Inside a Group Photo Presentation - TDS Photography Podcast

This is The Digital Story Podcast #863, October 4, 2022. Today's theme is "Inside a Group Photo Presentation." I'm Derrick Story.

Opening Monologue

Have you ever wondered what it's like to have your images projected on a screen in front of a group of photographers? What would they say? Would it be fun or nerve wracking? In this week's TDS Photography Podcast, I bring you inside a group presentation that took place in the Eastern Sierra. I think you'll find it fascinating. All of that, and more, on today's show.

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Inside a Group Photo Presentation


Audio recorded by Jim Kuzman during a group photo presentation on Sept. 30, 2022.

How Do You Critique Your Own Photos?

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One of the toughest parts of being a photographer is learning how to be objective about your own work. It is not fun to be brutally honest about photos you have invested a lot of time and effort in, but if you want to grow as a creative and put your best foot forward professionally, it is something you have to master. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discuss how to go about critiquing your work.

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this great video tutorial discusses the topic of learning to critique your own work. No doubt, this is not something most of us enjoy doing, but it is a crucial skill, particularly if you are a professional. Unfortunately, if your portfolio features 20 great images and one questionable one, that single bad photo will stick in the minds of potential clients and sink you. As much as we sometimes get attached to our work, it is important that we be brutally honesty about its quality before we present it to the world. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

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7Artisans announces $150 4mm F2.8 APS-C circular fisheye lens for APS-C cameras

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7Artisans has released its new fully-manual 4mm F2.8 circular fisheye lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems and compatible drones.

The lens, which lacks any sort of communication protocols and requires complete manual control, offers a roughly 6mm full-frame equivalent focal length with a 225º field of view. It's constructed of 10 elements in eight groups, uses a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, has a minimum focusing distance of 8.5mm (.3") and uses a de-clicked aperture ring.

The lens is made of metal and weighs just 201g (7oz). It's available for Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount camera systems. 7Artisans also notes it can be paired with DJI drones for fisheye images captured from the sky.

The 7Artisans 4mm F2.8 fisheye lens is available for $150 through the company's online shop.

Virtual Camera Club News

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