October 15, 2007

New Lightroom Podcasts: Chris Rainier, Steve McCurry

Adobe pro photography evangelist George Jardine has been back in the field, mic in hand, to chat with photography heavyweights.  (Note to self: Bump off George, steal his much-cooler-than-mine job. ;-))

  • "It [being able to ‘see and pre-visualize’ in black and white] allowed me to speak of things that were beyond the color spectrum, beyond a certain reality, and go into what I like to call magical realism," says Chris Rainier.  George writes,

This podcast was recorded on Saturday October 6th, 2007 at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington D.C. Chris sits down with George to have a conversation about working with Ansel Adams, Chris’s love of the landscape, and his sense of how photography can influence the social issues of our times. He also tells the story of the genesis of the Society’s Cultures initiative, which he currently directs. [The podcast is on George’s iDisk under "20071006 Podcast – Chris Rainier"]

  • "Some of the great pictures, you just look at them and you marvel at them, for the subject matter and somehow they struck a chord in you," says Steve McCurry.  "But it’s rarely about the technique. It’s not about the lens, or the film, or the light necessarily. It’s really just some story in that picture. Some emotional element which you connect with."  From George’s description:

This podcast was recorded on Saturday September 29th, 2007 at Steve McCurry’s workshop in NYC. Steve sits down with George to have a conversation about photographing people, and the effort and dedication required to make great photographs. [The podcast is on George’s iDisk under "20070929 Podcast – Steve McCurry."]

See also my previous posts about Chris & Steve.  These podcasts & others can be found on iTunes by searching under Podcasts for “Lightroom," or via the Lightroom podcasts RSS feed.

Posted by John Nack at 10:26 AM on October 15, 2007

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