Photofocus (general)

Rich takes a deep dive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick.

Topics include:

Lightroom 5 beta resource list — http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/04/lr-5-beta-resources.html

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Hosted by Rich Harrington

Direct download: PF_4_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Rich and Scott catch up post NAB and chat about new gear and fatal flaws of photographers.

Topics include:

  • A new micro four thirds camera for video and time-lapse from Blackmagic Design
  • Scott's review of the Nikon D7100
  • Do new Nikon's have a noise problem or a film look benefit?
  • The dangers of Pixel Peeping
  • Don't miss the Photoshop World Expo in Orlando this week (and say hi to Rich)
  • Check out the New HDR Learning Center

Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne

Direct download: PF_4_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EST

Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska.  They breakdown how they get ready for a professional shoot.

Topics include:

  • What gear to bring and what to leave
  • How to get gear on location
  • How to get the shot by setting objectives
  • Using multiple camera bodies
  • Scott's Eagle shot he's still trying to get
  • Pre-visualization strategies
  • What makes a great photo
  • How to photograph birds
  • What is the best depth of field for action?
  • Plus the announcement of our new HDR Learning Center
Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
Direct download: PF_4_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am EST

Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska.  They breakdown the gear they brought and share an in-depth look at camera support.

Topics include:

  • Lightweight support including the Joby Gorillapod
  • Ultraportable travel tripods
  • Using a slider
  • A High Hat for video shooting
  • Going with a solid set of legs
  • Why tripods are called sticks in the first place
  • Getting gear onto small airplanes
  • Practical advice for traveling with equipment
  • How to approach prepping for a shoot on the road
Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne

Direct download: PF_3_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EST

Rich and Scott sit down this week to discuss making great pictures.

Topics include:

  • Composition guidelines
  • Lens selection
  • Changing your shooting time
  • Shooting a series to tell a story
  • Depth and Backgrounds 
  • Cropping
  • Changing composition
  • Building relationships
  • Adobe software Trends
  • Importance of smart objects
Direct download: PF_3_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EST

Joining Rich this week is World Photographer Deborah Sandidige (http://www.deborahsandidge.com).  She is well-known for her long exposure and infrared wotk.  

She shares:

  • practical techniques to achieve the best look
  • Advice for converting a camera for infrared shooting
  • Which filters to get for long-exposure work
  • Her love of timelapse
  • How to prepare for location photography
  • Advice on traveling the globe

Direct download: PF_3_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Rich and Scott catch up on a bunch of topics to help photographers of all levels.
  • Black and White workflow
  • Postproduction solutions for black and white
  • Essential grip gear
  • Skip Cohen University
  • Timelapse and Camera Moves
  • 3-2-1 Backup
  • Our new books and how to get them
Direct download: PF_2_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Rich and Scott catch up with Scott Kelby (www.ScottKelby.com). Scott is the number one photography author of the world, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and just a funny guy who loves photography and Photoshop.  
Listen and learn...
  • Photoshop improvements
  • What features does Scott want in Photoshop
  • What's new at Photoshop World
  • Scott's favorite plugins
  • How to pass the Adobe Certified Expert exam (and why you want to)
  • Where does Scott Kelby love to shoot
  • What new toys or gear has Scott Kelby discovered

Plus Rich and Scott Bourne discuss

Direct download: PF_2_15_Kelby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Rich is joined by special guest Syl Arena to discuss a range of topics to help photographers of all levels.
Syl Arena is known around the world more for his “colorful” hair or the colorful words and photos he shared in his best-selling Speedliter’s Handbook. Either way, he has a memorable persona.
Discussed on the show:
  • Portrait posing techniques

  • Working with your subject

  • Lighting on location

  • Studio work

  • The latest offerings from Canon

  • Why self-publish and use a blog

  • Syl's upcoming workshops

  • Favorite shooting places

Direct download: PF_2_5a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Rich and Scott catch up on a bunch of topics to help photographers of all levels.
  • The importance of image stabilization
  • Which settings to use in different shooting situations
  • When to turn image stabilization off
  • Tips for landscape photography
  • The Golden Hour concept
  • New iMac report
  • Essential computer upgrades for photographers
  • GoPro Underwater shooting advice
  • New Year's resolutions
Hosted by Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne
Direct download: PF_1_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST