IP Roundtable (EP-207)

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Jesse Park1 Comment

Pre-Roll:  Squarespace

Topic 1:

Topic 2: 9 Interesting Things about the DJI Phantom Pro Plus

  • Amazing for going places I wouldn’t have dared
    • Couldn’t see white vinyl fence against white snow
  • Magnetic interference on top of the temple
  • Image quality is better than expected.  
    • First phantom with publishable STILL image quality.
  • The screen is totally worth the cost
    • Super bright
    • Faster
    • All integrated
  • Never buy directly from DJI
    • Sale price wasn’t given to me
    • Took longer than other retailers
    • Still haven’t received rest of my order and no update
    • No tracking info
    • No extras
  • Binoculars for a spotter will probably save you money to prevent crashes
    • Doesn’t meet FAA
  • The DNG is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the JPG.  Not all RAW is equal, and this one is quite good.
  • Chasing geese is the holy grail shot for me 🙂

Topic 3: Things to shoot in the Bitter bits of Winter

  • Water features can be really beautiful in the winter time
  • Fewer tourists
  • Early sunsets
  • Areas that normally only get love in the summer months can provide very original photos
  • When it snows its much easier to find simple compositions.  And less can be more
  • http://www.jsharmonphotos.com/p266154664

Midroll: Squarespace

Topic 4: Plans & Goals for 2017

  • Imminently hiring someone to manage IP+
  • Imminently hiring someone to do marketing for photo location app (to be released in March)
  • IP is hiring 6 news writers to write news articles each day on the site.  Email me at jim@improvephotography.com if you’re interested.
    • Wish I had time to do this one 🙂
  • Jim’s goal is to stop chasing the next “nice” picture and do something new and exciting.  I’m tired of following the “landscape recipe” any my goal is to stop.
    • Storm chasing
    • SCUBA underwater shoot
      • http://homesteadresort.com/utah-resort-things-to-do/homestead-crater/
    • Jesse is shipping me to the unknown
    • Jerusalem
  • Jeff:
    • Panorama with day to night transition
    • High School Football
    • Increase reach of Photo Taco
  • Brian:
    • Workshops: locally and travel
    • Shoot more panoramas
    • Nail down my flash
    • Business – new logo, finances, bridal show

Topic 5: Darren Townsend “What’s the best platform for a photography portfolio site? WordPress?”

  • WordPress if you’re building an empire, are extremely proficient technically, and are willing to waste LOTS of time formatting photos and troubleshooting spam and such.  I can’t understate how much time you will WASTE fighting technology.
    • Whatever you do, don’t just grab a random theme from Themeforest.  You.  Will.  Hate.  Yourself.
    • Formatting photos on wordpress is a PAIN.
  • Choose Squarespace if you’re price conscious, want a gorgeous site with tons of features, and don’t plan to sell your work in an automated fashion from your site.
  • Choose Zenfolio if you want to sell your work in an automated fashion and are willing to sacrifice on price and pay a little more.
  • Choose PASS.US if you have a website on another platform and want to send photos to clients.  May not be necessary if you choose Zenfolio.

Doodads of the Week!

  • Jim: Hengedock 
    • Could MAYBE replace my iMac if the MBP gets faster specs
    • Really beautiful solution
    • Perfect for people who want a desktop but like the versatility of a laptop
    • Benefits of one machine
    • Huge screen for editing
    • Inexpensive
  • Brian: BlackRapid Double Strap 
  • Nick : Crampons:  Not just for snowy conditions  They work amazing on slick mud and logs as well.
  • Jeff: GeForce GTX 1060 Video Card ($210) 
  • Doorandom: Eero wifi 
    • Pricey sucker, but worth it if it works and lasts
    • Coverage is perfect for my house
    • Believe in Eero sticking with it more than Google

About the Author

Jesse Park

Personal Assistant to Jim Harmer. For your own support in your business, please check out Photographerva.com


  1. I think another good portfolio service is Adobe Portfolio. It is free if you have a Creative Cloud Photo Subscription. The service may not be the most flexible however I think it is great for a hobbyist that is just looking for something a little nicer than Flickr. My link below is an example however it is not fully populated.

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