The Photography Podcast
The Photography Podcast brings you photo tips, tricks, product reviews, and interviews. Whether you bought your first camera yesterday or have been shooting for years, you'll find something here to inform, educate, and entertain you. We hope you enjoy the newest addition to our photography family.





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As always, thanks for coming back for another episode of The Photography Podcast.

Today, we are asking for you our listeners to help us get through the mountain of books and DVD's that we receive from publishers. If you are interested in being considered as one of our guest reviewers please drop us an email. We will be announcing our first 6 reviewers during the second week of March. If you are not in the first group do not fret, we will keep your name in the hat for round 2.

We really want to hear from you, your comments, ideas, and suggestions, so PLEASE drop us an email or call our listener feedback line at 1-207-200-3235, because we want your input to guide where this podcast goes..

If you are looking for memory (for your camera, not your head) we have some great deals on our "Special Deals" page.

We are also making it perfectly clear today (in an effort to be as transparent as possible) that because Adorama is a sponsor, we do generate revenue (trust me, we won't be retiring any time soon), 25% of every penny we get is split between Operation Smile and local southern Maine food pantries (here and here).

It also helps defray the cost of running our family of photography websites.

And on todays show we have the pleasure of talking to Tim and Chris Riley of Riley Photographic.

They took the time to talk with us about their photographic practice and also to extend a phenomenal offer to our listeners and readers in celebration of our 1,000th post on Weekly Photo Tips.

We have been teasing at something "big" happening all this month and though we are celebrating our 1,000th blog post this surprise is something for you our listeners and readers.

So the surprise? For the first 25 people who register at this link, they will get a free 60 day trial of RPG Keys, free shipping, free presets... it will cost you nothing to give this serious productivity tool a 2 month test drive, at no cost and no obligation to you.

First, what do RPG Keys work with? Windows and MAC, including Lightroom (3 & 4), Photoshop (CS3, CS4, CS5), Bridge (CS3, CS4, CS5), Aperture 3 (MAC), Photo Mechanic (MAC).

Second, how can you get your set? Follow this link and click the "TRY IT" button and you'll get to try the new USB version of the RPG mini for free for 60 days! ($10 shipping outside the USA). At checkout simply enter the coupon codes listed below and your keys will land at your door step in just a few days.

Coupon Code for US Residents: WEEKLYPHOTOTIPS-USA

Coupon Code for non US Residents: WEEKLYPHOTOTIPS-INT

Third, how can you learn more about the RPG Keys? You can read my original review here, or even better, head over to SLR Lounge and read their in-depth review and analysis of how the RPG Keys significantly changed their workflow forever. It cut their image editing workflow in more than half.

Here's a little math for you: Average time per photo edit - without RPG Keys: 18.65 seconds per photo / with RPG Keys: 7.6 seconds per photo.

Just remember, it's for the first 25 who register at this link.

A big thank you to Adorama for sponsoring this podcast.

Direct download: Show3.mp3
Category:Photography -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

An interview with Shutter Sister Kristin Zecchinelli

Thanks so much for coming back to The Photography Podcast, today we have the pleasure of interviewing Shutter Sister Kristin Zecchinelli.

I asked Kristin if she would share a couple of her favorite images and why they made it to her "favs" list.

"This is an old shot of my kids jumping on the bed. I is not crisp, it is fluid, they are holding hands. Every time I look at this shot I am instantly transported back to that very moment and can hear their laughter and see how high they were jumping on the bed and remember how many great shots I took of them doing it. I LOVE that whole series. I love how they are such great friends. This photo just captures ALL of that for me..."

"And a recent fave is this close up of my daughter. It was right after her bath and she was sitting on my bed and I was combing her wet hair and putting cream on her dry skin and the light streaming in the window looked so pretty on her face... I got in close and captured her lashes and the contrast of light and dark on her face. I was savoring her smallness, I know all too well how fleeting it is."

Here is her BIO:

Kristin Zecchinelli is a photographer, blogger, artist, woman, and mother living on the southern coast of Maine with her small family. Kristin taps into the healing process of photography, focusing on the real, and the now. Everyday moments inspire her to pick up her camera. She is driven to connect personally with others through her art and words.

Her art has been on exhibit at the Fotofest Gallery in Houston Texas and appeared in the Beckoning of Lovely collection, the Shutter Sisters Picture Hope Project, and the Kirtsy Mom 2.0 video collaboration with well known novelist Katherine Center.

Kristin’s photography has won various awards and honors such as first place in the Portland Maine 22008 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. She is a contributing artist for Getty Images, the co-founder of  NOW Workshops, and is featured in the upcoming book, "Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids". She is a contributing editor at Shutter Sisters and an Everyday Storyteller at Paper Coterie. You can find her personal blog at MaineMomma.

And I am fortunate enough to say Kristin Zecchinelli is my friend.

We really want hear from you, reach us by email at, you can send us an mp3 file (using the same email address), or by calling our listener feedback line at 1-207-200-3235.

It's not too late to join in the February giveaway extravaganza over at Weekly Photo Tips, each and every Friday they will be giving away Photography books, software, and DVD's. You can get all the details on how to enter right here.

A big thank you to Adorama for sponsoring this podcast.

Please feel free to download the show for later listening.

Direct download: Kristin-Zecchinelli.mp3
Category:Photography -- posted at: 10:38am EDT