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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.