Chris talks with Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, author of great books (such as iPad for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, OS X Mavericks For Dummies, and more), host of his soon-to-be-released tv show, who claims his middle name should be “paranoid” – why? Because he keeps copies of his data (including his photos) in at least three different places. Just in case his house gets blown away by a tornado – not too unlikely, given that he lives in Texas.
1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow – how much is your time worth? This highly rated ebook (and free audiobook!) explore and explain why a solid workflow is key and then provides you to the point with a fail-safe method that allows you to quickly boil down that pile of images to the essence, to your very best photos
Chris talks with photographer Don Komarechka from Barrie, Canada about his Snowflake Photography, running a Kickstarter campaign, making a book, scrapping an entire print run and re-printing it, infrared photography and what you can do with pinholes.
Chris talks with videographer Jon Miller of The Rest of Everest about his latest tool to gather amazing footage: a quadrocopter that is capable of carrying motion-stabilized cameras and can fly at the high elevation of Mt. Everest Base Camp. In their discussion Chris and Jon touch on everything form the technology and how to get started with flying one of these for far below $1000, the legalities of commercial drone flying and about the potential for controversy that these flying cameras have with some people.
Chris believes that there’s an alternative to shooting wide open, he’ll touch on external storage solutions for photographers, including Drobo and Synology and he will shine a light on when you need what kind of auto-focus mode on your camera.
Also: an interview with photojournalist Sven Tetzlaff about his visit to the Chinese view camera manufacturer Chamonix.
Chris has spent the last three days at a photography event like no other. After Dark is a very relaxed and highly creative meet-up of several hundred participating photographers and several tens of professional photographers who act as mentors and work with the participants on all kinds of projects, from small flash on-location lighting, working with models, fashion photography, post production, big studio setups, marketing, business, photoshop, … you name it. The event takes place at different locations throughout the year, this time it was in Kansas City.
Chris catches some of the atmosphere of After Dark and talks with the founder of After Dark, David Junion, and with Brian DeMint, photographer and one of the mentors at the event.