Photofocus

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: http://www.daveblackphotography.com

Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne

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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
Direct download: PF_5_25b.mp3
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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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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

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

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
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