Episode 111 – Hard Drive Storage, Shooting on the Go, Actions and Plugins, with Guest Liana Lehman Hall

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In this action packed episode we discuss … actions! We also cover hard drive storage options, shooting on the go and have a chat with Liana Lehman Hall about business and proper financial planning. If you aren’t familiar with Liana and her amazing brain go check out the links below. She has some great educational products out there for pros at every level.

Liana Lehman’s main site
Liana’s blog
Liana’s Bananas EDU site 

Show links
Blog Collage (how we build our blog ready images)

Show Music
heRobust – Facebook Lift (via TurntableKitchen)
Dreams Remixed – Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion (True North Remix) (via BandCamp)

 

Episode 110 – Going Pro Part 4, Avoiding Pitfalls, 365 Projects and Pelican Camera Cases

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We’re back! After a short break for the holidays and a slight delay due to the passing of a very beloved iMac, we are back! In this episode we wrap up the “Going Pro” series with tips on what you should avoid and common pitfalls for new businesses. We also discuss 365 Projects and (try to) launch our very own and we have a gear review of the Pelican 1514 hard shell camera case that Mindy and I love. Don’t forget, we are giving away a Large Rogue FlashBender to someone following us on Facebook. Just visit our page and “Like” us for a chance to win!

Links:
Like our Facebook page for a chance to win a Large Rogue FlashBender!
Pelican 1514 Camera Case
Shoot to Kill 365 Project 

Show Music:
Anthony Atcherley – Everything’s Okay (via SoundCloud)
M83 – Midnight City (who killed JR remix) (via SoundCloud)
Orbital – Never (via Stereogum)

 

Episode 109 – Holiday Special with Christa Meola

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This week is our Happy Holidays episode with special guest, Christa Meola, a Boudoir photographer extraordinaire!  Based in NYC, she runs an extremely successful boudoir business that focuses on the fine art of boudoir. She gives great tips on how to start your budoir business, dealing with female clients & sales. Even if you are not interested in photographing boudoir, we guarantee you will walk away with some great info on shooting more artistically, dealing with clients & sales (which we all can use!). We will return with brand new shows the week of January 10th. Hope everyone has a safe & happy holiday season.  See you in 2012!

Show Links:

Christa Meola – don’t forget to check out her Online Boudoir Workshop beginning January 2nd!

Show Music:
Future – Ballin’ (via  GMAD)

 

 

Episode 108 – Justin & Mary Marantz, Flash battery packs, Going Pro Part 3, and Shooting After Dark

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In this weeks episode we review our inexpensive flash battery packs. We also move on to part 3 of our Going Pro series which covers networking and portfolio building. After that we discuss some tips and techniques for night shooting. Our special guests this week are Justin and Mary Marantz. Join us at the end of this show for a great discussion with them on being Authentic.

Show Links:
AltF
Jeff Newsom – imakegoldrecords.com
Shawn Reeder

Justin & Mary Marantz Blog – be sure to follow these guys if you aren’t already, you won’t regret it!

Show Music:
Knife Party – Internet Friends (via Knife Party)
Virtu – Elixir (via Vacay Wave)
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix) (via TheWorldForgot)

Episode 107 – Dave Cox & Wil Wells, Going Pro Part 2, Rear Curtain Sync and iPhone Apps

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This week we have Matt Dudley, founder of The Skillery, joining us as our third wheel. We talk about our favorite mobile apps, explore the second curtain sync technique, and move on to part 2 of our Going Pro series. After the break we have a great interview with Dave Cox and Wil Wells from Elevendy where we talk about being awesome.

Show Links:
Instagram
Path
Google+ App
Diptic
Camera+
8mm
OmniFocus
Todo
Spotify
CardCase 

Elevendy
Dave Cox on Google+
Wil Wells on Google+

Show Music:
Tommy Noble – Rock Wit U (Remix) (via SoundCloud)

DiveTycho
“Hours” (mp3)
from “Dive”
(Ghostly International)

Buy at Amazon MP3

Drive It Like You Stole It - SingleThe Glitch Mob
“Drive It Like You Stole It” (mp3)
from “Drive It Like You Stole It – Single”
(Glass Air)

Buy at iTunes Music Store

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
UPDATE: Use promo code “shoottokill” for $20 off a new DreamHost account!
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