Sat, 25 January 2014
Be sure to listen to this week's podcast. We catch up with two photo gurus. First up Melissa Niu speaks with Frank Doorhof. Then Rich Harrington speaks with Gerard Murphy about the evolution of Lightroom and mobile libraries.
Amsterdam based photographer Frank Doorhof is well-known for his approach to lighting. His primary subjects include artists and high fashion. Frank also spends a lot of time leading workshops and sharing his wisdom through his blog.
Melissa and Frank discuss:
How did Frank get into photography?
Why he uses both Dutch and English to reach the world.
The importance of knowing your audience.
How he does portfolio reviews
How to standing out from other photographers
What he likes to shoot on and why
How he uses film and digital to get the job done.
Where can you find Frank?
Last bit of advice regarding gear and tools
Follow Frank on Twitter
Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s Pentax as a kid on family vacations. Later, Gerard turned this passion into Mosaic which he co-founded. He is also an avid Lightroom advocate and teacher of Lightroom tips and tricks.
Rich and Gerard discuss
Why are so many people wanting constant access to photos?
How growth of mobile technology is affecting this cloud based world
Tech talk on tools getting smarter and details getting smarter to find and locate photos
Gerard's theory on why photography is 10 years behind music technology.
What's going on with camera manufacturers?
Why is the iPhone so successful?
How to have a mobile or multi-user workflow
The Lightroom mobile app
How to protect your RAWs & back them up.
General trends with mobile devices and photography.
Wed, 15 January 2014
This week's show features interviews with two photo gurus. Melissa Niu catches up with photographer Bill Fortney about his approach to shooting and life. Then Rich Harrington talks with Bruce Dorn about his photography and cinematography.
Bill Fortney is a professional photographer who has now switched to being a self-described "very serious amateur shooter." He has spent several years working with Nikon in their Professional Services group. He also has worked for many years shooting landscapes, nature, and sports.
Melissa and Bill discuss:
Who is Bill and what is his background?
What is Bill teaching?
What changed for Bill so personally that affected the path his photography career to this day?
What is his simple truth to him in his life drives how he treats others and teaches others?
What is happening with technology and how does he foresee the future of photography?
Exceptional photographers are a dime a dozen and how that is a good thing
Gear talk & advice about gear
Where can you find Bill online?
Bruce Dorn has been a full-time professional image-maker since 1973. He began his career working for Conde Nast – the publishers of Architectural Digest, Glamour, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and Vanity Fair magazines. He eventually added television commercials to his resume and was inducted into the Directors Guild of America in 1984.
Rich and Bruce discuss:
What is Bruce's Background?
What excites him right now in the media industry?
Finding a story and telling a story
Tips on getting comfortable with the video and photography
Advice on learning filmmaking
His creative process
Projects and upcoming workshops.
Where to find Bruce online?
His latest project that's taking him around the world.
Follow Bruce on Twitter — twitter.com/brucehdorn
Sun, 5 January 2014
This week's show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry. Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft's Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing.
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Glyn Dewis is a Photographer and a Retoucher. He is also a Photoshop World Instructor based just outside of Oxford in the UK. He works internationally shooting promotional and commercial photos primarily focussed on Physique Athletes, Musicians, Bands and Up and Coming Actors.
Melissa and Glyn discuss:
Follow Glyn on Twitter — twitter.com/GlynDewis
Ron Pepper is the primary of Panorama Network. We explore his work with HDR, panoramic photography, and architectural photography. He also works as a consultant to HDRSoft and Photomatix. We get a detailed update of what's new in the software and some hidden gems. Even if you don't use HDR, you'll get new ideas on how to tackle tough exposures.
Rich and Ron discuss:
Follow Ron on Twitter — twitter.com/ronpepper
Kevin Stohlmeyer is a designer who frequently helps teach photographers how to take advantage of digital publishing tools. He's based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but works with students around the world. He works with professionals and universities to help them embrace new digital publishing technologies. He is also a regular writer for Photoshop User and Adobe Inspire Magazines.
Rich and Kevin discuss:
Follow Kevin on Twitter — twitter.com/kstohl