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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  • SPECIAL EDITION - Bernardo Bertolucci Tribute

    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).

  • 33: Interview about F64

    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.

  • Thanksgiving Special Edition - The Rubin Bros.

    24 November 2018  |  37 mins 37 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, photography

    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.

  • 32: Exploring Time, with Danny

    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.

  • 31: Photo Collage, with Gabrielle

    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.

  • 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...

  • 20: Truth!

    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?