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The Busy Creator | Portrait Photographer Bill Wadman Talks Conceptual Imagery, Retouching and Backup Strategies, and Being a Creative Geek — The Busy Creator Podcast 6
Bill Wadman (@BillWadman) is a portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. This conversation discusses his portrait work, how he got started in photography to begin with, and how he processes photos. We also talk about computers — a mutual interest of ours — monitors, hard drives, and how to build a Hackintosh.
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Show Notes & Links
Bill Wadman, (@billwadman), portrait photographer
“Conceptual” or “Narrative” portraits
Co-host of On Taking Pictures Podcast, a philosophical show
Bill studied at Berklee College of Music, both on composition and production
Bill was an art director in advertising
365portraits.com — Bill’s first daily photo project
“Above The Line” advertising
110 Cartridge camera, for kids in the 80s
Canon AE-1 (late 1970s auto-exposure SLR)
Bill’s film project — 4×5 large format film
Type 55 film, which produces a negative immediately
Bill builds Hackintoshes
8×10 cameras, spherical lenses — stuff they don’t make anymore
Letterpress – a hands-on, crafty process still in use
The Toaster Project — How to make a toaster completely from scratch
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Bill doesn’t use a ton of lights and is also a terrible artist
“sometimes I make the subject come to me, rather than me going to the subject”
Lightroom to catalogue, Photoshop for precision work
16-bit TIFFs with many layers? Use PSB file format.
DNG file format to preserve metadata, shrink file size, and remove XMP companion files.
Some photographers take 4,000 a day (Bill doesn’t take that in a month)
Chris Anderson’s philosophy, as described in his book “Free”
Bill is a monitor nerd
“the screen is the lens of your computer”
Everyone should use a monitor arm
Operating systems running in 2x (HiDPI or “retina” mode)
Prescott built a Hackintosh in August 2012, with Bill’s guidance
A Hackintosh episode of Circuitous Conversations
Windows is harder to install than Mac OS … even on a PC.
A fresh install of Windows 7 is “insultingly bare.”
Solidworks, a hi-end CAD/CAM software package.
Reddit Battlestations and Cable Porn (SFW)
TonyMacX86 — the Hackintosh Community
Starting Over, part I — what Prescott installs for a fresh Mac OS environment
Hackintosh desktop computer
DNG file format
External USB 3.0 drive
Canon 5D Mk-III
Dell 4k Premiere Colors (Delta-e
X-Rite EODIS3 i1Display Pro
Ergotron monitor arms
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 w/2048 MB RAM
OmniFocus and OmniGraffle
Be more involved with the subject than with lighting
Research your subject before photographing them
Push Back against frustrated subjects
Explore the PSB file format (Photoshop Big)
Use the star-ratings, for a first cut especially
Share, don’t merge, photo libraries with your partner or family members
Go for quality over quantity; show less work but make it better
Shoot only 24 pictures, as if it’s a roll of film
Keep folders for different categories (clients, etc.)
Convert to DNG
Import, process, backup
Swap backup drives and sync once a month
Export full-res JPG to Dropbox as a backup of the final
Do part of your craft every day, but not the entire piece
Go to the gym daily, but not for very long
Delete photos you’re not going to use
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