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’s Flatbooks store. Also be sure and check out Troy’s work at his website http://lostamerica.com.
We also discussed the new Canon mirrorless camera, Scott Jarvie’s upcoming Photography Decathlon, the winner of our SmugMug / Blurb Books photo project contest Jordana Wright, a wedding photographer who is being threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit, the new Epson V700 scanner that I ordered from Adorama yesterday, a photo by Alex Koloskov and lots more!
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 have some wonderful panelists joining Lotus Carroll and I tonight to help interview Troy who also are greats themselves in abandoned photography including Sly Vegas, Scott Frederick, Amy Heiden, Ian Ference, Ricardo Lagos and as always Vidcast Network’s wonderful host Keith Barrett.
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’s Photography 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+.
We had a wonderful time on Wednesday night hanging out with photographer Daniel Milnor. Dan shared with us some of his own personal projects as well as discussed his role in working for Blurb Books – a very interesting interview you won’t want to miss.
Joining Lotus Carroll and myself was an awesome line up of panelists including Athena Carey (live from Austin!), Google Photos’ Dave Cohen Mike Spinak Vivienne Gucwa and Vidcast Network‘s Keith Barrett.
During this episode we talk about Marissa Mayer‘s new job as Yahoo Chief and what that might mean for Flickr, a recent satisfaction study that shows users prefer Google+ over Facebook, Google+’s impressive 43% gain in U.S. unique user traffic per compete.com last month, what is claimed to be the world’s most famous photograph and a photograph that Joel Tjintjelaar spent over 80 hours working on.
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.
Catherine Hall made a guest appearance as well to talk about her new video show coming out Photography Unfiltered. We also had a few extras pop in including the ever present Billy Wilson and his cat Tibby as well as Brian Matiash‘s leading lady Nicole S. Young.
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.
Lotus showed off her awesome new Canon 100mm f/2.8 L series lens (which I also own and LOVE too and shot like crazy shooting macros at the Denver botanical garden) and which you should totally go and buy from Adorama right now here!!!
Join us next week when we interview the incredible Daniel Milnor!!!
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.
In this episode we revisit the The Google+ One Year Anniversary Photowalk and talk about the walks that we went on, including mine in Denver, CO and Lotus’ in Austin, The July Scavenger Hunt, Trey Ratcliff’s Top 5 Tips for photographing people, Colby Brown’s Heart of a Sunflower and Ron Clifford’s post about photographing fireworks.
Thanks as always to our wonderful show sponsors SmugMug, Blurb Books, Drobo and Adorama. Be sure to check these awesome companies out at http://smugmug.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://adorama.com
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
To kick off our new relationship with Adorama, *we will be giving away a $500 Adorama gift card live to one of our viewers on tomorrow night’s show.* Be sure to tune in at 8PM PST when we interview the one and only Sly Vegas. Joining Sly will be panelists Richard Hay kora foto morgana Robin Griggs Wood Jon Armstrong and Keith Barrett.
And the next time you need to buy anything camera related check out http://adorama.com where you will get a great price and great service on whatever you might need.
Well what a great episode we had last night on Photo Talk Plus. Our special guest for this week’s episode is New York City Photographer Vivienne Gucwa. Vivienne talks about her pasion, her work as a full time NYC photographer, her camera and shooting techniques and shares where you can get some of the tastiest noodles in New York City — no joke!
Joining Cohost Lotus Carroll and myself this week are panelists Eric Cheng (from Lytro), Ricardo Lagos (from Google), Photographer Christina Lawrie Vidcast Network’s Keith Barrett (who now has a new tech show that he hosts himself on Vidcast called Tech+ Hangout) Photographer Daniel Enloe and almost Mae Hogan (Mae had a difficult time connecting to the hangout but we are so having her back in a future episode — we may have Mae back in May, just kidding, hopefully next week).
Congratulations to Cameron Siguenza who won a Canon 5D Mark II courtesy of SmugMug during this broadcast. Other topics include the new Lightroom 4, the Canon 5D Mark III, an update on SmugMug’s new Awesomize Camera Awesome and information from Eric Cheng on the new Lytro camera and some upcoming photowalks.
Wow, what a great episode for camera tech episode 13 was for Photo Talk Plus In this episode we talk with the one and only Robert Scoble about the latest trends emerging in camera technology. Topics include the latest and hottest new iPhone Camera App Camera Awesome, the new Lytro lightfield camera, the Canon 5D Mark III, 3D camera technology and more.
Cohost Lotus Carroll joins a knock out group of panelists including Natalie Villalobos from Google+, SmugMug Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Geek Don MacAskill, Camera Labs‘ Editor Gordon Laing, photographer Karen Hutton, and Vidcast Network’s Keith Barrett.