Pro Photography Podcast #209 | Do you want perfect photos?

Pro Photography Podcast
Pro Photography Podcast #209 | Do you want perfect photos?
Loading
/

Photography Podcast Host: Gavin Seim.

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

Pictorialism, Ai, and making photos honest again!

Landscapes and even war-torn news images are being faked constantly and you don’t even know. Cameras make near-perfect photos and more so every day. But is that what a photo is all about?

Get Gavs Filmist 2 film presets even if you don’t shoot film. There’s a free pack you’ll love too.

Midjournay can now generate the same face across multiple images.

Foocus is an app you can host on your own system and download models to make unlimited Ai assets. I even compared it to Photoshop Ai in this post.

Meanwhile, the EU passes a new Ai security act.

I got bored of AI fast. I wanted natural images with practical effects that create an atmosphere. I’ve been studying icons like Stegliz and Hamilton as I work on a new editing pack inspired by their styles. These are not like Ai, they are not pretending to be something they are not.

A single small strobe lets me highlight the subject while keeping a strong shadow. A David Hamilton-style edit makes it soft and atmospheric.
Studying not only the deep shadows but also the color hues of Alfred Stieglitz. I ended up using this range wings photo even though it was out of focus and editing for the pictorial emotion. You may love or hate it, but it makes you look more and tone.

So I keep studying shadow and early techniques like Pictorialism. I tried lots of scanning types and today was scanning negatives for FIlmist testing using the…
TT Arisians Macro Lens.
with the JJC Nikon ES2 style scan attachment.

This scan of Ektar 100 from my Mexico City work shows off the deep reds of this film and using the macro lens scan adapter gave me a better scan than the pro scans I had done previously.

More Links…

Gettys open content library is big and you can us these copyright-free images in any way you like.

Fuji’s new X100 VI boasts a pretty impressive IBIS system.

Nikon buys Red Cinema Camera and it could get interesting.

Do photographers want computational photos in our “real cameras?

Using deep shadows changes everything. More about it in my Shadow Hackers live class.

Videos and other important artiles mentioned on this show.

My XPan for digital poject. Watch the video and try it.

Watch the history of Photography video on my channel from my Photo Perfect Workshop.

Why you should stop using a White Balnace Card

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.

Check out Elegance Speed Mask presets and black and white tools like Silver 5 and Blackroom.

Pro Photography Podcast Picks of the Week

Godox TT 350 compact flash

Also, check out the FlashQ 20II

Related Posts...

Clone of Pro Photography Podcast #210 | Your Photos should have FEELING

Clone of Pro Photography Podcast #210 | Your Photos should have FEELING

Pro Photography Podcast #208 | Are new cameras worth it?

Pro Photography Podcast #208 | Are new cameras worth it?

Pro Photography Podcast #207 | Photos are fake, CineStill, and Real Photography.

Pro Photography Podcast #207 | Photos are fake, CineStill, and Real Photography.

Pro Photography Podcast 2.0 #206 | The Resurgence | Sept 12th 2023

Pro Photography Podcast 2.0 #206 | The Resurgence | Sept 12th 2023

Tell me your thoughts....

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

About the Author

Glad you're here.

I'm from WA State USA and started studying photography in 97. I started work as a pro (using that word loosely because I sucked) using film at age 16. I learned fast but was not as easy to find training then. Sometimes I beat my head against the wall until I figured stuff out.

As digital dawned I went all in and got to study with masters like Ken Whitmire. In 09 I founded the Pro Photo Show podcast. I started promoting tone-focused editing. When Lightroom arrived, I started developing tools to make editing and workflow better.

20 years of study and photography around the country earned me a Master of Photography (M.Photog) from PPA. I got to see my workshops and tools featured in publications across the industry. Once I even won the prestigious HotOne award for my "EXposed" light and tone workshop.

Wanting something calmer, I moved to Mexico in 2017. It's a land of magical light. I'm here now exploring light and trying to master my weak areas. I make videos of that for my Youtube channel, sharing what I learn. I hope you'll stick around and be part of Light Hunters Tribe... Gavin

Gavin Seim

>