Ok, so you might be saying "What happened here? Something is different!" We've changed the scheduling of the live Photo Moments to just three a week with one edited video released in the mix, (edited video to be released on Saturday). We start with this past Saturday, actually. Joseph was at ImageONE camera in Riverside, California to give a presentation on the GH5 v2 Firmware update, AND he streamed it live! If you are curious about what's new in this firmware update, I suggest giving this video a watch. We started the actual week with a Q&A full of questions from our viewers posted on the channel/videos (Want your question in the Photo Moments? Hint Hint).
It's the end of another week. It might be an odd one from your perspective, but to us it's just another week. We started off this week by delivering happy news to 10 of our loyal followers. The competition we were running came to a close and the winners were drawn. Sorry to those who did not win. We wish we could give all of you these fantastic prizes… but then where would our business model be? Better luck next time! (We're serious. Keep your eyes peeled. There may be another contest down the road eventually.)
Our little spot in Oregon went from almost no clouds in the sky to days of overcast skies and intermittent rain. Do I sound like I'm complaining? I'm not! We desperately needed it so that nothing else near us/down wind of us catches on fire. We were drowning in smoke! Luckily that seems to have abated for the time being… though, so has the warmth. Autumn escalated quickly! The Photo Moments weren't hindered at all because of that though. On Monday, PhotoJoseph answered your questions in a Q&A show. Straight forward and to the point. Let's move on. We had such big plans for Tuesday… but they got shot.
Oh Man! We were busy! We kicked off the week with a Q&A show, and broke it out into separate segments after, (though, one had to be pulled, there is a replacement video explaining why). Best thing to do is watch them in sequence. The end screen of the first leads to the next in the sequence, and so on. Tuesday was a fun day. You may have heard that Apple is coming out with new versions of the iPhone (8 & X). PhotoJoseph watched the stream live and gave his reactions and commentary during it, to some of our viewer's dismay (Hey, we tried to tell them what was up). Unfortunately, our version of the stream was banned worldwide after it ended
How is everyone doing? Did everyone in the USA enjoy their day off this past Monday? For those of us in Oregon, we spent it inside while trying to escape the smoke the best we could. The Photo Moments kicked off on Tuesday with a live test of the SAMSON Go Mic Mobile. There were some stream hiccups during the show itself, and we don't know whether to chock that up to changes YouTube recently made, the streaming setup, or the Go Mic itself. Luckily most of them were processed out in the final product. On Wednesday, we showed off the newest addition to the Live Streaming Studio: The Behringer X AIR XR16 sound mixer. Oh Man! This thing is full of capabilities!
Hey! Welcome Back! These posts have been a little short on videos the past couple of weeks, but we're back in the normal swing of things… and it was a week full of exciting things here at PhotoJoseph Studios. We kicked it off with the first true Q&A Show in a long time. Joseph answered some of the questions that had been building up, and of course took the time to answer the ones coming in through the live chat. Tuesday's show was a first look at the Loupedeck Controller for Lightroom. The big ticket item this week was Wednesday's show! Panasonic announced the 2.0 Firmware Update for the GH5, and Joseph went through it point-by-point, (just wait until he get's his hands on it!). On Thursday, we needed help from Leonard DiCaprio to get us out of the multiple levels of stream tests with the Epiphan Webcaster X2. And to finish off the week, there was an impromptu unboxing of the Samson Go Mic Mobile with LM8 Lav Mic, which had been on back-order for a few months.
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Firmware update 2.0 was just announced… here's the official release, and a Photo Moment going through the list of features line by line!
Some of you might be wondering "Where did the Photo Moments go"? They're still here. PhotoJoseph was on vacation, but he's back now. We got to see him briefly this past Monday… or Tuesday depending on where you live. It was a quick check-in to tell us all he's still here, (kind of like how parents ask their children to call every few hours). And then we didn't hear anything until Friday when Joseph got back to the studio to check in, do a bit of house cleaning items, and give us a taste of a few things to come. We promise next week will be back to normal. In the meantime, check out some more shots from PhotoJoseph's trip to Sweden.
Well, we warned you last week that PhotoJoseph was going out of town… out of state… out of country. He is in Sweden right now, enjoying his vacation with his kids. It was a light content week. There's not a whole lot to talk about. We had one live show on Monday where Joseph showed us what gear he was taking with him on the trip. And then on Tuesday we had a pre-recorded video ready for release all about how to use the Epiphan Webcaster X2 for both Facebook and YouTube. Then, due to travel schedules, there just wasn't time (or energy when factoring in a 10-hour bus ride, an 11-hour flight, and jet lag). But that doesn't mean we'll keep this post scant of content. First of all, we would like to bring your attention to one of last week's videos about the Solar Eclipse that is happening in North America this coming Monday. It is full of information and experiential insight from photographer/videographer Jason McMurray. If you are planning on shooting it, then you should listen for the tips (because the part about preparation is probably something you've already done). Second, there's a useful app called PhotoPills that can help you set up your shot when you get to your location. And finally, here are some shots from Joseph's vacation so far
It's still summer, so that means it's time for vacations… and that is no exception for us here at PhotoJoseph Studios. Ryan, the assistant/producer, was out of the studio Monday and Tuesday, leaving Joseph alone to manage the live show by himself, (It's Joseph's turn next week… he's flying off with his teenage kids to Sweden). Monday's show was an unboxing of the Behringer X AIR XR16, which was actually a very generous gift from a loyal viewer, (if only Joseph wasn't scrambling the week before his trip… this would have been set up by now). On Tuesday, Joseph installed a firmware update for the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm, and showed off the Image Stabilization. Wednesday, Ryan was back in the studio, therefore it was the first true test of the new setup using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K… it was also the first true streaming test of the Webcaster X2 from Epiphan Video. Thursday's show was geared towards learning about the subtleties of shooting a solar eclipse and other Astrophotography topics like the Aurora Borealis. Our guest was Jason McMurry, a local Klamath Falls photographer/videographer, who has experience with this and shared his tips and insights. If any of you in the USA are interested in photographing/recording the eclipse, this is definitely one to watch! And on Friday, we ended the week with two birds and one stone. Joseph talked about what gear he would be taking with him to Sweden, and the mentality behind the choices, all while we had TWO streaming events going at the same time, (that's right Egon, we crossed the streams). We had dual streams going to test the potential differences between streaming through Wirecast and streaming through the Epiphan Webcaster X2. Watching them side by side, as you can below, shows some very obvious differences. What can you see?