November 2, 2023

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast #207 | Photos are fake, CineStill, and Real Photography.

Photography Podcast Host: Gavin Seim.

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Pro Photography Podcast real Photos
A taco stand in Mexico. A real photograph taken on Portra 800 35mm Film and note editing.

On this weeks Pro Photography Podcast… Are photos even real anymore.?

On this Professional Photography Podcast we talk about photo news, the Cine Still scandal, and what Ai is doing to photography. The conflicts in the world are showing how deceptive it can be and new tech like Content Credentials is making systems to know what we are seeing.

Real photos from real people not from AI and we need to start using that. I shoot film and make things like Filmist film presets to keep a grounded focus on that.

Real photos tell a story of a person place or thing. They are the nouns of images and they matter. Ai-generated images will never be real photos. That does not mean they are not a real part of the market now. Only that we need to understand the difference.

The same scene taken on a Fuji X100 and edited with the Filmist Portra 800 preset. Still real.

Videos and other important things mentioned on this show.

Cine Still responds to peoples anger with legal fluff.

Peo PhotographyPodcast Pick of the Week

Steam Deck is perfect for photographers.

Other things mentioned today on the photo podcast…

Check out Elegance presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Is it the end of the DSLR?

Gavs channel video about why you need to STOP using contrast.

Pro Photography podcast and what Ai is doing to photography
Taken on film like this (Lokak Ultra 400), or on digital, it’s important to understand that the imperfections of real photos matter. Perfect is getting easy, real is getting hard.
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May 29, 2023

Podcasts are perhaps the best way to catch up and tune in. A pure form where you listen on your terms to your favorite topics. After over 7 years of radio silence, Pro Photography Podcast is back.

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Clone of Pro Photography Podcast #210 | Your Photos should have FEELING

The listing should be live in most podcast apps. But there’s direct links to subscribe and episode archives here on the podcast page

When I make a video on my YouTube channel the demands are high to cut tight and stand out. It’s hard to keep people watching and we always have to work for that goal to get views. In a podcast we can discover more about a topic.

A podcast is more like a talk show than a YouTube hit.

Almost everything for me started with the Pro Photo Podcast back in 2006. There were very few good photo podcasts then and my first episodes were not so good either. But they improved and my growing up and career was all in that podcast.

PPS had a good run and tons of great guests and co-hosts that I miss. It transformed changed my career and my understanding of photography at a time when everything was changing for all of us. I was told by many that it helped them become the photographers they wanted to be.

What happened to Pro Photo Show 1.0

Pro Photo Show started before Facebook was the thing. We had forums and contests and shows every week. It was a lot of work and very rewarding.

Then I started doing more YT videos and traveling. Life and even my human right activism absorbed my time and made wore me out. Then some of my regulars didn’t want to co-cost anymore and I was feeling beat down. At episode 100, PPS quietly faded into silence. I’ve missed it ever since and honestly felt a little sense of failure for not keeping it going.

In these past 7 years I earned my Master of Photography, I’ve improved in every way, worked tirelessly on growing my YouTube channel and even moved across the world. (Well the continent at least). And while life will always get in the way, my passion for photography has only grown and my abilities improved.

I’ve always been someone who was candid and spoke my mind even if I don’t fit in. Living in Mexico learning a new language, absorbing a new culture and world. It’s all taught me to never give up and that the beautiful light never stop.

The world of Photography has changed again.

Right now mobiles are at new levels. And Ai revolution is happening and standing out as a pro photographers is harder then ever. A good time to come back to a pure form of Photography d8icvssion with a photography podcast for profession and enthusiast photographers.

I’ve been busy and a bit intimated to make a Photography Podcast again because I know I have to make it good to keep up in these times. But after years of editing video, I found the process and simplicity of an audio podcast a pleasure. There’s something about just audio.

Talk about improving photography in the new Pro Photography podcast

The new photography podcast plan.

I’ll have solo episode, panels, and guest. To start with a show every two weeks but maybe every week soon. I’m wanting your feedback on what kind of shows you want, but I have no many thinkings oppponing into my head and make more sense here than in a video. That said some shows will be recorded LIVE on my channel so make sure you subscribe.

Pro Photography Podcast will be our place for relaxed conversations about how to create better and sell more. And it will be backed my visual content that I create on my YouTube channel. Together we’re going to improve photography.

I’m Gavin Seim and I’m Glad you’re here for the Pro Photography Podcast.

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April 7, 2014

The new PHOTOGRAPHICS Miniseries.

Click To Listen>> Photography Podcast. PPS #96

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Today’s Panel… Bary HowellMark TeskeyDennis Zerwas

Gavin is on the go running for office, so this time the Minnesota crew takes over. Who knows what will happen. This episode brought to you by Seim Effects and the new PHOTOGRAPHICS miniseries.


Sorry, still waiting for these from Barry.

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June 3, 2013

Video_ Selling Wall Art – Photos as Fine Furniture-1
Check out the free business video from Seim Effects

Click To Listen>> Photography Podcast. PPS #92

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Today’s Panel… Gavin Seim Jody SmyersMark Tesky Ben Horne

Gavin is home and the crew catches up on the latest and shares some ideas for 2013. This is a long one because we missed an episode last month. Lots of goodies in the after show as well. Enjoy.

This episode brought to you by the Seim Effects. And the PHOTOGRAPHICS the Film.

PPS #92 Forum Discussion HERE.

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 07:15 What in the news.
  • 40:45 A bit of video & Magic Lanterns
  • 51:30 Ideas of 2013 Lightning Round
  • 1:03:40 Social Networks Lightning Round
  • 1:16:45 Being Unique
  • 1:35:40 Picks
  • 1:58:30 The AFTER Show



Everyone is getting saddled with Creative Cloud

Canon says ML Firmware will not void warranty.

VIDEO: Selling Photos as Fine Furniture.

Facebook Charging for pages. A few tips.

Samson Airline Micro Mics

Trek Pack.

Journal of Gavin’s 3 month road trip.


Mark – Canon C100 and Atmos Ninja Recorder
Ben – Lee Wide Angle Hood
Gavin, Loquat SyrupPlatine Fiber Rag paper

Jody – Vello Gear Free Wave

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December 24, 2012

Gavin is hitting the road again for an early 2013 tour. Visit his website for details. More travel talk in the after show.

Click To Listen>> Photography Podcast. PPS #89

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Today’s Panel... Gavin Seim Nina BeheimKerry GarrisonBrady DillsworthMark TeskeyJohn Cornforth

We wrap up 2012 with our annual Christmas roundtable featuring loads of photography tips and gear favorite gear and gadgets of the season. Join the discussion on the PPS forums.

Brought to you by the Seim Effects. And the EXposed Photography Workshop.

Use code: PPSCHRISTMAS to save $30.00 on EXposed before Dec 31st.

PPS #89 Forum Discussion HERE. Share Your Opinions.

Main Time Indexes:

  • 000:00 Introductions.
  • 005:30 – News Highlights
  • 023:45 – The 33 Tips of Christmas
  • 01:12:05 – A Visit with John Cornforth
  • 1:23:55 –  Picks of the Year
  • 1:59:30 – After Show. Sailing & More.


Nikon D5200 looks good. Also the Nikon D600.

The wall portrait article.


Lytro Light Field Camera

Sony NEX Series

Sigmas 35mm 1.4.

Zone System
Gavin’s articleFree videos.
Crash Plan Backup

Film is Coming Back.

Gavin’s article on signature and branding usage.


Sticky Filters Lighting Gels
Tripad Laptop Tripod Tether TableDojo Review

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