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Adam Elmakias and Lightroom 5.2 — Photofocus Podcast 9/25/13


This week’s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain.  First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias.  Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates

Rich catches back up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw.  Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and CS6 users.
Rich and Sharad discuss:
  • What specific change will we see in Camera Raw
  • What small tweaks have been improved
  • What can you do with video clips
  • What are some new Lightroom specific changes
  • How to get access to tech early with Adobe Labs
  • Where can you learn more about Lightroom

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Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music and travel photographer based out of San Diego, California. He started shooting at age 16 by going to local shows with his camera.  This eventually grew into applying for photo passes, then going out on the road with bands. He’s spent the last several years touring almost nonstop. Adam is also one of the most followed photographers on Instagram.
Melissa Niu catches up with Adam:
  • Who is Adam and what does he do?
  • How does is monetize his work?
  • How did Adam get his foot in the door and grow?
  • Why trust has been essential in the process?
  • Advice on working with social media
  • Gear talk: what he uses and how
  • How he gets his unique photos
  • What advice does he offer to those starting out?
  • Where to find Adam online?

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13


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This week’s show is a triple scoop of goodness.  We’ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts
Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on  lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits.  Tamara’s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Parenting Magazine, O – The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, PBS’ Need to Know and NBC’s The Today Show.

Rich and Tamara discuss:

  • What she’s been working on lately
  • The What If Day Camps to recharge your creativity
  • How bringing art and business together taught her a lesson
  • Tips on balancing your personal, business, and family life
  • Three things that you can do to change bad habits that are holding you back
  • Practicing with your equipment so you know it cold

Next up, Melissa Niu sets down with Joel Grimes. Joel is a commercial advertising photographer with a distinct style. His unique approach has earned him work from top advertising agencies and art buyers.

Melissa and Joel discuss:
  • How he started out
  • Advice for branding your work
  • How Joel defined his look
  • How compositing and digital photography affected his workflow
  • What you need to do to master your look
  • Advantages of HDR
  • Our handicaps and the beauty of working and overcoming them
  • How his color blindness affected and contributed to his look
  • Tips to achieve your goals

Last up, we dig deep into the recent
Facebook controversy. Photographers are giving up even more rights by posting to the social network.  We went straight to the top to get a leading legal expert.  Terry Hart, the Director of Legal Policy for the Copyright Alliance breaks through the hype and rumors and walks us through the real repercussions.
Rich and Terry discuss:
  • Why is this Facebook change creating such a buzz
  • Why Facebook wants your content
  • What are you granting Facebook to do with your content?
  • What Facebook says they will do versus what the terms of service says they can do
  • Suggestions on how to protect your interests when using a social network
  • Why watermarking your content won’t protect you
  • Can you change your mind and “un-post” content?
  • How to use 3rd party sites to share links
  • Why is this becoming  a legal issue and Congress getting involved?
  • How can groups like the Copyright Alliance and American Society of Media Photographers help?
  • Where can you go to learn more about copyright
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
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Hosted by Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu
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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 15, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Robert OToole

Don't miss this podcast with wildlife photographer Robert OToole.

Rich Harrington has a special guest this week.  Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor.
Robert O’Toole is an award-winning professional photographer. He was named American Bald Eagle Foundation “Photographer of the Year” in 2008. His vertical banking Bald Eagle image was awarded highly commended in the 2006 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Rich and Robert discuss:

  • His move into nature photography
  • How to practice wildlife photography in your own neighborhood
  • Strategies for photographing nature
  • What makes a great image
  • Where to position the sun when shooting outdoors for the best light
  • The best times of day to shoot outdoors
  • Why Robert loves snow and eagles
  • The role of postprocessing and nature photography
  • The best camera settings for outdoor shooting to preserve highlights and exposure
  • Why he shoots manual 90% of the time
  • His favorite plugins for nature and landscape work
  • How to use your back focus button
  • How tracking sensitivity impacts your shots
  • Where you can travel with Robert for workshops


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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Aug 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Dave Wilson and Gerard Murphy

In case you missed the new Photofocus podcast…. Gerard is a Lightroom expert. Dave makes beautiful high dynamic range photos.


Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland  who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American Southwest and the United States in general.
In the second half of the show we catch up with Lightroom expert 
Gerard Murphy. Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s Pentax while on family vacations. He is also one of the inventors of Mosaic which helps photographers organize and backup their Lightroom catalogs.

Rich and Dave discuss:
  • How Dave got into photography
  • How he balances his art career while having a second job
  • Why Dave loves HDR
  • Dave’s Favorite shooting techniques
  • How to create stunning black and white photos
  • How to determine the number of brackets to shoot for a HDR photo
  • When to use a fisheye lens
  • How to spot and fix chromatic aberration
  • Can you “fix” an image too much?
  • Selling strategies to help photographers make money
  • Developing multiple versions of a file
  • What is “Clown Vomit?”
  • Shooting with ND filters for long exposures

Rich and Gerard discuss:
  • The most important features added to Lightroom 5
  • What’s missing from Lightroom and needs to be added
  • When to work in Lightroom vs.  Photoshop
  • How search can be used (and improved)

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

The Easiest Way to Shoot HDR Photography

Join us this week, as we venture out to Great Fall National Park. Have you tried to photograph the beauty of a scene but just can't capture its intensity or range? In this episode, Host Richard Harrington and special guest, Abba Shapiro explore the world of HDR photography. You will learn the benefits for using High Dynamic Range photography to capture all your breathtaking moments.

In this show you will learn:

  • The benefits of High Dynamic Range photography
  • The camera settings needed to achieve HDR photography
  • How to work with moving subjects when capturing HDR images
  • What gear you need to capture HDR Photography
  • The benefits for using a remote shutter release

We will be back with an episode revealing the post process for HDR photography soon.

The Easiest Way to Shoot HDR Photography Republished by Richard Harrington

Posted by: Richard Harrington on Mar 12, 2013 at 6:18:28 am PhotographyPodcast

Photofocus Podcast February 5 with Syl Arena

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Rich is joined by special guest Syl Arena to discuss a range of topics to help photographers of all levels.
Syl Arena is known around the world more for his “colorful” hair or the colorful words and photos he shared in his best-selling Speedliter’s Handbook. Either way, he has a memorable persona.

Discussed on the show:
  • Portrait posing techniques
  •  Working with your subject
  • Lighting on location
  •  Studio work
  • The latest offerings from Canon
  •  Why self-publish and use a blog
  • Syl’s upcoming workshops
  • Favorite shooting places

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Hosted by Rich Harrington and Syl Arena.
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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:03:00 am PhotographyPodcast

Photofocus with Special Guest Frederick Van Johnson

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Photofocus catches up with photographer and podcaster Frederick Van Johnson.
  • Frederick’s start as a combat photographer
  • How companies like Apple and Adobe are evolving to build new tools for photographers
  • Practical advice for getting more eyeballs for your photography
  • Why you need a Pinterest account
  • Why Google+ may be a photographer love-fest, but not good for business
  • Why you want customer testimonials
  • Optimize your images for the web and making them easier to find.
  • Favorite photo apps for smart phones
  • Favorite plugins for photo processing
  • The camera bag you’ll want to get if you fly on planes

Download the episode here…
If you want to try Frederick’s marketing course, he has a bunch of free samples posted. you can check it out here
If you like it, here’s a discount code: PHOTOFOCUS to save $50

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:11:25 am PhotographyPodcast

Joe McNally Shares Great Advice for Photgraphers

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Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne talk about:

  • The new Nikon D600
  • Perfectly Clear Imaging Technology
  • Mosaic View and Archive for Lightroom
  • Plus Rich sits down for one-on-one interview with Joe McNally

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 25, 2012 at 4:03:00 am PhotographyPodcast

New Photofocus Podcast Released

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Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne tackle a variety of photography topics.

  • Report from Skip’s Summer School
  • Looking forward to Photoshop World
  • Lighting essentials
  • The new Icelight
  • Portrait lighting
  • Soft box positioning
  • Shooting manual
  • Proper exposure (under or over)
  • Choosing the right shutter speed
  • Getting access for the best view
  • iPad and Droid apps for Photographers
  • The secret of locked gates and doors
  • Thunderbolt vs. USB3

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:05:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Check Out the New Epsiode of Photofocus

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Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne tackle a variety of photography topics.

  • Packing lightly
  • Gear we can’t live without
  • Stupid things camera makers do
  • Raw tricks and raw time-lapse
  • Mountain Lion review
  • Nike HDR Efex2
  • Digital Film Tools Film Stocks
  • Joining an online photo community

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Aug 5, 2012 at 12:27:32 pm PhotographyPodcast

Photofocus Podcast June 15

Hosts Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne discuss a variety of topics including:
  • Apple Announcements
  • Aperture 3.3
  • Lightroom 4.1
  • Rich's visit to HP
  • Important hardware for upgrading photo editing
  • New lenses from Nikon
  • Olympus point and shoot cameras
  • Smart phone photo shooting
  • Security at malls and airports
  • Travel tips for photographers

Photofocus Podcast June 15 Republished by Richard Harrington

Posted by: Richard Harrington on Jun 15, 2012 at 5:24:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

New Triple Exposure Podcast Episodes

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Have you checked out the new Triple Exposure podcast I am doing with Scott Bourne (@ScottBourne)? The show tackles all sorts of topics related to Time-lapse, High Dynamic Range, and Panoramic photography. It's a totally free show and I hope you check it out.

Free Podcast Feed on iTunes
Triple Exposure iTunes Podcast Feed

Non iTunes
Free Non iTunes Podomatic Page
Non iTunes RSS Feed

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Jun 19, 2011 at 9:01:00 am PhotographyPodcast


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