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Kerry and David answer letters from listeners. We tried to answer a question about the gear we take to weddings, but need to do a post about that, its just too long to talk about on the show. Then we talked about organizing files in Lightroom and how we each do it differently. Next we discussed posing people, especially in larger groups and how to make sure they aren’t blinking. Finally we talked about dealing with clients and if you should every turn down work or “fire” a client.
Candice Cunningham is a wedding photographer from Ventura California (near Los Angeles) who has been perfecting her craft for the past seven years and managed to do FIFTY weddings last year. With this much experience under her belt, Candice talks to use about gettnig ready, dealing with clients, thank you cards, and much more.
While this show is pretty “wedding photography” heavy, the contents such as dealing with customers and doing things to make them feel special apply to virtually any aspect of photography.
Are you a total Apple Aperture N00b like David and I are? If so, then you may want to listen to this podcast featuring our good friend Sara France. Sara is very well known for her Apple Aperture skills and she walks us through some of the basics of getting started with using Aperture and how to use some of the very cool features like Smart Albums and the Book designer.
We really apologize for running late but things did not go as planned. But the good news is that we are finally announcing our last couple of contest winners!
Pictage Contest – The winner of our Pictage contest, winning a 12 month membership to Pictage Pro (worth $1200!!) is Cynthia Burtch. Congratulations!
Lightroom Contest – Our winner of a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is Michael Dalvald.
Kerry talks to Jim Divitale about using speciality lenses like the Lensbaby Composer in commercial shoots. Jim talks about how to tell clients about the effects, how to prepare for a shoot, and the comparision between the effect of of a Lensbaby versus a Tlt-Shift and 4×5 View camera.
Kerry and David discuss the latest tools and gadgets they have been using or have seen at the recent shows including products from Lensbaby, Vanguard, California Sunbounce, Datacolor, Lenspen, Sandisk, Flip video, Apple, and Photovision.
In this week’s show Kerry and David talk to Tom Hogarty, the product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Tom talks about using catalogs versus collections, answers questions from Camera Dojo twitter followers, and discusses where Lightroom may be going in the future.
Kerry and David talk to Curt Apanovich about the fusion of video and still photography and where this is going to take us in the near future.
Curt’s background in film and photography have combined to put him into the perfect position to take advantage of not just both mediums, but also to enable him to fuse the two together using current equipment and software.
Curt gives some tips of getting started with video and how best to use video to compliment your photography.
Kerry talks to Mike Wong from OnOne Software about their newest releases of their popular plugins for Photoshop (and now for Lightroom).
Mike talks about the possible future for plugins and for OnOne Software and hints at possible tools for the Apple iPhone and for dealing with video from new cameras such as the Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Kerry and David talk to Jason Kiefer, the CEO of Pictage, to discuss how photographers can get more revenue by selling prints and how to maximize those print sales by understanding who it is that is buying the prints.
Along with our regular podcast, we are thinking about trying out our hand with some videocasts. In this show, Kerry and David discuss paying attention to details. This covers your material, to your work, to working with other vendors, and more.
Kerry and David talk with Vui Bui on the effective use of video in marketing and promoting your photography business and where video fits (or doesnt fit) into the photographer’s business.
Kerry and David sit with Scarlett Lillian to talk about her upcoming workshop at WPPI. This is going to be a nighttime bride and groom shoot in Las Vegas where you can learn some new techniques for shooting couples and for low-light situations.
If you would like to try to win a free spot, check out the contest at Scarlett’s website at http://scarlettlillian.net.
Kerry and David talk with Carlos Baez about the recent controversy over the new video called Engage (http://engagingfilms.com), using specialty lenses, getting started with lighting, trends in wedding photography, staying inspired, and much more.
You may be seeing some weirdness in the lists of articles on and off today. We are making some changes to the architecture under the hood so it will be compatible with an upcoming theme change. Please bear with us, all the content is here and all the links work, its just some of the descriptions are a little funky while we are making these coding changes. Thank you.
In this episode Kerry and David talk about some lessons learned over the past couple of years on techniques that do and do not work when doing a bridal show. The discussion covers booth setup, materials, booking meetings, networking, and much more. If you are struggling with poor performance of your bridal shows or are thinking about getting a booth at a bridal show, then you should listen to this episode and it will give you some valuable tips.
Kerry and David sit down with Marc Fuller to discuss search engine optimization and how it can generate traffic and build your brand credibility. Marc also offers a $50 discount on his Kertesz Wordpress theme with the discount code ‘cameradojo
In this episode, Kerry and David sit down with Roberto Valenzuela from Beverly Hills, CA who is a remarkably skilled wedding photographer. Roberto talks about getting started and “finding his eye”. Roberto gives some helpful tips on how to practice different techniques to improve your skills.