Joe McNally has enjoyed a lifetime making some of photography's most iconic and memorable images. Whether it's been for newspapers or magazines including the National Geographic, his technical expertise with light and his ability to make the impossible images happen have earned him a deserved reputation of one of the world's best photographers. His personal projects of 9/11 workers soon after the attack on the World Trade Center allowed him to make a very personal series of images that will be long remembered. His workshops and books are not only popular but have allowed photographers from all over the world to discover their own passion for,

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_104_-_Joe_McNally.mp3
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Jo Ann Santaneglo is a documentary photographer whose career with a camera began as a pedi-cab driver in Autstin, Texas. While studying at the International Center of Photography, she began a project documenting veterans impacted by the United States' Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. She has recently finished traveling across the country where she created a series of portraits with these veterans.,

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_103_-_Jo_Ann_Santangelo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT

copyright Hiroshi Clark

As you can see below, I have a new podcast episode up, but the feed is broken yet again. I'm trying to resolve these issues, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to request someone's help in trying to resolve these long-standing issues. I'm know enough about this web stuff to get myself in trouble and with these repeated issues with Feedburner, I'd have pulled out all my hair if I hadn't already lost it all. So, if you or someone you know can be of help, please drop me a line at thecandidframe(at)

In the meantime, check out the work of one of my Art Center student's Hiroshi Clark. His posts regularly on his blog and produces some very interesting work. Let him know what you think.
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Jay Dickman has enjoyed over 30 years as a professional photojournalist, which has included over 25 assignments for National Geographic magazine. His stories have documented the war in El Salvador, life on a nuclear attack sub and the Olympic Games. He is a passionate story teller whether working with a still image or with motion and continues to share his experience in his writings and workshops. He is an Olympus Visionary as well as a Lexar Elite photographer and you can discover more about his work by visiting his website.

Jack Dickman recommends the work of Danny Lyon.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_102_-_Jay_Dickman.mp3
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Photo by Doug Chinnery

Photo by TheFatCat44 on Flickr.

There is lot to be said for simplicity. This image is like many dawn or sunset images that are made everyday, but because of a small and simple accent the nearly pristine quality of the water and sky become that much more impactful. With the presence of the negative space, in the figure of the man, the contrast becomes significantly more dramatic. Very cool shot.
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The Candid Frame #101 - Chris Porsz

Chris Porsz is an amateur photographer who has been documenting his community of Peterborough, England as a street photographer. His candid images of strangers document a particular time in the life of a town and its people, which is made all the more poignant by his recent rediscovery of these same subjects. His then and now portraits reveal not only how people have changed, but how the town has as well. Working as a full-time paramedic, he has created all of his images using his personal time, making him an a great example of how a photographer can make significant work even without becoming a "professional. You can discover more about him and his work by reading this article or visiting his website.

Chris Porsz recommends the work of Don McCullin.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_101_-_Chris_Porsz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm PDT

Photo by Johannes Reinhart on Flickr.
This is an image that breaks a lot of rules. It doesn't have a solid black. It suffers from overexposure and flare and a lack of contrast and color saturation. Yet, it works and that's what I love about it. It has a wonderful feel to it and it's a great moment. There are other images that are more technically "perfect" but are empty. This is anything but.
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The Candid Frame #100 - Eli Reed

Eli Reed is a photographer who has established a reputation for compassionate and beautiful documentary and photo-journalistic work. Whether he's photographing in a war zone, a Hollywood sound stage or a neighborhood convenience store, he consistently produces imagery that is striking, beautiful and memorable. A member of the of legendary Magnum photographer collective and an Olympus Visionary, he continues to produce important work as well as passing on his experience and knowledge of photography as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. You can discover more about Eli and his work by visiting his website.

Eli recommends the work of John Isaac, who was actually the very first guest on this show. You can discover some of John's work by visiting his website and listen to our conversation by clicking here.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_100_-_Eli_Reed.mp3
Category:documentary -- posted at: 8:19pm PDT

Photo by Rex Lisman on Flickr.
The thing about this image I like is that Rex was undoubtedly drawn here by the quality and reflection of the light. It's a wonderful example how paying attention to the light itself can lead one to make an image that most people would miss entirely. Great images are not just in front of us at eye-level. 
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Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer and host of the popular podcast, This Week in Photography (TWIP). He provides an important voice in the world of image-making in his many roles, not least of which is educating photographer are the importance of marketing and taking full advantage of social networking. His continued efforts in the photographic industry have helped photographers from all over the world discover how to not only make better images, but to create opportunities for themselves and their work. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website as well as listen to him every week on TWIP.

Frederick Van Johnson recommends the work of Greg Gorman. You can listen to our interview with Greg by clicking here.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_99_-_Frederick_Van_Johnson.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 3:50am PDT

Join me and Chris Marquardt of Tips from the Top Floor for a live chat, discussing hot news in photography and even our response to questions posted live in the chat. It's an experiment of sorts and we welcome you to participate.

Join at 1pm (Pacific) at the following URL:

Hope to see some of you there.
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Ibarionex Perello teaches several online photography courses through Below are a brief description of each course with a link to register.

The Pursuit of Light

Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: The Pursuit of LightLearn how to take your photography to the next level by discovering how to see, control and use light. This course - taught by pro photographer Ibarionex Perello - is meant to reveal the "secret" of great photographers who creatively use the qualities of light (intensity, direction and color) to produce stunning and memorable photographs. You will also learn how to use the key features of your camera (exposure, white balance and ISO) to produce not only well-exposed images, but photographs that are dramatic, beautiful and memorable. It's a course that has the potential to transform what you do as a photographer.
Click here to find out more and register.

Digitial SLR Features: When, Why and How to Use Them

This course offers the skills and experience you need to make the camera a natural extension of your eye. This exciting 8-week online class - taught by photographer, editor and writer Ibarionex Perello - will give you an understanding of the various features of your DSLR camera. You'll learn when and how your images will benefit from different exposure and metering modes, autofocus and white balance settings, and more.
Click here to find out more and register.

Portrait Photography with Available Light

Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: Portrait Photography Using Available LightLearn how to capture memorable portraits without sophisticated lighting equipment. In this 4-week online course, portrait photographer Ibarionex R. Perello will show you how to make your subject - and not the camera - the focus of successful portraiture. Capture great images of faces in perfect light, where the eyes come shining through. You'll put what you learn in this class to good use every time you aim to make outstanding pictures of people.
Click here to find out more and register.
Posing and Portraiture Techniques

Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: Posing and Portraiture TechniquesStart producing dynamic portraits after learning to pose your subject, gain an awareness of light and background, and making creative use of flash and focal length. This exciting 4-week online course is taught by portrait photographer and author Ibarionex Perello. Along with posing tips for more pleasing portraits, you'll also learn great ways to capture emotion-filled candids.
Click here to find out more and register.

Visit at the link below for more courses with Ibarionex
All course with Ibarionex
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Photo by Patrick on Flickr.
The colors are great, but what I really like about this image is the repetition of the frame within the frame within the frame. This also a great example of the use of negative space to make the heart of the image even stronger.
Category:photo of the week -- posted at: 9:46am PDT

Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer and educator with over twenty of years of experience in the photographic industry. He is the producer and host of The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast. His articles and photographs have appeared regularly in numerous magazines including Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug and Rangefinder magazines. He is an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design and teaches several online photography course through Better He is currently on the board of DIMA (Digital Media Association and he is one of the co-founders of Alas Media, a multi-media production company. He lives in Altadena, California.

photo: Tony Dizinno
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Ibarionex appears this week on the Nik Photo Radio podcast. On the show, he discusses his approach to light and photographing strangers at home and abroad. Scott Sheppard does a great job with the show, which includes not only information on Nik's line of software but also interview with some great photographers who have also appeared on The Candid Frame. You can discover this and other episodes by visiting their website. or subscribing to their show on iTunes.
Direct download: nik100826.mp3
Category:street photography -- posted at: 9:55am PDT

David Hobby has created a huge following through his popular blog, The Strobist 'which helped promote the use of small, portable speedlights for creative and exciting imagery. Beginning his career as a photojournalist, David developed an approach the demanded getting the shot under the tightest deadlines and challenging circumstances. The practical approach he developed for lighting, which he generously shares on his website has helped hundred of thousands of photographers discover their own voice and creativity without the mistaken belief that it takes expensive equipment to make memorable and beautiful photographs. You can discover more of David's work by visiting his website and flickr feed.

David Hobby recommends the work of Gregory Heisler and Peter Yang.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_98_-_David_The_Strobist_Hobby.mp3
Category:blogger -- posted at: 6:13pm PDT

The fun never ends at TCF and we have gotten several notices about issue with the feed for the podcast. Not only has subscribing been hampered but the archive available through the iTunes store has been severely limited to now only 6 episodes out of over 90 shows. We are working with Libsyn to see if we can resolve this ASAP.

This may involve switching not only the feed and the blogsite but I will send out a notification on any or all changes as soon as I know.

Thanks for your continued patience and support.
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Photo by KBT Images on Flickr.
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Photo by Fettuciniz on Flickr.
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Paul Gero is a portrait and wedding photographer who began his photographic career as a photojournalist. The demands of his early work has had a big influence on his approach for capturing the special and fleeting moments of not only his clients, but his own family. There is a seamlessness between his professional and personal work which reminds us that images created from the heart are not only beautiful, but memorable and full of impact. You can discover more of his work by visiting in daily blog and his commercial website.

Paul Gero recommends the work of Josef Koudelka.

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The photograph of Paul and his family was created by former TCF guest, Daniel Milnor. You can listen to my interview with Dan by clicking here.
Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_97_-_Paul_Gero.mp3
Category:kids -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT

Photo by Johannes Reinhart on Flickr.
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I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Better Photo's Jim Miotke recently and I wanted to share the conversation with you. You can find the interview by clicking on the link below. I hope that you find it interesting.

Jim Miotke Blog.

Let me know what you think?
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:03pm PDT

Photo by Rex Lisman on Flickr.
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Anthony Barboza is a self-taught artist, photographer, writer and historian He began his photographic career in 1964 with the Kamoinge Workshop. In 1969 he opened a commercial photo studio in New York City and has continued to do advertising and editorial spreads for magazines throughout the past three decades. Barboza has lectured at the International Center of Photography, Oberlin College, Ohio Univ., Museum of School of Fine Arts of Boston, Lowell Univ., Rochester Institute of Tech., Rhode Island School of Design, Wadsworth Antheneum of Hartford and was a guest instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He was the recipient of grants for photography from the New York State Council of the Arts in 1974 and 1976; the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980; and NYFA-New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002. In 1980 he self-published a book titled "Black Borders" with text by Ntozake Shange & Steven Barboza.You can find out more about him and his work by visiting his website.

Anthony Barboza recommends the work of Bill Brandt.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_96_-_Anthony_Barboza.mp3
Category:New York -- posted at: 11:37pm PDT

I appreciate your patience in getting a new episode of the show up. My system is getting a little long in the tooth, and I've been struggling resolving an issue which allows me to record my Skype interviews. I'm hoping to resolve the issue soon. Thank you very much for your understanding and patience.

This might be a good time to revisit some old interviews. You can find an archive of the images by clicking on the link below, which will provide the complete archive of TCF episodes, including those that are not currently available via iTunes.

The Candid Frame Archive.

Thank you for your continued support.
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Photo by Vincent de Groot on Flickr.
Category:photo of the week -- posted at: 4:15pm PDT

Photo by Gazrad on Flickr.
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The Candid Frame #95 - Diego James Robles

Diego James Robles is a photojournalist who has recently launched his career as a staff photographer at the Denver Post. He discovered photography while in the Army and serving in Kosovo where he was in infantry. He newly discovered passion for photography led him to attend Ohio University where he recently graduated from the School of Visual Communication. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website.

Diego James Robles recommends the work of Peter Hoffman.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_95_-_Diego_James_Robles.mp3
Category:latino -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

Moshe & Eddie Brakha are a father and son team that bring two generations of experience and passion to their commercial and fine-art work. Moshe birthed his career documenting the punk movement beginning in the seventies and Eddie is in the midst of his own blossoming career as both a photographer and filmmaker. Their duo provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the importance of collaboration in photography. You can discover more of their work by visiting their website.

Moshe Brakha recommends the work of Alexander Rodchenko.

Eddie Brakha recommends the work of Guy Bourdin.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_94_-_Moishe_and_Eddie_Brakha.mp3
Category:fine-art -- posted at: 7:17am PDT

Photo by DBWalker on Flickr.
Category:emerging photographer -- posted at: 3:47am PDT

Photo by Kdriese on Flickr.
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Photo by Primplan on Flickr.
Category:photo of the week -- posted at: 8:10am PDT

Photo by JSala on Flickr.
Category:photo of the week -- posted at: 7:49am PDT

Photo by Pigon (Piotr Golebiowski) on Flickr.

Check out a great discussion about black and white photography on the latest episode of the Focus Ring by visiting
Category:focus ring -- posted at: 3:25am PDT

This episode of the Focus Ring revolves around the discussion of seeing in black and white and creating monochrome images. Each contributor has submitted 2 of their own images to discuss the topic . Contributors Chris Marquardt (Tips from the Top Floor), Scott Anderson (The Folio Podcast), Manuel Fuentes Alarcon (Lens Bokeh Podcast) and Ibarionex Perello (The Candid Frame) join together to discuss how to make better black and white photographs.
Direct download: The_Photocast_Network_Focus_Ring_-_Episode_20_-_Seeing_in_BW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm PDT

Bruce Osborn was born in Southern California and raised on its surf and skateboard culture. After graduating from the University of the Pacific with a BA in Fine Art, he studied Photography at Art Center College of Design. He began working for Phonograph Record Magazine as their photographer and photo editor and also did free lance photography for other music related businesses. In 1980 Bruce moved to Japan where he is a well known commercial photographer and filmmaker. He is most known for the Oyako project, which has provided him the opportunity to photograph Japanese parents and their children, to the point that it's become a national event. You can discover his work by visiting his website, flickr account and the Oyako website.

Bruce Osborn recommends the work of Shoji Ueda.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_93_-_Bruce_Osborn.mp3
Category:photographer -- posted at: 2:06am PDT

Photo by DBWalker on Flickr.
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Due to an error I made in creating the Paypal account for the show, I was unable to confirm receipt of the donations that were recently made to the show. This is why those of you took the time to do so have not seen any action on the donations. I've corrected the problem, but unfortunately, I will be unable to accept receipt of funds that were submitted before today.

So, I would greatly appreciate it if those of you who did take the time to donate to show, would cancel your previous donation, and resubmit your funds using the updated donation button on the blog at:

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. I greatly appreciate each you who took the time to donate funds to the podcast.

And if you haven't already, please consider making a modest donation of whatever amount. These funds are helping me offset the costs involved with storage and software that I've recently invested in to improve the show.

Thanks again for your continued support.
Category:support -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

Photography by Godfrey DiGiorgi on Flickr.
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Natalie Dybisz is a photographer whose young career began on Flickr. In a few short years, her popular series of self-portraits, rooted in personal history and fantasy, propelled her to become on of the most popular photographers on the service. Her work as has been published in numerous publications, including the cover of American Photo magazine. Her images, which have also been exhibited in galleries, explore fascinating ideas of self and body image in a way that is both fun, engaging and beautiful. To discover more of her work, please visit flickr page or her new website.

Natalie Dybsiz recommends the work of Rossina Bossio.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_92_-_Natalie_Dybisz.mp3
Category:fine-art -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

Photo by Michael Sutton on Flickr.
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Photograph by Kdriese on Flickr.
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Photograph by Slinkygenius71 on Flickr.
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Jeff Dunas is a fine art, portrait and documentary photographer who has amassed an amazing body of work focusing on the nude, blues musicians and street photography. He is also the founder of of the Palm Springs Photography festival which brings together the best photographers, curators, editors and educators. It was one of the best events revolving around photography held in this country and includes workshops, presentations and portfolio reviews. You can discover more about Jeff's work by visiting his website.

You can find out more about the Palm Spring Photo Festival by visiting its website.

Jeff Dunas recommends the work of Wingate Paine.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_91_-_Jeff_Dunas.mp3
Category:Palm Springs Photo Festival -- posted at: 9:21am PDT

David duChemin is a Vancouver based assignment photographer who has had extensive international assignment experience on 5 continents. A multiple award winner, David has shot for a growing list of commercial and non-profit groups.As well having accumulated an impressive body of work from all over the world, he has produced two of the best books on photography, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision and Visionmongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography. To discover more of his work, please visit his website.

David Duchmein recommends the work of Yousuf Karsh.

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Art Center College of Design - Photographer Blogs

Alyse Sakai
Brendan Nicholas Klein
Emily Malan
Jon Hodges
Maria Di Nallo
Sarah Roach
Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_90_-_David_duChemin.mp3
Category:Within the Frame -- posted at: 4:50am PDT

Stephan Oberhoff is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and composer living in Los Angeles, CA. Initially, Stephan came to the US in 1991 to study Jazz at the prestiguous Grove School of Music in Van Nuys, California. The planned original 1-year period of musical sabbatical and break from cranking out commercials and documentary film scores, however, expanded into Stephan's -now 18 year- stay in L.A.

During the earlier segment of his career in Germany as a composer and producer of numerous TV commercials and documentary film scores, he became Co-recipient of several Commercial and Documentary Awards. He has collaborated and produced work with such talent as Melissa Manchester, Dianna Ross and Brenda Russell. You can discover more about Stephan and his music by visiting his website.

Stephan Oberhoff recommends the work of Brad Mehldau.

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Photo of Stephan Oberhoff courtesy of Paul Lawrence.
Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_89_-_Stephan_Oberhoff.mp3
Category:anniversary -- posted at: 10:12am PDT

Unnikrishnan Raveendranathan is a documentary photographer who is currently studying photography in San Francsico. His story-based projects reveal the lives of fascinating people from both the United States and India. Originally from India, Unni has produced a series of remarkable photo essays that provide a unique glimpse into the a part of the world few have an opportunity to witness. To discover more about him and his work, please visit his website.

Unni recommends the work of Emilio Banuelos.

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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_88_-_Unnikrishnan_Raveendranathan.mp3
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The Candid Frame Photography podcast is a member is The Photocast Network, a loose confederation of podcasts both in English, Spanish and German, all on the topic of photography. It's a great resource for some interesting and engaging shows on our favorite pastime.

We even have our own podcast, but the production of this had been pretty infrequent. So, now I've brought it back with a new format and a new idea.

Four photographers join the conversation with two of their own images to discuss a single topic. I think it will provide an opportunity to turn the conversation from equipment and software, to....wait for it...photographs. What a concept!

The first episode focus on "Shadow and Light" and brings together Jeff Curto (History of Photography & Lens Position), Chris Marquardt (Tips from the Top Floor), Martin Bailey and myself, Ibarionex Perello (The Candid Frame). If we get a good response to the show and format, I intend to continue producing the program once a month. Let me know what you think.

Click here
to go to the Photocast Network website where you'll find a link to the episode.
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Happy New Year. I want to share an interview that I did with Dick Gordon of American Public Media's The Story, one of my favorite interview shows and a program from which I draw a lot inspiration. I share how my friendship with a counselor at the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood introduced me to photography and changed my life. My story is shared in the second half of the show.

Click here for a direct link to the audio file.
Direct download: the_story_942_The_Kruger_Family.mp3
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