Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Welcome To Podcast Wednesday: An Interview With Photographic Legend, Frank Cricchio

I have know Frank Cricchio for nearly 30 years. I remember attending his workshops and seminars way back in my formative years as a budding photographer. Nobody, absolutely nobody taught exposure and lighting the way Frank did.

He still is the grand master in those departments. His articles on exposure techniques have been translated into as many as eight different languages. Frank Cricchio lectures around the world and throughout the United States. He has also photographed President Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Bob Hope.

Frank and I have remained friends all these years and, I have to say, his enthusiasm for all things photography and Photoshop has never waned. If you are going to Photoshop World next week, you can catch up with him at one of his programs he'll be presenting.

Today's Podcast Topics:
10 Questions For Frank Cricchio
1. Is photography what you have always done.
2. How did you get your start in photography?
3. Is photography more exciting today than back in the film days, or is it more daunting?
4. Who in our profession have been your best teachers or influenced you significantly?
5. Can you tell us a little about your transition to "digital" ?
6. What's your biggest "turn on" within our profession today - gear, software, special projects your involved in, etc.?
7. Do you miss film?
8. What do you shoot today?
9. Who in our profession today, do you consider major influences for you and for our profession?
10. What advice would you give to the new "emerging pro" out there?

Please see the related links to references mentioned in this Podcast: everyone one is worth a look - David:
Frank Cricchio's website: [link]
Paul Linwood Gittings: [link]
Don Blair: [link]
Helen Yancy: [link]
Joyce Wilson: [link]
Terry DeGlau: [link]
Don Emmerich: [link]
Al Gilbert: [link]
Louise and Joseph Simone: [link]
Jousuf Karsh: [link]
Dye Transfer Printing: [link]

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How inspirational is Frank Cricchio? I've been a fan of his work for years, and now to hear him reflect on a lifetime in photography was a real bonus. Of course without a good interviewer, things would have been very different. Your friendship really comes through.

    Also, thanks so much for the links. Having them in your blog allowed me to listen to the podcast without having to take notes.

    Keep up the good work and have a great weekend.