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The Stalman Podcast

English, Visual Arts, 1 season, 146 episodes, 6 days, 20 hours, 19 minutes
For full stack creators who take photos, make videos and love tech
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143: Apple AI at WWDC, with Sebastian de With & Ben Sandofsky

Photographers & camera app developers breakdown the Apple Intelligence announcement With guests Sebastian de With and Ben Sandofsky, developers of the apps Halide and Kino Watch the video ( Special Guest: Sebastiaan de With.
6/13/202444 minutes, 2 seconds
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142: The Best Camera for Street Photography, with Simbarashe Cha

A complete guide to street photography from New York Times street style photographer, Simbarashe Cha ( How he got started in the industry, tips for shooting and we debate if Fuji or Leica make the best cameras for street photos. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Simbarashe Cha.
4/2/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 15 seconds
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141: Designing the Stalman Clam, with Brandon Peterson

How I designed the Stalman Clam. the first vertical iPhone clamp with Kondor Blue Watch the video (
2/3/202431 minutes, 19 seconds
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140: Gear of the Year 2023, with Petapixel's Jordan Drake

The 9th Annual Gear of the Year Awards, with Jordan Drake of Petapixel ( Best Tech Product Jordan: SmallRig V-mount battery Tyler: iPhone 15 Pro Best App Jordan: Blackmagic Camera Tyler: Photoshop Generative Fill Best Photo Camera Jordan: Leica Q3 Tyler: Fuji GFX 100 II Best Hybrid Camera Jordan: Nikon Z8 Tyler: Lumix S5II X Best Video Camera Jordan: Ronin 4D 8K Tyler: Best Podcast Jordan: The Big Picture Podcast Tyler: The Rest is History Best Movie Jordan: Past Lives Tyler: Blackberry Best Book Jordan: Opposable Thumbs Tyler: Generations Best Videogame Jordan: Zelda -Tears of the Kingdom Tyler: Spider-Man 2 Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
12/31/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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139: The Best Sony Hybrid Camera, with Dunna

A tour of Dunna ('s gear bag and his favourite Sony cameras for photo and video. Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Dunna.
12/27/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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138: M3 Macs: Is it the right time to upgrade? with Alex Lindsay

The new MacBook Pros, M3 Family of chips and how the iPhone will reshape filmmaking, with Alex Lindsay ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Alex Lindsay.
11/22/202359 minutes, 3 seconds
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137: Accessories to Level Up the iPhone 15

The huge changes USB-C brings to iPhone accessories, the power of LOG video and more, with guest Stephen Robles ( Accessories mentioned (amazon affiliate links) Razer cooler Selore USB-C hub OWC 1TB SSD Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Stephen Robles.
10/30/20231 hour, 16 minutes
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136: iPhone 15 and Photography, Mac Power Users crossover

Why creative pros are excited about the iPhone 15, photography tips and app recomendations, with David Sparks ( of Mac Power Users ( Special Guest: David Sparks.
10/9/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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135: Do photographers have a future? with Noah Kalina

With tech and AI moving so fast, what jobs will be left for photographers? Expert image maker Noah Kalina ( helps figure out it Watch the video ( Special Guest: Noah Kalina.
8/29/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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134: What's Next for Apple? with Vjeran Panic of The Verge

Looking forward to what Apple's big announcements will mean for creatives Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Vjeran Pavic.
6/15/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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133: Battle of the Camera Brands, with Chris & Jordan of PetaPixel

Why closing DPReview is a terrible idea, review of the Sony ZV-E1 and every camera brand compared, with Chris ( & Jordan ( of Petapixel ( Watch the episode ( Special Guests: Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake.
4/14/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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132: The State of AI for Creative Professionals, with Adam Lisagor

Where is AI in 2023 for filmmakers, photographers and the creative industry, with Adam Lisagor ( Watch the episode on YouTube (
3/22/20231 hour, 28 minutes
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131: M2 MacBook Pros, with Apple's Kate Bergeron & Doug Brooks

Talking to Apple's Kate Bergeron, VP of Hardware Engineering and Doug Brooks, Mac Product Marketing about the new M2 MacBook Pros Watch the episode (
1/23/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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130: Lumix S5II: Is Panasonic back in the game? with Patrick Tomasso

Panasonic's big swing to take win the hearts of mirrorless video shooters, with Patrick Tomasso ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Patrick Tomasso.
1/4/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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129: Gear of the Year 2022, with DP Review's Jordan Drake

The best cameras, tech and media of 2022 with special guest Jordan Drake ( of DP Review TV ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
12/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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128: Who Needs a Camera When You've Got AI? with Daze Maze

The craziness at Twitter, generative AI and the latest cameras with Dave Maze ( Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Dave Maze.
11/25/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 22 seconds
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127: What We Need from Apple, with MaxTech

Talking to Max Yuryev ( about reviewing tech at Sony Kando Trip Watch the video ( Special Guest: Max Yuryev.
9/12/202251 minutes, 56 seconds
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126: Cameras and Gimbals in Hawaii, with Matt Pierce

Testing the Fuji X-H2S, Ronin RS3 and the fall of Instagram Watch the video (
8/21/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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125: The Business of Youtube, with Justin Tse

Making money as a creator is a real thing, but it's complicated Watch the video ( Special Guest: Justin Tse.
7/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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124: WWDC in Person, with Matt Moniz

Our first impressions trying the M2 MacBook Air and how we really feel about the new iOS and MacOS features. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Matthew Moniz.
6/15/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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123: The Latest in Video Production, with Dave Maze

Back with Dave Maze ( NAB reporting on the biggest news in video production My NAB coverage on Instagram ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Dave Maze.
5/4/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds
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122: Get it Right in Camera, with Simbarashe Cha

Why can't my photos look as good as film straight out of camera? Watch the video ( Special Guest: Simbarashe Cha.
4/23/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
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121: Winning the iPhone Macro Challenge

Talking to Apple's Vice President of iPhone Marketing, Kaiann Drance, about the evolution of mobile photography and interviewing the winners of the iPhone Macro Challenge Trevor Collins ( Ashley Lee ( Guido Cassanelli ( Abhik Mondal ( Daniel Olah ( Watch the video (
4/13/202259 minutes, 1 second
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120: Mac Studios, with Jonathan Morrison

How creative professionals push the Mac to it's limits Follow Jonathan & Friends ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jonathan Morrison.
4/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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119: What Makes Colour Filmic, with Cam MacKey

The secret ingredient to great colour with Cam MacKey ( Watch the video (
3/17/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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118: Why Cameras Need Open Gate, with Jordan Drake

In depth impressions of the Panasonic GH6 with Jordan Drake ( of DP Review TV ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
2/27/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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117: Music production and the Canon R5 C

The world of modern music production with DJ Disoriental ( hands on impression of the Canon R5 C Watch the video (
2/16/202248 minutes, 1 second
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116: Gear of the Year 2021, with Jordan Drake of DP Review

The best of the best in 2021 Watch the video ( Tech product Tyler - M1 MacBook Pro Jordan - M1 iMac Photo camera Tyler - Canon R5 Jordan - Fuji GFX 100s Hybrid camera Tyler - Sony A7IV Jordan - Nikon Z9 Video camera Tyler - Canon C70 Jordan - DJI ronin 4d Podcast Tyler - Dithering Jordan - Fall of Civilizations Movie Tyler - Get Back Jordan - West Side Story Book Tyler - Four Thousand Weeks Jordan - Mad Men Carousel Game Tyler - Ratchet and Clank Jordan - Civilization VI Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
1/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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115: What's Wrong with the Metaverse, with Patrick Tomasso

Will Web3 ever be interesting? Watch the video ( Special Guest: Patrick Tomasso.
12/13/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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114: Crypto, Sony a7 IV and MacBook Pros, with Jenna Ezarik

The cameras & computers we're creating videos with, and our take on crypto hype. Special Guest: Jenna Ezarik.
11/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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113: Hands on M1 Max MacBook Pro, with Stephen Hackett

One week with Apple's truly pro laptop Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Stephen Hackett.
10/27/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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112: iPhone 13: All the camera details, with Michael Tobin

Picking apart all the iPhone 13 camera features, behind the scenes creating the reviews and what photographers and filmmakers can expect. Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Michael Tobin.
10/6/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 13 seconds
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111: iPhone 13: Talking to the Camera Engineers

A special interview with Apple's VPs of iPhone Worldwide Marketing and Camera Engineering Kaiann Drance - VP, Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing Jon McCormack - VP, Camera Software Engineering Graham Townsend - VP, Camera Hardware Engineering
9/27/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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110: The State of the Mac, with John Voorhees

We're in the middle of Apple's big mac transition, how's that going? Our go to productivity apps, everything wrong with Photoshop and what Final Cut Pro needs to do to survive.
8/30/202151 minutes, 13 seconds
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109: Find Clients - Keep Clients, with Ania B & Jason Eng

It's hard to find clients as a creative freelancer, but even harder to keep them happy Watch the video ( Special Guests: Ania B and Jason Eng.
8/10/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds
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108: M1 iMac Hands On, with Stephen Hacket

Testing out the yellow M1 iMac with Stephen Hacket ( Special Guest: Stephen Hackett.
5/19/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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107: Making videos good videos fast, with Carmichael

Shooting and editing tips from the Corridor Crew's prolific vlogger, David Carmichael ( Cameras, software, and Apple’s new AirTags. Watch the video ( Special Guest: David Carmichael.
5/5/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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106: Colorful Macs, with Sara Dietschy

Talk to Sara Dietschy about Apple's new iMac, iPad Pro and AirTags from their spring event Watch the video ( Special Guest: Sara Dietschy.
4/22/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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105: Filmmaking for YouTube's Greatest, with Vinh Dang of MKBHD

How Vihn and the rest of his team help Marques make the best tech videos in the world, and Vihn debates his next camera. Special Guest: Vinh Dang.
4/9/202142 minutes, 6 seconds
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104: Filmmaking Career Advice, with Valentina Vee

How to get started and thrive as a filmmaker, with special guest Valentina Vee ( Watch the video ( Special Guest: Valentina Vee.
3/29/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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103: Canon C70, with Jesse Driftwood

YouTuber Jesse Driftwood ( joins us to talk about everything C70, C200 and ADHD. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jesse Driftwood.
3/12/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 18 seconds
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102: Careers as Video Creators , with Levi Allen

Adventure filmmaker and documentarian Levi Allen ( here to give us tips on getting started and finding your voice as a creator. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Levi Allen.
2/24/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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101: Tenet: But was it any good?

Photographers/cinematographers Simbarashe ( and Olaf ( disect Christopher Nolan's most complicated film, Tenet Special Guests: Olaf Blomerus and Simbarashe Cha.
2/11/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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100: Creators Need to Adapt, with Johnny Harris

Johnny Harris is back to talk about staying inspired, the Sony A1 Clubhouse and it's episode 100! Special Guest: Johnny Harris.
2/2/202156 minutes, 14 seconds
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99: Gear of the Year 2020

The best tech and camera gear of 2020 as chosen by Tyler, Jordan Drake of DPReview ( Patrick Tomasso ( Watch the video ( Tyler's Winners Computer. MacBook Air App: Notion Stills camera: Canon R5 Hybrid camera: Canon R5 Video camera: Red Komodo Accessory: AirPods Pro Jordan's Winners Computer: Macbook Air M1 App: YouTube Studio Stills Camera: Canon R5 Hybrid Camera - Panasonic S5/ Sony a7S III Video Camera - Canon C70 Movie/Show - Little America Book - Language Of The Lens Podcast - Blank Check Patrick’s Winners App: Tidal Stills camera: Fuji XS10 Video camera: Lumix S5 Accessory: iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Movie: The Nest Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator Book: Matty Matheson’s Homestyle Cooking Podcast: From Now - Brian Cox and Richard Maddock Special Guests: Jordan Drake and Patrick Tomasso.
1/7/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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98: Get Ready for 2021, with Caleb Wojcik

Talking to Caleb Wokcik about how filmmakers, photographers and creators can be prepared for 2021 then dig in to his experiecnes with the Canon C70. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Caleb Wojcik.
12/23/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 8 seconds
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97: Next Gen Everything, with Rene Ritchie

We missed so much! Catching up on the iPhone 12, M1 Macs and also a few games and cameras Watch the video ( Special Guest: Rene Ritchie.
11/24/202053 minutes, 29 seconds
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96: iPhone 12 Announcement, with Sebastiaan de With

We know the features of the iPhone 12, but which ones should we care about? Watch the video ( Special Guest: Sebastiaan de With.
10/18/20201 hour, 19 seconds
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95: Time Flies Apple Event, with Casey Liss

Apple announced new watches, iPad airs and services and if you look closely you can see hints what we can expect from the iPhone 12. Watch the episode ( Special Guest: Casey Liss.
9/16/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 8 seconds
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94: The Reality of Desk Setups, with Justin Tse

Talking to YouTuber Justin Tse ( about what it takes to make a really great desk setup, becase what we see online isn't always what works in reality. Special Guest: Justin Tse.
9/10/202058 minutes, 38 seconds
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93: Red Komodo: 6k for $6k, with Dave Maze

Talking to the new host of Indy Mogul ( Dave Maze and start off with some video news, but things get interesting when we talk about our experiences shooting Red's new $6,000 6k camera, the Komodo. Special Guest: Dave Maze.
9/4/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 9 seconds
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92: Mac vs PC and the New 27" iMac, with Matt Moniz

Windows PC expert Matt Moniz joins me to review the new 27" iMac 2020, and keep the Mac vs PC battle raging. And at the end I have a surprise conteder for my next camera. Special Guest: Matthew Moniz.
8/16/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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91: Don't Buy Cameras, with Tommy Callaway

The big camera gear announcements keep coming, Tommy Callaway ( is here to talk about the Sony A7S III, Canon R5/R6 followup and the Aputure Nova 300 Watch the video ( Special Guest: Tommy Callaway.
7/31/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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90: Next-gen Cameras and Computers, with Rene Ritchie

Talking to Rene Ritchie ( the Canon's huge new camera announcements, the transition to Apple Silicon, and our wishlists for Final Cut Pro X. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Rene Ritchie.
7/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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89: Tech Tools for Creatives, with Matti Haapoja

Talking to Matti Haapoja ( about more of Apple's WWDC 2020 updates, Canon cameras and Matti's experiments with vlogging Watch the video ( Special Guest: Matti Haapoja.
7/4/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 39 seconds
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88: The Mac Will Never Be the Same: WWDC 2020, with Stephen Hackett

Talking to Stephen Hacket ( about how the Apple silicon transition will change everything for creators Watch the video ( Special Guest: Stephen Hackett.
6/25/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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87: Commercials We Love, with Adam Lisagor (Sandwich Video)

Adam Lisagor is the founder and a director at my favourite video agency, Sandwich. We talk filmmaking, marketing and tech. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Adam Lisagor.
6/17/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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86: Through the Lens of a Black Photographer, with Simbarashe Cha

Simbarashe Cha ( talks about documenting the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, freelancing for the New York times and his experiences working as a black photographer. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Simbarashe Cha.
6/7/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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85: Is the Camera Industry Doomed? with Jordan Drake

Talking to DPReview TV's Jordan Drake about the Sony ZV-1, the state of the camera industry, and of coure Harry Potter. Recorded on May 26, 2020 Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
6/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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84: Learn to do Anything, with Ali Abdaal

A lot of the guests on this show are YouTubers but Ali Abdaal ( not only has an incredible channel where he talks about tech, productivity and book reviews, he's also a Cambridge University medicine graduate and now works as ajunior doctor in the UK's National Health Service. I want to know how he has time to do it all. Watch Ali's podcast video ( Special Guest: Ali Abdaal.
5/18/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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83: Virtual Production is Here, with Matt Workman

Your favorite film franchises are all delayed but studios still need to create new content for us to watch. Cinematographer Matt Workman ( been hard at work building a Hollywood level production studio at home using maintstream gear. Watch the video of the podcast ( Special Guest: Matt Workman.
5/10/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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82: Discretionary Spending, with Jacques Slade

Sat down with Jacques Slade ( to talk about the huge shifts we expect to see in consumer culture, when is the right time to wear a Rolex and some of our favorite tools for creating videos. Watch the video ( Special Guest: Jacques Slade.
4/22/202059 minutes, 34 seconds
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81: What to Create Right Now, with iJustine

iJustine has been creating tech videos since before YouTubers were a thing, so I asked what creators can do while we're all staying home. Turns out it involves giving ourselves haircuts and playing Animal Crossing. Watch the video version of the episode Special Guest: Justine Ezarik.
4/11/202047 minutes, 43 seconds
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80: Tech and the Pandemic, with Sam Sheffer

Talking to Sam Sheffer about how Covid-19 changed the world, New York City, and what to expect from tech companies in 2020. And a little bit of sunshine in all this, the brand new iPad Pro.
4/1/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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79: Time for Everyone to Learn How to Stream, with Alex Lindsay

With most of the world suddenly spending all our time in our homes the we communiate online isn't just for creative enthusiasts, it's critical for professional and personl relationships. Alex Lindsay ( is a co-host of MacBreak Weekly ( and expert in streaming systems for everyone from major to conferences to Obama, and we had a great conversation about what everybody can to better when we go live. Special Guest: Alex Lindsay.
3/25/202059 minutes, 4 seconds
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78: Camera Specs That Matter, with Gerald Undone

Gerald Undone ( came by the studio to do a tour and record a podcast, and we went through all the most important specs of a video camera in 2020. Special Guest: Gerald Undone.
3/17/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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77: Soft Light, with Spenser Sakurai

Clearing up confusion about shaping light with cinematographer Spenser Sakurai ( Special Guest: Spenser Sakurai.
3/13/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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76: Story Promise, with Iz & Johnny Harris

Telling stories, taking photos and getting organized with Iz ( and Johnny Harris ( Special Guests: Iz Harris and Johnny Harris.
2/20/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 31 seconds
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75: Cinematic Lighting, Fuji X100V and GoPro

Reviewing the new Fuji X100V, the GoPro Hero 8 and what photographers get wrong with lighting for video. And I am sooo excited about our new SmallHD Wirless Monitors.
2/10/202052 minutes, 6 seconds
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74: Production Gear, with Justin Tse

Hands on sight the Mac Pro, Canon 1Dx pre-orders and some of our favourite new gear. Special Guest: Justin Tse.
1/29/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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73: Everyday, with Noah Kalina

It's incredibly exciting for to be able to have my favorite photographer on the show. Noah ( took a photo of himself every day for 20 years, but he's also a well rounded creative with a huge body of commercial work. We talk about creativity, cameras and chickens. Special Guest: Noah Kalina.
1/22/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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72: Gear of the Year 2019, with Jordan Drake

Our picks for the best cameras, computers and gadgets in 2019 Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
1/7/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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71: Canon R and The Rise of Skywalker, with Rob Mitchelson & Jason Eng

Tyler has a new camera and we all have a new Star Wars. Special Guests: Jason Eng and Rob Mitchelson.
12/30/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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70: 8K Mac Pro Workflow, with James Tonkin

Cinematographer James Tonkin ( walks us through using the new Mac Pro and Pro Disyplay XDR in his 8K Red raw workflow. Special Guest: James Tonkin.
12/18/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 25 seconds
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69: Year of the Pro, with Myke Hurley

I've been reviewing the MacBook Pro 16-inch and podcasting pro Myke Hurley is back to talk about it. We also cover shooting HDR night mode panoramas on the iPhone 11 and my new backup strategy. Special Guest: Myke Hurley.
11/29/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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68: 16" MacBook Pro, with Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie ( has his hands on the new 16" MacBook Pro, Tyler gives his mini review of the AirPods Pro, follow up on the stolen iphone and Star Wars on Disney+ Special Guest: Rene Ritchie.
11/14/201959 minutes, 44 seconds
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67: My Stolen iPhone 11, with Sam Elkins

I hate to say it, but someone took my iPhone. I brought the talented Samuel Elkins ( on to hear my sad story, and then we talked about cameras, photo tips and answered your questions that came through #AskStalman. Special Guest: Samuel Elkins.
11/8/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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66: Deep Fusion and iOS 13, with Federico Viticci

The best new features of iOS 13 according to Federico Viticci ( a preview of the increidble new Deep Fusion camera mode on iPhone 11. Special Guest: Federico Viticci.
10/4/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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65: Camera Camp, with Gerald Undone and Dunna Did It

I'm at Sony Camera Camp with 100 other YouTubers so I brought on guests Gerald Undone ( and Dunna Did It ( to talk about the latest Sony cameras, the iPhone 11 and common photography confusions. Special Guests: Dunna and Gerald Undone.
9/30/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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64: First Day of Photos on iPhone 11, with Casey Liss

I got the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro a couple days early and took photos around New York City to test it out. Special Guest: Casey Liss.
9/19/201957 minutes, 7 seconds
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63: iPhone 11 Keynote, with Sebastiaan de With

The iPhone 11 has been announced so we're going deep on all the photography and video festures Special Guest: Sebastiaan de With.
9/11/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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62: Shooting Raw and JPG, with Simbarashe Cha

Sony announced the a6600 and a6100, Canon the 90D and M6II. Then we talk about when you should (or should not) shoot your photos in raw. If you want your questions answered on the podcast tweet with the hashtag #AskStalman Special Guest: Simbarashe Cha.
9/2/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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61: Camera Gear (but not cameras), with Jason Eng

Talking about non-camera innovations in photography like lighting, batteries, artificial intelligence and storage. Special Guest: Jason Eng.
8/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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60: Getting to Know Lightroom, with Rob Sylvan

My old friend Rob Sylvan and author of Lightroom Classic for Dummies comes by to talk about Lightroom. Special Guest: Rob Sylvan.
8/9/201958 minutes, 50 seconds
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59: The Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro Interviews

An unbiased conversation about video editing proffesionals choose the software that they use Watch the YouTube video Thomas Grove Carter Johnny Harris Matthew Moniz Jonathan Morrison Special Guests: Johnny Harris, Jonathan Morrison, Matthew Moniz, and Thomas Grove Carter.
7/22/201952 minutes, 10 seconds
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58: Review All the Cameras! with Jordan Drake of DPReviewTV

It's simple, 2 minute reviews of every photo and video camera that I have any opinion about. Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
7/6/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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57: A New Era for the Mac, with Stephen Hackett

WWDC 2019 will be one that we remember for a long time. Stephen Hackett is back to share is macspertise as we try to understand Apple's new world we're living in. Special Guest: Stephen Hackett.
6/13/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 6 seconds
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56: WWDC19 and the New Mac Pro

WWDC is here again and there was so much announced that I barely have time to scratch the surface with Andreas Gailiunas of Pixelmator ( and filmmaker Olaf Blomerus (, so we go over our initial impressions of the brand new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. Special Guest: Olaf Blomerus.
6/6/201958 minutes, 48 seconds
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55: Developers Are Creators Too, with Casey Liss

Ever thought about building an app? Casey Liss released his first indie app, Vignette ( and we talk about the road to becoming a developer. Special Guest: Casey Liss.
5/28/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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54: Travel, Apple & Game of Thrones

Where I've been, catching up with Apple, questions from listeners and my thoughts on the finally of Game of Thrones.
5/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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53: Filmmaking in the Future, with Matt Workman

Matt Workman, a.k.a. CinematographyDB (, knows the old world of high end cinematography and is creating the future of filmmaking with his app/game Cine Tracer ( Special Guest: Matt Workman.
4/22/201954 minutes, 54 seconds
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52: Portraits, Beauty and Retouching, with DruePhoto

Drue Schnelle is taking beautiful portraits for his Instagram (, cool behind the scenes for Johnathan Morrison (, and is editing it all on his iPad Pro. We talk about all that and give some powerful retouching tips. Special Guest: Drue Schnelle.
4/9/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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51: What it Takes to Work as a Photographer, with Jason Eng

There’s a lot to know if you want be be a creative professional and in this episode Jason Eng ( comes on to discuss what it takes to work as a photographer. Special Guest: Jason Eng.
3/31/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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50: Partners in Photography, with Ania B, Mallory and Luke Leasure

If you haven't heard, I run a photo and video business with my wife Ania ( Sometimes it's the best, sometimes it's tough, but it was great to talk to another couple in a similar situation. Mallory and Luke Leasure ( are super talented photographers that shoot a mix of weddings and commercial, and had lots of wisdom to share.
3/19/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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49: How to be a Minimalist Creator, with Matt D'Avella

What happens when a tech savvy filmmaker loves expensive camera gear, but is also a minimalist? Matt D'Avella walks the fine line of owning the cutting edge without being consumed by it. Special Guest: Matt D'Avella.
3/5/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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48: Buy Your Way Into Being Good, with Armando Ferreira & Jesse Driftwood

Big gear upgrades feel great and can level up your work, but it can also be a way that we make excuses why we aren't creating our best work. Armando Ferreira ( lends his expertise as I think about upgrading to the Canon C200 and we call up Jesse Driftwood ( to find out why he's buying that same camera. Special Guests: Armando Ferreira and Jesse Driftwood.
2/24/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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47: Edit Video Like a Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter

We're learning video editing super powers from high end commercial editor Thomas Grove Carter ( of Trim Editing ( After this conversation I instantly overhauled my editing workflow. Special Guest: Thomas Grove Carter.
2/15/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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46: Make Money Making Videos, with Caleb Wojcik

Running a video business is as fun as it is hard and I talked to Caleb Wojcik ( about how we do it. Special Guest: Caleb Wojcik.
2/3/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 36 seconds
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45: Your Audio Should Sound Amazing, with Ray Ortega & Curtis Judd

If your audio is great people can forgive medicore video, but if it sounds bad people will turn it off. This episode we are talking with mic and preamp reviewer Curtis Judd ( and podcast producer Ray Ortega ( the simple secrets to audio production for some common situations. This podcast is brought to you by Epidemic Sound (, where creators can easily license sound effects and music for all your creative projects Audio for social media The priority for quick social media videos like Instagram stories is to keep it simple and sounding great. When you turn on the selfie camera, you‘re off to a great start because the mic is only an arm's length from you face and most phones have decent mics these days. Just be extra careful not make the biggest rookie mistake of covering the mic with your pinkie finger. Stay aware of which direction the mic is facing since phones have mics on the front, back and bottom. If you are pointing it away from you, your voice will get a lot quieter. If this is a situation, you often find yourself in, there are external mics that can help with that. Portable mics for phones Rode Video Me ( Shure MV88 ( Audio for Vloging Similiar to a phone selfie, the vlog format has the instant advtage of mic proximity. As long as you’ve plugged in a half decent mic, set the levels, and put on appropriate wind protection, it’s easy to get great audio. With this format, background noise isn’t a huge problem since it blends in with the overall context of the story you‘re telling. What matters most is that you can be heard clearly. Mics for vlogging Rode Video Micro ( Rode VideoMic Pro+ ( Deity V-Mic D3 Pro ( Audio in a YouTuber Studio If people are going to be watching your videos on TV, laptops or with headphones you owe it to them to keep the audio as clean as possible. When they are focused on you‘re talking head, details like echo and background noise start to matter more. So after you’ve taken the first steps of turning off the AC and unplugging the fridge (TIP: put your keys inside as a way to remember to plug it back in), it’s time to treat the room for reverb. In real life, reverb is easy to ignore. Put a decent mic in a room and every echo is a distraction.  There are a few simple and affordable solutions, best of all is to drape sound blankets in front of any hard reflective surfaces. This will make the single biggest difference, ever more than you‘re choice in microphone. And speaking of microphones the gold standard is Sennheiser MKH416 (, which now used by top YouTubers like MKBHD and Johnathan Morrison, but if $1,000 is out of your budget the Deity S-Mic 2 ( is incredibly similar for a fraction of the price. A favorite of Ray and Curtis is the AudioTechnica AT4053B ( Once you’ve picked out your mic, choose a field recorder and plug it in. For the budget minded, the Tascam DR-60DII ( is a great choice or if you want to go straight for the best pick up the SoundDevices MixPre-3 ( And make sure you get some good Sound Blankets ( YouTube Studio mics and premps Rode VideoMic Pro+ ( SoundDevices MixPre-3 ( or MixPre-6 ( Sennheiser MKH416 ( Rode NTG-1 ( or NTG-2 ( Deity S-Mic 2 ( Tascam DR-70D ( Tascam DR-60DII ( Zoom F4 ( Zoom H6 ( Zoom F8N ( AudioTechnica AT4053B ( Podcasting & Voice Over All the rules of in studio videos apply, but your audience is listening a lot more closely so the pressure is on to make your audio production sound amazing. Ray Ortega ( has a great writeup on all your gear needs, but the basics are that you want decent mic that rejects background sounds, a low noise preamp and an echo free room. Sounds blankets are your best friend here, so you might want to build a little fort, or at least make sure you’ve got some furniture and carpets in the room.  There are many great mics to choose from, for beginners the AudioTechnica ATR-2100 ( sounds shockingly good for it’s price and can be plugged in via USB or XLR. If you want to step up your game, Tyler likes the Heil PR-40 ( while Ray uses the Shure SM7B ( Podcast mics and preamps Shure SM7B ( Heil PR-40 ( AudioTechnica ATR-2100 ( Samsun Q2U ( DBX-286s ( FocusRite 2i2 ( SoundDevices MixPre-3 ( Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets ( Post Production Less is often more in post production, but it is critical get the volume of your sound to match everyone else's. The easiest way is to run your final mix trough the free software Auphonic ( or if you're using Adobe Audtion, use it's match loudness feature. If you have background noise to cleanup, the absolute best is iZotope RX ( Special Guests: Curtis Judd and Ray Ortega.
1/19/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 16 seconds
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44: The Business of Internetting, with Stephen Hackett

Stephen Hackett ( of Relay FM joins me to talk about the history of blogging, and open vs closed platforms, and making a living online. Special Guest: Stephen Hackett.
1/7/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 40 seconds
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43: Gear of the Year 2018

The best of everything 2018 holiday special, featuring Matt Gonzalaz (, Cameron Whitman (, and Jordan Drake ( Tyler's Picks Computer: iMac Pro ( App: Spark Camera ( Stills camera: Sony A9 ( Video camera: Sony A7III ( Accessory: DJI Mavic 2 ( Phone: iPhone XR/XS ( Movie: Mission Impossible Fallout ( Game: Spider-Man for PS4 ( Book: Lost Connections, by Johann Hari ( Podcast: Omnibus! ( Matt's Picks Stills Camera: Fuji XT3 ( Video camera: BMPCC 4K ( Phone: iPhone XS ( Game: Red Dead Redemption 2 ( App: Booster Fuel ( / Lightroom CC ( Computer: Surface Laptop 2 ( Tech accessory: Surface Headphones ( Book: 4 Hour Body ( Movie: Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse ( Jordan's Picks Stills Camera: Fujifilm X-T3 ( Video Camera: Panasonic GH5S ( Accessory: Atomos Ninja V ( Movie: Roma ( Book: Like Brothers ( Podcast: Oh No Ross and Carrie ( Cameron's Picks Stills Camera: Nikon Z7 ( Phone: Google Pixel 3 ( Game: Red Dead Redemption 2 ( App: Grammarly ( Accessory: Loupedeck ( Book:A Series of Unfortunate Events ( Movie:Into the Spiderverse ( Podcast: Broken Record ( Special Guests: Cameron Whitman, Jordan Drake, and Matt Gonzalez.
12/31/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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42: Re: Blind Camera Test, with Snazzy Labs

This week i made fast friends with YouTuber Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs ( talking about the MKBHD blind camera phone ( shootout that we appeared in and then look back on 2018 to see how Apple did. Special Guest: Quinn Nelson.
12/20/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 30 seconds
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41: Ceiling of Effort, with Marco Arment & Casey Liss

Marco Arment ( and Casey Liss ( are hugely successful podcasters on The Accidental Tech Podcast (, but they've got an itch to create videos and have started to upload more to their YouTube channels. We talk about getting started in a new medium, the gear that matters and what it takes to be interesting on camera. Special Guests: Casey Liss and Marco Arment.
12/14/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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40: Cinematographer vs YouTuber, with Nick Thomas, DP

Making movies can mean a lot of different things. so we compared working with a full crew vs going solo. The gear, the business, and some tips for any shooter. Special Guest: Nick Thomas.
12/7/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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39: Real Computers, with Myke Hurley

Working on the iPad Pro, Myke's adventures in video, and why we choose Apple. Special Guest: Myke Hurley.
11/24/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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38: Cameras, phones & camera phones, with MKBHD

Marques Brownlee – MKBHD (, is the one guy you want to atalk to bout your next phone purchase. But he's not just a gadget guy, his YouTube videos have developed into filmmaking skills to where he could easily be directing commercials for the products he reviews. We cover the 2018 iPad Pro, Red cameras, Hasselblad and the iPhone XS vs Pixel 3. Special Guest: Marques Brownlee - MKBHD.
11/11/201850 minutes, 38 seconds
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37: Drones, with Johnny Harris & Martin Reisch

I got a new drone so I brought in some friends, Martin Reisch (safesolvent ( and Johnny Harris (creator of the Borders series on Vox ( that create incredible creative work with the little flying tools. Special Guests: Johnny Harris and Martin Reisch.
11/1/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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36: "Just" Creators and Hands-On the XR, with Casey Liss

I got advanced access to the iPhone XR so I brought on one of my favorite Apple podcasters, Casey Liss of The Accidental Tech Podcast (, to talk about. Casey has also been starting up a new YouTube channel so we talk about the experience of being a new video creator. Special Guest: Casey Liss.
10/20/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 54 seconds
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35: Tell a Compelling Story, with Pete Forester

A decidedly non-tech episode where I talk to writer Pete Forester about what it takes to tell great stories and how one of my favorite filmakers gets it wrong. Pete also works at the one the premier photo agencies in the world and has some great advice on presenting your work to land those dream clients. After that I answer some of your questions about lenses, clients and how I avoid getting too stressed about worst case scenarios.
10/12/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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34: Understanding the iPhone XS Camera, with Sebastiaan de With

It's obvious that the iPhone XS camera is taking a very different style of photos from any iPhone in the past. Sebastiaan de With ( is the designer of Halide ( and has done some fantastic detective work to see what has change. It's not as simple as a beauty fiilter, so we went over every little detail. beautigate iphone-xs-camera-detail Special Guest: Sebastiaan de With.
10/3/201853 minutes, 46 seconds
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33: Announcement Season, with Jordan Drake

New phones, cameras and lenses are being released fast and furious this fall. Jordan Drake of DPReview TV is here to give his opinions and hands on impressions of the iPhone XS Max, Canon EOS R, L mount lenses, Full frame Panasonics: S1 S1, Fuji GFX50R, Sigma: 28mm F1.4 and 40mm F1.4 Art lenses, a stabilized 70-200mm F2.8 Sport and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport and the Nikon Z7. Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
9/26/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 10 seconds
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32: iPhone & Apple Watch Keynote, with Brandon Havard

Apple has a hot new lineup of big screen phones and a slimmer watch. We look past the confusing names and talk about the spec bumps and camera updates. Special Guest: Brandon Havard.
9/14/201856 minutes, 18 seconds
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31: Desks & Tech, with Jonathan Morrison

I'm joined by YouTuber Jonathan Morrison ( to talk about the photographer's dream desk we put together, some of our favorite cameras and the 2018 MacBook Pro. Then stick around after the interview where I'll go into some more detail on the desk we put together and answer a few listener questions. YouTube: The Perfect 2018 MacBook Pro Setup ( Special Guest: Jonathan Morrison.
9/10/201851 minutes, 22 seconds
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30: What's on my 2018 Mac, with Kelly Thompson

I am a little bit addicted to apps. Finding new apps, reading app reviews, trying demos, I just can't stop optimizing the apps on my Mac. I brought my good friend Kelly Thompson on to talk about all of our most indispensable apps, from utilities to media production. Also plenty of tips and tricks to optimize your desktop and have it working just the way you like. If you are into photography, video production, web or print design, there will be something here that you need. And I missed you're favourite app, come find me on Twitter @stalman ( tell me all about it. Production Lightroom Photoshop Sketch Audition iZotope RX6 After Effects Premiere Davinci Resolve Final Cut Pro X Plural Eyes Audio Hijack ScreenFlow SetApp ( Bartender iStat Screens ChronoSync CleanMyMac TripMode Utilities Dropbox 1Password VLC Daisy disk Steam Slack Fantastical Kelly's apps Web flow Affinity Alfred Control Plane Coconut battery CalcService WordService Agenda Special Guest: Kelly Thompson.
9/8/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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29: Everything You Need to Know About Computer Hardware, with Olaf Blomerus

Computer hardware is hard, so let's talk about RAM, disk speeds and eGPUs. Just because you rely on a computer for your job, doesn't mean you understand how it works. Olaf Blomerus came on so we could explore all the things we know and wish we knew about computer hardware. Whether you're on Mac or Windows, desktop or laptop, you're always better off having a deeper understanding of your machine. We cover when you need more RAM, who can benefit from more powerful graphics cards, multi-code vs single thread, and more. This is especially a must listen for anyone who edits video, photos or 3D and has been forced to wait on their computer when it seems like you shouldn't have to. Or it's the perfect episode if you're about to buy a new computer. We also talk about some of the details of my new MacBook Pro, which was a grueling process to configure. It had to be perfect! Special Guest: Olaf Blomerus.
8/26/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Travel Vlogs + Borders, with Iz & Johnny Harris

Johnny Harris creates Vox Borders ( series, and Iz Harris makes epic family travel vlogs ( and together they make a globe trotting production dream team. We have a lot to talk about. Iz & Johnny's Recomended YouTubers Casey Neistat ( Adrian Bliss ( Vlog Brothers ( Wendover Productions ( Special Guests: Iz Harris and Johnny Harris.
8/17/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Making Amazing Instagram Stories, with Jesse Driftwood

My personal techniques to shoot and edit on the go and Jesse Driftwood's thoughts on vertical video Special Guest: Jesse Driftwood.
8/6/20181 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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When is Your Gear Good Enough, with Chris Dowsett

Sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you, but sometimes there's a better camera out there. And stick around till the end to hear about the 2018 MacBook Pro. Special Guest: Chris Dowsett.
7/30/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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25: The Freelance Dream, with Matt Miller

Talking to the world's best menswear illustrator about living a creative life. Matt Miller, aka Sunflowerman, is an incerdibly talented illustrator focused on menswear and fashion. We talk about his years living on the road, building a client base online, clothes, clients and coffee. Special Guest: Matt Miller.
7/15/201856 minutes, 40 seconds
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Solving Lightroom Problems, with Chris Dowsett

Sorting photos, data management and we answer your questions about how to get the most out of Lightroom. Special Guest: Chris Dowsett.
6/29/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Solo - A Star Wars Story, with Rob Mitchelson

It may not be a perfect movie, but let’s just be grateful that Solo proves that a Star Wars prequel can actually be pretty fun. Special Guest: Rob Mitchelson.
6/17/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Summer Apple Update - WWDC 2018, with Kelly Thompson

WWDC is a great time to check in with Apple and see what's great and what we're still waiting for. Sadly still waiting on new MacBooks, but there are lots of software goodies to look forward to. Special Guest: Kelly Thompson.
6/7/201849 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to be Human on the Internet, with Max Temkin

It's fun seeing all your likes and mentions, but it's pretty issue to be consumed by your online persona. Cards Against Humanity Co-Creator and host of the Do By Friday podcast, Max Temkin, helps me think about how to be myself online. And then I help Max buy a camera. Special Guest: Max Temkin.
5/20/201842 minutes, 53 seconds
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#YouTubeLife, with Sara Dietschy

Sara and I have so many common interests that we just had to sit down and talk about all the creative stuff we are into. Special Guest: Sara Dietschy.
5/8/201843 minutes, 20 seconds
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Shooting Hybrid, with Chris & Jordan of DPReview

Jordan Drake and Chris Niccols, formerly of The Camera Store TV and now stars of the DPReview YouTube channel, join me to talk about shooting photos and videos at the same time, on the same camera. Special Guests: Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake.
5/1/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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Challenges of Creative Jobs, with Shea Kerwood

If you work in a creative industry you know that it has it's own special challenges, like defining your worth, communicating your ideas and staying on target to make your ideas into reality. Shea Kerwood runs Brandsmith and has been my go to confidant for decades, so he's the perfect guy to talk to about the challenges. Special Guest: Shea Kerwood.
4/17/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Films of Christopher Nolan, Part 2

In part 2 we got some of Nolan's biggest films, with The Dark Night, Interstellar and more. Special Guest: Chris Dowsett.
4/8/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Films of Christopher Nolan, Part 1

Huge budgets, rich characters and intricate story telling, Christopher Nolan is in a league all his own in modern filmmaking. Let's spend some time walking through his filmography. Special Guest: Chris Dowsett.
4/3/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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Finding Your Photographic Style, with Irene Rudnyk

Irene has created a distinct photography style of her own and shares her techniques with the world on her YouTube channel. We talk about how she developed her dreamy portrait look, what it's like YouTubing from a mid sized city, and how to work with extremely simple gear and lighting. Special Guest: Irene Rudnyk.
3/26/201854 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Ways We Learn Photography, with Nicolesy

The problem with learning about photography is never a lack of information. There are infinite videos and articles telling you how to shoot and edit, so I talked to Nicolsey ( about how to sort through the junk to learn the valuable lessons. Special Guest: Nicole S. Young.
3/18/201854 minutes, 8 seconds
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Basic Tips for Video, with Camera Store TV Jordan Drake

It's really easy to shoot great looking video these days, I bet the image quality on your phone looks better than most TV shows in the 90s. But image quality means nothing if your video is boring and no one wants to watch it. Good thing I have Jordan Drake here from The Camera Store TV ( to help give the tips you've been waiting for to start crushing your video game. Then stick around to the end because Jordan got his sticky little fingers on the new Sony A7III, which is poised to really disrupt the camera industry this year. Special Guest: Jordan Drake.
3/11/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Computers for Creatives, with Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is the perfect podcast guest to talk about the computers we use as creative professionals, and if you're a photographer, filmmaker or designer there is a decent chance you are using a Mac or an iPhone. We talk about history of how Apple came to dominate the creative industry, starting with their exceptional font support and exclusive apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Express. In 2018 they seem to be in a transition phase, where some users are voicing frustration with the MacBook Pro, but they have also released the impressive iMac Pro and announced an upcoming compartmental Mac Pro. Special Guest: Rene Ritchie.
3/4/201851 minutes, 55 seconds
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Crafting a Perfect Podcast, with Mark Bramhill

It’s easier than ever to make podcast, but telling a great story will always take hard work and skill. Mark Bramhill’s show Welcome to Macintosh brings the power of narrative storytelling to a topic he and I are both passionate about: Apple. We talk about his creative process, story telling techniques and a little about computers. Special Guest: Mark Bramhil.
2/25/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier, with Cameron Whitman

We have guest Cameron Whitman, professional photographer and photo editor at Stocksy United, and we packed as many pro tips as possible into one hour. These are the lessons we wish we had learned earlier in our photography careers, and some mistakes we want to help you avoid. Special Guest: Cameron Whitman.
2/10/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Whats on My iPhone, with Shea Kerwood

I brought my oldest friend (and older cousin) who runs the agency Brandsmith to talk about running a small creative business and our favorite iPhone apps. Then I talk to a developer behind Spark Camera, one of my new favourite apps for quick video edits. Tyler's iPhone home screen, circa Shea's iPhone home screen, circa 2018 Special Guests: Dominique Yahyavi and Shea Kerwood.
2/5/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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Anything Can Be Cinematic, with Brandon Havard

We start off with some basic tips that can make any video feel way more cinematic, without spending a dime on gear. Then get some ProTips from YouTuber Brandon Havard ( who is known for his gorgeous tech reviews, and has shot video for top YouTubers like MKBHD ( and Jonathan Morrison ( Lighting, lens choice, camera movement, shot planning, we cover a lot a of ground here. Special Guest: Brandon Havard.
1/28/201849 minutes, 28 seconds
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Shooting iPhone Like a Pro and Sony A7RIII

I had the very exciting surprise of being invited by Apple to a private workshop in New York. We were about a dozen creative professionals that got to spend some quality time app developers and professional photographers to learn how to get the most out of the iPhone when we shoot Fashion Week. I’m going to share what I learned with you guys. Then we talk to The Brotographer, Ross Thomas, who has been doing extensive testing of the most hyped camera of 2018, the Sony A7R III. Specifically he’s been testing a lot of the autofocus features and how it performs Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses. Special Guest: Ross Thomas.
1/21/201852 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Fundamentals of Buying a Camera, with Camera Store TV Chris Niccolls

Choosing a camera is not only hard because there are a ton of options out there, there’s also a ton of GREAT options. All the big camera manufacturers are making great products but they still have specific strengths and weaknesses depending on what your photographic needs are. 

To dive into this in extreme detail I sat down with Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store ( in Calgary, or as you probably know him, host of The Camera Store TV ( I’m pretty familiar with the cameras I own, but TCSTV put every camera through serious real world tests, so I always look to their opinion before I buy a new camera. Entry Budget If you’re moving up from a phone to camera for the first time you probably don’t want to spend too much until you figure out if this hobby is going to last or not. A few years back it was easy to spot the lower image quality from a cheaper camera, but thats no longer the case. A few hundred bucks can buy most of the image quality you would find in the gear pros use. As you spend more the difference of image quality starts to be smaller, and lot of what you’re paying for is improved usability, for example autofocus and ergonomics. 

But if you buy the Nikon D3400, Canon T6i or Sony A6000 you can take photos that no one will know aren’t coming out of a $10,000 system. 
Compact Cameras Smart phones have sucked all the air out of the room for smaller format cameras, but they still have their place. If a big camera feels like too much of burden, you can still get a slight quality boost over your phone with little pocket size cameras like the Panasonic ZS100, Canon G5X or Sony RX100 IV. Because of their small sensor size, they can more easily offer a bigger zoom range that’s harder to achieve with larger sensor cameras, great video quality, image stabilization and raw support. Micro Four Thirds This in-between sensor size has really come in to it’s own lately, with minimal trade offs in quality and huge advantages in cost and camera size. The only things you’re really giving up are extreme low light performance (although that’s changing with the Panasonic GH5S) and you’ll have a harder time getting bokelicious blurry backgrounds. Check out the Panasonic GH5, Olympus or Fuji XT20 to name only a few of this versatile format. APS-C A lot of people look down on any sensor that is smaller than full frame, but don’t forget that many hollywood films are shot on almost example this size of sensor/film, but the cinema version is Super35, which is obviously a way cooler name. In this category image quality is getting close to the plateau, with tons of dynamic range, impressive low light performance and a more affordable selection of lenses than it’s bigger brother, full frame. Some cameras to look at are the Canon 80D, Nikon D500 and Sony A6500, which have different strengths but will all make your photography look professional. Full Frame 35mm is most commonly used format for professionals of all time. This is the size of the film you used growing up, it what most of the top of the line lenses are optimized for, and I promise you will love shooting on it. You’ll notice a bump in quality from APS-C when you compare dynamic range and low light noise, but let’s be honest. You probably want it to get a sexy blur in the background. Every brand has an affordable way to get started, just a buy a 50mm from Canon, Nikon, Sony, or whatever brand you go with and open that aperture wide. If sharp critical focus is important to you try a long lens, like the venerable 70-200mm. 

I have a lot to say about camera in this range, since that’s typically what I buy, but for now I will just direct you to the Canon 5D IV, Nikon D850, Sony A7RIII and Leica M10. You can get lost all day researching these beautiful machines. That’s it You’ve got your work ahead of you! I just pointed you in a few directions, but now the fun part is scoring the internet for reviews, samples, and tests to find exactly the right match for you. I strongly recommend DPReview for their incredibly in depth camera reviews, and for lenses go to ImagingResource where they do really helpful comparisons. Special Guest: Chris Niccolls.
1/14/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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5: THIS is How You Start a Podcast, with Ray Ortega

It's taken a decade for podcasts to earn their place as a leading form of media, but this is the time for them to take their place as a leading form of media. Ray Ortega is the perfect person to talk to everything you need to know about creating a podcast. He has two shows to help podcast creators, The Podcaster's Studio ( and Podcaster's Roundtable ( and is also happy to answer your questions on twitter where he is @PodcastHelper ( Special Guest: Ray Ortega.
1/8/201849 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Best Phones of 2017

It was a great year for gadget lovers, with every major smart phone manufacturer bringing their best game to the table. Let's talk about three of my favourites, the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Galaxy S8
12/31/201737 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Wars - The Last Jedi

We are now mid-saga and seeing a very new direction for Star Wars. Rain Johnson is taking us in a bold new direction and has fans divided about whether this is the best or worst Episode yet. Special Guest: Rob Mitchelson.
12/25/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bonus: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

Another episode from the Stalman vaults, we talk about s Star Wars story Special Guest: Rob Mitchelson.
12/18/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bonus: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

We were raised by Star Wars. Many of us were also raised by parents, but to our recollection, it was Star Wars first and foremost. You’re probably a lot like us. Maybe you are part of our generation, young enough to approach the films without any cynicism. You were obliged (forced) to improvise a lightsaber to duel with, making your own sounds- The best one we ever came up with was made of a flashlight and some cellophane. You reenacted scenes, you role-played the characters in your backyard before that was a thing you were allowed to do at conventions. You might have even been blown away by finally seeing the letter-boxed editions of the tapes, catching that frog-lizard dude just on the left of the frame on the way to Jabba’s palace. Tyler can’t remember first watching Star wars, only the feeling of having watched it for the 20th time, over and over on those VHS tapes. Imagine Tyler as a child, still somehow a beardy photographer, tucked away in a cozy cabin in the woods, staring at a tiny department store-brand television, preparing himself to be a Jedi. Rob had some dubs- Illegal Beta dubs, or maybe taped off the TV? Movies took decades to hit the small screen, as far as he remembers. Rob did catch Return of the Jedi in the theatre, already so very familiar with the Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, but too young to realize what was waiting for him on the big screen. Despite graduating film school, and being a supposed cynical artist, Return of the Jedi remains one of his favourite films, a narrative and visual aha moment. For people like us particularly, but for all ages of unabashed fans of the Galaxy Far, Far Away, the news a sequel to Star Wars was coming was secretly what we’d been hoping for all along. The theatrical rerelease of the original trilogy was fun (Technically Han didn’t shoot first, because Greedo never shot, so, Han just shot. Bad Han!), and the news of the prequel films was exciting (Rob was not auditioned for Anakin), but not exactly what you’d been wishing for. You’d probably made some foray into the extended universe, role playing games that quantified the speed of the Millennium Falcon and the size of Star Destroyers, endless comics about what Han was doing on a Thursday night between New Hope and Empire (being awesome with Chewie), and trawling the early internet for blog posts about a guy who knew a guy. With huge expectations on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making the movie would have been daunting. We imagine JJ Abrams pooping his pants a little, as we all collectively, metaphorically, folded our arms and said “Oh yeah?”. This is a movie which was required, in some respects, to win back our trust from “those prequels”, but at the same time fit in with them. We needed to meet old friends, but also meet new heroes to cheer for, and new bad guys to boo at. We wanted to return home, and yet be surprised. The Force Awakens seemed to walk that line. In this podcast, we’ll discuss our new heroes, and how quickly we got to like them (pretty quickly). We’ll discuss our new villains, and particularly Kylo Ren and all of his fun-to-watch internal conflict, as well as how he compares to Darth Vader. We spend some time talking about potential character development, potential character backgrounds, and possible secrets- as well as which fan theories don’t matter (Rob even asserts we don’t care if Rey is related to another important Jedi). We break down the mirrored storyline form A New Hope, and its hits and occasional misses (Yeah, okay, it’s MUCH bigger than the Death Star, we’ll allow it.), as well as the characters in their new roles as echoes of the original trilogy. If you don’t have an hour, We’re both very satisfied with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It has a familiar feel, both narratively and visually to the original trilogy, it seems to have heart and yet not take itself too dangerously seriously. Then, after recording a whole hour diving into our thoughts on the movie, we had a little more to say about predictions, other reviews and reactions to Episode VII in real life.
12/15/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 44 seconds
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Screens, HDR and the iPhone X, with Kelly Thompson of 500px

I hope you enjoy diving into every tiny detail about gear like I do, because Kelly Thompson of 500px and I are looking at every pixel and gesture on the iPhone X. Special Guest: Kelly Thompson.
12/11/201744 minutes, 3 seconds
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Curiosity, Podcasts and the iPhone X, with Chris Dowsett

It's the first real episode and I'm covering a lot of ground with Chris Dowsett, about podcasting, the iPhone X and the nature of creative work. Special Guest: Chris Dowsett.
11/23/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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My Story

Every podcast needs to start somewhere
11/21/201714 minutes, 37 seconds