Photographer and instructor extraordinaire, Steve Simon, joins us with his tips on how to make your subjects look better in your portraits.
Steve is my new best podcast friend - a terrific guy, generous with his information and inspiring in his art. He's done so much great work, from chronicling both sides of the political spectrum here in the States, as in his book The Republicans, to using his talents to call attention to the tragedy of AIDS in Africa. A good photographer who's also a good person - you gotta love him.
Steve's co-hosted a number of episodes of Nikon's Look Good In Pictures, where he's worked alongside Carson Kressley, of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame. Michael and I have talked about Nikon's Look Good in Pictures Before - it's a fantastic free resource that will improve your photography in minutes. You should definitely check it out.
Steve also participates in podcasting juggernaut This Week in Photography.
Prior to Steve's coming on, Michael and I talk about the real world performance of Apple's new facial-recognition features in iPhoto and the four full-frame DSLR's currently available for under three large.
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