SnapChick VIP Show – July 22, 2014

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VIPs – It’s time again for the weekly VIP Show. Raymond and I share our edits of some of the photos each of us took at Bryce Canyon and we also discuss the Nikon Df – both of our initial thoughts and what Raymond REALLY thinks about some of the reviews he’s read about it. This episode is a bit short but you’ll see a brand new full-length VIP Show later this week!

Here’s a list of the contents…


Intro at 0:00
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Photo Edit Commentary at 0:13
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Nikon Df in-depth Discussion at 14:45
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Later This Week at 25:58
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Why do my sports photos suck and six ways to fix them

Raymond the Intern and I headed to the basketball court to take some action shots! In the video, I share tips on technique, settings and equipment to help make your sports photos better.
 
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Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 50mm f/1.8G
Mode- Shutter Priority
Aperture- f/4.5
Shutter Speed- 1/1000
ISO- 100

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In the video, I talk about my favorite lens to shoot sports. You can find it here!
 
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What Did I Really Do This Week? – July 14, 2014

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Links…
 
First Sunday Photo Commentary – July 2014
WINNERS for Creepiest Crawler June Photo Contest
How I Use the RØDE Reporter
The SnapChick VIP Show – July 7, 2014
The SnapChick VIP Show – July 12, 2014
Chick at Nite – July 7, 2014: Becoming a Photographer – How Do I Learn?
Chick at Nite – July 9, 2014: Low Light on an Even Lower Budget
SnapChick Friday Night Rewind – July 5, 2014: Classic Boudoir For Everyone
Last Day of Vacation VLOG
Raymond v SnapChick on the Basketball Court FB Video
 
And find me on Facebook here!

The SnapChick VIP Show – July 12, 2014

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VIP’s – It’s time again for the weekly VIP Show. I share footage on the planning for the Bryce Canyon hike, Raymond and I share a few photos and talk through our thoughts, and I take you through my audio/video setup!

Here’s a listing of contents…

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Intro at 0:00

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Bryce Canyon Camera & Hike Planning at 0:37

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Bryce Canyon Telephoto Photo Settings Commentary at 20:22

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VIP Mailbag – My Audio/Video Setup at 44:25

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Next Week! at 57:47

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The SnapChick VIP Show – July 7, 2014

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VIP’s – It’s time again for the weekly VIP Show. This one is all from the road trip to Bryce Canyon! Raymond and I talk about Apple’s announcement that Aperture will no longer be supported, and what that might mean for us. We also talk about Nikon’s announcement of the D810; Leigh gives us her thoughts on which of the new features are most useful. Last, you’ll see behind-the-scenes action from the making of the Bryce Canyon Field Trip video.
 
Here’s a listing of contents…
Intro at 0:00
Apple Aperture & Photos at 0:20
Nikon’s new D810 at 9:26
Behind-the-Scenes at Bryce Canyon at 28:03
 
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What Did I Really Do This Week? – June 30, 2014

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Links…
 
What’s In My Camelbak?

Sensor Size – VIP Mailbag

Canon 6D Lighting Fast 82 Second Review

SnapChick Canon 6D Full Review

Canon 6D Photo Extravaganza!

Creepiest Crawler – SnapChick Photo Contest for June #JuneBug

Three Techniques for Creating Great Photos in a Makeshift Studio

The SnapChick VIP Show – June 20, 2014

The SnapChick VIP Show – June 27, 2014

Chick at Nite – June 17, 2014: Review of the Arizona Desert, Piestewa Peak

Chick at Nite – June 25, 2014: Nikon D800 Review Plus Lighting-Fast 50-Second Review

SnapChick Friday Night Rewind – June 20, 2014: Rock & Roll

SnapChick Friday Night Rewind – June 27, 2014: In the New Bathroom

Summer Vacation! VLOG

Art Hierarchy… from a Mountain VLOG

Summer Solstice at the Grand Canyon FB Photo Gallery

Photoshop CC 2014 Release

Nikon D810 First Impressions at dpreview.com

Nikon D810 Pre-Order Link!

Final Cut Pro X Update Release
 
If you want to keep up with me this week, find me on Facebook!

Three Techniques for Creating Great Photos in a Makeshift Studio

You don’t necessarily need a traditional portrait studio to take great portraits. In this video, I talk about three things that I do to make the best of a situation. I took portraits in three locations in my home for this video. There’s a sample and some camera settings below. VIPs, log in to see the entire gallery of images and also make sure to watch the VIP Show this week to see Raymond’s and my in-depth discussion on the shoot!
 
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Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 85mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/200
ISO- 100

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The SnapChick VIP Show – June 27, 2014

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VIP’s – this is the video you have been asking for!
 
It’s time again for the weekly VIP Show. Raymond and I talk candidly about what worked and what didn’t in the first episode. In addition to the VIP Mailbag (Fireworks!) and my favorite art book, Raymond and I walk through our entire “Three Techniques for Creating Great Photos in a Makeshift Studio” photo shoot, with a comprehensive review of the planning process, the shoot itself, and then the creative choices made for editing.
 
Here’s a listing of contents…
Intro at 0:00
Telephoto Nature & Landscape Photography at 4:18
My Favorite Art Book at 7:28
Behind-the-Scenes Discussion of the Makeshift Studio Shoot at 12:31
VIP Mail – Fireworks – at 43:53
 
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Canon 6D Photo Extravaganza!

I had the chance to use a Canon 6D a couple weeks ago for three days. I ran all around town with that thing to get my reviews ready to go! Of course, I took lots of photos with it and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. I’ve included a few samples below, along with some settings. VIPs, log in to see a gallery of THIRTY images taken with the 6D!
 
You can find my reviews of the 6D here…

Canon 6D Lightning Fast 82 Second Review

SnapChick Canon 6D Full Review

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The Setup:
Canon 6D + 40mm f/2.8 pancake

 
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Technical Specifications:
Canon 6D + 40mm f/2.8 pancake
Aperture- f/8
Shutter Speed- 1/60
ISO- 16000

 
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Technical Specifications:
Canon 6D + 40mm f/2.8 pancake
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/4000
ISO- 200
Exposure Compensation- -1ev

 
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Technical Specifications:
Canon 6D + 40mm f/2.8 pancake
Aperture- f/4.5
Shutter Speed- 1/160
ISO- 100

 
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The SnapChick VIP Show – June 20, 2014

VIPs, log in to see a new feature for you guys – The SnapChick VIP Show! Raymond and I talk about gear, news, behind-the-scenes details from photo shoots, and anything else that may be going on in the SnapChick Universe! In this one, you even get to see some outtakes…
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Sensor Size – VIP Mailbag

Does size matter? VIPs, find out about DSLR sensor size in your exclusive video when you sign in!
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