MASSIVE Facebook Q&A [PS 19]

Erica, Nick, & Darin answer questions from listeners of the podcast & from the new Portrait Session Podcast Listener's Facebook Group.  The three tackle questions ranging from how to switch from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom CC all the way to kickstarting your business.

What's in this episode:

  • What takes your photos from “Nice” to “WOW!”
  • If you were to buy only ONE piece of Lighting Equipment; what would it be?
  • Does a matte edit on an indoor portrait work well?  When should it not be used?
  • Are lighting modifiers recommended at receptions?
  • How to completely migrate your library & photos form Lightroom 5 to Lightroom CC.
  • Our favorite rechargeable batteries.
  • Best practices for photographing a subject with special needs.
  • Tips for kickstarting your photography career while working a full-time job.
  • Nick's Lesson Learned.
  • Erica's Lesson Learned.
  • Darin's Lesson Learned.

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6 thoughts on “MASSIVE Facebook Q&A [PS 19]”

  1. I was wondering if you could explain using kelvin to adjust your white balance, the advantages and how you go about deciding what value to use? Thanks, I really enjoy the podcast.

  2. @ Anthony… I would say the biggest advantage to using Kelvin.. is for one.. it will be more consistent from shot to shot than AWB. and there are a lot of times that the presets like cloudy, shade, sunlight.. just dont really get it perfect. Especially when your inside tungsten can be just too cool for my taste.. so I like to dial in my own and just run with it.. if I get it right when take the photos.. its one less thing I have to change later on (in a perfect world)
    Thank you for the kind words!

  3. You mentioned the charger for the Amazon rechargeable batteries – which charger do you use?

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