The Digital Story Photography Podcast
The Digital Story Photography Podcast
Derrick Story
Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.
The Bias Against Teleconverters and Conversion Lenses - TDS Photo Podcast
Photographers tend to like their cameras clean and their lenses lean. Anything that might compromise image quality such as teleconverters, conversion lenses, and sometimes even filters is frowned upon. But how legitimate are our concerns? I re-examine my biases in today's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.
May 10
34 min
Mother's Day and Other Great Family Photos - TDS Photo Podcast
Some folks will be spending time with their family this weekend thanks to Mother's Day on Sunday. Generally speaking, Moms don't like having their picture taken. But I have a few tips for you in today's show that will not only help you get her in front of the camera, but will also ensure she looks great in the picture. I hope you enjoy the show.
May 3
31 min
Time for a New Personal Project - TDS Photo Podcast
Photography is most interesting when we continually challenge ourselves. And the best way to do that is through personal projects that take us just a bit out of our comfort zone. Now that we�re well into 2022, it�s time to find that next personal project for you, and that�s the top story in today�s TDS Photography Podcast.
Apr 26
33 min
Camera Bag Odd Couple: GFX + MFT - TDS Photo Podcast
I'm planning a couple outdoor preflight camping trips in preparation for our upcoming Eastern Sierra Workshop, and I had to laugh when I looked down into my camera bag. What I saw was the photography version of the Odd Couple. How did I end up here? Stay tuned for the first story on today�s TDS Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.
Apr 19
35 min
OM-1 First Impressions and Workshop Expressions - TDS Photo Podcast
At last, the OM System OM-1 Digital Camera is in my hands. Of course there�s a story behind that. And I�m back from the Humboldt Redwoods Workshop with lots of pictures and memories. But the thoughts I�m going to share are from the participants themselves. Yes,so much to cover today. So let�s get to it. I hope you enjoy the show.
Apr 12
33 min
5 Cool Gadgets for My Upcoming Road Trip - TDS Photo Podcast
I am so excited to be loading up the car for a photography road trip. So much has changed over the last couple years for me, and those differences are playing out in my preparations for Humboldt. You are probably planning a roadtrip or two yourself. So let's compare notes on this week's TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.
Apr 4
30 min
A Pat on the Back and a Slap in the Face - TDS Photo Podcast
The four days leading up to Sunday’s Academy Awards was a deep dive into great filmmaking as I covered the Sonoma International Film Festive as a photographer for SIFF. In what should have been the crowning finish to the week sank awkwardly to the bottom with a sad display of toxic male behavior. Here’s more about the people I met in Sonoma and my thoughts there after.
Mar 29
34 min
6 Camera Bags (and no more!) - TDS Photography Podcast
The process of thinning out one’s gear is not an easy one, especially when it comes to camera bags. But I am determined to whittle down my collection to 6 essential carrying solutions. Today, I will share the list of my leading contenders, and why I’m hanging on to them. I hope you enjoy the show.
Mar 21
34 min
Putting Together Your Back Pocket List - TDS Photography Podcast
Sometimes when you make things too big, they don’t happen. Take for example our photography bucket list that includes exotic destinations such as Africa and India. Great stuff, but we don’t want to sit idle while we wait for them to happen. So in the meantime, you can build your back pocket list. What is that you ask? Keep listening to today’s TDS Photography Podcast to learn more. I hope you enjoy the show.
Mar 15
31 min
Inside a Photo Assignment for Hire - TDS Photography Podcast
On Saturday morning I climbed in to the ID.4 and plugged the address for the Fire Department Training Center into CarPlay. Fifteen minutes later I was redirected to an overflow parking lot that required a hike back to the event. Undeterred, I grabbed by camera bag, a cap, and shades an headed to the day’s assignment. What happened before this moment, and what transpired afterward is the topic of today’s TDS Photography Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.
Mar 8
36 min
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