Tag: YouTube

By April 2, 2014 Read More →

My first gear video review ever- the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm F1.2 Lens for m43: Nikola Danaylov

My name is Nikola (aka Socrates) and this is my lens review of the Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 Lens. Before we begin let me just tell you that I am not a professional photographer or videographer and this will not be a scientific review with resolution tests and charts. No. This will be a […]

Why I’ve Chosen To Shoot the Fuji X-M1 Instead of Nikon D90

I have been wanting to get into a mirrorless camera for a while now. There are lots of great ones out there but I needed to find the one that was right for me. For this commercial shoot I used the Nikon D90 plus my new Fuji X-M1! To put the X-M1 to the test […]

By September 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Q: How to Get Started With Blogs and Marketing

Blogs and social media have changed the way photographers market their services, but what’s the difference between them? How can a blog help drive traffic? In his first post, Gary Pageau explains this with suggestions for your own business. Use your blog for more than a portfolio; help clients find you by adding tags and […]

By August 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Q: Why SHOULD You be Using YouTube?

2013 is full of video. We are seeing more and more video (hybrid photography) appear on websites and on all of the social media networks. This is why I want to talk to you about why YouTube is an important part of your marketing efforts. YouTube is much more than a place to put your […]

Talking Portrait Lighting Using a SPLIT GEL FILL for Warm Skin Tone and Neutral White Shirts Too.

Talking Portraiture lighting for executives can be tricky, but the simple and powerful Split Gel Fill tip that I use keeps a white business shirt white and yet still leaves my signature “warm” skin tone look on the face. Does it mean some wacky post processing trick to the huge video files?  Some sort of […]

Using Video as a Background

Why not change up your hybrid photography video by using video as a background?  It works great for showing off products but would work for other applications too. Most hybrid videos you see are more like a slideshow of stills and videos with some music and fancy transitions between them. However for a restaurant eProduct, […]

Re-Testing the Lumix 100-300mm Zoom

A few months ago, a tribe of posters on one of the big photo forums made it clear that my opinion on the Lumix 100-300mm zoom was wrong. Ha!  Dunno how an opinion can be wrong, but I’m always open to ideas and when I met up for coffee with my friend Scott Bourne I […]

Adding Video to Food Blogs

I’ve had a food blog for several years now and have never posted a video on it until now.  My first video blog post on Gapey’s Grub was done on smoked asparagus and panko crusted eggs, a recipe from the Herbivoracious cookbook. Watch as the smoke pours out of the pan when I lift the lid covering the […]

By February 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Horizontal Hybrid Portraits: Learning and Lighting

Corporate and commercial photographers are seeing a decline in the demand for vertical portraits, and increased client interest toward horizontal and square crops instead. Because of web pages like YouTube and Facebook, and most display screens (TV’s) for commercial uses being horizontal in shape, we are adapting to the creation for corporate style portraits in […]

By February 16, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Why I REALLY Shoot Portraits in JPEG instead of RAW.

So if you had a big budget location shoot for a Fortune 5000 client, any camera system you can think of, a crew of 5 including a world-class Photoshop expert, and if you had all the time you needed, why in the world would a photographer still shoot in jpeg mode instead of RAW? I […]

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