Podcast: Why Do You Love Photography?

Our B&H Photography Podcast FUJIFILM X-H1 Sweepstakes is still going strong and, in a nod to FUJIFILM, we speak with a few X-Photographers during our show but, in general, we break a bit from the norm and “interview” each other about our own affinity for taking pictures. Allan, Jason, and I each take a turn at describing what it is we love about photography. I tried to fashion the question to avoid the idea of “what do we love photographing?” or “what kind of photos do we like?” to concentrate on what it is about the act of photographing that gives us that sensation of joy, of satisfaction, of love. Yes, it’s hard to find the right words, but we do our best, and to help us out, we have asked three Fujifilm X photographers to add their thoughts to the subject.

We speak first with street photographer (and podcaster) Valérie Jardin, who riffs on “being in the zone” and the need to make every shot count. Then, we speak with Bryan Minear, a Midwest-based freelance landscape and lifestyle photographer for whom image capture is just the beginning of his process, and, finally, we welcome Alaska-based adventure and travel photographer Dan Bailey, who speaks on the satisfaction found in challenging yourself, whether in sports, music or photography. The work of each photographer is very distinctive and it’s interesting to hear their insights, not only on why they started and continue their love affair with photography, but also into their process and workflow. Join us for our version of a gabfest and don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast and enter to win a FUJIFILM X-series camera.

Guests: Valérie Jardin, Bryan Minear, and Dan Bailey

New York City, 2016 © Valerie Jardin
New York City, 2016 © Valerie Jardin
Rome, 2016 © Valerie Jardin
Paris, 2017 © Valerie Jardin
© Dan Bailey
© Dan Bailey
© Dan Bailey
© Dan Bailey
© Bryan Minear
© Bryan Minear
© Bryan Minear
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Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves

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