My first official photography class was in 1997 when I was in 10th grade. I recall a rack of photography magazines being near the teachers desk and one magazine always caught my attention. On the cover was this Einstein looking guy holding a really cool “white” lens standing on the ice in front of the net. The photographers name was Bruce Bennett and he has the destination of being the first photographer I ever looked up to. I consider him to the most recognizable photographer in NHL history.
There wasn’t a week that went by where I read and re-read the article in “Unique Photo” magazine where Bruce talked about being a hockey photographer. From that point on I knew I wanted to be a Hockey Photographer and that Bruce was the one I wanted to emulate.
Well this week I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Mr. Bruce Bennett. The interview takes place on the Philadelphia Flyers bench at the Wells Fargo Center before the opening night festivities. This interview ranks up there with one of my favorite to this point. Bruce and I share a love for photography and hockey and you will hear us tossing around random hockey knowledge and facts. The interview starts at 32:23
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The type of critiques I will be doing will be via e mail. I wont be able to do videos for everyone’s sites. I will be looking at the sites and giving you as detailed information as possible so please send them in.
Do you know what Kerplunk is? If you don’t we start off the show with a quick game of Kerplunk. What other vintage games do you recall playing when you were a kid?
Stephen brings us all the photo news stories of the week that you just might find interesting. Stories include 2 million dollars worth of camera gear was stolen, a video time lapse with stacked video that will blow your mind, the donut selife is introduced and much much more. Be sure to check the site for all the photo news stories and more.
We take a quick look at a new photo book that was just released by Danny Clinch called, Danny Clinch. What a solid collection of images. If you love music or love candid images for that matter this book is going to give you a thrill. I am working on setting up an interview with Danny so if you can tweet at him and say you would like to see him on FroKnowsPhoto RAW talk that would be appreciated. @danny_clinch
We wrapped up the show with Gear of the week and the Wheel Of Fro!!!!
A big thank you goes out to Rode Microphone, Atomos, Allen’s Camera, all the companies on the Wheel Of Fro and you guys.
If you are wondering what lights we used on location at the Wells Fargo Center, we used F and V Lighting.
Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:
Photographer Photographs the World’s Largest Ship
There’s a new photo series that popped up online of the world’s largest ship being built in South Korea. Called the Maersk Triple E, this thing is considered the largest ship ever built, with apparently 20 of these being built for a combined $3.8 Billion. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper wanted to get closer to what he calls a “monumental machine,” so he convinced Wired Magazine to send him to South Korea to photograph the ships under construction. Wired agreed, and Wiper was given access to the shipyard and one of the finished ships. As he arrived to the shipyard, one of the ships was just completed, and he had full access for five hours inside it before it departed. Some fun facts about the ships too: it can carry 18,000 containers stacked 11 levels high. The engine room is a whopping five stories tall. There’s even a small cinema and swimming pool for the crew! Check out the full set of images here.
No only is this week episodes jammed packed with stories, photo news, flying solo, a spinning wheel and some singing, it also has some of the biggest pieces of GLASS that I have ever seen.
Rode hit’s us with a new microphone that is made of this new space aged material called Alu-mini-um, totally mind blowing….
We dive into whether or not the new GoPro’s are worthy of the price tag.
The Atomos contest get’s a correction being that there are only 30 days in November. Click Here for the full Atomos Ninja Star contest rules.
If you bought a D750 you must return if right away because of Wifi Gate, people can steal your images without you even knowing. But don’t return it just yet, I have a simple solution for that.
What type of salesman would I have been if I didn’t sell cameras years ago?
My thoughts on alternative schools such as Montessori school and much much more.
Someone gets to spin the Wheel of FRO is it you?
Thank you for listening to this weeks Episode. Please join us for the next Mobile RAWtalk on Saturday October 18th at Allen’s Camera in Levittown Pa.
Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:
GoPro Announces New Line of Hero 4 Cameras
First up, the GoPro Hero 4(s) has officially been announced! The action-cam company released three different models this time around, the Hero 4 Silver edition, Black edition and the inexpensive plain-old Hero edition. As with previous iterations, the Black edition is the high end version. Spec-wise, it tops out at 4K video at 30fps. It also does 2.7K at 50fps and 1080p at 120fps. Audio is also improved, with the new system capturing 2x the dynamic range. It features new manual settings for both photography and videography — controls such as color, ISO limit, exposure, and much more. For you photographers, it shoots 12MP stills at a burst rate of 30fps. The speed of the built-in WiFi is apparently doubled as well, and now supports Bluetooth. It features a “HiLight Tag” feature for marking highlight moments in footage, a “QuikCapture” feature for powering up and recording with one button press, and auto low light features. Price wise, this one is going for an MSRP of $499.
Now the Silver edition sports a brand new touchscreen on the back, however it sacrifices the resolution for this, as in it doesn’t support 4K video. The touchscreen will let you control the camera and review content by swiping and tapping the screen. It maxes out at 2.7K at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps or 720P at 120fps. This one will come in at $399.
And lastly, then we have the plain GoPro Hero, the low end version for those that just want straight up 1080P video. This guy has a built-in waterproof housing that cannot be removed, however you can open the back to charge the built-in battery and swap out memory cards. Also, they say its waterproof down to 131 ft. Spec wise, it shoots 1080P at 30fps and 720P at 60fps. It maxes out at 5MP stills at a 5fps burst rate, not even close to the Black edition. There’s also a 0.5 second Time Lapse feature. This one chimes in at only $130! Bye bye China knockoffs! The cameras are all out now, and the Silver and Black editions are backward compatible with all GoPro accessories and mounts! Which one will you be getting?
WE ARE BACK and what a trip we had. First we made our way to Poland where we stayed in Warsaw followed by Krakow before flying to Germany for Photokina 2014.
Poland was a personal trip where we toured the Warsaw Ghettos and got educated on so many different aspects of WWII. We also used the time in Warsaw to do a hands on with the Nikon D810. There were so many people and street performers out that it made for great street photography.
As another part to the personal journey we went and toured Auschwitz which was a profound experience. My goal was not to take pictures but the few images I did capture really told a very somber story. You can see that photo story right here.
Next up was Krakow for the evening where the TINDER scene was off the hook. I have never seen so many good looking girls as I swiped right and rarely left. And for the record I did not meet any of them thank you very much.
We did run into one pretty scary issue on our way to Germany. Our flight from Krakow to Germany was CANCELED at the last min leaving us stranded for 8 hours in Krakow. But it also lead to one of the most stressful and funny stories of the entire trip. Hear that story at 41:11 to laugh your ass off.
100 Episodes of anything is a pretty monumental feat. Now I know not everyone has heard the early days of RAWtalk, the days when I used to throw poker chips across the table to award points for solid comments or statements. That honestly did not last to long because I always forgot to give them out until the very end.
Fro reader Doug Peters asked if he could compile episodes 1-100 with funny moments, solid tips and all around RAWness. I said sure, go for it. The results are two hours of a compilation of moments from the first 100 episodes of FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk.
I hope you enjoy the look back and don’t forget you can download each episode of RAWtalk as an Mp3 going all the way back to Episode #001. The Video portion did not start until somewhere around Episode #17 where we used one gopro angle.
You will also notice how the audio quality of the show continued to get better and better when Stephen Eckert joined the team. I have to say a HUGE than you to him for taking the initiative to take this show to places I could not have taken it on my own.
Thank you to everyone out there who has listened, comments, submitted questions or just enjoyed!!!