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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  • 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?

  • 19: The Space Between

    25 October 2018  |  17 mins 8 secs

    A photo is often capturing more than the surface of a subject, but rather, the relationship between photographer and subject.

  • 18: Simplification

    24 October 2018  |  15 mins 20 secs

    There's so much happening in the frames of our pictures, they can become more elegant with some simplification—what can be done to simplify an images?

  • 17: The Death of Photography?

    22 October 2018  |  18 mins 6 secs

    Teenagers taking pictures: is it "photography" or something else. Wim Wenders proclaimed the "end of photography." Really?

  • 16: The Rule of Thirds is Bullsh*t, Seriously, and other Topics of Composition

    21 October 2018  |  17 mins 47 secs

    People always talk about the "rule of thirds" and after much consideration, I've decided it's neither true nor useful, in teaching photography. Agree?

  • 15: The Problem with Video

    17 October 2018  |  17 mins 12 secs

    There is more to the advantages of still photography over moving video than technology. It messes with your brain...

  • 14: Shooting with the Right Side of your Brain

    15 October 2018  |  17 mins

    My mother felt it wasn't clear how to "see differently" and ultimately move picture taking from the left side of the brain to the right.