2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter wildlife.
This tour seems to become more and more productive, despite me trying to gradually up my game, selecting my images with higher standards each year. As I prepared for this podcast I went through my current selects, which total 458 images, and on my first pass, I had a massive
Relaxed Grooming
Curmudgeon?
Snow Monkey Sucking Its Finger
Monkey Huddle
Crane Song
Crossing Cranes
Crane Wings
Happy Owl
Slow Take-Off
We Three Cranes
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter wildlife.
This tour seems to become more and more productive, despite me trying to gradually up my game, selecting my images with higher standards each year. As I prepared for this podcast I went through my current selects, which total 458 images, and on my first pass, I had a massive
Relaxed Grooming
Curmudgeon?
Snow Monkey Sucking Its Finger
Monkey Huddle
Crane Song
Crossing Cranes
Crane Wings
Happy Owl
Slow Take-Off
We Three Cranes
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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Ep. 255: OK, so I Think Lightroom May Be Faster…Maybe – and more

Episode 255 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Photographer and digital artist, Renee Robyn

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Ep. 255: OK, so I Think Lightroom May Be Faster…Maybe – and more

Episode 255 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Photographer and digital artist, Renee Robyn

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If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.

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Photographer and digital artist, Renee Robyn opens the show. Thanks Renee!

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Ramit Sethi: Make More Money

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art than the New York Times bestselling author, Ramit Sethi. He’s a business savant, mindset master, habit king, and money maker. Ramit is a regular on the show by now, and this episode is the first one we did together. It was such a hit and I still get so much positive feedback on how powerful his advice is that we had to share it with you on the podcast. Our conversation is packed full of both mindset shifts as well as tried and true tactical advice Continue reading "Ramit Sethi: Make More Money"

Hokkaido Winter Landscape Adventure 2018 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 607)

Today we conclude our travelogue series from my recent Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Adventure tour and workshop, as we pick up the trail on the morning of day eight, as we left Wakkanai and first visited the Souya Fishing Port at the northern-most tip of Japan.
Uncommon for Hokkaido in the winter, especially this far north, when we arrived at the Souya Fishing Port the sky couldn’t decide whether to snow or to rain. For the first thirty minutes or so it was raining, which is very out of character. This shortly gave way to snow though, which you can
Souya Harbor Boats
Sawaki Fishing Port Tetrapods
Sawaki Fishing Port
Winter Estuary
Winter Barn
Contrasting Trees
Winter Wonderland
In White
Trees on Hill with Fence
Frosty Grasses
Saroma Lake Tree
HLPA 2020
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Ep. 254: Fujifilm’s Upcoming X-H1 – and more

Episode 254 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Wedding and fine art photographer, Roberto Valenzuela

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Wedding and fine art photographer Roberto Valenzuela, opens the show. Thanks Roberto!

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Ep. 253: Canon Rumors and Patents Galore – and more

Episode 253 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Behind the Shot’s Steve Brazill

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Make Fear Your Friend (ft. Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, Neil Strauss)

We all have fear. The question is: Is fear holding you back? In today’s show, we’re mixing it up with my friends Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, and Neil Strauss. We take a look back at how they think about and overcome fear. In today’s episode, Fear isn’t all bad. There’s a healthy level of fear, and Daymond John shares how it’s helped motivate him in business. My man Tim Ferriss talks what he does to deflate his biggest fears by imagining the “worst case scenario” The best way to overcome your fear is by risking failure. Every Continue reading "Make Fear Your Friend (ft. Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, Neil Strauss)"

Creating stunning black and white images in Capture One Pro (Podcast 606)

I recently created a video for the Phase One team to show how I created my Boat Graveyard black and white image using a number of techniques and features of Capture One Pro 11. We’ll pick up the trail with the concluding episode of my 2018 Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography travelogue series next week, but for this week, I hope you find this video useful.
The audio podcast episode for this week is really just pointing people to this page, but I’ve embedded the usual audio player just to be thorough. Feel free to skip the audio, and go straight to
Video Thumbnail
Boat Graveyard with Big Sky - Original
Boat Graveyard with Big Sky
Enable Black and White
Adjust Levels
Add Clarity
Lluma Curve
High Dynamic Range Highlights
Gradiant Mask and Luma Curve
Sky Patch Luma Curve
Refine Mask
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Ep. 252: Why Canon Wants Your Fingerprints – and more

Episode 252 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Landscape photographer, Varina Patel

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Landscape photographer Varina Patel opens the show. Thanks Varina!

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Ep. 251: New Hope for Lightroom’s Speed Issues – and more

Episode 251 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Street photographer, Craig Whitehead

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Street photographer Craig Whitehead opens the show. Thanks Craig!

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Giveaway: Win Your Choice of Camera, a Tamron 24-70mm Lens, and More!

In celebration of the 250th episode of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast, we’re giving away a great camera and Tamron lens along with some other great prizes! Entering is easy, free and there are multiple ways to enter!

GRAND PRIZE (camera + lens)

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Nikon D850, Canon 5D Mark IV, Sony a7R III, Fujifilm X-T2, Panasonic LUMIX G9, GH5 or GH5s, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II or Pentax K-1. – plus – Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2 lens
(available in Nikon and Canon mounts, but if you pick
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MeFOTO
Skylum Software
Palette
Nicolesy, Inc.
Platypod
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Format
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Nick Page
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Ep. 250: Our 250th Episode! – and more

Episode 250 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Photographer, author and educator, Scott Kelby

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Show Opener:
Photographer, author and educator, Scott Kelby opens the show. Thanks Scott!

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Hokkaido Winter Landscape Adventure 2018 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 605)

Continuing our travelogue series from my recent Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Adventure tour and workshop, today we pick up the trail on the morning of day three, when we took a walk around the back of our hotel to photograph the blue waterfall there.
This is another of those shots that I pretty much take every year, and haven’t really been able to find a variation that I like more than this composition, but I’m including it to show you what we got up to. The falls are literally blue, although I’ve helped it along with a few tweaks of
Blue Falls
Mount Asahi Trees
Jazz Dancer
Konpira Shrine Shinto Gate
Wintry Stairs
Tetrapod Flow
Tetrapods with Snow
Boat Graveyard at Sunset
Boat Graveyard with Sea Mist "Kearashi"
Boat Graveyard and Sun Beams
Fish Drying Frames
Noshappu Lighhouse Sunset
HLPA 2020
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Ep. 249: Nikon Snags the Top Spot Kinda Sorta – and more

Episode 249 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Fashion photographer and educator, Frank Doorhof

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Fashion photographer and educator, Frank Doorhof opens the show. Thanks Frank!

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The Secret to Success No One Talks About

You’re stuck. You’ve plateaued. You’re making great work but nobody is seeing it and you’re asking yourself “how do I get noticed?” How did the blowout successes of YouTube and Instagram get to their million+ followers? The answer: they created community. Whether you’re an individual, a hustler, an artist, a creator, an entrepreneur, or you represent a company, the fundamental principle is that making something great and promoting it is only 50% of the work, and that the other 50% (the community) is the part that makes the difference to ongoing and repeated success. In today’s episode, What building Continue reading "The Secret to Success No One Talks About"

Hokkaido Winter Landscape Adventure 2018 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 604)

Just back from the 2018 Hokkaido Winter Landscape Adventure tour and workshop, today I’m going to start a travelogue series to walk you through our antics as we pretty much circumnavigated the beautiful northern island of Japan.
Having met the group over dinner on the Sunday night of January 7, we gathered bright and early the following morning to board our flight to Hokkaido, where we’d spend our first three days in the Biei area. This is a part of Hokkaido that I’ve been traveling to for 15 years now, and I absolutely love this area for minimalist Winter photography. Our first
Martin's Tree in Biei
Tree on Ploughed Hill
Deer Footprints
Takushinkan Trees
Three Birch Trees in Snow
Pencil Drawing Trees
Tree on Snow Covered Hill
Jiminy Cricket Climbing a Twig
Tree with Grasses
Five Trees
Five Trees Five Shadows
HLPA 2020
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Ep. 248: The Star Who Pays In Exposure Bucks – and more

Episode 248 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: LUMIX Ambassador, PhotoJoseph

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Show Opener:
LUMIX Ambassador, PhotoJoseph opens the show. Thanks PhotoJoseph!

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Ep. 247: Nikon Mirrorless Z? – and more

Episode 247 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Commercial portrait and fashion photographer, Adam Lerner

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Commercial portrait and fashion photographer, Adam Lerner opens the show. Thanks Adam!

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