No Name Photo Show

No Name Photo Show

By Brian Matiash
Brian Matiash brings you a fun, pithy, entertaining podcast covering the intersection of photography and technology in a way that only he can.

Brian has over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and published author, as well as a brand ambassador to several top photo and technology companies.
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Ep. 057 - Taking Shortcuts With Photography (with Matthew Cassinelli)
When the topic of mobile photography is discussed, it’s almost always with reference to the cameras and sensors built into our phones. However, there is another side of this topic that is as interesting and can be quite impactful for photographers. I’m thrilled to welcome my friend, Matthew Cassinelli, to the show to discuss the potential that Apple’s upcoming iPadOS and shortcuts can have for those of us who want to cut down the weight of our gear when we travel. It’s a really interesting episode and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! Show Notes Learn all about Apple Shortcuts from Matthew on his website, via Twitter, and on YouTube. Check out everything coming from Apple for iPadOS. Google is shutting down its tablet production.
50:46
July 15, 2019
Ep. 056 - Let's Phlearn Together (with Aaron Nace)
The self-paced online education industry has been booming for several years and reports indicate that this space will only grow. You can find online educational resources for virtually every topic, every field, and every hobby. Photography is no exception here, yet it is becoming an exceptionally crowded space. Despite that, there is plenty of room to find success and today’s guest is an excellent resource to discuss that. I’m so happy to welcome Aaron Nace, founder of Phlearn, a premier online education website dedicated to helping photographers improve their Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom skills. Show Notes Interested in learning more about Phlearn? Use code MATIASH20 to take 20% off your subscription or course order! If you’re even remotely interested in the power of mobile editing, check out the Phlearn course starring Elise Swopes.
47:03
July 1, 2019
Ep. 055 - Leave No Trace (with Erin Babnik)
Last week was Earth Day, which always seems ludicrous to me since we should focus on the health and hygiene of the planet every day. But, I’ll take any opportunity to bring more attention to this topic, especially when it involves our beautiful natural landscapes getting trampled or destroyed by people looking to create a new Instagram post. Social media has had a number of societal impacts. Some have been good, but others have been quite devastating, especially when it comes to the lack of care for natural environments. As photographers, we have a responsibility to act as nature’s stewards by incorporating Leave No Trace best practices, as well as deputizing other photographers. Fortunately, Erin Babnik, my guest for this episode of the No Name Photo Show is one of the foremost authorities in fighting to protect natural landscapes from being destroyed by witless people. In addition to being an absolutely amazing photographer, Erin is a stalwart advocate for protecting the sanctity of natural environments. I’m so thankful to have her on and I’m sure you’re going to love the conversation. Show Notes Be sure to follow Erin’s work on her website and Instagram Definitely take the time to read all of Erin’s outstanding articles on Photo Cascadia If you’re in the LA area, go see Erin present The Seven Virtues of a Creative Landscape Photographer at the Canon Experience Center (May 21, 2019 – 7:00 PM PT) Be sure to review and practice the Leave No Trace 7 principles
1:08:54
April 30, 2019
Ep. 054 - Preparing For Extreme Cold Photo Shoots (with Colby Brown)
I'm very excited to welcome my very close friend, Colby Brown, back to the show. Colby was last heard on Episode 51 and my goal was to follow up our extended conversation into Episode 52, but life happened. Fortunately, we were able to record this episode together while huddled in our cabin in Norway's Lofoten Islands as gale force winds were pummeling the area. Considering that we were about to begin a winter workshop in the area with a group of intrepid photography students, we thought it'd be fun to discuss how we approach and plan for shooting in extremely cold conditions. We follow up with a great conversation about dealing with expectations vs. reality when it comes to photography, gear, and life. It's a great chat and I'm sure you'll love it! Follow Colby on his website and on Instagram.
1:01:29
March 12, 2019
Ep. 053 - PhotoHound and Responsible Photography (with Luka Esenko)
As a whole, I believe that landscape and travel photographers are good people with equally good intentions. We are all eager to photograph the beauty of nature and go to great lengths to protect it… for the most part. Unfortunately, the groundswell of social media ego and a general lack of values localized to a subset of people have resulted in myriad negative effects on nature. Rather than appreciating the privilege of shooting at these locations, some people see it as their right, with the expressed interest of getting that new post on Instagram. The resulting general consensus has been to prohibit, or discourage, sharing locations or tagging them on social media posts. The idea is that by making it harder for others to find those locations, the odds of them being destroyed or overrun with tourists will decrease. The problem I see with this tactic is that it doesn’t do much to raise awareness and educate people. Tucking this info under the carpet may be a decent stopgap solution, but the real effort should be in empowering everyone to take greater care of our precious natural environments. That’s why I’m very excited about a brand new project that my guest, Luka Esenko, is announcing: PhotoHound. Native to Slovenia, Luka is a fantastic photographer and guide who has traveled to over 50 countries in Europe and SE Asia. He believes that we, as a photo community, can do amazing things when we not only share all the beauty and variety that this world offers but also practice common sense, responsible photography. Instead of keeping location information proprietary, Luka wants to address the issue head-on and equip photographers with the knowledge and tools to preserve these locations. I’m a big fan of this plan and can’t wait to see what he does with PhotoHound. Show Notes Sign up to learn more about PhotoHound and how you can practice responsible photography Learn more about Luka Esenko on his website and Instagram I highly recommend checking out Luka’s workshops. He is an amazing guide.
42:10
February 18, 2019
Ep. 052 - Burn Down the Rumor Mill (with David Schloss)
These days, we measure the success of a blog post or video or podcast by impressions. While the ways these impressions can be defined or quantified vary by platform, but the general rule of thumb is that the more clicks you get, the more opportunities that a host, like YouTube, for example, can serve up ads, which aids in generating revenue. And, yes, while I am oversimplifying this entire process, it is known that the more sensational a piece of content is, the more likely it is to be clicked on. On its face, this presents a number of problems, not the least is the authenticity of the content and how it has been sourced. When you wrap that loose set of journalistic standards to a particular industry, you have a rumor mill. And when a rumor mill can create stories about product releases with no reputable source and without consequence, interesting things can happen. I’m joined by veteran photography journalist, editor, and all-around-great-guy, David Schloss, to unpack the reality of online rumor mills and how they materially impact and, in some cases, adversely affect camera launches. It’s a conversation that David is perfect for and I’m so happy to have him on. Enjoy! Show Notes Catch up with David on Instagram and learn more about PixelShift Sony Holds Press Event to Tease Firmware Update Preview, New Camera [via Fstoppers] Canon Predicts a Bleak Future for Consumer Digital Cameras [via Fstoppers]
51:38
January 31, 2019
Ep. 051 – The State of Photography & Social Media (with Colby Brown)
I’m so happy to welcome back one of my closest friends, Colby Brown, to the show. Colby was the guest for Episode 20, which just over a year ago, and it was great to compare the state of photography and social media from January 2018 to today. Because, as you can imagine, a lot has changed. Between Facebook’s myriad PR and political nightmares to Google+ shutting down, to Flickr working its way back to glory, the digital landscape for photographers is wildly different. This episode covers a lot of ground, whether you’re a photographer who is interested in making a career out of your passion or simply in it to share your photos with the world. Even better is that Colby will be returning for Episode 52! We had a second topic to discuss, but our conversation about photography and social media was too good to cut short. Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the comments section! Show Notes Check out Colby Brown at his website and on Instagram. If you want to join Colby and me to shoot auroras and ice caves in Iceland, check out his upcoming photo adventure workshop from March 4 – 10 Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it [via PLOS ONE]
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January 25, 2019
Ep. 050: Hindsight is 20/20 (with Nicolesy)
We’ve made it to 50 episodes! Thank you SO much to all of you for subscribing, listening, and writing in. I’ve had a blast putting out new episodes of this show and can’t wait for all the things I have planned to grow it even larger. Sometimes, one of the best things you can do when you reach a milestone is to look back on the journey you took to get to where you are and that’s exactly what this episode is all about. Once again, I’m joined by the wonderful Nicolesy to share a few things we wish we could tell our younger selves as we began building our photography businesses. If you’ve got your own nuggets of wisdom that you’d share with your younger self, leave them in the comments below! Enjoy the show!
51:16
January 14, 2019
Ep. 049: The Professional Episode (with Nicolesy)
Welcome to the first episode of 2019! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and are as excited for this new year as I am. A few weeks ago, I received an email from Matt, a listener of the show, asking an interesting question that has been discussed many times by others and I thought it’d be great to cover it here. Thankfully, I’m joined by a wonderful photography who also happens to pull double-duty as my wife! Please welcome the one and only Nicole S. Young (aka Nicolesy). Matt allowed me to share portions of his email and the one that is most appropriate for the show notes is the following: First, I love the No Name Photo Show, thank you for the time you take to create the content. This is in reference to the most recent episode of No Name and the question of what makes a professional photographer, a professional. My question is, in reference to your professional photographer question, is it only those that do it as their own business that are the professionals or would someone like me fall into it as well? If not, then how and or when would I get to that point? The second half of the show is all about Flickr and why both Nicole and I are so excited to see what SmugMug will do to grow it in 2019. It’s a great episode and I hope you enjoy it! Show Notes Follow Nicole over at nicolesy.com. Why Now Is The Perfect Time For A Flickr Comeback [via Fstoppers] Join the No Name Photo Show Flickr group!
51:47
January 3, 2019
Ep. 048: Top Photo Stories of 2018 (with Alex Cooke)
If you’re celebrating, then I hope you have a Merry Christmas! We’ve reached the final episode for 2018 and what better way to send us off than by looking back at the top photography themes and stories that made headlines this year. Fortunately, my guest knows a thing or two about what makes a great story. Alex Cooke is the Editor in Chief at Fstoppers and has been involved in writing and coordinating the publishing of over 4,000 photo stories this year, including my articles! Each year, certain dominant themes tend to crop up and make us stop and think. Social media has been in the limelight this year, especially when it comes to Facebook. Instagram has also had its share of news, from the influencers who scam their followers to those who go into debt trying to appear “en vogue”. Of course, mirrorless cameras had a huge year with a bevy of new offerings from Sony, Canon, and Nikon. And how could we forget about our beloved drones and the foolish operators who ruin it for the rest of us? Fortunately, Alex and I share our thoughts on all of these topics, in addition to sharing our predictions for what we’ll see in 2019! Before I go, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who listen to the show every week, write in to tell me how much you love it, and for being such amazing supporters. 2018 was a bumpy year and we had some hiccups with the show, but I’m more excited than ever about what we’re going to do and I am SO happy to have you along for the ride! Show Notes Woman Lands Herself in $10,000 of Debt Trying to Become ‘Instagram Famous’ [via Fstoppers] These Instagram Followers Got Scammed, and so Can You! [via Fstoppers] Drug Dealers Arrested After Crashing Their Drone in Prison With Footage of Themselves on Memory Card [via Fstoppers] Dumb and Dumber: A Drone Flies Dangerously Close to an A380 During Take Off [via Fstoppers] London Gatwick Airport Shut Down After Drone Sightings [via Fstoppers] What Would Actually Happen If a Drone Hit an Aircraft [via Fstoppers] Why Are We So Surprised By Facebook’s Data Scandals? [via Wired]
59:30
December 25, 2018
Ep. 047: That Workshop Life (with Nick Page)
Raise your hand if you’ve paid to attend a photo workshop? Don’t worry. Mine is up there, too. The truth is that investing in a photo workshop can be one of the best investments you can make for yourself. Then again, it can also be one of the worst. The difference largely falls on who is leading the workshop. In some cases, professional photographers can charge a solid chunk of money to attend one of their workshops and, typically, you are paying for that person’s availability, their knowledge, and access to certain locations. When a workshop leader has his or her act together and provides a top-notch experience, the results can be monumental. Similarly, if the workshop leader doesn’t really know what they’re doing, the results can also be… monumental. In both cases, it’s likely that lifelong memories will be formed. One type will be positive and the other… not so much. That’s why I’m so excited to have professional photographer, workshop instructor, and all around great guy, Nick Page join the show. Aside from being a wonderful landscape and travel photographer, Nick has extensive experience leading workshops all over the world. He understands what is involved with coordinating great photo workshops and providing his clients with an excellent experience. If you’ve ever considered attending a photo workshop, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode. Show Notes Learn more about Nick by visiting his website, Instagram, and YouTube
56:04
December 18, 2018
Ep. 046: Leaving the Life of Professional Photography (with James Brandon)
I listen to a lot of podcasts that span a multitude of genres including comedy, politics, and, of course, photography. Regardless of the show, there is a common element to my favorite episodes. When the host and guest(s) dive deep with some real stuff—I’m talking about authentic, personal, and raw conversation—that’s when I find myself glued to the speakers. The show could go on for three hours and I’d still be there listening. That’s how I feel about this episode. I’m lucky to be joined by my longtime friend, James Brandon, to discuss not only what led him to become a professional photographer, but what made him realize that he wanted to leave that life behind. I suspect that a lot of what he says may resonate with some of you. It certainly did with me. I hope you enjoy this one! Show Notes Follow James at his website 19 Examples of HDR Done Right by James Brandon [via DPS]
1:00:58
December 11, 2018
Ep. 045: Computational Photography is Real and It's Spectacular (with Josh Haftel)
Oh man, I have been SO excited for this episode! For the past year or two, I’ve been keeping very close tabs on how certain tech companies are leveraging computational photography with their products. Companies like Apple, Google, and Huawei have invested tons into this software technology, all in the name of helping their customers take better photos with their mobile devices. But, computational photography isn’t limited to mobile phone manufacturers. Software companies like Skylum and ON1 have been dipping their toes in the artificial intelligence (AI) pond. But, few software companies who support creatives have invested as much in this area as Adobe. And that’s why I’m so excited to welcome my friend and Adobe Lightroom Product Manager, Josh Haftel to the show. I’ve known Josh for almost a decade and—fun fact—he is the singular person responsible for me being hired by Google. He’s a wonderful guy with both deep and wide knowledge of the photo industry. As I mention in the show, Josh truly is a photographer’s photographer and I had an absolute blast discussing the role of computational photography in the creative process and its impact on photographers. Give the show a listen and let me know your thoughts on this wildly interesting topic in the comments or on social media. Show Notes Follow Josh on Instagram and Twitter Learn more about Adobe Lightroom [via Adobe] Computational Photography Is Ready For Its Close-up [via PCMag.com] Adobe Lightroom leverages computational photography for amazing long exposure results on the iPhone [via Fstoppers]
58:43
December 4, 2018
Ep. 044: Making an Unsplash (with Dan Hawk)
Well, isn’t this a nice treat. We’ve got our very first in-studio guest at the No Name Photo Show. Originally, I planned on recording this episode on my own, but after having a great conversation about the value of a photo with my good friend, Dan Hawk, I asked him to join! In this episode, Dan and I return to the topic of Squarespace partnering with Unsplash, first discussed in Episode 43. Because Dan is primarily a commercial photographer, he has some pretty interesting reasons as to why this partnership, and Unsplash’s business model in general, warrant concern. You’re in for a real treat, so listen up and enjoy! Show Notes Learn more about Dan Hawk at his website and follow him on Instagram. Brian refers to a story he wrote detailing the partnership between Squarespace and Unsplash [via Fstoppers] What’s On Your Gear Shelf? Dan: Lume Cube LED Light [via Amazon] Brian: Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm [via Amazon] 525534
42:57
November 27, 2018
Ep. 043: The Next Generation
Well, aren't you a sight for sore eyes? Or... ears. Or... you get it. It has been a spell since our last episode and we promise that there was a good reason for the gap. The good news is that the No Name Photo Show is back on track and we kick off this episode with an update on what the future of the show looks like. We love the audience that we've built since kicking off the show and we seriously hope you are enjoying everything. But don't be a stranger! Let us know what you think about the update. The second half of this episode focuses on a pretty inflammatory bit of news regarding Squarespace and its decision to offer all of its users direct access to Unsplash and its 750,000+ license-free photos. Suffice it to say that a lot of photographers did not take the news very well. So check it all out and enjoy! Show Notes Squarespace announces a partnership with Unsplash [via the Squarespace blog] Unsplash adds their take on the partnership [via Medium] David Hobby kicks things off with his thoughts [via Twitter] Zack Arias interviews Unsplash founder, Mikael Cho [via YouTube]
43:44
November 20, 2018
Ep. 042: Deeper Pixels
Ep. 042: Deeper Pixels Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   With the recent Apple announcement of their updated line of iPhones and their deeper pixels, we thought it'd be fun to dive into mobile photography. Ever since Apple, Samsung, and the like began investing serious R&D, Marketing, and PR dollars into that tiny little camera sensor and lens assembly, we've seen a gigantic industry evolve, which spawned even more cottage industries to support it. Whether you agree with it or not, mobile photography is a very real thing. It's not a fad and it's not something we think you should discount so easily. Fortunately, we're joined by David Imel, an experienced and knowledgeable journalist who has covered a multitude of phones and the companies who make them, writing for Android Authority. David joins us to discuss his thoughts on the topic and also shares why he's not quite ready to leave his Fujifilm camera on the shelf for the latest phone in his pocket. Show Notes • The iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr have been announced [via The Verge] • Here's a hot take review of the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max [via The Verge] • Apple illustrates the capabilities of their latest camera sensors [via YouTube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8piHkl3X8 • Google reveals Pixel 3 colors: mint, white, and black [via The Verge]   What's on your gear shelf? David: Fujifilm X-T3 [via Amazon] Brian: Loupedeck+ [via Amazon] Sharky: Dust-off Compressed Gas Duster [via Amazon]
53:00
September 20, 2018
Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera?
Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera? Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   August and September have been quite busy months for the camera industry. Whereas we've mostly become accustomed to hearing about new cameras and lenses from Sony, lately it has been Nikon, Canon, and Fujifilm who have been making waves. And you know what? We couldn't be happier! The fact of the matter is that competition is a great thing, especially for consumers. It requires manufacturers to be on their toes by offering innovative products, compete with pricing, and provide users with options. And with Sony cornering the market with full-frame mirrorless cameras for so long, having some real competition has been long overdue. So, we thought that it'd be fun to devote an entire episode to discussing what Canon and Fujifilm have just announced along with putting our ears to the ground around a possible new entrant with Panasonic. These are interesting times to be a photographer, that's for sure! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Canon Unveils the EOS R, Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera [via PetaPixel] • Fujifilm Unveils the X-T3 with a 26MP X-Trans Sensor and 4K/60p Video [via PetaPixel]   What's on your gear shelf? Sharky: V-Flat Black/White  [via B&H Photo] Brian: Aputure 120D LED Video Light + Light Dome [via Amazon]
53:36
September 11, 2018
Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer
Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Despite all odds, we've made it to our 40th episode and with that, an impossibly difficult-to-pronounce tuple. But, we persevered and are excited to have Mike Olbinski back as guest host! Aside from being a generally great dude, we asked Mike to come back because we wanted to spend an entire episode digging deep into the world of storm chasing photography and there isn't anyone else who we'd rather talk to about it than him. We cover a variety of subjects related to storm chasing, including how to make it into a business, what the competitive landscape of storm chasing looks like, and what is involved with locating and getting to a storm. It felt great to spend the episode focusing on this topic and we're sure you're going to find it as interesting as we did. To whet your appetite for the show, check out a small selection of Mike's storm photos, including this episode's Featured Photo (all used with permission), along with two FB Live videos that Mike shared while on-location at some storms. What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Tenba Reload SD 9 Card Wallet [via Amazon] Mike: VisibleDust Quasar Plus Sensor Loupe [via Amazon] Brian: DJI Mavic 2 Pro + Fly More Bundle [via Amazon]
54:38
September 4, 2018
Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead.
Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   You may have heard about a little camera announcement by a small camera company that rhymes with Mikon. In the off chance that you haven't heard, then all you need to do is listen to this episode. As an added bonus, we're thrilled to welcome Mike Olbinski back to the show! For those who don't remember, Mike was our very first guest back on Episode 10. Between Sharky, who is a Nikon shooter, Mike, a Canon shooter, and me, a Sony shooter, you can be sure that there are plenty of opinions being thrown around. Before you dig in, we want to make sure you take a minute to check out Mike's amazing work at his website. Be sure to take a few minutes to watch Mike's video, Pursuit, which just took Second Place at the Festival Internacional de Time Lapse! Congrats, Mike! https://vimeo.com/226958858 Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Nikon unveils the new Z-series full-frame mirrorless camera system [via PetaPixel] What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Hoodman H30MB HoodLoupe Outdoor LCD Viewfinder for 3.0" Screens [via Amazon] Brian: Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L [via Amazon] Mike: Unfortunately, Mike decided to choose a feature of a smartphone camera app and not an actual product. He's a rebel.
49:37
August 28, 2018
Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer
Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   The Skynet Camera Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from the creative photographic process. Skynet begins to learn HDR and Luminosity Masking at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the SD Card. Well, we've officially reached the point where AI is being used to judge photo contents. It had to happen someday and we welcome our robot overlords. But in all seriousness, building AI systems to serve as a complement to the creative process isn't all that bad! Now, before you grab your monitor and toss it at the wall in a fit of rage, take the time to listen to this episode and hear our take on it. We think it makes sense. While you're at it, let's also talk about whether taking photos of pedestrians' text messages counts as street photography. There's a lot to discuss, so pull up a chair and let's get to it. Show Notes • Is It Okay for Street Photographers to Take Photos of Private Messages? [via PetaPixel • Jeff Mermelstein is a F***ing Anthropologist [via PetaPixel] • Huawei Launches First Photo Contest Co-Judged by a Phone AI [via PetaPixel] • Huawei "Spark a RenAIssance Contest Photo Gallery [via Huawei]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: OP/TECH Rain Sleeve (2-Pack) [via Amazon] Brian: Shimoda Explore Accessory Case [via Amazon]
46:33
July 31, 2018
Ep. 037: Who Needs Copyright Protection?
Ep. 037: Who Needs Copyright Protection? Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Welcome to a new episode, friends! We've got one that'll make your blood boil a bit. Unless, of course, you don't care about copyright protection for photographers getting tossed into the garbage. Then, you may coast through this episode cool as a cucumber. But, our hunch is that this is a topic that's important to all of you. Our first story involves a judge who had a wildly dubious opinion on the use and enforcement of copyrighted photos, and whose ruling could have serious repercussions for photographers down the road. Fortunately, there has been no shortage of people blasting the judge for the myopic opinion. We'll see what happens there. Our second story is all about photographers doing dumb things and is sadly laced with some tragic news as a result. Still, we turn things around with a happy and cheery dose of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?", so all is well. We promise. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use [via PetaPixel] • Judge Rules Photographer Can Sue University Claiming 'Sovereign Immunity' in Copyright Case [via F-Stoppers] • Photographers Who Think The Rules Don't Apply To Them [via DIYPhotography] • 3 Travel Vloggers Killed After Plunging Off Waterfall [via PetaPixel] • Adventurers killed in Shannon Falls tragedy shared joys of travel online [via CBC News]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: JOBY GorillaPod 5K Kit. [via Amazon] Sharky: Nikon BS-1 Hot-shoe Protection Cap [via Amazon]
41:10
July 17, 2018
Ep: 036 - What You Crave
Ep. 036: What You Crave Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   There's something about this episode that is making us really hungry. Maybe it has something to do with our first story involving a photographer and White Castle's somewhat uncouth digital marketing team. But don't you worry. White Castle ended up doing right by the photographer and we're gonna talk about it, as well as our love for their sliders. Don't judge! Our next story involves a very sad tale about a photographer losing her 8-year-old website because of some bumbling errors committed by her hosting company. It's a terrible situation to be in and we really feel for Jenny, the author of this story. Dessert gets served up with a fresh portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" That rounds out episode 36 for Y'all. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes: • Photographer, Wasim Ahmad, shares his less-than-polite encounter with White Castle after they asked to use one of his photos on their Social Media accounts [via F-Stoppers] • Several months later, White Castle's VP of Marketing reaches out to make things right and we can all love their sliders once again [via F-Stoppers] • Photographer, Jenny Cruger, lost her website of eight years due to a bungling by her host company [via PetaPixel]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: JPEGMini Pro [via B&H Photo] Sharky: AFO Fire Ball [via Amazon]
41:30
July 3, 2018
Ep. 035: The Farce Awakens
Ep. 035: The Farce Awakens Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Be still our beating hearts. Could it be? Is this really a new episode of the No Name Photo Show? Alas, friends, it is! Before we dive in, Sharky and Brian would like to extend an especially heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to all of our listeners who wrote in, tweeted, or emailed hoping that the show wasn't canceled. The last six weeks have been challenging and rather than put out a subpar show, the hosts decided to take a hiatus. They go into very personal detail regarding what has been going on in their lives during the first half of this episode. Then, it's back to business as usual with a new photo story about a photographer who had her entire kit lost (read: stolen) while flying home. It's certainly a cautionary tale. And, of course, we wrap things up with a long overdue installment of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" We're so thrilled to be back and hope you enjoy this episode! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Sharky joined Frederick van Johnson for TWiP Episode 522 to discuss his personal and family bouts with depression, anxiety and suicide • Brian launched a new creative growth blog series called "Breaking the Block," where he shares his own personal details with battling inner demons. [via matiash.com] • A photographer had $13,000 in photo gear lost while flying on American Airlines [via PetaPixel] Suicide Prevention Resources: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline http://www.Crisistextline.org Text: HELP or any word 741741   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset [via Amazon] Sharky: Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 [via Amazon]
36:42
June 27, 2018
Ep. 034: Zoom Zoom
Ep. 034: Zoom Zoom Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   April showers bring May flowers, which also brings about the start of wedding season. Going with this theme of nuptials, Sharky and Brian have some stories that bring up interesting questions. The first story kicks off with a heaping dose of click-bait titling but makes some worthwhile points as you read through. Is wedding photography dead? Can anyone these days hope to make a living as a photographer? The second story deals with gear and can be a bit contentious. Brian and Sharky discuss one photographer's point of view of hating the 24-70mm lens for wedding photography. Are primes the way to go? Listen up to find out and be sure to check out our latest "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" installment. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Wedding photography is dead [via DIYPhotography] • A Rant On Why One Photographer Hates The 24-70 For Wedding Photography [via SLR Lounge] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1saneb9Pto0   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: TetherTools Jerkstopper [via Amazon] Brian: DJI Ronin M 3-Axis Gimbal [via Amazon]
39:41
May 15, 2018
Ep. 033: But You're a Portrait Shooter, Dude!
Ep. 033: But You’re a Portrait Shooter, Dude! Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   The internet is filled with people who go to amazing lengths to help others. And, it's also filled with people who tend to help themselves in the name of helping others. Suffice it to say that the topic got Brian in a lather. Fortunately, Sharky was there to balance things out. It's a solid conversation and we're always interested to hear your thoughts about it. We follow things up the recent out-of-nowhere news that SmugMug has acquired Flickr. Some acquisitions feel like the end user will never benefit but in this case, we're pretty certain that everyone will benefit. All that and a heaping portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" rounds out Episode 33! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • An Open Letter to @alexilubomirski [PetaPixel via the Wayback Machine] • SmugMug acquires Flickr [via SmugMug]     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Tripod Camping and Sports Stool [via Amazon] Brian: SmartLifeTime VSGO Full Frame Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning Swab [via Amazon]
39:23
May 8, 2018
Ep. 032: I'm Really A Catch
Ep. 032: I'm Really A Catch Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   We've got some great topics ready for you in this episode. Our first story comes from a Petapixel story covering a wonderful video by Jamie Windsor. In Jamie's video, he ties an interesting study called the Dunning-Gruger effect to the mentality of when bad photographers think they're good. What's wonderful is the way that Jamie approaches the subject and it makes for a great conversation that everyone can relate to. Our next topic is dedicated to those photographers looking to add a little extra passive income from their work. It's not about getting rich but it may make buying that new lens or taking that trip a bit easier on the wallet. All that and a fresh portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" round out Episode 32. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • When Bad Photographers Think They're Good [via PetaPixel]   • Why I Use Getty Images To Sell My Photos [via PetaPixel]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Tenba Protective Wrap Tools [via Amazon] Brian: Zeiss Lens Wipes [via Amazon]
34:08
April 20, 2018
Ep. 031: Mobile Killed the dSLR Star
Ep. 031: Mobile Killed the dSLR Star Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Greetings, friends, and welcome to a new episode! It seems that several times a year, some new app or accessory comes out and makes us think whether mobile photography could actually be a viable alternative or—gasp—replacement for traditional cameras. Mobile phone manufacturers certainly are spending millions upon millions of dollars in R&D and design all centered on that tiny camera sensor or lens (or lenses, depending on the phone you own). And of this, an entire industry of mobile camera accessories has been created, allowing photographers and videographers to eek out as much creative opportunity as possible from these pocket systems. That covers the first topic of the show. Next, Sharky and Brian discuss their views on whether it's important for photographers to manage their own blogs/websites. With so many people sharing work on social media, the question begging to be asked is, "is there a point to investing time and money to manage your own site?" It's a timely and important topic for sure. All that and a new installment of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" will call this episode complete. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Moment announces a Kickstarter campaign for their new mobile-only anamorphic lens, battery case, and filter holder system [via FStoppers] • Nisi announces a mobile-only ND, Soft ND, and Polarizer filter system. We can't deny it. It looks super cute. [via PetaPixel] • Do photographers really need a website in 2018? [via DIYPhotography] • Should photographers have blogs? [via FStoppers]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Insta360 One [via Amazon] Brian: WD My Passport Wireless SSD [via B&H
41:29
April 3, 2018
Ep. 030: Tuning Into Static
Ep. 030: Tuning Into Static Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Let's be honest with each other. A lot of what we call social media today has more to do with static than signal and it seems that it's harder than ever for photographers who are working to "make it" online. Being a great photographer barely takes care of the cover charge to get into the club. Now, you've got a performance charge and don't forget about the two drink minimum. All of this is to say that what some photographers have turned to in order to catch some moments in the limelight don't sound very sustainable in the long run. Some are ok with paying to get in front of large crowds. Others decide to cut their losses altogether and remove themselves from the social media sphere. In Episode 30, we're covering stories about both, so pull up a seat and stay a while. We've also got the smooth stylings of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" to close out the show. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • The rising "pay to be featured" economy on Instagram [via PetaPixel] • This woman went $10,000 into debt trying to get "Instagram Famous" [via PetaPixel] • Dave Morrow deletes his social media accounts with 1.5 million followers [via PetaPixel] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMKZa-yPvUA What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Tenba BYOB 10 Camera Insert [via Amazon] Brian: Fotodiox Wonderpana FreeArc Core System for the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 Lens [via Amazon]
38:48
March 27, 2018
Ep. 029: At a Camera Crossroad
Ep. 029: At a Camera Crossroad Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Episode 29 is coming at ya and we're talking about two hot-button topics: gear and piracy. Our first story has to do with the ongoing debate as to whether the days of the dSLR camera are numbered. After seeing mirrorless camera companies like Sony and Fuji dominate sales and aggressively release powerful and capable cameras, it's hard not to think that dSLRs are on their way out. Sales have been down and camera companies like Canon and Nikon have been slow to release innovative new products. Still, we wouldn't count either of them out of the fight just yet. Our next topic comes from F-Stoppers and photographer, Elia Locardi. After seeing their highly-produced premium videos get pirated and distributed via BitTorrents, these guys decided to shine a light on the negative impacts of stealing software by releasing their own torrented tutorial. The act itself was pretty brilliant and it gave us a lot to discuss. As if that isn't enough, we round things out with a new "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" and call it good. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • This article doesn't just ask, it tells you: The death of the dSLR is near. Sort of like Nostradamus of the photography world [via PetaPixel] • The gang at F-Stoppers shares their experience of pirating their own tutorial video. It's brilliant! [via F-Stoppers]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Portable anti-reflection Lenskirt [via Amazon] Brian: Lensbaby Trio 28 [via Amazon]
38:22
March 20, 2018
Ep. 028: Mind the Bunny Ears
Ep. 028: Mind the Bunny Ears Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Have you ever read a story about some of the "not-so-smart" things that photographers have done and just shake your head incredulously? So have we! And that's what today's episode is all about. We're covering two stories about photographers who may not have exercised good judgment in one way or another and what the response has been as a result. In our first story, we discuss a photographer, Mercer Harris, and his choice of pairing little ducklings and bunnies with infants and toddlers for his annual Easter shoots. While this, in and of itself, may cause you to look sideways, the public response has been despicable. Our next story involves 64-year-old photographer, Michael Warnock, and 22-year-old model, Chelsea Guerra, who pled guilty to holding a nude photo shoot in the morning at, get this, a strip mall. Alas, this is what some forms of normal looks like these days, folks. So, we've got all that and a fresh portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" to round things out. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Photographer received death threats for using ducklings and bunnies in photo shoot [via PetaPixel] • Photographer and model plead guilty to nude shoot at busy strip mall [via PetaPixel] • Cover photo by Hans Eiskonen [via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Giotto Rocket Air Blaster [via Amazon] Brian: Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp [via Amazon]
31:36
March 13, 2018
Ep. 027: The Best Social is True Social
Ep. 027: The Best Social is True Social Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   There's another social network making waves and you may have heard about it. The darling platform of late is called Vero and there has been a recent influx of photographers moving over for the prospect of no ads and no algorithms. Vero claims that their business model will be built atop a subscription fee (beyond the first million users, who get free lifetime membership). Time will tell what happens here and Brian and Sharky share their experiences using the app. Our second topic brings to fruition a prediction that we made way back in Episode 007. In that episode, Brian predicted that we'll start to see more camera technology incorporating intelligence to aid photographers. Sure enough, Canon has answered the charge. All that and a fresh batch of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" to wrap this up. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • While Vero has been around for a bit, it has recently gained serious traction with photographers. Check it out for yourselves. [iOS and Android] • Canon announces the 470EX-AI, the world's first strobe with built-in intelligence [via PetaPixel]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Mac Sports Utility Wagon [via Amazon] Brian: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye [via Amazon]
33:10
February 27, 2018
Ep. 026: A Jack of All Trades and Master of None
Ep. 026: A Jack of All Trades and Master of None Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   We're thrilled to welcome our next guest to the show. If you've ever had your jaw hit the ground after seeing some particularly stunning macro photos of snowflakes, odds are they were taken by Don Komarechka. Don is the consummate photographer, equally passionate about the art of photography as much as the science behind it. And, Don is the perfect person to join us as we discuss the topic of niches and what role they play in developing your brand. Don lends some very keen insight here, given his extensive knowledge of the topic. Next, we segue to a murkier conversation about the perils of sharing your photos on social media. What counts as "Fair Use" these days and is it possible to unwittingly find yourself in trouble by sharing someone else's photo. It's a great conversation and we think you're going to love it. And just in case all of that wasn't enough, we've also got a fresh batch of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" to tide you over until suppertime. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Let's start by welcoming our guest, the wonderful Don Komarechka. You can also subscribe to his wonderful podcast, Photo Geek Weekly. And be sure to check out the episodes where Brian and Sharky were Don's "co-pilots". • We discuss the evolution of how most photographers start out as generalists and eventually settle into gaining a deeper understanding of the area(s) they are most passionate about • Nieman Labs brings up an important court case that will determine whether embedding someone else's photo on your website could be a copyright violation. [via Nieman Lab] • Zack Arias interviews Unsplash CEO, Mikael Cho, to discuss the very real dangers that the photo-sharing site is creating [via Dedpxl]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Don:
46:04
February 20, 2018
Ep. 025: Welcome to the First Quarter Quell
Ep. 025: Welcome to the First Quarter Quell Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Welcome to Episode 25, everyone! That's probably 24 more episodes in the can than both hosts expected, but who's counting? The stories covered in this episode share the theme of branding and how some photographers choose to market their brands. Our first story involves a photographer whose brand is used to limelight and controversy. We're talking, of course, about Peter Lik and the recent confirmation that he had composited a recent super moon photo even though his initial description made no such claim. The second story comes from a video shared by Youtuber and photographer, Jessica Kobeissi. Despite billing herself as a professional photographer and resource, she made the tragic—and rookie—mistake of no maintaining any sort of backup for her work. So, when her sole external hard drive crashed while traveling, she had to cough up $4,000 to recover the data. How does this even happen anymore, people? All that and a fresh dose of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Jared Polin receives email confirmation from Peter Lik's "people" about "Moonlit Dreams" being a composite [via PetaPixel] • F-Stoppers first shared an extensive look at the dubious inference of the photo being a single exposure [via F-Stoppers YouTube] • The photo post on Peter Lik's website now shows up with a 404 error. Womp womp. [via lik.com] • Youtuber and photographer, Jessica Kobeissi, has to spend $4000 to recover lost data [via YouTube]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Tenba Heavy Bag [via Tenba] Brian: Really Right Stuff Ultra Pocket 'Pod [via RRS]
32:05
February 13, 2018
Ep. 024: You Can Go Liquify This
Ep. 024: You Can Go Liquify This Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Welcome back, friends! The past few years have been brought about an important and thoughtful need for change around accepting people for who they are and as they are. Messages about the importance of body-positivity can be seen spreading everywhere, and today's girls and young women need to hear it more than ever. We continue to see onslaughts of preened and manicured photo streams, showcasing picture-perfect moments taken at picture-perfect locations and including picture-perfect bodies. All of this has taken a toll on today's youth, so when a company like CVS decides to take action by banning the use of photoshop on any beauty product photos, it deserves to be recognized. Sadly, not everyone has gotten the memo, and we talk about that, too. Next up, Brian and Sharky share thoughts and best practices to keep in mind when considering joining a photography workshop. There are plenty of amazing ones out there... and just as many "not-amazing" ones, too. We'll help you figure out one from the other. Finally, a new dose of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" to make your day. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • CVS bans photoshop in its beauty product photos [via PetaPixel] • Vanity Fair makes an oopsie by giving Oprah an extra hand [via PetaPixel] • A wedding photographer fat-shames her clients on social media [via F-Stoppers] • Photographer Sean King tragically dies from noxious fume inhalation while leading a photo workshop [via PetaPixel] • Post cover photo [Joao Silas via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Camera LCDs [via Amazon] Brian: Eyelead Sensor Cleaning Kit [via
38:10
February 6, 2018
Ep. 023: These Go To 11
Ep. 023: These Go To 11 Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   For those about to rock, we salute you. That is, of course, you plan on rocking out at a Jack White concert with your mobile device. In that case, you're out of luck. More and more, musicians are clamping down on the prolific use of smartphones at live events. Concertgoers who wish to nab some photos or a quick video to remember the event are out of luck, so Brian and Sharky discuss whether the new policy is too far-reaching. Next up, the hosts build on some topics brought up in Episode 20 with Colby Brown. With all of the algorithms in place at Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that determine which of your shared content will get shown, is it even possible for emerging photographers to make a dent with their brands? All that and, you guessed it, a fresh heaping scoop of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" round out this episode. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Make sure to check out the awesome giveaway that Sharky is holding [via LensShark] • Jack White bans mobile devices from his concerts [via DIY Photography] • Are boutique social platforms, like Ello, viable alternatives to Facebook and Instagram? [via DIY Photography] • Post cover photo [Noiseporn via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Fotodiox Pro 5-in-1 Reflector [via Amazon] Brian: Pocket Tripod
34:43
January 30, 2018
Ep. 022: No Tripod For You
Ep. 022: No Tripod For You Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   You know what we love? Whenever we hear from our audience about the topics covered (or suggested topics). We're super lucky to have a wonderful band of listeners and when one of you shares feedback, we take it seriously. Such is the case with the first segment of our show. After listening to Episode 20 with our guest, Colby Brown, DCraig left a comment with some insight and poignant questions about training your competition and the overcrowding of the photography space. We really liked what he had to say and decided to expand on it here. Like we said, we LOVE hearing from you, so don't hesitate from actively engaging on our posts. Next up, Sharky and Brian cover a rather contentious policy change at Zion National Park. While it won't affect general tourists and photographers, it will have a serious impact on commercial projects, like photo workshops. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • We open our show by responding to an in-depth comment left by listener, DCraig, from Episode 20 [via NNPS] • In an unfortunate blow to photographers who want to lead workshops in Zion National Park, you better not rely on a tripod [via PetaPixel] • Sharky wonders whether a low profile surface, like the Platypod Pro, could be a viable alternative [via Amazon]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: PacSafe Anti-theft Camera Bag Protection System [via Amazon] Brian: Heat 3 Smart Layer System Gloves [via Outdoor Photo Gear]
35:37
January 23, 2018
Ep. 021: Capturing All The Things
Ep. 021: Capturing All The Things Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   There are all sorts of shenanigans going on in the photo industry these days and we're gonna cover some of it in this episode. To start, Brian and Sharky bring up a thoughtful article about whether we, as photographers, are experiencing an over-sharing epidemic. While the title of this PetaPixel article may be a bit melodramatic, there are some reasonable points that author, Caleb Kerr, makes about our tendency to want to capture everything happening at every moment and from every angle. While the crux of Caleb's article stems from 360-degree cameras, we feel that it can be applied to other forms of image and video capture. Next, your hosts cover a peculiar story about Canon EMEA using a clearly composited photo with a large component coming from a photo taken by Elia Locardi. There are a lot of moving parts to this one, so definitely give it a listen. Finally, we've got another solid entry in our "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" series. Enjoy! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Writing for PetaPixel, Brendan Kerr asks whether we're currently experiencing an over-capturing epidemic [via PetaPixel] • F-Stoppers broke the story of Canon Italy and Spain using a partially stolen photo on their Instagram Profiles [via F-Stoppers] • The offending photographer, Greg Paul Miller, composited a portion of Elia Locardi's photo and shared it on Unsplash. His account has since been deleted but we have a screenshot: https://www.nonamephotoshow.com/episode021/ • Canon's response has been seriously odd and lacking any sort of humility [via PetaPixel] • Post cover photo [Drew Hays via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: WD My Passport Wireless Pro 4TB [via Amazon] Sharky: Rosco Matte Black Cinefoil [via Amazon
34:47
January 16, 2018
Ep. 020: The Intersection of Photography and Social Media
Ep. 020: The Intersection of Photography and Social Media Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Here we are! A new year, a new episode (#20!) and a new guest. With all the resolutions and goals that photographers make, we thought it'd be a great time to dive into the role that social media plays with how we share our work and build our brands. To help bring that conversation to life, we're thrilled to introduce our next guest host, Colby Brown! Usually, each episode consists of two topics but because there was so much great chatter about how social media affects today's photographers, we decided to devote the entire show to it. If you've been looking for ways to help improve how you utilize social media with your photography, definitely listen to this show. And don't you worry... we've also got a fresh portion of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" waiting to be served up. Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Thank you to our show sponsor, Gulf Photo Plus Photo Week 2018. Save 15% off registration with code NONAMEDUBAI • We're pleased to welcome our next guest host, Colby Brown [Website | The Giving Lens] • One of the key topics discussed is a photographer's ability to leverage a large social media following and that isn't always as easy as it sounds • Brian mentions that he uses Buffer as a service that schedules his social media posts in advance [via Buffer] • The hosts discuss the importance of understanding who your audience is and how to effectively reach them • Post cover photo [Clem Onojeghuo via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Colby: Kahtoola MICROSpikes [via Amazon] Brian: Tile Sport [via Amazon] Sharky: PhotoPills
55:37
January 9, 2018
Ep. 019: Happy Days Ahead
Ep. 019: Happy Days Ahead Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Alas, friends, we have reached the final episode of 2017. The rate at which this show has grown since we first kicked things off in August still boggles our minds and we can't thank all of you enough. Seriously, all of you listeners drive us to put out the best show possible every week because we understand that the most precious resource you have is time and we want you to feel that it is well spent. As we continue growing into 2018 and beyond, we'd love to ask you for another 90 seconds of your time by filling out this user survey. This information is very helpful in letting us understand who our audience is and your participation is greatly appreciated. Ok, onto the show! Our first topic was inspired by a poll that Sharky created on his Instagram stories (follow Sharky and Brian on IG), where he asked how people felt about their photography pursuits in 2017. The results were surprising enough for us to want to dig deeper in. We then follow that up with the bit of news making the rounds regarding Apple and their intentional throttling of older iPhone speeds. Is it warranted? Do these class action lawsuits filed against Apple have merit? Listen up to find out! Finally, we put a bow on our final episode of the year with a fresh portion of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Don't forget to take 90 seconds and complete our Annual listener survey. We greatly appreciate it! [via Libsyn] • Sharky was curious about whether 2017 was a good year for people's photography pursuits. The results were surprising! • Brian mentioned that 2017 was the weakest year for photography in almost 10 years. However, he did discuss some of his 2018 resolutions [via matiash.com] • The original Reddit thread that ultimately resulted in Apple making an official statement acknowledging intentional throttling of iPhone processor clock speeds [via reddit.com] • That thread led to an informative Geekbench article, which clearly illustrated Apple's throttling of iPhone
35:10
December 27, 2017
Ep. 018: Do What Is Great
Ep. 018: Do What Is Great Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Just because you can doesn't mean that you should. "What the heck are these jokers even talking about?" is something that you reasonably may be asking yourselves regarding that statement, right? So let us tell you. Let's say you have the ability to share 100 photos with your audience at the same time, should you? Photo sharing site, 500px, doesn't think so. In fact, they've taken steps to actively restrict how many photos you can share (with a free account) and we applaud them for it. Listen up to understand why. We follow this up with a tough topic as it relates to major photo blog sites and whether they're doing more harm than good under the guise of being "journalists" and "news sources". Heavy stuff, right? Well, let's lighten that load with another solid installment of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" and call it good. High fives all around! Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS! Show Notes • Photo sharing site, 500px, restricts the number of daily photo shares for its free accounts [via PetaPixel] • The hosts debate whether major sites like PetaPixel, FStoppers, DPReview, and others should be held to journalistic standards if they want to be considered news sources • Post cover photo [Martin Shreder via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Cam Caddie Scorpion Stabilizing Handle [via Amazon] Brian: Belkin SurgePlus Mini Travel Power Adapter [via Amazon]
36:48
December 19, 2017
Ep. 017: Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Ep. 017: Stop, Collaborate and Listen Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Ok, cool. Now that we got that song stuck in your head for the next day or two, we can begin. We've got a solid episode for you folks because it's time for another Guest Host Tuesday! For today's episode, please welcome photographer and photo coach extraordinaire, Matt Kloskowski! Matt has an extensive history teaching photography and we couldn't think of a better person to join us. Actually, our first topic is directly based off of one of his blog posts, so there definitely isn't anyone better to be here with us. We're going to start off with a simple question: Is there a Lightroom replacement? With the noise surrounding Adobe's updates to Lightroom a few months back, you're seeing a number of companies vie to fill that gap for people who are abandoning ship. But seriously. Is it really that bad and, if so, can any other product fill those shoes? We follow that meaty topic up with a healthy debate around photo critiques and whether they're still relevant (Spoiler: they absolutely are). All that, a bag of chips, and a heaping of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" make up Episode 17. Enjoy! Show Notes • We're thrilled to welcome our next guest host, Matt Kloskowski. Check out his fantastic training systems for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and ON1 Photo Raw [via MattK.com] • Our first topic is directly based off of a post that Matt recently shared about whether there are any true Lightroom alternatives [via MattK.com] • Despite the nominal performance boost, both Brian and Sharky agree that Lightroom is still their primary choice because there isn't time to learn a new ecosystem • Several alternatives, including Luminar, ON1 Photo Raw, and Capture One are considered • Finally, the hosts share experiences giving and receiving critiques and reaffirm why they're still so important • Post cover photo ["My Life Through A Lens" via Unsplash]     What's On Your Gear Shelf?
41:40
December 12, 2017
Ep. 016: It's Not the Size of Your Sensor...
Episode 016: It's Not the Size of Your Sensor... Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   We're covering all the bases related to gear in this episode. No camera, computer or piece of software is safe! To start things off, Sharky and Brian discuss whether there is enough justification for upgrading from one camera to a new version within the same family. For example are there enough compelling reasons to upgrade from the Sony a7R II to the a7R III? What about a Canon 5D Mark III to the Mark IV? Lots of juicy stuff there. Next, the hosts field a question left by a reader of Brian's blog about whether more photographers are moving from Mac to Windows. All that and a fresh, heaping portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" round out Episode 16. Enjoy and please share! Show Notes • Brian brings up the recent results of the Sony a7R III by DxOMARK [via DxOMark] • Brian also mentions a video by Tech YouTuber, MKBHD, where he does a great job of explaining DxOMark [via YouTube] • The hosts then segue to a comment left on Brian's blog about whether there is a trend of switching from Apple to Windows [via Matiash.com] • Post cover photo [Lilly Rum via Unsplash]     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket [via Amazon] Brian: Tripp-Lite UPS Battery Backup [via Amazon]
32:07
December 5, 2017
Ep. 015: Pretty. Ugly. and Hashtag AskNNPS
Episode 015: Pretty. Ugly. and Hashtag AskNNPS Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   It's sorta wild that we've made it to Episode 15! You could say we've quindecupled our episode output. In this episode, your hosts tackle a story recently shared on PetaPixel about a photographer who used a national home improvement store location as the set for a photo shoot. The results turned out beautiful but there were some larger questions about whether it should have happened in the first place that we wanted to bring up. It's a solid story and we think you'll enjoy it. That's followed by the first in what we're hoping is a growing series that we're calling #AskNNPS. We received a thoughtful question via Twitter from a listener and we felt it was certainly worth a segment on the show. We're hoping that you take advantage of this by tweeting us your own questions or topics using #AskNNPS. We'll happily cover our favorites, so keep the suggestions coming! Show Notes • Our first story begins with a post that the original photographer and post author, Jenna Martin, shared [via PetaPixel] • Sharky brought up that the story had been shared over 53,000(!) times since recording. It has been re-shared over 59,000 times as of drafting this post. • The story had also been picked up by global news outlets, including in the UK [via the Daily Mail] • While we shared our thoughts on the matter, we both agreed that Jenna is a helluva photographer and we would like to share her amazing underwater photography [via Jenna Martin Photography] • The hosts then segue to the first in a new series called #AskNNPS. Show listener, Martin Greenaway, tweeted to the hosts about their thoughts on upgrading to a new camera system after outgrowing an existing entry-level setup [via Twitter] • Post cover photo [Dayne Topkin via Unsplash]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: DJI Osmo Mobile Stabilizer [via Amazon]
33:24
November 28, 2017
Ep. 014: Hear Me Roar
Episode 014: Hear Me Roar Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Are you sitting down? No? Ok, we'll give you a minute to find a suitable place to park yourself because Episode 14 is a powder keg. We've been wanting to cover the topic of women in photography since the first episode but we knew we wanted to have a particular person as a guest host. That person is none other than the incomparable Tamara Lackey and we are positively thrilled to have her join us! Tamara, Sharky, and Brian tackle the issues and disparities surrounding female photographers who work just as hard as men but often have to deal with the crap that sadly comes with a predominantly male industry. It's a really strong segment and we're sure you're going to enjoy it a lot. Because we spent so much time on that topic, our second topic is much shorter but it has to do with managing photo shoot requests from family and friends. Finally, we'd never let you go without a solid edition of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?” Show Notes • Tamara, Sharky, and Brian kick things off by referencing a variety of stories and posts that highlight the disparity between male and female photographers in the professional industry. • The hosts bring up the debacle with the Nikon Asia D850 launch [via PetaPixel] • In response to that, Tamara shared a wonderful and thoughtful post shortly after this story broke [via Facebook] • She also shared a blog post with more insights into what female photographers deal with on a consistent basis [via tamaralackey.com] • Brian brings up a post by former co-host, Nicole S. Young, where she catalogs the male/female makeup of each major ambassador program, showing the wild disparity [via nicolesy.com] • We also want to make sure all of you know that Tamara has a new book, The Portrait Shoot Playbook, coming out very soon, so be sure to check it out! [via tamaralackey.com]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Tamara: 
45:34
November 21, 2017
Ep. 013: A Copyright Thief in the Night
Episode 013: A Copyright Thief in the Night Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   It's a good thing that Episode 13 isn't airing on a Friday, eh? Get it? Because of Friday the... yeah. You get it. All jokes aside, we're genuinely stupefied over our first story. A guy who uses someone's copyright protected photo without licensing actually takes umbrage with the photographer for suing him—and winning. How do these things still happen in 2017? Oh well. Hopefully, lessons have been learned and we can grow from here. Our second topic covers the ethics of photographing vulnerable people. It's a topic that Brian and Sharky were excited to discuss because it truly is an interesting conversation to have and worth pondering for yourselves. Show Notes • Instead of adding our own colorful commentary to introduce this story, we're just going to paste the title of the actual article because it does the job perfectly: "INTERNET “ENTREPRENEUR” SHOCKED THAT COPYRIGHT OWNER SUED HIM FOR STEALING THEIR WORK" [via DIYPhotography] • Brian and Sharky bring up the importance of US-based photographers registering their photos [via US Copyright Office] • Sharky mentions photographer Jack Reznicki, who is the co-author of The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age [via Amazon] • The hosts then segue to their second topic inspired by a recent PetaPixel article about photographing vulnerable people. No matter where you stand, this is something worth thinking about. [via PetaPixel] • Brian brings up his experiences leading a workshop in Nicaragua with The Giving Lens [via Matiash.com]     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger [via Amazon] Brian: Peak Design Capture Pro Clip [via Amazon]
37:54
November 14, 2017
Ep. 012: Pretty. Boring.
Episode 012: Pretty. Boring. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   We take the requests of our wonderful audience very seriously, so when you ask for a specific guest host to join us, we deliver. That's just how we roll. And so, Episode 012 finds us with our second guest host: the incomparable Nicole S. Young (aka Nicolesy)! In this episode, your three hosts tackle a topic that cuts close to the bone with today's state of photography and social media. Can there be too many gorgeous photos out there? If so, what does one need to do to stand apart from the crowd? It's a serious topic and one that we're thrilled to have Nicole weigh in on. The next topic comes hot on the heels of the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. Both Brian and Nicole were in attendance and Sharky raises the question as to whether it pays (literally and figuratively) for photographers to invest in attending a photo expo. All that plus a triple dose of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" rounds out the episode. Show Notes ◦ Nicole found a great article thoughtfully discussing the commoditization of stunning photography on social media. It's a great read and worth serious consideration [via The Field] ◦ Sharky brings up photo trends that had their 15 minutes of fame and then fizzled out, like spinning steel wool. Brian shares his first and only experience photographing this in San Francisco:   • Nicole and Brian share their experiences attending the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York City • Sharky questions the need for a photographer to attend an expo as opposed to spending the money on gear • Nicole recommends taking the money normally spent to attend an expo and spend it on a workshop with a photographer that you greatly admire • All three hosts unanimously agree that they'd love to attend Martin Bailey's Japan Snow Monkeys workshop [via Martin Bailey Workshops]     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Nicole: Bumblejax Acrylic Block Prints [via
44:33
November 7, 2017
Ep. 011: THAT Big Fat Greek Wedding
Episode 011: THAT Big Fat Greek Wedding Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   I love the smell of a new episode in the morning. Our 11th installment kicks off with a good ol', wholesome story of a newlywed couple whose NSFW stunt ruined wedding plans for a bunch of other couples. It's another example of why we can't have nice things (check out Episode 005 for more on that). Brian and Sharky clearly have their thoughts on the matter and, as you'd expect, they weren't afraid to lay it out. In an effort to calm things down, Sharky changes the subject to remind Brian about how he failed at implementing a true mobile photography strategy on his recent trip to Grand Teton National Park. Oh, and Brian has a retraction to issue. It's hunting season for Brian, we guess! All that and a new "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" round out this week's episode. Show Notes • A newlywed couple figured it'd be all good if they took a lewd photo of themselves with the religiously devout Greek island of Rhodes in the background and, well, the locals didn't take too kindly. [NSFW via DIYPhotography] • The hosts notice that this is clearly a trend with other similarly offensive incidents occurring at other historic and culturally sensitive areas [NSFW Example 01 and NSFW Example 02 both via DIYPhotography] • Sensing that Brian needed a pick-me-up, Sharky thought it'd be a good idea to see how successful Brian was with his mobile photo strategy during a recent road trip. (Spoiler: he failed completely) [Listen to Episode 006 for more context] • After Brian's wife, Nicolesy, listened to Episode 009, she had a different account of their encounter with a photographer at the historic barns on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. She made Brian issue a retraction and, like a good and fearful husband, he does as he's told.   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Brian: Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp [via
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October 31, 2017
Ep. 010: A Tale of Two Lightrooms
Episode 010: A Tale of Two Lightrooms Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Alas, double digits and it feels so good! We've got something special in store for this milestone: our first guest host! From the get go, our goal has been to introduce guests because... guests are cool and cool guests are even cooler. But unlike many other shows that make the episode about the guest, our goal is to bring on guests who become part of the show. So with that, we're thrilled to introduce wedding photographer and the Storm Whisperer himself, Mike Olbinski, to join us for this episode! Fortunately, Adobe made some seriously big announcements with their Lightroom road map last week that provided more than enough fodder for our trio to discuss. Finally, each of our hosts share some pivotal moments from their lives that fundamentally changed their professional directions and led them to become full time, working photographers. All that plus a triple dose of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" make up Episode 10! Show Notes • Brian and Sharky are thrilled to announce the show's very first guest host, Mike Olbinski. Aside from being a helluva wedding photographer, Mike is also one of the best storm chasers out there and has created some of the most visually stunning time lapse videos that your eyes have ever seen. Seriously, clean your floor because your jaws are about to be hitting them pretty hard. [Vimeo] • Now that you've had a chance to lift your jaws back up and wipe the mess you made on the ground, we can move onto the lil' bit of news coming out of Adobe's camp. In addition to a slew of major updates to their Creative Cloud ecosystem, the company announced a "new" version of Lightroom dubbed "Lightroom CC" with the existing implementation renamed with the lovely moniker, "Lightroom Classic." As you can imagine, this caused a lot of confusion and even more ire with the legion of photographers hoping for a more substantial update. [via the always wonderful Julieanne Kost on the Adobe Blog] • Mike and Sharky weigh in on these changes and lament about how much they wish Lightroom's initial culling experience was faster, similar to what Photo Mechanic provides. [Camera Bits] • After much hullabaloo, the hosts shift gears by recalling some of their more pivotal experiences that led them to leave their existing careers to pursue photography as a primary profession
41:47
October 24, 2017
Ep. 009: Manners Maketh Man
Episode 009: Manners Maketh Man Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   We're so close to double-digit episodes, we can taste it... and it tastes GOOD! In this episode, Brian refers to a recent experience he had with another photographer during a road trip to Grand Teton National Park. It promoted both hosts to talk about the etiquette—or, sometimes, lack thereof—that photographers should consider having. Being nice and paying it forward should just be a natural thing that good photographers, and people, do. This allows Sharky and Brian to segue to a story about a new addition to "Leave No Trace" principles while visiting natural locations with your camera. Nosh on that and then come back for a heaping portion of "What's on your gear shelf?" You'll feel full in no time.   Show Notes • Brian and Sharky share stories about photographers who treat every shoot like a competition and the act of helping another person out with information must be protected at all costs • Brian recounts a particularly frustrating story while visiting Mt. Ranier National Park with photographer, Matt Kloskowski. [visit mattk.com] • Sharky shares experiences from his photojournalism days and how some gigs were put in jeopardy because of others acting stupidly • The hosts use their stories as a means to introduce the 7 principles of the Leave No Trace Center [source] • A story was posted where an eighth principle has been proposed, urging people not to share photos from natural locations for fear of future damage [via GearJunkie]     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: LensCoat RainCoat Pro [via Amazon] Brian: G-Technology G-Drive ev ATC [via Amazon]
34:25
October 17, 2017
Ep. 008: Why Doesn't IG Love Me?
Episode 008: Why Doesn’t IG Love Me? Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Ok, ok. We admit it. Episode 8 comes out of the gate a little hot but what can we say? Brian has a short fuse when it comes to the whiny and entitled crap that some photographers cry about. Like it or not but there is no democracy with sharing your photos online and, well, this one article put Brian in the red. Fortunately, Sharky was there to even things out and calm the tides with his patently awful "Dad Jokes." Hey, you keep asking for them and we're not the sort of folks who say, "no," to the wishes of our dear audience. The second half of the show turns gears onto a seriously unfortunate event where a wedding photographer spaced out and left his backpack with his camera on an NYC subway car. Yikes. All that and a fresh serving of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" will call Episode 8 done. Show Notes • A recent article by Baber Afzal grinds Brian's gears when the author complains that major Instagram hubs only share the work of other super-popular photographers and not of lesser-known creators. [via DIY Photography] • Sharky takes a moment to sneak in his IG follower count. Brian had to follow suit. • Sharky and Brian begin laying out the problems of today's generation of creatives who have a misplaced sense of entitlement. • Brian then moves the show onto the second topic where photographer, Kurt Sneddon, spaced out and left his backpack with his camera on an NYC subway car. Oh, and the camera had the only copy of a wedding event in it. [via DIY Photography] • Sharky and Brian continue on by sharing some of their strategies for backing up photos on the fly and when returning home     What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG IS HSM Lens for Nikon [via B&H Photo and Video] Brian: Silica Gel Packs [via Amazon]
31:08
October 10, 2017
Ep. 007: Shaken, Not Stirred
Episode 007 - Shaken, Not Stirred Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Episode 7 serves as a bit of a help group session for Sharky and Brian as they look inward to their feeling about Adobe Lightroom's performance. They laughed, they yelled, they cried (silently and when no one was looking) as both recounted stories of untold minutes and hours wasted while their current photo manager and editor of choice chugged along. Alternative products were brought up and excuses were made as to why they couldn't switch. It was emotional. Fortunately, everything turned around and the duo saw the rainbow as the topic shifted to what the current trends in photo and tech seem to be. Brian pulled out all the stops with his fortune telling abilities to share what he believes will be the next major innovation in the photography space. All that and another heaping portion of "What's On Your Gear Shelf" makes up Episode 007. Show Notes • The show kicks off with Sharky recounting all the times he has pleaded for Adobe to do something about the performance issues that are glaring with the current iteration of Lightroom • A bunch of alternative were tossed into the ring—like ON1 Photo Raw, Capture One Pro, MacPhun Luminar, and Photo Mechanic, but Brian brought up that he doesn't have the time to relearn an entirely new program while also ensuring a smooth migration of his entire photo catalog • The hosts are hopeful for some relief in the form of a major update to Lightroom announced at Adobe MAX • After a healthy dose of lamentation, Brian and Sharky change gears to discuss trending technologies in the photo space and things are looking very cool • Brian is hedging his bet that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a big role in making cameras smarter by allowing them to analyze the scene being shot and make adjustments accordingly to improve the output • Brian also recounts his time working on the Google Photos team and the importance of their Auto Enhance feature. [via AdWeek] • Sharky believes that there will be greater demand for manual lenses, given how easy they have become to adapt to most camera mounts
47:30
October 3, 2017
Ep. 006: Is There a Cure for GAS?
Episode 006: Is There a Cure for GAS? Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), that is. Why? Where did your minds go? In any event, Brian and Sharky kick off Episode 6 with a healthy discussion about power editing on the go using a tablet instead of a laptop. There have been some great advancements in mobile hardware and software, but is it a truly viable laptop replacement? Speaking of gear, that segues us into the second topic of the show brought on by Sharky. He has a serious concern that many photographers have a major case of GAS FOMO (you look it up). Is it possible to have too much gear? Is there really such a thing? All that plus a healthy does of What's On Your Gear Shelf?" is what you get for Episode 6.   Show Notes Brian's going on a road trip to Grand Tetons and Rocky Mountain National Parks and is seriously considering whether he can use his iPad Pro instead of his MacBook Pro laptop to backup, cull, and edit photos Sharky talks about why he thinks Photo Mechanic is an excellent tool for sports photographers and photojournalists who have to quickly cull through huge numbers of photos [Camera Bits] Brian and Sharky show their age by reminiscing about old photo tech by Epson Sharky questions whether it's worth going into debt to get new gear and Brian expands on that but asking how much gear does a photographer really need? The duo then talks about whether there is something to on-brand vs off-brand lenses (Canon/Nikon/Sony versus Sigma/Tamron)   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Black Rapid Sport Breathe Shoulder Sling [via Amazon] Brian: Hot Shoe Spirit Level Cube [via Amazon]
36:50
September 26, 2017
Ep. 005: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Episode 005:  This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!   Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show!   Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow).   Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)   Show Notes The show kicks off on an edgy note with Brian expressing some rage over the massive fires currently burning through Oregon's Columbia River Gorge as a result of some punk kids setting off fireworks [via Willamette Week] Brian also expresses his wish that these kids would be charged as adults for the devastation they caused This leads Sharky to bring up the role that social media is playing here with photographers and personalities constantly seeking glory Some unfortunate and reckless events brought up were the Russian model hanging off of a Dubai skyscraper with no safety ropes [via PetaPixel] and a photographer who was fined $3200 for crashing his drone into Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Hot Spring [via PetaPixel], just to name a few Turning things around, Brian and Sharky talk about Apple's big keynote event where new gear was announced, including the upcoming iPhone X [via Apple] Brian also brings up the striking timing of a story where a photographer used an iPhone to create an expansive series of portraits used by Time Magazine [via PetaPixel]   What's On Your Gear Shelf? Sharky: Gaffer Power gaffer tape [via Amazon] Brian: Really Right Stuff MTX Multi-Tool [via B&H Photo and Video]
36:45
September 19, 2017
Ep. 004: You Better Have Nice Feet!
Episode 004 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)
50:07
September 12, 2017
Ep. 003: Let's Meet at the Galactic Center
Episode 003 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)
46:08
September 5, 2017
Ep. 002: It Crawls for a Reason
Episode 002 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)
49:51
August 29, 2017
Ep. 001: Origin Story
Episode 001 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Thank you for listening to the No Name Photo Show! Connect with Brian Matiash and Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @NoNamePhotoShow). Did we mention SUBSCRIBE?!!! Please? ;)
45:47
August 23, 2017