Co-Host of Everyday Photography, Every Day
Suzanne Fritz-Hanson is a collaborator, a creative-problem-solver, a scrappy-maker-of-things-to-happen, a practiced-question-asker, a silly-dance-choreographer and a lover of hyphens... also, she's a Senior Creative Director at an experience marketing agency. Instead of a traditional print or digital advertising, she works with brands to merge physical and digital elements: "phydigital". "I love the power of a great image that captures more than a visual record and instead can tell an entire story. I love the constraints of photography and simultaneously appreciate the technological advancements that have democratized and advanced the medium."
Suzanne Fritz-Hanson has hosted 130 Episodes.
37: The Way to Give Photographs as Gifts
8 December 2018 | 21 mins 34 secs
Giving art as a gift is always a dicey business; at the same time, there's nothing better than handmaking a personal present. Somewhere in there is the sweet spot: we also talk about size (it matters).
36: The Presumption of Truth
4 December 2018 | 12 mins 49 secs
art, crafts, creativity, photography
Strong opinions, weakly held. Perhaps we shouldn't presume photographs are so true...
35: Zen Your Photography
2 December 2018 | 15 mins 50 secs
So much of what we see is unconscious. This is generally a good thing, but being able to be present with what is around us is an important skill. As Dorthea Lange said "a camera is a device that teaches us to see without a camera."
34: Composition Lessons from Louis (Stettner)
28 November 2018 | 18 mins 55 secs
and what, exactly, is "PhotoYoga"? Stettner is currently being featured at the SFMOMA, and I have a few take-aways from that exhibition.
30: Learning from Looking
15 November 2018 | 18 mins 53 secs
Mastering your camera is fundamental, but the way to become good at photography is largely about looking at lots of photographs. By great photographers. A range of them. So how do you look at old work and what's the take away?
29: Filters and Post Production (Great Photos are Made, Not Shot)
12 November 2018 | 16 mins 54 secs
Ansel Adams famously said that photographs were made, not taken. And while he invented the Zone System and "pre-visualization" his secret was to make images in post production. To paraphrase Adams' musical metaphor, the taken picture is the written song; the printing is the performance.
28: Constraints and Photographic "Games"
10 November 2018 | 15 mins 4 secs
art, crafts, creativity, photography
There's nothing worse than a blank canvas. And being told you can take pictures of anything is actually a bit paralyzing. So here's some ways to break the jam and play creatively.
27: The Annual Thanksgiving Show
8 November 2018 | 14 mins 20 secs
holiday, photos, thanksgiving
The holidays are picture-taking days! Tips and thoughts on shooting your festivities.
26: Creating Personal Projects
6 November 2018 | 15 mins 50 secs
If you shoot enough, at some point someone will ask "what do you take pictures of?" and it's a surprisingly difficult question.
25: How NOT to be an Amateurish Amateur
4 November 2018 | 13 mins 53 secs
What are the things we do as beginners that are good to work through...
24: Establishing Trust
2 November 2018 | 16 mins
Perhaps the most important attribute of the photographer isn't technical, it's the ability to engender trust in people....
23: Are Your Pictures Any Good?
31 October 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
So you've taken a lot of great photos. How do you determine which are "really" good?
22: Walking Around with a Camera
29 October 2018 | 17 mins 31 secs
It's good practice to take your phone/camera out, and go for a walk. Pay attention to what catches your attention...
21: On Reading Susan Sontag
27 October 2018 | 17 mins 4 secs
art, artists, photography
Two books almost universally recommended for photographers...
26 October 2018 | 20 mins 12 secs
What is photographic truth? What happens when the photographer manipulates the image? How much manipulation is okay? If it's all a fiction, why do these things matter?
19: The Space Between
25 October 2018 | 17 mins 8 secs
A photo is often capturing more than the surface of a subject, but rather, the relationship between photographer and subject.