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Bill Wadman

William George "Bill" Wadman is an American portrait photographer, a contributor to Time, Business Week, Improper Bostonian and Poz, his images have been featured worldwide in Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Times of London, USA Today, The New York Times and Corriere della Sera, he is also the co-host of On Taking Pictures Podcast.


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326: Special Episode - Apple Announcement Oct 2018
Episode of
On Taking Pictures
They said it would never happen – that we were through, done for, washed up. Turns out, all it took was a new Mac Mini, Macbook Air, and an iPad Pro for us to dust off the mics and smash that record button. Is it a one off? Will there be more? Time will tell...
325: Closing The Loop
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On Taking Pictures
This week, we close the loop on 325 episodes of talking about photography, creativity, and sometimes just the ups and downs of life in general. It has been such a privilege to be a small part of your lives for the past six years. Speaking for myself, I am a better person for having done this show, though I would imagine Bill feels the same. This show has—in no uncertain terms—changed my life and whether you have listened to one episode or all of them, thank you for making time in your lives for us each and every week. I don’t think either one of us know what’s next, but I do know that we would love to keep the conversations going. Thank you again for six amazing years. Links for this episode:Pete Souza, Photographer to Reagan and Obama, Would Turn Down Trump | Here's The Thing | WNYC StudiosProjections5by5 | On Taking Pictures #43: Artistic MonkhoodConnections Episode 1: The Trigger Effect : James Burke : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet ArchiveOpen Broadcaster Software | HomeBack to School - WikipediaEyes This Way - MP3William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 (Whitney Museum of American Art): Elisabeth Sussman, Thomas Weski, Tina Kukielski, Stanley Booth, Donna De Salvo: 9780300126211: BooksPete Souza PhotographyPete Souza (@petesouza) • Instagram photos and videosPete Souza - WikipediaThe President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office | PBSPals with Bill WadmanProcess Driven - Jeffery Saddoris
324: Another Stick in the Spokes
Episode of
On Taking Pictures
With only one more episode of OTP left, this week we actually start with a discussion around photography—specifically, focusing on the tools (either hardware or software) you need or will actually use in your creative workflow. Sometimes we get caught up in looking at all of what a camera or piece of software does or is capable of doing without looking at what we actually need it to do. Also, a continuation of last week’s discussion where we talk about Don McCullin’s view that at least some of his professional life was wasted documenting the human suffering associated with war. Alfred Stanley Johnson is our Photographer of the Week. Links for this episode:Jeffery Saddoris on Instagram: “An example of the in-camera keystone correction on the @getolympus #em1mk2. I know you can do this in post, but they’ve managed to make it…”Adobe debuts Project Rush, its new all-in-one video editor | TechCrunchHarry Perry (musician) - WikipediaPROJECTIONS Tickets, Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM | EventbriteHAG Capisco Ergonomic Office Chair - FullyCharlie Rose - Richard Avedon - YouTubeLaylah Amatullah Barrayn Celebrates Women Photographers of the African Diaspora - VICELuminous Portraits of Sliced Fruit Glow Like Stained Glass Windows | ColossalDennis WojtkiewiczThe difference between Photorealism and Hyperrealism | Plus One GalleryBackStory with the American History GuysFaking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop: Mia Fineman: 9780300185010: BooksLarger Than Life: Tall-Tale Postcards | Wisconsin Historical SocietyExaggeration Postcards of A. S. Johnson, Jr. 1909-1923Early 1900s Postcards Show Off Primitive ‘Photoshopping’ Skills | WIREDJude Gerard Prest - Jeffery SaddorisThis episode is brought to you by Squarespace - Build an amazing website and get 10% off with offer code 'OTP'. And by by FreshBooks cloud accounting software. Remember to enter "On Taking Pictures" in the where did you hear about us box when signing up for your free 30 day trial.
323: There’s No Control Group in Life
Episode of
On Taking Pictures
This week, a discussion around knowing (or thinking we know) when it’s time to change directions, whether in a body of work, a relationship, where to live, etc. Also, what happens when the dream you wanted isn’t the reality you get? Plus, according to a federal judge, photos on the internet are fair use...yes, even yours. Don McCullin is our Photographer of the Week. Links for this episode:In Hollywood-Style Jailbreak, French Convict Flees Prison - The New York TimesJonathan Coulton - Tom Cruise Crazy MUSIC VIDEO - YouTubeThe Control Group - An Elaborate System of Pulleys and LeversEntourage (U.S. TV series) - WikipediaMark Wahlberg Talks to Christmas Animals - SNL - YouTubeDocumentary Now! – IFCCourt Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair UseNo, Virginia, You Can’t Just Copy Stuff You Find On the Internet, Even if You Don’t Notice the Copyright Notice | Trademark and Copyright LawFloating Heroes - Photographs and text by Sowrav Das | LensCultureBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera | Blackmagic DesignDon McCullin · Irreconcilable TruthsDon McCullin speaks about the 50th anniversary of his photos from the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War in 1968 - The Washington PostDon McCullin at War - The New York TimesDon McCullin by Alfred Dunhill - YouTubeThis episode is brought to you by Squarespace - Build an amazing website and get 10% off with offer code 'OTP'. And by by FreshBooks cloud accounting software. Remember to enter "On Taking Pictures" in the where did you hear about us box when signing up for your free 30 day trial.
322: Waiting For The Supersaturation Point
Episode of
On Taking Pictures
This week, a pre-show discussion spills over into the show as we dive into the idea of myth and reputation and wrestle with the evolving definition of success. Also, episode 324 will be the last episode of OTP. We are grateful for the time that we’ve spent with you and with each other—logging well over 600 hours talking about photography and creativity—but we both feel like it’s time to explore some other areas. We’ll do one more regular show and then the final episode will be a Q&A, so send us your questions! Girma Berta is our Photographer of the Week. Links for this episode:Elvis (1979 film) - WikipediaElvis & Nixon - WikipediaPaul McCartney Carpool Karaoke - YouTubeFrank Zappa BBC Documentary 1993 - YouTubeSoundography #12: Frank Zappa - Soundography | A Crash Course in Music, One Band at a Time!Frank Zappa | Album Discography | AllMusicBeatles Rooftop Concert - Video DailymotionThe Best Cameras for Color Reproduction, RankedColorChecker® Classic; X-RiteQP-CardQP Card QP Color Reference Card 203 Book GQP203 B&H Photo VideoMy Pentax 645z Medium Format Conversion in a Nutshell"What Were You Thinking?" with Legendary Magnum Photographer Elliott Erwitt - YouTubeGiRMA BErtA — nataal.comGirma Berta (@gboxcreative) • Instagram photos and videosGirma Berta works | Addis Fine ArtEthiopian Photographer : Girma Berta on Kana TV's Masters at Work (KanaTV ) - YouTubeThis week's show is sponsored by FreshBooks cloud accounting software. Remember to enter "On Taking Pictures" in the where did you hear about us box when signing up for your free 30 day trial. And by the Hullo buckwheat pillow. It supports your head and neck how you want it to. Try it for 60 nights!
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Jan 4th, 1975
New York City, NY, USA
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