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Live Streaming from Beginner to Pro with Epiphan Video, featuring Lumix Cameras

Have you thought about live streaming but aren’t sure where to start? Or have you already started, and are now ready to up your game and take your live show “pro”? I'll be at B&H on December 07 from 4–6pm talking about how to do exactly that!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 45, 2017

It's cold and the leaves have almost all fallen! It's your last chance to photograph the amazing autumn colors… you just have to go find that stubborn tree that doesn't want to give up its leaves.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

The latest flagship camera from Panasonic, the LUMIX G9, has been announced! This sits alongside the GH5 as one of Panasonic's two top-dog cameras; while the GH5 is a "hybrid" camera, complete with features for both the still photographer and cinematographer, the G9 is focused on the still shooter, with features like world's fastest auto focus, world's fastest frame per second (20fps at full 20.3 MP resolution in RAW with continuous autofocus!), an 80 megapixel "synthesizing" feature (combining images in-camera to build a massive 10,368 × 7,776 image), and more.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 44, 2017

How was everyone's week? We hope you had an enjoyable Halloween. (If you celebrate it, that is). Welcome to November, where it's cold and wet. That just means there's more justified time to spend in-doors watching The Photo Moments.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 43, 2017

With Saturday here again that means we have another roundup of the week's PhotoJoseph's Photo Moment activities. And what an epic week that was!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 43, 2017

It's not even Halloween yet, and there's snow on top of the local mountains… while it was in the high 70s just a few days ago. Looks like it's a regular Autumn here in Southern Oregon. Well, that's another week done with another batch of PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments delivered straight to you.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 42, 2017

This week was a treasure trove of information, full of technical details about lav mics, SD Cards, firmware updates, and much more. 

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 41, 2017

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).

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 40, 2017

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.)

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 39, 2017

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.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 38, 2017

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

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 37, 2017

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!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 36, 2017

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. 

LUMIX GH5 Firmware 2.0 Update Announced!

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!

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 35, 2017

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.

PhotoJoseph's Photo Moments, Week 34, 2017

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

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!

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