Improve Photography Roundtable (EP-172)

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Jesse Park

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Jim: 5 Things I Learned This Week

  • Difference last trip to this one.  WAY better pictures.
  • The AF on the Sony A6300 is not as fast as the Fuji XPro2.  X Pro 2 has better autofocus than a DSLR.  First mirrorless camera that has even come CLOSE to that.  Testing with kids.
  • The Fuji 10-24 is the bane of my existence.  Not on lens roadmap.  Blow drying in hotel.
  • SOOOO many landscapes are missing the “soul” of the shot.  Include a person, a boat, a cactus, a rock, whatever.
  • A wet lens ruined two of my favorite compositions

Nick:

Slowing down, and getting accustomed to more time for the shot

Less is more.. I only used two lenses

Pack your coat in your carryon

Nick :  Why every photographer should visit iceland at least once

  • The light
    • The light lasts forever this time of year.. Forget about golden hour.. Its more like golden three hour, and the sunsets last forever giving you more time for compositions
    • The sky is always changing.. Sometimes for the better, sometimes to crush your hopes but it keeps you on your toes and is fun to shoot in.
  • The people
    • Everyone speaks english and is very friendly and helpful, they are used to dealing with lost americans
  • The subjects
    • The island is just packed with photogenic mountain peaks, glaciers, icebergs and even raindier

Doodads of the Week!

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  • Jim: THINGUMA
  • Nick: Canon 70-300mm L  for Landscape photographers

About the Author

Jesse Park

Personal Assistant to Jim Harmer. For your own support in your business, please e-mail me at [email protected]