Ep.29 Live Q&A With James Musselwhite FMPA

This episode is a live Q&A taken from the Master Photographers Association “Meet The Masters” day.  Myself and James Musselwhite FMPA were fielding questions from the floor (no prepping!) so what you hear is raw and heart-felt.  The topics discussed range from “what is your signature image?” to “how do I spend less time editing” and “how do you market yourself?”. If you enjoy this podcast, head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry.  You can …

Foundations: Workflow Essentials -Keeping Things Organised

It’s easy to quickly accrue hundreds and then thousands of images. A good workflow will help you organise, store and retrieve them so you never find yourself pulling your hair out trying to track down a specific shot. 1. Backup your images First, transfer your images from the camera’s memory cards onto your laptop or computer. We use Adobe Lightroom to do this, but you could also use Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Make sure you copy rather than just …

Foundations: Getting Started With Post-Production

One of the hardest things about editing images is that there’s no obvious finish point – after spending hours zoomed into different areas of the image, pulling back to look at the whole once again may reveal that you’ve gone too far and the shot no longer looks realistic. To avoid this, rather than just sitting down to start editing, consider how you want the final shot to look, so you begin with the end in mind. Generally, the aim …