A Conversation about Photography, Techniques and Gear

Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the best way to get better in photography.

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about photography in California. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the new Leica Store in San Francisco

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about documentary photography in Rwanda and Uganda. Brian was on assignment for Opportunity International in both countries. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the next adventure for Brian with his new photo gig. 

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about a new client and adventure, discussing travel packing techniques and documentary photography. 

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Bill Henderson, Rick Estrin, Kid Andersen and Willie Walker talk about his new CD, his music and his early life in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier"

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A Fantasy Wildlife Gear Kit for Photography, with some Frugal Alternatives

Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about a Fantasy Wildlife Gear Kit along with some alternatives for the more frugal minded photographer. 

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If money were no object, what would you purchase for street photography? Well Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about this very subject with the understanding that money isn't a factor. A fun podcast talking about gear. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about what they would use for landscape photography if money were no object. A fun podcast talking about the ultimate gear. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the things they love about today's photography and things they don't like or even hate. 

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about composition rules and do they matter?

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the lessons for photographers from the "Humans of New York" project.  

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about always being ready to capture that special photograph.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about ideas to improve your photography. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the realities of the web and protecting your images. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the right camera bag for the right gear. Brands, models, and all sorts of things are covered in this topical discussion that  troubles every photographer. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana interview Photojournalist, NFL Photographer, and Wildfire Photographer Al Golub on his very interesting career and experience. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about two mistakes in flash photography that are easily avoided with a bit of practice. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the upsideds and downsides of entering photo contests.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about their 2014 New Year Photography Resolutions with special guest at the very end Sharkey!

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Need a big light source, Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the differences between the $1200 Elinchrom Octa Light and the Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella for $49. Big difference in price but some overlap in utility for the photographer on a budget.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk with John Omvik, VP Unified Color about his new purchase of the Nikon Df and do some quick comparisons in the studio. 

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about developing your own creative vision and not just copying those shots your have seen before. Establishing your individual perspective and vision is not an easy task. It takes patience and hard work as Bill and Brian describe the process.


 With the upcoming family holiday, a perfect time to do a quick personal  photographic project. Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about how to approach the idea.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about 12 tips to help with your photography.

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What camera? What's my second lens? What software? What lights? Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about these subjects for beginning photographers.


Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the impact of smaller Micro 4/3rd's cameras, Sony's entry to smaller cameras with the A7R, and is this a trend? The Crystal Ball is out for this podcast and we talk about the DSLR; is it a dinosaour?

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Brian and Bill talk about the best lenses for landscape, portrait and street photography, techniques and pitfalls.

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Ah, those gear mistakes! Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the worst gear mistakes they have ever made.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk five keys to making great images. Bill also talks to Brian about his New York street photography outing and uses the 5 keys as a guide to illustrate the concepts.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about what makes a good picture. How to think about this elusive subject without talking f stops, gear or even focus.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about how to get a good understanding of the principles of photography and the many options available.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the many uses of Gaffer Tape in photography and how to carry it.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the use of Light Meters, are they still useful in a digital age, what's the advantage, and should you buy or use one.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about printing and the final step in preparing your image.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about learning from mistakes and how they can really help your photography.

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Brian Tramontana talks with Bill Henderson about his first trip to New York, a bit of street photography and his visit to B&H Photo Video.

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Macro Photography

Brian Tramontana talks about his intership following his graduation from Brooks in a Morgue doing macro photography. That leads into an updated discussion with Bill Henderson about current digital macro photography.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana discuss providing some written explanation to your images.

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After shooting flash photography with the Fuji X100, Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about their experience.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk abou the Annie Leibovitz Exhibit currently in San Jose.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about techniques in planned vs. spontaneous photography.

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Brian Tramontan talks about a workshop he is leading next weekend to Elkhorn Slough, Point Lobos, and Big Sur. The price for this workshop sponsored by West Valley College is amazing and you get on college credit!

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about what makes a good photographer.

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Brian Tramontana and I talk about lighting gear in this latest podcast. See the blog at HoldtheEyeImages.com for the links to the equipment.

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about evaluating photography, the techniques, mistakes, and solutions.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about carrying less along with smaller cameras.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about your favorite piece of photographic gear.

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Brian and Bill talk about composition in photography

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Brian Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about building a home studio, what's needed and the kind of tools you need.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about what they think would be the perfect camera.

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Want to know where the hottest spots are to photograph? Well Brian and Bill let you in on some secrets.

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Bill and Brian talk about the importance of the right gear in photography.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about taking on a personal project in your photography, improving your skills as well as your photographic eye.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the principles and techniques of digital workflow along with the elements of storage for your images.

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Biran Tramontana and Bill Henderson talk about the best photographers and what they have in common.

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Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana talk about the mental preparation before you go out shooting with your camera.

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Brian and Bill talk about what to get that special photographer in your life for Valentine's Day.

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Bill and Brian talk about Photography Bags

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Sean talks about his interest in the Grand Dell Saloon, his interests in cars, music, and all things audio.

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Ray Figueroa talks about the Grand Dell Saloon, his music and his musicial career.

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Brian and Bill talk about ways to get motivated again with your photography.

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Jay Mierly talks about his early days in music beginning in the early 1960's.

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Brian and Bill talk about the resolutions they have for the New Year, in Photography

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Brian Tramontana opens his new Christmas present, the Canon 1DX.

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The Photo Critique, Improving Your Photography

Bill Henderson and Brian Tramontana discuss the elements of a photo critique along with tips on improving your photographic skill. Recorded from Hold the Eye Images Studio in Campbell California.

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Bill Henderson returns to podcasting commenting on the new Nikon cameras.

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Bill Henderson of Hold the Eye Images gives ideas for the photographer in your life. The gifts range from relatively expensive to inexpensive, cameras to books, software to apparel.

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Hold the Eye Images Photographer Bill Henderson gives tips on gear and packing for a photo Safari.

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John Garcia traces his life from hearing his first guitar riff in the 8th grade, to touring with John Lee Hooker. Talks about his love of music and the interesting travels and experiences along the way.

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Doug Landreth is a highly successful artistic photographer who blends images to create the emotion of a landscape, street scene, or a feeling about a particular location. He is a first time artist at the highly sought after Sausalito Art Festival. In this interview, Doug talks with Hold the Eye Images Bill Henderson about his image making, inspirations, and use of photoshop in creating these unusual art pieces. See Doug's work at http://www.douglandreth.com.

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Frans Lanting talks about his Safari to Rwanda and Kenya with host Bill Henderson.

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Bill Henderson and John Omvik discuss the photo gear for a trip to Africa.

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John Omvik joins Hold the Eye Images as a Founding Photographer. In this interview John talks about himself his photographic journey and his experience within the photo industry.

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Award Winning  Photographer Nancy Coleman talks about her photography, how she builds her fine art prints, and the creative process she goes through in being inspired. Nancy has become a founding photographer at Hold the Eye Images Workshops and her classes will be posted shortly.

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Episode 13, An Interview with Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting talks about the environment, telling stories with pictures, and his current work.

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Episode 12, Sausalito Art Festival Judge Alla Tsank Talks Photography

Sausalito Art Festival Judge of Photography and Painting Alla Tsank talks about Photography and what it takes to be a fine art photographer competiting to enter the top tier of Art Festivals in the US. She discusses what she believes are the basics for any artist to gain recognition and attention. A must listen for any photographer interested in pursuing fine art photography.

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Episode 11, Interview with "Best in Show Photographer from Sausalito Art Festival

Cali Hobgood-Lemme talks about her photography, inspiration, and what it means to win "Best in Show" for overall as well as photography at the 2010 Sausalito Art Festival. She discusses her thought process as well as her work flow in creating these award winning images. Inspirational for all photographers regardless of your success.


Episode 10, Computers, Cameras, Photoshop and a Great Gear Sale

Bill Henderson and Nate Donovan talk Apple Computers, Small Cameras, Photoshop and a Great Sale at REI

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Episode 9 IPAD Part 2

Nate and Bill talk about the IPAD and the application for photographers in Episode 9 of Hold The Eye Images.

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Episode 8, Expose, New HDR Software From Unified Color

John Omvik, Director Marketing for Unified Color discusses the new HDR software "Expose" just launched July 12th, today. In this conversation, John talks about the advantages of Expose and the special introductory offer.

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Episode 7, The Ipad and Photography

Nate Donovan and I discuss the Ipad and its many uses in photography.

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Episode 6, Ten Must Have Items For Every Camera Bag

Bill Henderson(HoldTheEyeImages.com)and Nate Donovan(Donovanphotography.net) discuss the ten items that always must be in their camera bags.

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Hold The Eye Images Episode 5, Travel Tips from Bill Henderson and Nate Donovan

Bill Henderson and Nate Donovan discuss gear, how too's , and useful tips for traveling and taking pictures.

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Episode 4, An interview with Photographer/Teacher Nate Donovan

A discussion with Nate Donovan a well known photographer, photoshop instructor, photography teacher, in the San Francisco Bay area. We cover CS5, keeping track of your photos, and upcoming workshops.

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Episode 3, The World's Greatest Photography Vest
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Episode 3, The World's Greatest Photography Vest

An interview with John Storrie of The Vested Interest discussing their custom made photography vests, materials, construction, and design.

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Hot New HDR Software, PhotoStudio by Unified Color, Get the Scoop

An interview with Unified Color CEO/Founder Alfred Zee and his Marketing Director John Omvik. They discuss PhotoStudio the hot new HDR software that's storming the Photography World.

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Interview With Landscape Photographer William Neill

An indepth interview with landscape photographer William Neill at his stuido in Oakhurst California outside Yosemite National Park.

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