Join Rich and special guest Lightroom expert Gerard Murphy. Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s Pentax while on family vacations. Later, Gerard was lucky enough to travel the world on business trips where between conference rooms and hotels, he was able to snap thousands of pictures using his trusty Nikon. He is also one of the inventors of Mosaic which helps photographers organize and backup their Lightroom catalogs.  He shoots on a Nikon and uses Lightroom on both his Mac and PC.

Rich and Gerard discuss:

  • How is Lightroom 5 going to enhance a photographers workflow>
  • What makes Lightroom a big release?
  • What are Smart Previews?
  • The trend of multiple external hard drives and how Lightroom manages them?
  • Predictions for future Lightroom additions.
  • Other new features of Lightroom 5 that are awesome.
  • Choosing Lightroom over Adobe Photoshop or using both.
  • Control and ownership over your files.
  • Using metadata when importing and saving files.
  • Organizing and tagging photos with keywords and flags.
  • Evolution of photo storage workflows.
  • Back up storage with Lightroom integration.

Disclaimer: This show presents several techniques for managing photos and working with Lightroom. These are not the only methods that work, just a handful of approaches presented for your benefit.

Direct download: PF_6_25.mp3
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Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the impact of small format cameras.  Learn how micro four-thirds and mirrorless cameras have changed both their shooting styles.  Plus how have the GoPro and BlackMagic Cinema cameras worked their way into their cameras bags.

The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from Bert Monroy.  He is considered one of the preeminent pioneers of digital art. He builds his hyper-realistic digital paintings as a traditional artist would, adding color and texture, except he uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as his media. Bert co-authored the first book on Photoshop. His film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/GA. Bert has taught the Adobe Photoshop Creativity Seminar Tour, and he is a popular speaker at many conferences worldwide. He is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2004.

Rich and Bert discuss:

  • Bert's history with Photoshop

  • His process of creating light paintings

  • His experiences as an art director

  • The technology changes that he's witnessed in the photo industry

  • How to evaluate a scene to achieve the best composition

  • Bert's advice to photographers and designers of all levels

  • What the layers panel means to his work

  • How Bert keeps his images organized

  • How printing technology has changed

  • The process of creating the world's largest digital image

  • How Bert finds inspiration

  • Where to find Bert's classes

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Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne

Direct download: PF_6_15.mp3
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Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the recent decision by the Chicago Sun Times to lay off their entire photography staff.  The decision was made to train their reporting staff to shoot with iPhones and to focus more on video.  Rich and Scott analyze what this means to the photo community.

The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from Dave Black.  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.

Rich and Dave discuss:

  • How Dave broke int sports photography

  • What is it like working in the field and at sporting events

  • How Dave prepares for a sports shoot by studying the sport and the athletes

  • Practical advice for shooting indoor and outdoor sporting events

  • How Dave got into the Olympics

  • Advice about Light Painting

  • Where to Find Dave — Check out his blog:

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Direct download: PF_6_5.mp3
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Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the "Reset Concept."  Learn how to deal with a shoot with everything seems to be going wrong.  Learn how to mentally reset as well as how to reset your gear so you can make a fresh start.

The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from Katrin Eismann.  She is a well-respected author, educator, and photographer.  She is also the Chair of the Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Katrin is recognized as a positive role model for young women who are seeking insights and opportunities in the field of digital technology and fine art.

Rich and Katrine discuss

  • How philosophy and politics led Katrin into photography
  • Preserving your legacy and images
  • Katrin expresses her point of view and imagination in collages 
  • Ethics in photography in regards to compositing, journalists, & social media
  • How social media is affecting the future of photo journalists
  • Is there too much photography
  • Is there still a role for photo education in a whole of iPhone photography and social media
  • Advice about not getting lost in lens, gear and tech talk as a photographer
  • Katrin's favorite iPhone apps: Camera plus, Pure Shot, Slow Shutter, Bracket Mode, Snapseed
  • Why should someone consider enrolling in traditional education
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Join RIch and Scott as they take a quick look at 3 new cameras.

  • Scott offers his insights o n the  Fujifilm X100S.
  • Rich then talks about first impressions of testing the Pentax WG-3 GPS rugged camera for shooting sports and underwater.
  • Last is a look at the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 — the world’s smallest DSLR.

The second half of the show will inspire you to develop your professional side. Rich sits down with Skip Cohen who shares practical advice for professionals and emerging pros. He talks about marketing strategies that work to drive photo business as well as lessons learned from several years spent on all sides of the industry.

Direct download: PF_5_15_.mp3
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To our loyal listeners...  I apologize deeply for the delayed post.  I broke my own rule about backing up to 3 locations and had to wait for a lost bag to arrive.  Hope you enjoy this fun interview.  We'll be back with a bonus podcast from Adobe MAX in a short bit too.


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Rich takes a deep dive with photographer and photograph expert Ben Willmore.

Topics include:

  • Traveling nonstop to find photos
  • Why he literally lives out of his camera bag
  • His love of Americana
  • When he chooses to shoot HDR
  • His post workflow to finish images for professional printing

Hosted by Rich Harrington


Direct download: PF_5_5.mp3
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Rich takes a deep dive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick.

Topics include:

Lightroom 5 beta resource list —

Connect with Adobe on social media:

Hosted by Rich Harrington

Direct download: PF_4_25.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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