Photofocus
This week's podcast catches you up three different ways.  First get inspired by photographer Kevin Weinstein as he shares practical advice about being a working photographer.  Then get a quick update on the new Lightroom CC as well as discover what new lens was just released by Lensbaby.
 

 

Kevin Weinstein

Kevin graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in photography and went on to earn a Master’s degree in photojournalism from the top photojournalism school in the country, the University of Missouri-Columbia. He spent 12 years in newspaper and magazine journalism. 

He has worked for the Sun (Bremerton, Washington), the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Albuquerque Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, and the Sun in Illinois among others. Kevin has received numerous awards, scholarships, and project grants throughout his career including first place in the College Photographer of the Year Award in 1994. 

He started Kevin Weinstein Photography, Inc. in 2001 to challenge himself artistically. Kevin effortlessly combines the worlds of photojournalism and artistic photography to create memorable images for his clients. 

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  • What’s Kevin’s favorite thing to photograph?
  • Why are people and time his favorite things to have when shooting?
  • The anxiety before every shoot and overcoming it.
  • How he started in weddings?
  • How to handle the anxiety of showing your work to clients
  • Photography is all about making decisions
  • Photography is always being critiqued
  • How to be the salesperson with your clients
  • Changes in events and the digital world
  • Working and networking with event planners
  • Presenting yourself in your outward appearance
  • Kevin’s tools and gear talk
  • How mirrorless made photography come back with creativity and passion again
  • Why Kevin has no desire to shoot film anymore
  • Where to find Kevin

Lensbaby

Levi Sim and Doug Daulton catch up with Lensbaby to talk about new gear.  Hear from Keri Friedman and Craig Strong about shooting tips and a brand new lens.

  • What is Lensbaby?
  • How they started and what they have now
  • The new Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens 
  • What’s different about it?
  • Macro talk and it’s versatility 
  • What can you do as a photographer to create something different?
  • How to use restrictions to create?
  • Where can find more about Lensbaby?

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Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more information (and enter our contest) at http://www.ahpw.org/FindIt/
 
SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music available–stuff from the radio, or your favorite indie bands and soundtracks.  A place where photographers and cinematographers can find the most powerful song for their story with the click of a button. 
 
Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive. 
 
ZenfolioLooking for more than just a photo hosting website?  Join the tens of thousands of photographers who switched to the best all-in-one solution to organize, display and sell your photography work online. 
 
lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/Photofocus
 
The HDR Learning Center Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography to make compelling images. Free tutorials and posts to get results. Produced in partnership with HDRsoft.
Direct download: PF_4_25_15.mp3
Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

This week's podcast takes a pass through Las Vegas.  You'll hear from three members of the Photofocus team on their thoughts about new gear announced at the show.  Then Levi Sim catches up Arizona Highways Magazine and Jeff Kida.

NAB Show New Gear

The staff of Photofocus descended upon the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas.  Every major camera and lens manufacturer was there showing off a lot of gear that photographers will love.  Pamela Berry, Levi Sim, and Doug Daulton sit down for a roundtable discussion on their favorite discoveries.

  • What’s exciting from BlackMagic?
  • Leica has a mirrorless system with a low price
  • Other price shockers
  • A new brand of lenses for Micro four thirds
  • Why are we frustrated with Canon?
  • What products will be big this year.
  • Parting thoughts
  • More about NAB

Jeff Kida from Arizona Highways Magazine

Levi Sim and Jeff Kida sit down to talk about Arizona Highways Magazine as well as the workshops that are planned.  Learn more about this prestigious magazine and how photo workshops are managed.

  • The history of the magazine
  • What kinds of photographers does Jeff like?
  • What is he photographing lately?
  • Setting goals as photographers
  • Two goals that we can pursue?
  • Finding your vision and don’t be in a hurry
  • “When I’m shooting at my best, I’m outside of myself”
  • What has Jeff noticed that's changed over the years with photography?
  • Benefits of going to workshops
  • "We all have stories to tell"
  • Photography is a vehicle for story and change
  • How do you get published in Arizona Highways magazine?

This Post Sponsored by:

Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more information (and enter our contest) at http://www.ahpw.org/FindIt/.

SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music available–stuff from the radio, or your favorite indie bands and soundtracks.  A place where photographers and cinematographers can find the most powerful song for their story with the click of a button.

Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive.

ZenfolioLooking for more than just a photo hosting website?  Join the tens of thousands of photographers who switched to the best all-in-one solution to organize, display and sell your photography work online.

lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/Photofocus.

The HDR Learning Center Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography to make compelling images. Free tutorials and posts to get results. Produced in partnership with HDRsoft.

Direct download: PF_04_15_15.mp3
Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

This week's podcast offers a special treat.  We talk Scott Bourne out of retirement to come on to one show as a guest.  Rich and Scott catch up about Fuji cameras and cloud photo editing.  Then Levi Sim sites down with boudoir photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum to learn about her approach.

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Scott Bourne

Longtime readers will of course recognize Scott as the founder of Photofocus.  We wanted to catch up with him and learn about what he's been up to.  We also dig into his new love of Fuji cameras and discuss changes in his workflow.

  • What has Scott be up to?
  • What is Scott’s new title?
  • His switch to Fuji
  • Why has Fuji becoming so popular?
  • What Scott is likes about Fuji
  • Why Scott is shooting JPEG now most of the time
  • How are lower price points and mirror-less cameras changing the industry?
  • Making photography fun again
  • Are Canon and Nikon asleep at the wheel?
  • What is getting Scott excited right now?
  • Discussing organizational/post processing programs
  • Working in the Cloud
  • What Scott is currently working on?
  • Learn more at WeShootFuji.com

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Jen Rozenbaum is the eye, talent and force behind Jenerations, NY's Premier Boudoir Photography Studio. Her artistic background lends an almost sixth sense when it comes to the aesthetics of boudoir photography, which is just half the reason for her extraordinary success. Her clients are her biggest supporters, having gone through what they describe as ‘a life changing experience’ after seeing the results of their portrait session.

  • Who is Jen?
  • What kind of photographer is she?
  • What is her motto?
  • How did she get started in Boudoir?
  • Advice to being in a conservative small town and wanting to shoot Boudoir
  • What’s the first 2-3 years is like for a new boudoir business?
  • Why referrals in boudoir aren’t immediate
  • Boudoir demographics
  • The clients she won’t take and why
  • Action is the most important part of your business
  • How Jen started her business?
  • Gear talk. What does Jen shoot with?
  • How does Jen stay inspired?
  • Don’t buy “crap” stuff

This Post Sponsored by:

Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more information (and enter our contest) at http://www.ahpw.org/FindIt/.

SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music available–stuff from the radio, or your favorite indie bands and soundtracks.  A place where photographers and cinematographers can find the most powerful song for their story with the click of a button.

Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive.

ZenfolioLooking for more than just a photo hosting website?  Join the tens of thousands of photographers who switched to the best all-in-one solution to organize, display and sell your photography work online.

lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/Photofocus.

The HDR Learning Center Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography to make compelling images. Free tutorials and posts to get results. Produced in partnership with HDRsoft.

Direct download: PF_04_05_15_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03am EST

This week's podcast offers a special treat.  We talk Scott Bourne out of retirement to come on to one show as a guest.  Rich and Scott catch up about Fuji cameras and cloud photo editing.  Then Levi Sim sites down with boudoir photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum to learn about her approach.

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Scott Bourne

Longtime readers will of course recognize Scott as the founder of Photofocus.  We wanted to catch up with him and learn about what he's been up to.  We also dig into his new love of Fuji cameras and discuss changes in his workflow. 

  • What has Scott be up to?
  • What is Scott’s new title?
  • His switch to Fuji
  • Why has Fuji becoming so popular?
  • What Scott is likes about Fuji
  • Why Scott is shooting JPEG now most of the time
  • How are lower price points and mirror-less cameras changing the industry?
  • Making photography fun again
  • Are Canon and Nikon asleep at the wheel?
  • What is getting Scott excited right now?
  • Discussing organizational/post processing programs
  •  
    Working in the Cloud
  • What Scott is currently working on?
  • Learn more at WeShootFuji.com

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Jen Rozenbaum is the eye, talent and force behind Jenerations, NY's Premier Boudoir Photography Studio. Her artistic background lends an almost sixth sense when it comes to the aesthetics of boudoir photography, which is just half the reason for her extraordinary success. Her clients are her biggest supporters, having gone through what they describe as ‘a life changing experience’ after seeing the results of their portrait session. 

  • Who is Jen?
  • What kind of photographer is she?
  • What is her motto?
  • How did she get started in Boudoir?
  • Advice to being in a conservative small town and wanting to shoot Boudoir
  • What’s the first 2-3 years is like for a new boudoir business?
  • Why referrals in boudoir aren’t immediate
  • Boudoir demographics
  • The clients she won’t take and why 
  • Action is the most important part of your business
  • How Jen started her business?
  • Gear talk. What does Jen shoot with?
  • How does Jen stay inspired?
  • Don’t buy “crap” stuff

This Post Sponsored by:

Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more information (and enter our contest) at http://www.ahpw.org/FindIt/.

SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music available–stuff from the radio, or your favorite indie bands and soundtracks.  A place where photographers and cinematographers can find the most powerful song for their story with the click of a button.

Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive.

ZenfolioLooking for more than just a photo hosting website?  Join the tens of thousands of photographers who switched to the best all-in-one solution to organize, display and sell your photography work online.

lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/Photofocus.

The HDR Learning Center Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography to make compelling images. Free tutorials and posts to get results. Produced in partnership with HDRsoft.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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