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Several people have asked me what gear, software and methods I use to produce the On Location podcasts, and after having replied to several directly and in our forum for podcast feedback, I thought it would be time saving to recap it all and expand a bit here.
I will go through it in the sequence I follow when I make my weekly shows. These are the typical steps:
1) Prepare, research and maybe script
2) Record on location and/or at home
3) Mix and edit the sound
4) Create and tag mp3
5) Create images for the slide show
6) Record mix and edit the sound for the slide show
7) Produce the slide show
In general I use a very low tech, dogma approach to the project, and try to keep gear, software and time used at a minimum.
Continue reading How On Location is produced.
When I first started producing the On Location podcasts, I created Nikonians image galleries for each with the most important images from the shoot. But that was honestly quite a bit of work on top of shooting, post processing, recording, producing and all the other tasks, and since I already create a kind of gallery in the slide show, I thought it would be easier to draw the images from there.
Enter my day job skills as a web developer. A bit of programming and VoilÃ ! We have a set of "On Location" galleries. Each episode is listed, and when you click on it, you see all the images from that week's slide show.
Sometimes it it pays off to be a nerd!
A photowalk or a photo meetup is a social event where a bunch of photographers agree on joining forces and shoot a certain subject, a certain location or a certain theme together.
Typical photowalks bring people together to walk a certain route or neighborhood. You walk along and shoot, trying to avoid getting too many other photographers in your pictures.
At a meetup you usually agree on meeting and staying in one place and shooting with a planned technique or shoot particular subjects. Strobist meetups are becoming particularly popular these days.Continue reading Photowalks, meetups - what and how.
I recently mentioned Chase Jarvis in my post about the low value of images and what you can do about it (Why your images are worthless). His name popped up in connection with my advice about making a difference and adding value to your brand as a photographer. Here is an excellent example of what Jarvis is doing.
Join a gathering of photographers, provide space, gear and experience and have everybody fire left and right. Learn, teach, share and have what seems to be a *beep* good time. This is the Seattle Flickr Roundup - a gathering of photographers, models and gear.
By helping out at such venues Jarvis again emphasizes his name as a professional photographer making a difference. He underscores his willingness to share, boosts his popularity and certainly increases his value in the market for what he really does: selling pictures for money. See images from the shoots here and here.
I haven't routinely announced my podcasts on the blog, but I think I will make it a habit to talk a bit about this other part of my Nikonians production to extend and expand a bit on the stuff that I didn't get into the sound file and the slideshow quite like I wanted it. Remember that all podcasts are accompanied by a slideshow that will show you pictures from the shoot along with my comments.
This time the podcast was recorded during the weekend where I attended the Copenhagen Historical Grand Prix as I have mentioned several times on the blog.
I will just run though some of my thoughts and experiences from shooting this arrangement. Continue reading Classic Cars Podcast.
I made sure to get a press credential for the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix - a car race with classical cars, which takes place the next couple of days here in Copenhagen. I want to be sure that I get access to this major sports event in Copenhagen - unlike my unfortunate venture at the Copenhagen Marathon.
The race is run in the city streets, and cars dating back to the 30's and onwards to cars, which recently competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans, will be present - on display and running in the races.
Continue reading A day at the races.