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The Art of Photography is a video podcast hosted by Ted Forbes. The first episode aired on iTunes on October 18, 2008 and continues today to be one of the most informative and practical podcasts produced. The concept is simple – provide information that will make you a better photographer. For beginners and pros alike – there is something to be learned here whether it be technical, educational, philosophical or practical.
The shows are all filmed in Ted’s photography studio loft in Dallas, TX. The loft provides soft, natural lighting so few lights are used. When they are required, a Lowel Pro Omni and a Lowel Pro Tota are used with light diffusing umbrellas.
The following equipment is used to produce the show:
Post Production and Editing
Final Cut Pro
IK Multimedia T-Racks
Ted Forbes is a photographer, media producer and film maker. He currently works as Media Producer at the Dallas Museum of Art. In addition he is also an adjunct faculty member at Brookhaven College.
Born in Dallas, TX, Ted began making photographs at an early age taking cues from his father, illustrator Bart Forbes, as well as other major influences who he came knew at an early age such as Greg Booth, Jack Unruh, Brad Holland, CF Payne and many others.
Having actually gone into music in high school, Ted attended the prestigious Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts followed by earning his music degree from the University of North Texas in 1997. Shortly after he took a media position at iSong in the height of the 90′s tech boom. This led to pursuits in multimedia and web based coding languages. Having gone back to briefly to “fill in some holes”, Forbes began freelancing as a media designer. Around this time, he also began to get serious again about his early passion of photography.
Ted started the Art of Photography in October of 2008 as an experiment that’s grown into one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.