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Lens Shark Photography Podcast - the latest in DSLR, mirrorless, lenses, photo software, tips, tricks, news, camera technology and drones.

Are you ready for a photography podcast which breaks the mold and will not put you to sleep? Are you ready to actually have fun while learning? Are you ready to learn from an award-winning photojournalist with decades of experience you can benefit from?Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy Sharky's weekly podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

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Episode 21: Is Your Photography Pointless? [LSP #0021]

Welcome to episode 21!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode: Angeline in Paris, France feels like her photography is pointless and wants to know how to find inspiration so she doesn’t lose her interest in photography. She also asks if I plan on doing any photography workshops in Paris…or anywhere else. # # # In the news:An update on the Florida-based company which ignited a social media racial firestorm over the naming of an upcoming set of Photoshop actions and the imagery used to promote it. # # # Did a NASA astronaut break the law while using a clever trick to turn off a city streetlight interfering with his astrophotography? Watch the video here. # # # A growing trend for photographers which could earn you more money, but many men might not be interested in shooting. Watch the story here. # # # An alleged patent troll sues photography websites. Are you at risk? Read the full story here. # # # A photographer gets hit while shooting a race. We tell you why and how to avoid collisions. I share my experiences with getting hit by athletes as well as rodeo stock. (I’ll add some of my rodeo photos here when I look for them.) See the video of the collision toward the end of the video here. # # # Can you use a 323-key keyboard made specifically for Lightroom…or any program? To see their Kickstarter campaign, go here. # # # Remember Peter Lik’s $6.5 Million print sale? The New York Times discovers the shockingly high amount of money he’s made in his career. # # # A USA Today photographer gives us a peek at what it’s like to shoot backstage at the Academy Awards. See the video here. # # # What is China doing to help photographers win what they consider the “Photo Olympics”…the World Press Photo awards. # # # Is printing a photo on a pancake a waste of human ingenuity? See it here. # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 21: Is Your Photography Pointless? [LSP #0021] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

40mins

25 Feb 2015

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BONUS audio Nikon D7200 announcement

This is audio from the video I posted on YouTube.com/LensShark Subscribe to the podcast: http://bit.ly/LensSharkiTunes To order the Nikon D7200: http://www.LensShark.com/Nikon-D7200 This is a seemingly minor upgrade to the D7100, but is still a very nice camera and at a very reasonable price. Some quick specs: 24.2 Megapixel APS-C crop-sensor No OLPF (Optical Low Pass […] The post BONUS audio Nikon D7200 announcement appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

23mins

3 Mar 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 4: ISO…How High Should You Go? [LSP #0004]

The 4th episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Subscribe. The fourth episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon! In this episode, we take an audio question from Bill in Atlanta, GA who wants to know how high of an ISO he can shoot and what H.1, H.2, etc. mean. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 4: ISO…How High Should You Go? [LSP #0004] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

9mins

31 Dec 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 36: Nikon or Fujifilm…Which Would You Choose? [LSP #0036]

Welcome to episode 36!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:01:00 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)? Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card? Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests # # # 00:03:21 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Sergio in Ohio. Sergio has a Nikon D200, but wants to know if he should move up to the Nikon D700 or go mirrorless with the awesome Fujifilm X-T1. # # # 00:12:09 – Adobe’s Dehaze slider in Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW seems to also do wonder with the night’s sky and astrophotography. # # # 00:13:14 – Google gets ready to yank Google+ Photos…what you need to know. # # # 00:14:03 – Flickr brings back the Pro level of membership due to popular demand. # # # 00:15:03 – Canon reports huge losses in the Q2 of 2015. What does this mean for the camera maker? # # # 00:20:30 – Sony’s RX100 IV does an amazing 1000 frames per second and you need to see the video by our friends at MirrorLessons.com. # # # 00:22:11 – LumoPro innovates with a cool flash case called the LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch which doubles as three flash modifiers. # # # 00:23:22 – A Fresno, California photographer is killed as he is hit by a train while doing a photoshoot on the tracks. # # # 00:24:58 – Still shooting film? What you need to know if you’re dropping rolls of film off at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and others for processing. # # # 00:27:38 – Taylor Swift’s rights-grabbing contract gets reworked by the photography industry and Swift accepts the more reasonable contract. Another victory in the war on photography! # # # 00:30:13 – It looks like once again, the government is looking to push through an “Orphan Works” act. What you, as a photographer, needs to know about your diminished copyright should this pass. # # # In Drone News:00:36:19 – A foolish Connecticut man attaches a gun to a drone and flies it causing quite an uproar. You must see the video. # # # 00:38:09 – After quite a few irresponsible drone owners causing firefighting aircraft to be grounded due to safety concerns, California legislators introduce a bill allowing emergency personnel to knock drones out of the sky for their safety. We’re calling on drone manufactures to warn its customers about flying near the scenes of emergencies. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 36: Nikon or Fujifilm…Which Would You Choose? [LSP #0036] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

44mins

30 Jul 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 34: Yet Another Nikon D750 Problem! [LSP #0034]

Welcome to episode 34!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:01:16 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)?Look for our podcast in iTunes. Rate us, review us and if you wouldn’t mind, subscribe! In exchange, I’ll review your portfolio and help you take your photography to the next level. Search for “Lens Shark” in iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, Stitcher, Tune-In, etc. would be fine. But iTunes is deal as it helps us reach more listeners. Listen to the show for details. Thanks! # # # 00:05:07 – This week’s Listener Question comes from NyNy Weber in Southern California and she wants to know what my thoughts are on the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG fisheye lens. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:08:13 – It’s happened again. Yet another problem with the great Nikon D750. Click hereto see if your D750 is one of those affected. # # # 00:11:55 – Does your photography business’ site use Flash? Now might be the time to move to a site utilizing a different technology which is not as exploitable. I think that NOW is the time. Update your Flash here. # # # 00:19:07 – Sony seeks to raise an amazing $6 Billion as demand for its sensors goes through the roof. # # # 00:15:14 – The actress in the “10 Hours in NYC” video in which she was harassed over 100 times, sues the director, an anti-harassment group, YouTube, Google and TGI Fridays over the video which has been viewed over 40 million times. Claiming there was no contract, this is a perfect example of why you need to at very least have a contract as that’s better than none at all. # # # 00:19:07 – Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton does as her husband’s campaign did in 1992 and herds photographers with ropes in a very demeaning way. Check out the pics and video here. # # # 00:19:43 – Portbox seeks to professionalize the pairing of photographers with models by screening them first.  Check them out at Postbox.com # # # 00:21:00 – Sigma announces the 24-35mm f/2 Art lens. # # # 00:22:29 – Yongnuo gets set to release a 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount. # # # 00:23:40 – TheLensPal gets burgled not long after Lens Pro To Go was. # # # 00:25:18 – The European Parliament (mostly) votes to preserver the so-called “Freedom of Panorama”. Find out which major countries aren’t as friendly toward photographers here. # # # 00:26:29 – Affinity Photo official comes out of beta. Will you use this Photoshop alternative? # # # 00:27:39 – LightroomDashboard.com seeks to analyze your Lightroom catalog and give you insights into how you shoot. # # # 00:29:05 – Union Pacific warns photographers against shooting in their railroad tracks as it’s both illegal and dangerous. # # # 00:31:27 – A Canadian photojournalist loses 35 years worth of his life’s work as he was burgled and didn’t have a very solid backup plan. # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 34: Yet Another Nikon D750 Problem! [LSP #0034] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

36mins

21 Jul 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 25: What Wedding Shooters Really Make [LSP #0025]

Welcome to episode 25!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:01:04 – Wedding industry “The Knot” polls wedding shooters and finds out what they really make. # # # 00:07:46 – Another photographer gets plowed into by a horse while shooting a horse race. How can you protect yourself? See it here. # # # 00:10:28 – A Texas Republican introduces a bill which would make it illegal to photograph law enforcement within 25 feet of them. Read more about it here. # # # 00:14:26 – Actress/troublemaker Lindsay Lohan posts a photo on Instagram with some pretty bad Photoshopping…then follows it up with a racial slur. See it here. # # # 00:16:52 – Photoshop experts use version 1.0 from 25 years ago with pretty comical results. See it here. # # # 00:17:25 – Researchers find that posting the “perfect picture” has kept them from enjoying life. # # # 00:20:01 – YouTube introduces 360 degree videos. Can you make use of this? Read about it and see them here. # # # 00:21:30 – Nikon finally ships the MB-D16 battery grip for the Nikon D750…some 6 months after the D750 began shipping. Is Nikon just not the company it used to be?  Buy the Nikon MB-D16 here or get the much cheaper Neewer aftermarket version here. (Affiliate links) # # # 00:22:44 – Camera app Zither seeks to help you better organize your camera’s most important information. Get it here. # # # 00:23:09 – Rollei’s assets are set to be auctioned off in Germany. But why did they have a creepy mannequin? See the photos here. # # # 00:24:05 – Thomas Blanchard creates a stunning time-lapse of flowers blooming with 9,620 RAW images. See it here. # # # 00:25:01 – Photographic jeweler Leica, who makes overpriced cameras for doctors, dentists and other rich guys, survives the transition into the digital world. Read the Wall Street Journal’s article here. # # # In Drone News…00:28:50 – Chinese drone maker DJI is on pace to do $1 Billion in sales in 2015. # # # 00:30:52 – Our YouTube video with an in-depth preview of Nikon’s D7200 reaches nearly 6,000 views. Find it at YouTube.com/LensShark # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 25: What Wedding Shooters Really Make [LSP #0025] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

31mins

22 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 33: Is the Sony a7R II a Game-Changing Camera? [LSP #0033]

Welcome to episode 33!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:01:09 – Sony announces the a7R II and wows people with its specs. Is it a game-changing camera? I get some thoughts from Sony Artisan of Imagery Paul Gero and weigh in my own thoughts on this new body. Buy it here. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:12:23 – Is Flickr’s auto-tagging feature racist? # # # 00:13:11 – Fujifilm releases the X-T10 mirrorless body. Buy it here. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:13:57 – Panasonic releases the Lumix G7 Micro Four Thirds body with 4K Photo feature. Buy it here. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:14:35 – It’s official…the camera class is now officially called “mirrorless”. Why it’s important to pay attention to mirrorless cameras even if you don’t think you’ll ever get one. # # # 00:22:21 – A journalist is confronted by no less than three people at Pier 11 in New York City all because he was using a tripod. Based on my experience as a photojournalist, how I think you should prepare for possible confrontations while out shooting. Watch the video here. # # # 00:27:51 – Electronics giant Samsung UK wants to use an Instagram user’s photo in an ad campaign…but isn’t interested in paying for it and has quite a set of terms they wanted him to agree to. # # # 00:31:21 – The Dallas, Texas Police Department puts out a one page general order instructing officers on how to deal with the public photo/video/audio recording them. But is it enough? # # # 00:34:05 – Apple reduces the price on it’s 15″ Retina MacBook Pro laptops as well as their 5K Retina iMacs. Find out which one I bought and why. (Affiliate links) # # # In Drone News:00:37:18 – A New York man flies his drone over and around a house fire, getting close enough to bother firefighters causing them to try to knock it out of the sky with their hoses. Who was in the wrong? See the video here. # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 33: Is the Sony a7R II a Game-Changing Camera? [LSP #0033] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

43mins

11 Jun 2015

Rank #7

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Episode 16: Canon Rumors Abound! [LSP #0016]

Welcome to episode 16!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:Chris in Ohio wants to know if he should use Photoshop or Lightroom to edit his photos…and why. We answer his question and give him a free alternative (Gimp.org). We gained over 1,000 followers on Instagram in just 2 weeks! Thanks! We’re “LensShark” on Instagram and all social media. Add us and connect with us. In the news:Rumors of Canon’s soon-to-be-announced EOS 5Ds with 50.6 Megapixels. There’s also a rumor of an EOS 5Ds-R model without a low pass filter in it. We mull the specs and give our impression of this rumored camera. We also talk about the rumored Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM lens…and its rumored $3,000 price tag. Do you think that’s too much for a f/4 lens? We couldn’t find a single mirrorless body on the sidelines at Super Bowl XLIX. Are they just not ready for primetime? Will they catch up to the DSLR for sports on that level in 2015? The FAA puts a 30 mile “No Drone Zone” around Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. UAV/Drone “Dos and Don’ts”: KnowBeforeYouFly.org Drone maker DJI forces operators to install a “mandatory” firmware update with sensitive locations mapped out with a no-fly zone. “Humans of New York” project raises $1 Million for a Brooklyn, New York school to help send students to college. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 16: Canon Rumors Abound! [LSP #0016] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

37mins

2 Feb 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 3: My Very First Correction [LSP #0003]

The 3rd episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Subscribe. In this episode, I correct a mistake I made in Episode 1 by not mentioning when it actually IS a good time to use a UV filter (glass of course). Remember, friends don’t let friends use plastic filters™. My good friend Paul Gero, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and top wedding photographer in Ladera Ranch, CA, reminded me after listening to that episode that there are some occasions when protecting that front element with a filter is a good idea. Paul shoots a lot at the beach and while glass is made of sand, you do not want sand scratching your lens. As a photojournalist, there were occasions when I had to go shoot a fire and slapped on a QUALITY glass UV filter to protect the front element of my lens from burning embers and other debris flying around. The risk of reducing contrast and the risk of lens flare was a better than having to deal with possible lens damage. Thank you Paul for pointing this out and keeping me on my toes. Check out Paul’s blog here:http://paulfgeroblog.com/blog/ For those listening before the end of 2014, if you purchase the 12-month plan for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan, you’ll receive a $30 Amazon credit. That’s awesome. That’s kinda like getting 3 months of your subscription for free. The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is just $9.99/month and you get Photoshop CC as well as Lightroom 5 along with all the updates so long as you’re a member. Even if you see this in 2015, consider signing up for this plan. Having all the power of Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for just $9.99/month is awesome. As a photographer, these are extremely useful tools. Lightroom 5 alone is an amazing time saver and time equal money and/or more time with your family. If you order through this link, we get a tiny commission and it’s a great way of helping us keep the podcast and this site going. Thank you. Amazon link for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan In this episode we take an audio question from John in Illinois who wants to know how Depth-of-Field (DoF) works and why the backgrounds behind subjects in photos are more out-of-focus the further away they are. We also discuss how to properly pronounce “Bokeh” and what it is. We thank Martin Bailey from the Martin Bailey Photography Podcast for teaching me how to correctly pronounce this often mispronounced word. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 3: My Very First Correction [LSP #0003] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

13mins

29 Dec 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 17: Lots and Lots of News! [LSP #0017]

Welcome to episode 17!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:Our YouTube channel has launched. Check out YouTube.com/LensShark for a video preview of the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R which was just announced. Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R bodiesThe rumors were true. We cover these beastly 50.6 Megapixel, 5 fps camera bodies. But can Canon’s current crop of lenses resolve that much resolution? We discuss who a camera like this is really designed for. Available to order on Amazon.com (affiliate link) Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM lensIs this lens worth its $3,000 price tag? Is this too much for a f/4 lens? Available to order on Amazon.com (affiliate link). Venezuelan state television makes a major photo faux pasThey probably didn’t choose the best subject to promote tourism to its country in retrospect. Film maker Ilford finds a resurgence in film useWhat’s up with younger generations discovering film. Fujifilm announces the XM-FL 24mm f/8 pancake lens with built-in filtersIt has 3 filters, but one of them is basically a lens cap? Is Nikon getting ready to release a D810 designed specifically for astrophotography?Would you buy a genre-specific body like this? Olympus announces the OM-D E-M5 II 16 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera which can produce 40 Megapixel images using sensor-shift technologyGrab your tripod if you want those 40 Megapixels! We tell you why. Available to order on Amazon.com (affiliate link). Pentax to release a K-mount full-frame DSLRIt’s said to be available by the end of 2015. Pentax releases 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lensesAre you interested in these lenses? Wundershine to release Makerframe with built-in thermal printerIt seems like most people don’t use their digital photo frames. Is anyone going to want to print photos out of a frame? Rooftopping photographer and two others arrested on roof in TorontoIs it ok to break locks to access a rooftop you want to shoot photos on? Photos of Apple’s “Photos” app reveals a clearly consumer appWith Aperture being discontinued, is now the time to finally switch to Lightroom? Samsung announces the NX500 shoots 4K video and is only $800Is this the 4K camera for you? Available for pre-order now on Amazon.com (affiliate link). Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 17: Lots and Lots of News! [LSP #0017] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

28mins

8 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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BONUS audio Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R announcement

Subscribe to the podcast: http://bit.ly/LensSharkiTunes BONUS audio from a video I uploaded on this at: YouTube.com/LensShark Canon just announced two 50.6 Megapixel DSLRs named the 5Ds and 5DsR. The latter features a Low Pass Cancellation Filter. Order them here. These behemoths in the megapixel arena are clearly aimed toward portrait, fashion, landscape and architectural/real estate […] The post BONUS audio Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R announcement appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

20mins

7 Feb 2015

Rank #11

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Episode 12: Seriously Nikon? Seriously? [LSP #0012]

Welcome to episode 12!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:We talk about Nikon’s quiet factory recall of the D750, which while a wonderful camera (and our pick for DSLR of the Year 2014), has been plagued with a light leak/flare issue. I read the email I got from Amazon.com regarding the D750 problem and read info from Nikon’s site with a message to wait for a forthcoming announcement at the end of January. We discuss whether or not Nikon should give everyone a new D750 rather than fix their D750 with issues while others get brand new cameras in the supply chain. We also talk about how this issue and the oil spot issues with the D600 and D800 have tarnished Nikon’s image and what that means for them in this highly competitive market with increased competition in the mirrorless market. We talk about my experience shooting the Utah state high school football championship…with the $550 Sony a6000 and how it performed. And how the Sony A7s did shooting action. In the news:Nikon announces a 300mm f/4E PF ED VR as well as a 55-200m f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II. We talk about the merits of these lenses. We discuss Yongnuo entering the lens game with a near clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8, it’s price and it’s surprising performance. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 12: Seriously Nikon? Seriously? [LSP #0012] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

27mins

17 Jan 2015

Rank #12

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Episode 35: What The Heck Is Nikon Up To? [LSP #0035]

Welcome to episode 35!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:00:53 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)?Look for our podcast in iTunes. Rate us, review us and if you wouldn’t mind, subscribe! In exchange, I’ll review your portfolio and help you take your photography to the next level. Search for “Lens Shark” in iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, Stitcher, Tune-In, etc. would be fine. But iTunes is deal as it helps us reach more listeners. Listen to the show for details. Thanks! # # # 00:02:47 – Nikon reportedly sends out a Maintenance Service Initiative letter to 4,300 D800 owners, 100 D700 owners and 100 D7100 users offering to have a look at them, clean them and make any necessary repairs for free and pick up the shipping costs. What the heck is Nikon up to? # # # 00:04:20 – Canon releases the 430EX III-RT Speedlite with radio wireless technology. # # # 00:05:13 – A Canadian newspaper protests a rights grabbing contract by sending an illustrator to a Foo Fighters concert rather than a photographer. # # # 00:07:47 – DxOMark ranks the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R lower the Nikon D810 and the Sony a7R. # # # 00:09:32 – It’s happened again. Yet another photographer collides with a cyclist. See the photos and video here. # # # 00:11:50 – Kickstarter project GNARBOX seeks to back up your photos and videos in the field while giving you an easy way to edit your photos without a computer and get them on social media quickly. # # # 00:13:50 – Photographic zombie Photoflex seems to have come back to life thanks to PromarkBRANDS. # # # 00:15:27 – Nikon releases three great new lenses: the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F/2.8-4E ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. (Affiliate links) # # # 00:20:39 – Panasonic releases the Lumix GX8 micro four-thirds with 20.3 Megapixels, dual image stabilization, 4K video and more. (Affiliate link) # # # In Drone News:00:22:30 – Things get out of control as emergency personnel are forced to ground their firefighting aircraft as irresponsible drone owners violate their airspace and cause wildfires to increase in size. # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 35: What The Heck Is Nikon Up To? [LSP #0035] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

29mins

22 Jul 2015

Rank #13

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Episode 5: A Circular What Now?!!! [LSP #0005]

The 5th episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Subscribe. In this episode, we take another audio question from Jessica in New York City who wants to know which circular polarizer to get. We also go into what a circular polarizer is as well as when and how to use one. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 5: A Circular What Now?!!! [LSP #0005] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

10mins

1 Jan 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 11: Nikon King of the Underwhelming Updates [LSP #0011]

Welcome to episode 11!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. Judy from Washington state wants to know our thoughts on Nikon’s D5500 announcementShould you upgrade from your D5300? Listen and find out! Also, get our thoughts on our beloved Nikon and the lack of innovation coming out them. In the news:Photography products manufacturer Gary Fong, maker of the Lightsphere, loses his home to a fire. Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduces the “Ansel Adams Act” which seeks to keep shooting in national parks free. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 11: Nikon King of the Underwhelming Updates [LSP #0011] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

14mins

13 Jan 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 24: A Victory in the War on Photography [LSP #0024]

Welcome to episode 24!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:00:01:21 – A U.S. Navy veteran catches flack for photographing a solider cradling his 8-day-old baby using the U.S. flag. Read more about it here. # # # 00:04:53 – Is Canon getting ready to update its amazing 50mm f/1.2L lens? Get the current one here. (affiliate link) # # # 00:05:48 – Los Angeles County agrees to pay three photographers $50,000 and train its deputies that photography is not a crime. # # # 00:09:47 – Eye-Fi releases what it’s calling “The most powerful wireless SD card ever”. Buy it here. (affiliate link) # # # 00:10:48 – People are up in arms over The New York Times excluding former U.S. President George W. Bush in a front page photo of President Obama and thousands of others marching in Selma, Alabama to commemorate a famous march in the civil rights movement 50 years earlier. See the photo here. # # # 00:24:46 – A Vogue magazine editor/princess humiliates a 65-year-old homeless woman in Paris, France by posting a photo to Instagram. See the photo here. # # # 00:27:19 – Bloomberg Politics apologizes after putting Hillary Clinton’s head from one photo on her body from another photo and blames this dodgy Photoshop job on being rushed. Then TIME magazine seemingly adds horns to her by mistake (or was it on purpose?). See the photos here. # # # 00:29:34 – An apartment complex near Orlando, Florida forced tenants to sign a contract with a social media addendum in which they agreed to pay a $10,000 fine if they talked negatively about the complex and its owners. Additionally, the contract transferred rights of any photo taken by residents on the property to the complex. # # # 00:32:28 – Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and producer Jay Sidrish are held accountable for the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones died after being struck by a train on tracks during filming for the movie. # # # In Drone News…00:35:53 – The 23-year-old woman who attacked a 17-year-old drone operator because she thought he was a pervert and shooting video of women in their bikinis on a beach, may have the charges dropped. Watch the video of the attack here. (Warning: bad language) # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 24: A Victory in the War on Photography [LSP #0024] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

38mins

19 Mar 2015

Rank #16

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Episode 6: New Year…new career? [LSP #0006]

The 6th episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Subscribe. In this episode, John from Oklahoma writes in with this question:“I’m considering giving up my career and going full-time with my photography, but I’m a little bit scared about doing so. What sort of things should I consider before making the jump and going pro?” We answer his question by giving him solid advice on the things he needs to think about when considering whether or not he should leave his job and do photography full-time. If you’ve been thinking about doing photography as a career, you won’t want to miss this. We discuss ideas for expanding your photography business and finding clients in a way most people seemingly forget. We talk about the decline of the portrait studio and the rise of the home studio. Amazon affiliate link for Gary Fong’s book called “So You Want To Be A Rockstar Photographer” We also take this question from Maggie in Florida:“I heard it’s very important to be careful when moving your camera in and out of weather conditions such as moving it from a hot, humid environment such as here in Florida into a cold, air conditioned apartment or house. What do I need to know about keeping my camera safe? I heard that mold can grow inside your lenses and I’m a bit concerned about that.” We answer Maggie’s questions giving her a surefire way to make sure this does not happen! We also give advice on where to buy used gear and significantly reduce the chances that it has mold in it. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 6: New Year…new career? [LSP #0006] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

19mins

2 Jan 2015

Rank #17

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Episode 9: Gray snow…is better than yellow snow! [LSP #0009]

The 9th episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Subscribe. Chris from Ohio wonders why the snow in his photos look gray.We tell Chris why it is that his snow photos are looking gray, how to make that snow white again while you’re shooting and give tips on how to shoot better snow photos and stack the deck in your favor. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 9: Gray snow…is better than yellow snow! [LSP #0009] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

16mins

5 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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Episode 30: Lightroom 6 Wah Wahhh [LSP #0030]

Welcome to episode 30!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. In this episode:Your host is featured along with 9 other sports shooters who dare to use mirrorless systems on the job. Check it out the MirrorLessons.com piece here:http://bit.ly/MLsports 00:02:06 – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6/Creative Cloud is released and it’s mostly seen as being a big yawn by the photographic community. Get it here. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:05:00 – Is Nikon actually working on a full-frame mirrorless camera system…and will that help to keep Nikon relevant? # # # 00:08:07 – A Baltimore photojournalist is beaten by police and another is arrested during the riots. How is it that police can’t tell the difference between a photographer and a protestor? See the video and pics here. # # # 00:10:36 – The war on photography continues as a California woman records video of law enforcement activity and they overreact. Watch the video here. # # # 00:12:56 – Yongnuo releases its 35mm f/2 lens for the Canon EF mount which is significantly cheaper than Canon’s. Here’s Canon’s version. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:14:36 – A popular viral blog allegedly uses a photographer’s photo within a month of being sued for copyright infringement by another photographer. # # # 00:16:21 – American Photo magazine ceases publication. # # # 00:17:33 – A group participating in a photography workshop gets arrested, then deported from Indonesia. # # # 00:19:31 – Sony updates its 24-70 mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8 A-mount lenses with 4 times the autofocus tracking speed. Get the 24-70mm f/2.8 here. and the 16-35mm f/2.8 here. (Affiliate links) # # # 00:21:59 – Nikon and Sigma settle their patent infringement suit. Nikon alleged that Sigma had violated their patent for its Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. # # # 00:23:54 – Nikon announces an upcoming firmware update for its flagship body, the D4s, which adds additional functionality. # # # 00:25:04 – Pentax releases its 24.35 megapixel K-3 Mark II with a technology that produces a highly detailed image, has an astrotracker and more. Get it here. (Affiliate link) # # # 00:29:10 – Presets and actions maker VCSO raises an additional $30 Million (USD) in funding. # # # 00:29:54 – Zeiss releases its first full-frame autofocus lenses with an OLED scale on them for the Sony E-mount. They are an 85mm f/1.8 and a 25mm f/2. # # # In Drone News:00:31:24 – A photographer sprints down the beach, makes his way down some large rocks and catches his DJI Phantom drone JUST in time to save it from hitting the ocean. # # # Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 30: Lightroom 6 Wah Wahhh [LSP #0030] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

33mins

7 May 2015

Rank #19

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Episode 10: We’re in double digits! [LSP #0010]

The 10th episode in a 10 day podcasting marathon!  Yes!  Now on to a twice a week schedule!  Subscribe! Abbie from England asks about whether she should shoot RAW or JPGWe go over the pros or cons based on my experience over the years in why you should shoot JPG…and why you should shoot RAW. We talk about the great deal of control you have with RAW and the limitations placed on you by shooting JPG. Announcement:Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure. Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s! Listener questions needed:Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show. Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media. ###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ### Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LensShark/ Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/LensShark/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/LensShark/ Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/LensShark/ The post Episode 10: We’re in double digits! [LSP #0010] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

20mins

7 Jan 2015

Rank #20