Photo Talk Plus, EP34 with Special Guest Mike Spinak
Thomas Hawk and I were joined by special guest Mike Spinak on this fabulous episode of Photo Talk Plus. Mike is a nature and landscape photographer who also enjoys capturing real moments in the lives of friends and family – natural portraiture. The three of us along with panelists Barry Blanchard, Patricia Davidson, Vivienne Gucwa and Keith Barrett discussed various stories including Trey Ratcliff‘s new Lightroom 4 Presets, removal of black bars from photos in the Google+ stream, the first color image of Mars, the hacking of Mat Honan including permanent loss of the first year of photos of his daughter, and more.
During the second half of the show we got in-depth with Mike about his photographic journey (including his love interest and dark room experience), processing strategies, and projects that he’s working on currently and has planned for the future, as well as viewing some of his beautiful work. Mike’s book “Growing Up Humming” is available soon and if you place a preorder you will be eligible to receive 20% off the eBook (send a message via the contact form on naturography.com).
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