Top 10 Podcast Episodes for 2018

 

In order to celebrate an amazing 2018 and set you up for an epic 2019 here is a list of our most listened episodes during the last year.

 

 

How to build your photography business with Kendra Paige?

Next are our episodes where we meet Kendra Paige who shares how to build your photography business and turn it into a brand. What is the essential equipment for a starting photographer and how to figure out your rate?

How to grow on Instagram?

Our first featured episode is the most listened for last year as well. If you’re just getting started or you’re in a need of stepping up your Instagram game – make sure to give it a go.

Find the path to your true style with Hugh Ketschmer

Hugh Ketschmer is a photography illustrator with some unique vision. He talks about how to develop your own personal style and do you really need an agent. Handling rejections is a huge part of having a successful business so Hugh gives some tips on how to improve that.

Building a sustainable photography business with Alesio Albi

Being a photographer from small city can be a bit frustrating. Do you have to move in order to be accomplished? Alesio shares his approach to colors and especially matching moods and light.

How to analyze photos?

Analyzing photos is a skill that sooner or later pays off by a lot. In this episode we go step by step on how to approach it and master it like a pro.

Develop a strategy for your photography business with Giel Domen

Giel gets into how to develop a strategy for your business and what are the questions you need to ask yourself to develop your signature? We talk about mood boards and what we need to put in them.How he and his partner got their first gig for Vogue and what are the biggest misconceptions about working with big magazines?

Never too late to become a fashion photographer with Stephen Glathe

Stephen got into fashion photography at the age of 37. How do you fit in the industry when you start a bit later than the rest? What you need to know when you travel for photography work? How to minimize your budget ? We talk about shooting in the desert and how to take advantage of the hard light.

Making a living as a fashion photographer with Andreas Ortner

Getting into fashion photography is something that a lot of people are fascinated with. Can you really make a living doing that? What are the ways to sell your photography? Andreas shares the recipe for a great model’s test and what he did in a different way in order to get where he is today.

How to build your confidence with Jason Bell?

Jason gets to shoot a lot of movie stars and celebrities. Who’s making the selection of the images and what are the highlights of the retouching process, when we talk about celebrities? How he approached his latest photo shoot for Vanity Fair ? What is the the preparation process before the day of the shoot?

No excuses about your photography with Joel Grimes

Why Joel decided to call himself an artist with a camera instead of a photographer? What’s the psychology of working with advertising agencies?

Which one is your favorite episode? 
Let us know in the comments! 

Post-Production Workflow – In The Field (Part 2)

POST PRODUCTION WORKFLOW

PART II: CULLING + EDITING 
By Patrick Patton

IMPORTING IMAGES
When I import files into Capture One Pro, I leave the default settings on and I import
my files into the “CAPTURE” folder, whether I am utilizing the tethered capture feature
of Capture One Pro, or just importing from a card. This keeps my method consistent,
and when it comes to file management, consistency is your best friend. When you
develop a consistent method for file management, you will have a much easier time
locating older files years down the road.

CULLING IMAGES
Culling simply means to make selections from a large quantity.
I use the rating system
to cull my images. My first pass is very liberal, and I mark anything that is usable with
one star. My second pass is decidedly more selective, and I mark only the really
fantastic images with two stars. If I still haven’t narrowed it down enough, I will go
ahead and make a third pass by marking the best of the best with three stars. I can
continue this process all the way on up to five stars if necessary, and at some point, I
should be feeling good about my selections.

ADJUSTING EXPOSURE
I usually start with exposure. Sometimes it is helpful to temporarily change your
image to black and white for this step. Adjust your exposure, brightness, contrast,
highlight recovery, shadow fill, etc. and then in most cases, you will want to copy your
adjustments to the other images to keep everything consistent, and then make any
needed adjustments from there.


PLAYING WITH COLOR

It’s a lot of fun to play with color, but you can go overboard really quickly and make
your model look like an alien from across the galaxy… in most cases, this is not ideal. I
don’t usually make my color adjustments until I’m finished retouching the image in
Photoshop (we will talk about that in Part III), but I wanted to show you that Capture
One Pro gives you some really powerful tools to play around with, and I do utilize these
from time to time.

EXPORTING IMAGES
I usually export my files to the “OUTPUT” folder. I know that this is where my select
images are going once they are ready to be opened in Photoshop for retouching. Again,
you will probably find your own method that works, and that is fine as long as you
have a consistent method that you understand.

Patrick Patton

I am a California-based photographer of people.  I work out of California’s Central Coast, home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world.  I have always enjoyed the pursuit and the challenge of creating and capturing beauty, whether it be through music, drawings, storytelling, or my favorite medium of all: photography. 

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