Fri, 22 December 2017
The Infocus Interview Podcast | Photofocus Podcast December 22nd 2017
Levi sits down with Kevin Dooley
How long has he been shooting profesionally?
Next Levi talks with Jim Welninski
Tue, 20 September 2016
The PhotoFocus InFocus Interview Show FOR Sept 21ST, 2016, with your Host Rod Harlan.
As always we have 3 Powerful Interviews with well-known movers and shakers in the industry.
We’ll start with Robert Vanelli interviewing Frank Doorhof about the importance of using story telling in his photography and his use of Adobe Photoshop as well.
Then we’ll move to Scott Bourne interviewing Troy Plota about his many decades of work as a commercial photographer shooting for catalogs as well as his new company Plotagraph that sells software that animates still photographs.
And we end with Chamira Young interviewing Fashion Photographer Lindsey Adler about her start in the industry, where she finds her passion for photography, and about finding your own personal photographic style.
Direct download: The_InFocus_Interview_Show_Photofocus_Podcast_September_21th_2016.mp3
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Fri, 20 May 2016
This weeks episode Pamela sits down with Chris Smith of Out Of Chicago and they discuss how fun, inspiring and creative the conference with a new announcement of a new conference. Then Chamira has another interview from the floor of WPPI from earlier this year.
Pamela Berry/Chris Smith
Who is Chris?
What is Out of Chicago?
How did Out of Chicago come about?
Author of Photographers guide to Chicago
Who is coming to Out of Chicago?
The out of Chicago App and information it provides
Announcement of new conference
What are the classes like?
Going means to be inspired
How can you find out about the conferences?
Chamira Young/ Sprouts Studio
What is Sprouts Studio?
Tips on managing the ratio of business verses behind the camera
Tips on making the transition from hobbyest to Pro
What’s the most important thing to focus on?
What kills your business?
What it’s like to have a system?
More in depth detail on the software of Sprout Studios
Mon, 18 January 2016
This week we catch up with two photographers. First Levi Sim sits down with photographer Dave Black to talk about Light painting and sports. Then Pamela sits down with Michael Bonocore to dig into his photography and some practical advice.
We welcome back Dave Black to the show for an interview with Vanelli. Dave is a freelance photographer for over 30 years. His work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. He's covered events like the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games.
Levi Sim and Dave Black discuss:
Michael has been a fixture in the photography industry for over 7 years. His photography journey started as a hobby, primarily learning his way around a DSLR by shooting landscapes around his home in San Francisco, California. Soon, he started accepting paid assignments, from commercial ad campaigns to weddings, but his passion for traveling with camera in hand was too great to ignore. Michael started visiting locations all over the globe, documenting not only the beautiful landscapes of the countries he visited, but also the lives of the local communities.
Michael began working with international non-profit organizations to help bring awareness to the causes that he was passionate about. Through the workshops that he leads for The Giving Lens, he has taught children the art of photography in countries such as Nicaragua, Peru, Jordan and India. He has documented the work of elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and he has helped bring awareness to Women’s Cooperatives in the Middle East.
Pamela and Michael talk about:
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Tue, 5 January 2016
This week we catch up with a photographer and a Lightroom expert. First Levi Sim sits down with guru and photographer Terry White to talk Lightroom, gear, gadgets, and portfolios. Then Pamela sits down with Zach Sutton to dig into his start in photography and some practical advice.
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.
Levi and Terry discuss:
In this industry, the ones who want success tend to take the greatest risks in order to get there. Zach Sutton's story is just such a tale, a tale that starts with him risking everything when he packed his bags in Michigan and decided to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He saw potential in the small town and has since made a name for himself in the headshot and portraiture market and moved on to Los Angeles.
Fri, 25 December 2015
This week we catch up with a photographer and a Lightroom expert. First Pamela Berry talks with photographer and music video producer Chris Horseman. Then Robert Vanelli talks with Bryan O'Neil Highes from Adobe about his photography, Lightroom, and Lightroom Mobile.
Chris Hershman is a Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and musician. At a young age he began photographing bands throughout the Midwest, with his work evolving into video capture. Chris draws inspiration from live music, natural lighting and the raw talent around him. He has filmed for the Chicago Music Exchange, and captured bands such as the Alabama Shakes, Brian Blade, Tall Walker, and many other artists. His work has been featured on Rollingstones.com and at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony. Chris is an Urban cowboy with a love of denim and vintage motorcycles who captures life the way he sees it.
Pamela Berry & Chris Horseman discuss:
Bryan O’Neil Hughes
Bryan O’Neil Hughes is the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop software and a pinch hitter for the Photoshop Lightroom software team. Since 1999 he has helped to test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of Adobe’s professional digital imaging applications. Bryan is the Photoshop team’s primary worldwide spokesman and can often be found leading seminars, user groups, and workshops.
Before joining Adobe, he was a professional photographer and retoucher. Beyond Adobe, Hughes is a published photographer, editor, and author. He is also a driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America. When he isn’t driving very quickly, he enjoys running marathons very slowly. Bryan was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2011.
Vanelli and Bryan Talk About:
Sat, 5 December 2015
This week we catch up with professional photographer Tim Grey to learn about conveying emotion and feeling within photos. Then we sit down with the inventors of the Lensbaby lenses to learn about their cool products.
Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging, offering clear guidance on complex subjects through his writing and speaking. Tim has written more than a dozen books on digital imaging for photographers, has published dozens of video training courses, has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, among others. Tim teaches through workshops, seminars, and appearances at major events around the country and around the world.
Levi Sim and Tim Gret discuss:
Lensbaby is well-known for their creative lenses. Their goal is to be at the crossroads where innovation inspires creativity. Through lenses that offer in-camera looks and creative manipulation the photographer can create effects. Lensbaby's award winning creative effect lenses, optics and accessories offer a limitless combinations of tools to capture the moment as it is happening. From portrait and fashion, to landscape and nature photography and right down to the smallest details, their unique lenses and optics allow a photographer to capture an individual perspective.
Scott Bourne with Craig Strong & Ken Mitchell from Lensbaby discuss:
Wed, 25 November 2015
This week we catch up with professional photographer Tim Wallace to learn about lighting and the photo business. We then sit down with Brad Malcolm from Perfectly Clear to talk about lies that cameras tell (and what you can do about it).
Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally with many high end brands and clients such as Aston Martin, Land Rover Jaguar and Morgan in the UK to Kenwood and Audi in the US.
He is the humble recipient of many awards including International Advertising Photographer of the Year 2010, UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year 2010, Hasselblad Photographer of the month Oct 2010, Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 as well as receiving Distinction Awards for his work from such professional boards as the RPS.
Brad Malcolm of Perfectly Clear
At Perfectly Clear, their higher purpose is to preserve precious memories perfectly. Their method is to use science to uncover, discover and recover all of the vital information contained in digital images and to display it without distortion.
Rich and Brad discuss:
Sun, 15 November 2015
This week we catch up with inspirational photographer Frank Doorhof to understand what it takes to make a great photo. Frank shares some funny stories and practical advice. We then sit down with Josh Peterson from HP to talk about innovations in computing that affect all folks (Mac and PC).
The Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, as well as an expert on calibration. He is an active commercial photographer, with a particular interest in musical artists and high fashion, who also takes time for personal projects. His teaching style is based on his philosophy: “Why fake it, when you can create it?”
Photofocus catches up with international fashion photographer Frank Doorhof about his work and methods (which apply to all photographers).Vanelli and Frank discuss:
Josh Peterson of HP
Josh is the worldwide director of Desktop and Mobile Workstations at HP. He is in charge of the teams that manage and build HP's line of computers for professional users (including photographers and video pros). He is also an amateur photographer and enjoys flying his quadcopter to capture great footage.
Rich and Josh discuss:
Thu, 5 November 2015
This week we catch up with two women making an impact on the photo industry. First we hear from photographer and digital artist Renee Robyn about her work and techniques. Then we catch up with new Photofocus contributor Chamira Young for a discussion on fine art photography, business, and developing your own style.
Renee's style is an ethereal combination of fact and fiction, merging together expertly shot photographs of unique and interesting subjects with hours of meticulous retouching in Photoshop to create easily recognizable imagery that is both stunning and distinctively her own. She currently teaches workshops around the world.
Pamela Berry and Renee catch up about:
Chamira will readily admit it: she’s an art nerd, Photoshop geek, and photographer with an obsession for productivity and creativity. Through online teaching and podcasting, she loves helping other creative minds become more successful by empowering them with the knowledge and inspiration to up their game.