The AWESOME China Adventure! [IP 122]

Jim & Darin sit down to recap their April excursion through an area of China offering immense beauty.  The two talk about the photo opportunities, the people, lessons, learned, & exciting news for 2016!

What's in this episode:

  • A look into where Jim & Darin went while visiting China!
  • Why the people of China are so fun to photograph.
  • Lessons learned on this trip.
  • What can be learned by working with such a diverse set of photographers.
  • Removing dead space from your portraits.
  • Camera Gear we should have taken or left behind.
  • Great guides are invaluable; we were fortunate to meet some amazing ones!
  • The 2016 China Workshop with Brian McGuckin, Erica Kay, Jim Harmer, & Nick Page!!

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9 thoughts on “The AWESOME China Adventure! [IP 122]”

  1. Thanks for the kind words on today’s podcast. I really enjoyed the trip, learned a lot and am looking forward to joining some travel groups in the future. Not sure we can match China, but I am sure you will find some amazing locations!

    1. The world is quite the big place, but I am sure Jim has something up his sleeve! 🙂

  2. David Whiting

    I agree that David is awesome.

    However, can I please encourage you guys to stop using that A word? How about splendid or spiffing?

    Thanks for a great show.

  3. Please check your audio. Not sure which podcasts , but some of them are clipping.

  4. I have a question for Jim. In one of your flash photography course, you said you used off-camera flash for the street photography in China. How did you adjust power on the flash considering you were not in control of the lighting? Did you use TTL or did you set them up manually everytime?


    1. @Martin – I just set the flash manually. I’d just set it with some general settings for the lighting conditions and shoot away. It wasn’t real often that I felt the need to adjust it. It’s always overcast in China during the time of year we went, so the lighting didn’t vary much.

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