"Everyday Photography (Every Day)" is a bi-weekly podcast where you get to listen in on a chat between a photographer (Rubin) and a regular human (Suzanne Fritz-Hanson) with an eye on making your pictures amazing and helping you enjoy your photography more. No technical stuff. No talk of gear or software. Just photography for the fun of it.
*** Rubin brings a unique perspective to consumer media: a student of Jerry Uelsmann; an amateur photographer for 40 years; formerly of Lucasfilm, Netflix and Adobe; director of The Rubin Collection of Photography (focused on mid-century modernism); and now founder of Neomodern, he's long been passionate about advancing the language of photography.
**** Enjoy show notes at www.neomodern.com/podcast
11 December 2018 | 13 mins 32 secs
After a little googling, there's an entire "zen photography" ethos out there which resonates nicely with "everyday photography" -- learn how to make mindfulness and breath part of your picture-taking practice.
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).
4 December 2018 | 12 mins 49 secs
art, crafts, creativity, photography
Strong opinions, weakly held. Perhaps we shouldn't presume photographs are so true...
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."
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.
26 November 2018 | 23 mins 8 secs
The filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci died today. In a memorium I tell the story of how I came to work with him in 1990 on The Sheltering Sky, and what I learned. (This special episode is a departure from our usual content).
25 November 2018 | 16 mins 25 secs
Concluding our Thanksgiving family series of episodes, this is an interview I did with my parents Mel and Lorna in 2001 about their art collection of photography.
24 November 2018 | 37 mins 37 secs
The Rubin Brothers enjoy a lively conversation about our various interests; photography, magic, media, film and family. While the turkey was cooking, we retreated to his studio for a chat.
21 November 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
Danny Rubin is not only the writer of the movie "Groundhog Day" but as my brother, he was subjected to many of the same creative influences as visual artists like my sister and me. And yet all of us think a lot about time.
18 November 2018 | 17 mins 14 secs
Sometimes the magic of photography is in how images are juxtaposed with other images -- either on a wall, in a book, or sometimes assembled by the artist, like Uelsmann (in a darkroom), or in Photoshop, or just cut up.
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?
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.
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.
8 November 2018 | 14 mins 20 secs
holiday, photos, thanksgiving
The holidays are picture-taking days! Tips and thoughts on shooting your festivities.
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.
4 November 2018 | 13 mins 53 secs
What are the things we do as beginners that are good to work through...