October 14, 2012

podcast with Ed Verosky – wedding photography tips

Over the weekend, Ed Verosky did an interview with me for his latest podcast.
The topic is wedding photography tips.

It’s nearly half-an-hour of me motor-mouthing it on various wedding photography related items. Not only does it sound like I am in a rush, I sound serious too!

There is one “typo” that I picked up listening to it now. At one point I mention the “first 30 books” on photography. What I meant to say was, the basics covered in the first 30 pages of any good introductory book on photography. I’m sure there are other moments that I fluffed it. No luxury of back-spacing and changing what was said!

I hope everyone enjoys the podcast. Let’s hear some comments!

I’ve had several people ask which online back-up system I refer to. It is Backblaze.

More info on back-up systems for your computer:
photography workflow – back-up plans for your main computer
photography workflow – back-up plans (update)

 

video tutorials – wedding photography

If you like learning by seeing best, then these video tutorials will help you with understanding photography techniques and concepts. While not quite hands-on, this is as close as we can get to personal instruction. Check out these and other video tutorials and online photography workshops.


 

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1 Ed Verosky October 15, 2012 at 2:18 am

It was a good interview and probably had less verbal “typos” than most. I think a lot of people are going to get some really useful insight into the subjects we covered. Always fun to talk shop with you, Neil, whether it be over brunch, or across the Hudson!

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2 Lou Recine October 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

HI Niel
What was the name of the online backup system.

Lou

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3 Matt October 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Great interview. Lots and lots of great information. Interesting stuff about second shooting as well.
Thanks for posting.

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4 Ven McAndrew October 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Neil … Great podcast! I follow your blog religiously and enjoy all of the great information that you so freely give on your site. I also have both of your books, and am anxiously awaiting the next one :)… Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in understanding lighting and making their photos better. Would love to hear of some of your most challenging wedding shoots, what worked and what didn’t, and how you were able to work through the solutions. Keep up the great work! Thanks!

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5 Neil vN October 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I’ll add some of these as future Tangents blog posts, as I’ve done in the past.

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6 Mel October 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Hi Neil and Ed, great podcast thank you – was nice to be able to use the audio component independently whilst doing some post processing! Just employed a second shooter so it was invaluable.. Thank you

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7 Mike Whealan October 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hi Neil ~

I was wondering what your thoughts, opinion and advice would be about using “Auto Hi_ISO” when shooting a wedding. I don’t believe it’s a topic I’ve ever seen you cover here on tangents… maybe you could elaborate if you’re looking for a fresh subject to tackle!

Kindest regards,

Mike

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8 Neil vN October 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I shoot nearly exclusively in Manual Exposure mode. This gives me consistency I wouldn’t otherwise achieve. Using Auto-ISO would just bring one more variable into play again.

That said, I do rely on TTL flash often enough. But with my camera’s settings (Shutter Speed / Aperture / ISO), at specific values, my ambient exposure remains consistent.

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9 Trina Cheney October 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hi Neil,

Question, what is the best computer to use for workflow… Apple and what kind or MS Windows? I have been using the Nikon Capture NX2 software with windows 7 and it takes several seconds for a picture to save once I complete my edits.

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10 Neil vN October 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

Nikon Capture NX2 is incredibly slow for a workflow that involves hundreds or thousands of images.

Your best option here is Lightroom. It’s an all-encompasing digital workflow software, and is very well supported. And quite affordable, as software goes.

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11 Trina Cheney October 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Hi Neil,

Me again, sorry, but what about Aperture Software, would you recommend it for editing. And do you think apple computers are better than windows?

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12 DaveT October 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Trina,

I can’t answer for Neil in respect of his workflow, but I can agree with Neil, and tell you that Lightroom is a very good product.

Aperture is a good product and is similar to LR in many respects, but it’s fair to say that it isn’t as widely used as Lightroom. As a result, there are lots of resources available to support you in getting to grips with Lightroom, such as free tutorials on the web (try Youtube), dedicated websites that deal specifically with Lightroom (e.g. Lightroom Killer Tips), plus loads of published books (try Martin Evening or Scott Kelby) and many, many, more. I don’t think the same amount of information is available for Aperture. So, if you want to learn quickly how to use LR there is far more support available (as Neil pointed out in his initial reply).

I personally use an Imac for my processing, and Aperture would fit nicely with some of my other applications as being a MAC product it integrates well with other Mac applications. Having said that I am a dedicated Lightroom user as I have used it for many years, and it integrates nicely with Photoshop.

Whether you use a MAC or a PC your computer software will work much better with more RAM, a good processing speed and if your intending to use video, a good video card.

Hope this helps,

Dave

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