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Pro Photo Podcast #94 – Fall’ing Down & Getting Up

Solder Summit Utah, Gavin Seim

Solder Summit Utah, Gavin Seim

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Today’s Panel… Gavin Seim Bary HowellMark Teskey.

This week Gavin, Mark and Barry talk about the biggest things in photo news, take a look at some business ideas and talk about Fall color.

This episode brought to you by Power Workflow 4 and the HOT ONE award winning EXposed Workshop.

PPS #94 Forum Discussion HERE.

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 02:40 News and Stuff
  • 35:25 NOT a Photographer
  • 48:25 Showing at the Fair.
  • 51:30 The Main Crux
  • 1:05:10 The Favorite Season
  • 1:20:4- The Picks

LINKS…

Check out our SPEEDCinema Kickstarter project.

The PHOTOGRAPHICS miniseries.

Canon C100

VIDEO: Selling Photos as Fine Furniture.
Adobe Cloud exceeds 1M subscribers, stock rises.

Photoshop 14.1 – shake reduction improvements.

Updates to Canon Professional Services
D610 Nikon

Canon lens falling off

Kodak metallic inkjet paper

Photography Hall of Fame.

NOT a Photographer article.

Showing Wall Portraits at the Fair.

The Photography Teacher No One Wants.

Picks:

Barry,

Wall Sproutz Desks

Nikon WU1B Wireless unit.

Mark:

Cam Ranger

Still Motion Blog

EOS M

 

Gavin.

2TB portable drive

USB to SATA bare drive cable.

Sennheiser EW 112P

 

Pro Photo Podcast #93 – Fiasco’s, Fishing and Photography

Video_ Selling Wall Art – Photos as Fine Furniture-1

It’s road trip season. Check out Gavin’s road trip article for a huge list of resources.

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Today’s Panel… Gavin Seim Bary HowellScott Jarvie

This week Gavin and Barry talk about the latest topics and then dig into some stories of past photography adventures.

This episode brought to you by the Seim Effects and the award winning EXposed Workshop.

PPS #93 Forum Discussion HERE.

Main Time Indexes:

  • 00:00 Introductions.
  • 01:40 Barry Speaks
  • 17:55 A bit of video discussion
  • 24:30 News and LR5 talk
  • 34:30 The Stolen Facebook Photo Fiasco
  • 52:20 It’s Story Time
  • 1:18:47 Picks and Fishing
  • 1:37:25 Scott Jarvie Joins in

LINKS…

EXposed Workshop win’s a hot one award.

Gavin Road Trip Journal

Gavin’s road trip article with a list of gadgets.

VIDEO: Selling Photos as Fine Furniture.

Canon C100

Graphene Camera Sensor.

The Stolen Facebook  Photo Fiasco.

Jarvie’s Faith in America Project.

Picks…

GAVIN –

SLR Pro Dot

Bucket Boss Jumper Cable Bag.

Epic 25ft Jumper Cables

Barry –

Stool with tool storage.

Air Display – iPad

Rapela Scatterrap.

Scott –

Jumper Power  Box
(Here’s a heavier duty version)

Epic 6mm Fisheye with a Whopping 220 Angle of View

Holy epic optics Batman! The Nikon 6mm 2.8 fisheye is something to behold.

Unless you’re Bruce Wayne you’ll probably never own this beauty. In fact it last sold for a whopping price of around 160,000.

True most of us probably don’t need a lens this wide. But a 220 degree view. That’s out of control folks. Like being a super hero or something. This image is from the MIR listing for the lens, where you can read all about it and it’s stunning specs.

Not your every day kit lens, but quite a thing to behold. Watch for scratches though. You’re not gonna be fitting a filter on that 236mm front element.

Gavin Seim

EXposed Videos Will Having You Seeing Light Like Never Before.

It seems the months of work were worth it. It’s finished and the new EXPosed series is  now available as a download or a DVD. It’s like no workshop you’ve seen and it can take your photography to a whole new level. But rather than listen to us chatter on, just take a peek at the trailer. EXposed is as good as it looks and it’s finally available. Don’t forget to use code PPS when you pick up your copy. It will save you 15%.

EXposed – The Light Workshop

Advanced Video Editing in LR4 – Using Develop Module Adjustments

by Gavin Seim: With the new LR4 beta now out, I’ve of course been poking around inside. One great feature for us that capture video, is the ability to play and do light edits via Quick Develop and build video clips into our LR workflow.

But there’s something more that you may have noticed. Initially just basic settings are shown available for video, as we can see on the left. Exposure, contrast and the like. Others get greyed out. Also when you attempt to go into the Develop module for more advanced edits, it simply says “Video is not supported in Develop.”

And yet, it seems we can use some Develop settings via presets. I decided to just run a few from Seim Effects presets and see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the dialog below and that while not all, many of the develop settings are actually available using presets. Settings I was able to apply and export on my clip.

Needless to say I was pretty excited. I didn’t see this shown at the Adobe press conference a few weeks back and as far as I know Adobe has announced no official develop module support for video. But it stands to reason it may be coming.

The Technique for right now is to make Develop presets on a still frame and then apply those settings to video. We can tweak color channels, curves and the like and really gain a great deal of control over video clips in very short order. It’s not perfect: There’s still some settings missing that would be valuable, but we’re off to a good start.

I’m rather excited at the workflow potential. And that I’ll be able to offer presets that can be used for video editing. We’ll see what happens. I plan to experiment further and post some free video presets soon on my blog.. G

LR tells me that not all settings from the preset are being used and lists what's available before applying the effect. Still a pretty effective lineup of tools.

Copy Settings showed all available tools currently available on video. Not all, but all these, plus B&W adjustments (not shown in this dialogue) are some of the most important ones. With these we can do some serious effects.

Raising the Bar – Stunning Environmental Portraits. For the Love of It.

by Gavin Seim: I received an email from a PPS listener Jonathan Bielaski of Light Imaging in Canada. He just started a great personal project called For the Love of It where he’s finding interesting people and doing environmental portraits that tell something about them. I wanted to share because he’s doing it quire well.

Another twist is that he’s staying away from heavy Photoshop work and working with tools we had from the darkroom days like burn and dodge. Way to go Jonathan. As you clearly know, good light and the basic tools work like nothing else.

It’s a neat project and they’re making some beautiful portraits from it. Jonathan says they plan to have a gallery showing of the results in the future. I think it would make and amazing series of wall portraits to really showcase these people. That’s the beauty of an environmental portrait. It’s a portrait and a piece of art and those are the sort of items that become heirlooms.

It’s not that personalized portraits are new, but Jonathan is getting out and taking on something unique. Trying to achieve a quality that separates him from the crowd. That’s Raising the Bar and since I talk about doing that so much. I thought it deserved sharing…. Gav