Bob presented a few of his favourite podcasts relating to photography and suggested our members might be interested in exploring them.
A ‘podcast’ is similar to a radio or tv broadcast, though normally free of charge, short, and accessible over the internet.. Topics can be about anything imaginable. Hosts can be amateurs who love what they do and want to share the excitement with others, professionals who want to do the same or who sometimes want to draw a larger audience to their professional endeavours. It is like an audible blog.
My own preference is for audio podcasts, to which I listen on an mp3 player as I walk my dog, or exercise at the gym. The process involved is this.
I have Itunes on my pc download the podcasts automatically each week. From a ‘podcasts’ folder in the Itunes folder on the pc I copy the podcasts to my mp3 player via usb connection. From that point the podcasts are ready to play, just as songs downloaded the same way would be ready to play. Prior to copying the fresh podcasts I delete the old ones from the mp3 player if I have listened to them.
If you have a smartphone, Ipod, or Ipad, you can have the podcasts automatically downloaded directly to it via internet from Itunes and skip the pc completely. Downloads can be arranged directly from some websites other than Itunes, but the latter provides ‘one-stop shopping’ for almost any podcast available.
Download Itunes from Itunes.com to your pc . Run itunes. Choose Itunes Store and select ‘Podcasts’. Browse to your heart’s delight and select podcasts to be delivered to you. Free.
Next, for specifically photography, search “photography”, then “podcasts”, then “show all”.
My particular favourites are:
Lenswork by Brooks Jensen (website: www.lenswork.com)
The Digital Story with Derrick Story (website: www.thedigitalstory.com)
Tips from the Top Floor with Chris Marquardt (website: http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/}
As you will see, when you visit Itunes there are dozens more, at least, to choose from.
I also enjoy some tech and Ipad related podcasts: namely ‘This Week in Tech’ with Leo Laporte and ‘Ipad Today’ with the same host. Again there are many more to choose from.
I hope many of your will explore this valuable, free resource. If I can be of further help in this, feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.