Get photography tips from an Instagram pro on this week’s episode of The CultCast


Photo courtesy of @Withhearts, the prince of Instagram
Photo courtesy of @Withhearts, the prince of Instagram

This week: As promised! With over 430,000 Instagram followers, photographer Cory Staudacher, aka @withhearts, joins us to talk mobile photography, his favorite photo apps and gear, and his tips for capturing beautiful images with your favorite iDevice. Plus, someone tries to burn down the Mrs. Doubtfire house—time for a drive-by fruiting; prepare thy wrists, the  Watch may cometh in March; and details on a radically new Macbook Air.

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Full show notes ahead!


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This week’s links

Erfon on twitter – @erfon

Cory Staudacher on twitter – @withhearts

Intro track – Don’t you f#cking call it an iWatch!

Someone tried to set the Mrs. Doubtfire house on fire!

The gear and apps Cory Staudacher uses

An iPhone 6 Plus and a Canon 5D Mark III

Joby Gorilla Pod

Vsco Cam (he likes the M5, P5, and A5 presets)

Manual – Custom Exposure Camera app for fine-tuned photo control

Filterstorm to remove stuff from your photos… like guys flashing their nipples

Average Camera Pro combines multiple pictures into one. Good giving water that “glass look”

Cortex Cam works well for taking low-light photographs

His favorite sexy sax man


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