Soft Proofing for Print in Capture One Pro and Photoshop (Podcast 575)

This week I’ve created a video to explain soft-proofing for print in Capture One Pro and Photoshop, in response to a question from Chris Moore. I’d been meaning to do a video on soft-proofing in Capture One Pro for a while, so thanks for the question Chris! Soft proofing in Capture One Pro isn’t as useful as it could be, due to the lack of gamut warnings. But, I find that with modern printers doing such a good job of reproducing colors that the human eye perceives to be very close to the original colors in the photograph, even without being able Continue reading "Soft Proofing for Print in Capture One Pro and Photoshop (Podcast 575)"

Be a Creator Not a Collector of Photographs (Podcast 571)

Some people arrive at a location with preconceptions and their sole intent is to make their copy of a other peoples’ photographs that they’ve already seen. Today I’m going to discuss how and why I believe we should avoid being a collector, and shoot from our own appreciation of any given scene or subject.
A while back I contributed to a post on the Shutterstock Web site, as part of my work with OFFSET, one of my stock image agencies, and I thought I’d start there, and expand on what I said. The post was about how to avoid clichés in our
Jewel on the Shore
In White
TPE Bihoro Pass
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Artist Feature – Commercial Photographer Curtis Hustace (Podcast 567)

Today I welcome Curtis Hustace to the show to talk about his thirty year career as a commercial photographer and to walk us through some of the techniques he uses when creating his beautiful still life photography.
As this was an ad-lib conversation, we don’t have a manuscript to share with you this week, so please listen with the audio player above, and follow along with the images we discuss below.
Curtis Hustace

Curtis Hustace

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Artist Feature – Commercial Photographer Curtis Hustace (Podcast 567)

Today I welcome Curtis Hustace to the show to talk about his thirty year career as a commercial photographer and to walk us through some of the techniques he uses when creating his beautiful still life photography.
As this was an ad-lib conversation, we don’t have a manuscript to share with you this week, so please listen with the audio player above, and follow along with the images we discuss below.
Curtis Hustace

Curtis Hustace

Here are the key discussion points.

2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 2 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 566)

This week we conclude our travelogue series to walk you through the second of my Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017, with a number of Sea Eagle photographs.
We pick up the trail at dawn on day ten, when we were out on a boat to photograph the Steller’s Sea Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles at sunrise and for a while after that. The sea ice drifts down from Russia and we hope that it drifts far enough to make it’s way around the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula and down into the Nemuro Strait, close to the fishing town
Steller's Sea Eagle at Sunrise
Dawn Squabble
Trading Places
King of the Hill
Eagle Takes Flight
How Many Eagles!?
Snow Kickin' Eagle
What!?
Haunted Trees
Haunted Trees without ICM
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 2 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 564)

Having completed the second of my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017 recently, today we start a travelogue series to walk you through our adventures with a selection of photographs to illustrate.

As this tour is a repeat of the first tour, and we do this every year, I’m going to skip over some of the details, and we will work through these images as quickly as possible. I’ve selected 30 shots to share, so this will be a three part series. We start with our visit to Nagano, four hours north-west of Tokyo, to photograph the adorable

Monkey Ball
Tough Life for a Snow Monkey
Snow Monkey Cuddle
Shaking Off Snow
Furry Cocoon
Calling Cranes
Crane Preening
Into the Snow
Snowy Morning at Setsuri River
Crane in Flight
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 1 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 563)

Having completed my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017, today we conclude our travelogue series for tour one with a condensed walkthrough of our last four days over on the Shiretoko Peninsula.
We spend three days in Rausu, where we photograph the sea eagles, and in the afternoon, we generally head down the Notsuke Peninsula, to photograph the deer and northern red foxes. On the way over to Rausu we visit a number of Ural Owl nests that I know of, but none of the owls are on their nests this year. I have spoken to a guide
Elderly Stag
Foxes Comparing Mouth Size
Wrong Time and Plaice
Intimate Eagle
Steller's Sea Eagle with Talons Out
Steller's Sea Eagle Over Harbor Wall
Frolicking Fox
Ezo Fox Stretch
Steller's Catch
Breaking Free
Eagle Acrobatics Before Mount Rausu
Sinister Birch
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 1 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 562)

Having completed the first of my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017, today we continue our travelogue series to walk you through our adventures along with a selection of photographs.
We pick up the trail today on day six. Last week we’d completed our last visit to the bridge to photograph the Red-Crowned Cranes in their idillic misty river surroundings, and after breakfast we drove over to Lake Kussharo to photograph the Whooper Swans there. We first stopped in a corner of the lake called Kotan, then, after lunch, seeing how the group were obviously flagging from our
Whooper Swan Over Frozen Lake
Swans and Mountains
Display of Wings
Yeah!?
Whooper Swans Fly In
Nine Whooper Swans
Panned and Panned
Whooper Swan Slow Fly In
Serious Panning
Sulphur Mountain Fumaroles
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 1 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 562)

Having completed the first of my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017, today we continue our travelogue series to walk you through our adventures along with a selection of photographs.
We pick up the trail today on day six. Last week we’d completed our last visit to the bridge to photograph the Red-Crowned Cranes in their idillic misty river surroundings, and after breakfast we drove over to Lake Kussharo to photograph the Whooper Swans there. We first stopped in a corner of the lake called Kotan, then, after lunch, seeing how the group were obviously flagging from our
Whooper Swan Over Frozen Lake
Swans and Mountains
Display of Wings
Yeah!?
Whooper Swans Fly In
Nine Whooper Swans
Panned and Panned
Whooper Swan Slow Fly In
Serious Panning
Sulphur Mountain Fumaroles
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 561)

Last week we completed the first of my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017. Today I’m starting a travelogue series to walk you through our adventures via a selection of my photographs.
As usual the tour was a lot of fun, and very productive. I was able to keep up with my initial selection of photographs each day as the tour progressed, and I ended up shooting just under 6,000 images, which isn’t a lot for a wildlife trip, but I’m shooting with 5Ds R bodies which are slow, and I’ve been to the locations
Snow Monkey Forging Through Deep Snow
Snow Monkey's Arrest
Fur Coat
Haa!
Shoulder High Snow
Six Adult Cranes in Flight
Cranes in River Mist at Dawn
Crane in Front of Trees
Three Cranes Taking Off
Cranes Call in Mist
Dancing at Dawn
Cranes Take Flight at River
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2017 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour 1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 561)

Last week we completed the first of my two Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido, Japan Winter Wildlife tours for 2017. Today I’m starting a travelogue series to walk you through our adventures via a selection of my photographs.

As usual the tour was a lot of fun, and very productive. I was able to keep up with my initial selection of photographs each day as the tour progressed, and I ended up shooting just under 6,000 images, which isn’t a lot for a wildlife trip, but I’m shooting with 5Ds R bodies which are slow, and I’ve been to the locations

Snow Monkey Forging Through Deep Snow
Snow Monkey's Arrest
Fur Coat
Haa!
Shoulder High Snow
Six Adult Cranes in Flight
Cranes in River Mist at Dawn
Crane in Front of Trees
Three Cranes Taking Off
Cranes Call in Mist
Dancing at Dawn
Cranes Take Flight at River
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Hokkaido Winter Landscape Tour 2017 Travelogue #3 Wakkanai (Podcast 559)

My Hokkaido Winter Photography Adventure tour for 2017 was a huge success and incredibly productive. This is part three of a travelogue series to share with you the locations we visited including a selection of photographs to illustrate our progress.
At the start of day eight, we got up early and headed back to one of my favorite spots on this winter landscape tour, the boat graveyard. This is where nine boats have been abandoned on the ground beside a fishing port, and in the winter, the snow enshrouds them, forming what I consider to be one of the most beautiful
Boat Graveyard with Big Sky
Seen Better Days
Boat Graveyard in Driving Snow
Fish Drying Frames
Noshappu Fishing Boats
Noshappu Fishing Boat
Noshappu Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats in Snow
Soya Port Fishing Boats and Ship
Sawaki Fishing Port at High Tide
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