Photo Geek Weekly Episode 155 – Skills for the Future

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 155 - Skills for the Future

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Allan Attridge joins the show to discuss how to grow your skills as a photographer, a new backup and digital asset manager from SmugMug, and how we would like a film-to-digital conversion take place. It’s always great to have Allan on the show, especially since we both just dodged some natural disasters recently. Enjoy the conversation!

Story 1: Canon Futures: Canon Canada is bringing together a team of industry-leading creatives to be your mentors to help you launch your creative career. (via Canon Futures)

Story 2: SmugMug Source is a new, AI-powered Raw file management service from SmugMug (via DPReview)

Story 3: Seven Skills to Help You Improve Your Photography (via fstoppers)

Story 4: Video: 3D printed film canister and Raspberry Pi camera can turn an old film camera into a digital camera (via DPReview)

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Don: TRENDnet TUC-ET5G 5 gigabit ethernet USB-C adapter

Allan: GoPro HERO8 Black

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Don Komarechka is the host of Photo Geek Weekly and Inside the Lens. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.


  1. I enjoy your podcast and listen to it every week.

    I was wondering if you could invite some female geek photographers to be guest hosts on your show. I have noticed that you have a large range of male photographers geeking out with you but haven’t come across a female cohost yet.

    Keep it up, I sure will listen to you next show.


  2. Hi Don, great episode. Thanks for discussing SmugMug Source. The conversation was very interesting. I want to assure everyone that SmugMug has never and never will use our customers data for gain in the way that other platforms do. Our customers pay us for a service and we keep their info private and take privacy extremely seriously.
    We are photographers building a platform for photographers and ensure that our focus is thrilling our customers.
    As for encryption, I also wanted to highlight that your data on SmugMug is encrypted not just at rest but also in flight.

  3. Hi Don

    I have always backed up my images on more than two hard drives. My third backup is placed in a safe place and weather sealed. As for storing into the cloud I am not a fan of this at all. We have already seen the loss of images with cloud storage. I also feel that not having your images on the same brand of hard drives as well. I am now culling some of my RAW images to keep less crap. Great podcast.

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