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A podcast about the craft of photography, covering the skills and technology we contend with on the road from hobbyist to professional.
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Candid #59: Nikon Z6 & Z7
Álvaro returns from his trip, and we discuss the new Nikon cameras that showed up while he was gone.
September 07, 2018
Candid #58: On the Surface Go
Thomas Wong is back on the show with Marius to talk hybrid devices for photographers on the go. The Surface Go, to be precise.
August 13, 2018
Candid #57: Still Alive
It’s been a while. We’re still here, and we owe you an explanation. Later, Álvaro & Marius chat about Nikon, Peak Design, and Álvaro’s upcoming trip.
July 30, 2018
Candid #56: Bitten in Inconvenient Places
Álvaro recounts his Argentinian adventures, Marius writes about iPad photography workflows, and we offer some thoughts for the new year.
February 10, 2018
Candid #55: What's With You and Eating Mosquitos?
Josh welcomes a new family member and Álvaro prepares for a trip. We talk iPhone photography and travel preparation, including dealing with mosquitos, moisture, filters, and backing up your shots on the road.
January 03, 2018
Candid #54: Mint in Box
We address some listener feedback before talking about our experiences and recommendations for dealing with eBay and other used markets for buying and selling.
December 03, 2017
Candid #53: He's Got Dust in His Lightroom
There’s a new Lightroom in town! Well…two new Lightrooms. It’s all a bit confusing, but we’re here to help untangle it.
November 11, 2017
Candid #52: Behind the Shot
In an experimental new segment, the gang choose an image from each others’ recent work and try to dissect the story and technique that went into realizing it.
November 03, 2017
Candid #51: Try to Look Untasty
Marius returns from Africa bringing photos and stories. We talk about the experiences, and—of course—the gear. Olympus and Fujifilm are compared, the struggles of cultural photography are explored, and close encounters are described.
October 26, 2017
Candid #50: You've Got to Have a Big Knob
Regrouping after their Toronto trip, the team catches up on the latest camera news before delving into Josh’s new blog and new lens, first impressions of Peak Design’s new Cuff & Leash, plus the unique LoupeDeck Lightroom controller.
September 09, 2017
Candid #50 (-1): Live From Toronto!
Meeting in person for the first time ever, the team converges on Toronto for a live episode! Hijinks ensue as we discover new camera systems, new mediums, and how to properly pronounce Álvaro’s name.
August 19, 2017
Candid Conversations: Olympus' Yannick Michaud
Marius and Álvaro sit down with Yannick Michaud from Olympus to talk about the company’s past, present, and future.
August 07, 2017
Candid #47: Two Canadians and a Spaniard Walk Into a Bar…
All three hosts are back on the air to make a very special announcement…and to hear all about Marius’ adventure in Romania with the Fujifilm GFX!
July 25, 2017
Candid Conversations: Panasonic's Trisha Gillings
Álvaro and Marius are joined by Panasonic’s Canadian Product Manager for Imaging, Trisha Gillings. Conversation ranges from the interesting relationships at the heart of the Micro Four-Thirds consortium to some behind the scenes insight into how the latest Panasonic products came to be!
June 26, 2017
Candid #45: Canons, Macs, and the iPad Pro
Álvaro and Marius return to discuss Marius’ weekend with a Canon 5D Mark IV. Then it’s time to unpack Apple’s WWDC announcements as they pertain to photography, with a special iPad Pro segment featuring Thomas Wong.
June 08, 2017
Candid #44: The Sony a9
The whole gang is back together to talk Sony news—the a9, the 100mm Macro, the 100-400mm GM, and more!
May 13, 2017
Candid #43: Street Photography
Álvaro & Marius catch up on a bit of news before diving into the wonderful world of street photography: what it is, how to approach it (including getting over the fear of starting), and some of our favourite tools & techniques!
April 01, 2017
Candid Conversations: Erin Brooks
Erin Brooks, iPhoneographer extraordinaire, joins Álvaro and Marius for a far-reaching chat about modern photography. Along the way, we discuss her involvement in the Shot on iPhone campaign for Apple, her favourite apps for editing, and where a standard mirrorless camera fits into her workflow.
March 20, 2017
Candid Conversations: Adobe's Josh Haftel
This week’s show features Josh Haftel, product manager for Lightroom Mobile at Adobe. He joins Marius, Álvaro, and “Manitoba” in a wide-reaching discussion about the state of mobile photography, the future of imaging technology, and where Lightroom fits into the picture.
February 23, 2017
Candid #40: Medium Format—The Bigger Picture
Leica and Fuji have both announced new products, including a competitively priced medium format system, GFX. We take this opportunity to talk about medium format as a whole and who might be most tempted to make the leap.
January 27, 2017
Candid #39: Everything Old is New Again...Except Lightroom
Álvaro and Marius do their best to catch up on the deluge of photo news from the week. The Panasonic GH5, Kodak’s Ektachrome revival, and DJI’s supposed transition to Hasselblad ownership are all addressed, along with a wishlist for Adobe Lightroom in 2017.
January 11, 2017
Candid #38: Winter Photography
We answer a listener question about shooting in winter: how to do it, what to bring, and what to watch out for to ensure you and your gear stay safe.
January 06, 2017
Candid #37: There and Back Again
We catch up on some news before delving into a discussion around narrative in photography and whether or not it’s at risk of disappearing. To close out 2016, we also discuss out photography New Years resolutions.
December 22, 2016
Candid #36 - Photographer vs. Colour Gamuts
We tackle the strange and complicated world of widening colour gamuts, with a discussion around its benefits, challenges, and what it all means for the modern photographer.
December 05, 2016
Candid #35: Lightroom Presets as a Learning Tool
There’s more to Lightroom presets than emulating film. The gang talks about various preset recommendations and discusses their use as resources for learning how to develop your own style.
November 21, 2016
Candid #34: Just a Huge Spacebar
In light of the new MacBook Pro announcements from Apple, Josh and Marius take a skeptical look at the current computing landscape and talk about why it’s such a challenging time to buy a machine for professional use.
November 09, 2016
Candid #33: What Makes a Photograph Compelling?
Marius and Álvaro share some listener feedback before dissecting the elements of a photograph. They look at each ingredient and how they come together to make an image interesting, including a discussion of the role of post-processing.
October 24, 2016
Candid #32: Unfamiliar Bedfellows
After a quick recap of our Photokina reactions, we talk about Marius’ new PEN pal. We also examine how Fuji and Olympus are gaining confidence in their products, the threat of mobile technology, and how well the Fuji X-T2’s C-AF tracking works.
October 12, 2016
Candid @ Photokina - Part 4: Odds & Ends
Our final Photokina episode is packed full of everything else at the show—Canon products, more thoughts on Olympus, and a ton of hands-on lens impressions from the show floor. We also choose the recipients of the official Candid Awards for Biggest Splash, Most Improved Company, and Biggest Disappointment. Can you guess which companies won?
September 24, 2016
Candid @ Photokina - Part 3: Fuji
The third episode in our Photokina week coverage includes our first impressions of Fuji’s announcements, including a brand new medium format system, Álvaro’s hands-on impressions of the X-T2, and two very special interviews!
September 23, 2016
Candid @ Photokina - Part 2: Micro Four-Thirds
Our second Photokina coverage episode is all about Micro Four-Thirds, featuring the Panasonic GH5, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark ii (with nose sensitivity improvements!), and more.
September 22, 2016
Candid @ Photokina - Part 1: Sony
In the first of our Photokina coverage episodes, Álvaro tells Marius about his first day at the show and gives us his impressions of the announcements from Sony.
September 21, 2016
Candid #27: Apples to Apples
With Álvaro on his way to Photokina, Josh & Marius are eager to share their first impressions of the iPhone 7 Plus and what its advancements mean for mobile photography.
September 20, 2016
Candid #26: I Can't Stop Touching It
Everyone’s back just in time to welcome another 50mm lens to the Sony lineup. Marius also shares some first impressions about a new camera before the discussion turns to photo books and printing.
September 08, 2016
Candid #25: The Rise of Unsplash
Josh and Marius are joined once again by Drew Coffman, and together they talk about some new Canon and Fuji announcements before digging into the main topic: Unsplash.
August 29, 2016
Candid #24: Travel (Instagram) Stories
Álvaro and Marius catch up on the news while Josh plays baseball, and then Álvaro tells us what he learned on his trip to Lisbon. Along the way we answer a listener question, chastise Zenfolio for terrible behaviour, and discuss photo backups for travel.
August 18, 2016
Candid #23: Expose to Whatever
We’ve got a couple of excellent listener questions to answer before delving into exposure. We go over ETTR and other techniques and compare exposure rules in digital versus analog photography.
August 11, 2016
Candid #22: Right Place, Wrong Lens
With Josh and Marius back from their respective summer trips, the gang is back together and eager to talk about the latest photo news as well as reflections on travel equipment.
July 27, 2016
Candid Conversations: Drew Coffman
With Josh still away, Marius & Álvaro are joined by friend of the show Drew Coffman. They talk about Drew’s gear, including a new Leica Q, before wrapping up with a detailed discussion of iPad Pro and mobile photography workflows.
July 16, 2016
Candid #20: Photokina Predictions
With Josh on vacation, Marius & Álvaro chat about Siri image search concerns, more WWDC details, and what we can expect to see in the camera market over the next year.
June 29, 2016
Candid Conversations: Paul Matthijs of Hedge
Paul Matthijs joins us to talk about Hedge, a powerful Mac app for safely importing footage and photos after a shoot. We discuss the app itself, and sustainable app development.
June 21, 2016
Candid #18: RAWesome! WWDC for Photographers
In the wake of Apple’s keynote address at WWDC 2016, we take some time to talk about the photography-related announcements and our overall impressions of what’s coming for macOS and iOS users.
June 17, 2016
Candid #17: Candid Unpacked, Part 1: Josh
We react to GoPro’s major software pivot before peeking into Josh’s travel bag to see what he’s bringing with him on his trip to Europe this summer.
June 09, 2016
Candid #16: Zooms vs. Primes & Mosquitos vs. Pyjama Bottoms
Josh tells us about his new GoPro, and before long we’re talking primes vs. zooms, Sony vs. Fuji, and hearing about Marius’ bug-filled shoot up north.
June 01, 2016
Candid #15: An Intro to Shooting Film
Álvaro helps us get started shooting film, but first we catch up on some news, including a bokeh showdown, a mobile photo workflow comparison, and a bold claim about Fuji.
May 26, 2016
Candid #14: Rainbow Vomit Coloured Icon (And Other Thoughts on Instagram)
We weigh in on Instagram’s new design update before delving into the product itself: its growing importance to the industry, the challenges it faces as a product, and its potential for growth.
May 19, 2016
Candid #13: Hanging Out With Dan Hawk
We invite our first ever guest onto the show to talk about learning photographic technique, the appeal of simple cameras, and more!
May 11, 2016
Candid #12: The Perfect Compact Camera
We catch up on some news and a listener question before trying to nail down our vision for the perfect compact camera.
May 04, 2016
Candid #11: The Most Expensive Advice in the World
We answer a listener question about keeping your camera gear safe while traveling, and before long Josh's first impressions of the Sony 85mm GM lens lead us into a deep discussion about product reviews.
April 27, 2016
Candid #10: Photo Editing & Manipulation
Our tenth episode is all about editing: techniques, software choices, and the ethics of manipulating images.
April 21, 2016
Candid #9: Inspiration
Steering away from gear talk, we ponder the difficult topic of photographic inspiration in this week's episode. Where do we find it? What compels us to go out and shoot? We also introduce a brand new contest and answer a listener question!
April 13, 2016
Candid #8: Mirrorless vs. DSLR
We open what may be the biggest can of worms in the photography world today: the mirrorless vs. DSLR debate. How are they different? Why choose one over the other? What are the pros and cons of each mechanism? And, most importantly, who should be shooting a mirrorless system and who should be shooting a DSLR camera? We do our best to ask and answer all the important questions in this debate.
April 06, 2016
Candid #7: Photo Gear for Travel
With two hosts planning some travels this summer, discussing which kit works best for long trips was bound to take place. Álvaro, Josh, and Marius dig into the kit they’ve used in the past for their travels and what they hope to use going forward. More importantly, the hosts discuss a new competition for a free ThinkTank bag! This is Candid’s first giveaway and it promises to be a good one. Are you #TeamBackpack or #TeamMessenger? Whichever side you’re on, tweet out why you’re on your chosen team, use the hashtag #TeamBackpack or #TeamMessenger to denote which team you’re on, and tag @candid_fm at the end of your tweet. Next week, we’ll choose which tweet is our favourite and ThinkTank will ship the winner either the Retrospective 20 messenger bag or a backpack of equivalent value.
March 30, 2016
Candid #6: Accidental Apple Podcast
Fresh off the heels of Apple’s Spring Event, we accidentally spend an hour digesting the latest products from Cupertino.
March 24, 2016
Candid #5: Mobile Workflows
What happens when we try to take our editing and organizing workflows on the go? We talk apps, discuss devices, and discover how mobile devices fit into each of our photographic worlds.
March 16, 2016
Candid #4: Canvas Snowman
This week, the gang talks about bags. Bags, bags, and more bags. Backpacks, messenger bags, backpack inserts, and more. Who doesn’t like talking about bags?
March 09, 2016
Candid #3: Micro Four Nerds
This week, the gang chats about how different sensor sizes impact your photography and whether or not the size of the Micro 4/3 sensor will lead to doom or gloom for Olympus and Panasonic. To top off the busy week, Josh compares the infamous Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm to his new Zeiss Batis 85mm.
March 02, 2016
Candid #2: Film & Fuji
Exploring the appeal of the "film" look before delving into the wonderful world of Fuji to discuss the X-Pro 2, X70, and how they fit into the X Series ecosystem.
February 23, 2016
Candid #1: Okay Bokeh
We introduce ourselves and jump right into some interesting articles from the past few weeks, along with a discussion of Sony's recent product announcements.
February 17, 2016