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.
Robert asks about the histogram and what is up with that area under it, Bruce wants to know if we should still pour goo onto our sensors, the current state of filters in photography, what to do about lens flare caused by oncoming trains and our guest is Jon Miller of the Rest of Everest, telling us what Thelma and Louise have to do with Canyonlands 2012.
Toronto photographer Sean Galbraith is back to discuss 300 millimeter wide angle lenses, cameras that have 40 times the resolution of a 35mm negative, an opportunity for you to try out 4×5 large format photography and what makes the Toronto Urban Photography workshop tick.