Travis Mortz interview from last year
Kevin Conners interview from last year
We start by talking about my hard drive that crashed last year and what we do as insurance against events like that.
Computer Doctors – recovered almost 90% of my dying LaCie hard drive
I’ve done some reading about formatting memory cards and it seems to be split pretty evenly between people saying that cards should be formatted often and people who rarely do. I will continue to keep my “keepers” on the card itself, deleting the nonsense one-at-a-time without formatting the entire thing, and see how it goes. I’ll keep you updated.
Backblaze – the data backup service I use now
Mark Losey – OG BMX photographer
The video of Juice’s tailwhip on El Toro
Nick Tellez photo posted by DIG
The photo Chris Eiland shot used as the thumbnail for the CULT video (*He was not actually shooting from the roof, he was on top of the lockers right under the roof)
Kevin’s instagram with a lot of the photos he’s talking about
The Fiend instagram that features a lot of Kevin’s work
Travis asks if we think that Instagram is a graveyard for our photos
Garrett Reynolds whip, composed and set up by Kevin, button pressed by JJ Palmere.
Kevin’s medium format shot of the same whip, decidedly late and with a crucial flash misfire
Jeff Zielinski photo of Ty Morrow from the cover of RideBMX a few years ago (“Behind The Cover” interview with Jeff and Ty about shooting this)
Colin Varanyak halfcab by Kevin, shot on T-MAX 3200
Nathan Williams nollie opp hanger in Vegas shot by Kevin for Etnies (shouts to Povah and Will Stroud). Two Einstein flashes
Shouts to Matt Closson
Garrett pegs hard from his Red Bull video
Garrett’s ender from “Fiending”
“A computer with a lens on it” -Travis
Travis’ entry into the Broc Raiford hop photo contest back in the day
Shot by Travis with a Graflex Reflex (one of the first SLR cameras made)
Dorothea Lange died exactly 51 years from the day we recorded this podcast
Van Homan and Garrett Polaroids shot by Travis at Texas Toast 2014 (shouts to Galactic Seabass for wearing a banana suit the whole weekend down there)
We miss Props so fucking bad.
We talk a bit about how people represent themselves via interviews or social media versus their real-life personalities. Not very related but an interesting topic.
My Lumedyne Action Pack started working again thanks to a new charger… So before you go replacing or throwing out electronics, try a different charger.
We talk about our film processing/scanning habits
Camera Exposure in San Diego
***Don’t use any film labs that have HDR images hanging on their walls.
Travis explains his disdain for immediately reviewing digital images (see: chimping)
We talk for a while about the tendencies of a typical digital shooter as opposed to a film shooter.
***Focusing using Live Mode is easier/more accurate than looking through the lens, in my experience.
The term used to describe zoom lenses that hold a focus point while zooming is parfocal. Not all zoom lenses are parfocal, some are varifocal. Someone started this list of parfocal zoom lenses. Kevin understands that any lens with internal zooming and without image stabilization is parfocal.
We talk for a minute about mirrorless cameras and how it’s not as gratifying to shoot with them because of the sounds of a mechanical camera.
“It’s all about the final image I guess, right?”