F8 | The Photographers Perspective is the show where you connect with the world's most inspiring photographers. Join us each week as we go in-depth with the pros, get to know their personal perspectives and introduce you to new places and experiences that help you get the most out of your creative passion. Hosted and produced by Chris Smith, Out of Chicago.
Matt Theobald Shares Lens Filter Best Practices
Matt Theobald of Breakthrough Photography, makers of the world's sharpest and most color neutral filters, joins Chris to talk about the success of his business and his best tips for using lens filters.
Matt shares the situations you need to be using filters in, best practices for handling your filters, and the major differences between cheap and well-made filters. He also discusses how filters can assist in various landscapes such as Yosemite and Chicago's Botanical Gardens.
Chris then talks to Matt about Colorado Tripods (https://coloradotripod.com/) , and how they're making the world's first titanium tripods. Matt and his team will be at Out of Yosemite 2020 (https://www.outofchicago.com/yosemite/) to help attendees use their filters.
Visit Breakthrough Photography (https://breakthrough.photography/) to find educational material on buying ND filters, learn about the team, and more.
Rafael Pons Discusses his Photo Planning App PhotoPills
Rafael Pons joins Chris to discuss PhotoPills, an app that helps you plan your shots during all hours of the day. The incredible app lets you see when and where the sun, moon, and stars will rise and fall, so that you'll never miss the perfect moment.
Listen as Rafael tells us the first thing you should do after downloading the PhotoPills app, previews the forthcoming PhotoPills Camp, and teases the next big feature coming to PhotoPills: Meteor Shower Forecasts.
Visit http://www.PhotoPills.com to learn more, or jump directly to the iOS (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/photopills/id596026805?mt=8&at=11l3Ld) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.photopills.android.photopills&hl=en) store. You can also find the app on Twitter (https://twitter.com/photopills?lang=en) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PhotoPills/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/photopills/?hl=en) .
Sean Bagshaw on Luminosity Masks, One-Click Post Processing Apps
Chris is joined by Sean Bagshaw, who was at Out of Oregon and will join us again for Out of Acadia (https://www.outofchicago.com/acadia/) in 2020. They discuss everything there is to know about Luminosity Masks, including why someone may want to use them and how to avoid going too far in post-processing.
Speaking of post-processing, the two chat about replacing skies, one-click photo post processing apps, and why they both prefer to get granular in their editing.
Before becoming a photographer, Sean was a middle school science teacher. He shares how this experience has made him a better teacher in his own workshops and online education courses -- the latter of which is his main income stream.
To follow Sean online, visit http://www.OutdoorExposurePhoto.com, http://www.PhotoCascadia.com, and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/seanbagshaw) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Sean.Bagshaw.Photography/) , and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SeanBagshaw) .
Toby Harriman on Aerial Photography, Marketing Yourself
Toby Harriman, who will be a featured guest at Out of Chicago in June (https://www.outofchicago.com/chicago/) , joins Chris to discuss how he became a professional photographer, his aerial work, and how businesses research photographers before working with them, no matter their numbers on social media.
As someone who spends a lot of time shooting in Alaska, Toby shares why he struggles to find a camera that can handle the northern winters, and the cameras he relies on. He also discusses how his background in website development gives him an advantage, and why everyone should have their own website for their work.
To learn more about Toby, visit http://TobyHarriman.com, http://PlanetUnicorn.com, and follow him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tobyharriman/) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tobyharriman) , and Twitter (https://twitter.com/tobyharriman) .
Live From Out of Oregon: Making Landscape Photography Profitable
Chris hosts a panel with Ian Plant, Ryan Smith, Blake Rudis and Michael Shainblum at Out of Oregon 2019 to discuss how they all make a living in landscape photography and the evolving technology landscape.
The discussion opens with how they got started in their craft. Later we learn how they currently make money in landscape photography, how to handle social media, how to build an audience, advice for hobbyists who want to launch their own website, and the best ways to create an eBook -- if you should do it at all.
Charlotte Gibb on Shooting Intimate Landscapes
Photographer Charlotte Gibb joins Chris to discuss what it means to shoot intimate landscapes, her favorite places to photograph in Yosemite, and why winter is her favorite season to shoot there.
She also shares her go-to lens, tips for photographing fall's colors, rules for shooting that may not come naturally, and how she turns a simple subject into a masterpiece.
Later, Charlotte explains why she prefers to shoot alone, and what she hopes to contribute to our Out of Yosemite conference this February.
You can find her online at http://CharlotteGibb.com as well as at http://CharlotteGibbBlog.com, where she writes about her experiences, creativity, and new work. Her technical work can be found at Visual Wilderness (https://visualwilderness.com/portfolio/charlotte-gibb) .
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Great job! My weekly lesson in photography.
A lesson in each episode
Stellar show! Each episode has something that I can actually take away and try myself out in the real world.
If you love photography and the city of Chicago, this is the podcast to listen to. Thanks Chris !