Photofocus
This week's podcast is in our classic Question and Answer format.  We gathered up your questions from blog posts and social media and got some straight answers.  Photofocus editor sits down with columnist and Sony Artisan Brian Matiash.
 
 
 
Your Questions Get Answers with Brian Matiash
 
Brian is a photographer and a published writer. He is a regular contributor to Photoshop User Magazine as well as a new member of the Photofocus team. He's spoken at the Google+ Photographers Conference and Photoshop World. He admits to having a " [not-so] tiny obsessions with long-exposure photography, neutral density filters and tilt shift lenses. "
  • Who is Brian Matiash?
  • How he got into photography?
  • Can I do post production with something besides Lightroom?
  • Some of our favorite Lightroom companions and alternatives.
  • Is it okay to buy a camera from someone besides Nikon or Canon?
  • How else can you describe the trends in what we are buying for our next camera?
  • Trends that are emerging with new camera features
  • Calibration tools recommendations for your computer
  • Brian's pick
  • What else can you use macro photography for?
  • Being an anti-social shooter
  • What’s the one lens that every photographer should have?
  • Why limit yourself to a prime lens?
  • Advice on using filters wile shooting
  • Favorite gear picks
  • Shoot for iOS
  • Mappr
  • Garmin Fenix
  • Platypod Pro
  • Where to find Brian and his resources?

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Urban Photographer of the Year. Now in its ninth year, the global competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work." The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The winner will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. For more, please visit the competition’s official website at www.cbreupoty.com

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

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This week's podcast catches up with a talented photographer to learn his process and motivations.  We also check in with Kodak to learn more about printing and where things are headed.
  
David Shelp from Kodak
 
Levi Sim talks with Dave Shelp who is the ProLab Segment Manager at Kodak Alaris.  David is responsible for Kodak's products and strategy when it comes to professional printing labs for the United States and Canada.
 
  • Who is David Shelp?
  • What is Kodak Alaris up to?
  • Studying the consumer and photographers 
  • Working through the case of shoot and share photographers and clients
  • Working on a sustainable photography business
  • The Value of bringing Print and Digital together
  • How is a picture made?
  • Differences in why you get better productions from professional labs verses consumer labs
  • Importance of having those prints.
  • Why are consumers coming back to film?
  • Where can you find out more about Kodak Alaris?

VonWong

Motivated by the desire to be creatively challenged and overcome impossibilities, Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography. His hyper-realistic art style captures viewers in a fusion of special effects and innovative concepts. Benjamin's background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving, where technical challenges become friendly competition. 

Fueled by his passion to connect people, Benjamin has an affinity for finding unique talent to bring his complex stories to life. He is also highly engaged in the photographic society by sharing his experiences and techniques through blogs, social media, workshops and videos. 

  • What kind of Photographer is Ben Won Wong?
  • What was his latest project?
  • How did Ben get involved with Photography?
  • What some challenges he has overcome?
  • Growing as a photographer
  • What he shoots on and why?
  • Thoughts on the future of DSLRs
  • 3 pieces of advice for budding photographers
  • Where can you find Von Wong?
  • What he needs help with on his next project

This Post Sponsored by:

Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 days than you have in 3 years. Photoshop World is the leading conference for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. August 11-13, 2015.

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/.

Creative Cloud Photography planTake your best shot and make it even better with the Creative Cloud Photography plan. Get all the essential tools, including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop, to craft incredible images every day, everywhere — whether you’re a beginner or a pro. It’s all your photography. All in one place.

Urban Photographer of the Year. Now in its ninth year, the global competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work." The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The winner will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. For more, please visit the competition’s official website at www.cbreupoty.com

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

This week's podcast catches up with two very different photographers. First we talk with Moose Peterson about his love of nature and aviation.  Then we catch up with street photographer Thomas Leuthard for some practical advice.
 
 
Moose Peterson
 
Moose’s true passion is wildlife photography and he considers himself incredibly fortunate to be amongst North Americas critters and bring back their story with his camera. Along the way Moose has been fortunate to be recognized for his passion. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. While a beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues his main goal of photographing the life history of North America’s endangered wildlife and wildplaces. Being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer is the driving force behind his photography and goals.
 
  • What is Moose’s background?
  • Celebrating life through photography
  • The pre-con class he’s teaching in Photoshop World
  • Discussion on shooting and editing landscapes
  • Changing workflow over the years
  • Challenges and perks of Aviation photography
  • Three things you can try at Photoshop World
  • Where to find Moose?

Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard is a street photographer based in Switzerland. For over 5 years he's traveled to the big cities of this world to witness and document life on the street. He has written several ebooks and also teaches workshops about street photography. He put all his knowledge into the provided video trainings that you don't have to apply for one of his workshops.

  • What is Thomas known for?
  • Working through a photography funk(i.e.creativity boredom)?
  • Finding your purpose again
  • Finding a focus
  • A mindset you have to change time to time
  • How he shoots people on the street
  • What does Thomas shoot on and why?
  • Where can you find Thomas?

This Post Sponsored by:

Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 days than you have in 3 years. Photoshop World is the leading conference for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. August 11-13, 2015.

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/.

Creative Cloud Photography planTake your best shot and make it even better with the Creative Cloud Photography plan. Get all the essential tools, including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop, to craft incredible images every day, everywhere — whether you’re a beginner or a pro. It’s all your photography. All in one place.

Urban Photographer of the Year. Now in its ninth year, the global competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work." The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The winner will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. For more, please visit the competition’s official website at www.cbreupoty.com

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_07_05_15.mp3
Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

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