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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  • 108: Masterskills from Jeff Carlson

    25 April 2020  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 6 secs
    art, photography

    Carlson has written an astonishing array of books over his career, explaining a range of creative and technical topics--perhaps 20 of them related to photography. His newest book on Luminar is out this week, so it seemed a great time to say hi and hear what driving him!

  • 107: The Duologues of Nina Kling

    17 April 2020  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 21 secs
    art, photography

    I'd never heard the term "rhyme" used so perfectly to describe a visual experience before... but the wonderful pairings NYC photographer Nina Kling are delightful, mysterious, and enormously satisfying.

  • 106: A Walk Down Memory Lane with Angelica Glass

    29 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 20 secs
    art, photography

    Angelica Glass is an inspiration to passionate amateur photographers. 6 years ago, on a whim, she decided to walk the length of every street and trail in the county of Santa Cruz, taking photos on each, and choosing only one image to represent it. Over the course of five and a half years, she has walked all of the 4,121 streets in the county.

  • 105: Life in Captivity: Free Workshops on Photography

    20 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  21 mins 24 secs
    art, covid, crafts, photography, projects, quarantine, workshop, zen

    It's a bleak time for many, and insane stress for us all -- but there are a few advantages to being forced to stay in. Rubin has converted Neomodern from a retail business to a free program of projects to build people's photographic skills: not tech skills but creative ones. Using the content from his Zen Arts curriculum, daily projects designed to help folks stuck at home.

  • 104: Photography as a Zen Art

    2 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 36 secs
    art, philosophy, photography, zen

    Rubin formally declares his upcoming book for beginners and pros -- finding a philosophical foundation for creative picture taking: the Zen Arts. There are lessons from haiku, kintsugi, enso, ikebana, bonsai and origami (and the principles of wabi-sabi) if you know how to find them. Not how to use photography to practice zen, but how to use zen arts to get better at photography!

  • 103: Zero-Prep Shoot, a Valentine's Special

    14 February 2020  |  Season 4  |  38 mins 6 secs
    art, photography

    In this episode Suzanne grills Rubin on a recent shoot he did that he described as unusually good--what would make one shoot notably different or better than the hundreds that have gone before? Rubin discusses his improvisational approach and digs into some of the issues of being a hetrosexual man who frequently photographs women.

  • 102: The Six Types of Photographers

    9 February 2020  |  Season 4  |  37 mins 41 secs
    art, photography

    After Rubin's Petapixel essay went viral a few weeks ago, he's been digging into photographic fundamentals; Suzanne and Rubin dig into the ways we compose and how it interacts with our basic tendencies. The show is practically therapy.

  • 101: Natural Harmony with Foto Kammer

    1 February 2020  |  Season 4  |  40 mins 1 sec
    art, fine art, nude, photography

    Our first anonymous guest, who has a day job in Silicon Valley, but has an alter ego, Foto-Kammer, who shoots luscious landscapes and lyrically beautiful nudes, and whose work explores the natural harmony of humans in the landscape.

  • 100: Shiva and her Nudes

    25 January 2020  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 13 secs
    art, fine art, nude, photography

    After a career as a fine art nude model, Shiva Sharifi today photographs nude and boudoir as well as organizes workshops to introduce photographers to this specialty, coordinating models and students in great settings. She has a wealth of experiences on both sides of the camera in this domain.

  • 99: Creativity and the Creative Process

    18 January 2020  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 57 secs
    art, photography

    It's the 99th episode, and Suzanne and Rubin catch up on holiday events, the state of their photography, and Neomodern's current Kickstarter project for a new kind of photographer's frame.

  • 98: Mysterious Stories of "Everyman" Stephan Sheffield

    28 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 18 secs
    art, photography

    It's our New Years Show and we're joined by photographer and photographic educator Stephan Sheffield. He describes his whimsical and noirish "selfies" as "more fun than deep" -- still his "Everyman" photos are a curious exploration of photographic storytelling.

  • 97: TWIP and Fred Van Johnson

    21 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 29 secs
    art, photography

    For almost eight years, "This Week in Photo" (TWIP) has been the go-to podcast for photo enthusiasts, lead by industry (and real) veteran Fred Van Johnson. Fred was not only a conflict photographer for the military, but later had stints at Yahoo, Apple and Adobe.

  • 96: Nate in the Wild

    15 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  35 mins
    art, photography

    Nate Luebbe is a commercial photographer who specializes in the wilderness. He has made a career out of going hiking and skiing and camping—with his camera—and by all accounts, is living the life. How does a guy go from the beer industry to professional photographer, shooting auroras in Norway and teaching classes across the country?

  • 95: The Rubin Opening: One Print Only

    8 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 22 secs
    art, photography

    Suzanne gets a preview of a rare Rubin show, with prints from four of his favorite projects: Nudes, San Francisco, Tikun Olam, and Alcatraz Windows. And somewhere in the conversation they're joined by Lorna Rubin, mother, publisher, and conspirator in the creation of the Rubin Photographic Collection, which she discusses, along with her parenting tips.

  • 94: Exploring themes, with Howie Schatz

    5 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 33 secs
    art, photography

    Schatz walked away from a successful career as a doctor to pursue his dream of being an artist, and he's never looked back. Schatz' work over the years as a studio photographer has thoughtfully drilled into a number of creative themes -- from redheads to the homeless, "powerful women" to "the shape of the NFL." Meet the former ophthalmologist on his visit to San Francisco this week.

  • 93: Thankful for the Influence of Jerry Uelsmann

    28 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 23 secs
    art, photography

    Jerry Uelsmann has taught thousands of students about photography; he's in the collections worldwide, but his unusual creative styles were key influences for the Rubin's collection and photography. Even if you don't want to make photographic collages, Uelsmann's approach can be instructive. Listen.