Tue, 25 February 2014
This week's podcast features two diverse subjects who both have interesting perspectives on the photo industry. First up Rich Harrington catches up with portrait photographer Peter Hurley who's well-known for his approach to head shots. Melissa Niu then speaks with Ed Greenberg about the rights of photographers.
It turns out that both our guests will be speaking at Photoshop World in April. Be sure to catch them both (and save on registration with the code PSWFOCUS414).
Peter Hurley is a New York photographer who found his way behind a camera after starting his career in front of one as a model and actor. He first picked up a camera to photograph his work making the US Sailing Team for the Olympics. This lead to a mentorship with photographer Bruce Weber who encouraged him. He's since gone on to shoot advertisements for Levi's, Reebok, DKNY, Johnnie Walker and Axe Deodorant to name a few.
Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for over thirty years. He's represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well as the average Joes and Janes striving to make a name for themselves. He has been on the faculty and a guest lecturer in the Masters Program in Digital Photography at The School of Visual Arts in New York and has lectured nationwide on photographers’, artists’ and models’ rights.
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Sat, 15 February 2014
This week's podcast features tips on how to organize and manipulate your images. First up, Rich Harrington and Peter Krogh explore backup and organization workflows for all users. Then Melissa Niu catches up with Wes Maggio from Wacom.
Peter Krogh is a photographer, writer, filmmaker, publisher and consultant. In the last decade, Peter has become one of the world’s foremost authorities on Digital Asset Management and workflow. He has worked with companies that create the digital photography ecosystem, such as Adobe, Microsoft, iView, Phase One, CRU, O’Reilly Media and PhotoShelter.
Rich and Peter discuss:
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Weston (Wes) Maggio is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for Wacom. Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, helping them learn new ways to control their software. Wes is also an avid photographer. Het enjoys shooting adventure sports and landscapes.
Melissa and Wes discuss
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Wed, 5 February 2014
This week's podcast features a popular guest who's returned to visit us and a photo industry influencer who's usually invisible behind the scenes. First up Melissa Niu speaks with Tamara. Then Rich Harrington speaks with Dave Moser and his work with Photoshop World.
Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits. Tamara’s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Parenting Magazine, O – The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, PBS’ Need to Know and NBC’s The Today Show.
Melissa and Tamara discuss:
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Dave Moser is the Executive Vice President of Kelby One. While they may sound a little stiff, Dave is fully plugged in to the world of creative professionals. He started as one of the original publishers in the Mac community with MacCentral. Dave is involved in putting together great events like Photoshop World. Rich and Dave talked before the name change from Kelby Training to Kelby One.
Rich and Dave discuss
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
Sun, 15 December 2013
Winter Wonders | Photofocus Podcast 12/15/13 with Scott Bourne | — Shooting Outdoors, Gifts for Photographers, Long Exposure, and the Nikon Df
This week's show, Rich tracks down Scott Bourne (who really is enjoying being retired) to talk photography. Rich showed up at Scott's place in Vegas with a microphone and refused to leave until Scott agreed to be on the show. Okay... that's a slight exaggeration, but we hope you have as much fun with the show as we did. We talk about a bunch of timely issues for photographers of all skill levels.
Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of winter oriented photo topics. Get ready for shooting great pictures this holiday season with a buffet of photo knowledge.
Rich and Scott discuss:
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you. These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand. Combine with your own skill for best results.
Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
Tue, 5 November 2013
This week's show features three of the photo industry's best and brightest. First up, Melissa Niu interviews Damien Lovegrove, a portrait photographer from the UK. Next Rich Harrington interviews Mike Kubeisy about his work in Hollywood. Finally, Julieanne Kost shares her insights into photography and Adobe.
Professional portrait and wedding photography expert, Damien Lovegrove learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC. He spent his free days taking photographs for a variety of top name clients including Peugeot, Motorola, and Adidas. Damien has become one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in the industry.
Melissa asks Damien about:
Follow Damien on Twitter — twitter.com/damienlovegrove
Check out his personal blog — www.prophotonut.com
Mike Kubeisy covers everything from crime scenes to crime scenes to Hollywood celebrities. Since 1984, as a Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer. He is currently shooting on shows being televised worldwide. He's taught everywhere from Photoshop World to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Photo Operations Unit. He is an active member of the Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. You can view his work at www.4stills.com.
Rich and Mike discuss:
Since joining Adobe in 1992, Julieanne Kost has learned her craft through hands-on experience and now serves as the Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist for Lightroom and Photoshop. Her role includes customer education, product development, and market research for photography, digital imaging, and illustration. She publishes is the author of “Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography” as well as an author of Photoshop training with Lynda.com. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to several publications, a speaker at numerous conferences and industry events, and a guest lecturer at distinguished photography workshops and fine art schools around the world.
Melissa and Julieanne discuss:
Follow Julieanne on Twitter — twitter.com/julieannekost
Sat, 5 October 2013
This week's show is a triple feature... we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry's photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.
Getting Started with DSLR Video
Scott Bourne asks Rich about the 10 hardest things photographers need to know when switching to video. Rich shares practical advice for all levels of shooters and offers insight on how to overcome tough challenges.
Scott and Rich discuss:
Terry White – Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. In his job, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe Creative Cloud products and services. Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit.
Rich and Terry discuss:
Follow Terry on Twitter — twitter.com/terrylwhite
Watch Terry's Videos — www.youtube.com/user/terrywhitetechblog
Matt Kloskowski is a full-time Education Director for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor of Lightroom Magazine and teaches Photoshop and Lightroom seminars around the world.
Follow Matt on Twitter — twitter.com/MattKloskowski
Wed, 25 September 2013
This week's show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain. First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.
Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates
Rich catches back up with , product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw. Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and users.
Rich and discuss:
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Adam is a music and travel photographer based out of San Diego, California. He started shooting at age 16 by going to local shows with his camera. This eventually grew into applying for photo passes, then going out on the road with bands. He's spent the last several years touring almost nonstop. Adam is also one of the most followed photographers on .
Melissa Niu catches up with Adam:
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