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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.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 12, 2017

Another week of 2017 is done...but we didn't squander it at all. Monday's show kicks off a new tradition. Every Monday, from now on, will be a "Q&A" show where PhotoJoseph answers the questions from the past week that require more than a typed response, but require less than a dedicated show. This being the first one, the questions actually go back a few weeks. The rest of this week was "focused" (hahaha, you'll get it in a second), on specific functions and how the GH5 does them. Tuesday was about 6K/4K Focus Stacking. Wednesday was using Zebra Stripes to help get the best exposure. And finally, Thursday and Friday were about Focus Bracketing and Macro Focus Stacking. Thursday's had a technical issue which we solved JUST after the show…hence continuing into Friday.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 11, 2017

Busy week over here at PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments. We started off the week rounding out the "series" of videos using the Pearl-2. On Tuesday, Joseph covered creating custom white balance, and if you should use white or grey to get it right. A new GH5 arrived Tuesday afternoon, so Wednesday's show was an unboxing. Thursday was a test of the YouTube iOS app "go Live" function…with a bit of an Inception-like "stream within a stream". And on Friday, Joseph tried to show off macro extension tubes…but had a curveball thrown at him.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 10, 2017

Seriously? It's the 10th week of 2017 already? It was a busy week for PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments. Monday, he talked about Depth from Defocus (DFD) in relation to the LUMIX GH5. On Tuesday PhotoJoseph's assistant, Ryan, stood in as a model so Joseph could demonstrate how to shoot with one light. Wednesday's show was all about the Blackmagic Pocket UltraScope and Micro Studio Camera 4K. The last two days focused on the Epiphan Pearl-2 and it's capabilities. Thursday was the test…Friday's was streamed in 4K!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 9, 2017

PhotoJoseph came down with a case of the Jury Summons on Monday. Luckily, he recovered in a day and was able to get back to work. Throughout the week, PhotoJoseph released his GH5 test content. Tuesday's topic was talking about resolution…because it's something that everyone could use a refresher course on every once in a while. The middle of the week talked about Bit Depth and Electronic vs Mechanical Shutters. On Thursday, PhotoJoseph addressed a Cinema5D article that jumped the gun in blasting the GH5. And on Friday, he finally revealed to everyone which microphone he kept as a result on his microphone test.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 8, 2017

PhotoJoseph spent most of the week traveling outside of the studio. Following last week's surprise gift of playing with a GH5, Joseph traveled to Portland…then back home…then his flight was canceled and he had to drive all the way back to Portland. He spent a day down in Florida for a meeting with his fellow Lumix Luminaries where he learned even more about the GH5 to share with us. Once he was back in his studio, Joseph changed gears and got out some vintage lenses he bought to use with his GX85. And to end out the week, we had a photo submitted by Oliver Grau from Germany for PhotoJoseph to critique.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 7, 2017

This week was pretty basic. Not much happened here on PhotoJoseph's Photo Mome— wait, what? Joseph was sent a pre-production model of the GH5? For real?! This is the biggest week in the Photo Moments yet! It's been a lot of fun over here at Photo Joseph Studios. First, Epiphan sent him an $8K unit called the Pearl-2. Next, Joseph and friends went over to a client's facility to set up a budget broadcasting studio. Then, the GH5 fun started. It was used in/outside the studio…and we even took it to a skate-park. We also heard back from the budget broadcast client saying that everything works. All in all, a very full week.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 6, 2017

There was something for everyone this week on PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments. First, his wife found an old Pelican Case in their garage, and inside held a story from 10 years ago. Then, a young Indian photographer asked for a photo critique…and of course Joseph is willing to help out an aspiring photographer. The middle of the week had Joseph playing with a cool app from Panasonic that allows his to control his camera over WiFi. Thursday's was less-so tech-savvy and more-so about being people/customer-savvy. Ans then he ended the week with finally figuring out how to get the Blackmagic Pocket Ultrascope to work.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 5, 2017

Looks like the Photo Moments are back in the full swing of things. First, a viewer sent in some photos of his for Joseph to critique. You may remember from last week, there was a photo moment where the audio quality wasn't great. Well, PhotoJoseph found out what the issue was and shared the solution with us. Next, he showed us the Time Lapse function of the edelkrone SliderONE with shots he took in Oaxaca. Then, Joseph took us down memory lane and told us the story of how he was converted from being a "Full Frame Snob" to praising the church of Micro Four Thirds. And finally, Epiphan pushed out an update for their Webcaster X1…and it doesn't seem to have fixed the audio issues.

A Week in Oaxaca, Mexico

I've wrapped up a week+ in Oaxaca, Mexico with my partner in crime Eric Mindling, where we ran a cultural tourism photography workshop together. Here is a collection of my favorite photos shot on this tour.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 4, 2017

PhotoJoseph is back home in the cold from his trip to Oaxaca. Traveling with his equipment inspired him to talk about the best "Case Scenario". He showed us the pictures that he took, along with stories attached to them. Joseph also brought the edelkrone SliderONE with him down to Mexico, and seemed to have some fun testing it out. And to end out the week, Joseph's assistant, Ryan, brought in a lens kit for the iPhone.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 3, 2017

PhotoJoseph started his Photography Workshop on Saturday, January 14th down in Oaxaca, Mexico. They've been busy photographing the land and the people and enjoying the food…but they've without internet / a strong cell signal for most of this week, so the Photo Moments were a bit sparse.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 2, 2017

PhotoJoseph is getting ready for his trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico this week. There were some questions about travel photography. Plus, a new toy arrived…just in time to take it with him on the trip. Now, PhotoJoseph is trying to figure out how to stream the Photo Moments to YouTube while he's down there, so he's downloaded some third-party apps and is testing them out.

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