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Lens Shark Photography Podcast - the latest in DSLR, mirrorless, lenses, photo software, tips, tricks, news, camera technology and drones.

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Sep 25, 2015

The GINORMOUS photography news site (it gets 6 million unique visitors a month), PetaPixel.com has called me to come podcast for them and take this podcast to a new level!

Make sure you look for "PetaPixel Photography Podcast" in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. so you can get the new shows.

You can find the links here as well:
http://www.PetaPixel.com/podcast

If you like the Lens Shark Photography Podcast, you'll love the new show as it's basically the same, but now we've teamed up with industry-leader PetaPixel and are reaching even more people.

Thank you all for your support and please join us on the new podcast! :)

Sep 11, 2015

Welcome to episode 40!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

Call us at: 1-206-333-9308
Email us at: lensshark@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
00:01:02 - This podcast has been called up to the big leagues and that's no exaggeration. On August 26, 2015 we were contacted by one of the largest photography websites about teaming up and podcasting for them. After hammering out the details, we have agreed to do so.

Stay tuned for a special episode coming days after this one goes live explaining where to find us and full details of this incredible news.

MILLIONS of photographers of all levels will now be able to listen to an even better version of this podcast. Details coming soon!

This will will always remain and the iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps will soon we available so if you'd like to download episodes of this podcast to your phone to save them, you can do that right in the apps.

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In this episode:
00:04:46 - A photographer learns the hard way that if you set your Creative Commons license on Flickr (or anywhere) to allow for commercial use without compensation...that might just happen!

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00:06:16 - DxO Mark give the Sony a7R II it's highest rating of any camera sensor ever tested by them.

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00:08:20 - Tamron releases some cool new lenses. The SP 35mm f/1.8 DI VC USD and the  SP 45mm f/1.8 DI VC USD. They're available on September 29, 2015 in Canon and Nikon mounts.

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This week's listener question:
00:10:29 - Brad in Australia wants to know how to create his online portfolio.

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00:16:09 - Getty Images gets cranky with a German blog which used one of their photos for the "Socially Awkward Penguin" meme.

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00:18:16 - A photo gallery hiding app on smartphones and tablets makes the news.

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00:19:16 - Reports are that the DxO ONE will eject your iPhone quickly causing it to possibly crash to the ground if you're not careful says a reviewer.

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00:21:28 - Kenko Tokina releases its hardened Hoya HD3 UV and Circular Polarizer filters.

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00:25:48 - Olympus releases the OM-D E-M10 II with some cool upgrades.

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00:28:42 - Panasonic releases firmware version 2.3 with V Log L shooting mode with 2 more stops of dynamic range and more as well as its GH4R with unlimited 4K video shooting.

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00:29:39 - A DJ and a wedding photographer tangle raising questions about whether or not a DJ has any business shooting the wedding and promoting themselves with those photos on social media. We discuss the mess that this could be if the DJ distracts subjects the wedding photographer is photographing. Check out the madness here.

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00:42:30 - Panasonic releases more Micro Four Thirds lenses. The Lumix G 25mm f/1.7, the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 45-150mm f/4-5.6 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 all in matte black.

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In Drone News:
00:44:03 - A parent overreacts and accuses an experienced drone pilot and aerial photographer of flying over and near a girls soccer game. Watch the video here.

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00:49:22 - I give my heartfelt thanks for my amazing listeners and give further information about how to find us days from now when the new podcast gets added to iTunes. Please join us in this exciting venture as we reach a much larger audience.

I VERY MUCH need your voicemail questions for the new podcast so please his the "Send Voicemail" tab on LensShark.com or call us at 206-333-9308.

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show or call us at 1-206-333-9308.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

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Aug 26, 2015

Welcome to episode 39!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

Call us at: 1-206-333-9308
Email us at: lensshark@gmail.com

In this episode:
00:01:10 - Want to win ONE YEAR of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom)?!!!

Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card? Everyone gets a FREE portfolio review by me who enters this giveaway!

Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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00:02:21 - The FREE Lens Shark Photography Podcast iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps are coming! You'll be able to listen, call in to the show, leave feedback, etc. all in one convenient app. We're pretty excited about this.

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This week's listener question:
00:03:10 - Dotan in Israel wants to know why his Nikon D7200 isn't locking on to subjects using the outer focus points.

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00:08:30 - Rumors are that Canon plans on getting more serious about the mirrorless market as DSLR sales continue to slide.

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00:15:41 - The oldest and most-listened-to podcast on everything iOS reaches out to me to get my thoughts on possible technology in upcoming iOS devices. Rob Walch, host of "Today in iOS", gave me permission to use the portion of his show with me in this episode. If you're into iOS devices, check out his show here.

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00:19:07 - A Facebook community alters photos of plus-size models and celebrities to make them thinner, "fat-shaming" them. We discuss this alarming misuse of photo editing.

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00:22:30 - A perfectly good Sony a7R II gets torn down. We tell you why.

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00:24:56 - Olympus users discover a hidden menu with useful info on their cameras.

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00:25:32 - Muggings of photographers for their camera gear is on the rise in San Francisco, California as a photojournalist gets robbed in broad daylight.

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00:27:35 - Reporters and a U.S. Presidential candidate poke fun at another candidate over a photo composite, but don't get it quite right.

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00:30:38 - 18 countries alter a photo of a young woman to their society's standards and the results are very telling.

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00:33:32 - MIT scientists develop a camera that just can't blow out the highlights, but is this a camera we even want or need as photographers?

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00:36:18 - Apple officially announces its program to repair iPhone 6 Plus phones whose rear iSight cameras have failed. Search with your serial number here.

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00:37:30 - 500px users voice their displeasure with the company's new app and the direction they've been going as they're overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

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In Drone News:
00:40:01 - An ammunition company releases a project targeted at shooting down drones, but is this even legal?

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show or call us at 1-206-333-9308.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

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Aug 16, 2015

Welcome to episode 38!  Consider subscribing if you haven't already.

 

In this episode:
00:00:56 - Want to win ONE YEAR of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom)?!!!

 

Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card? Everyone gets a FREE portfolio review by me who enters this giveaway!

 

Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

 

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00:02:19 - Photographer Trey Ratcliff has his photo walk tour of the U.S. interrupted by police at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

 

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This weeks's listener question:
00:05:58 - Jeffrey from the Bronx, New York wants to know who he should have print his photos and what they charge.

 

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00:14:21 - Our friends at Petapixel publish an article about DMCA Takedown Requests. We discuss what you need to know about getting your photos removed from websites stealing your images, video and other works.

 

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00:16:05 - A photographer loses her camera during a charity bike race and you won't believe where it's found two years later.

 

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00:18:28 - Corel ParticleShop is released with cool brushes for Photoshop and Lightroom.

 

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00:19:50 - A photographer does a senior shoot...at Taco Bell.

 

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00:22:04 - Think Tank Photo releases Roller Flair, a product designed to make your roller bag more recognizable in the crowd.

 

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00:23:36 - Find out what country can sue you for photographing your meal at restaurants.

 

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00:25:37 - Find out what city in the U.S. has an "Instagram Officer".

 

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00:27:55 - Morpholio releases Journal, its digital sketchbook app.

 

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00:28:41 - Canon's new printer ads are hilarious and encourage people to print more.

 

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00:32:43 - A website pulls your Instagram photos and charges $150 for them.

 

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In Drone News:
00:34:00 - A jerk on a pier in San Diego makes a great shot and hooks a drone.

 

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00:36:45 - A hawk in Australia spots a drone and takes it down.

 

Announcement:

Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

 

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!

The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

 

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

 

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

 

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

 

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Aug 8, 2015

Welcome to episode 37!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:00:44 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)? Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card?

Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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00:01:23 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Denise in Idaho. Denise wants to know if she should put her pricing on her website or leave them off.

 

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00:04:35 – Nikon announces the 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, the 24mm f/1.8G ED and the 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR.

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00:09:24 – Tamron releases the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens.

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00:11:01 – Nikon comes out with the massive innovation that is the black and gold hot shoe cover (ASC-02). Wow. Just amazing.

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00:12:54 – Google and MIT figure out how to effectively remove obstructions and reflections from photos. Watch the video here.

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00:15:22 – NASA releases images of the Moon cross the Earth…and it looks like the Death Star from Star Wars. See it here.

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00:15:51 – Can your flash cause blindness? We discuss it a bit and a claim of one doing just that recently in China.

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00:17:49 – Fujifilm announces the X-T1 IR, a professional-grade infrared camera.

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00:18:45 – Two professional photographers in San Francisco are robbed with pepper spray as they unload their car full of $7,000 worth of camera gear.

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00:19:38 – Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa is killed making it seven journalists killed in that country so far in 2015. RIP

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00:20:48 – Adobe announces that CS6 users will no longer receive updates to Adobe Camera Raw past the current version (v.9.1.1). Download the DNG Converter Utility to convert future cameras’ RAW files or upgrade to the Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $10/month.

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00:21:38 – LumoPro announces their LP605M light stand which can convert into a monopod.

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00:21:58 – Lens Rentals Canada announces that it’s closing its doors.

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00:22:40 – Bored with your DSLR? Consider a medium format DSLR with the 40 Megapixel Pentax 645D now that’s it’s dropped to about $4,000.

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In Drone News:
00:23:24 – DJI announces the Phantom 3 Standard for $799.

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00:24:39 – A Kentucky man is arrested after shooting a drone out of the sky with his shotgun. Here’s his interview and the drone owner’s.

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00:25:44 – Drone Kid (18-year-old Austin Haughwout) is arrested after being arrested by police after a motor vehicle offense. I put two and two together and realized this is also the same kid who attached a gun to a drone (and firing it) as well as the kid who was attacked by a woman at the beach who accused him of being a pervert.

Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

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The post Episode 37: Can A Flash Really Cause Blindness? [LSP #0037] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

Jul 30, 2015

Welcome to episode 36!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:01:00 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)? Want to win a super fast 64GB Lexar 1000x SDXC card? How about a $100 or $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card?

Visit this page for details: http://www.LensShark.com/contests

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00:03:21 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Sergio in Ohio. Sergio has a Nikon D200, but wants to know if he should move up to the Nikon D700 or go mirrorless with the awesome Fujifilm X-T1.

 

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00:12:09 – Adobe’s Dehaze slider in Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW seems to also do wonder with the night’s sky and astrophotography.

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00:13:14 – Google gets ready to yank Google+ Photos…what you need to know.

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00:14:03 – Flickr brings back the Pro level of membership due to popular demand.

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00:15:03 – Canon reports huge losses in the Q2 of 2015. What does this mean for the camera maker?

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00:20:30 – Sony’s RX100 IV does an amazing 1000 frames per second and you need to see the video by our friends at MirrorLessons.com.

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00:22:11 – LumoPro innovates with a cool flash case called the LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch which doubles as three flash modifiers.

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00:23:22 – A Fresno, California photographer is killed as he is hit by a train while doing a photoshoot on the tracks.

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00:24:58 – Still shooting film? What you need to know if you’re dropping rolls of film off at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and others for processing.

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00:27:38 – Taylor Swift’s rights-grabbing contract gets reworked by the photography industry and Swift accepts the more reasonable contract. Another victory in the war on photography!

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00:30:13 – It looks like once again, the government is looking to push through an “Orphan Works” act. What you, as a photographer, needs to know about your diminished copyright should this pass.

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In Drone News:
00:36:19 – A foolish Connecticut man attaches a gun to a drone and flies it causing quite an uproar. You must see the video.

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00:38:09 – After quite a few irresponsible drone owners causing firefighting aircraft to be grounded due to safety concerns, California legislators introduce a bill allowing emergency personnel to knock drones out of the sky for their safety. We’re calling on drone manufactures to warn its customers about flying near the scenes of emergencies.

Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

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The post Episode 36: Nikon or Fujifilm…Which Would You Choose? [LSP #0036] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

Jul 22, 2015

Welcome to episode 35!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:00:53 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)?
Look for our podcast in iTunes. Rate us, review us and if you wouldn’t mind, subscribe! In exchange, I’ll review your portfolio and help you take your photography to the next level. Search for “Lens Shark” in iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, Stitcher, Tune-In, etc. would be fine. But iTunes is deal as it helps us reach more listeners. Listen to the show for details. Thanks!

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00:02:47 – Nikon reportedly sends out a Maintenance Service Initiative letter to 4,300 D800 owners, 100 D700 owners and 100 D7100 users offering to have a look at them, clean them and make any necessary repairs for free and pick up the shipping costs. What the heck is Nikon up to?

 

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00:04:20 – Canon releases the 430EX III-RT Speedlite with radio wireless technology.

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00:05:13 – A Canadian newspaper protests a rights grabbing contract by sending an illustrator to a Foo Fighters concert rather than a photographer.

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00:07:47 – DxOMark ranks the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R lower the Nikon D810 and the Sony a7R.

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00:09:32 – It’s happened again. Yet another photographer collides with a cyclist. See the photos and video here.

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00:11:50 – Kickstarter project GNARBOX seeks to back up your photos and videos in the field while giving you an easy way to edit your photos without a computer and get them on social media quickly.

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00:13:50 – Photographic zombie Photoflex seems to have come back to life thanks to PromarkBRANDS.

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00:15:27 – Nikon releases three great new lenses: the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F/2.8-4E ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. (Affiliate links)

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00:20:39 – Panasonic releases the Lumix GX8 micro four-thirds with 20.3 Megapixels, dual image stabilization, 4K video and more. (Affiliate link)

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In Drone News:
00:22:30 – Things get out of control as emergency personnel are forced to ground their firefighting aircraft as irresponsible drone owners violate their airspace and cause wildfires to increase in size.

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

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The post Episode 35: What The Heck Is Nikon Up To? [LSP #0035] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

Jul 21, 2015

Welcome to episode 34!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:01:16 – Want a FREE portfolio review by me (Sharky James)?
Look for our podcast in iTunes. Rate us, review us and if you wouldn’t mind, subscribe! In exchange, I’ll review your portfolio and help you take your photography to the next level. Search for “Lens Shark” in iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, Stitcher, Tune-In, etc. would be fine. But iTunes is deal as it helps us reach more listeners. Listen to the show for details. Thanks!

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00:05:07 – This week’s Listener Question comes from NyNy Weber in Southern California and she wants to know what my thoughts are on the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG fisheye lens. (Affiliate link)

 

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00:08:13 – It’s happened again. Yet another problem with the great Nikon D750. Click hereto see if your D750 is one of those affected.

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00:11:55 – Does your photography business’ site use Flash? Now might be the time to move to a site utilizing a different technology which is not as exploitable. I think that NOW is the time. Update your Flash here.

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00:19:07 – Sony seeks to raise an amazing $6 Billion as demand for its sensors goes through the roof.

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00:15:14 – The actress in the “10 Hours in NYC” video in which she was harassed over 100 times, sues the director, an anti-harassment group, YouTube, Google and TGI Fridays over the video which has been viewed over 40 million times. Claiming there was no contract, this is a perfect example of why you need to at very least have a contract as that’s better than none at all.

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00:19:07 – Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton does as her husband’s campaign did in 1992 and herds photographers with ropes in a very demeaning way. Check out the pics and video here.

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00:19:43 – Portbox seeks to professionalize the pairing of photographers with models by screening them first.  Check them out at Postbox.com

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00:21:00 – Sigma announces the 24-35mm f/2 Art lens.

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00:22:29 – Yongnuo gets set to release a 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F mount.

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00:23:40 – TheLensPal gets burgled not long after Lens Pro To Go was.

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00:25:18 – The European Parliament (mostly) votes to preserver the so-called “Freedom of Panorama”. Find out which major countries aren’t as friendly toward photographers here.

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00:26:29 – Affinity Photo official comes out of beta. Will you use this Photoshop alternative?

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00:27:39 – LightroomDashboard.com seeks to analyze your Lightroom catalog and give you insights into how you shoot.

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00:29:05 – Union Pacific warns photographers against shooting in their railroad tracks as it’s both illegal and dangerous.

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00:31:27 – A Canadian photojournalist loses 35 years worth of his life’s work as he was burgled and didn’t have a very solid backup plan.

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
Click the link for the podcast and leave us an audio question to have a good chance to get on the show.

Alternatively, you can post your questions on our site or via social media.

###  Please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, leave me a review and check me out on social media at the links below.  ###

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The post Episode 34: Yet Another Nikon D750 Problem! [LSP #0034] appeared first on Lens Shark Photography Podcast.

Jun 11, 2015

Welcome to episode 33!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:01:09 – Sony announces the a7R II and wows people with its specs. Is it a game-changing camera? I get some thoughts from Sony Artisan of Imagery Paul Gero and weigh in my own thoughts on this new body. Buy it here. (Affiliate link)

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00:12:23 – Is Flickr’s auto-tagging feature racist?

 

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00:13:11 – Fujifilm releases the X-T10 mirrorless body. Buy it here. (Affiliate link)

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00:13:57 – Panasonic releases the Lumix G7 Micro Four Thirds body with 4K Photo feature. Buy it here. (Affiliate link)

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00:14:35 – It’s official…the camera class is now officially called “mirrorless”. Why it’s important to pay attention to mirrorless cameras even if you don’t think you’ll ever get one.

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00:22:21 – A journalist is confronted by no less than three people at Pier 11 in New York City all because he was using a tripod. Based on my experience as a photojournalist, how I think you should prepare for possible confrontations while out shooting. Watch the video here.

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00:27:51 – Electronics giant Samsung UK wants to use an Instagram user’s photo in an ad campaign…but isn’t interested in paying for it and has quite a set of terms they wanted him to agree to.

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00:31:21 – The Dallas, Texas Police Department puts out a one page general order instructing officers on how to deal with the public photo/video/audio recording them. But is it enough?

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00:34:05 – Apple reduces the price on it’s 15″ Retina MacBook Pro laptops as well as their 5K Retina iMacs. Find out which one I bought and why. (Affiliate links)

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In Drone News:
00:37:18 – A New York man flies his drone over and around a house fire, getting close enough to bother firefighters causing them to try to knock it out of the sky with their hoses. Who was in the wrong? See the video here.

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

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Jun 10, 2015

Welcome to episode 32!  Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:
00:01:22 – Controversial artist appropriates photos from Instagram, mocks up a screenshot and sells them for upwards of $100,000 for them. Is that art?

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00:02:55 – Miller Lite asks to use a photo from photographer Nikki May in a national ad campaign…but doesn’t want to pay for it. How devalued has photography become?

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00:08:19 – Sony makes a mistake and lists its awesome a7R at a $1,700 discount as hundreds, if not thousands, of people clammer to get the camera for roughly $200. Should they have honored all those orders?

 

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00:10:19 – A judge holds of the City of Atlanta, Georgia in contempt and orders the city to properly train officers on how do deal with the public and press taking photos and/or shooting video. Another victory in the war on photography.

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00:11:42 – ShutterDial.com emerges as a way to visualize various camera settings utilizing Flickr’s massive cache of photos.

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00:12:22 – Samsung adds additional functionality to it’s awesome NX1 camera via a firmware update. Buy the Samsung NX1 here. (Affiliate link)

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00:12:44 – A photographer gets fed up with Pinterest and sues them seeking to compel them to do more to “protect photographers and their work.”

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00:14:50 – A Texas high school student is forced to remove photos from his Flickr site or face suspension. Was he being selectively singled out?

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00:17:08 – Olympus pokes fun at heavy DSLRs with a new commercial as mirrorless sales climb. Watch the commercial here.

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00:17:32 – An Italian cyclist breaks his arm as he collides with a spectator who was shooting photos while extended over a barrier. See the video here. (WARNING: not for the squeamish)

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00:20:53 – If you have a Nikon D750, you might want to update to the latest firmware which all Nikon says about it is: “Camera operation is now more reliable”. Buy the awesome Nikon D750 here. (Affiliate link)

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00:21:17 – Copyright infringement suits aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. I discuss this and talk about one of the many copyright infringement settlements I’ve had.

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00:26:04 – Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75.

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00:26:33 – Is Nikon and Apple working on a super secret app which will benefit Nikon users?

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00:26:58 – The ShutterSpots app seeks to help photographers find cool locations to shoot. Will you find spots? I didn’t. I came up goose eggs.

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In Drone News:
00:29:16 – Singer Enrique Iglesias severely cuts his fingers during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico has he grabbed the DJI Inspire 1 drone shooting live video of him. Buy the DJI Inspire 1 here…just be careful! (Affiliate link)

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00:30:41 – Lucky 7 Drones has their DJI Phantom 3 significantly damaged as an alleged drunk neighbor knocks it out of the air with his shirt. Buy a DJI Phantom 3 here…just keep it away from your drunk neighbors. (Affiliate link)

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Announcement:
Free eBook!  –  The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:
Free camera giveaway coming up!
The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

Listener questions needed:
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