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!
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.
What a great show we had last night with the one and only godfather of light painting and night photography Mr. Lost AmericaTroy Paiva.
In last night’s show we talked all about Troy’s work — his technique, his gear, his social engineering, his workshops, and lots of other tips on how you can make these sorts of photographs yourself. For a more thorough run down on all of Troy’s tips and techniques be sure to get a copy of his third book “Light Painted Night Photography” on Trey Ratcliff’sFlatbooks store. Also be sure and check out Troy’s work at his website http://lostamerica.com.
Tonight’s Photo Talk Plus is going to be AWESOME!!!! We have none other than the pioneer and godfather of abandoned night photography himself Troy Paiva as our special guest.
Troy has been making amazing light painted night photographs for over two decades. Along the way he’s published three books and published thousands of photgraphs online, including many at his website http://lostamerica.com Troy’s documented the out of the way, abandoned California desert in ways that few others will ever come close to. He regularly holds workshops on his well regarded technique.
Troy has long been a big influence of mine and it’s his distinctive night scenes that have encouraged me to pursue some of this type of work of my own (like this image of a submarine on Mare Island here).
We will also have some interesting stories on this week’s show including the new Canon mirrorless camera, the winner of our Blurb Books / SmugMug photo project giveway, an update on Scott Jarvie’sPhotography Decathlon, a story about a wedding photographer who was threatened by a lawyer with a $300,000 lawsuit, and tips on how to maximize the potential of your photo posts on Google+.
Photo Talk Plus, Episode 30!!!! Wow, we made it to 30 episodes! We had a GREAT show last night on Photo Talk Plus with the one and only Brian Matiash from onOne Software. Brian talked about his role with onOne and we had a great time going through some of his impressive photos on the show as well.
Brian Matiash has a wonderful processing style and I especially enjoyed going through some of his urbex photos and learning more about how and where he made them.
Last night’s stories included, the new G+ iPad app, +Catherine Hall’s new show, changes made to the “Get Started” G+ list for photographers, PHOTIGY’s HDR Processing contest, the new incredibly expensive Cintiq 24 inch HD Touch tablet, and Issue #2 of Exposed – G+ Photography Journal.
Well we had a fantastic show last week interviewing the one and only Chrysta Rae who so many of you know and love on Google+. We talked with Chrysta about her own work as well as her work as one of the great Google+ curators with her wildly popular Scavenger Hunt.
Not only has Chrysta broken G+ is some truly epic ways, she has introduced us to so many great photographers each month with her hunt.
Join us this Wednesday night when our special guest for Episode 30 will be Adobe’s Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty. Tom’s going to talk about what’s new in Lightroom and hopefully what may be in store for the future from the web’s most popular image processing software company.
Lotus Carroll 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.
Well last night we had another great episode of Photo Talk Plus with the one and only Sly Vegas as our special guest. Sly talks 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.
When we started the show we decided that we would limit the number of sponsors that we’d accept to four. All four companies had to be companies that we both naturally enthusiastically used and that we would feel happy supporting and personally endorsing. Adorama is definitely that type of company. I’ve bought lots of gear from Adorama over the years myself and have found them to always have consistent low prices and GREAT customer service. Our other two sponsors SmugMug and Blurb Books equally are companies that both Lotus and I can stand behind and personally endorse.
Many in the photo community know Joel Meisels who has been Adorama’s public face to the photo community for a long time. Joel has been an instrumental advocate for photography in social media working for Adorama and Lotus and I are excited that we’ll get to work with him more now.
Another Adorama great is Helen Oster. Helen actually personally assisted me in getting my Canon 5D Mark II a few years back when I hadn’t been able to get one for months. Helen has provided amazing service to photographers over the years and is great at engaging with social media for the company.
We had a great episode of +Photo Talk Plus last night with the amazing +Catherine Hall. Catherine talks about her own work as a professional photographer as well as her work as a popular host on TWiT Photos and other community projects she’s involved with. We also discuss her iPhone/iPad app +Top Model Release and a number of the top G+ related photography stories this past week.
Joining +Lotus Carroll and I last night were panelists +Chrysta Rae +Keith Barrett +Ricardo Lagos +mel peifer +Jeff Smith
Thanks as always to our show sponsors +Blurb Books and +SmugMug. Be sure and check them out at http://blurb.com and http://smugmug.com.