Episode 211 »» HDR Photography and Trey Ratcliff

Episode 211 »» HDR Photography and Trey Ratcliff

It seems that neither Mac nor Antonio are overly excited with the new Canon full frame mirrorless camera.  Canon R seems to be basically a smaller lighter Canon 5d series camera with out the mirror. https://fstoppers.com/originals/canon-screwed-again-new-r-camera-just-mirrorless-5d-mark-iv-285018 There are also rumours of Panasonic coming into the full frame mirrorless market.  With all these mirrorless cameras, does Fujifilm need to fill the gap in their current line up and introduce a full frame camera. https://www.cnet.com/news/rumored-panasonic-full-frame-mirrorless-reveal-on-sept-25-is-odd-but-plausible/

Featured Photographer: Trey Ratcliff

https://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com https://www.thearcanum.com Trey is a prolific photographer and educator.  One can say that he is a pioneer in HDR photography.  His early travel images, which started the HDR craze.  His latest big project is the Arcanum.  A photographic online school, with a twist.  It is setup almost like a game, where you level up in your photography, by being paired with a Master.  Completing challenges allows you to learn and level up.  This unique school launched in 2013 and it is still going strong.  

HDR or High Dynamic Range photography, has been around for a very long time.  Because of the early sensor technology did not allow for good dynamic range, this technique was widely used, especially in real estate photography.  Even with advent of new digital sensors and their increased dynamic range, and some cameras offering in camera HDR, this technique hasn’t disappeared from photography.

You can get a decent HDR image just from one RAW file, but you’ll have to use some layering and masking in Photoshop. And it will depend on the initial image and its exposure. 
HDR hides nothing. It leaves no part of the image hidden. All the mysteries are gone. If you looked at page after page of HDR images then suddenly came to a shot with lots of dark black shadows, your eyes will be so happy because now they have something to rest on: the shadows. 

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Links from the show

Canon HDR: https://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/infobank/digital_camera_features/in_camera_hdr.do Photomatix: https://www.hdrsoft.com/

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Episode 196 »» Visual Communication Breakthroughs

Episode 196 »» Visual Communication Breakthroughs

Image by ©Mac Sokulski.

Image by ©Mac Sokulski.

F is for Fuji

At times, you just need to chat about gear! Fujifilm has announced their latest body, the Fujifilm X-T100. It’s small, relatively inexpensive and isn’t part of their X-Trans sensor lineup, which should make some Lightroom users happy.

One Word. 

Intrigued by a short and simple article from Moose Peterson where he challenges us to think of the one word that may make or break an image, we took to the mics to discuss this in depth, focusing on the distractions in our visual communication. Please join us as we talk about the new Fuji camera, Moose’s article and more!

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We would love to hear your thoughts on the show! Do you think of the one word that can make your image? What about distractions – have you found yourself distracted which ultimately prevented you from making the image you wanted to? You can chime in and find us on here on the blog and on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the show for free via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and iHeartRADIO. If you would like to support the show and help with some of the costs of running this podcast, please check us out on Patreon (any support is appreciated!).

Thanks so much for tuning in, folks! As always, we appreciate your support and for the continued interaction in helping us change the conversation one episode at a time.

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Image by ©Mac Sokulski.

Image by ©Mac Sokulski.

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Episode 145 »» Shutter Time Chat with Bryan Minear

Episode 145 »» Shutter Time Chat with Bryan Minear

EPISODE 145 »» SHUTTER TIME CHAT WITH BRYAN MINEAR

Image by Bryan Minear.

Love, Guys. Love.

Our good pal and listener, Dave Szweduik, has started a new YouTube series on photography, so please make sure to check it out and enjoy his rambles on what we can only assume is his favourite topic! Sending lots of Shutter Time love your way, homie.

He’s Here » Round 2

A little blip (whoops) in our original recording date caused a wee delay, but here we are with our mate, Fujifilm X Photographer, Bryan Minear! We chat with Bryan about being an official X Photographer, some thoughts on gear, his workflow and post-processing style, the cool adventures he finds himself on, his mad love for photography and more! Please join us as we get to know this engaging and talented young chap!

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show or anything that might be lingering in that photographic mind of yours! Please chime in here on ye ole blog, Bookface or Twitter. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!

Big thanks to Bryan for joining us on the show! Make sure to take a moment or two (or many) and check out his work!

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

Episode 145 »» Shutter Time Chat with Bryan Minear

Image by Bryan Minear

Episode 145 »» Shutter Time Chat with Bryan Minear

Image by Bryan Minear

Episode 145 »» Shutter Time Chat with Bryan Minear

Image by Bryan Minear

Links from the show:

Dave Szweduik YouTube Series

Fujifilm X Photographers » Bryan Minear

Bryan Minear Photographer

Bryan’s Facebook :: Instagram :: Twitter

Episode 144  »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Episode 144 »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Episode 144 »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Image by Antonio M. Rosario.

New Yorker

You know him. You love him. Perhaps you’ve been instructed by him. Our brother from another mother, 50% of the brilliant photography podcast, Street Shots, our homie and partner-in-crime, Antonio ‘Switch 2 Manual’ Rosario joins us once again for another chat.

Photokina 2016

Sadly, we were not there (now that would be cool), however we decided to join heads and chat about some of the Photokina announcements which piqued our interest the most. Fuji may or may not make an appearance in the discussion. Please join us as we have gear chat and more!

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Photokina has now wrapped up – what have been your highlights from the announcements? Any gear that has you dreaming of an upgrade? What are your thoughts on the medium format system from Fuji? Is this something you’re interested in? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please chime in on our blog, Twitter and Bookface. As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!

Episode 144 »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Image by Antonio M. Rosario.

Episode 144 »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Image by Antonio M. Rosario.

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Image by Antonio M. Rosario.

Episode 144 »» Deep Photokina Thoughts With Antonio

Image by Antonio M. Rosario.

Many thanks to Antonio for coming back on the show! Make sure to check out his work if you haven’t done so yet! You can also catch his podcast, Street Shots!

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Antonio M. Rosario

Photokina 2016

Canon EOS M5 Press Release

Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Body

Fujinon GF Lens Lineup 

GoPro Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session and Karma

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens / via B&H Photo

Sigma  85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens

Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports lens

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art lens

SanDisk 1TB SD Card / via bgr.com

Thomas Heaton Photography YouTube Channel

Camera+ / by taptaptap

 

Episode 142 »» Studying Photography, Canon and More

Episode 142 »» Studying Photography, Canon and More

Logo…Watermark…Genius.

The folks behind Photologo came up with a genius business plan. Instead of using logos on your photos, how about a manufactured signature? Looks cool, professional – but is it worth the price?

C is for Cookie

New body, cool updates and uh, older technology? You betcha. Oops, Canon did it again. The highly anticipated Canon 5D Mark IV has been announced and while it has left some folks singing their praises, there are just as many photographers who are left feeling … underwhelmed.

F is for Fooey

Fuji gave us another 23mm lens … this time it’s ƒ2 and looks like their original 35mm ƒ1.4. Hmmmm. Why you’re asking? Yeah, we don’t know either.

The Gloves Are Off

Nothing says the joy of podcasting like tying the knickers of your co-host up in a knot. An article about studying photography and how it’s a huge waste of time had Mac sitting in front of his microphone waiting for me to join in. Who knew this would lead to debating workshops and training and more.

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Do you have formal education in photography or are you a student of the school of life, learning as you go? How important is it to have knowledge of the history of photography? What about mentoring? Are you interested in the new Canon body? We would love to hear your thoughts! You can find us at Facebook and Twitter to keep the conversation flowing! As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes or check us out via the Stitcher app!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Photologo

1664 Free handwritten fonts

Moose Podcast / via Moose Peterson

Fujinon X Mount 23mm ƒ4 Lens

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Press Release

Why You Shouldn’t Study Photography and What You Should Do Instead / via PetaPixel

Street Shots Ep.45 “To STM or Not to STM?”