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
Wed, 25 December 2013
This week's show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. Melissa Niu catches up with noted portrait and fashion photographer Kevin Ames to discuss his approach to working with light. Then Rich Harrington talks to photographer Scott Diussa about his concert photography and work with Nikon.
Kevin Ames is a commercial photographer who started doing commercial photography while attending Boise State University and working full time at Idaho Camera. His career continued as part of the first generation of videographers working for the NBC and CBS affiliated television stations in Boise. He has also written, produced, photographed and directed television commercials.
His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and on the covers of Professional Photographer, Photoshop User, Jezebel and Atlanta Sports and Fitness magazines. He works for corporate clients including AT&T, Coca-Cola, Carter’s, Honda and Westin Hotels as well as in brochures, annual reports, websites and trade show graphics.
Melissa and Kevin discuss:
Follow Kevin on Twitter — twitter.com/amesphoto
Scott Diussa is a photographer, teacher, musician, traveler and part-time writer. His photographic background started with weddings, portraits and architectural photography but quickly changed to teaching photography at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. From there he joined Nikon and is currently the Manager of Nikon Professional Services and Training.
Rich and Scott discuss:
Follow Scott on Twitter —twitter.com/sdiussa
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
Thu, 5 December 2013
This week's show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. This week we catch up with noted portrait photographer Brian Smith about his workflow to capture unique images of some of the most photographed subjects in the world. Then we speak with Bryan O'Neil Hughes to learn about the next generation of digital imaging tools and workflows from Adobe.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, written an Amazon Best Seller, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.
Rich and Brian discuss:
Follow Brian on Twitter — twitter.com/briansmithphoto
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.
Melissa and Bryan discuss:
Mon, 25 November 2013
This week's show features two interviews to give you insight into the photo industry. This week we catch up with photographer and digital artist Jack Davis to learn new ways photographers can process their images. Then we speak with Gerard Murphy to learn how photographers should store and back up their images to prevent loss.
Jack Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop, as well as himself being an award-winning photographer. Jack is coauthor of the bestselling (a million copies+ in 12 languages) guide to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book. His latest book, How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, showcases the process of going beyond what was shot, to crafting what was experienced.
For over 20 years Jack has been an internationally renowned spokesperson on digital imagery, and routinely teaching at conferences and workshops around the world. Davis is part of the “Dream Team” at the Photoshop World Conferences and was one of the first inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry.
Jack has an MA and MFA in Digital Imagery, and when he’s not in his studio in San Diego, he’s usually somewhere in Polynesia, camera in hand, capturing the local color.
Rich and Jack discuss:
Follow Jack on Twitter — twitter.com/jackwowdavis
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. Gerard grew Mosaic from a PowerPoint and a dream into a service used by tens of thousands of Lightroom users daily.
He is also an avid Lightroom advocate and teacher of Lightroom tips and tricks. His blog features several stories about Lightroom workflows.
Melissa and Gerard discuss:
Follow Gerard on Twitter — twitter.com/mosaicarchive
Fri, 15 November 2013
This week's show features two greats of the photo industry. First up, Melissa Niu interviews Joe McNally a photographer who's had an extensive career as a journalist and author. Next Rich Harrington interviews Erik Valind about his approach to making the most out of any shooting situation.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Men's Journal. He has been at various times in his career a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, a staff photographer at LIFE, and currently, an ongoing 23 year contributor to the National Geographic, shooting numerous cover stories for those publications.
Melissa asks Joe about:
Follow Joe on Twitter — twitter.com/JoeMcNallyPhoto
Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture - airy and energetic imagery defines the style and vision of this top pro photographer. Inspired by the form, activity and diversity of people, Erik has lent his expertise to shape the public image of numerous personas and national brands. Erik also shares his visual approach, techniques and passion for photography internationally as a speaker at major photo conferences, as an author, and online as a Kelby Training instructor.
Rich and Erik discuss:
Follow Erik on Twitter — twitter.com/ErikVPhoto
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
Fri, 25 October 2013
This week's show is both a look back and a look forward with Photofocus founder Scott Bourne. Scott shares with us the history of Photofocus. We also talk through his upcoming plans and some big news.
Rich and Scott discuss:
Tue, 15 October 2013
Fine Art Photographer Brooke Shaden and Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13
This week's show features two tremendous talents. First up, Melissa Niu interviews Brooke Shaden, a fine art photographer and explore her creative process. Then Rich Harrington catches up with Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp about his new project—aerial photography.
Brooke Shaden began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible.
Brooke works to create new worlds within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. Brooke's photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.
Melissa asks Brooke about:
Follow Brooke on Twitter —www.twitter.com/brookeshaden
A gifted photographer and artist, Eddie Tapp has become a tireless educator for professional photographers and a prominent figure in the world of digital imaging. His digital imaging seminars have been hosted around the world, and he’s a regular consultant to businesses large and small. Today, he’s recognized as one of the top experts on digital photography and Photoshop in the world. With a reputation as an authority on workflow, color management, calibration and Photoshop, he is associated with Adobe Systems along with some of the world’s most prominent photographic manufacturers and distributors.
Rich and Eddie discuss:
Check out Eddie's flight videos:
Follow Eddie on Twitter —twitter.com/eddietapp