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PHOTOGRAPHICS FILM Succeeds it on Kickstarter – Closes Thursday.

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Photographics Trailer Final6.mp4 400x224 PHOTOGRAPHICS FILM Succeeds it on Kickstarter   Closes Thursday.So what have we been up to over here at Seim Studios – We just returned from 3 months on the road and a lot of work on a brand new project. A film called PHOTOGRAPHICS that takes on the artistic aspects of photography and what makes a great photograph. A journey through history and art techniques in a way that has never been done before.

We’ve already filmed a lot, but there’s more to come. We got the film accepted to Kickstarter where pre-orders have been coming in and we more than made our funding goal. We’re really excited about where PHOTOGRAPHICS is going and are eager for it’s November release. The Kickstarter pre-order backings have helped pay the bills and we’ll be working hard over the summer as we plan the the wrap up of this completely unique film. I hope you join in. It’s going to be good.

Gavin

 

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

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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.

PPS #91 Forum Discussion HERE. Share Your Opinions.

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

 

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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.

PPS Podcast #84 – Bangs To the MAX or Golden Beauty Flowing Everywhere.

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A photo by Pro Photo Show listener Jason Eldridge of Gavin working with 4x5 during Imaging USA.

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Today’s Panel... Gavin Seim – Gokhan CukurovaDennis ZerwasJonathan Bielaski Mark Tesky.

Gavin and the panel round off the first quarter of 2012 with the hot news and happening from the photo world and digging into discussion on how we can raise the bar and get more profitable in a crowded industry.

PPS #84 Extended Forum Discussions Here..

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 04:55 MK3 vs D800 News.
  • 23:20 Lightroom 4 and CS6.
  • 40:03 The video side of it all.
  • 47:44 EXposed and trip overview.
  • 50:44 Instagram and social stuff.
  • 1:07:30 LRound. Being the Best We Can.
  • 1:27:20 Picks and gadgets of the month.
  • 1:47:50 After show and our title inspiration ;)

News..

LR4 is here. Overall we like it.
Creative Suite CS6.

Black Magic Design Cinema.

5DMK III is good. So is the Nikon D800. You decide. And check out the value of the D3200.

A pack of free LR develop presets for video.

Getting Beyond the Digital File – The Missing Link
Resolution and Printable size.
Learn What the Nail Does Before You Start to Hammer.

Are you still using 500px.com

Pixoto is another interesting one with cash prizes.

A comparison of the Super Moon.

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Pro Photo Podcast #83 – History & Essentials.

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First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds – 1903. Link to high res scan details from LOC.

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Today’s Panel... Gavin Seim (G Pixel).

Today Gavin leads us through a brief look at photographic history. He talks a bit about how classical art can help us as photographers and finishes with a look at essential concepts that will make us better at our work.

Podcast #83 forum discussions:

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00. News and project updates.
  • 11:30. Art and a Photographic History.
  • 43:26. Essential photo ingredients.
  •  1:04:10. In practice. A study example.
  • 1:14:52. Picks of the show.
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46x34, Portrait of Nicolas Ruts. Rembrandt, 1631. It seems that even 300+ years ago, a wall portrait was a thing of note. Look at the quality of this work. Click for a larger version. Even the catch lights look perfect.

 

Links to things we mentioned…

 

Getting beyond the digital file.

Nikon D800 36MP. Big step.

Canon 5D MK3 is no longer a rumor.

EXposed video workshop coming soon.

Lights and Shadows Photo Workshop coming Fall in Central WA.

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Pro Photo Podcast #77. Better Concepts and Evil Laughs.

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Today’s Host... Gavin Seim

On this shorter episode Gavin takes a look at what he learned with another month on the road. A discussion of 4×5 film, a look at learning and working conceptually, and a little practice session on evil laughs.

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140 minutes of night. Gavin's longest ever exposure. Click the image to see Gavin's post with all the details.

Podcast #77 forum discussion:

Notable Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions quick updates.
  • 04:09 Experiences from a month on the road.
  • 12:32 Random interesting video and things.
  • 16:27 A month long trip with 4×5 film.
  • 26:05 Lightroom Power online workshops.
  • 28:00 Main – The Concept Photographer.
  • 45:05. The after show. Picks and stuff.

 

Links to things we mentioned.

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Gavin’s Online LR Workshops.

Lightflow Aperture Presets are now available.

Video. Battle At F-Stop Ridge. Can you say, Awesome.

Good reads on using Zone System for digital. One by M Frye…. http://bit.ly/me3SjA and a thesis by Gary Meek…. http://bit.ly/lrTfYO

Color images before there was color, by Prokudin Gorskii.

Ansel Adams videos.

PICKS:
Rothco 550lb. Type III Paracord.

Gavin’s favorite travel apps list is here.

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HDR. The new film. Not that overused fad from the 2000’s

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by Gavin Seim (updated 07/11): HDR simply means High Dynamic Range. But lets face it. A lot of this HDR looks a lot like clippings from a spoof horror movie. It’s the Flickr HDR. I think this happens because many don’t really grasp what HDR is all about and how to use it well. This includes many HDR software developers. They fall for the fad instead of thinking of it as a serious photographic tool. It’s can be so powerful if used with balance.

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Back in the day there was film. Then came digital. Then came HDR. First we merged light and dark images in special ways to get a wider range of light. HDR merging was not perfect and was often overdone, but it could produce beautiful results. Often results that looked edgy and bold. Young guys like me thought we were so cool. Capturing detail that was never seen before.

Then I started looking closer. Studying what the film forefathers had been making for years. Looking at the dynamic range and detail. I realized that HDR was really not so new. Film photography had high dynamic range also and I saw images that astounded me. Images, that had I not been told they were on traditional film, I would have assumed were digital HDR. It helped me realize something.

HDR is not a trend of over-processed, super amped, ultra edgy photos. I think many architectural photographers got this memo, but most others didn’t. I’ve talked about balance in HDR processing for some time, but what I’ve come to further realize and started teaching in Lights & Shadows Workshop is that HDR is about controlling tone. It’s about understand and managing light. Digital in itself does not yet have the dynamic range that film did, so we compensate. Just as a film photographer might have used filters, various film types and chemical process to get dynamic range in their images, we use digital manipulation. HDR photography is little more than the new film. Continue reading ‘HDR. The new film. Not that overused fad from the 2000’s’