Reviews For The Digital Story Photography Podcast

Derrick is able to put together a very informative photography podcast with great variety, making it much more interesting than the usual "one theme" boring podcast. Excallent job.
Shtick is getting old and D.S. decided he needed to embrace and own niches, so he's migrated to camera gear and software that most people/pros don't use, so he can differentiate himself and his marketing. (As he did with his 'Nimble Photographer' side-deal.) When he was involved with Olympus he only discusses Oly gear. Association expires, and he suddenly disovers other brands. Same for when he was employed by LowePro (or worked with Aperture) - you heard about them every week, with recommendations, but once fired he doesn't mention them any more. This makes *any* recommendations by him suspect.
I've been listening to Derrick for quite a few years and he brings a unique viewpoint to the world of photography. His point of view is that of a professional who deals with the kinds of problems and situations that us normal photographers encounter every day.
The Digital Story, along with the excellent The Candid Frame, are my two must listen photography related podcasts each week. Derrick has a terrific, California cool approach that is both familar and informative. Listen to a few and you'll be convinced you and Derrick are simply sitting in a pub talking about photography, which would be realy cool. Immensly enjoyable and heartfelt podcasts.
I have a 35 minute drive to work and this is the podcast I look forward to listening too each week. If you are new to photography or an expert, you will learn something new each show! Love Mr. Story and his dedication to show !!
The Digital Story is always a treat to listen to, I look forward to it each Tuesday!
This may be the most pleasant photo podcast I listen to, thanks to the Derrick's easygoing attitude. I look forward to taking one of his workshops.
I have been listening to this podcast since it first became available and that's a long time. I suspect it's one of the longest photo-centric podcasts ; that is for a reason too The host has a chatty informative style and derrick does not preach but inform. He shares his tips and ideas and impressions. It's fast passed and broken up into segments that move right along. Give it a listen if your a photographer form smartphone to DSLR ... or even SLR.
I’ve been listening to Derrick’s podcast for quite awhile now. He’s very helpful and enjoyable to listen to. I really like his easy going fun manner. Feels like a nice conversation with a friend.
Love the format and Derek’s style. Really good podcast for beginners.
I love this show. Derrick Story has an easy, relaxed way of covering his subjects with just enough professional polish to make it consistently listenable. It is very much a one to one experience like talking shop with a friend, except in this case your friend is very talented at something (photography) that you want to be better at. The show features a good balance of topics and while I’m not crazy about some of the recent changes (lame theme, kind of hokey billboard at the top) these are such small nits to pick with a program that is one of the very few on my “must listen to every week” list. Great for the newbie and pro alike.
I really enjoy this podcast. It is both informative and entertaining. Each episode always teaches me something, whether it is something about creativity, technique or gear/software. And the podcast has inspired me to print more of my images. I enjoy Derrick’s conversational presentation style. Listening to the podcast makes me feel like I am having a conversation with a friend.
Derrick is a wonderful teacher. I have listened to The Digital Story for nearly five years and Derrick has been a big part of my development as a photographer. If you are looking for a podcast that provides great perspective on all aspects of the photography industry, you have come to the right place.
Derrick, I listen to your podcast on a regular basis. In all honesty, I like yours the best. I love your style and content. You come across as very knowageble but not a "know it all.” You touch upon the key photography stories of the week and am an Apple user. You also keep me up to date on the Olympus four-thirds cameras. I love my Olympus OM 1 and OM 5 as well as the associated pro lenses. Please keep up the great work. I will continue to look forward to each and every podcast.
If you’re a learning photographer, Derrick Story is a pleasure to listen to. He’s humble, informative, and just seems like a good guy you’d want to hang out with. I’ve followed a good deal of his sensible advice, both on gear and technique, and have never been unhappy I did. Definitely a podcast for photography geeks, but a good one.
This audio podcast about photography is one of the very few worth following! Derrick Story is a practical, friendly advisor on matters of interest to advanced amateurs. I have been active with digital cameras since 2004, and learned a lot, and yet TDS gives me news and practical advice that I really like every week. Here we are a year later, and I still wouldn’t miss an episode.
I have reviewed this podcast in the past but feel it is time to refresh my input. I listen to many photography-related podcasts and this is one of two that have long been steady listens for me. This is a great source of inspiration for me as a serious hobbyist photographer. This is much more than Derrick musing over photographic themes. Rather he works very hard each week to bring new ideas and fresh topics to the table. He is often on the leading edge of understanding and testing new equipment, software or other photographic ideas. He has a great enthusiasm for teaching and a childlike love for all thing photographic. His recommendations are considerate of the “everyman” who does not have an unlimited budget and he often presents ideas for DIY projects. Lastly, Derrick has built a very nice online community of photographers allowing for opportunities to share images and learn from each other. This is a top notch podcast for photographic enthusiasts.
Tremendously motivated. You finally pushed me over to mirror less. Now having my camera with me tenfold. Olympus omdem10 is awesome. Already drooling over the 5-mark 2. Please keep up the good work.
Derrick Story does a fantastic job each week with his podcast on photography topics. I always seem to come away learning some new things - and his style makes it fun and entertaining. A great listen!
News and current trends in the world of photo, tips, gear reviews, software reviews, interesting interviews, and humor. This and much more has me anxiously waiting for each new installment of The Digital Story podcast. Keep up the great work Derrick.
Timely news and great tips make this a must listen.
Derrick Story’s weekly podcast is a “must listen” on my list of photography podcasts, along with TWIP. He carefully edits his selection of items to a handful of news stories and in depth pieces. The podcast is invariably useful and entertaining, and production values are high. I subscribe through Stitcher, which is a convenient way to listen on my iPhone. I also like the features on lightweight travel and mirrorless photography (I, too, am an Olympus m43 geek). Keep up the excellent work and thanks.
I’ve been listening to the Digital Story for years, but I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed it. I started my own podcast recently and quit after three episodes because podcasting is really hard and time consuming. It basically takes up an entire day. As a professional photographer, I just can’t give up an entire day each week. That’s why Derrick is amazing! I don’t know how he finds time to record a new episode each week with all his other responsibilities. My only complaint about the Digital Story has always been the length - I wish it was longer!!! Still do! But now I understand why it’s only 30 minutes! Because podcasting is serious work. The truth is, I don’t shoot like Derrick, I don’t use the same gear he does, I don’t even agree with his nimble philosophy. But I still tune in to every episode because I just genuinely like the guy. Unlike most photographers, he’s not egotistical, he doesn’t talk about how grand he is. He’s just a genuinely nice guy who happens to be a great photographer! I look forward to new episodes for years to come!!
Really like this podcast short and sweet.Very informative Thanks Mr Story
Always listen as soon as it is released. Good info and entertaining.
Derrick presents a broad spectrum of information and ideas to help you get more out of your personal photography. Never heard a dull show, though. The news and topics are timely to the latest events in photography. Recommended.
Derrick Story is a treasure - a moderate voice in an age of bombast. Great podcast providing camera reviews, and photography related tech. Well worth your time.
If you want to know what is going on in the world of photography this week start here. Latest and greatest on mirrorless and nimble photography gear. Hardware, software, current events…what we take pictures with and why we take pictures. Friendly, professional and polished. I really look forward to this every week .
This podcast is very upbeat and informative. I get great new ideas for using my camera each episode.
Always fun and informative. One of my weekly "Must-listen to" podcasts. Keep up the good work, Derek.
Derrick keeps my up-to-date on what’s happening in the photo community. He does a quick round up of the latest info, happening and gear. I take his recommendations as very solid. Still a good listen after all these years.
I look forward to Derrick’s podcast every week. He presents practical and current information pertaining to the photography field. TDS is organized so that each week you know what he will be talking about. I always feel like listening to The Digital Story is time well spent.
Can't wait every week for Derrick. It's like having an old friend over to sit in the kitchen, drink coffee, and talk about photography.

5/5

By Jdod13
Of all the photo podcasts I listen to (a lot) Derrick’s is the one I get the most excited for. Very pertinent topics, and gets me excited. No soap box here. Just one half hour of inspiration and then get out and shoot.
I get allot out of Derricks podcast. His gear reviews are honest, he always turns me on to the latest techniques, software, and websites that better my own photography. Keep up the great work, looking forward to many more episodes!
Derrick's enthusiasm for photography comes through in every episode of The Digital Story, and he's always got great insights and interesting information. I look forward to the show each and every week!
Derrick puts together a quality precast covering current and relevant topics and products. This is a podcast I wait for every week.
Derrick Story puts together a great podcast each week. After listening to the news, features and recently added Nimbleosity Report I always come away a better informed photographer. Plus, it seems that I have at least one laugh-out-loud moment each week. Highly recommended for those new to digital photography, as well as experienced practitioners.
I've been listening to this podcast for about a year and for the most part I have enjoyed it. Derrick is knowledgeable and has lots of experience in the photo world. However, the are too many "buy this", "buy that" segments throughout the podcast. Even the product reviews feel like infomercials. I know sponsor ads are necessary and I don't mind those, I just don't need to hear the host sell his workshops, hats, t-shirts for the majority of the podcast. I'll look forward to hearing Derrick again when he appears as a guest on other podcasts and is not just trying to sell me something.
A very fun and informative podcast about photo news, reviews, tips, tricks, and monthly assignments all delivered in a exciting, relaxing, entertaining way. The best photography podcast!
Derek Story gets right to the subject of photography news each week. He quickly covers the stories and photo news for the week, has a tip or trick to pass along and always has great photo-related recommendations. This 30-minute photo podcast is perfect for a commute.
One of the few podcasts that I do not miss. Derrick offers up a quick and interesting podcast filled with photo news, reviews, and tips. Derrick never takes himself to seriously and is a jot to listen to. Any photographer can benefit by spending a few minutes with The Digital Story each week.
Derrick’s conversational and informal commentary on photography is always insightful and trenchant. Gear, technique, news - he covers it all in a great short weekly podcast. Definitely a must listen for photographers.
It seems like he cannot say any thing is wrong with any camera equipment. Now he going on and saying how great of portrait show he got with some stupid in camera effect. I feel like he is just lowering the standards for photographers to strive for. The 9/11 episode was the last straw. I will never think of him again as a professional photographer.
Terrific and informative. Always interesting subject matter. Derrick has a great voice. Wish the shows were longer. Look forward each week.
This is the first podcast I listen to as soon as its available. Next in line is This Week in Photo where Derrick is a guest much of the time, then it's off to Science Friday. Derrick is really easy to listen to and always has something interesting to talk about.
I look forward to them every week. Great Material and information. I love to listen to Derrick help and teach us.
Thanks for a great podcast that covers a wide variety of interesting and timely topics; I look forward to it every week. I was particularly impressed with Derrick's fast and helpful response to questions. Thanks again Derrick, your efforts are appreciated. Don Davidson
This podcast offers lots of useful tips and general photography information. He's able to cover lots of topics in a short amount of time while still giving enough details to make with worth the listeners time. For some reason, the intro always seems really cheesy to me, but that's my only complaint.
This podcasts covers many areas surrounding digital photography. The information presented also covers devices like computers, software, and peripherals that one would use. There are workflows presented that one can follow. Regularly there are reviews on various types of products including: cameras, lenses, computer bags, printing, software, storage devices, and other items. The presenter draws on his expertise in photography, software, and hardware to give the listener a concise and precise avenue for this information. It is presented in an easy going style.