Image Selection Workflow After Winter Wildlife Tour #2 (Podcast 514)

Having just completed my second Japan Winter Wildlife tour for 2016, and taking way too long to whittle down my final selection of images, today I’m going to talk a little about some of the techniques I use during this editing process.
Despite 2016 being an el niño year, resulting in us having much less snow than usual on both of my Japan winter tours, this turned out to be just as productive a trip as any year, if not more so. The more we have taken away, the more we seem to receive in other opportunities. I shot about 500 more images on this trip compared to the first, giving me a total of 7,500, and after my initial run through these images to find the ones that I thought were good enough to show people, I similarly had 750 images, compared to around 800 from the first trip
Smart Collection Settings
Lightroom Mobile Screenshot
Four Stellers Sea Eagles
Steller's Sea Eagle 100% Crop
Last 16 Swan Fly-in Shots
Final 40 Images from 2016 Tour#2
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Image Selection Workflow After Winter Wildlife Tour #2 (Podcast 514)

Having just completed my second Japan Winter Wildlife tour for 2016, and taking way too long to whittle down my final selection of images, today I’m going to talk a little about some of the techniques I use during this editing process.
Despite 2016 being an el niño year, resulting in us having much less snow than usual on both of my Japan winter tours, this turned out to be just as productive a trip as any year, if not more so. The more we have taken away, the more we seem to receive in other opportunities. I shot about 500 more images on this trip compared to the first, giving me a total of 7,500, and after my initial run through these images to find the ones that I thought were good enough to show people, I similarly had 750 images, compared to around 800 from the first trip
Smart Collection Settings
Lightroom Mobile Screenshot
Four Stellers Sea Eagles
Steller's Sea Eagle 100% Crop
Last 16 Swan Fly-in Shots
Final 40 Images from 2016 Tour#2
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Ep. 55: Canon Disappoints With Its EOS Rebel T6

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Wedding photographer Cliff Mautner opens the show. Thanks Cliff!

Canon underwhelms with the EOS Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D) with a minor update over the Canon EOS Rebel T5. (#)

A Los Angeles Times photojournalist tangles with police. (#)

Need a Chewbacca-themed camera strap? It exists. (#)

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Ep. 54: Google Says Copyright Takedowns Have Doubled!

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Photojournalist and Honl Photo founder, David Honl opens the show. Thanks David!

Search giant Google reports a double in copyright takedowns since a year earlier. (#)

LEE Filters introduce their 15-stop “Super Stopper” ND filter.  (#)

Sony debuts its new Wireless Lighting Control system to trigger and control flashes at WPPI 2016. (#)

Profoto reimagines the classic beauty dish in a lighter, more compact form. (#)

World Press Photo

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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #4 (Podcast 513)

Today I bring you the concluding episode of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, with more sea eagles, some ICM, the Oshinkoshin Falls and a seascape, then a foxy finish.
We pick up the trail this week on day ten of the tour, in the middle of our second session photographing the sea eagles from a boat, just outside the port at the fishing village of Rausu, on the eastern side of the Shiretoko Peninsula, which is the horn shaped stretch of land on the far east side of Hokkaido, Japan. When I first saw this first photograph that we’re going to look at today, it took me a few moments to figure out what was actually going on. The Steller’s Sea Eagle is the heaviest eagle in the world, though wing span measurements can actually put it
Inside-Out Eagle
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
Foiled Plan
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
White-Tailed Eagle Catching Fish
Steller's Sea Eagle Fishing
Distant Stand
:)
Oshinkoshin Falls
Okhostk Seascape
Snowy Faced Northern Red Fox
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #4 (Podcast 513)

Today I bring you the concluding episode of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, with more sea eagles, some ICM, the Oshinkoshin Falls and a seascape, then a foxy finish.
We pick up the trail this week on day ten of the tour, in the middle of our second session photographing the sea eagles from a boat, just outside the port at the fishing village of Rausu, on the eastern side of the Shiretoko Peninsula, which is the horn shaped stretch of land on the far east side of Hokkaido, Japan. When I first saw this first photograph that we’re going to look at today, it took me a few moments to figure out what was actually going on. The Steller’s Sea Eagle is the heaviest eagle in the world, though wing span measurements can actually put it
Inside-Out Eagle
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
Foiled Plan
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
White-Tailed Eagle Catching Fish
Steller's Sea Eagle Fishing
Distant Stand
:)
Oshinkoshin Falls
Okhostk Seascape
Snowy Faced Northern Red Fox
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Ep. 53: Photography…Maybe It’s Not for You

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Celebrity wedding and portrait photographer Robert Evans opens the show. Thanks Robert!

Two photographers are accused of shattering 70 bus shelters. (#)

MagMod announces it’s MagBeam which is two devices in one. (#)

Polaroid announces a much cheaper alternative to the Ice Light. (#)

Lightroom for iOS v2.2 can now handle full-resolution photos. (#)

French authorities warn parents about sharing their kids’ photos and there’s the potential for

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Ep. 52: B&H Vows to Fight and Clear Its Name

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Portrait and wedding photographer Joey Hernandez opens the show. Thanks Joey!

B&H Photo Video responds publicly to the US government’s allegations. (#)

Newer, faster SD 5.0 cards are on the horizon.  (#)

Nikon once again recalls the D750 for its light leak issue. (#)

A TIME photojournalist is introduced to the concrete by a Secret Service agent. (#)

Tether Tools releases its Case Relay to keep you shooting. (

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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 512)

This is the third of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, continuing with a visit to Sulphur Mountain, then on to the Notsuke Peninsula, and Rausu, where we photograph the majestic Steller’s Sea Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles.
We pick up the trail after our final shoot with the beautiful Whooper Swans on the morning of day eight, as we swing by the apocalyptic Iouzan, or “Sulphur Mountain”, before we start our drive over to Rausu. This is a fun spot to shoot, with the fumaroles spewing their sulphuric steam into the atmosphere, as we see in this photograph (below).
Apocalyptic Fumaroles

Apocalyptic Fumaroles

I’m a little torn on this photo, as I obviously am not a huge fan of having this large an expanse of overexposure around the sun, but in general, I do like the feel of this shot
Ezo Deer Stag
Ezo Deer Rutting
Northern Red Fox
White-Tailed Eagle Catching Fish
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
Ural Owl in Tree
White-Tailed Eagle with Talons Ready
V for Victory
Four Sea Eagles
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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 512)

This is the third of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, continuing with a visit to Sulphur Mountain, then on to the Notsuke Peninsula, and Rausu, where we photograph the majestic Steller’s Sea Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles.
We pick up the trail after our final shoot with the beautiful Whooper Swans on the morning of day eight, as we swing by the apocalyptic Iouzan, or “Sulphur Mountain”, before we start our drive over to Rausu. This is a fun spot to shoot, with the fumaroles spewing their sulphuric steam into the atmosphere, as we see in this photograph (below).
Apocalyptic Fumaroles

Apocalyptic Fumaroles

I’m a little torn on this photo, as I obviously am not a huge fan of having this large an expanse of overexposure around the sun, but in general, I do like the feel of this shot
Ezo Deer Stag
Ezo Deer Rutting
Northern Red Fox
White-Tailed Eagle Catching Fish
Steller's Sea Eagle Catching Fish
Ural Owl in Tree
White-Tailed Eagle with Talons Ready
V for Victory
Four Sea Eagles
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Ep. 51: The United States vs. B&H Photo Video

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Wildlife photographer Shannon Wild opens the show. Thanks Shannon!

Photography retailer B&H Photo Video gets sued by the US government. (#)

Self-described “famous” photographer Jake Olson catches massive heat over public comments. (#)

A decision from the University of Missouri regarding professor Melissa Click. (#)

A federal judge in Pennsylvania makes a controversial ruling regarding photography. (#)

A man pulls a shark out of the ocean and onto a

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Ep. 50: New Gear From Nikon, Sigma and Tamron!

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NYC photographer Dan Wright opens the show. Thanks Dan!

Sigma surprises the photography world with its entry into the mirrorless market. (#)

Sigma makes APS-C shooters happy with a fast 50-100mm f/1.8 and also announces a 30mm f/1.4. (#)

A photographer creates a cool image, but burns down an iconic shipwrecked boat in the process. (#)

Tamron announces two cool new lenses (an 85mm f/1.8 and a 90mm f/2.

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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 511)

Today I bring you the second of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, continuing with the black-eared kites, white-tailed eagles, red-crowned cranes and whooper swans.
We pick up the trail this week on day 5 of the tour, during the 2PM frenzy when the folks at the crane center throw out fish, supposedly for the red-crowned cranes, but most of them are taken by the white-tailed eagles and black-eared kites. Here we see a photo of the black-eared kite as he banked around showing me all of the beautiful detail on his underside (below).
Black-Eared Kite

Black-Eared Kite

Just to recap, during this 12 day wildlife tour, I shot exclusively with two Canon EOS 5Ds R bodies, and although I was able to use many of my shots at full-frame, without cropping, some of them are cropped slightly, as is
Two White-Tailed Eagles in Flight
Piercing Gaze
Cranes Awake
Cranes Frolicking
Whooper Swans Fighting
Swans at Dusk
Whooper Swans Arrive
Whooper Swan Skating
Morning Flight
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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 511)

Today I bring you the second of a four part series to walk through the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, continuing with the black-eared kites, white-tailed eagles, red-crowned cranes and whooper swans.
We pick up the trail this week on day 5 of the tour, during the 2PM frenzy when the folks at the crane center throw out fish, supposedly for the red-crowned cranes, but most of them are taken by the white-tailed eagles and black-eared kites. Here we see a photo of the black-eared kite as he banked around showing me all of the beautiful detail on his underside (below).
Black-Eared Kite

Black-Eared Kite

Just to recap, during this 12 day wildlife tour, I shot exclusively with two Canon EOS 5Ds R bodies, and although I was able to use many of my shots at full-frame, without cropping, some of them are cropped slightly, as is
Two White-Tailed Eagles in Flight
Piercing Gaze
Cranes Awake
Cranes Frolicking
Whooper Swans Fighting
Swans at Dusk
Whooper Swans Arrive
Whooper Swan Skating
Morning Flight
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Ep. 49: Ever Wondered Why Some Canon Lenses Are White?

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Photographer Tim Mantoani opens the show. Thanks Tim!

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Have you ever wondered why some Canon lenses are white rather than black? (#)

Pentax announces the K-1, its first full-frame DSLR with unique features not found on others. (#)

Aurora Aperture announces the world’s most powerful ND filter. (#)

World Press Photo announces this year’s winners and

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Ep. 48: Was the Canon EOS 80D Worth the Wait?

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Photographer, educator and great guy, Will Crockett opens the show. Thanks Will!

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Canon announces the EOS 80D, a Power Zoom adapter and a shotgun mic to a lukewarm reception.

An Australian home is photographed in a way which leaves out a huge surprise. (#)

ZY Optics releases a sub-f/1 aperture lens for Sony E, Fuji X and EOS-M

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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 510)

I’m just back from the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, so today we’re going to start to walk through the tour day by day, sharing some of my resulting images as we go.
I was able to go through my images for each day and at least give the one’s I liked three stars, and although I reduced this number a little bit during the trip, I came home with over 7,000 images, more than 800 of which still had three stars against them. I spent much of the weekend going through and comparing similar images, reducing the number further, but as I started to prepare for this series, I still had 175 final selects. This is a good crop of images, but my goal from any trip is to reduce my selection down to as few images as possible, so this will be an
Seriously?
It's Snowing!
Jumping Snow Monkey
A Mother's Hug
High Speed Snow Monkey
Cranes at Sunset
Cranes in Morning Mist
Frolicking Flight
Two Cranes in Flight
White-Tailed Eagle in Flight
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Japan Winter Wildlife 2016 Tour 1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 510)

I’m just back from the first of my two Japan winter wildlife tours for 2016, so today we’re going to start to walk through the tour day by day, sharing some of my resulting images as we go.
I was able to go through my images for each day and at least give the one’s I liked three stars, and although I reduced this number a little bit during the trip, I came home with over 7,000 images, more than 800 of which still had three stars against them. I spent much of the weekend going through and comparing similar images, reducing the number further, but as I started to prepare for this series, I still had 175 final selects. This is a good crop of images, but my goal from any trip is to reduce my selection down to as few images as possible, so this will be an
Seriously?
It's Snowing!
Jumping Snow Monkey
A Mother's Hug
High Speed Snow Monkey
Cranes at Sunset
Cranes in Morning Mist
Frolicking Flight
Two Cranes in Flight
White-Tailed Eagle in Flight
Winter Wonderland Tours 2018
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Ep. 47: You Can Now AF Your MF

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Photographer, author and mentor Jessica Lark opens the show. Thanks Jessica!

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Techart adapters allow you to AF your MF. (#)

An Adobe Creative Cloud bug causes Mac users to lose data. (#)

One Direction singer Harry Styles jacks a photo and the photographer suffers the wrath of fans. (#)

KelbyOne pivots losing key people as they

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