Periscope App: A Game Changer for Photographers

Just finishing off packing my case before heading off to the airport in the early hours and away to The Netherlands for Professional Imaging 2015.

But, before I head off I just wanted to mention about the new App called Periscope.

Released just yesterday, in brief it’s an app that allows you to do Live Broadcasts across the internet wherever you are.

I’ll do a more in depth post on it at some point in the near future for sure, but for now my head is already spinning at what it’s going to enable us to do; Live Broadcasts from Photo Shoots in the Studio or on Location, Seminars, Events and so it goes on…

I think as a way of sharing this is going to be an incredible utility!

Anyway, I’m on Periscope so if you go ahead and download it and hook up, or if you’re on Twitter  keep an eye on the feed as I’ll be doing some live broadcasts from Professional Imaging over the next few days so I’ll see you there…kind of:)

Check out Periscope App here [LINK]

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  • March 28, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    Snuffy Sims - Thanks for the information on this Glen…looks promising!
    Keep up the good work across the pond over there.

Professional Imaging 2015

Just one more day to go now before I head over to The Netherlands for Professional Imaging 2015.

So excited to be heading back to Nijkerk and presenting at this fantastic event and doubly so because I’ll be there with friends Scott Kelby, Terry White, Bert Monroy and Frank Doorhof.

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I’ll be heading out at very early o’clock on the Saturday morning to arrive at Professional Imaging at around door opening time and will be there all day before presenting sessions on Sunday and Monday.

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I’ll also be at the Van Duuren Bookstand signing copies of my book; on the Sunday between 4pm and 4.15pm and then on the Monday between 2.30pm and 2.45pm.

If you’re coming along to the show be sure to stop and say hi!

See you soon,
Glyn

•For more details about Professional Imaging 2015, check out the official website [LINK]

  • March 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    Dade Freeman - Great to see the Brits represented. And by such a talent. You show them how we do it Glyn :)

  • March 30, 2015 - 8:05 pm

    John Spijkers - Hi Glyn,

    Really enjoyed your presentation today at Profession Imaging!

Are you on Instagram ?

I’ve been using Instagram more and more over the past weeks and have quickly grown to love it.

I’m especially liking it since having been told about IFTTT where (amongst many other possibilities) you can create a recipe for sharing Instagram posts across other social media sites you use (Facebook, Twitter etc).

Anyway, just a quick post to say that if you’re using Instagram and you’d like to ‘hook up’, my username (unsurprisingly) is glyndewis

Hope to see you there..well…online, but you know what I mean:)

Cheers,
Glyn

>No Service Signal on the phone due to living in the back of beyond but thankfully…WiFi to the rescue:)

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Copenhagen: Thank you so much!!!

The past few days over in Copenhagen have been incredible! Quite simply, the Best of times with the Best of friends!

Thank you seems such a lame word and by no means expresses how I feel about everything that went on: the organising, the planning, the people…Simply Perfect!

I’d been wanting to return to Denmark since having been there a couple of years ago now to host a workshop, so to be heading back for a bigger event and for the chance to hang out with dear friends was something I’d been looking forward to since it was first discussed a few months back.

HUGE thanks and debt of gratitude to my dear friend Christian Gram Bredskov who organised and co-ordinated the whole event, Goecker in Copenhagen for hosting the event and for their fabulous venue and for taking care of everyone so well during the day.

As if this wasn’t enough, Christian had arranged a surprise visit by other great friends…

Ed Faith who flew in (literally) all the way from Alaska and Maciej Blaszczuk who flew over from Poland; quite literally leaving me speechless!

So, here’s a few random iPhone photographs taken during the past few days leaving us with truly wonderful memories…

Thank you too for everyone who came along to the event/seminar on Saturday; it was so good to meet you all and hang out afterwards and now to be able to call you too, friends!

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  • March 24, 2015 - 4:33 pm

    kelley - So fabulous!!

  • March 24, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    Sarah Hipwell - Hi Glyn,

    As Dublin was directly underneath Copenhagen…on the Departure’s sign…might you consider coming to Dublin;-)) Kind regards, Sarah

  • March 24, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Glyn - Hey Sarah…Would love to! I just need a contact over there…hint, hint ;)

  • March 24, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Glyn - :)

  • March 24, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    Sarah Hipwell - Seriously Glyn, I would endeavour to help you out as much as I could, should you consider coming to Dublin. Please don’t hesitate in contacting me. I would feel honoured! Kind regards, Sarah :-)

  • March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Glyn - Sarah…I’m looking to do a one day seminar/event and would first love to know who the main camera store/dealer is in Ireland. Do you know who that would be?

Photographing a Robot PLUS Lighting Set Up

This past weekend I was hired to photograph an editorial piece at the Imperial College London.

A number of set ups both indoors and outdoors on the streets on London were worked on throughout the day but one in particular most definitely appealed to my geeky side…photographing a Robot.

For this post I thought I’d give you a look at the final retouched picture and what the lighting set up was like.

So, here’s the final retouched picture…

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The picture below shows the lighting set up and an overhead diagram to show the positioning of the light and reflector in relation to the robot…

Photographing on grey seamless meant that I had options of either easily cutting out the Robot to place it into a new background, or using a blend mode to drop in a new wall and floor and maintain the original shadows. To get the best of both worlds I ended up using a combination of techniques to place in the new scene.

Lighting was kept simple by using just one light; an Elinchrom Rotalux 70cm Square Softbox with Rotagrid fitted so as to give much more control of the light spill, and to fill in the the shadows a silver reflector was place on the opposite side of the Robot.

For those of you who like camera settings:

Canon 5D MK III
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 ISII
ISO 100, 88mm, f/11, 1/125 sec

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For the past couple of weeks I’ve had to take some time out from recording new episodes of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom show on YouTube, but from next week normal service will resume. With that in mind, if any of you would like to see the retouching process for this picture from stsrt to finish I could look at putting something together for that…just let me know if you’d be interested.

Right that’s all from me for now; need to prepare for tonight’s talk at Wokingham Camera Club and then pack for Copenhagen tomorrow.

As always though, if you have any questions/comments feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me an email to [email protected]

Have a good one,
Glyn

  • March 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Stuart Thomson - Very nice, what size was the Robot? and would love to see the retouching as a video :)

  • March 19, 2015 - 9:31 am

    John Gulizia - I would love to see the retouching process as well. Thank you.

  • March 19, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Ian Macey - It would be really great to see the retouching from start to finish. Thanks and have a fantastic time in Copenhagen.

  • March 19, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    todd hobert - I would be giddy to see the process for the reflections you added.

  • March 19, 2015 - 8:44 pm

    Gregory Ambrose - Yes to the retouching video.

  • March 19, 2015 - 11:22 pm

    graham detonator - Yes please a nice retouch tutorial would be nice on the robot would come in handy for other still like objects and subjects glyn

  • March 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    Stuart Kenney - retouching process would be really beneficial please Glyn.