Be A Photo Pro
Summary: We provide an avenue of mentoring, education, networking and a level of certification to budding, amateur and professional photographers. Tune in for weekly shows about photography, how to be more professional and any other multi-media or tech topic that you guys want to talk about.
This month we will be chatting with photographer, nationally recognized DJ, anime and movie buff, Will Gamble, about some of his many hobbies and art forms including some specialty lenses and lighting techniques that he uses with his photography. Will loves to use his Lensbaby for vintage and tilt-shift effects and also loves trying different "in camera" lighting techniques including color splashing with manual flash and gels. He also has a few vintage film cameras like the Diana that he experiments with from time to time. As you all may know, I shoot on a Holga so if you've ever wondered what all these "toy" cameras were about, now's your chance! If you've ever wanted to try something new, interesting and outside the box with your photography, be prepared to be inspired after this show! We may also discuss some of his other interests as well. Its sure to be a great show for all you geeks and nerds out there!
Most of you have heard of editing your photos, but surprisingly few of you actually regularly edit your pictures. This week we'll dig into some of the basics and meanings of digital photo editing and all the cool things that you can do with photo editing that you may not have thought possible. No matter what editor you use almost all of them will use some basic commands or sliders. Some examples are brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, highlights and shadows, white balance, noise reduction and sharpening. We'll also go into some specialty edits like: vignetting, lens blur and tilt shift. By the end of this show, you will actually know the basics of editing a digital photo.
This month we'll teach you how to get better family and holiday photos with ANY camera that you have.
Some of us can get a random photography job and when we get there we do it well, but as a professional, you always want to be thinking about the next job. One way to do this is to network with other vendors at your event, from cake bakers, to videographers and flower people, I'll give you some tips how to network with those people and more importantly, what those vendors need from YOU as a photographer.
This week we'll discuss how to take better pictures while you are on vacation or during your world travels. How do you catch the "feel" of a town, country or culture? What becomes an interesting photo for the viewers back home and online and what becomes just a boring snapshot? We'll be tackling these questions and more.
This week we will talk about some of the big differences in a real actual paid for photo editing program vs. freebie and free online photo editors. What do you get, what do you lose? Is Photoshop worth the money? We'll expore the options and give you some recommendations if you don't want to break the bank.
This week we'll chat with professional photographer Terry Bruno about every photographer's best friend and sometimes worst enemy, Adobe Photoshop. Is it worth it? Is it easy to use? She'll also share some of her tips and secrets! Terry Bruno is a professional photographer in the Birmingham, Alabama area and has over 10 years in wedding, portrait, corporate and product photography. She works with Photoshop or at least one other Adobe photo editing product almost every day and is an expert on retouching and correcting images.
This week we will learn the fundamentals and basics of how Adobe Lightroom works at its core and why you, as a photographer, should use it first! We'll look at importing, exporting, organization and cataloging and then actually work on a few edits where i'll explain most of the sliders and how to use them effectively. For this show I will be talking about and using Lightroom 3 but most of the concepts we will be discussing in this show are available in Lightroom 2, 3 and 4.
So, you've heard of the rule of thirds. You use it all the time, well, this week we will go into a little more advanced composition. How do you balance your images? What does that mean? We'll discuss: Balancing with objects, contrast, color, vertical lines and other people. We'll also discuss negative space and proper centering.
This week we'll learn the basics of storytelling thoughout the ages and specifically how storytelling applies to your photography projects and jobs.
This week we'll look at some of the masters and innovators of Photography and what makes them so great! A few that we will discuss are: Ansel Adams (nature) Heri Cartier-Bressen (photo journalist / portraits) Yousuf Karsh (portraits) Jim Marshall (rock and music) and modern masters like: Moose Peterson (nature) Annie Leibovitz (portraits) David LaChapelle (fashion / commercial) Marcus Bell (wedding) Bambi Cantrell (wedding)
Where and when did photography start and evolve? Get a lesson on the history of photography this week. From the camera obscura to modern DSLRs, we discuss some of the turning points that photography has taken over the years and find out about some of the early innovators! Also be sure not to miss the popular "Photo news of the week" and "Gear Geek" segments! BAPP radio is hosted by Josh Self. Josh has been a wedding and portrait photographer and videographer and film maker for over 10 years and loves sharing his knowledge with those who "have ears to hear" and want to become more professional with their photography. Join us each Wednesday for a new live show and downloadable podcast from BAPP radio!
Aperture is one of the 3 parts of the exposure triangle in photography. What does aperture do? How do I measure it? Find out on this week's show. We are continuing our series on "Photography that just works!" Join us!
This week... shutter speed. When should you change them? What are they good for? How to show motion with your shutter speed settings and also how your shutter speed setting brings more or less light to your photos. This is the next installment in our series of "Photography that just works..."
This week we will discuss an essential part of any professional or even amateur photographer's life: Photography workflow and backing up your data. No, its not just for the professionals anymore. If you take a digital photo, you need a plan to: Process it (edit, crop, correct) Archive it (so it is easily found) Back it up (so you will still have it years down the road) I'll demonstrate our professional workflow and show you the pluses and minuses of different photography workflows.