Thomas Hawk and I had a great time this past Wednesday with panelists Chris Chabot, Jan Kabili, Joe Azure, Karen Hutton, Keith Barrett, and our special guest Tom Hogarty, Adobe Lightroom Product Manager.
We discussed news stories, including 20 Pro Tips for Photographers on Google+ (http://goo.gl/2tLsx), the new Android Powered Nikon, and hidden view counts for your photos on Google+ (hint: you have to go to Picasa).
Tom gave us some cool demos in LR4 and answered questions for us about everyone’s favorite photo editing program. If you’re not using Lighroom 4, well, you should be.
After you watch the show, enter our contest to win one of two copies of Lightroom 4 from Adobe (each will come with a free copy of Trey Ratcliff‘s new and amazing LR4 Presets!). To enter all you need to do is make a post on Google+ and tell us either: your favorite feature we discussed on the show, make a feature request, or talk about how you will use LR4 if you win it. You must include the hashtag #LightroomPlus in your post. You have until next Wednesday when we’ll pick the two best and announce those winners on our show that day at 8PM Pacific.
Congratulations to Billy Wilson, who won a copy of LR4 and Trey’s presets live on the show, courtesy of SmugMug (who also threw in a free year of their Pro Service) because they are one of our fantastic sponsors, who are also well integrated with Lightroom. We love them!
If you missed it last week live, watch it here now! Thomas Hawk and I were joined by our lovely and talented special guest, Kelli Seeger Kim as well as panelists Anna Nguyen, Jeff Moreau, Mark Rodriguez, Timothy Jordan, and Milena Ilieva. (Keith Barrett was feeling sick, but he still broadcasted for us, even though he couldn’t panel – he is always awesome!)
We discussed several stories including new Google+ features (vanity URLS, slideshows, album downloads), the release of the new Canon 6D, new photo sharing site Medium, and the Portland Press Herald stealing a woman’s flickr photos and then paying her for them when caught (and more). Afterwards, we interviewed Kelli Seeger Kim, learning more about her photography and getting to look at it up close, discover what drives her passion and what she’s planning for the future.
Thank you so much to our amazing sponsors who support the show and the photography community. Check em’ out! SmugMug http://smugmug.com, Blurb Books http://blurb.com, Adorama http://adorama.com, and Drobo http://drobo.com
And make sure you tune into http://vidcastnetwork.com tomorrow night at 8PM Pacific when our special guest will be Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty! We’ll be talking about Lightroom 4 and you’ll even have the chance to win one of two free copies to be given away, as well as a chance to win Trey Ratcliff‘s amazing new Lightroom 4 presets, available here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ Watch the show to find out how. See you there tomorrow night!
Cohost Thomas Hawk and I had a GREAT time last night interviewing the wonderful Tamara Pruessner. Some of you know Tamara through her photo work on Google+ as well as her work as one of the hosts on the photography video show Life Through the Lens. Tamara talked about her photography work as a storm chaser, her work with flowers and her future plans in the upcoming year, including work on the Google+ Mentorship Program.
Last night’s topics included the Google+ “Get Started List” (I think we all agreed that Scott Jarvie should be added to it), how Meagan Kunert ruined her career, Louis Gray’s post “Pictures or it Didn’t Happen,” and a few new Google+ enhancements added yesterday.
Episode 26 of Photo Talk Plus with the one and only Sly Vegas as our special guest was fantastic! Sly talked about how as a recent newcomer to photography he has been able to advance the skills that are necessary to begin working as a professional photographer and getting paid for his work.
In addition to giving away a $500 Adorama Gift Card (congratulations are in order to Cameron Siguenza!) we discussed the new MacBook Pro announced last week (mine’s on order!), the difference between CF and SD camera cards, upcoming photowalks including one in San Francisco this Sunday, the planning for a second G+ photo trip to Death Valley, and 65 photowalks now scheduled for June 30th for the 1 year Google+ Anniversary. We also talked about Jay Patel’s post about how photos from the iPhone will impact the photography business.
Thanks to everyone who watched live last night and who support the show in the Vidcast Network chat room!
Thanks as always to our fantastic and supportive sponsors Adorama, Blurb Books and SmugMug! Be sure and follow them all on Google+ and check them all out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com and http://smugmug.com
Be sure and tune in next week when we interview the one and only Patrick Di Fruscia!
We had a super great show with Catherine Hall as the special interview guest! Joining cohost Thomas Hawk and myself were wonderful panelists Ricardo Lagos, Chrysta Rae, Jeff Smith, Mel Piefer, and Keith Barrett of Vidcast Network.
During the show we talked about Venus crossing the sun, the Charity Print Sale to raise money for Lee Daniels, Scott Jarvie’s Photo Decathlon, Drink And Click™ Photowalks, and Circle Sharing on Google+. We also interviewed Catherine and learned more about her job as cohost on TWiT Photo as well as her own life and professional photography work. You can find Catherine on Google+ as well as her website, Catherine Hall Studios.
Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, SmugMug who continue to be the best place to sell your photos online, and Blurb the best way to make books. Right now, Blurb is offering a special deal to all our viewers! Valid through June 30th, use the code PHOTOTALK good for 20% savings* Yay!
*Offer valid through June 30, 2012 11:59 p.m. (local time). A 20% discount is applied toward your product total. Maximum discount is USD $150, GBP £75, EUR €100, CAD $150, or AUD $150 off product total. Valid for printed books only. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.
We had a great time hanging out last night for Episode 24 of Photo Talk Plus. Our special guest was Petra Cross who is an amazing and talented photographer (and Googler too!). The show is in two parts because we lost audio at one point. This first half is of last night’s news stories and the second part focuses on an interview with Petra about her amazing work.
Thanks to my cohost Thomas Hawk, and our wonderful lineup of panelists from last night including Mark Esguerra Keith Barrett Juan Gonzalez Ivan Makarov Shannon S. Myers and Julie Jamieson. Thank you also to everyone who watched live and contributed to the vibrant chat room conversation during the show. We appreciate the support!
Episode 22 of Photo Talk Plus is available to view on YouTube. Cohost Thomas Hawk and I had a great time interviewing Joe Azure, who is an all around great photographer and has taken amazing and iconic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. He shared his experiences and advice with us about shooting the bridge, as well as other scenes and long exposure photography with filters. Joe and our other wonderful panelists: Vincent Mo of Google Photos, Brad Sloan, Vivienne Gucwa, Suzanne Haggerty and Keith Barrett of Vidcast Network discussed a variety of topics including the new Google+ iPhone app, the NEX 7, and the top photos of the previous week.
Thanks, as always, to our sponsors SmugMug and Blurb Books, who make the show possible. Join us next Wednesday, live at 8PM Pacific at http://vidcastnetwork.com, for another episode with special guest Mike Shaw!
If you missed this episode with special guest Nicole S Young, you can watch it here easily. Nicole is a successful professional photographer who makes a decent income doing food / stock photography. She gave many tips and insight into doing this kind of work. You can view all her books by clicking here.
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