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Friday, February 22, 2008

Podcasts

Podcasts really are great.

I was just thinking the other day how much I have learnt about Macs through listening to Macbreak Weekly (which admittedly is more rat hole that mac-info, but that adds to the charm. I feel the presenters are my private fwends, private in that no-one else that I know personally knows them). I didn't know anything about them two years ago, and whilst I'm certainly no pro-user, I am now more than happy to run Mac intro sessions for the uninitiated. (Mum and dad were practice. I did a session on iLife for a local artist, and hopefully next week will be doing one on Mac GTD for a few friends next week.

Anyway, a couple of days ago I was thinking about me and my photography, and how ignorant I am of what is going on in the photography world, not to mention techniques to improve my skills. Yes, one day I'll go on a photography course.... 'One Day'? Come on joseph, you know better than that. Unless you make this a priority it will never happen.

With time and money being a bit of an issue there initially seemed to be little I could do ...ah, but hang on, if I could learn a load of stuff about Macs through a podcast, couldn't I do the same with photography?

So as of yesterday I've started my photographic education, initially courtesy of This week in Photography, which as the name might suggest is part of the TWIT (This Week in Tech) network. I like the presenters, I like the show, and I've learnt a thing or two already. Like the fact that the camera I'd like costs about £3000.

If anyone has any recommendations for photography podcasts please do let me know ...and if there's anything you'd like to learn about in your spare time, have you checked out the podcast section of iTunes? There's some real gems in there.

[can you seriously imagine a camera that takes 1200 frames per second...?!! Casio have made one]

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