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Are you ready for a photography podcast which breaks the mold and will not put you to sleep? Are you ready to actually have fun while learning? Are you ready to learn from an award-winning photojournalist with decades of experience you can benefit from?

Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy Sharky's weekly podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

Lens Shark Photography Podcast - the latest in DSLR, mirrorless, lenses, photo software, tips, tricks, news, camera technolog Mike "Sharky" James - career photojournalist and all-around nice guy (albeit snarky)

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Are you ready for a photography podcast which breaks the mold and will not put you to sleep? Are you ready to actually have fun while learning? Are you ready to learn from an award-winning photojournalist with decades of experience you can benefit from?

Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy Sharky's weekly podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

    The BIG Announcement! The Move to PetaPixel!

    The BIG Announcement! The Move to PetaPixel!

    The GINORMOUS photography news site (it gets 6 million unique visitors a month), PetaPixel.com has called me to come podcast for them and take this podcast to a new level!

    Make sure you look for "PetaPixel Photography Podcast" in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. so you can get the new shows.

    You can find the links here as well:
    http://www.PetaPixel.com/podcast

    If you like the Lens Shark Photography Podcast, you'll love the new show as it's basically the same, but now we've teamed up with industry-leader PetaPixel and are reaching even more people.

    Thank you all for your support and please join us on the new podcast! :)

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    Episode 40: We're In Transition! [LSP #0040]

    Episode 40: We're In Transition! [LSP #0040]

    Welcome to episode 40!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

    Call us at: 1-206-333-9308
    Email us at: lensshark@gmail.com

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
    00:01:02 - This podcast has been called up to the big leagues and that's no exaggeration. On August 26, 2015 we were contacted by one of the largest photography websites about teaming up and podcasting for them. After hammering out the details, we have agreed to do so.

    Stay tuned for a special episode coming days after this one goes live explaining where to find us and full details of this incredible news.

    MILLIONS of photographers of all levels will now be able to listen to an even better version of this podcast. Details coming soon!

    This will will always remain and the iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps will soon we available so if you'd like to download episodes of this podcast to your phone to save them, you can do that right in the apps.

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    In this episode:
    00:04:46 - A photographer learns the hard way that if you set your Creative Commons license on Flickr (or anywhere) to allow for commercial use without compensation...that might just happen!

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    00:06:16 - DxO Mark give the Sony a7R II it's highest rating of any camera sensor ever tested by them.

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    00:08:20 - Tamron releases some cool new lenses. The SP 35mm f/1.8 DI VC USD and the  SP 45mm f/1.8 DI VC USD. They're available on September 29, 2015 in Canon and Nikon mounts.

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    This week's listener question:
    00:10:29 - Brad in Australia wants to know how to create his online portfolio.

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    00:16:09 - Getty Images gets cranky with a German blog which used one of their photos for the "Socially Awkward Penguin" meme.

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    00:18:16 - A photo gallery hiding app on smartphones and tablets makes the news.

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    00:19:16 - Reports are that the DxO ONE will eject your iPhone quickly causing it to possibly crash to the ground if you're not careful says a reviewer.

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    00:21:28 - Kenko Tokina releases its hardened Hoya HD3 UV and Circular Polarizer filters.

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    00:25:48 - Olympus releases the OM-D E-M10 II with some cool upgrades.

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    00:28:42 - Panasonic releases firmware version 2.3 with V Log L shooting mode with 2 more stops of dynamic range and more as well as its GH4R with unlimited 4K video shooting.

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    00:29:39 - A DJ and a wedding photographer tangle raising questions about whether or not a DJ has any business shooting the wedding and promoting themselves with those photos on social media. We discuss the mess that this could be if the DJ distracts subjects the wedding photographer is photographing. Check out the madness here.

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    00:42:30 - Panasonic releases more Micro Four Thirds lenses. The Lumix G 25mm f/1.7, the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 45-150mm f/4-5.6 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 all in matte black.

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    In Drone News:
    00:44:03 - A parent overreacts and accuses an experienced drone pilot and aerial photographer of flying over and near a girls soccer game. Watch the video here.


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    00:49:22 - I give my heartfelt thanks for my amazing listeners and give further information about how to find us days from now when the new podcast gets added to iTunes. Please join us in this exciting venture as we reach a much larger audience.

    I VERY MUCH need your voicemail questions for the new podcast so please his the "Send Voicemail" tab on LensShark.com or call us at 206-333-9308.

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    Announcement:
    Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

    Announcement:
    Free camera giveaway coming up!
    The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

    Listener questions needed:
    Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show or call us at 1-206-333-9308.

    Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social medi

    • 51 min
    Episode 39: Canon Mirrorless Rumors! [LSP #0039]

    Episode 39: Canon Mirrorless Rumors! [LSP #0039]

    Welcome to episode 39!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

    Call us at: 1-206-333-9308
    Email us at: lensshark@gmail.com

    In this episode:
    00:01:10 - Want to win ONE YEAR of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom)?!!!

    Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card? Everyone gets a FREE portfolio review by me who enters this giveaway!

    Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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    00:02:21 - The FREE Lens Shark Photography Podcast iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps are coming! You'll be able to listen, call in to the show, leave feedback, etc. all in one convenient app. We're pretty excited about this.

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    This week's listener question:
    00:03:10 - Dotan in Israel wants to know why his Nikon D7200 isn't locking on to subjects using the outer focus points.

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    00:08:30 - Rumors are that Canon plans on getting more serious about the mirrorless market as DSLR sales continue to slide.

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    00:15:41 - The oldest and most-listened-to podcast on everything iOS reaches out to me to get my thoughts on possible technology in upcoming iOS devices. Rob Walch, host of "Today in iOS", gave me permission to use the portion of his show with me in this episode. If you're into iOS devices, check out his show here.

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    00:19:07 - A Facebook community alters photos of plus-size models and celebrities to make them thinner, "fat-shaming" them. We discuss this alarming misuse of photo editing.

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    00:22:30 - A perfectly good Sony a7R II gets torn down. We tell you why.

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    00:24:56 - Olympus users discover a hidden menu with useful info on their cameras.

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    00:25:32 - Muggings of photographers for their camera gear is on the rise in San Francisco, California as a photojournalist gets robbed in broad daylight.

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    00:27:35 - Reporters and a U.S. Presidential candidate poke fun at another candidate over a photo composite, but don't get it quite right.

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    00:30:38 - 18 countries alter a photo of a young woman to their society's standards and the results are very telling.

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    00:33:32 - MIT scientists develop a camera that just can't blow out the highlights, but is this a camera we even want or need as photographers?

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    00:36:18 - Apple officially announces its program to repair iPhone 6 Plus phones whose rear iSight cameras have failed. Search with your serial number here.

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    00:37:30 - 500px users voice their displeasure with the company's new app and the direction they've been going as they're overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

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    In Drone News:
    00:40:01 - An ammunition company releases a project targeted at shooting down drones, but is this even legal?


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    Announcement:
    Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

    Announcement:
    Free camera giveaway coming up!
    The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

    Listener questions needed:
    Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show or call us at 1-206-333-9308.

    Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

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    • 44 min
    Episode 38: Trey Ratcliff vs. Atlanta Police [LSP #0038]

    Episode 38: Trey Ratcliff vs. Atlanta Police [LSP #0038]

    Welcome to episode 38!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

     

    In this episode:
    00:00:56 - Want to win ONE YEAR of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom)?!!!

     

    Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card? Everyone gets a FREE portfolio review by me who enters this giveaway!

     

    Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

     

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    00:02:19 - Photographer Trey Ratcliff has his photo walk tour of the U.S. interrupted by police at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

     

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    This weeks's listener question:
    00:05:58 - Jeffrey from the Bronx, New York wants to know who he should have print his photos and what they charge.

     

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    00:14:21 - Our friends at Petapixel publish an article about DMCA Takedown Requests. We discuss what you need to know about getting your photos removed from websites stealing your images, video and other works.

     

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    00:16:05 - A photographer loses her camera during a charity bike race and you won't believe where it's found two years later.

     

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    00:18:28 - Corel ParticleShop is released with cool brushes for Photoshop and Lightroom.

     

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    00:19:50 - A photographer does a senior shoot...at Taco Bell.

     

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    00:22:04 - Think Tank Photo releases Roller Flair, a product designed to make your roller bag more recognizable in the crowd.

     

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    00:23:36 - Find out what country can sue you for photographing your meal at restaurants.

     

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    00:25:37 - Find out what city in the U.S. has an "Instagram Officer".

     

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    00:27:55 - Morpholio releases Journal, its digital sketchbook app.

     

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    00:28:41 - Canon's new printer ads are hilarious and encourage people to print more.

     

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    00:32:43 - A website pulls your Instagram photos and charges $150 for them.

     

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    In Drone News:
    00:34:00 - A jerk on a pier in San Diego makes a great shot and hooks a drone.

     

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    00:36:45 - A hawk in Australia spots a drone and takes it down.

     

    Announcement:

    Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

     

    Announcement:
    Free camera giveaway coming up!

    The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

     

    Listener questions needed:
    Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

     

    Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

     

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    • 40 min
    Episode 37: Can A Flash Really Cause Blindness? [LSP #0037]

    Episode 37: Can A Flash Really Cause Blindness? [LSP #0037]

    Welcome to episode 37!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

    In this episode:
    00:00:44 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)? Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card?

    Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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    00:01:23 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Denise in Idaho. Denise wants to know if she should put her pricing on her website or leave them off.

     

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    00:04:35 – Nikon announces the 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, the 24mm f/1.8G ED and the 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR.

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    00:09:24 – Tamron releases the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens.

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    00:11:01 – Nikon comes out with the massive innovation that is the black and gold hot shoe cover (ASC-02). Wow. Just amazing.

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    00:12:54 – Google and MIT figure out how to effectively remove obstructions and reflections from photos. Watch the video here.

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    00:15:22 – NASA releases images of the Moon cross the Earth…and it looks like the Death Star from Star Wars. See it here.

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    00:15:51 – Can your flash cause blindness? We discuss it a bit and a claim of one doing just that recently in China.

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    00:17:49 – Fujifilm announces the X-T1 IR, a professional-grade infrared camera.

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    00:18:45 – Two professional photographers in San Francisco are robbed with pepper spray as they unload their car full of $7,000 worth of camera gear.

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    00:19:38 – Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa is killed making it seven journalists killed in that country so far in 2015. RIP

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    00:20:48 – Adobe announces that CS6 users will no longer receive updates to Adobe Camera Raw past the current version (v.9.1.1). Download the DNG Converter Utility to convert future cameras’ RAW files or upgrade to the Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $10/month.

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    00:21:38 – LumoPro announces their LP605M light stand which can convert into a monopod.

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    00:21:58 – Lens Rentals Canada announces that it’s closing its doors.

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    00:22:40 – Bored with your DSLR? Consider a medium format DSLR with the 40 Megapixel Pentax 645D now that’s it’s dropped to about $4,000.

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    In Drone News:
    00:23:24 – DJI announces the Phantom 3 Standard for $799.

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    00:24:39 – A Kentucky man is arrested after shooting a drone out of the sky with his shotgun. Here’s his interview and the drone owner’s.

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    00:25:44 – Drone Kid (18-year-old Austin Haughwout) is arrested after being arrested by police after a motor vehicle offense. I put two and two together and realized this is also the same kid who attached a gun to a drone (and firing it) as well as the kid who was attacked by a woman at the beach who accused him of being a pervert.

    Announcement:
    Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

    Announcement:
    Free camera giveaway coming up!
    The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

    Listener questions needed:
    Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

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

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

    Welcome to episode 36!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

    In this episode:
    00:01:00 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)? Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card?

    Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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    00:03:21 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Sergio in Ohio. Sergio has a Nikon D200, but wants to know if he should move up to the Nikon D700 or go mirrorless with the awesome Fujifilm X-T1.

     

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    00:12:09 – Adobe’s Dehaze slider in Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW seems to also do wonder with the night’s sky and astrophotography.

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    00:13:14 – Google gets ready to yank Google+ Photos…what you need to know.

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    00:14:03 – Flickr brings back the Pro level of membership due to popular demand.

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    00:15:03 – Canon reports huge losses in the Q2 of 2015. What does this mean for the camera maker?

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    00:20:30 – Sony’s RX100 IV does an amazing 1000 frames per second and you need to see the video by our friends at MirrorLessons.com.

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    00:22:11 – LumoPro innovates with a cool flash case called the LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch which doubles as three flash modifiers.

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    00:23:22 – A Fresno, California photographer is killed as he is hit by a train while doing a photoshoot on the tracks.

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    00:24:58 – Still shooting film? What you need to know if you’re dropping rolls of film off at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and others for processing.

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    00:27:38 – Taylor Swift’s rights-grabbing contract gets reworked by the photography industry and Swift accepts the more reasonable contract. Another victory in the war on photography!

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    00:30:13 – It looks like once again, the government is looking to push through an “Orphan Works” act. What you, as a photographer, needs to know about your diminished copyright should this pass.

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    In Drone News:
    00:36:19 – A foolish Connecticut man attaches a gun to a drone and flies it causing quite an uproar. You must see the video.

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    00:38:09 – After quite a few irresponsible drone owners causing firefighting aircraft to be grounded due to safety concerns, California legislators introduce a bill allowing emergency personnel to knock drones out of the sky for their safety. We’re calling on drone manufactures to warn its customers about flying near the scenes of emergencies.

    Announcement:
    Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

    Announcement:
    Free camera giveaway coming up!
    The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

    Listener questions needed:
    Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

    Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

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    • 44 min

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