Podcast: When Was the Last Time You Touched a Photo?


This is one of our most informative and, dare I say, best episodes yet. We talk about emulsion-based and inkjet photographic paper, with an emphasis on inkjet papers. We are fortunate to be joined by two talented and articulate guests, photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr. and August Pross, Print Manager and co-owner of LTI-Lightside photographic lab, in New York City. In addition to his outstanding landscape photography, Rodriguez is an author with three books on photography to his credit. He leads a very popular workshop series and is an ambassador for Canson-Infinity paper products. LTI-Lightside is well-known for its professional photo services and as the custom printer for many acclaimed fine-art photographers.

In this episode, we talk about the various types of paper available for printing at home and at a lab, and discuss the differences between paper from Fujifilm, Epson, Kodak, Hahnemuhle, Ilford, and others. Topics we touch upon are optical brighteners, outgassing, printing profiles, and Wilhelm Imaging Research, but the focus of our conversation often returns to the tactile nature of the print and the need to understand a photographic print as an entirely different concept than an image on a screen.

In addition to the wonderful dialogue, stay tuned throughout the episode for a B&H Photography Podcast exclusive promo code for a discount on all Canson paper products. Also, be sure to visit our podcast homepage for all of our episodes and, while you are there, leave us a voice message on the SpeakPipe widget. Click on this link to subscribe to our show on iTunes.

Guests: Robert Rodriguez Jr. and August Pross

Robert Rodriguez, Allan Weitz, August Pross
Robert Rodriguez Jr


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves


What was the lens that you spoke of in the very opening of this podcast?  You said basically it is a Christmas light bokeh lens...I wasn't able to catch the name of it.  Thanks!

Thanks for the question Brandy... The lens that Allan spoke of is the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 Lens and it is available in several mounts. For what it's worth, the reference to Christmas "ornaments" was all Allan, the folks at Meyer-Optik use the phrase "soap bubble bokeh". Thanks again

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