The Martin Bailey Photography Podcast

One of the longest running, The Martin Bailey Photography Podcast provides education and inspiration by covering a mix of art, creativity and technical topics, interviews, gear reviews and travelogue style episodes.

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Latest 10 Episodes



#596 : Morocco 2017 Tour Travelogue Part 2 (Enhanced)


Part two of my travelogue series to walk you through our antics in Morroco, the majestic north-western corner of Africa.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/596

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 14:24

Date Released: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:33:30 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 28.51MB

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#595 : Morocco 2017 Tour Travelogue Part 1 (Enhanced)


Having just completed my first tour of Morocco, today we start a short series of travelogues to walk you through our antics in this wonderful land.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/595

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 16:53

Date Released: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:38:35 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 29.70MB

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#594 : Circle of Confusion, the Airy Disk and Diffraction (Enhanced)


In this episode I explain the Circle of Confusion, Airy Disks, and how these relate to Diffraction in our Photography.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/594

Music by Martin Bailey.

Podcast Length: 26:05

Date Released: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:49:59 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 31.57MB

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#593 : Updating Some of My Photography Mantras (Enhanced)


Today I modify a few of my old photography mantras about AWB, full black backgrounds and giving away our art.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/593

Music by Martin Bailey.

Podcast Length: 15:55

Date Released: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:21:30 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 22.35MB

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#592 : Introducing Photographer's Friend for iPhone and iPad (Enhanced)


Photographer's Friend for iPhone and iPad is now available on the App Store for just $2.99 or as a free upgrade if you bought the original MBP app.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/592

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 8:36

Date Released: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:53:11 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 12.47MB

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#591 : What Focal Length is Closest to Human Eyesight? (Enhanced)


In this episode I discuss the focal length of our eyes, and what I consider to be a much more natural focal length if you consider the perspective and relationship between the elements in the scene.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/591

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 14:19

Date Released: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:08:11 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 25.04MB

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#590 : MBP Companion App Update (Enhanced)


This episode is just to let you know how the development of the replacement for our MBP Companion iPhone App is going. This work is taking so much of my time, this announcement is all I have time to do this week. Sorry!

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/590

Music by Martin Bailey.

Podcast Length: 8:05

Date Released: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:57:35 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 11.27MB

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#589 : What Makes a Photograph or Print Fine Art? (Enhanced)


In this episode, we tackle the complex subject of what makes a photograph or print fine art.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/589

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 40:51

Date Released: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:24:32 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 48.91MB

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#588 : Be Ready with Custom Shooting Modes (Enhanced)


In this episode, we explore Custom Shooting Modes and how they can help you be ready for various shooting scenarios at the flick of a switch.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/588

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 23:44

Date Released: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:59:00 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 35.80MB

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#587 : The Balance Between Healthy Learning and Analysis Paralysis (Enhanced)


As creative artists, continuous learning is essential, but today I share my thoughts on how you might avoid analysis paralysis.

Details on blog: http://mbp.ac/587

Music by Martin Bailey

Podcast Length: 29:09

Date Released: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:01:05 +0000 (GMT)

Filesize: 36.10MB

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Photographer’s Friend for iOS

Photographer's Friend iPadPro and iPhoneA Depth of Field calculator and a Neutral Density calculator in one app for just $3.99!

The new Pixel Peeper mode and Diffraction warning color coding take Photographer’s Friend to a whole new level of detail.┬áIf you don’t have a timer in your camera or cable release, the ND calculator has one built in, and notifications can be enabled to alert you when your exposure should be ended, even if you’ve closed the app!

There is detailed help and links to relevant information right there in the app. Photographer’s Friend runs on any sized screen iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and works perfectly in the iPad Split Screen mode, making it an invaluable tool for studying or writing about photography on your iPad. It truly is a Photographer’s Friend!

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