Photo News Preview
Do you ever have those days where you just might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Those days where little things tick you off and you just aren’t in a great mood? Well that was how I felt the morning we recorded this show.
The smallest things were ticking me off which led me me YELLING at people. Now I was not yelling in a bad way or was it?
Let’s see, I don’t think Tamron will ever talk to me not that they were talking to me to begin with. Sometimes it just feels good to let it out and rip a piece of CRAP lens to shreds.
What I can say is as the show went on I started to wake up and get less upset. They say that talking things out can help, so I guess yelling them out has the same effect.
Stephen hits us with his photo news followed by some Flying Solo with a little bit of yelling.
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Here’s all of Stephen’s detailed photo news stories:
Kicking off this week’s photo news, a new website called The Image Story does just that, tells the entire story behind a photograph, from the background of the image to the scene itself to even all the gear that was used. Some photographers go as far as revealing the post production that went into the image and what they would do if they had a chance to go back and change anything. The site also offers an about me section about the photographer at the bottom of the story which is always nice. Interested in submitting? Well, good news: they’re currently looking for submissions so if you have a great story behind your image, it’s definitely worth taking the time to send it in!
It is always an exciting day when Nikon officially announces their latest high end DSLR. That is why we take the first part of this weeks show to discuss the Nikon D4s, my next camera.
Yes I will be selling my D4 and purchasing the D4s as soon as it comes in. I got over all the important specs of this camera and explain why I will be upgrading it.
After that lengthy discussion, Stephen and I jump into all of this weeks Photo News of which there is a lot. We revisit the Color Run Debacle as there was finally a resolution to the situation. Also for some odd reason Max’s father made a video just for Stephen and I thanking us for our support though I am pretty sure we didn’t exactly back his son.
This weeks gear of the week was something that was left at my place after the filming of the next video guide was finished.
Speaking of the NEW GUIDE, if you would like to stay up to date on the FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video you can sign up t FroKnowsPhoto.com/dslr-video-guide . I will be rolling out behind the scenes footage and photos as I gear up to release it in the next few months. A few people on this list will be selected to be the first to check out the new guide as I need people to review it.
I want to thank AllensCamera.com, RODE Microphones, Atomos and Squarespace for their support. I also want to thank everyone on the Wheel of Fro.
Over the past few days there has been a developing story involving a young photographer and the Color Run. The photographer Max claims that the color run used one of his images in an advertisement without compensating him. He asked for $100,000 and the color run decided to sue him. Stephen and I don’t jump to conclusions and try to look at all the facts that we have. At the time of this recording the outcome was still up in the air. By the time this goes live word has come down that the Color Run and Max have come to an agreement. We start discussing this a little after 39 min.
Before we went off on a long discussion about the Color Run we had a tremendous amount of Photo News from Stephen that really was interesting. We also discussed the first three days of the filming of the new FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video.
I decided it would be a good idea to have 30 flying solo questions this week that ended up taking us close to the two hour mark once again, sorry Stephen.
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And now for all of Stephen’s photo news stories:
Here is the Color Run discussion from this weeks episode on it’s own.
And now for the great Color Run debate: I figured instead of rehashing the EXTREMELY long story, I would just supply you with a link of where we got the information from so you can read it in detail via FStoppers here. I did happen to find a video of his Dad ranting about his son’s side of the story which no website seemed to have posted so I put it below for you to check out. What are your thoughts on this whole controversy?
A brand new Lightroom plugin called Lightroom Analytics analyzes the metadata in your photo libraries for certain trends and visualizes them for you. It collects various data–more basic than advanced like ISO, aperture, shutter speed settings, etc–and puts it all into pie charts and bar graphs showcasing how often you’re at that certain setting. It even gets extremely specific and shows you data on a particular lens. It also showcases Lightroom adjustments and how often you use them like saturation, color temperature, exposure, highlights, etc. The results are then exported into a standard CSV spreadsheet, but if you don’t have a spreadsheet app, then don’t fret–the new plugin also supplies a viewer of their own. Why is this useful? This will let you improve your settings, editing and it’s just something cool to check out. Follow the instructions here to get started! (via PP)
Last week both Stephen and I were out of town. Stephen was in New Orleans attending his brother’s wedding and I was out in LA photographing Matisyahu for his latest album.
Being that we recorded Episode #071 a few days earlier than normal we had a few extra days between tapings. You know what that means, Stephen will be angry that we talked for TWO HOURS this week.
That is what happens when you have a ton of photo news, a ton of stories from the road and a really solid Flying Solo portion.
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Talk about exploiting a niche to it’s fullest. That is exactly what our guest Mike Allebach has done in the wedding industry with Tattooed Brides.
You have to listen to Mike speak about why and how he built his very successful wedding photography business around alternative weddings most notably weddings featuring Tattoos.
If you can find a niche and exploit it you can find yourself on top of an industry. People are always asking what can I do to stand out in this very crowded industry. Well, you can find out by listening to this weeks guest.
There will be no photo news this week as both Stephen and I spent most of the week out of town. We recorded the podcast earlier than normal to make sure we did not leave you guys hanging.
Postman Fro did make another stop at my place to bring me some fancy new lights to test out from F and V lighting. He also brought me a nice white box with my NEW 27 inch iMac!!!
We dive into Stephens fun day of shooting a concert outdoors in the snow as well as discuss my trip to LA to photograph Matisyahu.
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Oh, and here’s the Nokia Lumia 1020 commercial we spoke about during RAWtalk. Let us know what you think about it!