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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Episodes

  • 50: Collage with Gabrielle

    20 January 2019  |  18 mins 14 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    More explorations of ways to play with your pictures and explore the power in juxtaposition -- whether in collage, book layouts, or wall displays

  • 49: When You Need a Pro...

    16 January 2019  |  20 mins 13 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    Professionals can deliver the goods. So when are those moments when it's worth getting a pro versus just handling a picture yourself? And how do you even hire a pro?

  • 48: Decorating with Photos

    13 January 2019  |  22 mins 25 secs
    decor, frames, home, interior

    Seems like it would be easy: everyone has lots of pictures and all you have to do is select one and get it enlarged and framed. So what's the problem? Clearly there's more to it than this. We dig in.

  • 47: Wabi Sabi and Photographic Imperfection

    10 January 2019  |  13 mins 41 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    It's hard not to want to make your photos "perfect" whatever that might mean -- skin with no blemishes, compositions elegant, no reflections... but embracing the imperfect is part of improving your pictures. Learn about the philosophy of wabi-sabi...

  • 46: Look at the Light

    6 January 2019  |  25 mins
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    We're back and looking at moody lighting opportunities and how the think about them. Also, we dig into some reasons to limit how much you shoot, and how to organize the things you keep. But mostly it's about the light.

  • 45: Photographing Nudes - A Privileged Intimacy (The NSFW Episode)

    31 December 2018  |  28 mins 18 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    One of the most fun and challenging subjects for photographers is nude figures; but how do you start? what do you say? In this episode Rubin reflects on his process in ways that are applicable to all sorts of every day photography.

  • 44: A Minimum Quantity of Gear

    26 December 2018  |  19 mins 53 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    Pros have great gear. But what do you need when you aren't a pro?

  • 43: Landscapes, Mostly...

    23 December 2018  |  19 mins 37 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    Ansel Adams suggested that landscapes are the hardest photos to pull off. They are inspired by our amazing real life experience of the majestic outdoors, but somehow get crushed into little photos. Is there anything that can be done?

  • 41: The Instagram Dilemma

    19 December 2018  |  20 mins 4 secs

    Photographers have a love/hate with Instagram. It uses photos as social currency, which is a great way to get your images seen, but also suffers as a marginal way to experience a photo (small, quick), which isn't always what a photographer wants.

  • 40: Some Technical Questions Before the Holidays

    16 December 2018  |  9 mins 38 secs

    In this mini-episode Suzanne learns about smart phone image quality, archival printing, and making your images into something cool.

  • 39: The Composition "Asana"

    14 December 2018  |  16 mins 46 secs

    In my ongoing effort to replace traditional composition rules with a practice to exercise these skills, i take you on a visual tour over the radio. You might want the show notes to go with this one...

  • 38: Now, With Even More Zen...

    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.

  • 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.