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How I Took That Photo

How I Took That Photo

By Casey Broda
In this mini podcast I will go behind the photo to see how a photographer set up a camera, which camera they used, and which lens they used, maybe even a little post processing to see what they did to make that photograph pop into the amazing work of art you see today.

Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with all of my social media sites at my website, caseybroda.com/
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After an Autumn Shower

How I Took That Photo

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Chip Cherry Mushroom
Sometimes you don't need a tripod because you can put the camera right on the ground! Getting low angle shots doesn't get any lower than the ground. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: October 18, 2021 Location Details: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Aperture: f/20.0 Focal Length: 100.0 Exposure Time: 0.5 seconds  ISO: 400 Flash: n/a
05:13
December 2, 2021
A Rose is A Rose
When you love frost as much as Sally does you'll find yourself getting everything together the night before and springing out of bed so you can get fantastic photos like this.  Find more of Sally's work at: https://www.sallyhalvorsenphotography.com Or buy one of her bags with her fantastic photos on it at: https://sallysbloomingbags.com Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Sally Halvorsen Date Taken: November 8, 2020 Location Details: Maple Vally, Washington State, USA Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro Aperture: f/3.5 Focal Length: 105mm Exposure Time: 1/100 ISO: 320 Flash: n/a Tripod Used
07:00
November 25, 2021
After an Autumn Shower
Autumn is one of the best times of the year for photographers. Everyone loves the changing colors! But everyone take the sweeping foliage shots. This isn't that shot. Yet, it's still a very red maple leaf, only with character. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast. If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning, I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: October 18, 2021 Location Details: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Aperture: f/4.5 Focal Length: 35mm Exposure Time: 1/125 ISO: 200 Flash: n/a
05:32
November 18, 2021
The Great Egret
What do you do if you work on a marsh that's full of egret's? You go take photos of them like today's guest William Botka did! William works at Heritage Saint-Bernard, a nature reserve in Quebec, Canada that has tons of birds. Follow him on instagram, https://www.instagram.com/williambotka/ his website, https://www.willbphoto.ca or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/WilliamBPhotographyMTL Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: William Botka Date Taken: September 30, 2021 Location Details: Heritage Saint-Bernard, Quebec, Canada Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: Sigma EF 150-600mm Aperture: f/7.1 Focal Length:403mm  Exposure Time: 1/1250 second ISO: 1250  Flash: n/a
06:36
November 11, 2021
Dahlia
Today, we're talking about a photo called Dahlia. Dahlia's and mums are, to me, synonymous with autumn. In the Pacific Northwest, and many other places, summer days can seem to last into September and this year was no exception to that. They also have many different varieties and what I like about this one was that it reminded me of sunshine and daisies. It has the most vibrant yellow outer petals and the smaller inner petals that have vibrant pink tips that stand out like fire on the sun. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: September 27, 2021 Location Details: Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Aperture: f/7.1 Focal Length: 100mm Exposure Time: 1/160 sec ISO: 800 Flash: n/a
05:42
November 4, 2021
Dainty Little Field Sparrow in the Fall
Today I have my first ever guest on How I Took That Photo! Alyssa is a graduate student studying birds and habitat restoration in New York City that captured one of her favorite birds, the sparrow, during the fall migration. Find out how she took this photo and what she thinks makes this photo pop by listening to this episode.  Enjoy! Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Alyssa Bueno Date Taken: November 7, 2020 Location Details: Bronx, New York, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7i Lens: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II USM Aperture: f/6.3 Focal Length: 300mm Exposure Time: 1/1250 second ISO: 1000 Flash: n/a
06:23
October 28, 2021
Autumn Path
Welcome back to the first episode of Season Two! I'm so excited to talk with you about a photo called Autumn Path, because autumn is amazing and this season I'm going to take you down the path of autumn and winter photos. Enjoy! Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and you'll be notified when they drop. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com, after you enjoy today's podcast.  If you want to buy my a coffee, because Starbucks helps me warm up on a cold morning. I would super appreciate it! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CaseyBroda Thanks so much! And have a fantastic day! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: October 24, 2019 Location Details: Twin Ponds Park, Shoreline, Washington State, USA Camera: Apple iPhone 8 Lens:  Aperture: f1/8 Focal Length: 4mm  Exposure Time: 1/578 second ISO: 20 Flash: no
04:34
October 21, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
Welcome back to the How I Took That Photo Podcast! I am so excited to have you all back for Season 2! I am so excited to have you all here for season two of How I Took That Photo Podcast. I have some amazing autumn and winter themed photos and I have some amazing guests lined up for you as well! Make sure to click the follow button to catch every episode. Follow along on my photography adventures through your social media platform of choice by going to my website. Casey Broda.com, Podcast Editor and Manager. Photographer. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co
01:39
October 15, 2021
Siberian Forget Me Not
This is a macro photography shot called Siberian Forget Me Not. This flower is so, so tiny. Let me say that again. It's so tiny. I might be able to fit two of these flowers fully bloomed on my pinkie. Like, literally on my pinkie nail, fully bloomed. You see it, it's purple, it's got five petals. It's cute. It looks like it takes up about a third of the picture. It's adorable. It is so tiny. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and so that when season two starts you'll be notified of that. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go over to my website or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: May 3, 2020 Location Details: Shoreline, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6s Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 100mm Exposure Time: 1/1250 second ISO: 800 Flash: n/a
05:49
August 27, 2021
Osprey With Fish
This is Osprey with fish. Getting to take this photo was so thrilling and exciting. My heart was pounding getting to watch this, and I hope that any other nature photographers out there feel the excitement and know how exciting it is to see this type of thing happen in front of your face. Green Lake is a hidden gem for birding. There are so many birds at Green Lake. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website.  Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co Chance to be featured on this podcast. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: April 28, 2020 Location Details: Green Lake, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6s Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 400mm Exposure Time: 1/2000 second ISO: 800 Flash: n/a
05:55
August 19, 2021
Night Lights
Today, we're talking about a photo called Nightlights. This photo holds so many memories for me because it was taken on February 4th, 2020. It's a beautifully framed shot because it encapsulates everything that I was trying to capture about Pier 57, the great wheel, the sound, the lights, the reflection. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website.  Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go over to my website or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: February 4, 2020 Location Details: Pier 57, Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebal T6s Lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Aperture: f/29 Focal Length: 56mm Exposure Time: 30 seconds ISO: 400 Flash: n/a
05:29
August 12, 2021
Buggy Pond
Now, have you ever taken a photo and gone... I wish I could show you how many bugs were actually at this place. OK, probably not. Because seriously, most people don't actually want to take a picture of the bugs that are at a place, but this place was full of bugs. There were so many mosquitoes! It was insane! And the key to that is the fast shutter speed. Today's photo is called Buggy Pond! Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website.  Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: May 3, 2020 Location Details: Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6s Lens: EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 100.0mm Exposure Time: 1/4000 sec ISO: 3200 Flash:N/A
06:11
August 5, 2021
Pollinator
Today we are talking about a photo called Pollinator. Now, the reason why this is called Pollinator and not Bee or whatever is because it's actually a drone fly, which is a type of fly that camouflages itself to look like a bee. This is a macro photography shot, so you can see the top of the fly, its eyes, its little feet getting right up into the stamen of the flower, getting the pollen off of it, doing its thing. Because I shot this in RAW the details were there to allow me to crop this a bit and still have a nice, crisp photo. That's one good thing about shooting RAW is that you do have a lot of those details. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript is also available at my website.  Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go over to my website or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: May 15, 2020 Location Details: Shoreline, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6s Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 100mm Exposure Time: 1/1000 second ISO: 125 Flash:
06:27
July 29, 2021
Footbridge
Today, we're talking about a photo called Footbridge. This is an amazing photo. I was so excited when I saw this particular footbridge. There are a couple of ways that you can do night photography. I did talk about this a little bit and episode two on Space Needle lowering the ISO to 100 and pulling out the exposure time. This is the other way, if you need a short exposure time.  You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript is also available at my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go over to my website or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Have a fantastic day. Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: September 28, 2020 Location Details: Arboretum Aqueduct, University of Washington Arboretum, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM Aperture: f/14 Focal Length:100mm  Exposure Time: 1/5 second ISO: 12800 Flash: n/a
07:05
July 22, 2021
Raindrops on a Rosebud
Raindrops on a Rosebud is what's called macro photography. It is a close-up photo of a rosebud, and it was just after a spring shower. So it's completely covered in rain drops. One of the great things about macro photography is that it makes small things large. And you can see the raindrops on this. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo.  You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript is also available at my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: April 22,2020 Location Details: Next to Skyline Nursery Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6s Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Aperture: ƒ/11.0 Focal Length: 100mm Exposure Time: 1/125 ISO: 1250 Flash: N/A
04:30
July 11, 2021
Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Chestnut Backed Chickadee is about small birds that may seem hard to get a photo of at first. However, like with any wildlife, the key is knowing their movements and how to set up your camera that allows you to get the best photo possible.  You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript is also available at my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co If you would like to be featured on this podcast, please go to my website CaseyBroda.com. Season two is going to be featuring autumn and winter themed photos, so if you have an autumn or winter themed photo you want featured, please go over to my website or DM me on social, after you enjoy today's podcast. Thanks so much! Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: March 2, 2021 Location Details: Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Aperture: f/7.1 Focal Length: 400mm Exposure Time: 1/1000 second ISO: 1600 Flash: No Flash
06:37
July 1, 2021
Space Needle
Today we're talking about a photo called Space Needle. This photo is a long exposure photo, so it's 30 seconds and it was taken at night. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: December 1, 2020 Location Details: Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Canon EOS RP Lens: EF 28-40mm f/3.5-5.6 Aperture: f/22 Focal Length: 28mm Exposure Time: 30 seconds ISO: 100 Flash: n/a
07:00
June 10, 2021
Cherry Blossoms
This episode I'm going to be talking about a photo called Cherry Blossoms.  This photo was taken on a beautiful spring day. You can tell this tree was bursting at the seams with flowers. Just, so, many, flowers. And this photo really encapsulates that. Make sure you follow along so you catch every episode of How I Took That Photo and so that when season two starts you'll be notified of that. You can see more of my work and connect with me on all of my social media sites through my website, caseybroda.com. Full written transcript also available on my website. Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co Exif Data Photographer: Casey Broda Date Taken: April 1, 2019 Location Details: Green Lake, Seattle, Washington State, USA Camera: Apple iPhone 5s Lens: Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Focal Length: 4.2 mm Exposure Time: 1/4115 ISO: 32 Flash: Flash (auto, did not fire)
04:13
May 31, 2021
Trailer
Welcome to the How I Took That Photo Podcast! In this mini podcast I will go behind the photo to see how a photographer set up a camera, which camera they used, and which lens they used, and maybe even a little post processing to see how they turned their photo into an amazing work of art!  Make sure to click the follow button to catch every episode.   Follow along on my photography adventures through your social media platform of choice by going to my website. https://caseybroda.com/ Music is 'Life is a Dream' by Michael Ramir from mixkit.co
00:59
May 25, 2021