Archive for November, 2011

Episode 106 – Jared Bauman Interview, Canon 1DX, Going Pro Part 1, and Setting the Stage

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In this weeks episode we interview Jared Bauman, co-founder of Shoot dot Edit. We also discuss the newly announced Canon 1DX and kick off a new 3 part series on Going Pro. After that we chat about how to set the stage for your client meetings.

If you are looking to go pro or you have recently made the jump we hope you will check out our new Going Pro Series. We start things off in this episode with Part 1: Branding.  Next week we’ll talk about Business Basics like accounting, licenses and studio management. We hope that even the seasoned pro’s will appreciate this discussion, it’s always good to review the fundamentals and ask yourself if any of these areas need attention in your business!

Show Links:
Canon 1DX details via Canon’s website
DreamHost One-Click WordPress and Hosting
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WordPress.org

Show Music:
Spenca & AFK – Lemonface (via Squeegie)
Star Slinger – Moet and Reese (via STEREOGUM)
KOAN Sound – Funk Blaster (via BOXMUSIQUE)
Paper Diamond – Steady Swinging (via Pretty Lights)

*Disclosure: I updated the DreamHost link above with a discount code that will save you $20 if you want to sign up with them. It should be noted that it IS an affiliate link that helps us pay for our own hosting for this podcast.  Even if it wasn’t an affiliate situation we would still be recommending them. I’ve tried just about every host out there and I always come back to DreamHost!

Episode 105 – Colby Brown Interview, Shooting in Manual, Fighting Burnout and Google+

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This week we discuss our favorite photo culling software, Photo Mechanic, talk about the benefits of shooting in Manual Mode, and share ways to fight photographer burnout. We also have an interview with photographer Colby Brown, who’s clients include National Geographic, Sierra Club, and The Red Cross. Join us as we discuss ways you can break into the industry and the benefits of Google + for photographers.

Show Links:
Photo Mechanic
Family Tree Design (designer, illustrator)
Colby Brown Photography
The Giving Lens
Lespwa Haiti

Google+ is worth joining! Tons of great photographers to connect with!
Colby Brown on Google+
Phil Thornton on Google+
(notice mindy & jamie are NOT on Google+ … what’s up with that?)

Show Music:
Shag – Campus Life (via The Word is Bond)
Four Tet – Sing (RLVNT Remix) (via Phuture Labs)
Dillon Francis – Ultra (via Soundcloud)
Gramatik – Good Evening Mr. Hitchcock (via Pretty Lights)
Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (Nico les Tuyaux Remix) (via Soundcloud)

Episode 104 – Rapid Strap, Shooting for Free, White Balance Woes

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Today we talk about the Rapid Strap from Black Rapid, shooting for free, and different white balancing techniques. Unfortunately our scheduled interview with Jason Aten couldn’t be published today due to some technical difficulties with Skype. We will definitely be having Jason back for an interview in the future, he’s a brilliant business man and talented photographer. Be sure to check out his links below.

Jason also has 4 upcoming workshops, the first one being in Tahoe, NV in January. If you are serious about getting your business in order you should definitely look into these.

Jason Aten Photography
Start Workshop

Show Links:
Rapid Strap by Black Rapid
Expo Disc by ExpoImaging
PhotoVision Calibration Cards
Music:
Paper Diamond – Imagine the Possibilities  (via Pretty Lights)
Class Action X Walls – Keep You (via The Line of Best Fit)

Some desktop wallpaper action!

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I (Phil) shot this during our trip to San Diego last week for Pictage PartnerCon and thought it’d make a mighty fine wallpaper so I made one for 1920×1200 displays. If you are dying for another size, let me know and I will see what I can do. Enjoy!

Shot details:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 20mm
Shot without a tripod, balanced on my foot. 3 Exposures slightly adjusted in photoshop to pull out some more dynamic range. Noise reduction, contrast, saturation and a small amount of burning to finish.

Download 1920 x 1200 Wallpaper

Episode 103 – Bag Round-Up, Back Button Focus, Outsourcing, and Jen and Steve Bebb

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This is a very special Shoot to Kill episode! We introduce our new third wheel/three’s a company/perpetual guest: Jamie Clayton! Jamie will be joining us for the forseable future helping us add a little more conversation to the mix. We’re lucky to have him, he’s a great photographer and all around good guy. Check out his work here: http://www.jamieclayton.com/

In this episode we look at some messenger style camera bags, talk about our Pocket Rockets (yes, that’s what they’re called), discuss back-button focusing and focus modes. We also examine the pros and cons of outsourcing some of your editing. This week’s interview is with Jen & Steve Bebb, award winning wedding photographers and all around awesome people. Be sure to check out WHAT IF Conference this year in Cabo, looks like it’s going to be amazing!

Think Tank Retrospective Lens Changer 2
Pixel Pocket Rocket
Canon Back Button Focus Tutorial / Nikon

Outsourcing options:

Colorati
Shoot Dot Edit
Photographers Edit 

Be sure to check out Jen & Steve Bebb! http://www.bebbstudios.com/
WHAT IF Conference 
Jen’s video/photography fusion book, Photo Fusion.

We’d love your feedback! Email us at feedback@shoottokillpodcast.com

Music from this episode:
Vanguard – LeJeune VIA Seattle in High Def
Kozak 94 – My Little Chinese Man VIA Musigh
Nuck Chorris – Opalescence VIA Musigh
Sabrepulse – Paradise VIA Musigh

Episode 102 – Google+, HDR, Unplugged Weddings, Canon 20mm Lens, and Scott Kublin.

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In this episode we look at Google+ from a photographers perspective, how to fake an HDR image with one exposure in Lightroom, the unplugged wedding trend, and the Canon 20mm Lens. We also have a great interview with HDR/Landscape photographer Scott Kublin where we talk about all things HDR. (Sorry about the interview sound quality, still working out the Skype sound!)

Phil’s Paris image we talk about is below, learn how he processed this in this episode:

paris view phil thornton

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Show Links:
Phil on Google+
Unplugged Weddings Article
Canon 20mm Prime Lens
Pictage PartnerCon 2011
Scott Kublin Google+
Scott Kublin’s Blog

Music from this Episode:
Jan Driver – X (via  Night Drive Miami)
DJ Primate – Czech It Out Yall (via The Word is Bond)
FM Belfast – New Year (via Planeta Pop)
Ratatat – Cherry (via Sunset in the Rearview)

Episode 101 – Carousel, GTD, Studio Software and Adrian Hitt

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Today we discuss Adobe Carousel, take a look at options for managing your to-do lists, and chat about studio management software. We also have AN-NE Marketing award winner, Adrian Hitt join us to talk about “dogography” and how to deliver a consistent brand message. Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to enter to win one of two copies of David Allen’s book Getting Things Done!

Show Links:

Adobe Carousel
David Allen’s Getting Things Done
Omnifocus
Things
Shoot Q
Tavé
SuccessWare 

Don’t forget to check out Adrian Hitt  !

Episode 000 – First Podcast Episode Ever!

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Hey everyone, we’ve finally pulled the trigger (pun intended). The first episode of Shoot to Kill is up! This is a super short, introductory episode so that future listeners that might wonder upon our podcast feed will have a quick way to find out what this podcast is all about.