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Pro Photo Podcast #91 – Gavin’s Out – What’s Old Is New Again

Gavin is on the road again for 3 months filming and photographing. You can follow their trip here. Barry and Dennis found the keys to the garage. Who knows what will happen. Good job guys.

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Today’s Panel…  Barry HowellDennis ZerwasRonn MurrayAndrew JonesSeth Hinrichs

Gavin is on the Road so Barry, DZ and their crew take the show for a spin as they talk about the latest in photography, then and now.

This show brought to you by the Seim Effects. And the new ColorFlow presets for Apple Aperture.

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Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 02:22 What’s Old is New.
  • 33:10 News and Stuff.
  • 43:10 Barry Does Video
  • 46:06 What’s Our Next Camera?
  • 58:30 The Lightning Rounds
  • 1:35:50 Picks

 

LINKS…

Barry’s video on the Canon FTB.

Follow Gavin’s 3 month American road trip.

Sony NEX Series

Random PICKS:

iCandy phone video mount for SLR’s

SteadyCam Merlin 2 video stabilizer.

Also the smaller Smoothee version for GoPro/Phones.

Olloclip lens system for iPhone

Lumix GH3.

Pro Photo Podcast #89 – Christmas 2012 & The 33 Tips of Christmas

Gavin is hitting the road again for an early 2013 tour. Visit his website for details. More travel talk in the after show.

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Today’s Panel... Gavin Seim Nina BeheimKerry GarrisonBrady DillsworthMark TeskeyJohn Cornforth

We wrap up 2012 with our annual Christmas roundtable featuring loads of photography tips and gear favorite gear and gadgets of the season. Join the discussion on the PPS forums.

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Use code: PPSCHRISTMAS to save $30.00 on EXposed before Dec 31st.

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Main Time Indexes:

  • 000:00 Introductions.
  • 005:30 – News Highlights
  • 023:45 – The 33 Tips of Christmas
  • 01:12:05 – A Visit with John Cornforth
  • 1:23:55 –  Picks of the Year
  • 1:59:30 – After Show. Sailing & More.

LINKS…

Nikon D5200 looks good. Also the Nikon D600.

The wall portrait article.

Gavin’s LIGHT LETTER

Lytro Light Field Camera

Sony NEX Series

Sigmas 35mm 1.4.

Zone System
Gavin’s articleFree videos.
Crash Plan Backup

Film is Coming Back.

Gavin’s article on signature and branding usage.

Picks…

Kerry
NEX 6
Sticky Filters Lighting Gels
Tripad Laptop Tripod Tether TableDojo Review

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Pro Photo Podcast #87 – Flare To The MAX or The Disaster Effect

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Today’s Panel... Gavin SeimBarry HowellDennis Zerwas

This classic roundtable features the endless banter of The Three. But we actually talk about a lot of cool things as we look at the latest gear, talk about tough realities of the industry and even kick into some Facebook and marketing tips in our very long after show. If you listen to the entire after show, you get a +2.

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Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 03:33 Canon 6D, Nikon D600.
  • 12:10 Forced wedding photography?
  • 19:00 Bride drowns during session.
  • 23:10 Adobe photo contest
  • 28:20 More news, mirrorless chat.
  • 42:40 Barry moderates – How to make it.
  • 50:00 Barry Moderates – iPhoneography.
  • 1:04:00 Realities of the business.
  • 1:25:01 Picks of the month.
  • 1:41:55 The LONG After show.

Links…

Bride downs during session. Be careful…

Google Acquires Nik Software.

Canon 6D, Nikon D600.

New Mexico case forcing people to photograph homosexual weddings. An artist is not, nor should ever be obligated to produce art they morally disagree with. SHAME on New Mexico courts – Article 1, Article2

The Adobe photo contest situation.

Why So Many “Professional” Photos Look So Bad!

Portrait of an Instagram Artist.Former Olympus Executives Plead Guilty to Carrying Out Massive Financial Fraud.

Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples – Definitely a different way to have your portrait done.

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PICKS…

Gavin – Olympus 35RC

Gavin – Capresso Frothpro

Gavin – 500 Cameras

DZ – Woodstock Percussion Kid’s Accordion

 

Lightroom4 Beta now Available for Download.

LR4 Beta is officially available and you can download it free on Adobe labs. I attended a press conference a few weeks ago to see it in action, and while the changes didn’t strike me as mind boggling, there are some nice new. Here’s the highlights…

  • New Highlight and shadow recovery.
  • An actual book design module. This could be great for albums. And yes you can save projects.
  • Location-based organization and location info. Though I’ve been using the JF Geoencode plugin anyways ;)
  • Extended video support. Organizing, viewing and basic adjustments and edits to video clips. Pretty cool.
  • Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
  • Localized White Balance brush, as well as a few other brush tools, but not full feature brushes.

Still no full localized control with brushes, sadly no word on network implementation, or improved support for really high res scans / stitched images. Honestly there’s a lot of wish list features I’ve heard mentioned by people that not on the list, but we can’t have it all and there’s some interesting stuff. It’s also still a beta yet. We’ll see what happens in the final… Gavin

Nikon Page FAIL

Gavin Seim: The folks at Nikon got a little too enthusiastic yesterday and posted this on their FB page, telling us that “A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses” Perhaps they were momentarily blinded by how the world seems to actually look at photography these days and forgot that it’s actually a skill. Oh wait, I guess it was companies like them that promoted that idea ;)

Don’t get me wrong, quality optics and the like are important considerations. But the best gear is of no value at all, unless your good enough to make it sing. If I play a Stradivarius, it still sounds something akin to cats being run over by trucks.

I’m not sure what’s more scary. That Nikon posted this. Or that 1695 people Like it. Thanks for sending us this Greg. We still love you Nikon (sorta), but really. Teach your social team about photography.

Pro Photo Podcast #63RT, Total Chaos:

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The Panel... Gavin SeimEric GuggenheimDennis ZerwasDavid EsquireRalph Barret
This week we talk about the latest high ISO bodies, Lightroom 3 selling in 2010 and more.

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Notable Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions and news.
  • 31:20 Lightroom 3 Beta talk (and a little Aperture)
  • 56:25 Business talk for 2010
  • 1:23:30 Ralph Joins The Party
  • 2:02:20 The After Show

Canon 1D MK4 has been announced.. Up to ISO 104,00.

Vincent 1D MK4 video made using available light. Impressive.

Nikon D3s too. Looks cool. Up to ISO 102,000.

High end point and shoot talk.

Photo Tracker mini looks like it might be a good geotagging solution.

A ballhead tripod mount for your laptop. Can you say Tethered shooting.

Forum thread with unofficial Lightroom speed tests.

Wall portrait selling basics article.

PICKS:

Thanks all… Gav