DPE Podcast: Women in Photography

The Awesome Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon is a fabulous landscape and travel photographer, educator and overall fantastic guy whom I’ve admired (and learned from!) for many years. He’s also a bass player – as is my husband – so I have a special place in my heart for the multi-talented Rick.

I was so honored when he asked me to to do an interview for his world-reknowed podcast: Digital Photo Experience (DPE Podcast)! This particular episode was about “Women in Photography”, which of course hit home for me. It includes me and friends Valerie Jardin and Jan Kabili, each talking about our particular areas of expertise. (click on the image below to listen)

Valerie is one of the top street photographers in the world today and teaches workshops all over the world. Jan is a fabulous photographer – and also works for Lynda.com, co-hosts The Photoshop Show on Google+ along with my other great friend Ron Clifford – and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop techniques. She’s a wizard! We are all also Masters in The Arcanum, which is great fun and such an incredible learning experience for one and all. (you can check out my previous post about my experience so far in The Arcanum here).

In our interview, Rick and I talked about composition, processing, use of shadow and highlights, the value of being able to return to a place repeatedly to find new moods and inspiration, along with a bunch of other photography-related stuff. I love talking to Rick… and can’t wait to visit his neck of the woods very soon when I’m in New York! We’re going to shoot an episode of The Chat, go shooting at a couple of his favorite places… maybe I’ll even get to hear some of his music!

Click on the image below to hear the podcast:

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THE CHAT with Karen Hutton: Gordon Laing

CameraLabs.com & Extended Holidays

My good friend Gordon Laing can tell you a thing or a several thousand about cameras! His hugely popular website CameraLabs.com serves up a few million pages of thoroughly researched, highly detailed camera reviews and videos each day. His YouTube channel has experienced over 27 million views alone, due in no small part to Gordon’s thoroughly engaging personality and passion for cameras and photography.

I love hanging out with Gordon – and this was no exception! He and his family recently returned to England after an 18 month “extended holiday” abroad. It started as a short vacation, but when the time came to go home the Laings said, “Why?” and just kept on going! Haven’t YOU ever wanted to do that? Gordon’s business and the family’s love of travel and seeing other cultures made it all possible, but what’s it really like trying to work over the internet, travel and raise a family simultaneously?


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