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The Martin Bailey Photography Podcast provides education and inspiration through a mix of art, creativity and technical topics, interviews, gear reviews and travelogue style episodes. Full archive at http://mbp.ac/blog

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    • Nov 30, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    A Stroll in the Jindai Botanical Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:36

    This week you are invited to take a stroll with me through my local park via a video that I just put together, and I also share some still photos. Details on blog: https://mpb.ac/761 Music by Martin Bailey

    Free Yourself with Back Button Focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 15:52

    Why I use the back AF-On button to focus and deactivate focussing with the shutter button on my cameras, along with an explanation of the benefits. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/760 AF Settings video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/649833991 Music by Martin Bailey.

    The Universe in Three Drops of Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 13:03

    In this episode, I share photographs and a video and invite you on safari in an entire universe of plankton life in just three drops of river water. Check out the video at https://mbp.ac/universe Details on the blog: https://mbp.ac/759 Music by Martin Bailey

    MBP Patreon Program and Benefits In Detail

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 1:27

    This week I recorded a Question Time session for patrons, without any patrons, so I answered a self-question, "Tell us all about the new MBP Patreon program?" View the video here: https://mbp.ac/758 Music by Martin Bailey

    Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM Lens Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 21:58

    I've started to take Canon's new RF 100mm Macro lens through its paces, and today share my thoughts on this great new addition to my camera bag. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/757 Music by Martin Bailey

    Like a Fish That Found Water – Tatsusawa Falls 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 17:58

    I recently revisited the Tatsusawa Falls, my favorite waterfall in Japan. It was great to be out! My wife said I was like a fish that had found water. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/756 Music by Martin Bailey.

    How I Renovated The MBP Website with Elementor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:21

    In this post, I walk you through some of the plugins behind the MBP website, and how I've gradually renovated many areas using the Elementor plugin. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/755 Music by Martin Bailey

    2021 Walk in the Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 10:56

    Join me this week for an overdue morning in our local park, where we encountered a Green Woodpecker, along with some butterflies and a Carpenter Bee. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/754 Music by Martin Bailey

    Trading Plastic for Shells with Shawn Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 40:16

    In this episode, I share an inspiring conversation with conservation photographer Shawn Miller, about his project to provide homes for hermit crabs. Details on blog: htps://mbp.ac/753 Music by Martin Bailey

    Color Your Frame, Auto-Text and Presets for FAB Tools

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 29:39

    Version 1.3 of the MBP Fine Art Border Tools brings the ability to Color Your Frame, as well as Automatic Text from image info and saveable presets! Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/752 Music by Martin Bailey

    Impressive Noise Removal with ON1 NoNoise AI 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 12:10

    ON1 NoNoise AI 2021 has found its way into my raw workflow, with very impressive denoise processing and the ability to save the output in DNG format. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/751 Music by Martin Bailey

    In Conversation with Award-Winning Microphotographer Håkan Kvarnström

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 67:35

    I'm honored to be able to bring you a conversation with one of the top microscope photographers in the field, the award-winning Håkan Kvarnström. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/750 Music by Martin Bailey

    Autopilot and Text-Based Watermarks Come to FAB Tools

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 20:35

    I just added text-based watermarks and an awesome new Autopilot to my Fine Art Border Scripts plugin for Adobe Photoshop and today share the details. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/749 Music by Martin Bailey

    Preparing and Photographing a Housefly with a Microscope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 13:39

    Today I walk you through the process of preparing a housefly to be photographed, and some tips on focus-stacking insects using a microscope. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/748 Music by Martin Bailey

    The Moral Dilemma of Killing Insects for Photographs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 16:53

    Today we discuss killing insects to photograph them. I recently killed a housefly and photographed it. They usually just go into the trash. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/747 Music by Martin Bailey

    Microscope Calibration, Micrometry and Magnification

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 20:42

    The curious geek in me just figured out how to calculate the size of my microscopic specimens and magnification of my camera adapter and print sizes. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/746 Music by Martin Bailey

    Fine Art Border Tools plugin for Adobe Photoshop Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 2:00

    This week I share a video to walk you through using my new MBP Fine Art Border Tools plugin for Adobe Photoshop, including how to print and trim images. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/745 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Fighting Lens Mold with Humidity-Controlled Cabinets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 18:19

    In this episode, I share the reasons I use a humidity-controlled dry cabinet and why I just bought a second, along with consideration when buying. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/744 Music by Martin Bailey

    MBP Fine Art Border Tools Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 24:52

    Today I'm proud to announce the availability of my new MBP Fine Art Border Tools plugin for Adobe Photoshop, replacing my 2013 Fine Art Border Scripts. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/743 Music by Martin Bailey

    Using Helicon Focus for Microphotography

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 20:19

    In this episode, I share how I'm using Helicon Remote and Helicon Focus to create focus-stacked images in my recent adventure into microphotography. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/742 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Another Inspiring Conversation with David duChemin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 77:01

    This week I share a long overdue very inspiring conversation with my friend David duChemin, in which we discuss audience and coping with the times. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/741 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Creating Micrographs of Polarized Citric Acid Crystals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 15:50

    In this episode, I share the process of making citric acid crystals, as well as a number of micrographs of the crystals at 40X and 100X magnification. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/740 Music by Martin Bailey

    Our Humble Collection of Japanese Cups and Bowls

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 18:00

    Today I share 15 images of our humble collection of Japanese cups and bowls, many of which are the embodiment of Wabi-Sabi and the Japanese aesthetic. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/739 Music by Martin Bailey

    Latest Rabbit Hole Update – Micrography

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 21:07

    I've dived head-first down the rabbit hole of micrography and today share where I'm at, my first attempts, and plans for my near future exploration. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/738 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Break Free of iMac Stand Positioning and Rotating the Screen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 12:54

    Today I share details of the adjustable arm stands that I've bought for my iMac and second display, and all of the positioning options this opens up. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/737 Music by Martin Bailey

    The Cherry Blossom Comes and Goes for Another Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 14:07

    In this episode, I share ten images of the cherry blossom close to our Tokyo apartment from last week, with details of my thought process. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/736 Music by Martin Bailey

    How to Find the Diffraction Limit of Your Lenses

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 14:27

    In this episode, I walk you through the process of testing your lenses to find their diffraction limit and share a new feature in Photographer's Friend to adjust the diffraction warning guides. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/735 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Photography Nirvana Out of Chicago LIVE Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 3:08

    For this episode I’m releasing a 23-minute video that I prepared as a sneak preview of part of what I'll talk about at the Out of Chicago 2021 LIVE event in April 2021. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/734 Music by Martin Bailey

    Flower-Powered Therapeutic Photography

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 20:53

    A photographic respite to chill out shooting dreamy bokeh flower shots and figure out how to photograph flowers reflected in water droplets. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/733 Music by Martin Bailey

    Depth of Field, Hyperfocal Distance, Infinity, and Beyond!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 44:21

    All you need to understand Depth of Field, Hyperfocal Distance, and Infinity in Photography, with some practical examples of my why this is important. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/732 Music by Martin Bailey

    In Conversation with Photographers' Mentor Jeff Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 76:20


    This week we welcome back Jeff Brown, the Photographers' Mentor, for an inspiring conversation on taking your photography business to the next level. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/731 Music by Martin Bailey


    Environmentally Aware Photography with Brian Doyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 58:22


    Environmentally aware photographer Brian Doyle shares his story about how he is using his photography to raise awareness of environmental issues. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/730 Music by Martin Bailey


    Martin’s Personal Top Ten Photographs for 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 13:38

    My personal Top Ten images from 2020. It was a difficult year, but I'm thankful that I was able to run my winter tours before things went pear shaped. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/729 Music by Martin Bailey

    Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Canon EOS R5 and R6

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 12:53

    In this episode, I share details of the new Really Right Stuff L-Plate for the Canon EOS R5 and R6 and a few other useful RRS accessories. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/728 Music by Martin Bailey

    Calculating Neutral Density and New Photographer’s Friend Features

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 19:59

    In this episode, I share my findings on calculating the effects of Neutral Density filters and two new related features for Photographer's Friend. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/727 Music by Martin Bailey

    In Conversation with Adam Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 57:04


    An inspiring conversation with photographer Adam Taylor in which he shares his story including early business ideas and how he built three businesses. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/726 Music by Martin Bailey


    Devices To Make a Photographer’s Life Easier

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 16:29

    Occasionally I find things that once I own, I can't imagine being without, so today I share five devices that make what we do that little bit easier. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/725 Music by Martin Bailey

    Tokyo Autumn Color Sets in

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 14:23

    This week I share some shots from the Jindai Botanical Park and Gardens as the autumn color sets in here in Tokyo. Details on Blog: https://mbp.ac/724 Music by Martin Bailey

    All About Photographer's Friend 3.5 New Features

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 20:05

    This week's post is all about the new features in Photographer's Friend 3.5 for iOS which is now also available on Apple Watch via an In-App Purchase! Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/723 Music by Martin Bailey

    Just a Walk in the Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 22:13

    This week I share 12 casual photographs from a walk in the park and a brief outline of some new features just released in Photographer's Friend v3.5! Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/722 Music by Martin Bailey

    The 5DayDeal 2020 Photography Bundle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 11:13

    The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle 2020 is now on sale, and I've created this post to outline some of my favorite tools! Your Photography will thank you for this! Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/721 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Don’t Look For Your Style – It’s Already A Part of You

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 27:35

    In this episode, I explore the concept of our artistic style coming from within and embodies itself in our work by shooting from the heart. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/720 Music by Martin Bailey.

    A Tribute to the EF 100-400mm Mark II Lens

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 14:12

    This week I selected my favorite ten images shot with the Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II lens, as a tribute to a wonderful piece of engineering I let go. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/719 Music by Martin Bailey

    Creating Camera Profiles for Capture One Pro with Lumariver – Updated

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 15:08

    An updated review of the Lumariver Profile Designer software which now makes it easier than ever to create camera profiles for Capture One Pro. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/718 Music by Martin Bailey

    Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 28:39

    Canon continues to improve on perfection and the new RF 100-500mm lens is no exception. See how it faired in the field in this comprehensive review. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/717 Music by Martin Bailey.

    Canon EOS R5 and R6 Support Added to Capture One Pro

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 7:57

    Capture One Pro was updated to support the Canon EOS R5 and R6, and the image quality is amazing compared to the DNG workaround that many people used. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/716 Music by Martin Bailey

    Wet Plate Collodion Photographer Markus Hofstätter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 64:01

    A conversation with Wet Plate Collodion Photographer Markus Hofstätter, from Austria, about his portraiture, and his profound United Art Gallery. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/715 Music by Martin Bailey

    Canon EOS R5 – The Best Canon Camera To Date – Period

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 43:54

    Having used the Canon EOS R5 for a week now, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it's the best camera that Canon has ever made, period. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/714 Music by Martin Bailey

    ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B Memory Card Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 18:31

    A comparison of 3 ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B cards with speed tests and a very respectable SDXC card dropped into the mix for good measure. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/713 Music by Martin Bailey.

    The Canon RF Revolution – More Gear Changes Than Ever Before

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 25:37

    Canon's imminent release of the EOS R5 is exciting, and a catalyst for more gear changes for me in a short space of time than ever before. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/712 Music by Martin Bailey

    Wet Plate Photographer Shane Balkowitsch Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 46:15

    Part two of a conversation with Shane Balkowitsch in which we discuss his amazing wet plate collodion Native American portrait work in more detail. Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/711 Music by Martin Bailey

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