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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your source of photography inspiration, education, information, and entertainment.Each month we cover inspiration, technique, mirrorless photography, Q&A, gear, and other photography-related topics - all in one feed.PPN is run by experienced photographers:Marco Larousse (founder, chief editor, producer and show host)Scott Bourne (founder and show host)You can get more information at www.PPN.fmThank you for subscribing and listening! :)

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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your source of photography inspiration, education, information, and entertainment.Each month we cover inspiration, technique, mirrorless photography, Q&A, gear, and other photography-related topics - all in one feed.PPN is run by experienced photographers:Marco Larousse (founder, chief editor, producer and show host)Scott Bourne (founder and show host)You can get more information at www.PPN.fmThank you for subscribing and listening! :)

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
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Great show

By Bryhudso - Apr 02 2018
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This is a good show! Too bad Scott Bourne bailed. But that is his pattern...in, then out.

An Easy Way to Improve Your Photography

By Wevjnsvunvsr - Dec 12 2017
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I always learn something listening to this show.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
3
2
1
2

Great show

By Bryhudso - Apr 02 2018
Read more
This is a good show! Too bad Scott Bourne bailed. But that is his pattern...in, then out.

An Easy Way to Improve Your Photography

By Wevjnsvunvsr - Dec 12 2017
Read more
I always learn something listening to this show.
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PPN - Photo Podcast Network

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #5 in Visual Arts category

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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your source of photography inspiration, education, information, and entertainment.Each month we cover inspiration, technique, mirrorless photography, Q&A, gear, and other photography-related topics - all in one feed.PPN is run by experienced photographers:Marco Larousse (founder, chief editor, producer and show host)Scott Bourne (founder and show host)You can get more information at www.PPN.fmThank you for subscribing and listening! :)

Rank #1: Q&A #23 | PPN | How to deal with mixed light situations and the impact of lens diffraction on image quality

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How can you deal with mixed lighting situations in a location and avoid different color casts in your images? What is lens diffraction, when does it occur, and should you even worry about it? And an alternative to Photomechanics for quickly sorting through your images.

This episode is sponsored by:

COSYSPEED - The fastest camera bags in the world.

http://bit.ly/STREETOMATIC

Skylum Luminar - The cutting edge photo editor

http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3

Here are the questions that Marco answers in this episode:

  1. Hi Marco, I have been shooting my first events and weddings this year. I shoot in color and often with a flash. Most of the time the color and white balance on the subject is pretty spot on, but the background with artificial room light is sometimes completely off and looks distracting. How can I get more consistent results throughout the frame?

Question from: Helen, Portland, Oregon

Gear discussed in this question:

Rogue Gels Filter Kit (Set of 20):

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2ZuHmnv

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2T5A5bs

MagMod Professional Flash Kit:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2ZISYUd

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2MF2unx

App with info for Gel Color Filters: 

Lee Swatch for iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id882232668

Lee Swatch for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leefilters.com

  1. Hi Marco, when shooting landscapes in bright conditions, I usually step down my wide-angle lenses really far for a maximum depth of field. For example, the Fujifilm wide-angle lenses go down to f/22. However, I've heard of a quality impairing effect called diffraction which sets in at small apertures. What is this? Should I use f/22 at all? If not, what is your recommendation for landscapes and what is the purpose of f/22 on a lens?

Question from: Peter, near Koblenz, Germany

Links for this question:

Lens Diffraction & Photography explained by Cambridge Color: https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm

What is Lens Diffraction by Expert Photography: https://expertphotography.com/lens-diffraction/

Update regarding PPN Q&A #14 - Topic: Photomechanic

Hi Marco. I very much enjoyed this episode, which was full of good, real-life advice on interesting topics. I have an additional suggestion for the question on workflow from Victor, in Dayton, Ohio. I do a lot of amateur wildlife and sports event photography, and even a full day’s street shooting can generate hundreds of images to review. I have tried Photo Mechanic on a month’s free offer, but I also tried the Faststone Image Viewer, which is free for amateur or educational use.

Photo Mechanic does a range of extra things as you described in the show, but Faststone works in the same way by showing just the embedded jpeg extremely quickly and letting you move or copy the good images for later ingestion by your raw processor, and for my purposes this meant I could save the £170 cost of Photo Mechanic. One tip common to both programs: the embedded jpegs aren’t very large files, so although they are both great for a quick scan to weed out poorly composed and exposed shots, I find critical sharpness needs checking in the full raw file, so only use them to chuck out obviously unsharp images. I hope that’s useful, especially for non-professional listeners.

Update from: Mark, UK

Link to Faststone Image Viewer (only for Windows): https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software:

Link: http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts

Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast

Aug 07 2019
28 mins
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Rank #2: We Shoot Mirrorless #18 | PPN | Fuji X-T3, Canon EOS R, Panasonic LX100 II, Leica, Apple, COSYSPEED, and more

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The new Fuji X-T3, Canon EOS R, Panasonic LX100 II, Leica M10-P, Apple iPhones, and COSYSPEED PHONESLINGER are some of the topics that Marco and Angela discuss on episode #18 of the “We Shoot Mirrorless” podcast for September 2018.

This show is sponsored by:

COSYSPEED - PHONESLINGER The fastest camera bags in the world.

https://bit.ly/2OEy6aS

and

Portfoliobox.net - Everything you need to create a professional website.

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and

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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Marco invited mirrorless camera expert Angela Nicholson co-founder of CameraJabber.com to the show.

Mirrorless news of the month:

  • The Fuji X-T3 is the latest upgrade to the popular X-T line. While the outer appearance of the camera is very similar to that of the previous version X-T2, under the hood there are a lot of speed and usability improvements that could make this 26MP APS-C camera even more popular than the previous version.

Fuji X-T3:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pmdfOP

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2xxGstM

  • Canon announced their first full frame mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R. Just two weeks after the announcement of the Nikon Z cameras, Canon followed with their mirrorless flagship camera that and the new RF mount. The camera has a 30.3 CMOS sensor with Digic 8 processor and dual pixel AF with 5.655 selectable AF points and a very good low light AF performance. Our friends at Camera Jabber wrote their first hands-on review and were impressed with the AF performance: https://camerajabber.com/canon-eos-r-review/

Canon EOS R

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OCxHWv

Canon has also announced 4 new lenses for the RF mount as well as three different EF-RF lens adapters:

RF 28-70mm F2L USM Lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pmf7XR

RF 50mm F1.2L USM Lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OC6kMp

RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM Lens:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pmfh1p

RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OE2rXa

Canon EF-EOS R adapters:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pkzkNB

  • Panasonic has updated their popular fixed zoom LX100 camera with the new LX100 II. The unique multi aspect ratio 4/3 sensor together with the excellent Leica Vario-Summilux lens (with an EFV of 24-75mm at f1.8-2.8) and leaf shutter make this a silent compact camera that is ideal for travel and street photography. The external control dials for aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation add to the usability concept of this camera. The only thing that we would have liked to see is a tilt LCD to complete this concept.

Panasonic LX-100 II

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OCGM1D

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2NX8J6Y

  • Leica has added the M10-P to their M10 lineup. The new camera has a touch LCD, the quietest shutter of all M cameras and a few optical changes like the missing red dot.

Leica M10-P

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pszu5L

  • Apple has released 3 new iPhone models with faster processors and a lot of computational photography magic under the hood. You will be able to change the DOF aperture appearance from f1.4 - f16 in post processing and Marco will soon put this to the test. https://www.apple.com/iphone/

  • With the increasing popularity, our sponsor COSYSPEED has started the PHONESLINGER mobile phone bag Indigogo campaign. The new PHONESLINGER bag series offers different bags for different purposes. The PHONESLINGER Power, for example, has an integrated Qi-Wireless charger to recharge your phone wirelessly when it’s in the bag. And the PHONESLINGER Prime holds your Smartphone and up to 4 smartphone lenses. There is also a PHONESLINGER Outdoor that is a rugged safe place for your phone when you’re out in nature. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/phoneslinger-smartphone-photography-bags/reft/6851596/012

COSYSPEED Indigogo link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/phoneslinger-smartphone-photography-bags/reft/6851596/012

Mirrorless question of the month:

With the increasing popularity of Mirrorless, and the expanding availability of native glass for them, do you think DSLRs (as they are today) will be obsoleted in the next year or two? Or do you think they will stick around for longer?

Question by: Jason from California, USA

  • We have a PPN Photo Podcast Network group at Flickr (click link) that is open to our listeners and photos taken with all mirrorless camera brands. If you want to join just let us know through the "request invitation" button on the group and drop us a quick line there. We'll add you to the group then. And please ask for the invite via the web browser and not via the Flickr App. The invite process via the app has not been working reliably. You can also submit an image using the Instagram hashtag #WeShootMirrorless

Links to Angela Nicholson:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angenicholson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angenicholsonmedia/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Links to Camera Jabber:

Web: CameraJabber.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camerajabber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/camerajabber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerajabber/

Links to SheClicks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheclicksnet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheclicksnet

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheclicksnet/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 2018 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their workflow.

Sep 21 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #3: We Shoot Mirrorless #23 | PPN | Fuji X-T30, Canon EOS RP, Sony a6400, Lumix S1, Olympus E-M1X, DJI Osmo Pocket, and more

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This show is loaded with mirrorless news and hands-on experience with some of the new cameras. For this show, Marco has invited back his friend, journalist, and reviewer of cameras and photographic equipment Angela Nicholson.

This show is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar3 - The cutting edge photo editor

http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3

and

COSYSPEED - The fastest camera bags in the world.

http://bit.ly/Streetomatic

Fuji X-T30 - Fuji has introduced the replacement for the X-T20. The new X-T30 gains some features of the top of the line X-T3, like the 26.1 MP BSI sensor, the AF-joystick, and a faster AF. But some features as lacking from the big brother like the second SD-card slot, the high res EVF, and the dedicated ISO dial. Angela has used the camera and shares her experience with it.

Fuji X-T30

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IpXtPa

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2NnJPLr

Fuji announced the XF 16mm f2.8 lens. This lens is a much smaller and lighter version of the XF 16mm f1.4 lens. Its built quality is similar to the XF23, 35, and 50mm f2 range of lenses and at about 40% of the weight and 40% of the price of the XF 16mm f1.4 this lens may be worth a second look if you like to add a classic 24mm field of view lens to your bag.

Fuji XF 16mm f2.8 R WR lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IoZb36

Fuji has also announced the GF 100-200mm f5.6 LM OIS WR tele-zoom lens for the Fuji GFX medium format camera. This lens will yield an EFV of 80-160mm in FF terms.

Fuji GF 100-200mm f5.6 R LM OIS WR

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IoleXO

In April, Fuji will offer a FW update for the X-T3. FW 3.0 will improve the AF speed and face & eye-detection accuracy. A new face-select AF option, when you have multiple faces in the screen, will also be added.

Panasonic has released the final specs of the Lumix S1 and S1R full frame cameras. Marco has used a pre-production review unit of the S1R for a couple of days and shares the specs and some info on the usability and purpose of this camera.

Panasonic Lumix S1

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Ip0pLK

Panasonic Lumix S1R

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IoT9zJ

To go along with the new Lumix S1 cameras, Panasonic has also released three new lenses for the new L-mount. The S PRO 50mm f1.4, the S 24-105mm f4 Macro O.I.S., and the S PRO 70-200 f4 O.I.S. lens. Each lens fills an interesting niche in terms of focal length, weight, features, and price.

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f1.4 lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2InALHr

Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f4 Macro O.I.S. lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IqOopm

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 O.I.S. lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Ip0FdG

Canon has countered the trend of making new mirrorless full frame cameras larger and introduced the compact entry-level EOS RP with a 26 MP sensor.

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Ir5Rho

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Vdcbux

And Canon will bring out these 6 new RF-mount lenses in 2019:

RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS

RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM (super compact!)

RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

Angela shares her hands-on experience with the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera and for whom this camera has actually been made.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2CEmWhH

Sony has announced the a6400 APS-C that replaces the a6300. The compact 24 MP camera has been pimped with a processor and AF system that Sony claims is the world’s fastest autofocus. And with the speed, they have also added real-time eye AF and real-time tracking. This APS-C camera sounds like the cropped version of an a9, but we are wondering if the rangefinder style shape is really appealing for whom this speedy APS-C camera is targeted at?

Sony a6400 camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IDRpmr

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2SeBF8D

Angela has tried and then bought the DJI Osmo Pocket camera with its built-in gimbal and 12MP photo and 4k60p video at 100Mbps feature.

DJI Osmo Pocket camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IscOi4

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2TZVWR0

Mirrorless question of the month:

Hi! I mostly shoot weddings and families with a Nikon D750 and have an X-T10 for fun. I want to switch completely to the Fuji X-T2. There are other mirrorless brands but they just don’t interest me and I don’t want full frame due to the size of the lens. The one thing that is holding me back is the time between shutter actuation on the X-T10. I know Marco uses the X-T2 and was curious if he has noticed it on that camera. The X-T10 has a slight delay between shots and would not work in my professional work. Thanks in advance and I love all of your podcast.

Question by: Shaun, Indiana, USA

  • We have a PPN Photo Podcast Network group at Flickr (click link) that is open to our listeners and photos taken with all mirrorless camera brands. If you want to join just let us know through the "request invitation" button on the group and drop us a quick line there. We'll add you to the group then. And please ask for the invite via the web browser and not via the Flickr App. The invite process via the app has not been working reliably. You can also submit an image using the Instagram hashtag #WeShootMirrorless

  • We have picked our monthly featured photographer and image from the submitted photos. Our monthly We Shoot Mirrorless feature photo and photographer of the month is: Amy Hoogerbrugge - Title: The male cat named Moana. See his image at the bottom of this page.

Links to Angela Nicholson:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angenicholson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angenicholsonmedia/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Links to Camera Jabber:

Web: CameraJabber.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camerajabber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/camerajabber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerajabber/

Links to SheClicks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheclicksnet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheclicksnet

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheclicksnet/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their workflow.

Feb 21 2019
58 mins
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Rank #4: Q&A #20 | PPN | How to improve your photography in 2019

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How to improve your photography and how to choose a photo project in 2019 - are the inspirational PPN listener questions that Marco answers on this episode.

Please submit your photography related questions to us here: http://www.photopodcasts.com/contact.html

This episode is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar 3 - Supercharge your image editing and organizing

https://bit.ly/2QgVnnC

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

https://bit.ly/2sAyZIv

Here are the questions that Marco answers in this episode:

  1. Hi Marco, first of all, Happy New Year and all the best for 2019! I have been listening to Scott and you for many years on different podcasts. But I love how you run and structure PPN. This has become my favorite podcast channel. As a listener for many years, you now have finally convinced me to start a photo project for 2019. But now I’m sitting here all excited but without an idea what kind of topic to choose. Can you help me with some advice on how I can come up with a good personal photo project? I’m an avid amateur photographer but do have some free time for photo projects. Thanks for all the hard work and great shows!

Question from: Willem, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Marco’s “Hamburg Unstaged 2017” street photography project on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qo2YUDUgV5I

  1. Hi Marco, 2019 is the year I want to seriously improve my photography. I do have some basic skills but somehow my photos are boring and I don’t get a lot of encouraging comments or likes for them. I do enjoy the inspiration on the PPN shows, but can you give me some extra homework or inspiration to live and breathe photography in 2019? Thanks!

Question from: Julia from Oakland, California

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

You can download a free trial of Skylum’s Luminar 2018 or Aurora HDR software.

If you decide to buy Skylum’s Luminar or Aurora HDR 2018 software, you can use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” for extra savings at checkout.

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Jan 09 2019
30 mins
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Rank #5: Camera and Inspiration #26 | PPN | Street Photography with a System - with Siegfried Hansen

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Street Photography with a System instead of lucky snapshots - interview with Siegfried Hansen.

This episode is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar 3 - Simple and fast photo editing software

http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3

and

COSYSPEED - The fastest camera bags in the world.

http://bit.ly/STREETOMATIC

For the “Street Photography with a System” episode, Marco invited Siegfried Hansen to the show. Siegfried was born in Northern Germany and picked up a camera to become a street photographer 20 years ago after visiting a photo exhibition by André Kertész.

He developed a unique photography style that leads to many publications and exhibitions of his work all over the world. He has solo published two books and has contributed to at least 13 more book publications. He is also a member of the prestigious In-Public (now called UP Photographers) street photography collective and some may have seen him appear in the Sky Arte TV Show “Master of Photography” in 2017.

He is also one of the co-founders of the German Street Photography site and the German Street Photography Festival.

On this episode, Marco and Siegfried discuss how you can improve your street photography by working with a system and how going back to the same places over and over again increases your chances of getting a great shot.

Siegfried established the catchy P.I.L.O.T. system to help you structure your street photography approach:

P = Place

I = Inspiration

L = Layers

O = Objects

T = Theme

Inspirational photographer of the month:

Siegfried picks Ernst Haas (born 1921 in Vienna, Austria - died 1986 in New York) an early adopter of Kodachrome color film at a time where most photographers were still using B&W film. His unique style of capturing graphic scenes and reflections in cities quickly attracted the attention of magazines and publishers. He was invited to join Magnum and even became Mangum's president in 1960. Ernst Haas photo books are very popular up to today and are often sold out. In September 2019 a new book of his will be published by Magnum and his estate. http://ernst-haas.com

Links to Siegfried Hansesn’s work and social media accounts:

Website: https://siegfried-hansen.de

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siegfried_hansen/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/siegfried1961

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetphotography/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siegfried.hansen.1

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

Siegfried picks:

“Ernst Haas: Color Correction” 

Hardback, 232 pages, Published by: Steidl

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2jNm98T

Publishers Website:https://steidl.de/Books/Color-Correction-0318264155.html

The book shows complex, clever and vibrant color images that were never exhibited during Haas’s lifetime.

Marco picks:

“Hold the Line” by Siegfried Hansen

Link: https://www.verlag-kettler.de/programm/hold-line#/

Hold the Line is a beautiful and clever street photo book with a collection of lines, symmetry, and color in public space. It has 56 pages and was published by Kettler in May 2015. The book is sold out and now fetches quite high prices on the used photography book market.

So this is a reminder that sometimes it’s worth to get the photo book right away when it’s still available. 

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ppnphotopodcastnetwork

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.

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And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Jul 15 2019
53 mins
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Rank #6: Camera and Inspiration #17 | PPN | Stunning landscape photography with Nick Page

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Landscape photography - how to capture amazing images of nature that captivate the viewer - with Nick Page.

This is episode #17 of the Camera and Inspiration show at “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” for August 2018.

This episode is sponsored by:

Portfoliobox.net - Everything you need to create a professional website.

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and

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  • Nick is a pro photographer for sports & concerts and an amazing landscape photographer from Washington State. He also travels the world talking and teaching photography on his workshops. Some of our listeners may already know his online tutorials about landscape photography. And last but not least he is also a fellow podcast host and can be heard on “The Landscape Photography Podcast.”

  • Nick shares his interesting and surprisingly recent career start as a pro photographer and gives great advice on how you can excel at what you do if you spend your time wisely on learning a craft or skill.

  • Chris picked Michael Shainblum as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Michael is a truly amazing landscape, timelapse and aerial photographer based in San Francisco. He is an artist and a successful commercial photographer and has worked for clients including Nike, Apple, Google, and Samsung. Check out his stunning timelapse videos and landscape photos on his website:

http://www.shainblumphoto.com

  • In the main part of the show, Nick and Marco discuss how to capture amazing landscape images that captivate the viewer and Nick shares great tips on how to: prepare for a shoot, select a location, chase the weather, frame interesting shots, which focal length to use, and much more.

Here are the links to Nick’s work and social media accounts:

Web: www.nickpagephotography.com

Workshops: http://www.nickpagephotography.com/workshops-tours

YouTube: www.youtube.com/nickpagephotography

Podcast: www.landscapephotographypodcast.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nickpagephotography

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

“Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs”

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2w4Vc3j

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2BK09nA

Marco thinks that this is a book that belongs in a photo book collection because Ansel Adams was one of the greatest photographers of all times. But also because it chronologically shows his development as an artist. You can see how over time he looked into photographing different subjects like people, architecture, and plants but he never lost the passion for his nature landscape photos in B&W. And it shows i.e. different interpretations of Half Dome photos over the decades.

The book has  440 pages and weighs 4.4 pounds or about 2kg.

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 2018 software:

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And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Aug 23 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #7: Q&A #19 | PPN | Best of PPN Q&A 2018

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This show contains a great selection of photography questions send in by PPN listeners in 2018.

Please submit your photography related questions to us here: http://www.photopodcasts.com/contact.html

This episode is sponsored by:

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Here are the questions that Marco answers in this episode:

  1. Should I buy a kit lens bundle as they are often a good value or rather buy the body only and use the extra money for the better lens that I really want?

Question from: Frank from Brisbane, Australia

  1. Hi PPN Team, my project for 2018 is to start to become a serious portrait photographer. I use a Fuji X-T2 and have the XF 14mm f2.8, XF 23mm f2, and XF 35mm f1.4 lens so far. I’m looking at buying a real portrait lens and I’m in between the XF 56mm f1.2 and the XF 90mm f2. I’ve heard that both are optically very good, but which focal length would be better?

Thanks for all the shows!

Question from: Sandro, Toronto, Canada

  1. Hello Marco, I have been listening to you and Scott for some time and love the inspiration and knowledge that you share with so much enthusiasm on PPN. You are also one of the reasons that I want to pursue my photography more seriously and maybe start to make a living as a photographer. I enjoy to do portrait photography and could also see myself photographing weddings. You have mentioned that you are also a consultant for photography, so could you please give me some initial thoughts on how I should proceed? Thank you!

Question from: Charlotte, Dallas, Texas

Links that Marco mentioned while answering this question:

Save $2 on your first purchase of a new domain at Hover: https://hover.com/WAlY3czw

Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Sony WH-1000XM2/XM3 or Bose QuietComfort 35 II

B&H:

Sony: https://bhpho.to/2qXGFmT

Bose: https://bhpho.to/2G0LrKV

Amazon Germany:

Sony https://amzn.to/2q8h36P

Bose https://amzn.to/2q5WUxw

  1. Hi Marco, after many years of photography, I’m still uncertain which exposure metering mode I should use on my camera. My camera has three modes (matrix metering, center-weighted metering, and spot metering). Which one do you use as default mode and when would you switch to one of the other modes?

Question from: Kyle, Chicago, Illinois

  1. Hi Marco, I have started to become a more serious photographer about 3 years ago. I share my images on Instagram and Flickr and have received many likes and some positive comments so far. Now I have been invited to submit my images to a photo competition. What are your thoughts on photo competitions? Are they any good to make me more famous and expand my network or are they a waste of time and money?

Question from: Adrian, Melbourne, Australia

  1. I have been photographing for a few years now, but I’m still uncertain which camera setting should be my go-to base in the exposure triangle? ISO, aperture, or shutter speed?

Question from Bjoern, Hamburg, Germany

  1. Hi Marco, why do you shoot with wide angle lenses for street or documentary photography? It seems so much easier to work candidly with a longer lens since you don’t have to get so close to your subject. And the chances of “getting caught” seem to decrease the longer the focal length of the lens is. Thanks!

Question from: Mateo, Barcelona, Spain

  1. Hi Marco, I have recently started to work as a part-time event and wedding photographer and always try to improve my workflow and quality of work. I often read on forums that a real pro should shoot in “M” (Manual) mode like the real masters do. But I have been taught that today’s cameras are very capable and often do a better job in choosing the right settings than a human can. I’m a bit confused about which is the better approach. Can you help in clarifying this for me? Thank you for all of the great shows that you produce. I’ve learned a lot so far.

Question from: Julia, Vancouver, Canada

  1. Hola Marco, I am really inspired by the inspirational photographers that you have interviewed and introduced at PPN. I have looked at many of their images and this has challenged me to take an iconic photo one day. I am an avid amateur and know how to take good photos. Some of my images have been printed in a local newspaper already. I know that this is not an easy question to answer, but what can I do to achieve my dream one day?

Question from: Juan, Madrid, Spain

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Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Dec 07 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #8: Camera and Inspiration #25 | PPN | On Talking Creativity - with Jeffery Saddoris

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For the “On Talking Creativity” episode, Marco invited Jeffery Saddoris to the show. Jeffery was born in California and became a technical theater major in college. After working on scenery and costume design at different theaters in the US, he changed directions and became an instructor for HTML and Photoshop - which eventually led him to become an Art Director at Universal Studios.

Since High-School, he has always explored photography and painting as a hobby and merged both passions together in mixed media art. After many years of practicing and teaching photography, he wanted to share and discuss the creative process in photography and art with the world. He started the website Faded & Blurred, which was a leading source of photographic inspiration from 2009-2015, and still is a great resource today.

Jeffery joined NY photographer Bill Wadman in 2012 to co-host the popular weekly photography podcast “OTP - On Taking Pictures” which ran for 6 years and 326 episodes. Now Jeffery runs his own series of podcasts on creativity like “Process Driven”, Iterations”, or “In Between”.

He’s also the author of a great photography guide “Photography by the Letter” (link: https://jefferysaddoris.com/photography-by-the-letter/).

Jeffery’s current short bio states: Serial Conversationalist, Podcaster, Author, Photographer, Painter.

And on this episode, Marco and Jeffery discuss the creative struggles and sources of inspiration that artists and non-artists constantly encounter in their lives.

This episode is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar 3 - Simple and fast photo editing software

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and

Marco Larousse Photography Workshops

http://bit.ly/StreetPhotographyWorkshops

Jeffery picks Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971) as his inspirational photographer/artist of the month. http://www.iconofgraphics.com/Alexey-Brodovitch/

Links to Jeffery Saddoris work and social media accounts:

Website: https://jefferysaddoris.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefferysaddoris/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jefferysaddoris

Podcast: https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

Marco picks:

“Photography by the Letter” by Jeffery Saddoris

Link: https://jefferysaddoris.com/photography-by-the-letter/

Jeffery’s book is a comprehensive A-Z field guide for photographers. It’s visually a joy to look at and you can tell that he has spent a long time on composing the drawings and charts to explain the subject matter in a very organized and visual way.

The book is structured in a way that you can look up a subject by the letter - for example, “A” like Angle of View or Aspect Ratio and read and look at the explanation and the accompanying drawings. And the subject matter ranges from old analog terms to modern digital photography terms.

 For example, you’ll find out how a bellow is used and how it relates to our modern macro extension tubes and Tilt-Shift lenses. And this makes this book a fun resource to explore for a photography beginner as well as a seasoned pro. This book will simply make you a more educated photographer. And it also inspires you to take action with photo exercises.

 The eBook is $20 and the hard copy is $30. Or you can currently pick up both in a digital bundle special for $40. https://jefferysaddoris.com/photography-by-the-letter/

Jeffery picks:

“Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look”

Hardback, 792 pages, Published by: Abrams & Chronicle Books

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2VAcHqh

Publishers Website: https://www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk/book/9781419726002-avedons-france-old-world-new-look/

Richard Avedon was fascinated with France. And this book showcases a collection of spectacular and fun photographs by the master image maker and artist.

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ppnphotopodcastnetwork

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 3 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

May 03 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #9: We Shoot Mirrorless #25 | PPN | Ricoh GR III, Lumix G95, Leica Q2, Fuji, Sony, Sigma, Huawei P30, and more

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This show is loaded with new mirrorless camera hands-on experiences and news. For this show, Marco has invited back his friend, journalist, and reviewer of cameras and photographic equipment Angela Nicholson.

This show is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar3 - The cutting edge photo editor

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and

COSYSPEED - The fastest camera bags in the world.

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Angela flew all the way to Rome to test out the new Fuji X-T30 camera. The new X-T30 replaced the X-T30 and gains some features of the top of the line X-T3, like the 26.1 MP BSI sensor, the AF-joystick, and a faster AF. But some features as lacking from the big brother like the second SD-card slot, the high res EVF, and the dedicated ISO dial. Angela has used the camera and shares her experience with it and how it compares to the X-T3.

Just after we were done recording, Fuji issued a FW 1.01 update to lessen the effect of the X-T30 “accidental Q-button engagement.” After installing and testing the Q-button update, Angela has added her findings at the bottom of the X-T30 review at CameraJabber.com: https://camerajabber.com/fujifilm-x-t30-review/

Fuji X-T30

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IpXtPa

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2NnJPLr

Fuji released FW update 3.0 for the X-T3. The main improvements cover face and eye detect AF accuracy. Face AF priority has also been added - you can now select the face to focus and meter for when there are multiple people in the frame. And another improvement enables faster AF speed for subjects at a distance.

X-T3 FW update on Fuji’s website: Fuji website: https://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt3/index.html

Fuji Camera Remote App for iOS update. With this update to App V4.0 Marco thinks that the software has finally been improved from “painful to use” to “somewhat usable.” Marco discusses in the show what he thinks is still lacking from the program and urges all camera manufacturers to invest more effort in the features and usability of their smartphone apps. “If they want to compete with the constantly improving cameras on smartphones, they need to make their apps to be desirable to use and easy to pair to multiple devices.

Panasonic has released the Lumix G95/G90. Angela has had a hands-on with the camera and shares if this Lumix camera is more for the photographer, the videographer, or a truly 50-50 usable hybrid camera.

Panasonic Lumix G95/G90

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2GuOg3T

Angela also had a longer hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R cameras and chimes in with her experience and opinion of those cameras in comparison to other FF mirrorless cameras on the market. And she also shares if she would prefer the S1 or S1R in her camera bag.

Panasonic Lumix S1

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Ip0pLK

Panasonic Lumix S1R

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2IoT9zJ

Ricoh introduced the new GR III camera. Both, Angela and Marco have tested the new compact mirrorless camera from Ricoh with its new 24MP APS-C sensor and newly rendered 28mm EFV lens. The rear LCD now is touch-enabled but there are a few things that Marco would have liked to see improved in this latest update to match this camera better to the target audience of street and travel photographers.

Ricoh GR III

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2GwfHdw

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2IEkOvN

Leica has introduced the Q2. The updated Q still has the fantastic fixed 28mm f1.7 lens but gained an almost 100% bump in resolution with the new full-frame sensor moving up from 24MP to 47MP! With this higher resolution, Leica implemented a third native crop mode to the camera. Next to the 35mm (30MP) and 50mm (14.7MP) in-camera crop modes the added 75mm crop still produces a 6.6MP image. The electronic viewfinder was also updated from LCD to OLED and the capacity of the battery was also improved. But the update did not implement two of Marco’s “like to have seen” features of a tilt-LCD and dedicated ISO dial.

Leica Q2

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Gv1pdl

Sigma will make 11 of their Art lenses available for L-mount in 2019. This should make Lumix and Leica SL owners very happy because Sigma’s Art lenses are high quality at reasonable prices. The L-mount availability will include the 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 105mm f1.4 DG HSM lenses as well as the 14mm and 135mm f1.8 and the 70mm f2.8 macro ART lenses.

And Sigma is also introducing the MC-21 mount converter that will allow some of their SA and EF-mount lenses to adapt to the L-mount system.

Sigma L-Mount lenses and MC-21 adapter:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2GuR5Sx

Sony FW updates for a7 III and a9 cameras. The FW 3.0 for a7III and a7R III adds real-time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF plus interval shooting of 1-9999 exposures in 1 to 60 seconds intervals. The a9 FW 5.0 offers a new AI driven AF for better object recognition and real-time eye tracking plus some changes to the menu settings based on user requests.

Sony FW update website

a7 III: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7m3#downloads

a7R III: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7rm3#downloads

a9: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-9-series/ilce-9#downloads

Huawei P30 introduction. Angela has tried the new Huawei P30 smartphone with 4 built-in cameras and lenses. This smartphone offers a lot of versatility and features for photographers. The low-light quality is very good and even the computational DOF simulation of an up to f 0.95 lens does an impressive job of rendering fine detail and correctly applying it sharply to the subject or blurred to the background. But the P30 does seem to have some color issues in 4K video mode due to the new RYYB vs. the traditional RGGB pixel layout. But this should be fixable in a future FW update.

Huawei P30

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2GuSJnb

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Vm5729

Mirrorless question of the month:

Hi! One question about RAW converter and workflow with Fuji. What's the best process to get from Fuji RAW to Lightroom?

  1. Directly import RAWs to LR?
  2. Convert RAW files with Adobe DNG Converter and then import dng in LR?
  3. Use Iridient (or others) instead of Adobe Converter?

Regards Daniel

Question by: Daniel, Cologne, Germany

  • We have a PPN Photo Podcast Network group at Flickr (click link) that is open to our listeners and photos taken with all mirrorless camera brands. If you want to join just let us know through the "request invitation" button on the group and drop us a quick line there. We'll add you to the group then. And please ask for the invite via the web browser and not via the Flickr App. The invite process via the app has not been working reliably. You can also submit an image using the Instagram hashtag #WeShootMirrorless

  • We have picked our monthly featured photographer and image from the submitted photos. Our monthly We Shoot Mirrorless feature photo and photographer of the month is: David Queenan  - Title: Travelling Back & Forth. See his image at the bottom of this page.

Links to Angela Nicholson:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angenicholson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angenicholsonmedia/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Links to Camera Jabber:

Web: CameraJabber.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camerajabber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/camerajabber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerajabber/

Links to SheClicks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheclicksnet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheclicksnet

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheclicksnet/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their workflow.

Apr 25 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #10: Camera and Inspiration #20 | PPN | Essential tips and inspiration for street photography with Valérie Jardin

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Essential tips for street photography with Valérie Jardin.

This episode is sponsored by:

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  • Valérie Jardin is a French photographer, currently residing in the United States. After working as a commercial photographer, she now dedicates her time to educating others. Since 2012, Valérie has taken her camera all over the world teaching students the art of visual storytelling. Paris, New York, Rome, Amsterdam, Melbourne, and San Francisco are just a few of the locations she visits. Apart from teaching others to see photographically, Valérie is a prolific author, a speaker, and a podcast producer of the weekly show Hit The Streets. She has been an official Fujifilm X-Photographer since 2014.

  • Valérie picked Elliott Erwitt (born 1928 in Paris, France) as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Elliott is a commercial and documentary/street photographer who was one of the first photographers to be recognized by the commercial as well as the art world for his photography. He is probably best known for his street photography series of dogs but also captured portraits of many famous people. You can check out Elliott’s work on Magnum Photos here: https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL53Z1OG

  • In the main part of the show, Valérie and Marco discuss some essential inspirational tips on how to approach street photography. What is the vision behind street photography, how to prepare for a day out shooting, how weather and light influence the kind of street photography style for the day, and more.

Here are the links to Valérie’s work and social media accounts:

Web: www.valeriejardin.com

Webinars: https://valeriejardinphotography.com/webinars/

Workshops: https://valeriejardinphotography.com/overview/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valeriejardinphotography

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valeriejardin/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/valeriejardin

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-streets-valerie-jardin/id1155913704

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

“ANONYMOUS” by Valérie Jardin

Direct link to the ANONYMOUS eBook: https://gumroad.com/l/AUcyQ

Quote from Valérie’s ANONYMOUS website:

“If you are an introvert and the simple thought of getting close to a stranger makes you sweat, or if you live in a country where posting identifiable pictures of people on social media is frowned upon, or simply if getting close to people to photograph them feels too sneaky or obtrusive, know that there are other ways to practice the beautiful genre of street photography without getting close to your subject.

This new book will show you ways to be more incognito on the streets while also preserving the anonymity of your subjects.”

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 2018 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Nov 30 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #11: Camera and Inspiration #22 | PPN | How to take better environmental portraits - with Damien Lovegrove

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Damien Lovegrove shares valuable tips on how to improve your portrait shooting skills and what to watch out for on the technical and emotional side of a portrait shoot.

This episode is sponsored by:

Skylum Luminar 3 - Simple and fast photo editing software

http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3

and

Marco Larousse Photography Workshops

http://bit.ly/StreetPhotographyWorkshops

  • Damien Lovegrove has been a pro photographer for many years and has covered different genres of photography. During his career, he has won many awards but he eventually decided not to participate in competitions anymore and let the clients be the judges of his images. He is a world-renowned portrait photographer and a teacher who shares his passion for light, places, and people in workshops around the world. He is also a great guy and it is always inspiring to listen to him talk about photography.

  • Damien shares how he started his career as a cameraman at the BBC and learned how to light people and how actors were guided into narratives in front of the camera. Eventually, he quit his job at the BBC and became a commercial photographer and later a wedding photographer. Today he teaches his passion for lighting and capturing portraits in workshops around Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Damien picked the German photographer Vincent Peters (born 1969 in Bremen, Germany) as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Vincent is best known for his strong and beautifully lit fashion photography. He has worked for the top fashion labels and magazines like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Nike, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Damien finds especially Vincent’s strong and moody B&W photos stunning. Check out a selection of Vincent’s photos in GOOGLE’S Image Search (click link) or go directly to his website at: http://www.vincentpetersphotography.com (site seems to be down!)

In the main part of the show, Damien and Marco discuss different aspects on how to approach a model photo shoot.

  • Prepare and practice so that you are confident with the technical aspect of your shoot. This will comfort the model and put less stress on you.

  • Create a narrative to pose your model in a natural way.

  • Shooting outside the studio can actually be easier as things are more natural and less static. Find good locations with layers and controlled light like overpasses to place your model at and work with the available light.

  • Bring only one flash if you want to add more light and don’t use E-TTL in situations where the flash is placed off the camera. A manual flash setting will yield much greater control and consistency.

  • Set up your camera for a good ambient exposure mood and then add the flash manually to bring more light onto the subject.

  • Only use the bare light without light formers to imitate the strong light of the natural sun. A big softbox will make faces appear wider than a well placed small light source.

  • Use continuous light in darker situations where you don’t need to overpower the sun. This gives you a lot of control, especially when using an EVF.

  • Enjoy your photo shoot. Make photography fun and remove the stress from it.

Here are the links to Damien’s work and social media accounts:

Website: https://www.lovegrovephotography.com/

Adventures: https://lovegroveadventures.com/

Blog: https://www.prophotonut.com/

Portraits book: https://lovegroveportraits.com/

Discount for PPN listeners: Use the code "ppn" to get 40% discount on Portraits, the new eBook by Damien Lovegrove. Code expires 30th April 2019!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damienlovegrove/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passionphotographyexperience/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/damienlovegrove

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lovegrovephotography/

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

“PORTRAITS” - by Damien Lovegrove.

Link: https://lovegroveportraits.com/

Use the discount code: “ppn” to get 40% off (valid until April 30th, 2019)

Description of the Ebook from Damien’s website:

“Everything I know about portrait photography is in this book. I hope it helps you to achieve a lifetime of enjoyment from your photography.”

In this no-holds-barred e-book, I deconstruct my complete portrait making process. From the planning stages and capture, through to delivery and archive – it’s all here. I reveal my secrets of creative success and the proven techniques I employ to capture fabulous portraits anywhere, at any time. - Damien

The book contains: 356 richly illustrated pages. 384 high res photographs with all the exposure and lighting details used to create them. Over 50,000 words of creative vision that took two years to write. Everything you need to know about taking portraits is now in one place. An expert layout that delivers the best reader experience to you. Two resolutions available (high or standard definition) to suit your broadband speed and device capacity. You get to choose one or both after making your purchase.

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 3 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Jan 16 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #12: More Gear Show #17 | PPN | New Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras - our thoughts - with Mathieu Gasquet

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Nikon has finally entered the serious mirrorless camera market with two new full frame cameras - the Nikon Z6 and Z7.

This is actually pretty exciting news for the world of mirrorless photography and Sony now has a serious competitor in this segment. But will the new Nikon cameras stop current FF DSLR shooters from flocking over into the Sony a7 and a9 camp?

For an in-depth discussion about the new Nikon Z6 and Z7 and their advantages and disadvantages in comparison to the respective Sony cameras, Marco has invited back mirrorless camera expert Mathieu Gasquet (Mat) co-founder of Mirrorlessons.com. Mat was at the Nikon Z press event in London and shares his hands-on experience with the new cameras.

Marco announced that the collaborative street photography book: “Streetfotografie made in Germany” is now shipping. Marco is one of the authors and has written the introduction to this book. The book is currently available only in German and can be ordered at

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2om4CTP

This episode is sponsored by:

Portfoliobox.net - Everything you need to create a professional website.

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and

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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Cameras discussed in this episode

Nikon Z6 - 24.5MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NvFe97

Nikon Z7 - 45.7MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2wnfIfQ

Sony a7III

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NsWjk4

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2PLKZkm

Sony a7RIII

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NwjM3C

Sony a9

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2wqnMfL

New Nikon Z Lenses discussed in this episode:

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8 S Lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NsWGes

Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S Lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NvG6KV

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S Lens

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NvjkTq

Links to the Nikon Z vs. Sony a7III at Mirrorless Comparisons:

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III: https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/preview/nikon-z6-vs-sony-a7iii/

Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7R III: https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/preview/nikon-z7-vs-sony-a7riii/

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A9: https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/preview/nikon-z6-vs-sony-a9/

Links to Mathieu Gasquet (Mat):

Web: mirrorlessons.com

Web: mirrorlesscomparison.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirrorlessons/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mirrorlessons

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MirrorLessons

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

Aug 30 2018
58 mins
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Rank #13: More Gear Show #19 | PPN | Which camera filters do you need for your photography?

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Which camera filters do you need and how should you use them to get the best effects?

This episode is sponsored by:

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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Fall and spring are great seasons for landscape photography. And we have received many questions regarding camera filters for our More Gear Show. Which filter systems are good for what purpose, what kind of filters are useful to reach good landscape results, how many filters do you really need, and which brand should you buy?

In this More Gear Show #19, Marco shares his thoughts and experiences on these topics with you:

  • What about UV-, Skylight-, or De-Haze-Filters?

  • Is there still a use for color filters in digital photography?

  • Do you need a polarizing filter in your bag?

  • How can you use ND and ND-Grad filters to create creative images or make people disappear? And why a 10-stop ND filter may be a lot less than you need.

  • Why should anyone own an IR filter as a creative tool?

  • When you should buy round filters that attach directly to your lens and how you can save money by buying the biggest filter.

  • What is the purpose of a filter holder system for square filters and how can they benefit your creative options?

  • How to work with different filters in a filter holder system and square filters? And why you should not mix filters from different manufacturers.

  • Which brand filters should you buy? B+W, Haida, Tiffen, Lee, Formatt Hitech, or Hoya? Should you buy glass or plastic filters and what filter size do you need for your sensor size?

Haida Filter Systems:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2EDEC1b

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2OHyYjl

Formatt Hitech Filter System:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2PmmXPy

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2CD6gZJ

Tiffen Filters:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2EHem69

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2D16tqo

Lee Filter System:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2PeeHRT

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2JcHhNS

Step-Down Ring Set:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2QvQQtE

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2E2VfTE

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

Oct 24 2018
35 mins
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Rank #14: Camera and Inspiration #21 | PPN | Photo inspiration and projects for 2019 - Embrace where you live - with Scott Bourne

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Scott Bourne (PPN co-founder) returned for the traditional last PPN “Camera and Inspiration” episode of the year. Marco and Scott sit in front of their virtual fireplace to look back at the photography inspiration of 2018 and ahead at new projects for 2019. The advice that Scott gives for 2019 is to “embrace where you live and the people around you.”

This episode is sponsored by:

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 3 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

  • Scott Bourne (PPN co-founder) returned for the traditional last Camera and Inspiration show of the year. Marco and Scott sit in front of their virtual fireplace to look back at the photography inspiration of 2018 and ahead at new projects for 2019. The advice that Scott gives for 2019 is to “embrace where you live and the people around you.”

  • Marco picked the Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Gueler (1928 - 2018) as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Ara was probably the most influential Turkish photographer so far. He started to work as a photojournalist for a local newspaper in Istanbul in 1950 and was soon sent out to work in the middle east, Asia, North America, and Europe. When Henri Cartier Bresson met Ara, he convinced him to join Magnum. While Ara traveled the world and captured many amazing images with his analog Leica camera on B&W film, most of his work - portraits his hometown Istanbul. His portfolio shows an amazing visual history of the city. And he did not only focus on the spectacular and newsworthy events, but rather the everyday life, the little details, and the normal people. Ara won many awards for his work and also captured famous people like Picasso, Dali, and Churchill. But have a look at his images from Istanbul as your personal motivation to be persistent in capturing everyday life in your own city. There is also a documentary movie about him called “The eye of Istanbul” that is worth checking out. You can see some of Ara’s work on the Magnum website: https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/ara-guler-1928-2018/

  • In the main part of the show, Scott and Marco discuss some essential inspiration based on the past twelve PPN Camera and Inspiration shows of 2018. Here are the shows in chronological order:

January 2018

Camera and Inspiration #10 | PPN | Kevin Mullins on Inspiration and Documentary Style Wedding Photography

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-10-ppn-january-25th-2018

February 2018

Camera and Inspiration #11 | PPN | Bill Wadman - Take Portrait. Obsess. Repeat.

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-11-ppn-february-28th-2018

March 2018

Camera and Inspiration #12 | PPN | Beauty and still life photography inspiration with Zoë Noble

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-12-ppn-beauty-and-still-life-photography-inspiration-with-zoe-noble

April 2018

Camera and Inspiration #13 | PPN | Jeff Widener - Iconic Tank Man Photographer and more

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-13-ppn-jeff-widener-iconic-tank-man-photographer-and-more

May 2018

Camera and Inspiration #14 | PPN | Hands on inspiration with Olaf Sztaba - a visual poet and more

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-14-ppn-hands-on-inspiration-with-olaf-sztaba-a-visual-poet-and-more

June 2018

Camera and Inspiration #15 | PPN | Rocking photography with concert photographer Steve Brazill

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-15-ppn-rocking-photography-with-concert-photographer-steve-brazill

July 2018

Camera and Inspiration #16 | PPN | Analog inspiration with Chris Marquardt

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-16-ppn-analog-inspiration-with-chris-marquardt

August 2018

Camera and Inspiration #17 | PPN | Stunning landscape photography with Nick Page

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-17-ppn-stunning-landscape-photography-with-nick-page

September 2018

Camera and Inspiration #18 | PPN | Selling your images in galleries and online with Jeffrey Stoner

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-18-ppn-selling-your-images-in-galleries-and-online-with-jeffrey-stoner

October 2018

Camera and Inspiration #19 | PPN | How incidents in your life can turn into a creative photography project with Pia Parolin

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-19-ppn-how-incidents-in-your-life-can-turn-into-a-creative-photography-project-with-pia-parolin

November 2018

Camera and Inspiration #20 | PPN | Essential tips and inspiration for street photography with Valérie Jardin

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-20-ppn-essential-tips-and-inspiration-for-street-photography-with-valerie-jardin

December 2018 - this show

Camera and Inspiration #21 | PPN | Photo inspiration and projects for 2019 - Embrace where you live with Scott Bourne.

Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:

“On this earth, a shadow falls” by Nick Brandt

Excerpt quote about the book from Amazon DE:

“In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the fast-disappearing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the world's last great populations of large mammals--elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin--he created two of the twenty-first century's most popular photographic books: the instant bestsellers On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). Portraying East Africa's animals with a solemnity and empathy usually reserved for human subjects, Brandt's photographs "tell us, in a way that is beyond words, that we do not own this planet, and are not the only beings living on it who matter," as philosopher Peter Singer writes in an essay in this new volume.…”

Amazon US: http://a.co/d/4NOYWxo

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Acndbh

Links to Scott Bourne:

Web: http://scottbourne.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottbourne

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bourne.scott/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottbourne

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Dec 28 2018
55 mins
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Rank #15: We Shoot Mirrorless #21 | PPN | The big mirrorless retrospective show of 2018

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2018 was an amazing year for the mirrorless camera market. Many new cameras were announced and new manufacturers entered the full frame mirrorless market. Marco and Angela discuss the major mirrorless news of 2018 on this episode #21 of the “We Shoot Mirrorless” podcast for December 2018.

This show is sponsored by:

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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and

COSYSPEED - PHONESLINGER The fastest camera bags in the world.

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COSYSPEED Kickstarter link: https://kck.st/2zRAFB8

  • Marco invited mirrorless camera expert Angela Nicholson (co-founder of CameraJabber.com) back to the show to talk about the major mirrorless news and products of 2018.

Links to some of the recent top cameras in this segment:

Canon EOS R

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OCxHWv

Nikon Z6 - 24.5MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NvFe97

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2OgSxi6

Nikon Z7 - 45.7MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2wnfIfQ

Fuji X-T3:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pmdfOP

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2xxGstM

Mirrorless shows from each month of 2018:

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #10 for January 2018

https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/we-shoot-mirrorless-10-ppn-january-18th-2018

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #11 for February 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #11 | PPN | Fuji X-H1, Panasonic GX9, Lensbaby, DJI Mavic Air, and more

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #12 for March 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #12 | PPN | Sony a7 III, Canon EOS M50, Olympus FW updates, and more

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #13 for April 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #13 | PPN | Birthday, NAB News, and Giveaways

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #14 for May 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #14 | PPN | Firmware Frenzy, Medium Format Love, and Vacation Cams

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #15 for June 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #15 | PPN | On Talking Mirrorless vs. DSLR with Bill Wadman

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #16 for July 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #16 | PPN | X-T100, Luminar DAM, Panasonic, Olympus, Nikon, Sony, and more

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #17 for August 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #17 | PPN | XF10, Nikon FF camera, Wide and Tele lenses, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and more

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #18 for September 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #18 | PPN | Fuji X-T3, Canon EOS R, Panasonic LX100 II, Leica, Apple, COSYSPEED, and more

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #19 for October 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #19 | PPN | Photokina 2018 - Big camera news roundup - Panasonic S1, L-mount alliance, Fuji GFX 50R, Sigma, Ricoh GR III, Zenith M, Zeiss ZX1, and more.

  • We Shoot Mirrorless #20 for November 2018

We Shoot Mirrorless #20 | PPN | Mirrorless news from Leica, Nikon, GoPro, DJI, Sigma, and more.

  • We have a PPN Photo Podcast Network group at Flickr (click link) that is open to our listeners and photos taken with all mirrorless camera brands. If you want to join just let us know through the "request invitation" button on the group and drop us a quick line there. We'll add you to the group then. And please ask for the invite via the web browser and not via the Flickr App. The invite process via the app has not been working reliably. You can also submit an image using the Instagram hashtag #WeShootMirrorless

Links to Angela Nicholson:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angenicholson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angenicholsonmedia/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngeNicholson

Links to Camera Jabber:

Web: CameraJabber.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camerajabber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/camerajabber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerajabber/

Links to SheClicks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheclicksnet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheclicksnet

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheclicksnet/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 3 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their workflow.

Dec 14 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #16: Photography and Gear #22 | PPN | Flash photography and gear with Damien Lovegrove

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Flash photography is still a mystery to some photographers. It can be tricky but the advancements in technology, both on the camera and on the flash hardware side, made it easier and more affordable to get into flash photography. Marco invited portrait and beauty photographer Damien Lovegrove to discuss the different systems that are on the market, what they are best used for, and what mistakes to avoid.

This episode is sponsored by:

Aurora HDR - The world's most advanced HDR photo editor

http://bit.ly/ppn-aurora

(use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

These are the flash systems that Marco and Damien cover on this show:

Compact “Speedlite-style” flash systems:

Godox TT685 HSS TTL 2.4GHz (uses AA batteries)

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FzUrGL

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2S85UPg

Godox V860II TTL 2.4GHz (uses Li-Ion battery)

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MH9235

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2HHpHVj

Godox XPro Wireless Trigger 2.4GHz

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FxO0Uz

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2PFCg6W

Nissin i40 TTL

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MIXVGH

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Tmr3WT

Nissin i60A TTL 2.4GHz

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MG8iuS

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2RvYJzG

Nissin Di700A Kit 2.4GHz

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MEGuXX

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2S2lFvh

Batteries for Speedlites:

eneloop PRO AA and AAA rechargeable batteries

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2r1dVtr

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2OSG6Et

Speedlite light modifier options:

MagMod - Light former accessories

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MJjoiB

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2SfvmFT

Lastolite Ezybox accessories

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MHi4wS

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2CX0LDB

Honl flash accessories

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MInis0

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2BaVrfI

Powerful compact flash systems:

Godox AD-200 TTL HSS 24GHz

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MHE5eT

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2SeOcNp

Profoto A1 AirTTL

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MNpSNP

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2BbaRjX

Small monoblock studio strobes:

Godox AD400Pro TTL HSS 2.4GHz

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MIYMan

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2RoQdCd

Profoto B10 250Ws Flash Head

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MHEvlt

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2HJ0PMO

Elinchrom ELB Flash Head with Battery Pack

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MELXxG

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2S3qDIs

Powerful studio strobes:

Godox AD600BM HSS 600Ws (Damien’s and Marco’s best value choice)

B&H:https://bhpho.to/2MFl2St

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Tstw29

Godox AD600Pro TTL HSS 600Ws

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MHsCfj

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2RV2xPX

Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MIoBqU

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2UtIrZI

Broncolor Siros L 800Ws

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2MGa8Mi

Links to Damien Lovegrove:

Website: https://www.lovegrovephotography.com/

Workshop Adventures: https://lovegroveadventures.com/

Blog: https://www.prophotonut.com/

Lighting kit supplies: https://lovegrove.lighting/

Leather portfolios: https://leather-portfolios.com/

Portraits book: https://lovegroveportraits.com/

Discount for PPN listeners: Use the code “ppn” to get 40% discount on Portraits, the new eBook by Damien Lovegrove. The code is only valid for a limited time!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damienlovegrove/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passionphotographyexperience/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/damienlovegrove

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lovegrovephotography/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on Apple Podcasts.

Jan 31 2019
59 mins
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Rank #17: We Shoot Mirrorless #20 | PPN | Mirrorless news from Leica, Nikon, GoPro, DJI, Sigma, and more.

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The L-mount alliance, Nikon Z7, Leica Q-P, Nikon P1000, GoPro Hero7, DJI Mavic 2, Sigma, and Samyang are some of the topics that Marco and Mat discuss on episode #20 of the “We Shoot Mirrorless” podcast for November 2018.

This show is sponsored by:

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

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and

COSYSPEED - PHONESLINGER The fastest camera bags in the world.

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  • Marco invited mirrorless camera expert Mathieu Gasquet (Mat) co-founder of Mirrorlessons.com

  • Mat talks about his highlights from Photokina 2018. He was especially impressed by the Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma announcement of the L-Lens Alliance. And he shares his feelings about the performance of his Nikon Z7 camera after testing it for one month.

Nikon Z6 - 24.5MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2NvFe97

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zUPFgN

Nikon Z7 - 45.7MP FF camera

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2wnfIfQ

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zdnDxx

Canon EOS R

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2OCxHWv

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2DIHusv

Mirrorless news that is covered on this show:

  • Leica announced an update to the full frame fixed lens mirrorless Q camera. Marco shares what improvements he would like to see in an upgraded Q and compares it to what was actually improved in the new Q-P that retails for $5000 and is $750 more expensive than the regular Q.

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FpzAWs

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zaPrTj

  • Nikon is shipping a telescope camera, well - almost a telescope-camera. The 16MP 1 / 2.3” sensor Nikon Coolpix P1000 offers an optical zoom lens with an equivalent field of view of 24-3000mm. Yes, that is 3000 with three zeros! The lens has a starting aperture of f2.8 on the wide side and f8 on the tele-end. The included “bird” and “mood” mode gives you a pretty good idea, for what kind of photographers this camera is made for.

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FlN0CD

Amazon German: https://amzn.to/2zbSNVX

  • GoPro is shipping the new HERO7 in a Black, Silver, and White feature version. The “Black” top model has improved IQ and new Hypersmooth image stabilization. It can shoot at 4k 60fps, has internal WiFi and GPS and some cool features like a TimeWarp that’s a great looking Hyperlapse mode. It should allow you to get great video results even if you don’t have an expensive gimbal to smooth out movement.

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FpiGHz

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zUPvWJ

  • The popular, pretty compact and foldable Mavic drone from DJI has just received an upgrade - well actually two upgrades. Now there is a Mavic 2 Pro and a Mavic 2 Zoom. The pro version features a small Hasselblad camera with a 1” sensor and the Zoom has a 2x optical zoom lens plus a 4x digital zoom. Except for the cameras, the two drones are identical with added sensors for all directions collision avoidance and a 3-axis gimbal. The Mavic 2 Zoom offers new features like a dolly zoom and super-resolution mode that expand the possibilities of capturing amazing images with that drone.

DJI Mavic Zoom

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FybyJ4

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2QLbvdM

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FBc1dx

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zbX63x

  • Sigma is shipping 3 new Global Vision Lenses for Sony E-mount. The Sigma 40mm f1.4 DG HSM Art, the Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary, and the Sigma 105 f1.4 DG HSM Art (a.k.a. the bokeh monster).

Sigma 40mm f1.4 DG E-Mount - B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FnXTnv

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC E-Mount - B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FmFA2f

Sigma 105 f1.4 DG E-Mount - B&H: https://bhpho.to/2FnY6qN

  • Samyang is shipping a manual focus 85mm f1.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. It will also be offered under the Rokinon brand name and it’s available for Sony E-, Fuji-X, Canon M-, and m4/3 mounts. It has a 9 blade aperture and Ultra Multi Coating to reduce ghosting and chromatic aberrations.

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Fm3dbb

Mirrorless question of the month:

Hi Marco, I have been using the Fuji X-T2 for two years now and I am thinking about upgrading to the X-T3 now that it is shipping. I’m mainly a landscape, portrait, and travel photographer and have the XF 14mm, XF 16-55mm, XF 56mm, and XF 55-200mm lenses. Do you think it makes sense for me to upgrade?

Question by: Guenther, Stuttgart, Germany

Fuji X-T3:

B&H: https://bhpho.to/2pmdfOP

Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2xxGstM

  • We have a PPN Photo Podcast Network group at Flickr (click link) that is open to our listeners and photos taken with all mirrorless camera brands. If you want to join just let us know through the "request invitation" button on the group and drop us a quick line there. We'll add you to the group then. And please ask for the invite via the web browser and not via the Flickr App. The invite process via the app has not been working reliably. You can also submit an image using the Instagram hashtag #WeShootMirrorless

Links to Mathieu Gasquet (Mat):

Web: mirrorlessons.com

Web: mirrorlesscomparison.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirrorlessons/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mirrorlessons

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MirrorLessons

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 2018 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their workflow.

Nov 16 2018
53 mins
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Rank #18: More Gear Show #21 | PPN | How will Artificial Intelligence influence photography with Alex Savsunenko

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AI is slowly entering our daily lives and can make many tasks easier for us. Thankfully, photo editing software is also becoming more intelligent and helps photographers to speed up their workflow and post-processing. But where are we now in the development and where are we headed in the next couple of years? Will photographers be obsolete in the not so distant future?

Marco invited Alex Savsunenko (head of Skylum AI lab) to discuss this topic.

This episode is sponsored by:

HoneyBook - Win Clients. Book Faster. Get Paid. Stay Organized.

https://bit.ly/2sAyZIv

These are some of the topics that Marco and Alex discuss on this episode:

  • What exactly is the definition of AI?

  • Where is AI implemented in current photo editing software like Luminar 3?

  • Is the device processing power still the bottleneck for AI tasks or do we still need more advancements on the programming side?

  • Will AI be able to help us with image keywording and to make intelligent searches throughout our whole image library?

  • Will we ever see an intelligent way to apply exactly the same image look to a whole series of images based on how we have been doing our editing in the past? Filters and styles are not smart, yet.

  • How likely is it that the AI image processing will be applied directly into our cameras?

  • Alex looks into his crystal ball where he sees AI implementation in the next few years.

LUMINAR 3 software:

Link: http://bit.ly/2CzlC2g (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)

Links to Alex Savsunenko:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sasha.savsunenko

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-enhance/

Links to Marco Larousse:

Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com

Twitter: @HamburgCam

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1

Links to PPN:

Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com

Twitter: @Photopodcasts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaUn2M1BBoecISFEOJGRCg

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.

Dec 21 2018
48 mins
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Rank #19: Camera and Inspiration #6 | PPN | September 28th, 2017

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This is episode #6 of the Camera and Inspiration show at “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” for September 2017.

This show is sponsored by B&H: bit.ly/bhphotodeals

  • Marco picks this month inspirational photographer: Gerda Taro (1910 - 1937) is known as the first female war photographer. She learned photography in her exile city of Paris, from a man that she fell in love with and who later called himself Robert Capa. They both passionately photographed during the Spanish civil war 1936. They wanted to fight with their cameras for the republic and against Franco and his regime. Many of the photos that were published under Capa’s name were actually captured by Taro. But at the time they were able to sell the images better under Capa’s name. That’s the reason why Gerda Taro was forgotten by history for many years. She died during a photo reportage in the Spanish civil war in 1937 and should be remembered for her contribution in documenting this event and most likely even for making Robert Capa famous and successful.

  • Marco shares some of his experiences after the tips that Scott gave us on the previous episode on how to become better at bird photography.

  • After the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wildfires that affected regions where a lot of PPN listeners live, we decided on doing a feature on protecting your most valuable possessions regarding your photography - your valuable images. Product tip: Start with recent SD cards: https://bhpho.to/2fzP4ej

  • What should you do in order to protect your images in camera or while you are on the road? Product tip: WD My Passport Wireless Pro USB 3.0 https://bhpho.to/2wYguSA

  • How can you establish a safe and efficient workflow when transferring your images to your productive environment at home or in your studio. What are some options to get a fast productive setup if you don’t have the budget to go all SSD for work speed? Product tip: Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure: https://bhpho.to/2wXmTNL

  • How to back up on location and how to store on location that you have a minimum layer of protection for your images? Product tip: WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: https://bhpho.to/2fB06QE

  • What are different options to get a good offsite backup stored securely outside of your house or town? Product tip: Synology DiskStation DS216-II 2-Bay NAS Enclosure: https://bhpho.to/2wWOLSq

  • Scott’s inspirational photo book of the month is called: “Portraits by Steve McCurry”

http://de.phaidon.com/store/photography/steve-mccurry-portraits-2nd-edition-9780714865379/#tab-2

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review about our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Scott Bourne follow him on Twitter: @ScottBourne

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

About this show:

On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Scott and Marco discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.

Sep 29 2017
36 mins
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Rank #20: More Gear Show #6 | PPN | September 23rd, 2017

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The More Gear Show topic this month is:

Using Teleconverters - The Basics.

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Email: scott@scottbourne.com with questions or use the form on our website

You’ll find a visual presentation of these show notes here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/CabgCmTh8kpH5/

Introduction

A teleconverter (sometimes called tele extender or TC) is a secondary lens which is mounted between the camera and a photographic lens. Its job is to enlarge the central part of an image. They usually come in two lengths, 1.4 and 2X. These numbers represent the multiplier effect of the teleconverter. For instance, a 1.4 TC on a 100mm lens would make that lens operate like a 140mm lens. A 2X TC on the same lens would make that lens operate like a 200mm lens.

As I’ve grown older, I have come to rely on teleconverters. In the past, I've had a love/hate relationship with them. When I was a young man and dead broke, I used them to try to get more focal length and hated the results. Then again, when I was young, the quality of the average teleconverter was horrible and my technique not much better.

Now, decades later, teleconverters from manufacturers like Olympus are very, very good. (There are other good teleconverters from other manufacturers but I mention Olympus because I am most familiar with them.)

With the advent of higher-quality TCs and practice, I have come to the conclusion that with proper technique, and a super sharp lens to connect with the teleconverter, this gear can deliver sharp, pleasing image quality. The caveats are that you start with quality glass and use a properly matched teleconverter, i.e., one made by the same company that manufactures your lens. While technically, other brands may work, in my opinion, best practices require a properly matched converter.

Proper technique is also really important. For those who only use long lenses occasionally, it's very hard to develop good technique. When I teach at bird photography workshops the first thing I tend to note with new students is their assumption that their expensive telephoto lens will be all they need to get a good, sharp image. If only that were true.

You really need to practice with long lenses and get your technique down. Use a sturdy tripod, and preferably a gimbal head if you're shooting with DSLRs. (Mirrorless shooters may be able to hand hold but a tripod and gimbal are always nice perks if you can afford them.) Place your feet shoulder-width apart, press your eye firmly to the back of your camera and drape your arm over the center of gravity on the lens. If you're making any sort of image other than a static, locked down image, and you're using a modern lens, go ahead and turn on IS. (Check your camera/lens manual to see if your stabilization works on a tripod.) These are minimum techniques for good image making with long telephoto lenses. I use a 1.4 TC on my Olympus camera. In the past I worked with a 2X teleconverter. Once you add that 2x TC to the equation, it only gets harder. When you use a 2X teleconverter you magnify EVERY mistake you make for all to see.

When you use a teleconverter you will end up short a stop or two of light. A 1.4 TC will cost you one stop of light and a 2X TC will cost you two stops of light. Most people already know that. What few people talk about is that you may also lose autofocus or at least autofocus speed. You may also lose some of your autofocus points. (My Olympus camera doesn't suffer from this problem but most do.) If you’re shooting with an older camera and lenses slower than f/2.8 pay attention to this.

I want to clear up a misconception. I have seen many photographers flatly state that teleconverters don’t offer autofocus on lenses slower than f/2.8. While this may be true for a majority of cameras its not true with some of the more modern high-end cameras.

Even if your camera can autofocus using a teleconverter, remember you will also be penalized by slightly slower autofocus acquisition. It is lens, body and situation dependent but it is something to know. I am lucky in that on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, paired to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter this isn't a real issue. I don't notice any difference.

Back when I shot on DSLRs, a 400mm f/4 lens with a 1.4TC (EFL of 560mm at f/5.6 due to the one stop of light lost to the TC) will not yield autofocus that is as fast as a 600mm f/5.6 lens without the TC. The gaps grow closer every year and it’s much less of a problem with new gear. Older cameras/lenses/converters will be more likely to manifest slower AF acquisition.

USE CASES

It’s possible to use TCs with any variety of lens and camera combinations (check your owner's’ manual to make sure your camera and lens pairing is compatible.) Some photographers are even able to stack two teleconverters (a 1.4 TC plus a 2X TC) to get even more reach. I have never tried this but you may want to. (Put the 2X on the camera, attach a 12mm extension tube to the 2X TC and then attach a 1.4 TC to the 12mm extension tube.)

When I attach a teleconverter I tend to attach the TC to the lens first and THEN to the camera. On some cameras, this seems to make a big difference in how well the TC talks to both the lens and the camera, in terms of autofocus speed and also in terms of metering. Consider this a best practice just to be safe.

With my desire to shoot long lenses I am constantly battling the need for big, heavy glass with the need for something that isn’t too expensive and that I can more easily carry. I have increasingly moved to using teleconverters and with practice, most photographers will find this is a reasonable compromise.

Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H without our link. And the more this link will be used to buy at B&H, the more giveaways we’ll be able to give back to our listeners through B&H. It really is a “win-win” situation :)

And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review about our shows on iTunes.

For more information on Scott Bourne follow him on Twitter: @ScottBourne

For more information on Marco Larousse follow him on Twitter: @HamburgCam

Sep 25 2017
17 mins
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