Hi folks! By the time I release this, I’ll be starting my Iceland tour with Tim Vollmer and 14 passionate photographers. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Anyway, while I’m away, I wanted to share a recent interview that fellow TWiP co-host Darlene Hildebrandt recorded with me a few weeks ago. It was a good discussion about creating moving wildlife photographs, as in emotionally moving, not physically moving. 🙂
I’ve put an iPhone sized version in the Podcast feed, and below is the full sized video from Darlene’s YouTube channel. The photos I talked about are below the video.
I’ll try to post something while I’m on the road too, but the long days in Iceland will probably make that difficult. Hell, as much as I love you guys, I’d rather be out photographing Iceland than writing blog posts, but we’ll see how it goes. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this, and I’ll see you on the flip-side!
Here are the photos I discuss. Click on an image and navigate back and forth with your mouse or keyboard arrow keys.
I’m totally thrilled to announce that my latest eBook from Craft & Vision – Sharp Shooter – Proven Techniques for Sharper Photographs – has just been released! Although I’ve been writing a regular column for the C&V Quarterly Magazine PHOTOGRAPH in the meantime, Sharp Shooter comes 18 months after my first best selling eBook Making the Print, so I’m really excited to now have two of my own books in the Craft & Vision library.
Here’s what the kind folks at Craft & Vision are saying about it…
This 36-page PDF is a great addition to your digital library. Martin, in his usual clear and concise fashion, covers the gamut on the subject—from hand-holding techniques, stabilization, and what makes an image sharp in the first place, to macro-sharpness, depth of field, focus stacking, sharpening for final output, and more.
And here’s what my friend David duChemin, the creator of Craft & Vision just said about me and Sharp Shooter.[blockquote]David duChemin[/blockquote]
When I went to Japan this year to meet Martin Bailey for the first time I was impressed by two things beyond the fact that he’s just a ton of fun to be around. First, the man’s an excellent teacher. Second, he knows his craft. He knows stuff I’ve never heard of. And it shows. I know I lean to the artsy side of things, so I need people like Martin around to keep me on my toes and keep my craft honed. Sharpness is one of those aspects of the craft Martin taught me new things about. I’ve said before that if the best thing someone can say about my work is that it’s tack sharp, then I’ve probably failed. But at the same time, if it’s dismissed because a flaw in my technique or understanding, my art doesn’t have a chance to be heard.
Martin wrote Sharp Shooter, Proven Techniques for Sharper Photographs because I asked him to. I learned so much from him in Hokkaido about this stuff that I knew we needed to publish it, and he’s created another excellent book. Martin, in his usual clear and concise fashion, covers the gamut on this from hand-holding techniques, stabilization, what makes an image sharp in the first place, to macro-sharpness, focus stacking, techniques to make your images sharper for final output, and more. I swear to Ansel Adams, you’ll be hard pressed to find a guy who makes sharper photographs, and he can teach you to do it too.
Buy Now and Save!
If you use the promotional code SHARP4 when you check out, you’ll only pay $4 or use the code SHARP20 to get 20% off when you buy 5+ products from the Craft & Vision Library. These codes expire at 11:59 PM (PST) July 4, 2013.
While you’re there, also check out Craft & Vision’s quarterly digital magazine PHOTOGRAPH in which I have a regular column, the Art of the Print. And if you are interested in really taking your printing to the next level, my first Craft & Vision eBook Making the Print has proved to be invaluable for thousands of photographers around the world.
I hope you enjoy Sharp Shooter as much as I enjoyed writing it, and the techniques are as useful to you as they are to me.
Many people have asked me to give more details about myself over the four years that I’ve been doing the Martin Bailey Photography Podcast, but I didn’t get around to it until last week. When I spoke with Jack Andrys, the CEO of WebSpy, our sponsor, about having Jack on the show, he had the idea of him interviewing me. It turned into a 2 hour and 20 minute marathon chat, so I split it into two episodes, and this is the second part.
There is going to be no transcript for these two episodes, as they were not scripted, but here are the images that I mentioned, and you can listen to the audio with the player below, or via iTunes as usual.
There were some photos of me as a kid in last week’s blog post, but this week the only photograph I mentioned was my favorite from my Hokkaido workshop last year, Distant Dance.
By the way, the really weird music in this episode is me playing the Didgeridoo at a Christmas Party in 2002. I got a bit better than this before I stopped playing because it was too noisy and not fair on my neighbors.
I hope this episode is not too self indulgent, as many people have asked for more details about me. We also interweave a lot of photography related topics too, especially in the second half, so please do take a listen.