The Nikonians On Location #57 - Photograhper's Block

Added by martinj | March 30, 2009   12:23 AM

Blocked, bored, uninspired. Martin apologizes for this somewhat depressing podcast about photographer's block and his vague attempts to give advice to others when not even being able to get out of the hole himself.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #57 (NPC-OL-2009-03-30; 17:57; MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: March 30, 2009
But He manages to get a bit of advice over the counter like giving yourself assignments, shooting with shallow depth of field and an tip found on the web: the 100 step challenge. Walk, count steps and every 100, take a picture. You will find this and more tips on Photocritic.org.

Video supplement:
Uncommented pictures from a stale period in Martin's photography life - no speech, wise words or advice - just pictures and music.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #57 (NPC-OLV-2009-03-30; 2:29; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Cause You Been Messin 'Round by Jag on Magnatune

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On Location postponed... again... sorry!

Added by martinj | March 23, 2009   2:40 PM | TrackBack

ol_postponed.jpgOnce again Martin regrets to have to announce that there will be no On Location podcast or slide show this week. As a consequence of the many delays lately he has decided to make the show biweekly and publish new episodes alternating with the Image Doctors every two weeks.


The Nikonians On Location #56 - Macro Ringflash

Added by martinj | March 16, 2009   12:00 PM

This time using a ringflash of the more classical type - for macro photography. The Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1 is in reality two small flashes mounted on a ring, which rides in front of the lens.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #56 (NPC-OL-2009-03-16; 21:16; 19.4MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: March 16, 2009
Martin has a hard time finding insects and flowers here in mid-March, so he stays indoors and shoot some fishing flies and the orchids in the window sill... again!

Read more about the Metz Mecablitz 15 here.

Video supplement:
A very small selection of the pictures from today's shoot showing the Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1 flash and some of the results of its work.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #56 (NPC-OLV-2009-03-16; 5:01; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Highway with Emmas Mini on Magnatune

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The Nikonians On Location #55 - Ringflash Models

Added by martinj | March 9, 2009   11:00 PM

Shooting the models Camilla and Louise in a large rotunda in a part of the University of Copenhagen. Fun with the Orbis Ringflash Adapter and more classical light using umbrellas.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #55 (NPC-OL-2009-03-09; 23:10; 21.5MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: March 09, 2009
Following up on the latest On Location podcast Martin Joerhensen covers the model shoot and the Orbis Ringflash Adapter in this episode. He also talks a bit about touching up on model images, removing blemishes and making skin really nice.

Video supplement:
Sample images from the shoot. Just a few of the almost 350 shots taken. Examples of the process of working on model images.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #55 (NPC-OLV-2009-03-09; 9:40; flash format)

More about the Orbis Ringflash Adapter in Martin's blog and on Orbis' own web page.

Music used on today's show:
Unknown with Emmas Mini on Magnatune

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On Location postponed

Added by martinj | March 2, 2009   8:40 AM

next-week.jpgMartin Joergensen's shoot of the models Camilla and Louise this weekend will be covered in next week. Both the amount of post processing and paid work has Martin bogged down, and he excuses not being able to finish his podcast and slide show on schedule.


The Nikonians On Location #54 - Snow and Models

Added by martinj | February 23, 2009   2:40 PM | TrackBack

Talking about two very different subjects: snowy landscapes and model shoots. First a small trip into the winter landscape, some talk about working on the images and then some thoughts on getting hold of models for model shoots.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #54 (NPC-OL-2009-02-23; 36:31; 33.5MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: February 23, 2009
Winter and snow can sometimes be different to shoot, and since we were suddenly attacked by snow and cold weather, I ventured out with my friend Asger to get the first (and hopefully last) shots of snowy landscapes this winter. We also shot some bird photos. But having spent the week getting an appointment with a couple of models for an upcoming shoot, I thought I'd devote some time to that subject too.

The sound file:

  1. A short forest walk
  2. Model thoughts
  3. Working on the images
  4. More model thoughts
  5. Bye

Video supplement:
Some of the winter pictures and some of Asger's bird images, but no models yet.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #54 (NPC-OLV-2009-02-23; 5:10; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Lynch's Law by Thursday Group on Magnatune

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The Nikonians On Location #53 - Visual Noise

Added by martinj | February 16, 2009   2:10 PM

This week I focus on visual noise, which is the kind of clutter that meets the eye when looking in messy garages, on chaotic bulletin boards, at random collections of things.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #53 (NPC-OL-2009-02-16; 13:23; 12.3MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: February 16, 2009
I was introduced to the concept by Erin Fitzsimmons via Chase Jarvis - pictures so chaotic that they are almost beautiful. Chaos on a shelf, a bulletin board, in a garage. It was everywhere once I started looking. Even in my home... well, mostly in my home, unfortunately.

Find Erin Fitzsimmons here and Chase Jarvis here.

Video supplement:
Some visual noise for you to sample. Examples from locations outdoors as well as indoors.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #53 (NPC-OLV-2009-02-16; 4:40; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Fingerstrackarn by Erik Ask Upmark on Magnatune

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No On Location this week

Added by martinj | February 9, 2009   12:30 AM | TrackBack

pause.jpgMartin regrets to have to inform you that work - the paid kind - have kept him busy all week, and will so the coming few days, so On Location is in hiatus this week - in spite of a couple of sunny days and lots of photo ops.
But fret not, Martin promises to be back in full force the coming week.


The Nikonians On Location #52 - HDR-2

Added by martinj | February 2, 2009   5:09 PM | TrackBack

More HDR, this time concentrating on the process and the software. Martin addresses some of the common problems found in HDR's - misalignment, ghosting and halos - and gives advice on avoiding them. The show ends with some references to further reading, online and off.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #52 (NPC-OL-2009-02-02; 34:17; 31.4MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: February 02, 2009
Find much more on HDR in books and online. Rocky Nook titles:
- Practical HDRI by Jack Howard
- Photographic Multishot Techniques by Juergen Gulbins and Rainer Gulbins
- Mastering High Dynamic Range Photography by Michael Freeman
Some online resources:
- The Nikonians Advanced HRD Technique forum
- Stuck in Customs HDR tutorial
- Naturescapes HDR and panorama tutorial
Discounts:
- Photomatix
- Rocky Nook here (D300)

The sound file:

  1. Intro
  2. IKEA-shooting
  3. The steps
  4. The programs
  5. Tone mapping
  6. Bye

Video supplement:
Some expamples of different HDR-techniques, some typical errors and some screen shots from the software used.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #52 (NPC-OLV-2009-02-02; 13:52; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Bossa Rebecka performed by Eternal Jazz Project on Magnatune

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The Nikonians On Location #51 - HDR-1

Added by martinj | January 26, 2009   12:13 PM | TrackBack

The first episode of at least two on HDR - High Dynamic Range - this time dealing with the concept of dynamic range and the principles of capturing HDR. Martin Joergensen covers setting up the camera and shoots the first few frames in his home, after which he ventures into the dark Copenhagen night to capture some night HDR's.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #51 (NPC-OL-2009-01-26; 35:45; 32.6MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: January 26, 2009
This program covers the theory and shooting side of HDR, and the next episode will focus on the software side - combining and post processing bracketed series and HDR-images. Before the next time you might want to get a hold of an HDR-program. Martin will mention Photomatix and Picturenaut, but there are many other programs out there, which can do the job. More on that next time.

The sound file:

  1. (High) Dynamic Range
  2. Setting up the camera
  3. First shots
  4. Outdoors
  5. Bye

Video supplement:
The first examples of bracketed shots and the combination of them into tone mapped HDR-images. We see both some natural looking pictures as well as some more typical cartoonish HDR's.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #51 (NPC-OLV-2009-01-26; 12:15; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Bossa Rebecka performed by Eternal Jazz Project on Magnatune

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