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!
We had another great episode of Photo Talk Plus on Wednesday night with special guest Alan Shapiro. Alan’s a self described “Executive-Level Creative Guy” and he’s an amazing photographer with personality to spare. Check out the video above if you missed the live show this past week.
Thanks so much to our panelists Dave Cohen from Google Photos, Profesional Landscape Photographer Jeffrey Sullivan, G+ Scavenger Hunt Curator Chrysta Rae and Keith Barrett of Vidcast Network @ http://vidcastnetwork.com. It’s been such a pleasure to be able to get groups of photographers together and do these shows.
Fellow host Thomas Hawk and I talked about shooting the North American International Auto Show this week in Detroit on behalf of Ford, which was informative and very shiny! (I like shiny.) See Thomas’s NAIAS Set on Flickr here. Our entire panel weighed in on some interesting news stories including Mike Shaw‘s write up on long exposure photography and the Lee Big Stopper filter, Jeremy Cowart‘s post on a new type of camera from CES, Leodor Selenier‘s post on the photography of Kim Keever, and more.
What a great episode of Photo Talk Plus last night with special guest Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs. I’ve grown to respect Trey a lot over this past year. We are all very complex human beings, but it’s really great when someone so talented and interesting opens themselves up on so many different levels and shares such a wide range of information. I really appreciate how much Trey contributes to the photographic community and admire how personal and open he is about most everything about himself. Check out the video above if you missed the live show last night!
Thanks so much to our panelists Chris Chabot Brian Matiash of OnOne Software (and he gave away a copy of Photo Suite 6 to one of our viewers!), and +Lili Ana, and to our awesome tech-guy Keith Barrett of Vidcast Network @ http://vidcastnetwork.com. It’s been such a pleasure to be able to get groups of photographers together and do these shows. It’s so exciting for fellow host Thomas Hawk and myself when we see people in the chat room and the hangout threads asking questions, and when we hear that others are enjoying this, too!