who runs a weekly audio show called Learning Digital Photography. Although one might suspect that given his alias, his universe his centered around Canon news, events and shooters. As a Nikon shooter myself, let me tell you that that can’t be farther from the truth. His episodes contain a wealth of information for ALL levels of photographers, whether you’re a Canonite or Nikonian, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic..( the list goes on and on) shooter, he’ll have something or someone in his show for you. And if that isn’t enough for you, he also runs a Flickr group with monthly contests and an awesome prize each and every month.
I had the pleasure of checking out his newest eBook titled “49 Tips – The Sequel” . It’s a combination of tips,tricks and ideas that can assist any photographer in a given situation. It’s clearly structured with a tip subject, followed by a description for the tip and best of all, gives a PHOTO EXAMPLE for each and every tip in the book.
For those of you that are interested, the eBook comes in at a low price of $4.99 (US) and is available on his website at CanonBlogger.com/ebooks . If you do download it, be sure to go back and write a testimonial!
Over the past year or so, I’ve become almost addicted to listening to photography podcasts. And why not? Podcasts are a great source of FREE information! And most have some sort of blog or website attached to them that allows you to be interactive with the hosts and all the others listening in. Some even have contests for submitting your photos or even prizes for said contests. This is simply my list and I just want to state for the record right now that it doesn’t matter whether you are a Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, etc. shooter, all of these podcasts have information valuable to any photog of any genre. (I’m a Nikon shooter and 4 of the 8 podcast hosts use Canon….and I still listen to them….HA! 😛 ) The list isn’t in any particular order…just go an subscribe to them on iTunes or their sites.
Full Frame – www.perpetualradio.com/fullframe
Full Frame is a relatively new podcast with a sightly different twist. It’s a Canadian podcast that has all the general photography content, but it also focuses on local and canadian social content (photowalks,meetups,contests,etc).
This Week in Photo – www.thisweekinphoto.com
This weekly show, although heavily geared towards photography and your D-SLR, may contain traces of something Fred like to call “Multimediography”…as well as nodes, latex and saugsages.
Photofocus – www.photofocus.com
On the 5,15 and 25 of each and every month, Scott Bourne and special guest answer all your questions from start to finish. Super informative!!
Hosted by Scott Bourne
Going Pro 2010 – www.goingpro2010.com
Starting your photog business? Or maybe struggling with your current one? This show provides tips from the pros about business, marketing and strategies.
MBP Podcast – www.martinbaileyphotography.com
Based out of Japan, Martin Bailey is someone that I (and many others) have a lot of respect for. His passion for nature and wildlife is something I aspire to. He runs his podcast as well as a blog, forums, member galleries, monthly contests and so much more. Look him up, you won’t be disappointed.
Hosted by Martin Bailey
Camera Dojo – www.cameradojo.com
Primarily and product and wedding photog, Kerry Garrison hosts a very informative show with some of the industry leaders. Well worth listening to!
Hosted by Kerry Garrison
Canon Blogger – www.cannonblogger.com
Jason Anderson provides an awesome show by sharing news, tips and tricks. His guests are second to none and he also runs a monthly contest with some great prizes. All levels of photog’s need to listen to his podcast.
Hosted by Jason Anderson
The Image Doctors – www.theimagedoctors.com
The Image Doctors (Jason and Rick) host a bi-weekly podcast geared towards, but not limited to, the Nikon user. While the gear they talk about is pretty much Nikon only, these nature, landscape,wildlife photog’s share a wealth of information that can used by all photographers!
Lens Flare 35 – www.lensflare35.com
Although I have just recently started listening to Dave’s podcast, I’ve been totally drawn in 🙂 Lens Flare 35 is an awesome show that delivers information from all aspects of photography. From tips and tricks, to artistic styles, marketing, interviews from the pros and yes, even photog’s that still use film 😛
Hosted by Dave Warner
If you are a photographer and you strive to learn more about the industry or your niche, I strongly recommend that you listen to all of these shows. Just not at the same time, that could be confusing 😛
EDIT: I wanted to mention as well that all hosts and co-hosts name are linked to their Twitter accounts…follow them and thank them for all the amazing work they do!