Listener Q&A (PS EP-89)

LIstener Questions:

Katherine Callahan What should you REALLY focus on business wise when starting (First/Second Year in Business). Whats the balance between being authentic but also “selling” and branding yourself?

Sue Beauchamp How do you ensure your skin tones are post processed perfectly when shooting RAW?

Michael Duncan Are there any ps plug-ins/actions that you use in your regular work flow like rad labs for portrait enhancements? Great tutorial on improve photography plus Connor Hibbs.

Stephen Drover What questions do you ask a client (who does not know what they are looking for) in order to bring a sense of direction to the session?

Holly Carter I'd like to know how a typical lighting setup works for lifestyle in home shoots if there isn't a giant window of available light. Do you have a softbox or umbrella bouncing flash or strobe to give more light and definition?

Ben Johnson What are good resources to learn about lighting both indoor and outdoor when doing portraits.

Annelise Spencer Question from Zane: do you like candy?    Last question

Eryk B. Lugo What causes banding, and how can you deal with it in post or how can you try and avoid/minimize it when using strobes?

Heather Huebner Marlin I have been using an assistant more frequently but have always done it off the books. What steps should I be taking to be more….legitimate about this??

Katherine Callahan Also, consistency with images – My images change with lighting situation and the season. How do you stay consistent?

Ashwin Chathuruthy Soft box size. What's the best one for travel and get nice soft light and be able to set up fast(umbrella type)

Aaron Taylor You're both tasked with teaching two college photography courses. One is “Photography 101,” the intro course any freshman can take as an elective. The other is “Photography 490,” an upper level course for senior photography majors. What would you put in each course?

Marc Kirby What are some other uses for your portrait lenses? what factors you consider when choosing a lens for a shoot?

Nick Forsman What are the best practices for grabbing lifestyle type shots in a place with bad lighting (ie low and splotchy light) with a crop sensor and unable to use flash?

Scenario: at an indoor playground with a fast moving two year old, with a 70D and a 24-70 2.8

Annelise Spencer How many lenses do you each own?

Annelise Spencer Ok, for real now… what is your Dream Shoot this year?

Dean Vinson What bag do you use for portrait shoots? How to keep active with photography in the winter?

Doug Butcher Taking a trip to the Netherlands in March and would like to know what is the best “rolling” bag with a back strap for just in case. I'm looking at the Think Tank Navigator. My back is tired…..Thoughts.

Kenneth Breivik I have had a number of people that I shot recently where once I color correct their cheeks are very red. I have to really desaturate the image for it to look right these are indoor shots. Any idea what is going wrong or how to fix. The people don't look like this.

Rainee Lee Tubbs my question is, to TTL or not to TTL and If I go with TTL, can I still use it manually? Would love to hear the major differences between the two as far as situations go.

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