It’s generally not easy coming up with titles for RAWtalk Episodes and this week was no exception. So here’s what we had, a seat got filled, I RANTED slightly, we had no main plug, we flew solo and we had a cool gear of the week. If you can pull a title out of all of that please let m know.
For the past 7 years I have been trying to track down Danny Clinch. Well, I finally had the chance to sit down with him for a very intimate interview recorded at his NYC studio. For those who don’t know Danny, let me just say he has defined music lifestyle and advertising photos over the past 20+ years. He is more than just a “music” photographer, he is a photographer who captures and shares images that tell stories.
There are sometimes interviews where I need to talk a lot, this was not one of them. I was able to ask a question, sit back and listen to Danny share his entire world with us. Listen to how he got started. Listen to the dues he paid a long the way. And listen to how he continues to evolve time and time again to stay relevant in an ever changing world. This my friends, is a REAL RAWtalk, nothing was held back, nothing was glossed over, nothing was said with kid gloves. You can pick up a signed copy of “Still Moving” right here.
This was a big week for Photo News with most of it centered around SONY announcing some new cameras that are sure to shake up the photo industry. What SONY has done is spent the last decade or so carving out their niche. I get asked all the time why I don’t like “mirror less” cameras. I don’t dislike them I just don’t think they are there yet. Do you notice what is going on with the new Sony A7, the grip has gotten larger, the buttons have shifted and it’s taking on a large feel. What you’re going to see is the best of both worlds come together in the next 10 years.
ATOMOS ATOMOS ATOMOS, this weeks sponsor is Atomos and they were featuring the “Action Pack”. Check out more information about it right here. http://atomos.com/ . We use the Atomos each week when we are in the studio. It allows us to take just about any DSLR and via HDMI get a clean signal out allowing for recordings longer than what a normal DSLR will give you. You have to check them out if you haven’t done so yet.
I had the chance to have arguably one of the best Wedding Photographers in the world Cliff Mautner into the loft for a little sit-down discussion. Cliff does not hold back on his thoughts on the current state of wedding photography or anything else for that matter.
But what I love about the interview is it’s no BS. It’s honest, it’s to the point and it’s filled with solid gold nuggets of information that you can cash and take to the bank. Don’t let our discussion dissuade you from going after weddings. Let it be a guide to help you navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of wedding photography and not let you get sunk.
No that was not a massive green screen, we were truly filming RAWtalk on the edge of the Grand Canyon thanks to AdventureDriven.com. Can you believe how amazing it looks. We filmed this weeks show with two Canon C300’s, a 5D Mark III, GoPro and DJI Phantom 3 PRO for the arial shots.
This weeks sponsor so happens to be a LIFE SAVER for shooting landscape photos. HOYA supplied me with all the filters I needed to help make my pictures go BOOOOOOMMMM at the Grand Canyon. Having their circular polarizers on my lenses helped pump up the sky as well as the color in my images. Just think how amazing the world looks when you where polarized sunglasses. Now add that in front of your camera lenses and you have fantastically vibrant photos. Here is a link to the exact CP I used form HOYA.