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Photofocus Podcast

Jul 25, 2015

This week's podcast is in our classic Question and Answer format.  We gathered up your questions from blog posts and social media and got some straight answers.  Photofocus editor sits down with columnist and Sony Artisan Brian Matiash.
Your Questions Get Answers with Brian Matiash
Brian is a photographer and a published writer. He is a regular contributor to Photoshop User Magazine as well as a new member of the Photofocus team. He's spoken at the Google+ Photographers Conference and Photoshop World. He admits to having a " [not-so] tiny obsessions with long-exposure photography, neutral density filters and tilt shift lenses. "
  • Who is Brian Matiash?
  • How he got into photography?
  • Can I do post production with something besides Lightroom?
  • Some of our favorite Lightroom companions and alternatives.
  • Is it okay to buy a camera from someone besides Nikon or Canon?
  • How else can you describe the trends in what we are buying for our next camera?
  • Trends that are emerging with new camera features
  • Calibration tools recommendations for your computer
  • Brian's pick
  • What else can you use macro photography for?
  • Being an anti-social shooter
  • What’s the one lens that every photographer should have?
  • Why limit yourself to a prime lens?
  • Advice on using filters wile shooting
  • Favorite gear picks
  • Shoot for iOS
  • Mappr
  • Garmin Fenix
  • Platypod Pro
  • Where to find Brian and his resources?

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