"Jay Maisel at Photoshop World" - Digital Photography Podcast 77

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Jay Maisel recently held court at Photoshop World in Boston. He talked about perception, color, light, and gesture. I was there marveling at his photos and taking notes trying to capture as much of his wisdom as possible to share with you.

In this podcast, I recap the highlights of Jay's presentation. In his thoughts about perception, for example, I retell a story about this photo of an arrow (shown on this page, taken by me). Jay told a friend about a photo of an arrow he just took on a truck parked downstairs. His friend said there was no arrow on that truck. Upon closer inspection, he saw that the arrow was formed in the negative space of the FedEx logo (between the E and the X). These anecdotes are useful and interesting, and can help make us better photographers. I hope you like them.

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A couple of years ago I subscribed to the Epson Online Experience, which, unfortunately, has been discontinued. The highlight for me was the the first two-week segment that focused on Jay Maisel. This segment had a tour of Jay Maisel's six-story home/former bank building and followed him around while he photographed New York from the ground, his home, and from a helicopter. He carries his Nikon everywhere with a 50 mm lens (equal to a 75 mm) and takes pictures of everything. The kept stressing the importance of doing "mental pushups" with your camera everyday.

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