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These are all available episodes of The Future of Photography. Total: 173 episodes.

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Date: 02/24/2021
Duration: 00:44:04
169 Abstract Thinking
Watch this on video | Join us on Discord for more TFOP chat! What is abstract photography? Is the intention maybe to generate feelings rather than information or story? Feeling not meaning? There is a whole world to explore here... Work discussed in the show: The Photo Argus | Barnett Newman | Man Ray | Wynn Bullock | Frances Seward | Maija Savolainen | Andrew S Gray | James Fox | How to tell if abstract art is good or not Picks of the week: Cinema Cartography, Ben Jaminbardou, Rationality test. This is an episode of The Future of Photography podcast with Adrian Stock, Eimear King, Jeremiah Chechik, Chris Marquardt All episodes at, All videos at Find us at Discord:, Web:, Twitter:, Instagram:

Date: 02/17/2021
Duration: 01:01:10
168 Decim8 This!
Watch this on video – Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Anyone for glitching? This week we have some fun with Decim8 - a glitch effect app we all love (except for one of us, listen in to find out who). What do we make with it all? Photos here. Also, news updates on flat lenses and the teleprompter moves from theory to experiment. Picks of the week: Camera monitor as tried by Adrian, Drive and listen, Lightleap, 3D Photo Stereo Image Maker.

Date: 02/10/2021
Duration: 00:52:34
167 Should I Get A Teleprompter?
Watch this on video | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Adrian launches a subject way deeper than he thought (he thought this was about shopping). In our new-style lives with primarily video connections to colleagues, friends, clients, how do we look them in the eye? Well, a teleprompter can help. Perhaps this is not a new idea but simply a new context. Errol Morris has been working this way for many years. Chris recently built himself an inverse teleprompter. So, should we all now have teleprompters? Some kit and links we talk about: Teleprompter, Camera monitor, Basic portable monitor Picks of the week: Home-grown inverse teleprompter, iOS teleprompter app, Desk setup with a teleprompter, Green screen,

Date: 02/03/2021
Duration: 01:02:52
166 The Future of Print Magazines
Watch this on video | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Who doesn't love a great print magazine? But many have now sadly dropped away and others have had to pivot to things we maybe don't remember them for. So what is the future for this paragon of publishing? Join the conversation to find out. Magazines we discuss in the show: LensWork, PhotoKlassik, c't Fotografie, Let’s Explore Magazine, Hunger, Aperture, Black+White Photography, National Geographic, Vogue, Article on crowdfunding magazines / Picks of the week: René Maltête, Hipstography, W Magazine, Adobe on YouTube.

Date: 01/27/2021
Duration: 00:56:22
165 Jeremiah on 3D
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Most photographs are flat - right? Only most though. Even in the 19th Century people were experimenting with 3D imagery and it hasn't stopped. So this week we talk about stereoscopy, anaglyphs, holograms, viewers, cameras and even how to make 3D images yourself. Picks of the week: Great software offers from Serif, 3D scanning on iPhone 12 with LIDAR, Anaglyph Maker software, Stereo Master software. This is an episode of The Future of Photography podcast with Adrian Stock Eimear King Jeremiah Chechik Chris Marquardt Listen to all podcast episodes at All video episodes at Find us here: Discord: Web: Twitter: Instagram:

Date: 01/20/2021
Duration: 00:41:11
164 Computational Catch-Up
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! A proper geek out show this week, checking out the latest and greatest in computational image processing. Will Nerfies replace Selfies? Can you re-light 2D video realistically when you map in that new sky? How do you take a busy video clip and isolate all the moving parts onto different layers? All this and more! Picks of the week:Camera shutter quiz, Gaffer and Gear, Space images from food, Remini AI enhancement app. This is an episode of The Future of Photography podcast with Adrian Stock Eimear King Jeremiah Chechik Chris Marquardt Listen to all podcast episodes at All video episodes at Find us here: Discord: Web: Twitter: Instagram:

Date: 01/13/2021
Duration: 00:45:14
163 Oddities
Watch this on video | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Adrian has an album called “Oddities”. It’s for images that don’t fit a category or project but that he finds compelling in some way. It can take any old nonsense shots and make them findable even much later. It came in very useful this week! So what does everyone else do? And what is in their oddities? Picks of the week: OBS Studio 26.1.2, Blurb notebooks, Lumafusion 1-touch chroma key function.

Date: 01/06/2021
Duration: 00:42:44
162 The Problem With Photography Podcasts
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat!]( How do we discuss the problem with photography podcasts without torpedoing our own show? Tune in to find out. There's evolution, technical revolution, economics, history (from OG Chris) and much, much more! Picks of the week: The most enormous magnetic tape, photographing dark matter and Eimear's new project.

Date: 12/31/2020
Duration: 00:54:52
161 This Year In TFOP
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! It's that time of year where we love to speculate frivolously! Join us to hear about audio-only social networks, flash cards for video meetings and designing homes for new use cases like video studios and home schooling. We also look back at 2020 to pick out highlights like Eimear's 366 project successfully completed, Chris' new role as TV news producer and making green screen movies with kids. Picks of the week: Studio Creator, Jupe travel pods, Tips for winter photography.

Date: 12/23/2020
Duration: 01:04:22
160 Christmas Night Mode Shoot Out
Watch this on video | See the photos | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Happy Holidays everyone! As the northern hemisphere passes through midwinter, warm, life-giving daylight is but a dim memory for many of us. What better time to check out some computational night-mode goodness on you telling bone of choice? So that's what the TFOP team have been doing! Picks of the week: High quality phone stand and tripod mount, Alex Majoli, Spooky people.

Date: 12/16/2020
Duration: 00:59:35
159 The Future of Headshots
Watch this on video | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! Check out our headshots Headshots! Tricky yeah, a lot to get just right. Except now you can get a decent headshot as a selfie. So what is the future of headshots? We talk about the process, usage of headshots, tools to make them. All with a dose of lighthearted fun of course :-) Picks of the week: M1 MacBook Air, iPhone Stage Light Mono, DoF and Patch tools in Focos app, Daniel Wallace artificial people, Ruth Medjber.

Date: 12/09/2020
Duration: 00:46:10
158 Presentation in the Time of COVID
Watch this on video | Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! A big topic to tackle - how do we present images, especially in a world where movement is highly restricted? We look at recent changes in galleries and museums, the film industry, how VR can display art, TV art frames as a subscription and the resurrection of drive-in movies (and more actually!). Picks of the week: iPhone 12 Pro Max is a huge leap forward for Adrian, Chris loves his new fairy lights, [Build your own gallery online](

Date: 11/25/2020
Duration: 01:00:34
157 Selfie, Colour, Action
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! See our photos for this episode This week the TFOP crew have taken on an assignment. Make three images, using a phone only, on the themes Action, Self-Portrait and Colour. What did they come up with? Picks of the week: Zeiss Ikon IKONTA camera, Gregory Heisler self-portrait, Election photo essay, Glorious old photos.

Date: 11/18/2020
Duration: 00:43:11
156 Fictional Storytelling in Photography (whats next?)
Watch this on video -- Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! From the Cottingley Fairies to recent fictional autobiography, there is a long and proud history of telling fictional stories through photography. We take a leisurely stroll through a whole bunch of fiction including: Mathew Brady, Chris Marker's LaJette, David Levinthal, Stephen Leslie, Jeff Wall, Kevin Moore, Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson. Picks of the week: Co-manufacturing with Edelkrone, Claire Marie Bailey, Jeremiah Chechik, Jerry Uelsmann.

Date: 11/11/2020
Duration: 00:48:34
155 The Aesthetic vs Technical Perfection
Watch this on video Join our Discord for more TFOP chat! What happens when AI starts to learn and interpret beauty? And how do you train it? From a lecture by EyeEm cofounder and CTO Ramzi Rizk, we discuss the consequences of working with AI systems trained to make judgements about beauty, to assign complex meanings as keywords and to surface image sets based on complex criteria. Is it all over for photographers making aesthetic decisions? And just what exactly is Visual Salience? Picks of the week: Anticipation of getting a new camera - that point between ordering and receiving! Altered thrift store paintings, [Van Gogh museum eye tracking project]( ).

Date: 11/04/2020
Duration: 00:50:14
154 Photos That Changed My FOP - Adrian
Watch this on video The next in our mini-series of "Photos that changed my FOP". This time Adrian talks about two photos that shifted his thinking and practice of photography - describing photographic highs, lows, doldrums and the uphill climb to making photos again. Picks of the week: Clyde Butcher on Studio C-41, Hipstamatic again, Gerbils, Cunning drone disguise, telling stories with one image.

Date: 10/28/2020
Duration: 00:42:09
153 Update Your Neural Thinking
So what are the consequences of using AI to edit images? What does it do to the global aesthetic or the business of manipulating images? Can we celebrate that big companies like Adobe are finally considering user experience in their product development? In this week of Adobe Max and some big Photoshop updates, we consider all these questions. Way beyond sky replacement, what actually is happening here? Picks of the week: The movie Knives Out - specifically the lighting by DP Steve Yedlin, Lomo Sprocket Rocket, Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse, Nigel Danson on YouTube.

Date: 10/21/2020
Duration: 00:34:06
152 Photos That Changed My FOP - Chris
Watch this episode on video Photos that changed Chris' FOP: Shopping Center, Gruppenbild Absolut Analog Workshop Februar 2011, Freiburg Münster. See also: Episode 124 Our Influences (pt 1)

Date: 10/20/2020
Duration: 00:47:15
151 Tech Update
Watch this episode on video A trio of technical updates this week from the TFOP team. Or more precisely, a potted history of technical updates including the latest in CCTV. This is followed by the latest from NVIDIA and then a Work From Home learning update on how actually to use a dedicated camera to improve your video conferencing. Picks of the week: New Adobe image authentication technology, Private Tour of the Eastman Technical Vault, a new light meter and Bad Lip Reading. This is an episode of The Future of Photography podcast with Adrian Stock Eimear King Jeremiah Chechik Chris Marquardt Listen to all podcast episodes at All video episodes at Find us here: Discord: Web: Twitter: Instagram:

Date: 10/07/2020
Duration: 00:50:09
150 The Snapshot
Watch this episode on video What exactly is a snapshot. Is it an aesthetic? A technique? A lack of contrivance perhaps? Today we discuss some famous snap-shooters, the overall concept and the future of snapshots. Is the future of snapshots the top of children's heads? And how can we try out some of those future things today? Mentioned in the show: Vivian Meyer, Stephen Shore, Martin Parr, Slim Aarons. Picks of the week: Estee Lauder at the ISS, A great service for buying and selling used gear to make your snapshots, Shin Noguchi, foundin_a_attic.

Date: 09/30/2020
Duration: 00:41:40
149 The Impact of Drones
Watch this episode on video Drones are toys, tech marvels, flying cameras, surveillance instruments, delivery vehicles and much more, in all shapes and sizes. So what is the impact of all these? Should we be scared or welcoming? Would it be nice if they were a bit quieter? Can they deliver medicine? All this and more on TFOP this week and some great drone-based picks of the week: Andromeda tilted, Bring droney home, Black Hornet PRS, Skydio Recon, Argentum app, Aideen Barry: Flight Folly.

Date: 09/23/2020
Duration: 00:51:44
148 The Photography Show - Live Lounge
Watch this episode as a video Live lounge - sounds awesome doesn’t it. Makes you feel like you’re let of a happening. Well, that’s exactly what we did for The Photograohy Show. We may have been stuck at home but we have technology and we’re able to talk to each other and wax lyrical on what we saw. So many links it’s not possible to list them all - they are all here. Check out the man who lives on a narrow boat, the art of backlight, 360 cameras, copyright law, lockdown projects and many more!

Date: 09/13/2020
Duration: 00:12:02
Quick TFOP Announcement (an experiment!)
Watch this announcement on video Ladies and Gentlemen, we are excited to announce a brave new step in the future of The Future of Photography. On Sunday 20th September 2020 we will host a live conversation about what we have seen in our virtual visit to The Photography Show. Come and join us at our Discord server to see the streaming video, to chat and to interact live with the TFOP crew. We are looking forward to it enormously. It will be a bit of an experiment as well! To keep you going, here are the links we discuss in the podcast: lens smash, guacamole, TFOP Discord. See you on Sunday!!!

Date: 09/09/2020
Duration: 00:42:08
147 Photos That Changed My FOP - Eimear
Watch this episode as a video Sometimes the future of photography is a personal thing and there is a story and influences. It's Eimear's turn this week to tell her story and it's a good one! Links to artists discussed in the show: Diane Arbus, Andy Goldsworthy, Dragana Jurišić 100 muses, Amanda Coogan. Picks of the week: Open Source photo editing hardware, Hipstamatic,AI art from Daniel Wallace, Diane Arbus exhibition.

Date: 09/02/2020
Duration: 00:42:54
146 False Positives
Watch this episode as a video With all the facial image recognition now around, a real problem is false positives. False ID, false gender recognition, poor performance for people of colour - there are many problems. Inspired by a slightly humorous occurrence, we discuss some serious societal issues and one fascinating instance of someone actually doing something to improve the situation. CAVEAT: this conversation is clearly the tip of an iceberg, we have not attempted an exhaustive coverage so please join in the conversation to help us further it. Links from the conversation: San Francisco recently banned facial recognition technology, Even in photocopying it can go wrong as Xerox found out to its cost, AI, Ain’t I a Woman? Joy Buolamwinithe algorithmic justice league. Picks of the week: Remembering Russell A. Kirsch, Pencil not Watch, Photorealistic Roman Emperors, Banana art.

Date: 08/26/2020
Duration: 00:48:26
145 Ten Years From Now: Presentation
Watch this episode on YouTube Join our discord for more TFOP fun! This week we have another instalment of our mini series on "10 years from now..." talking about how imagery will be presented at that time. Clearly some extrapolation and speculation is required so we cover micro LED walls, electronic paper, holograms and more. Some links from the discussion: E-ink, LED wall installations. Picks of the week: Big screen VR, Printing on marshmallows Atmoph windows, #tfopnow on Flickr.

Date: 08/19/2020
Duration: 00:41:25
144 The Future of Self Love
Watch this episode on YouTube It's impossible to discuss societal impacts of photography without considering the selfie - so this week we do just that. We all know the impact is huge but it has multiple dimensions, some quite serious, and we aim to cover those in this show and also consider (of course) the future of selfies and self-portraits. The links this week are well worth reading and watching... Vivan Maier self portraits, Lizzy Gadd Photography, Young women, narcissism and the selfie phenomenon - Mary McGill tedX talk, How artists are using the selfie as a radical weapon for change. Picks of the week: Photographer F.C. Gundlach, Website with great tips on phone photography including selfies, 10 masters of self-portraits. Selfie laughs, Societal impact of selfies.

Date: 08/12/2020
Duration: 00:38:28
143 Nerdy NeRF Stuff
Watch this episode on YouTube Have you ever tried to take a shot and thought "I wish that truck would move" or "I wish the light were different? It's coming! A new prototype software engine combines photo data sets to produce clean images with no obstacles, variable angles and even variable lighting conditions. It's crazy-clever and the video examples are amazing! Picks of the week: Software to remove obstacles, Lego Trevi Fountain, Portrait from CSS code.

Date: 08/05/2020
Duration: 00:53:49
142 Ten Years From Now: Cameras
Watch this episode as a video There have been a ton of new camera announcements recently - set against the context of a massively failing market place that looks likely to never recover. This seems a little odd. So what happens next? What cameras will we shoot with in 10 years? What brands will make them? How many pieces do they come in? These and other questions are the subject of shameless speculation by the TFOP team this week - it's good fun! Picks of the week: Out of Chicago ($50 code CHRIS), Sony QX10, LUTs, MagMod light modifiers.

Date: 07/29/2020
Duration: 00:45:08
141 Hidden Cameras Spying On Me
Video version of this episode Uh-oh, hidden cameras spying on us. Or are they? If they are, are we already way past the point of doing anything about it? Next generation phones could have front cameras under the screen, out of sight, out of mind. How do we feel about this? Picks of the week: Security camera using Apple HomeKit, Quote frmo Elliot Erwitt: "Technique won't compensate for an inability to notice.", Heartbeat like a fingerprint, App to find hidden cameras!

Date: 07/22/2020
Duration: 00:43:58
140 Influences And Inspirations
What drives us to produce photographs - now and in the future? Can you describe the subtle (or not so subtle) difference between influence and inspiration? The TFOP team attempt to - and discuss the future of photography influence along the way. We encounter some classic photographers such as Irving Penn and William Eggleston and blend that with YouTubers like 7th Era and Pierre Lambert. Oh, and a really expensive book too. Picks of the week: Hunger Magazine, Denis Mortell, Worlds in a Small Room by Irving Penn.

Date: 07/15/2020
Duration: 00:45:08
139 Of a Fast Sensor, Depth and the Uncanny Valley
It's tech update week with some interesting little nuggets that will influence what we consume and make as images in the near future. The team discuss Canon's SPAD sensor, improvements in real-time video depth mapping and Disney's neural face swapping. Picks of the week: new Canon cameras, the Vaonis Stellina astro camera and a fix forward approach to cameras and photo gear.

Date: 07/08/2020
Duration: 00:46:14
138 Licensing what now?
Getty Images is licensing esports images - specifically from Gran Turismo for FIA races. WDTMFTFOP? Can Getty claim my in-game photos as their copyright? Will people really buy this stuff? When real sports get going again, will anyone care? The TFOP team discuss. Picks of the week: Electronic ND grad, RHA Audio, Eimear's festival, Pixsy image tracing and the Nintendo Switch hardware photo button.

Date: 07/01/2020
Duration: 00:47:26
137 The Future of Memories (Photography and Minimalism)
Minimalism is very popular right now. One mainstream interpretation of minimalism is to help clear your mind/life by having less physical stuff. But stuff has memories. Or does it? Does the stuff just trigger the memories? Could a photo of the thing do the same? Is a digital record of our most precious things the way forward? Picks of the week: Olympus, iPhone camera app silvertone filter, Gah! zine, Masao Yamamoto (2, 3), the Glucksman.

Date: 06/24/2020
Duration: 00:42:55
136 Niche Use Bespoke Design (Pt 4)
Watch this episode as video. This week Jeremiah adds new dimensions to our conversation about niche cameras. The team discusses several real-world niche cameras and considers how these could change what you see and capture. Some of these cameras have amazing super powers and can definitely add to a photographer's arsenal. So, niche or mainstream? Jack of all trades or master of just one? What do you think? Cameras: DXO One, Yi Halo VR, Linhof Technorama 617, Lomography Lomokino, Sionyx Aurora. Picks of the week: SpaceX fixing astro shots, Miniature Calendar, Sionyx, Loopsie

Date: 06/17/2020
Duration: 00:46:26
135 ISO Is Dead (And It’s Not Alone)
Finish this sequence: 1, 2.8, 8, 22... Why do new photographers have to learn this stuff? More than one internet pundit has challenged the numbering systems behind photography recently. Here are two examples: 1, 2. Here at TFOP, we think they are all wrong. It's not about simplifying the current systems but more about creative decisions and mood and outcomes. So we propose a non-scientific approach based on what you see - shallow/deep, bright/dark, wide/close and let the equipment figure out the maths. What could be simpler than that? Picks of the week: Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden on COVID-19, cultivating mood in your photos, Pixii camera (1, 2), Creative assistance California-style.

Date: 06/10/2020
Duration: 00:44:02
134 The Future of Photo Education
A lot of photo education used to be face-to-face in-person education. From camera clubs to college classes. From private photography schools to photo workshops or photo tours. Since mid-March in 2020, educators had to think about creative ways to achieve similar outcomes while being remote. In this episode we'll take a look at some of the concepts and technologies that make virtual classrooms and online teaching possible today. Chris' new service Photo Sensei. Stuff we discussed: BigBlueButton, Canon beta webcam utility, Fuji as webcam. Picks of the week: Elgato CamLink 4k, Abdi film carrier for scanning, the Foxglove, Series on computational photography on DPReview.

Date: 06/03/2020
Duration: 00:39:02
133 Niche Use Bespoke Design (Pt 3)
This week Eimear shares her niche use camera kit - a blend of great kit and philosophy. Best of all, Eimear’s kit actually exists and is not a pipe dream like others in the team who have gone before! Tune in to hear of a modular approach, blending hardware, software, sticks (actual sticks) and a step ladder. Picks of the week: Light meter apps, Camera+ 2 and simply playing with what you already have!

Date: 05/27/2020
Duration: 00:39:58
132 $€£500 Kit Challenge
The very near future of photography for those of us just making first steps into dedicated cameras. What are your options for $£€500? The team all have a go at this question. We get some interesting stuff from Jeremiah ([1]( ),2,3) and old-but-good school from Chris (4). Adrian says go niche (5,6) or get what your mate has - and then Eimear completely nails the brief (7,8,9,10,11). WDTMFTFOP? Best ask Eimear ;-). Picks of the week: Pro DSLR + Cheapo Lens vs "Cheapo" DSLR + Pro Lens, The Miracle Sudoku, Pixelmator Photo: Pro Editor - colour wheels!, Liquid lens, ND Filters for iPhone.

Date: 05/20/2020
Duration: 00:43:43
131 Almost Niche Editing Tools
Continuing our theme of niche tools, today it is the turn of editing tools. Led by Jeremiah we show a whole lotta love for the little guys. Ok, they're not all little, but they are clever and useful and fun! Mentioned in the show: Topaz A.I. Gigapixel, Vintage Scene, Tonality, Snap heal, DXO suite, Noiseless, Pixelmator, SilverFX pro, Mylio, Cadrage, Snapseed. Picks of the week: Processing,org, Diptic, Image2LUT, Distressed FX.

Date: 05/13/2020
Duration: 00:35:56
130 Niche use bespoke design (Pt 2)
Inspired by an article about a niche use case camera kickstarted in 2018, the team have designed their own niche cameras. This week Chris gets to talk about his design which intersting nuances and trade-offs. What did Chris design? What does it mean for the future of camera design? Picks of the week: New Raspberry Pi camera, Lens Flare by BrainFeverMedia, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Date: 05/06/2020
Duration: 00:36:46
129 Eimear's New Camera: iPhone 11 Pro
It's new toy week and a massive upgrade to boot! Eimear has a new camera/phone and gives us the first impressions of what it feels like to have new capabilities and creative options. Picks of the week: Canon software to turn your camera into a webcam for conferencing, Multiple anamorphic lenses for your phone and training to help you get the best out of it.

Date: 04/29/2020
Duration: 00:41:52
128 Niche Use Bespoke Design (Pt 1)
Inspired by an article about a niche use case camera kickstarted in 2018, the team have designed their own niche cameras. This week Adrian gets to talk about his design which is in turn influenced by another camera that somehow didn't become as popular as he thinks it ought to have done. What did Adrian design? What does it mean for the future of camera design? Picks of the week: Canon XC15, Loupedeck, Soloshot, Canon R5.

Date: 04/22/2020
Duration: 00:41:45
127 Clarity vs Grit
Clarity vs Grit? Are you seeking the sharpest, cleanest images or the embracing the imperfections of our beloved medium? Do you eradicate artefacts and noise or add grain? It could be capture that is most important to be clean at 40MP/8k and then degrade the image in post. And what happens when you go for a classic look? These questions and more are addressed by the TFOP team this week, including that imponderable - what wil lthe future be like? Picks of the week: [Miniaturising stuff with a 4x5]( ("microfilm" with a 4x5 camera)), [Magic Arms](, Gursky vs Moriyama, Don't be a fanboy.

Date: 04/15/2020
Duration: 00:39:29
126 Light Field Panorama Wizardry
The team discusses a new patent this week - for magic light field panorama shots on your phone. How would it work? How would you use it? How would you consume the imagery created? Do the team actually want to try it? Listen in to find out. Picks of the week: CN Tower pixel stick, Oculus Quest, Ray Tracing, #the2km.

Date: 04/08/2020
Duration: 00:34:15
125 Our Influences (pt 2)
It’s Part 2 of the conversation where the TFOP team shares their influences. This week it’s Eimear and Adrian sharing their thoughts on who inspires them, what motivates them and candidly discussing whether or not any of that is visible in their work :-). Eimear’s links: Liam Stapleton, Joe Hunt, artist Andy Goldsworth, WB Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, John O'Donohue, John Moriarty. Adrian’s links: William Eggleston, Saul Leiter, Gregory Crewdson, Tim Walker, Martin Parr. Picks of the week: 65 lockdown projects, [Hunger Magazine]( ), Make your own chemicals.

Date: 04/01/2020
Duration: 00:29:05
124 Our Influences (pt 1)
Chris and Jeremiah talk about their photographic influences. Irving Penn was a master at both fashion color, black and white global portraiture, and exploring the mundane as astonishing using platinum palladium processes. His grasp at the technical and his outstanding approach to color created a dynamic path to follow. Emulating much of his processes led me to find my own way. Edward Weston was a master of portraiture both formal and extemporaneous. His images of field workers contrast with his pictures of the some of the most amazing artists of his time. He created timeless work in landscape and his prints are nothing short of outstanding. Jim Rakete is a German photographer who became a music manager (Nina Hagen, Nena), influenced an entire generation with his LP covers and returned to full-time photography again and works from Berlin and Hollywood.

Date: 03/25/2020
Duration: 00:31:43
123 Creative Lockdown
Today we share ideas for creative endeavour in the face of adversity - and lockdown. We discuss artistic inspiration, triny new things at home and even photographing new social behaviour from a safe distance (not TFOP advice that last one). If all else fails, tidy up your archive and refresh your portfolio! Picks of the week: A book of assignments, inspiration from Mary-Ruth Walsh, Reusable whiteboard on a roll and from Chris - Be Prepared!

Date: 03/18/2020
Duration: 00:33:29
121 Driven to Abstraction
Is photography a viable medium for abstraction? A ranging discussion this week on the nature of abstract photography - we cover technique, equipment, serendipity, artistic intent and of course WDTMFTFOP? Some links from the conversation: Man Ray, Stephanie Jung, Decim8, Crazy macro lens, Lens ball. Picks of the week: Learn about abstract photography, Andrew S Gray, Alfred Stieglitz - cloud series, Frances Seward - ‘inner’ landscapes.

Date: 03/14/2020
Duration: 00:30:07
122 Photography in a crisis
We are in a time of global crisis - fire, flood and virus. What role does photography play in these times? How are we affected as working photographers or hobbyists? This is an extra show slotted into our normal weekly schedule to make sure the conversation is still relevant when it is published. There is some light-hearted stuff to balance the heavier - and we also discuss just how important photography can be.

Date: 03/11/2020
Duration: 00:44:41
120 The essence of another culture
Can photography really capture the essence of another culture when we travel? This is the question Chris has brought back from his recent trip to Lake Baikal in Russia. How do you get to know a culture anyway? Does a camera help or hinder making relationships? What are some good ways to succeed in travel photography? All this and a story about Russian craft gin! Check out Chris' Lake Baikal images and podcasts: 01 - Moscow Extension, 02 - On the Lake, 03 - Voices. Picks of the week: John Beasley Greene's early photos of Egypt, the Sunny16 Live podcast recording, 1906 photography article.

Date: 03/04/2020
Duration: 00:34:42
119 How can photography address the climate crisis?
How can photography help address the climate crisis? Can we document and raise awareness now? In the future will we travel mostly in virtual reality? Is photography actually adding to the crisis by luring us away to exotic places? We know photogrpahy can drive social change - so how do we use it for good? Picks of the week: Edward Burtynsky TED talk and gallery, 2019 Environmental POTY winners, J Henry Fair and our very own TFOP Instagram.

Date: 02/26/2020
Duration: 00:41:08
How do we move photography forward?
This week we ask the question - how do we move photography forward? Is it harder today because all images look the same? Is it easier because technology makes tools and learning content so easily avaialble? How should we study? How is that different to years ago? All the team have different experiences and expectations from study and practice. Do we know how we will personally improve? Picks of the week: Magnum photographer [Susan Meiselas]( ), Julian Charrière, Lucy Phelan.

Date: 02/19/2020
Duration: 00:42:57
117 Future genres (cat selfies?)
What defines a genre? How does a genre come into favour and then fall out again? We can all name some traditional genres - landscape, reportage, street, portrait... but what about new genres like fishface selfies and cat pics. Do genres breed technology or does technology breed genres? All this and more in TFOP this week! Picks of the week: 3StreetGallery, Future cameras, Portraying pregnancy.

Date: 02/12/2020
Duration: 00:40:19
116 What’s your favourite subject?
In this episode we ask the team what their favourite thing to photograph is... which genre, favourite subject, what do you return to? Has it always been so? Have you gone through different ‘phases’ over the years ? WDTMFTFOP? Well, it's all personal really - and we're all different, which is a great thing! Picks of the week: Terry Jones RIP, Dark Side by Cody Cobb, TFOP Zines (teaser).

Date: 02/05/2020
Duration: 00:32:29
115 Quick Bites with Quibi
Quibi: a new phone-only video streaming service but with quirks. Everything is sliced into 4-10 minute segments. You also get a different angle/camera/scene if you flip your phone between landscape and portrait orientation kept seamless because it is bound to the same soundtrack. Will it succeed? Will it change the face of video production or maybe even still photography? Some clickables... BBC summary of Quibi including interviews with the two founders. Article describing the service. Quibi keynote from CES (loooooooong).

Date: 01/29/2020
Duration: 00:40:08
114 Photo Trends for 2020
This week Eimear and Adrian riff on photo trends for 2020. What's coming? What does it mean for photography - specifically for us? Conversational sources from Fstoppers, Shutterstock and YouTube. Picks of the week: Magnum Streetwise, ‘Mixtape’ Student work from Limerick School of Art & Design @ South Tipperary Arts Centre, South Tipp Arts Podcast with Aideen Barry & Arts Centre Director Helena Tobin, Sculpture & Combined Media and PhotographyFilmVideo @ LSAD. Web: – Twitter: @tfopnow
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Date: 01/22/2020
Duration: 00:38:18
113 Paint vs Photo
This week we discuss the interplay and cross-influencing of painting and photography throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. There are soooo many references to choose from so here is a big long list... Sally Mann, Wet plate of Greta Thunberg, Akihito Takuma, Stephen Shore, Bill Gekas, Max Rive, Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk, John Baeder Daniel Castonguay, Nadar, John Constable Moma, Martin Parr, Victorian Fairy Painting, Reddit: Accidental Renaissance, Jeff Wall, TFOP on Glitch Art Jason Anderson, Adrian's February photowalk. Picks of the week: Camera and shaver (and more) sounds, The Bisaillon Brothers, Alexey Kondakov - If Classical Paintings Roamed the Streets
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Date: 01/15/2020
Duration: 00:43:50
112 Photo Fads: Past, Present and Future
This week we delve into the world of fads in photography past, present, and future. If you’ve got any to add to our list, let us know! From the early Victorian penchant for post mortem photography, the Cottingley Fairies and hidden mother photography to the more current bread cat (yes, it’s true -google it) just what fads are likely as we go forward into the future of photography? More current examples where photography plays a role and which might be more meme than fad: cat beard, horsemanning, glitterbeards or teapotting. PICKS OF THE WEEK: Insta360 ONE R (Chris), Eimear's photo. What photo fads will the future bring? Let us know on Twitter.
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Date: 01/08/2020
Duration: 00:53:01
111 Mobile Workflow Update
It’s time for a TFOP workflow update! In Ade's ever-changing work-in-progress photo workflow, what's new? Plenty actually - including a JPEG-based process - also plenty of constructive challenge from the team ;-) Fave tools: Apple SD card dongle, iOS 13 Files app, Apple pencil, Snapseed - non-destructive editing with layers and masks and selective tools, Darkroom - great for HSL adjustments. Picks of the week: Gnarbox, DruePhoto, Nollaig na mBan. [n3ar87oGiv4c9hwiwmj61lwb4qckvevivyefz3i]
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Date: 01/01/2020
Duration: 00:48:41
110 Happy TFOP New Year! Wild speculations for 2020
Welcome to 2020! This week we indulge in some fantastical speculation about the future of photography. Always fun and remember to call it out if we are wrong! Links to all our references and speculations... Jessie Reiser, The Death of Retail, Intrepid Camera, Cameradactyl, The Blind Smartphone Camera Test 2019!, Drone armies, Further out: photographic archaelogy / Insta 360 One X, Super fast Instax wide printer, Pocketable full spectrum LED light (that flies), Global culture shift to (a) focus on QI rather than IQ and (b) use the camera that points away from you. Shout out to Munetake Kayo aka @bigheadtaco for the QI thing. Authentication of photos, Buy a superpower, A real one due in “early 2020”: Sirui 50mm Anamorphic, Loupedeck CT, Kodak Stereo Camaera and Realist Electric Stereo Viewer
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Date: 12/25/2019
Duration: 00:43:38
109 Happy TFOP Holidays! (And fulfilling your family obligations as a photographer)
Happy Holidays to all our listeners, friends and family! Holidays are a time of photographic opportunity and occasionally obligation. To help you maximise/survive the TFOP team offer these creative ideas. Chris: Move that camera, especially around all those Christmas lights. Ade: Theme a shot - Christmas mugshots with presents - one lens, one light, one plain wall. Or maybe rent a lens so you can have fun and experiment and learn whilst also doing the holiday chores. Or give away photos as you shoot - make people smile! (Selphy dye sub, instant film, zink...). Eimear: I am far more likely to be found sweating in the kitchen on Christmas day. Seriously... I do love looking back at old albums from when I was a kid, Christmas featured heavily in those, simpler times. Jeremiah: Extreme macro holiday-themed image! Don Komarechka, Lenshield, the freelensing helper. Picks of the week: Kodak Ektachrome in 4x5, Zines and Issuu, Photographing light as a wave AND a aprticle, Jermeiah's very own Christmas Vacation.
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Date: 12/18/2019
Duration: 00:42:30
108 The Ingredients of Creativity
Chris and Jeremiah discuss a topic that has always been at the foundation of photography and that in future, with sheer unlimited possibilities, play an even greater role: creativity. What is it, what can it be and where will it go? Picks of the week: 99pi - episode "The Kirkbride Plan", Miyu Kojima, kodokushi (link 2), toothpaste for dinner.
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Date: 12/11/2019
Duration: 00:48:02
107 Movie Production Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (pt 1)
The start of a mammoth conversation on movie making past, present and FUTURE (of course). We talk colour, equipment, vision and story, story, story in this first slice. Picks of the week: 99pi is a great podcast, and this show in particular. This Unreal Engine resource is a glimpse into the future of production. And how about getting inspired by some of the best ever cinematography.
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Date: 12/04/2019
Duration: 00:40:18
106 Tech Update
Sony's 3-layer sensor incorporates not just the light-sensitive pixels, but also some DRAM and logic, sandwiched on top of each other. This enables Sony to achieve high frame rates without the dreaded rolling shutter effect. | Scientists at the university of Utah have developed a lens that is 1000x thinner than regular optics. We speculate about how this could change photography in the future. And it's not all positive. | Out of Germany comes the self-resetting pixel which promises a way to end overexposure once and for all. Chris remembers MIT's Modulo Camera, which proposed the same method. | The traditional method of film makers to animate static 2D images is getting challenged by researchers at the Portland State University. Their 3D Ken Burns effect is AI generated and actually quite mind-blowing.
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Date: 11/27/2019
Duration: 00:34:42
105 Land Art Photography
Eimear introduces us to land/earth art, with Andy Goldsworthy's art as a great example. We explore how this art form depends on other media and how you would show and present this art to audiences that are not in the position to go there. VR? Photography? And would that become its own new form of art in the process? | Picks of the week: Samir Belhamra, the art of Andy Goldsworthy
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Date: 11/20/2019
Duration: 00:34:38
104 Images in the News
How do we best represent climat change in our images. One newspaper has made some choices - what do the team feel about that. And sports coverage has taken an uncomfortable turn | Picks of the week: A: Obsolete and Discontinued - a book edited by Mike Crawford. The work of Annuar Patjane. Fyuse app | Twitter: @tfopnow
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Date: 11/13/2019
Duration: 00:40:24
103 How Slow Can You Go?
This week the team slooooww down. Inspired by a news article about an amazing artist, we discuss the benefits of making images more slowly - different approach, different kit, different outcomes | Picks of the week: Solarcan solography, making long exposures on your phone. And set yourself an assignment with friends! Book: Jeff Bridges: Pictures Volume 2 | Web: | Twitter: @tfopnow
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Date: 10/30/2019
Duration: 00:43:41
102 AI Queer Eye for the All-I
A techy show this week - how to make moving images by extrapolating for a single still. New technology from MIT that can turn still images into video. Could this be the panacea for all photographers that find video really hard? | A bit of background reading on the reason for the show title. | Picks of the week: [Fuji X-Pro 3](), Crazy niche cameras | E: The Tao of Photography by Tom Ang.
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Date: 10/23/2019
Duration: 00:59:40
101 The Future of Skill
Over the history of photography, less and less skill was required to take photos. Photography used to be alchemy: chemistry, glass plates, very skillful processes. Then cameras evolved to free us from the requirement of tech skills. But now we have so much choice, so many tools. Is it now harder to produce great images? | Photo highlights: Trent Mitchell's series of images on people who body surf. The art and photography of Felix Hernandez. The Camino Voyage | Picks of the week: New MIT algorithms to make movies from stills. Make your own rocket.
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Date: 10/16/2019
Duration: 01:24:33
100 What Do We Do Here?
Show 100!!!!! A huge thank you to all our listeners for all your support and engagement over the the life of TFOP. This week we indulge ourselves in a little reminiscing, talking about our own imagery and speculating wildly. Fun times! – Photo highlights: Speed of development, Body camera behaviour, photographing a black hole, Christian Stangl's Comet, The Art of Noticing, Maria Popova, Sarah Moon – Our photos: J: Western, J: Assasin, A: Flares, E: Rainbow, E: Tightrope, C: Flag, C: Escalator – What we see in the future: Photo tour to Mars with Chris, solution to protecting artist's work, teaching fine arts in school, photo archaeology.
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Date: 10/09/2019
Duration: 00:54:41
099b I Want to Be Famous for...
"What do you want to be famous for?" A difficult question to answer perhaps. Even for the TFOP crew there are different views and understandings of the nature of fame. This week we take an existential trip down the fame rabbit hole to find our answers to our darkest needs :-) – Photo highlights: Clare Marie Bailey, Vija Celmins – Picks of the week: New Fujifilm Instax printer, Traffic simulator, the new Hipstamatic
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Date: 10/02/2019
Duration: 00:51:51
099 Is HDR Ever a Good Thing?
HDR - an opportunity to make amazing images or an abomination? It's a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. But what does it actually mean? What is the difference between older defitions and new tools, toys and workflow? Why can't we turn it off on our phones anymore? Can it be done well? || Photo highlights: Old family Flickr stream, a road trip, artist Mathieu Schmitt || Picks of the week: Hipstamatic app, the JollyLook camera, Elinor Carucci - "Midlife"
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Date: 09/25/2019
Duration: 00:45:40
098 Catching Up on Tech
Time to catch up on TFOP tech news! How to make deepfakes pay. Big maths to solve lens design challenges. And apparently there is a new phone. Photo highlights: Chris' workshop on light. Picks of the week: LightPix Labs FlashQ Q20ii, Photo hardware (random-ish ebay link).
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Date: 09/18/2019
Duration: 00:36:25
097 TFOC: More or Fewer?
A light-hearted look at the cameras we have and why. We see plenty of stats that the market for dedicated cameras is crashing but of course that doesn’t include phones. But even phone sales growth is slowing now. So do we hosts all have a sufficient number of cameras? Is the future of cameras to have more or fewer? How many types do we each have today? Do we want to buy more types? Or are we looking to consolidate? WDTMFTFOP? Photo highlights: The work of Simon Stålenhag and photographing roller skaters). Picks of the week: iPhone 11 Pro and roller skates with real brakes (but these don't exist).
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Date: 09/11/2019
Duration: 00:41:56
096 Copyright in the Age of Social Media
So where do we begin with the future of copyright? Understanding the present can be challenging enough. Where does appropriation fit in? How does social media influence copyright? Are there links to social norms about cannabis vs alcohol? Photo highlights: Ihmezentrum Hannover, Portrait taken there, Do an assignment, Alex Fruehmann and painting! Picks of the week: Chris' APS-C camera with clean HDMI output, Instax Square film, FilmToaster scanner, A+ Signature app - for annotating and also for adding watermark sigs to your photos...appropriate!
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Date: 09/04/2019
Duration: 00:55:45
095 Stress in Photography
Chris has been crowdsourcing stress. As you might expect, there are some themes: time, the others, pressure, being overwhelmed, clutter, motivation. So what do the TFOP team find stressful? Listen in to find out. Photo highlights of the week: BJP Portrait of Britain, Morten Barker, Gregory Crewdson. Picks of the week: hkcam, Home automation, Cheap LED lights particularly the Yongnuo 360ii, Sandmarc anamorphic lens, Apple SD card reader for getting your photos onto your phone in the field.
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Date: 08/28/2019
Duration: 00:46:01
094 New Uses for Photography
There was a time when a photograph was a statement of social standing. These days though there are many uses from medicine and star mapping to finding your car or a cheaper place to buy that new lens you really need :-).Our conversationthis week explores all sorts of uses for photography so here come lots of links! Liam, Star Chart app, Cortis & Sonderegger reconstructive photogrpahy, Vollebak 100 year pants, Deepl translation service, Plant Idenifier app, Darkr app, Aipoly vision AI app, TapTapSee app, Screenshop personal AI stylist, Reverse image search, Calorie Mama app calculates nutrition from photos of your food, Not Hotdog app. Even virtual 3D drawing and a virtual camera using Tilt Brush. So much to use your cameras for!!!
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Date: 08/21/2019
Duration: 00:49:30
093 My New Fave Photo Is From a Phone ☹️
Adrian has a problem - his new favourite photo was taken with a phone. It would have been challenging to capture with a dedicated camera. This is not just a landscape or selfie, it’s a candid portrait - a real decisive moment. WDTMFTFOP? Photography Highlight is the Nikon Z6. Picks of the week: Scanning instax, Minolta XD-7 (aka XD11 in the US)
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Date: 08/13/2019
Duration: 01:15:45
092 The Future of Image Presentation
Adrian is still on his summer break, but Chris, Eimear and Jeremiah are holding the fort with a discussion about the future of image presentation. They dive into electronic frames, LED screens, renewable paper, architectural skins, fabrics and even augmented reality. Links: Adam Savage at the Washington Mall (Apollo projection mapping), The Imago 1:1 takes one-of-a-kind life-size selfies on positive paper. A young film maker is born: The Hunting Trip ("..the possibilities are endless!")
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Date: 08/06/2019
Duration: 00:45:42
091 Apps Apps Apps
Chris and Eimear take a closer look at their favorite mobile photo apps: Snapseed, Mextures, Hipstamatic, Focos, Diptic and SKRWT.
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Date: 07/31/2019
Duration: 00:43:00
090 Deepfakes
Face swapping has come a long way, from replacing a face in a still photo to expensive visual effects work to now being able to replace faces in movies using machine learning techniques. Chris and Jeremiah discuss the reality of photos and what opportunities for bad and good the new technologies present. Deepfake example 1, example 2, example 3, Cambridge University inoculates people against fake news, TechCrunch has an optimistic view on deepfakes, Apple will soon give you a fake gaze on Facetime.
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Date: 07/24/2019
Duration: 00:24:59
089 The Value of Photography
Let us introduce you to the latest addition to this podcast. Eimear from Ireland joins us to reel us nerds in a bit. Her background in art and a life long love for photography makes this a great discussion about what the value in photography is. So everybody, say hi to our new team member!
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Date: 07/17/2019
Duration: 00:45:24
088 Bespoke Camera
What if Chris, Adrian and Jeremiah were granted a wish for the perfect camera? Listen to find out what each of them would go for. It becomes clear quite early in the episode that the answer isn't an easy one.
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Date: 07/10/2019
Duration: 00:30:48
087 Don't give a DAM
Not always the sexiest of areas in photography, nonetheless, managing your digital assets is important. Luminar and On1 Photo Raw have recently brought new DAMs to market to compete with established products like Lightroom and Capture One. But there is another way. Instead of big catalogues, automated cloud backup can make images available across all your devices. Apple Photos and Google Photos are just two examples aligned to users with multiple devices including phones. Do you have a favourite? Do you give a DAM?
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Date: 07/03/2019
Duration: 00:34:02
086 Law of Unintended Consequences
Is the origin of an image as important as the subject of the image? As innovative camera technologies allow the image makers to go beyond "the decisive moment" enabling the capture of polygons, heat signatures, Infra Red, topographical information and more than the eye can see. As high performing VR cameras enable massive environmental capture - into which re-framing images moves us away from the here and now to a future where we can select and re-frame an image. As software like UnrealEngine, Unity and others enable creation of photorealistic environments and more. The artist has arrived at a moment in time in which a photograph can created out of the imagination. We instinctively experience those images as real. But darker forces loom as DEEP FAKES distributed by a robust social media network take cultural and political steps to a dangerous place.
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Date: 06/26/2019
Duration: 00:29:10
085 Bits and Bobs
The US now requires social media user names from visa applicants. (see also TFOP episode 82), Jasper Anderson uses projection mapping in his haunt kits. (see also TFOP episode 25), iOS 13 will be out in September and we talk about its new photography-related features.
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Date: 06/24/2019
Duration: 00:09:50
INTERMISSION: Casting Results
Let's get you all up-to-speed on our casting results. On the last episode you have already heard Jeremiah, one new voice that we added to the show. But there will be another new voice soon: Eimar. So we are expanding this to four (!) voices in total. And we're very excited about it.

Date: 06/19/2019
Duration: 00:41:39
084 File Formats - So What?
Just when you thought the world was relatively predictable (not), a new voice joins the podcast. Also, a product launch caught our eye. Dotphoton is a genuinely lossless raw file compression technology. You can compress your media files by up to 80% (apparently) with no loss of fidelity. So, what does this mean for the future of photography?
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Date: 06/12/2019
Duration: 00:26:46
083 Oculus Quest
Chris just got the new Oculus Quest, a standalone VR headset that lets you experience virtual worlds without a cable tethering you to the PC. How will this headset influence the future of virtual content in relation to photography? Chris and Ade discuss the National Geographic Explorer VR experience that has a photography component built in.
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Date: 06/05/2019
Duration: 00:23:49
082 Want Justice? Gimme Private Photos
Law and law enforcement evolve over time. In the UK, a new policing policy asks victims of crime to share their digital information - including all private photos. This is a deep and complex subject and we have tried to explore it in a sensitive and thought provoking way.
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Date: 05/29/2019
Duration: 00:23:07
081 Uses for Cameras
On this episode we present five ways of using cameras: To save money (by using $10 cameras instead of $10,000 lidar), as an invisible camera (by hiding cameras behind smartphone screens), not using cameras at all (by creating entire people out of thin air), to fight the Notre Dame fire (by flying thermal cameras with off-the-shelf drones) and to take pictures from 45km/28mi away (by using cutting photo technology and computation to make the impossible possible).
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Date: 05/22/2019
Duration: 00:25:56
080 Colour Science Mumbo Jumbo
We hear a lot about "colour science" nowadays, often in an attempt to differentiate between products. But what does it actually mean? Perhaps more importantly, what difference does it make to us as image makers? How can we punch through the marketing noise and use it to our benefit? Chris and Ade indulge in some myth-busting this week building on recent published articles and videos. Also, we are still searching for a new TFOP team member. If you are interested, get in touch!
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Date: 05/15/2019
Duration: 00:25:20
079 Photorealism
From the predominantly computer rendered still images of the IKEA Catalog to moving images like the 2010 animated short "The Third and the Seventh" artificial imagery is getting more and more photorealistic. On the right hardware, the latest Unreal Engine now can do those photorealistic renderings in real-time on demand. Videos: Quixel demo. Characters demo.
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Date: 05/08/2019
Duration: 00:27:53
078 Updates and Opinions
What to do when the world suddenly springs on you a vertical TV and doubles the price of your favourite tools? (Although that might be "just a test".) The best response is a rant. And then maybe move on to other things like new tools and, even better, focus on the art people can create. Also, we are still searching for a new TFOP team member. If you are interested, get in touch!
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Date: 05/01/2019
Duration: 00:20:21
077 Black Hole With A Smartphone
You've definitely seen the black hole photo by now but did you know they had to use a camera the size of the planet to get it? Here's some more information. The techniques used remind us of what smart phones are working on incorporating. Including AI-based image completion, similar to what we think the Huawei P30 Pro does. Want to become a host on The Future of Photography? We're looking for a new voice!
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Date: 04/24/2019
Duration: 00:32:12
076 What’s in Ade's Pockets
What's in Ade's pockets? A full environmental portrait kit, that's what - and not because he has a coat with enormous pockets. Even better than that, he bought a new camera and a new light! Would you like to join the TFOP team as third host? Check out our web page that explains how you could be the new voice of TFOP!
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Date: 04/17/2019
Duration: 00:16:37
075 Transparent Aluminium
Making cameras lighter is a function of several things, including new and lighter materials for what makes them heavy. Lenses are high on this list and this week Chris and Adrian take a look at Aluminium Oxynitride, also known as ALON™ or transparent aluminium. With its higher refractive index and its mechanical strength, is it on the way to replace traditional glass with a thinner and lighter scratch-proof alternative? According to a rumor from 2018, at least Zeiss might be looking into it.
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Date: 04/10/2019
Duration: 00:57:35
074 What's Trending? Interview with James Artaius
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Date: 04/03/2019
Duration: 00:20:47
073 GauGAN
Let's revisit GANs on this episode, extending on TFOP ep. 63. Nvidia is at it again with GauGAN (named after French painter Paul Gaugin). This time they present a network that can generate landscapes based on a segmentation map that you draw. Here's a video, a blog post and the paper. Nvidia is planning to release code here.
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Date: 03/27/2019
Duration: 00:21:37
072 3D From 360
How do you turn 360 spherical images into a 3D navigable model? Matterport know how. They have produced hardware and software for some years that can do this from 3D capture and now have launched a version of their service that works with both the Ricoh Theta V and the Insta360 ONE X. So now we can all do 3D modelling! Technology is democratised again!! So what will you use it for? Share your efforts on Twitter and Instagram using #TFOPnow.
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Date: 03/20/2019
Duration: 00:23:28
071 Magic Helpers
One of the latest gadgets that claim to make you a better photographer is called Arsenal. It received over $2.5 million on Kickstarter and as of this episode, it has not even been released yet. The amount of pre-funding clearly indicates how desperate a lot of people are to find the AI-powered silver bullet that will make them better photographers. Ade and Chris take a closer look at the promises.
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Date: 03/13/2019
Duration: 00:28:50
070 The Future of Aspect Ratios
Name a classic aspect ratio. Did you pick 6x4? 8x10? The Academy Ratio? Univisium? Univisium is actually Ade’s favourite. But have you shot 9:16? It’s a new video format that editing houses and digital agencies are starting to take very seriously.
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Date: 03/06/2019
Duration: 00:20:30
069 Make It Go Even Slower
There are several ways to do slow motion. One is to shoot at a very high frame rate. The other is to fake it and interpolate additional frames based on a slower frame rate. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have come up with an algorithm to stretch video time almost indefinitely and create a Super SloMo.
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Date: 02/27/2019
Duration: 00:18:13
068 What's in Your Pocket?
Are you locked into an everlasting quest for high quality photo kit that fits in your pocket? Ade is. He recently bought the Fuji 27mm pancake lens which has added a new use-case to his APS-C camera - it now fits in a coat pocket. Get in touch with us on twitter @TFOPnow to show us your pocketable camera kits.
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Date: 02/20/2019
Duration: 00:17:01
067 News Update
Lightroom adds Enhance Details, but is it any good? // Nokia 9 PureView comes with 5 Cameras (see also TFOP 039: Lens Multiplication) // Nvidia StyleGAN Proof of Concept: This Person Does Not Exist (Article), Nvidia StyleGAN on github (see also TFOP 063 Porsche-ness: The Future of Stock Photography)
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Date: 02/13/2019
Duration: 00:27:55
066 Passport Photos
How do you get your passport photos done? Ade just had to renew his and found that the UK Government now has a great service for uploading digital photos and streamlining passport renewal. Check out the guidelines here. It's a bit different in Germany though for Chris. And in agreessive pricing news, Canon has set a new low benchmark for pricing full-frame mirrorless cameras at $1299. What does this mean for the future of camera pricing in general?
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Date: 02/06/2019
Duration: 00:17:21
065 Toothpaste-based Lenses
Materials research is trying to make lenses flatter and they are making great progress by employing the same type of antenna technology that makes terrestrial radio work. Just on a much much smaller nano scale to make it work for light. Arseniy Kuznetsov is one of the scientists working with new materials to create the future of lenses, projectors and holographic displays. Watch the video here.
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Date: 01/30/2019
Duration: 00:21:15
064 My next camera will be Chinese?
Who will make your next camera? Despite new launches from both Canon and Nikon recently, Fuji are winning lots of internet reviewer awards for best camera of 2018. So where do we need to look now for the next big thing? DJI Osmo Pocket? Insta360? Yongnuo? Notice all these are Chinese companies innovating photography through applying new technology. DJI even own Hasselblad now. If Chinese manufacturers who already build many phone cameras now start to make waves in the traditional camera markets, how will the established Japanese, German and other nationality companies compete?
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Date: 01/23/2019
Duration: 00:23:18
063 Porsche-ness: The Future of Stock Photography
It's the age of artificial photography. Be it car ads or the latest IKEA catalog. What's been difficult is coming up with artificial people. Until now. Nvidia just presented their latest research in GANs to create any artificial photo of a person that you like. It remains to be seen what that means for the future of photography.
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Date: 01/16/2019
Duration: 00:34:39
062 Blend don’t blast
Over the holidays Ade rented a type of LED light he had not used before - a Westcott Icelight 2 from “It made me think about the way I shoot with light in a different way. It didn’t give me absolute control over light - it’s not powerful enough. But it did give me plenty to light a subject above the ambient light - indoors anyway - and made me think more about what filmmakers call “practicals”. It’s a blending of light rather than blasting.” So, will the future of photographic lighting change the art? Or is this just another aesthetic trend?
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Date: 01/09/2019
Duration: 00:22:14
061 Reasons to Believe
Synthetic reality is becoming a part of our daily lives, with deepfakes replacing faces and Adobe's VoCo being able to synthesize anything in anybody's voice. How does this change in reality influence our skills and our beliefs? Our discussion on this episode was triggered by this article by Rob Horning.
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Date: 01/02/2019
Duration: 00:32:13
060 iOS Native
Remember "Think Different"? Ade is trying his best to do that by becoming iOS native. Native meaning designing workflows, choosing tools and having fun (that's the important bit) with photography all based around "not a real computer". It's a bit of a challenge in places and Chris provides the interrogation to figure out just how real all this is. And check out RAW Power (no affiliation) for properly powerful editing.
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Date: 12/26/2018
Duration: 00:20:34
059 The Fall of Another Bastion
Smartphones have already taken over when it comes to portability and it helps that you always have one in your pocket. They do automatic HDR, they have optical image stabilization, they can simulate shallow depth of field and they are masters when it comes to convenient editing and sharing. Now another bastion of the bigger cameras is about to fall: low light photography. Google's Night Sight
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Date: 12/19/2018
Duration: 00:16:10
058 Compulaborate
Use #TFOPnow on twitter or instagram. Post your images made with futuristic camera and software tools... We think it’s about time we put our creative brains to work using all the tools we talk about every week on the show. And we want you to do that too! The show this week is a call to action - we want to see your creative images taking advantage of new tools and techniques. It could be an in-camera computational tool or a faourite app in post to make the image zing. When you’re done post on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #TFOPnow and let’s see what we all can do. And maybe hit up Chris and Ade on the socials as well... Our social media handles: The Future of Photography on Twitter, Ade on Twitter, on Instagram, Chris on Twitter, on Instagram Also: Did you know, we use the future of audio processing (a system called Auphonic) to make these episodes sound as sweet as possible? But Auphonic processing time costs actual money. To help us keep sounding as smashing as we do, we'd love it if you could help us out by donating some Auphonic credits
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Date: 12/12/2018
Duration: 00:27:22
057 Rochester Institute of Technology
Chris was at the Rochester Institute of Technology to see where education in the photographic sciences will take us in the future. Videos from the visit: Scrabble Drop, Drip Drip, Balloon Pop, Streak Photography, Electron Microscopy, Full Series. An article about Harold Edgerton. Also: Did you know, we use the future of audio processing (a system called Auphonic) to make these episodes sound as sweet as possible? But Auphonic processing time costs actual money. To help us keep sounding as smashing as we do, we'd love it if you could help us out by donating some Auphonic credits
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Date: 12/05/2018
Duration: 00:25:55
056 Twenty-Eight – Love or Hate?
Made up story: Once upon a time a man called Steve invented a new camera. It was quite small and he only had room for one lens. He chose one a little bit wide but not properly wide. For the next 10 years, most new cameras had basically the same lens. Do YOU like 28mme? Is it the new “normal”? What should be considered normal now? Aspect ratios have changed. Video is more popular. If cameras of the future shipped with a kit prime rather than a zoom, what should it be? What impact will 28mme have on the future of photography?
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Date: 11/28/2018
Duration: 00:30:11
055 Convergence From the Top
Digital compact cameras are on the way out. Smartphones have taken over that segment for good. But Zeiss is looking at the segment with a fresh approach. Their announced ZX1 camera (introduction video) is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a fixed 35mm f/2.0 lens. But what's even more interesting is that it ditched the card slots in favor of an internal 512MB SSD and comes with built-in Lightroom Mobile.
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Date: 11/21/2018
Duration: 00:24:56
054 Future Classics
TFOP is 1 year old!! Also: 5 years ago, spotting a classic camera was easy - it was film. Ade has a podcast about that and so does Chris. But now, how do we tell? Cameras now 15 years old are digital and digital technology is now mature enough that older cameras are not simply disappointing. Can you spot a future classic? Ade thinks he has one. So what exactly is the future of classic cameras? What will we look for? What will seem laughably lame?
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Date: 11/14/2018
Duration: 00:20:34
053 Geo Here Geo There
This week we look at an interesting and somewhat concerning trend. Geo-tagged photos are one of the culprits for some amazing landscapes to be literally run over by tourists. Chris talks about his experience at Murderhole Beach, Ireland and on the Lofoten Archipelago in Norway. An article on geotagging photos. Death at Taft Point. Video: Vox on how digital poularity is physically changing landscapes.
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Date: 10/31/2018
Duration: 00:24:58
052 Add a Mic - and Then Buy a New Bag :-)
Most of our cameras now have microphones. Ade has a travel camera that allows you to add 4 seconds of audio to a photograph. Then of course there is video. Many in camera mics - maybe all of them - are not delivering the audio quality we like but there are some great products that can enhance our camera capabilities with audio. Rode Video Micro | Sennheiser MKE 400 | But what should our cameras really have as functionality? Audio built in perhaps? Or Lightroom built in - actually now really a thing. And then you have to go buy a new bag - tune in to find out why!
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Date: 10/24/2018
Duration: 00:21:20
051 Leica, Light and Automotive Guidance
Autonomous cars utilize an array of sensors: radar, lidar, ultrasonic and of course cameras. Leica, Light and Tesla are betting on a future where cameras can handle almost all of those sensing tasks. Leica Funds Camera-Guided Automotive System | Fstoppers | Leica Invests in Light as Part of Massive $121M Funding Round | Watch a Tesla drive in Paris through the eyes of Autopilot - Electrek | The Future of Photography episode 043: Cameras and Cars
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Date: 10/17/2018
Duration: 00:24:47
050 FaceTime vs. FacePlant
Do you ever see people walking along and making video calls? Often without headphones so lots of shouting going on. Did you ever see anyone walk straight into a lamp post or fall over a kerb? Is that something you do? But in some situations video calling is a crucial part of communications because it can provide a far more nuanced view of how messages are received - it's a richer picture. Military forces, emergency services and even surgeons depend on these technologies. So as our written language simplifies to a set of small yellow faces on phones - is the future of rich communication based around our cameras? Will the future of photography also be the future of human language? Early Video Phone
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Date: 10/10/2018
Duration: 00:31:44
048 Ultimate TFOP Workspace Build
Way back in Show 14, Ade talked about how tools, toys and cloud services are integrating our workflow. But where, how, when and why do you want to use these? How do you build the Ultimate TFOP Workspace? How big is your monitor? How many RAID systems? Are you standing, sitting or lounging? How do you compose the score for a 360 spherical movie? Ade is embarking on all this just now and is learning a lot he wants to share... And maybe Adam Savage can help with First-Order-Retrievability.
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Date: 10/03/2018
Duration: 00:18:55
047 New Manufacturing Methods Are Changing Photography
New manufacturing methods and old ones that are becoming accessible to the masses change how cameras are made. CNC routers, laser cutters and of course 3D printers are a part of this story. Chris picks four large format camera projects to illustrate this: Intrepid, Standard 4x5 (monorail), Chroma, Cameradactyl ("my first 4x5"). Sunny 16 Podcast, ep 111, a discussion with the Intrepid founder
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Date: 09/26/2018
Duration: 00:17:59
046 On Body Cameras - Real World Update
In Show 018, way back in July, we discussed the impact of on-body cameras and their impact on law enforcement. We now return to that with real-world input from listener Jon who is a police officer in the USA. Jon provides a view of the positive and negative impacts of these cameras. They don't make criminals or police officers suddenly behave well but they do provide evidence. In fact, maybe the biggest problem is how to deal with the increasing public expectation that there should be video...
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Date: 09/21/2018
Duration: 00:25:15
045 Shhh...
Cameras make sounds. From mechanical shutters to cameras that play those sounds digitally. What are those sounds good for? Chris and Ade discuss how camera sounds give them personality and recognizability and how the shutter sound changes the dynamics in a portrait session. Jacobson Sound Blimps closing after 52 years, Photography Tips from the Top Floor, ep 414: DIY camera blimp (interview starts 10 minutes into the show), YouTube: The iPhone shutter sound is a Canon AE-1. TFOP is in the top 25 photography podcast list!
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Date: 09/05/2018
Duration: 00:33:15
044 TFOFP (the second F is Film)
This week Chris is travelling so Ade has taken over the show and used it to promote The Future of Film Photography (TFOFP). With Sunny16 podcast co-host Graeme and special guest Sandra Coan, Ade discusses the positive impact of using film in a commercial photography business, how to expose and light portraits with film and the role film will play in the future.
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Date: 08/29/2018
Duration: 00:23:39
043 Cameras and Cars
The last 10 years have seen a big change in how cameras are being used in cars. From the backup camera when reversing to the dash cam. From cameras as rear view mirrors (Audio E-Tron) to lane assist and obstacle recognition. From 360-degree parking helpers to autonomous logging trucks and obviously in self-driving cars, from Tesla to the more open-source approach of Comma's Openpilot. Also LIDAR is in the process of being turned into a solid-state system and prices are expected to come down.
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Date: 08/22/2018
Duration: 00:24:51
042 Rights vs lefts, wrongs and respect
An organisation of street events is asking photographers to gain verbal permission before shooting in a public place. The organisation, The Petapixel article that got us thinking. These are events that are about personal expression of sub-culture but how do we judge or decide between rights of photography in a public place versus respect of individuals? Is this a slippery slope? Is there a difference today from how digital natives will view the rights and risks tomorrow? Are we going to see a change in fundamental rights of photographers? Would that drive a positive or negative scenario? Would technology innovation out pace the revision of law? Will photography become about wearing a nanotech sensor on you jacket? And BTW, weird that this all happened in San Francisco which is one of the most liberal cities going!
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Date: 08/15/2018
Duration: 00:31:04
041 AI Judges Photos and Carrots Are Sooo Episode Thirty-Eight
Huawei wants to use an AI to help judge a photo contest. The Kirin 970 CPU with its NPU (neural processing unit). Pictures too grainy? Nvidia developed a new AI-based method to de-noise photos without prior knowledge of clean image data. (The research paper, PDF). This has the potential to get us to grain-free low-light photography with small image sensors.
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Date: 08/08/2018
Duration: 00:32:48
040 Field Report
Ade has been away on a UK vacation. This included being underground in a tine mine, sea kayaking, an outdoor theatre production and more. So what cameras do all that? And more importantly ;-) how did Ade build a wish list for future cameras - whilst also celebrating the cameras we already have! Links: Geevor Tin Mine, Koru Kayaking, Minack Theatre, Olympus TG-4, Some other tough cameras
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Date: 08/01/2018
Duration: 00:22:25
039 Lens Multiplication
The number of lenses in smartphones has increased from zero to now three in some phones over the years. An article in the Washington Post mentions a prototype of a smartphone by Light that features nine lenses. This might become the next version of their L16 camera that we discussed in ep09.
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Date: 07/25/2018
Duration: 00:23:57
038 Cameras That Eat More Carrots
I guess most of us have a mental image of movie or TV locations where big trucks carry enormous lights around the place. They have to be big so they can be far away from the actors. They have to be far away so the light doesn't fall off across the scene in shot. Inverse square law can be nasty. But maybe the world is changing. Cameras are better in low light than ever before. What if you could make a whole TV series with just ambient light? Sharp Objects on HBO is doing just that!
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Date: 07/18/2018
Duration: 00:20:50
037 Big Gimbals
Gimbals have had use in compasses, aircraft, rocket engines, astrology, still photography and film/video. We already talked about it in ep021. The dji Ronin-S is a handheld gimbal for cameras up to 3.6kg that is in a price range that makes it attractive even to ambitious amateurs. (Follow-up from ep025: Lightform Projection Mapping)
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Date: 07/11/2018
Duration: 00:29:24
036 Head to Head: 400MP Hasselblad vs Fuji Instax
A while back, Hasselblad announced a new camera with 400 MegaPixels. More recently, Fujifilm announced the Instax SQ6. What happens when you pit them against each other? Can one of these systems claim to be more The Future of Photography than the other? How should we judge? What do you think?
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Date: 07/04/2018
Duration: 00:19:39
035 Cardboard
Cardboard as a visual maker tool. Video: Adam Savage on discovering cardboard. Make Magazine cardboard projects. Cardboard furniture. Cardboard teleprompter. Google Cardboard. Nintendo Labo. Google AIY (Vision Kit). Jollylook cardboard camera for Fuji Instax.
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Date: 06/27/2018
Duration: 00:16:36
034 The future of X-Trans
It’s the marmite of sensors - you either love it or hate it. We are of course talking about the Fujifilm X-Trans sensor. Some say it delivers mushy detail and others say it has beautiful rendering. Occasionally there is common ground where most people think Lightroom does a not-great job on the raw files. But what’s this? Another new Fuji camera with a Bayer sensor you say? Yes, the Fujifilm X-T100 may be badged as entry-level but it has a lot going for it when it comes to sensor technology and picture quality.
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Date: 06/20/2018
Duration: 00:38:20
033 iOS 12
For the last decade, smart phones have constantly improved their cameras in terms of megapixels and features, but it seems to get harder and harder to wow us with new photo-related features. At their developer conference, Apple introduced a deeper photographic feature set with a strong emphasis on machine learning. They are also working hard to catch up on some of Google's features. Chris and Ade talk about upcoming organization, grouping and sharing features in iOS 12, about a new depth-related API for developers that will enable swapping out backgrounds in photos.
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Date: 06/13/2018
Duration: 00:21:11
032 SDK say whaaat?
We’ve seen Magic Lantern hack a bunch of Canon cameras to up-spec them. That’s great stuff and very powerful. But what if your camera manufacturer handed you the keys to their castle and invited you to muck about a bit? Ricoh/Pentax have just done exactly that, publishing an API for their DSLRs so you can write your own apps to control the cameras. Article on the Pentax SDK / Ricoh API Developer Connection. What would YOU make?
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Date: 06/06/2018
Duration: 00:20:23
031 Z-Axis Update
How a tuning fork enabled an entire new industry. Over the history of photography, the location of the camera has usually been close the ground plane. Getting the camera up into the air historically required hot air balloons, airplanes, helicopters or pigeons. The invention of MEMS gyroscopes, combined with advances in battery technology ushered in a revolution that spread from smartphones to drones to camera gimbals, all available to us in small and relatively affordable packages called consumer drones. Podcast recommendation: Photography Tips from the Top Floor ep 824: Drones / Aerial videos by Chris: Baum / Schlossgespenster 2018
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Date: 05/30/2018
Duration: 00:22:21
030 I’m a Luttite
Do you use LUTS? They are becoming all the rage and gaining far more technical support in photo editing where they used to be more just for video. So Ade has been trying a new tool called Image 2 LUT that can help you capture and refine looks from images that inspire you and can speed up workflow. What is a LUT? / LUTS in Affinity Photo. / Get some LUTs here. / A.I. update. Skylum buys Photolemur and invests in AI.
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Date: 05/23/2018
Duration: 00:20:14
029 News Update (EarthNow, Flickr)
1) EarthNow (among others backed by Airbus, Softbank and Bill Gates) are planning to bring us (or rather big businesses and governments) real-time video of the earth from above. Is this beneficial or are we talking about Enemy Of The State territory? We discuss the benefits and the dangers. 2) Flickr was acquired by Smugmug. After Yahoo (and with it Flickr) were bought by Verizon last year, photographers were getting worried about the focus of their platform. We think this current development is a good move.
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Date: 05/16/2018
Duration: 00:21:20
028 TFOStockP (The New York Episode)
Have you ever tried to find stock photography that really works? It's hard. A lot of stock images are so cheesy that this Hollywood movie made spoof images for promotion. How could it be made easier? Step in Pond5. Imagine you see a perfect shot for your commercial photo shoot or film but you know the subject is licensed - maybe the Empire State Building or something. Just take a photo with your phone, send it to Pond5 and they will send you back a whole list of of licensed images or video to use. Here is how it works. And a bit more on how it works. Oh, and it actually works!
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Date: 05/09/2018
Duration: 00:21:09
027 The Vergence Accommodation Conflict
Out of sync sensory inputs can cause sickness. Car sickness and sea sickness for example. It happens when our vestibular system doesn't agree with our other senses. VR and AR will have the same issue, but for an additional reason: the vergence (angle) and accommodation (focus) of our eyes don't agree in those environments. Wired wrote about this.
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Date: 05/02/2018
Duration: 00:20:57
026 Block Party
What if Instagram and Twitter paid you for your photos? Never happen? Well check out Steepshot and Zappl Credit to for the article that prompted this show.
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Date: 04/25/2018
Duration: 00:20:47
025 Projection Mapping
Projection mapping is nothing new, but today's computers enable amazingly creative ways to project images onto anything from irregular screens to buildings to moving faces. Videos: Music video: Pomplamoose (Happy), Getting started in projection mapping (tutorial), VPT (projection mapping software), building mapping primer, augmented reality sandbox, projection mapping on a moving face, Omote, Box (advanced illusion) (behind the scenes).
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Date: 04/18/2018
Duration: 00:26:56
024 Nabbing Our Space
NAB is a trades union for American broadcasters - which is a bit dull. But every year they have a big ol' party in Vegas and they all bring their new toys. This year's NABshow has just finished and some of the filmmaker's and video broadcaster's toys could have far reaching consequences for photographers. New BMPCC at just $1295 Apple ProRes Raw analysis from Noam Kroll Record what you like with the Atomos Ninja V Tiny camera shooting 4K raw from Indiecam Padcaster live broadcast kit More NAB2018 exhibitors
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Date: 04/11/2018
Duration: 00:30:21
023 New Developments
We catch up on some recent development on things we have mentioned in previous episodes: Skydio R1 autonomous drone in-depth test (originally mentioned on TFOP 019) || Lytro is no more, Google buying Lytro?, Google's Light Field Experiments (TFOP 015) || NVIDIA's FastPotoStyle algorithm (scientific paper), Visual Poetry (TFOP 011) || Behind The Scenes of Apple's HomePod ad, showing how little CGI was used.
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Date: 04/04/2018
Duration: 00:31:21
022 Mythbusting Videotography
People have been talking for years about extracting photos from video. Most people don't see it as currently viable because photo and video require very different camera settings and video footage is far less detailed than stills photos - until recently. Mythbuster Ade coined the term Videotography and got to work. Photos extracted from Ade's New York video, Chris' adventures on a ship in the arctic, Tips from the Top Floor 739: The Bumblebee Principle
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Date: 03/28/2018
Duration: 00:33:03
021 Stabilization and Hyperlapse
In this episode we discuss image stabilization from mechanical to digital to optical, we touch on Steadycam, gyro-based stabilizers and dive into how Hyperlapse seems to manage to do all that with a simple smart phone camera. Comparison of image stabilizers, The Technology Behind Hyperlapse EPISODE SPONSOR: - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/21/2018
Duration: 00:25:04
020 Singles
This week Ade has been looking into very small things - in fact singles. How do you photograph a single atom? How do you capture a single photon? Is there anything that small worth photographing? EPISODE SPONSOR: - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/14/2018
Duration: 00:31:44
019 Drones and Printing
The Skydio R1 seems to be the first fully autonomous selfie drone that actually delivers on their promise. did a review in a forest. On the topic of printing: 3D printing pens, 3D avatars, vertical wall printing, hand jet, braille embosser, Barilla pasta printer, Heston Blumenthal, cake printers, 3D chocolate printing, toast printer #1, toast printer concept, nail printer. EPISODE SPONSOR: - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/07/2018
Duration: 00:30:06
018 On body cameras
Ade does a science show - but this is head-science. How does wearing a body camera impact the behaviour of police officers and the citizens they engage with? How does the press treat formal studies? Could the technology be misused? And how might video footage be misinterpreted due to the perspective of the shot? Take the NY Times test on this last question and see how you fare. And if you want to buy a body camera. Don't forget to let us know if you're interested in our 2018 TFOP meetup and just a reminder: you can make a difference and support us with a small contribution. Both links are in the shownotes. EPISODE SPONSOR: - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 02/28/2018
Duration: 00:21:04
017 Photo Enhancements using AI
Increasing resolution of existing photos has traditionally been done by a combination of extrapolation of the existing images, followed by some form of more-or-less smart sharpening. The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany, has developed a new machine-learning based system named Enhancenet-PAT, which shows much greater success in increasing photo resolution using automated texture synthesis. Here's a talk (14-minute video) that explains this in more depth.
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Date: 02/21/2018
Duration: 00:46:06
016 Mobile Mini Me
What if I want to climb a mountain to take photos or videos? What if I am a keen cyclist? What if I am a scuba diver?Traditionally I needed bespoke kit but now technology is helping us out. Do I still need an enormous DSLR or can I do something else? This week Ade and Chris talk about mobility with photo kit and how you can achieve it. What's out there today that's tiny and cool? Where does it go next? What (if anything) does this mean for the future of photography? Some fun 360 degree toys... Nicolas Cage Can Now Be Put Into Any Movie in History Don't forget to let us know if you're interested in our 2018 TFOP meetup and just a reminder: you can make a difference and support us with a small contribution.
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Date: 02/14/2018
Duration: 00:43:47
015 Light Field Photography
Lightfield photography (aka plenoptic photography) enables photographers to computationally re-focus their images and create different perspectives. We explore the history and future of Lytro and what this technology means for photographers and videographers alike. Lytro Cinema and Immerge 2.0. Adobe's Lightfield experiments. Lightfields explained in videos: Talk by Paul Debevec (start here), Talk by Mark Bolas
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Date: 02/07/2018
Duration: 00:48:01
014 Baking the Cake: Photo Integration
I want... all my images on all my devices, all edits sync'd, cloud backup, publishing, automatic keywording and a yacht. OK, maybe the yacht is out of scope but the rest is largely available in various forms and Ade has been checking out Google, Adobe and iCloud services to see what works and what really doesn't. Conclusions? This integration or workflow element of our photography is important but which services do Ade and Chris trust with their images and their money? How about a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018? Potential for knowledge sharing, playing with other people's toys, recording a live show... If that sounds like fun to you, please let us know by registering your interest. Support the show: we have set up a donation box where you can contribute to our ongoing research and production effort. We're grateful for your support.
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Date: 01/31/2018
Duration: 00:34:08
013 KodakCoin
Did the Kodak Coin announcement confuse you? Kodak (actually one of their licensing partners) wants to put the entire photography business on a blockchain. On this episode we try to make sense of this announcement. Also: Chris' new streaming setup that looks like portrait mode (YouTube) and let us know if you'd be interested in a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018.
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Date: 01/24/2018
Duration: 00:22:19
012 Personal Drones
At the family holiday festivities, Ade saw kids as young as 8 get drones as presents. "Holy Flying Menace, Batman" he thought to himself. He quickly ran to safety and started researching the mainstream acceptance of consumer-grade drones. Even common newspapers had buying guides. Also this week, hilarity ensues when Chris flies his own drone indoors and crashes it :-) Would you be interested in a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018? Potential for knowledge sharing, playing with other people's toys, recording a live show... If that sounds like fun to you, please let us know by registering your interest.
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Date: 01/17/2018
Duration: 00:31:29
011 Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation Networks
Chris and Ade explore some new research that just came out of Nvidia, a manufacturer of graphics and machine learning hardware. In the future it will be possible to translate a winter image into a summer image or a corgi into a german shepherd and they are showing that in a set of impressive demos. TFOP 002 Depth. Research website. Example video 1. Example video 2. Explanation video. [Slightly NSFW] Face swapping for fake p*rn.
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Date: 01/10/2018
Duration: 00:39:13
010 Philosophy of Computational Photography
This week Ade and Chris try to leave the science behind and talk philosophy. They almost manage it, but not quite. There is an amusing interlude while we try to imagine what art critics think and then the reality of what the real critics - friends and family - might say. Also, would you be interested in a TFOP meetup, workshop and live recording? Register your interest here and we will start developing the ideas!
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Date: 01/03/2018
Duration: 00:53:31
009 L16
Happy New Year! The L16 is an interesting beast. 16 cameras and some computational photography make this a brick-shaped camera that is hard to ignore. Chris and Ade bring you some first-hand experience, they discuss what this means for photography and also talk about some of its shortcomings as portrayed by an article on Petapixel. Our robot finally has a name: eevee. Thanks Dave Schuder for coming up with the idea! The t-shirt winners are Dave Schuder, Paul Friday for the cleverness award and Steve Connery and Deborah Nelson with a honorable mention each. Thanks all for your wonderful ideas!
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Date: 12/27/2017
Duration: 00:22:34
008 Glitch Art
Glitch art is the practice of using digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices. It has a long history in movies, music and the arts. It also has some humorous unintentional outlets. A key assumption is that it's ok to destroy pixels - something photographers often try to preserve. And it's GREAT FUN!!! Try it yourself with the DECIM8 app discussed in the show and take a look at one of Chris' projects and a shot by Ade too.
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Date: 12/20/2017
Duration: 00:31:27
007 An Observation by Adam Savage
Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) makes an interesting observation: lately the cameras that people bring to his live show's meet-and-greets have changed: where people used to bring phones, many of them now bring bigger dedicated cameras and analog media as well. Has the pendulum swung back? Has digital been a fad all along? Listen in while Chris and Ade look at the implications of this development.
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Date: 12/13/2017
Duration: 00:28:28
006 Lots of Pixels
For years, we have observed and participated in the megapixel race. Pretty much all photographers have an opinion on this. So do Chris and Ade :-) So how do all these pixels impact our images? Are they necessary? Can we use them to be creative? What might the results of that look like? All these questions and more inform the boys' weekly musing on The Future of Photography. Science article from 2005. Lightning over New York from 2016 by Dan Piech. Some really big photos.... Gigapan makes products for crazy-big images. Vanvouver time machine gigapixel image. Don't forget, our robot still has no name and you could choose it and win a t-shirt! Make as many suggestions as you like here by 24th December.
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Date: 12/06/2017
Duration: 00:23:13
005 Flat Lenses
Today's lenses are made of solid glass. This makes bigger lenses heavy and bulky. While fresnel lenses have managed to make lenses flatter by splitting them up in concentric circles of lens segments, they have always had some level of quality loss which makes them not ideal to use in photographic applications. Microsoft has now patented a flat lens that uses tiny nano structures on a flat surface to bend light similar to what a traditional lens does. For the future of photography this could mean smaller lenses and thinner smartphones without a camera bump. Don't forget, our robot still has no name and you could choose it and win a t-shirt! Make as many suggestions as you like here by 24th December.
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Date: 11/30/2017
Duration: 00:04:43
004b Boy or Girl? Help Us Name Our Robot And WIN!
OH NO. Our robot has no name. What an inexcusable oversight of us. Help us give it (him? her?) a name for a chance to win a t-shirt with ... you guessed it ... our robot on it. Submit your suggestions here, the deadline is December 24 2017. Good luck! (and of course, we'd also be more than happy if it turns out gender-neutral :))

Date: 11/29/2017
Duration: 00:31:44
004 Animating Images
In the last few years we have seen many approaches to animating photos. Not video as such, more visual effects for impact and fun. Right now it is getting easier all the time. Chris and Ade discuss how we got here, what tools we can use today and the impact they have on our images. From cinemagraphs, through professional tools and now into consumer space, we have lots to play with. Animoto and Quik will help you with presenting photos to friends and family. And Apple Live Photos, along with Samsung, Google and others will help you get started in the glorious, occasionally cheesy, art of animation.
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Date: 11/24/2017
Duration: 00:24:54
003 Computational Zoom
What if one photo could contain multiple focal lengths and treat the magnification of background and foreground in a fundamentally different way? Researchers at the UCSB (the University of California, Santa Barbara) have moved one step closer to this. Their research paper shows their algorithm allowing to take a stack of images that was taken from different perspectives and at different focal lengths and combining them into a single photo with variable focal lengths.
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Date: 11/20/2017
Duration: 00:24:44
002 Depth
Are you deep? Depth has many meanings in photography. Specifically for computational photography it can involve calculating depth, blurring, focus stacking and more. Chris and Ade discuss all these things and the way our cameras can work it all out - so mostly yeh then and less on philosophy! Mamiya waist level finder Asus Zenfobe AR Apple ARKit Photogrammetry Bookmark the website here
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Date: 11/19/2017
Duration: 00:22:50
001 Thoughts on Computational Photography
So what exactly is computational photography? Chris and Ade discuss a range of examples including panoramas, HDR and lens correction. Do they nail the jelly to the wall? Not completely but it’s fun trying and the more they try the bigger the topic gets. More power is definitely good though! Wikipedia definition Bookmark the website here
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Date: 11/18/2017
Duration: 00:10:43
000 The Inaugural Episode
Did you hear the one about the new podcast? Well this is it. Chris and Ade met, talked and found an enormous new area to podcast about. The Future of Photography includes computational photography, image making, smartphones, software, film and more Bookmark the website here
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