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PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 33, 2017

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?

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 32, 2017

I don't normally like to repeat the way I open this blurb every week, but WOW this was a hot week! We began it with some fantastic news. The GH5 Training Course is truly finally complete and available in its entirety at! Monday's show was all about that, plus talking about which lens is best for interviews. Moving on to Tuesday, Joseph not only made his custom GH5 settings available to everyone, (available for download on the GH5 Training site), but he walked through it live. Wednesday's show was an unboxing of the Epiphan Webcaster X2. We're looking forward to testing it out to see how it performs. On Thursday, we were shown how LUMIX cameras are able to grab stills while shooting video. And finally, on Friday, Joseph talked through an issue we're trying to solve with audio being out of sync when streaming through the DJI Spark. We hope you all have a great weekend

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 30, 2017

That was a hot week! Hopefully you all had working air conditioning. It was a regular productive and informative week here at PhotoJoseph Studios. Monday's show was about how to pack your gear into a carry-on bag that actually fits in the overhead compartment. If you are someone who travels with your equipment, and don't like checking it, then you should definitely watch this Photo Moment. On Tuesday, Joseph answered a viewer's question about buying a starter micro four thirds kit for under $1K. Those who constantly tune in to the live show know what Joseph has been having a lot of fun with his DJI Spark drone. Wednesday's show was all about how Joseph solved an issue with the embedded audio. On Thursday, PhotoJoseph showed off the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 video head for the last time, (sadly, we had to send it back to B&H later that day), and combined it with the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm. And to end the week, Friday's show was about the DJI Spark. Joseph took the drone down near the train tracks to show us how the panorama mode works. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 29, 2017

Another week done. PhotoJoseph was in LA on Monday, traveling for a Panasonic meeting. He stopped just long enough, after he got off the plane and before he got picked up, to stream live and tell us about the GX80/85 kits that he found while answering a viewer's question. He was in town over night, and flew back the next morning… so if you are looking for Tuesday's Photo Moment, it got lost in the clouds on the way back. Wednesday's show, due to travel schedules, wasn't so much planned ahead of time as it was a bit of a "grab-bag" of little things that couldn't fill a solo show. On Thursday, Joseph showed us the new Lightroom LUMIX profiles for the GX8, G7, and the GX/85. And finally, Friday is now called Mevo Friday, (just so you are all aware). What started out as a normal Friday morning for Joseph outside of the studio quickly turned into something a bit more eventful. He streamed the Photo Moment from his back patio… which wasn't actually the original plan. He got the DJI Spark stuck in a tree… 40ft above a rock… which was surrounded by water… dangling by a skinny twig. Keep an eye on the PhotoJoseph YouTube Channel to see the video of us getting it back. We here at PhotoJoseph Studios hope you have a great weekend!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 28, 2017

Everyone have a good week? It was a bit hot here… luckily we work in-doors. We started the week's Photo Moments off with the first true Monday Q&A in a long while, (If you ever have questions that you want PhotoJoseph's take on, don't hesitate to ask on either YouTube or Facebook). On Tuesday, Joseph unboxed the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K. If you don't know what that is, picture an iPad with a spot for a zoom lens on the back. We're really excited to set this up to use as the broadcast camera for the rest of the studio. We were also treated to a second show on Tuesday. Maybe you saw last week's show where Joseph talked about how he was the target of a scammer? Well, this was an update to that… and I'm not going to spoil any of it for you here. Wednesday's show was showcasing the powerful combo that is the Atomos Ninja Inferno and the GH5. If you own a GH5 and are going to use it to record video, then the Ninja Inferno should be on your wishlist. On Thursday, Joseph showed us his teleprompter setup. And finally, on Friday, Joseph took the day outside of the studio, and met up with fellow photographer Christopher Briscoe (who lives right here in Ashland) so they could sit and talk about all of the things you aren't supposed to do with drones. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 27, 2017

For everyone in the USA, we here at PhotoJoseph Studios hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. We sure did! The Photo Moments had a very short week. We actually start with the second show from last Friday (June 30th). PhotoJoseph was out flying his drone when a simple crash sent the drone flying in a random direction, and he couldn't find it for 20 minutes, inspiring him to figure out how to locate the drone using his phone. Now fast forward to Thursday. As a part of PhotoJoseph's GH5 Training Course, he learned how to work with V-Log L. This video just scratches the surface, go to to pre-order the whole course (before the price increases). And finally, on Friday, Joseph shared his experience and insight on the topic of being targeted by scammers and how to not fall victim to them. There is a very common scam used to target photographers, and Joseph decided to have some fun with it when he fell into their crosshairs.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 26, 2017

52 weeks in a year, right? That's half the year gone already! That really went fast… but I guess that's what happens when you keep yourself busy. Following the "disaster" from last Thursday's stream, Monday's show was a take-2 on flying the drone live… Spoilers: it actually worked this time! On Tuesday, PhotoJoseph showed us the Leica LUMIX 100-400 zoom lens. Man, is that thing awesome! It's such a powerful lens… but you're probably going to watch that show more for the animal shots taken with the lens (It's okay if that's all you end up caring about). Wednesday's show was again about the DJI Spark, this time it was a tutorial on how to (and how not to) stream LIVE to a scheduled YouTube event. The normal streaming capabilities of the DJI are to just go straight to live rather than a pre-planned event, so this show is for those who like to organize. Thursday was a short "check in" from the road… literally from a car Kevin LaRue from Macphun was driving. And finally, Friday's show was broadcasted from a local park through the Mevo Event Camera, and was a "What's in my Bag" episode.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 25, 2017

We had a light work-week while PhotoJoseph had friends in town… only three shows this week. We start on Tuesday, where PhotoJoseph waited patiently all day for a package to arrive. Did i say patiently? I meant eagerly! The package contained the DJI Spark, and it is Joseph's first drone. We now jump to Thursday, where Joseph broadcasted his maiden voyage…kind of. YouTube has the ability to record videos with multiple camera angles that you can switch between (which you should be able to do with the embedded video, you can find the camera switch in the bottom right of the interface controls). We thought that would be a good idea for this show, and it would have… except an integral part of the setup failed. Oh well. (We're going to try it again this coming Tuesday). And finally, on Friday, we had a guest! Fellow LUMIX Luminary Rob Knight Joined the Photo Moment to have a discussion on Photo Workflows on iOS vs MacOS. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 24, 2017

It was a very informative week here at PhotoJoseph Studios. Each day was packed with information… and there was something for everyone. Monday was not a Q&A, (there were no Qs to A). Instead, Joseph showed us how to balance the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 video head properly. Tuesday's show was a response to a viewer's question on how to use the "Snap Movie Mode" found in many of the LUMIX cameras. On Wednesday, Joseph explored minimum shutter speed and how to use it to capture motion in a still. Thursday's show was a "Behind The Photo" where PhotoJoseph talked about a series of photos he took with a crinkled aluminum background. And finally, Friday was an answer to a viewer's question concerning what gear you should take (and not take) when going on a trip.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 23, 2017

Alright! Week 23! This year is almost half gone… Wow! Monday was a really fun stream. Apple's WWDC 2017 was live at the same time, so PhotoJoseph thought it would be a funny idea to commentate on it live, MST3K style. Were you one of the 335 people who watched it live? Because of the WWDC, we pushed the Q&A off to Tuesday, where we had only one submitted question. If you have any questions related to anything around photography or videography or live streaming, don't hesitate to ask PhotoJoseph! On Wednesday, we tested the Mevo Event Camera's ability to stream to YouTube. On Thursday, PhotoJoseph began, what will be the first in an on-going series, his rundown of lenses. And finally, on Friday, he tested the  "Color Temp & Light Meter for iPhone" from Lumu Power again after they responded to the results of the first test.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 22, 2017

It was a short week here at PhotoJoseph Studios. After an enjoyable long-weekend, we got right back down to business. Tuesday we kicked it off with a review of the Lumu Power Color Temp and Light Meter that Joseph supported on Kickstarter. Wednesday was testing out the Mevo Event Camera's newly acquired beta access to stream to YouTube. Then on Thursday, haha, Joseph had no clue what the show was going to be about. What was going to be an "ask me anything" style show turned into testing out if the Mevo could keep a signal while driving. And finally, on Friday, Joseph reviewed the "Commlite COMASTER CS-S20-H1 Rain-proof Vest Wear-Style Multi Purpose Outdoor Camera Dedicated Portable Straps Portable Sports Bag"… yes, that is it's name. That one was a very humorous show to catch live! Always remember you can catch the Photo Moments LIVE every weekday at 9:30am PT.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 21, 2017

Well that was a fun week for PhotoJoseph Studios! We had the Q&A show on Monday where Joseph was asked questions on topics like the GH5's screen dimming. The Q&A is always a great show to watch if you are looking for hidden gems of info. Tuesday was the big day. The Photo Moments turned 1-year-old! Instead of the regular format, that show was actually held as a Google Hangout. Many of the regular viewers took the time to join us in the hangout, and it was a really fun time! (Side Note: If you support PhotoJoseph's Patreon, then there will be Google Hangout sessions planned for those donating at the $10 and above level). On Wednesday, there was an unboxing of the Tenba Cinelux Roller 21, fairly straight forward. On Thursday PhotoJoseph did a live review of the Mevo camera by Live Stream (lent to him by Live Stream Pros). And finally, on Friday, Joseph shared with us a sort of "behind the scenes" look at what he does with his real estate photography. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 20, 2017

This year is just flying by. It's the 20th week already!? Monday we had the Q&A with a wide range of topics, such as Mechanical and Electronic shutters, the Edelkrone SliderONE, and taking stills while recording video with the GH5. Tuesday was a discussion on backup options. Wednesday was a lot of fun playing with the GH5s ability to make a stop-motion video. On Thursday, Joseph went live from the road to do an unboxing of the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head. And on Friday, PhotoJoseph joined the Live Streaming Pros on their set to talk about live streaming and cameras. If you are interested the world of live streaming at all, this is a must watch.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 19, 2017

We are always busy here at PhotoJoseph Studios, and always looking to improve how we do it. We had the regularly scheduled Q&A show on Monday, and as you can see it was again broken out into multiple segments. On Tuesday, PhotoJoseph showed off the set for his upcoming GH5 Training. Wednesday's show was all about Time Lapse, which was cool because it applies to basically any camera. On Thursday he showed off a cheap option for an external HDMI display that can be used with your camera (if it has an HDMI output). And finally, on Friday, PhotoJoseph shared an "AH HA!" moment will all of us. He realized that his SpiderLight Holster and his MeFoto Tripod are both made with the Arca-Swiss style plates. Also, starting with Friday's show, a new format was presented. The Photo Moments have quite a community now that show up for the daily live streams so they can ask questions (to PhotoJoseph or to others in the chat). It is so active, that the questions have become the majority of the show. So, for the benefit of those trying to watch the show for the slated topic, we are going to keep to topic and then address viewer questions after, (though, if there are on-topic questions, they will be answered as they come up). The daily viewer questions will now have their own separate video, (and you can find a link to that video in the description below). 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 18, 2017

Last week had all the fun NAB content… so sad thats done. It was a lot of fun! Now, we're back to the regularly scheduled studio show. Because NAB took PhotoJoseph on the road last week, there was no Q&A show. With two weeks worth of questions to answer, Joseph thought it would be more appropriate to stream it all in one large show, but then break them up into separate videos afterwards. You can take your pick: Watch the full version where live viewers also asked questions or watch the individual segments. On Tuesday, PhotoJoseph updated the firmware of his GH5 AND installed V-Log live on the air...err the YouTubes. Wednesday was an unboxing of Genaray SpectroLED-14 and the Impact Wheeled Stand. Thursday was an exploration of the BGGH5 Battery Grip. And on that same theme, Friday's show was about the XLR1 adapter for the GH5. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 17, 2017

Week 17 of 2017. Man, it's just flying by… it's already almost May! This week PhotoJoseph was out of town. Some of you may have even run into him, because he was at the NAB Conference in Las Vegas from Monday through Thursday. We still had the Photo Moments, though not on Monday… that was an early morning of travel. We start on Tuesday where PhotoJoseph coordinated the "PhotoJoseph Photo Moment Meetup" where fans and other YouTubers met up and talked about what they had seen at NAB so far. While at the conference, Joseph met and befriended Griffin Hammond. So then what was Wednesday's show? Well, it was an interview with Griffin Hammond, of course! On Thursday PhotoJoseph shared a product review with us about the NekTeck iPone 7 plus phone case. And then on Friday, finally back home, he talked about the dual lav mic setup he's been using for interviews (as seen with Griffin Hammond). 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 16, 2017

It was a pretty basic week here at PhotoJoseph Studios...though a bit busy on our end as PhotoJoseph will be traveling this coming week, (He is attending NAB in Vegas on Monday and Tuesday). Anyway, if you watched Monday's Q&A Live, then you were treated to an extra long stream. Joseph had a lot of questions submitted, (two weeks worth actually), and some of them actually required longer answers than he likes to do in the Q&A…so he answered them as separate segments after the main Q&A session (seen below). On Tuesday, Joseph (unknowingly) encouraged everyone to do something illegal (in all but three states). Wednesday was an in-depth look at the custom settings within the GH5. On Thursday, PhotoJoseph showed us how to record 60p and 24p at the same time on the GH5. And finally, Friday's show was about a cheap tripod he just bought, asking the question "is cheaper a good deal in the end?"

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 15, 2017

Well that was another busy week. We're going to do something different and start the re-cap at the weekend. After the reception of last week's GH5 Autofocus test footage video, PhotoJoseph decided to trim it down and gave us a video explaining his decision. Moving on, (as we all would concerning autofocus), Monday was an early morning and a long day. After a 5:30am flight, Max Yuryev and PhotoJoseph spent the day together testing out the LUMIX GH5. Nothing really of note happened on Tuesday. Wednesday kicked off a three-part series on showing the individual pieces that come together to form PhotoJoseph's Broadcast Room (think Power Rangers or Voltron). Wednesday covered Cameras and Switchers, Thursday covered Lighting and Sound, And Friday covered Switching, Capture, and Streaming.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 14, 2017

This was the most intense week here at PhotoJoseph Studios by far. On a little side note, we had some silly in-studio technical issues that had us playing catch-up all week...gotta love it. As usual, we started off with our Monday Q&A stream where Joseph covered questions on a variety of topics, (many relating to the GH5). On Tuesday, he unboxed the XLR-1 microphone adapter and the BGGH5 battery grip. Wednesday's show was full of helpful tips about the GH5. And then Thursday happened. We released the PhotoMoment ahead of the GH5 Autofocus Test Footage, and then let the Kraken loose. We've never seen so much traffic...we've never seen so much passion about photography/videography. This autofocus topic has really ignited a flame within people, and it is cool to see. Unfortunately, it led into a slight misunderstanding, and YouTube Max Yuryev posted a video response, causing a change of plans...and making greater ones. On Friday's Photo Moment, PhotoJoseph invited Max Yuryev to help calm things down and to coordinate on a special plan they have in the works. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 13, 2017

Sorry, we don't have anything for you this week. Just Kidding! April Fools!
PhotoJoseph kicked off the week with his second Q&A session, (New Tradition. Every Monday). Tuesday, Joseph was out sick. Enough viewers wished him good health to the point where he was ready to hit the ground running when he came back on Wednesday…or maybe that was due to the new GH5 and 12-60mm Leica lens sitting on his desk waiting for him. Thursday was FULL of content. First there was the actual Photo Moment where PhotoJoseph showed us what we would need to have a mobile video editing "studio". He also released his first three vlog videos, one of which, (Hike up Table Rock), was edited with his mobile set-up. And finally, on Friday he showed us how to get into VFR Mode in the GH5 after few of his viewers asked how to do it.

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