January 4, 2024

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast #208 | Are new cameras worth it?
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Photography Podcast Host: Gavin Seim.

Leave a comment below, or talk about this week’s episode right here on the Shadow Hunter Facebook group. Also, don’t miss the next Shadow Hackers Online Workshop for Free.

On this week’s Pro Photography Podcast… Should you buy a new camera?

Check out the new Filmist 2 film presets because the film looks in them and real and I’ve been working for months to finish them.

Fimlist free film presets and styles - Pro photo podcast

Your phone camera is getting Ai and noise is not a bad thing in real photos so do you need a new camera body? Because they are expensive now.

Videos and other important things mentioned on this show.

Check out the new Filmist 2 film presets because the film looks in them and real and I’ve been working for months to finish them.

Your phone camera is getting Ai and noise is not a bad thing in real photos so do you need a new camera body? Because they are expensive now.

Check out Elegance Speed Mask presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Peo PhotographyPodcast Pick of the Week

Godox TT 350 compact flash

Also, check out the FlashQ 20II

and the SmallRig mini arm clamp is what I keep in my bag.

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November 2, 2023

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast #207 | Photos are fake, CineStill, and Real Photography.
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Photography Podcast Host: Gavin Seim.

Leave a comment below, or talk about this week’s episode right here on the Shadow Hunter Facebook group. Also, don’t miss the next Shadow Hackers Online Workshop for Free.

Pro Photography Podcast real Photos
A taco stand in Mexico. A real photograph taken on Portra 800 35mm Film and note editing.

On this weeks Pro Photography Podcast… Are photos even real anymore.?

On this Professional Photography Podcast we talk about photo news, the Cine Still scandal, and what Ai is doing to photography. The conflicts in the world are showing how deceptive it can be and new tech like Content Credentials is making systems to know what we are seeing.

Real photos from real people not from AI and we need to start using that. I shoot film and make things like Filmist film presets to keep a grounded focus on that.

Real photos tell a story of a person place or thing. They are the nouns of images and they matter. Ai-generated images will never be real photos. That does not mean they are not a real part of the market now. Only that we need to understand the difference.

The same scene taken on a Fuji X100 and edited with the Filmist Portra 800 preset. Still real.

Videos and other important things mentioned on this show.

Cine Still responds to peoples anger with legal fluff.

Peo PhotographyPodcast Pick of the Week

Steam Deck is perfect for photographers.

Other things mentioned today on the photo podcast…

Check out Elegance presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Is it the end of the DSLR?

Gavs channel video about why you need to STOP using contrast.

Pro Photography podcast and what Ai is doing to photography
Taken on film like this (Lokak Ultra 400), or on digital, it’s important to understand that the imperfections of real photos matter. Perfect is getting easy, real is getting hard.
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September 14, 2023

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast 2.0 #206 | The Resurgence | Sept 12th 2023
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Pro Photography Podcast Host: Gavin Seim – Leave a comment below, or talk about this week’s episode right here on the Shadow Hunter Facebook group.

Also, don’t miss the next Shadow Hackers Online Workshop for Free.

On this Photography Podcast – The resurgence is not all about film.

This week we talk camera news plus the analog resurgence and what it means for photography including digital. Also, why don’t we have square-sensor cameras? Let’s talk about it.

I also talked a little about the story behind Filmist film presets and why they are important.

You can watch the live recorded video of today’s show here.

The paragliding hill at Valle de Bravvo Mexico with an Ektar preset from Filmist. Analog styles has this organic shadow that we need more of.

Videos and othe important things mentioned on this show.

Everything you need to know about HDR.

Use any light. Why you don’t need fancy photo lights.

My video about using the F-curve.

Why you should Stop Using Contrast

Product Picks of the Week

Dymo Label Maker 160

Other products mentioned in this pro Photography podcast…

Everyone into the Fuji X100 lately but for good really.

Check out Elegance presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Links to other things we mentioned.

Panasonic G9 II released.

Polaroids i2 new premium instant camera cost $600USD

The new Fujifilm GFX 100 MK2 looks pretty good.

https://www.engadget.com/polaroid-i-2-review-a-return-to-high-end-instant-cameras-130010508.html

https://petapixel.com/2023/09/12/fujifilm-gfx100-ii-shoots-at-8-fps-has-ai-af-and-records-8k-video.

The new GoPro Hero 12 is kind of the same. But what interests me is the sensor.

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August 11, 2023

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast 2.0 #205 | Killing Contrast | Aug 11th 2023
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Photography Podcast: Gavin Seim – Leave a comment below, or talk about this week’s episode right here on the Shadow Hunter Facebook group.

Also, don’t miss the next Shadow Hackers Online Workshop for Free as it’s where all the change in how you shoot begins.

Finding contrast is what it’s all about in this Pro Photography Podcast.

This week is all about that contrast and why most of us are using it wrong with some examples. But we go deeper than I did in my recent video and talk about finding real contrast.

There’s two recent videos you’ll enjopy in relation to this topic…

The video that inspired this podcast… Stop Using Contrast

The video I made about using editing to fix bad photos. like I did with this shot

But in contrast to faked contrast. My photo of the Birds in central Mexico uses in-camera shadow combined with shadow editing.

Product Picks of the Week in this Pro Photography Podcast

Gavs Pick: Fuji Instax Wide printer.

Other products mentioned throughout the podcast…

The Nons Instax back for Hasselblad cameras looks pretty interesting.

Everyone into the Fuji X100 lately but for good really.

Check out Elegance presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Last week’s video about contrast shows the visual side of how this works. Watch it here.

Links to other things we mentioned.

Bride wants a refund.

People are upset about this old photo of a Cuban tobacco plantation.

Fuji’s X app has nothing to do with Twitter but it’s not bad.

My video about using the F-curve.

No timidity in this photo of the agaves, deeper darks, and a cyanotype process using Gavs Emulsion 4.
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July 14, 2023

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast 2.0 #204 | Edit Naked | July 14th 2023
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Host: Gavin Seim – Leave a comment below or talk about this week’s episode right here on the Shadow Hunter Facebook group.

This week on Pro Photography Podcast

Let’s talk about news, how we edit, and what makes out photos photo. Attend Gavin’s Shadow Hackers Online Workshop Free.

Watch this week’s video on the Secret Layer avoiding the OVER-EDIT.

Here’s the example photo I was talking about on the show with two various approaches to the edit.

Also, watch Gavin’s video on the new curve and layers features in LR.

Check out Elegance presets and Gav’s other products on the homepage.

Product Picks of the Week

Gavs Pick: Poloroid SX70 Camera and Polaroid SX70 BW film. Here are some portraits I have done with it.

Other products mentioned throughout the podcast…

Links to other things we mentioned.

Ai cover photo. But it started with a photo shoot. Is that bad?

What this bridal turned over canoe session real and doe that matters.

This time a photo was disqualified because judges “thought” it might be Ai.

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