Photofocus Podcast

Rich Harrington has a very special guest on this week's show. We're joined by Bryan O'Neil Hughes from Adobe.  He's the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop and works on many of the projects that Adobe builds for photographers.  What many don't know is that Bryan has an extensive career in photography as well and that he's written a handful of books and authored courses to share his love of photography and photo restoration.

This week show answers a ton of questions about how Photoshop gets made.  You'll learn how Adobe creates dramatic advances that benefit photographers worldwide.

Rich and Bryan discuss:

  • How features in Photoshop are designed and built
  • What are the most useful ways to make a selection in Photoshop
  • The new mantra – save time and get better results
  • Why there are so many "magic" tools
  • How new users can better learn photoshop?
  • Breathing new life into old commands and making the application better
  • Why and when do features get cut
  • Tips for editing black and white photos with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Working with bracketed photos and 32-bit images in Adobe Camera Raw
  • How many content aware tools are there?
  • Content aware tips and tricks
  • How do remove lens flares using content aware fills
  • What is the adaptation setting in the content aware commands
  • How do Creative Cloud updates affect subscribers
  • How Photoshop and Lightroom are complimentary
  • What are some of the best features that people seem to miss
  • How to selectively sharpen your photos
  • Using Camera Raw with TIFF and JPEG files
  • How to remove lens distortion from all photos (even those from a phone)
 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.

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Direct download: PF_7_25.mp3
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Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week's show.  First up is Ron Pepper of Panorama Network.  We explore all aspects of panorama shooting, stitching, and HDR.  If you want to shoot wider photos and capture great details, don't miss this interview. In fact the tips discussed will help many styles of photography.

Rich and Ron discuss:

  • The challenges of 360˚ panoramic photography
  • Why you should shooting panos in RAW
  • Using the in-camera tools to decide how to shoot a photo

  • Tips on finding proper exposure
  • Workflow tips for postproduction
  • How to remove c

    hromatic aberration

  • Which order should you stitch and merge  HDR panoramas
  • Methods when working with Photomatix Pro

In the second half of the show we catch up with Skip Cohen.  Skip talks about the upcoming Skip Cohen University conference.Learn from the best instructors in the business

  • Skip's summer school schedule
  • What an attendee can expect

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.

Direct download: PF_7_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of summer oriented photo topics.  Get ready for shooting great pictures this summer with this potluck of photo wisdom.

Rich and Scott discuss:

  • Summer travel  and photography season
  • Favorite places to shoot
  • Travel Guide Resources
  • How much to pack for a road trip
  • Assigning a personal project for the day shooting
  • When to buy a new camera
  • The FUJI X100s
  • Mannypacks
  • Where to Buy New and Used Lenses
  • What to look for when buying a used lens
  • Do you need model and talent releases
  • Apps for model releases
  • Do you need Location releases
  • Shooting in National Parks
  • The benefit of looking like a tourist when shooting photos
Direct download: PF_07_05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST