Everyday Photography, Every Day

A conversation that will change the way you think about your pictures.

About the show

Everyday Photography (Every Day)" is a 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; and founder of Neomodern, he's long been passionate about advancing the language of photography.

** Enjoy show notes at www.neomodern.com/podcast

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  • 140: Can Composition Be Taught?

    22 April 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 6 secs
    art, photography

    Today we're joined by John Lambert and William Loftus, successful professionals and excellent photographers who were recent students in Rubin's experimental "The Art of Composition -- Reimagined" workshop. The group discuss the difficult topic and what it means to be a photographer.

  • 139: Elliott Erwitt, with Rick Smolan

    1 February 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 15 secs
    art, photography

    The great photographer Elliott Erwitt passed away last November, but we sat down with his son-in-law, the Internationally acclaimed photographer Rick Smolan, to discuss Erwitt's life and work.

  • 138: "Pure Seeing" and the New Years Episode

    3 January 2024  |  Season 4  |  44 mins 8 secs
    art, photography

    Where we catch up and review some travel photography, the definition of photography, the passing of the great Elliott Erwitt, the nature of composition and other various rants.

  • 137: The Great Debate: Pictorialism, Modernism and Generative AI

    30 September 2023  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 3 secs
    ai, art, generative art, midjourney, photography

    We're joined by professor Ed Bateman to discuss Rubin's issues with "pure seeing" and the 100-years debate about how much modification can you do to a photo before you change it fundamentally.

  • 136: The Hat

    11 August 2023  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 30 secs
    art, photography

    We're back and catching up on workshops, lessons from the summer, Rubin's new camera and, of course, Suzanne's hat.

  • 135: The Very Personal Landscapes from Jason Pettit

    4 March 2023  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 2 secs
    art, photography

    Even after only a few years shooting photos, and inspired by the work of Minor White, Guy Tal and Eliot Porter (among others), Jason Pettit produces beautiful and sensitive landscapes. His personal process is inspiring and instructive.

  • 134: Ambiguity in Paris—More Fun with Nina Welch-Kling

    8 December 2022  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 49 secs
    art, photography

    Nina and Rubin meet in Paris and go shooting. Paris Photo! The Stettner family and a discussion of Nina's new project.

  • 133: Dall-E and You, with Dr. Aaron Hertzmann

    20 August 2022  |  Season 4  |  51 mins 19 secs
    art, photography

    The hottest topic in AI is the new "art" creation tool called Dall-E, and after a few weeks of falling down the rabbit hole playing in this new world, and considering the implications on photography (as well as illustration) our hosts invite domain expert Dr. Aaron Hertmann--from Adobe's research team--to explore Dall-E and other aspects of computational photography.

  • 132: Inside Photo Independent with Chris Davies

    24 July 2022  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 55 secs
    art, nft, photofair, photography

    As Rubin explores the world of photo fairs, industry leader Chris Davies takes us into Photo Independent, Paris Photo and NFTs. A must-listen episode for photographers starting to sell their work.

  • 131: The Emotional Architecture of Elizabeth Daniels

    29 May 2022  |  Season 4  |  46 mins 2 secs
    art, photography

    Suzanne and Rubin get familiar with the twisting photographic journey of LA architectural photographer Elizabeth Daniels. From her unusual college application (which resonates for Rubin) to her friendships and mentorship from many of the great, this is a fun episode!

  • 130: Cartier-Bresson and the Real "Decisive Moment"

    7 May 2022  |  Season 4  |  34 mins 23 secs
    art, photography

    Suzanne and Rubin dig into the meaning of "the decisive moment" and how important the concept is for amateur photographers. And then they talk about sculpture.

  • 129: Impossible... with Edward Bateman

    26 April 2022  |  Season 4  |  47 mins 31 secs
    art, photography

    A spontaneous gathering with Anne Kelly (of PhotoEye) and photographer and professor Bateman. Ed Bateman teaches at the University of Utah and has been a long-time explorer of time, creativity, photographs and history.

  • 128: Our New Years Show on Photographic Purism

    6 January 2022  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 9 secs
    art, photography

    Our hosts catch up after a Covid holiday and dig into Rubin's struggles with "pure seeing" photography, as different from inorganic, studio, photographic creations.

  • 127: Discovering Light with Janet Sternburg

    30 October 2021  |  Season 4  |  46 mins 54 secs
    art, photography

    Sternburg's book of Los Angeles during the lockdown, "I've Been Walking," was just released in the US, so we sat down to hear about the moments that have lead here and her work.

  • 126: Santa Fe Live

    19 October 2021  |  Season 4  |  25 mins 39 secs
    art, photography

    Suzanne visits New Mexico, as we ramp up the season and catch up on photographic events.

  • 125: "Photographic Haiku" and Zen Arts for Creative Photographers

    11 July 2021  |  Season 4  |  33 mins 32 secs
    art, photography, poetry, zen

    After 3 years of developing the vision here on this podcast, Rubin outlines the intersection of haiku and photography.