Podcast

It has become apparent to me that in order to reach more of you, I really needed to come up with alternative ways to communicate with you. As part of this endeavor, I have created a podcast. This podcast differs from other photography podcasts in the following ways:

  • It is a wildlife and nature only podcast
  • It has an emphasis on the subject, not just gear and technique. We need to learn more about the animals we photograph. I incorporate a segment on most episodes called "Know Your Subject."
  • It offers advice from a budget perspective. Not all of us can spend large sums of money on gear and it's time we talk about this and how we can make great photos with less expensive gear.

Apple Users - to subscribe to the podcast simply type "Matt Cuda Photography" into the podcast app's search bar. Alternatively you may find it on iTunes

Android Users - to subscribe to the podcast you can find it on GooglePlay .

All others can listen to the most current podcast right here by clicking play on the audio file below.

THINK ABOUT BECOMING A PATRON - First, let me say this podcast will always be free and you should feel no obligation to donate any money to this endeavor. If, however, you would like to see it remain strong and keep up with changing technology, please think about becoming a patron by clicking the following link:https://www.patreon.com/mattcuda

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Podcast Episode Listing

Episode 49 - High Key Wildlife Photography

In this episode, I take a look at high key and low key wildlife photography. I also share my thoughts on the Sony A6500 and the Canon 6D Mark II.

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Episode 48 - Behind the Shot: Gull with Shrimp

In this episode, I take a look at the making of the image "Gull with Shrimp."

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Episode 47 - Behind the Shot: Great Blue Heron

In this episode, I take a look at the making of the image "Great Blue Heron."

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Episode 46 - Composition (Part 3)

In this episode, I continue the process of exploring how to compose an image and what "rules" exists to help you make better photographs.

Foreground Interest / Near Far

Framing (frame within a frame)

Leading Lines

Isolation/Impact



Episode 45 - Composition (Part 2)

In this episode, I continue the process of exploring how to compose an image and what "rules" exists to help you make better photographs.

Rule of Odds Follow Along Images

Rule of Space Follow Along Images

Simplification Follow Along Images



Episode 44 - Composition (Part 1)

In this episode, I start the process of exploring how to compose an image and what "rules" exists to help you make better photographs.

Rule of Thirds Follow Along Images

Symmetry Follow Along Images



Episode 43 - Behind the Shot - Glossy Ibis

A special "Behind the Shot" episode.

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Episode 42 - Using Flash in Nature Photography (Part 3)

In this episode, I continue process of exploring flash in nature photography.

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Episode 41 - Using Flash in Nature Photography (Part 2)

In this episode, I continue process of exploring flash in nature photography.



Episode 40 - Using Flash in Nature Photography (Part 1)

In this episode, I begin the process of exploring flash in nature photography.
Canon TTL Flash

Stroboframe Flash Bracket

Inverse Square Law (in case you really want to know)



Episode 39 - Behind the Shot: Blue Jay in Light Snow

In this episode, I take a look at Blue Jay in Light Snow and how I made the shot.
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Episode 38 - New Blinds and Bluebirds

In this episode, I take a look at a new blind design I am using and how it might help you as well.



Episode 37 - Autofocus

In this episode, I explore what phase detect auto focus is, how to use various auto focus modes and then how to practically apply these features when shooting your subject.



Episode 36 - Behind the Shot - Pine Forest

In this episode I take a look at my photograph entitled "Pine Forest and how I made it.

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Episode 35 - Goals for 2017

In this episode I take a look at what 2017 might look like in regard as projects and trips.



Episode 34 - Behind the Shot - Moon Over North Carolina

In this episode I take a look at photographing the moon and adding a bit more interest to the shot.



Episode 33 - Mud, Muck and Some Magic

In this episode, I talk about my scouting trip to Pocosin National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina. I also review the Canon 1D Mark III and give some thoughts on how it performed in the field.



Episode 32 - Behind the Shot - Dew on Leaf

In this behind the shot episode, I take a look at a macro shot of a fall leaf.



Episode 31 - Behind the Shot: Carolina Chickadee

In this behind the shot episode, I take a look at a Carolina chickadee portrait.
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Episode 30 - Best Images of 2016

As is my tradition, in this episode, I take a look back at 2016 and pick my best images.



Episode 29 - Best Images of 2016

In this episode I explain how I photographed a great blue heron in Florida.



Episode 28 - The Christmas Episode

In this episode I talk about Christmas shopping with economy in mind.



Episode 27 - Behind the Shot: Moravian Falls

In this behind the shot episode, I explain how I photographed Moravian Falls.



Episode 26 - Return to Cataloochee

In this episode, I head back to Cataloochee, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains to photograph elk during the rut.
Follow Along Images: Click here to view my images from Cataloochee



Episode 25 - Behind the Shot (Eastern Screech Owl)

I have introduced a new "Behind the Shot" type of episode which will be released the 2nd and 4th week of each month. It is designed to be a short (less than 15 minute episode) where I explore one photograph and talk about how I made it. Hopefully this will be a help to you and also help me to stay engaged with you each week.



Episode 24 - Behind the Shot (Eastern Screech Owl)

I have introduced a new "Behind the Shot" type of episode which will be released the 2nd and 4th week of each month. It is designed to be a short (less than 15 minute episode) where I explore one photograph and talk about how I made it. Hopefully this will be a help to you and also help me to stay engaged with you each week.



Episode 23 - Macro Nature Photography

In this episode, I discuss how to get into macro nature photography and techniques to help you take better macro shots.
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Episode 22 - The White-tailed Deer

In this episode I discuss the white-tailed deer and how to locate and photograph them.
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Episode 21 - Making Sharp Images

In this episode, I take a look at how to get sharper photographs. Camera, lens and technique are all important, but how can you make sense of all this?
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Episode 20 - Making the Most of the Canon EOS 7D

In this episode, I take a look at the Canon EOS 7D as an option on the used market. Is it good enough, or rubbish? In the "Know Your Subject" segment, I discuss the red-shouldered hawk.
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Episode 19 - The Landscape

In this episode I examine how to photograph landscapes and what gear is needed. As part of this I also explain how to get into analog photography and examine pros and cons. In the "Know Your Subject" segment I discuss the beautiful and often overlooked mourning dove.
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Episode 18 - The Gear Episode (What's in my bag?)

In this episode, I will show you what gear I use on a typical wildlife or nature photography adventure.
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Episode 17 - Wild Horses

In this episode, I take you with me to Shackelford Banks, NC to photograph wild horses.
Follow along images

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Episode 16 - Hummingbird Photography

In this episode, I take a look at how to photograph and admire hummingbirds.
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Episode 15 - Lens Selection

In this episode, I finish up a discussion on exposure and then get into how to pick the right lens for the right subject and environment. In the Know Your Subject segment we examine the American black bear.
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Episode 14 - Exposure

In this episode I talk about how to take control of your camera and start getting better images. Exposure is a fundamental skill all photographers must master.
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Episode 13 - Florida Bird Photography (Part 2)

This episode is the second part in a two part series about how to find birding locations and photograph birds in Florida.
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Episode 12 - Florida Bird Photography (Part I)

This episode is the first part in a two part series about how to find birding locations and photograph birds in Florida.
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Episode 11 - Florida Bird Photography (Part I)

In this episode go with me to Cataloochee, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains, to photograph the wild elk.
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Episode 10 - Is Stock Photography Worth it?

Shutterstock (micro)
Fotolia/Adobo (micro)
iStock (micro)
Alamy (mid stock)
Offset (high end)

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Episode 9 - Captive Bird Photography


In this episode I talk about captive bird photography and how this can benefit wildlife and the photographer. In the Know Your Subject segment I will look at how to photograph the Anhinga.

My Website: http://www.mattcuda.com

Question? Email me: matt.cuda@mattcuda.com

Anhinga: http://www.mattcuda.com/index.php?/albums/shorebirds/content/anhinga/

Sylvan Heights Bird Park: http://shwpark.com/

Carolina Raptor Center (poor web site):http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/

North Carolina Zoo: http://www.nczoo.org/

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Episode 8 - My review of the Sigma 150-600 f5-6.4 Contemporary Lens

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Episode 7 - In this episode I go over the basics of starting your own backyard bird photography studio and how to create setup shots. In the Know Your Subject segment I will look at how to photograph the great egret.

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Episode 6 - In this episode sit next to me as I take you on a tour through the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive in the Merritt Island area of Florida. This area is well known for wading birds and migrating waterfowl. I loved every minute of this trip!

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Episode 5 - My Top 10 Images of 2015

In this episode I run through my top images of 2015 and explain what I like about them and how I made them. Additionally, in this episode's "Know Your Subject" segment I talk about the eastern bluebird and how to attract them to your backyard studio.
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Episode 4 - Getting Started in Wildlife Photography (Part 3)

In this episode, I talk about tripods and flashes. Hopefully you can get through this one! Important, but boring topic combined with my cold riddled voice.
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Episode 3 - Getting Started in Wildlife Photography (Part 2)

In this episode, I talk about 3 different lenses and how you can use them in your wildlife photography setup.
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Episode 2 - Getting Started in Wildlife Photography (Part 1)

In this episode, I talk about 3 different lenses and how you can use them in your wildlife photography setup.
Consider donating to the podcast at patreon: Link to Patreon
Check out my new eBook, "Reflections of the Creator"