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Focus Points Photography Podcast

Focus Points Photography Podcast

By Amaurie Ramirez
Here we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it. We talk about gear, travel, projects, editing and more
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Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 43 Photography Composites
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Will via his Instagram or Twitter @willstephensphoto and @willedphotos If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg On this episode Amaurie and Will talked about photography composites. How you can start your own, what software to use and what they think about it. Go and listen  If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast
42:59
April 23, 2022
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 42 Photography Goals for 2022
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Will via his Instagram or Twitter @willstephensphoto and @willedphotos If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg On this episode Amaurie and Will share how they would like to take their photography in 2022 If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast
01:02:36
February 23, 2022
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 41 Welcome Will Stephens
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast This is a quick episode just to announce that unfortunately our cohost Robert will no longer be part of the show because of personal reasons. I welcome Will Stephens as the new cohost of the show as we prepare for a new season We are always very grateful for your unconditional support of the show For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
06:02
January 14, 2022
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 40 A Weekend at Megacon with Cosplay Photographer Jeff Jenkins
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In todays episode with have once again the master of cosplay photography Jeff Jenkins. This year he was again the oficial photographer for the Megacon event in Orlando Florida. He share with us his experience during the event. You can find Jeff work on Instagram @jeffjenkinsophotography and on Twitter at @jjenkinsphoto For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:07:37
October 02, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 39 Storm Chasing with Jessica Moore
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we had with us Colorado Springs based Meteorologist, Storm Chaser, and Photographer Jessica Moore You can find Jessica’s work at jessicamphotohgrapher.com, on Instagram at @jessicamoore.photographer, and on Twitter @DopplerJess. All of her NFT 1/1 on Foundation @DopplerJess and also @DopplerJess on OpenSea so you can see her latest collections  For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:14:11
September 10, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 38 Nature First with Brynn Alise Schmidt
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com. There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we have with us Brynn Alise Schmidt, a landscape/wildlife photographer and advocate You can find Brynn’s work on flatironsphotography.com on instagram @brynn.alise.photography on twitter @brynnalisephoto naturefirstphotography.org For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:04:59
August 19, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 37 A Conversation with Omar Z Robles
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we have with us Puerto rican photographer Omar Z Robles. He’s a Dance/Street photographer thats specialices in the art of story telling. Also a Lightroom and Leica ambassador You can find Omar’s work on Instagram and Twitter @omarzrobles also his website at omarzrobles.com For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:28:09
August 05, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 36 Buying-Selling Camera Equipment
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us on Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @fpgproductions If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast STEPS FOR BUYING 1. Ask questions 2. Ask for images (if available ones don’t provide good info) 3. Check ratings if possible 4. Inspect gear STEPS FOR SELLING 1. Take good photos of your equipment 2. If possible, keep as much of the original items that came with your camera (box, manuals, cords, etc.) 3. Provide sufficient details. Be honest 4. Use multiple outlets 5. Meet at a convenient and safe location 6. Take shipping into consideration if going that route WHERE TO BUY & SELL 1. Local camera store 2. Fred Miranda 3. B&H / Adorama 4. KEH 5. Facebook Marketplace 6. OfferUp 7. Ebay 8. Craigslist For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
47:26
July 16, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 35 NFT Photography with Nate Luebbe and Bryan Minear
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we have a conversation about NFT photography with Nate Luebbe Aka Nate in the Wild and Bryan Minear. Listen to their opinion on where photographers fit in this new space and if is something that all photographers should jump in to sell their art and more You can find Nate on Instagram and Twitter as @nateinthewild You can find Bryan on Instagram and Twitter as @bryanminear For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
57:00
June 02, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 34 Landscapes and Photo Learning with Lorena Soto
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we have with us Lorena Soto. She’s a landscape photographer and educator based in La Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico Connect with Lorena on Instagram @_lorenaphoto_  also on Facebook as Lorena Photo. And you can find her prints on lorenaphoto.darkroom.tech For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
53:52
May 19, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 33 Street Zen with Rinzi Ruiz
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this week we have the pleasure of having with us Rinzi Ruiz. He’s a freelance and Fujifilm X Photographer based in Los Angeles California. He’s work has been seen in Los Angeles Times, Professional Photography Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine and many more. You can find Rinzi on his website as rinziruizphotography.com and on Instagram @rinzizen and Twitter @rinzizen For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:31:06
May 05, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 32 2021 Cameras for Beginners
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast Robert  2021 beginner cameras. I chose:  Olympus Tough TG-5 - $300 * Type: Compact * Sensor: 1/2.3in * Megapixels: 12MP * Lens: 25-100mm f/2-4.9 * User level: Beginners Olympus E-M10 Mk3 - $578 * Type: Mirrorless * Sensor: Micro Four Thirds * Megapixels: 16.1 MP * Lens: Interchangeable * User Level: Beginner to enthusiast Fujifilm X-T100 - $678 * Type: Mirrorless * Sensor: APS-C * Megapixels: 24.2 MP * Lens: Interchangeable * User Level: Beginner Sony Alpha a5100 - $795 * Type: Mirrorless * Sensor: APS-C * Megapixels: 24.3 MP * Lens: Interchangeable * User level: Beginners Amaurie Sony a6000  $648 16-50mm lens bundle * Rangefinder style * Crop sensor * 24mpx * Beginners Fujifilm X-E4  $849 body only $1,049 with 27mm WR lens bundle * Rangefinder style * Crop Sensor * 26mpx * Beginners Canon RP  $999 body only $1299 with the 24-105mm bundle * DSLR style * Full Frame * 26mpx * Enthusiast Nikon Z50  $856 body only $1,196 with 16-50mm and the 50-250mm lens bundle * DSLR style * Crop sensor * 20mpx * Beginners to enthusiast For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
32:22
April 21, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 31 The Unseen World of Don Komarechka
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com. There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we had the pleasure of having with us the “Mad Scientist” of Macro Photography Don Komarechka. He is also a nature and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Find Don online at donkom.ca where you can see his work, info about his workshops and prints, as well as social media links. To preorder his book “Macro Photography: The Universe at our feet” go to  https://skycrystals.ca/product/pre-order-macro-photography-the-universe-at-our-feet/ For all his other amazing books and also his prints including the Snowflake poster go to https://skycrystals.ca We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “FILM” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:22:01
April 07, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 30 Boudoir Photography and the Power of Femininity with Jen Rozenbaum
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we had the pleasure to have with us New York based Boudoir Photographer Jen Rozenbaum. She’s a Nikon Ambassador, Teacher, Entrepreneur, Author and also a Podcaster You can find Jen’s book What the F*ck Just Happened? A Survivor’s Guide to Life After Breast Cancer in the link below  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948604159/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DDHTR3Y1NX0BC0SPBDF7 To connect with Jen head to jenrozenbaum.com and also she’s on IG as instagram.com/jenrozenbaum (@jenrozenbaum) For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:00:49
March 24, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 29 For the love of Film with Will Stephens
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we welcome to the show fellow Orlando photographer Will Stephens and we talked about film photography and more. Find Will online at willstephensphotography.com and on IG @willstephensphoto and TW @willedphotos We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “FILM” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:12:55
March 10, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 28 Learning Virtually with Brian Matiash
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @fpgproductions If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we had the pleasure of having with us Brian Matiash, he’s a professional landscape photographer, videographer and author based in northern Idaho. Head over to matiash.com so you can find Brian’s portfolio, workshops and all his articles. Also you can find Brian on YouTube as Brian Matiash also his Instagram and Twitter as @brianmatiash For his Virtual Waterfall Workshop go to https://www.matiash.com/virtual-waterfall-photography-workshop For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
55:39
March 03, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 27 Wedding Photography and Tutorials with Reggie Ballesteros
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we welcome to the show the amazing photographer  Reggie Ballesteros. He shoots weddings, he also educates with his YouTube channel plus he’s a Fuji X Photographer  Head over to reggiebphotography.com to check out Reggie’s workshops, blog, portfolio, personal work, and resources for photographers. His YouTube channel as Reggie Ballesteros and his Instagram @reggiebphoto For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:06:49
February 24, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 26 Wedding Photo Prep
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode Robert asked Amaurie on how he prepared for an upcoming wedding and what he could share with everybody that might need to shoot a wedding in the future and need some tips. Amaurie talked about cameras, flashes, memory cards, batteries, accessories plus all the hiccups that he had encountered in the past that he needed to deal with. You can’t miss it.  For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
41:47
February 17, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 25 2021 Photography Outlook Convo
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In this episode Amaurie and Robert share what they would love to do and photograph in 2021. From personal projects to practice more Street Photography. And also a little bit of their nerdy selves like playing Dungeons & Dragons and building Gunpla Kits We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “Numbers.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
43:54
February 10, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 24 Talking about Fuji's GFX100S with Bryan Minear
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode with had the pleasure to have for the second time, Star Wars nerd, Landscape and Fuji’s X photographer Bryan Minear You can find Bryan’s work primary on his website bryanminear.com, also you can look for him on Instagram @bryanminear and on Twitter @bryanminear  Bryan Minear’s YouTube review https://youtu.be/e0ktlEsHheM Full review of the Fujifilm’s GFX100S https://www.bryanminear.com/gfx100s/ We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “Numbers.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:11:41
February 03, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 23 Capturing the Emotion in Photography with Andy Mumford
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we had the great pleasure of talking to an amazing photographer. He’s a landscape photographer, teacher and filmmaker based in Lisbon, Portugal. He’s also a Fuji brand ambassador and X Photographer Andy Mumford You can find Andy on his website andymumford.com, also on his YouTube channel as Andy Mumford Photography on Instagram @andymumfordphotography and on facebook as Andy Mumford photography We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “Numbers.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:18:29
January 27, 2021
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 22 The REALLY Last Minute Christmas Wishlist
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we’re going to talk about some last minute Christmas presents, wishlists, or a gift that you might be interested in for yourself or for a special someone. Ideas and gift wishlist Amaurie and Robert 1. Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L $150 - Amaurie  2. Camera:
Fujifilm XT-3 (body only) $1500 - Robert 3. Fujifilm’s instax WIDE 300 instant film camera (black)  $85 - Amaurie 4. Lomography cameras and film, various prices - Robert  5. Give a photography book:
The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas $16 - Amaurie 6. Photography app:
Photographer’s Friend for iOS $6 - Robert 7. Give a magazine subscription:
$10 month - Fujilove Magazine - Amaurie 8. Stocking stuffer:
DIY Photography’s camera cookie cutters $20 - Robert 9. Photographer’s winter gloves:
 Vallerret Power Stretch Pro Liner $30 - Amaurie 10. Lapel pins:
 Asilda Store  $6-10 - Robert [ BONUS: 3 non-photography gifts we want. ] :D We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “Festive.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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December 23, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 21 The World of Portrait Photography with Jesús "Geesus" Reyes
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we have a fellow Central Floridian joining us: professional picture taker and time freezer Jesus “Geesus” Reyes To see Jesus portfolio go to GeesusReyes.com. Connect with him on Instagram @geesusreyes and @fotoriales where he shares tutorials in Spanish, and on his YouTube channel “Fotoriales.” We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “URBAN.”  “If you can head to a downtown area. Let your creativity with this one—you could choose architecture and textures, eye-catching geometric shapes , try out black and white photos, incorporate movement, capture street art, lights and neon, reflections. Possibilities are endless.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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December 16, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 20 The Talented Martin Bailey
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast This week we have the pleasure of having with us Martin Bailey. He’s a nature and wildlife photographer based in Tokyo. He’s a Podcaster, blogger, Capture One ambassador, X-Rite Coloratti member and workshop leader.   To see Martin’s portfolio, products, services, and various ways to connect (newsletter and social media)—go to martinbaileyphotography.com.  We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “wildlife” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:06:11
December 09, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 19 Nate in the Wild
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast On this episode we have Nate Luebbe, aka Nate in the Wild, a wildlife and landscape photographer, Sony Alpha ambassador,  and professional globetrotter. Head over to nateluebbe.com to find Nate’s work, journals, and workshops. Connect with him on IG and Twitter @nateinthewild For his upcoming film “Light Side Up” that’s coming out on December 8th go to his YouTube channel YouTube.com/nateinthewild We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “WILD.” “Capture something wild. Something in nature. In the city. Your backyard. Maybe your hair.”  Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
43:49
December 02, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 18 Journeys and Education with John Peltier
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast You can find John’s work at johnpeltierphotography.com, @peltierphoto and @peltierphoto.studio on Instagram and to sign up to one of the many photo courses you can go to peltierphotocourses.com We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “Candid” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:03:25
November 25, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 17 "Travel photography with Amaurie Ramirez"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — “silhouettes” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:03:32
November 18, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 16 "Photography × Star Wars with Fuji X-Photographer Bryan Minear"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In this episode we have the pleasure of talking to Bryan Minear. Landscape photographer but also a graphic designer, Fujifilm X-Photographer, Capture One and GNARBOX ambassador.  You can find Bryan on Instagram and Twitter @bryanminear and his website bryanminear.com. We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — Weather. “What’s the weather like today where you live?” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:24:12
November 11, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 15 "Adventures in Photography with Sean Totman"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast Today we have with us Sean Totman. He is an amazing photographer and videographer based in Arizona. He describes himself as a landscape and adventure photographer but he has done other types of photography such as weddings, events, product/gear, and portraits. Sean also has a Youtube channel where he vlogs and talks about photography You can find Sean on Instagram @sean.wander on YouTube as Sean Totman and his website as seantotmanphotos.com. If you want to check out his amazing prints, you can find them at seantotmanprints.darkroom.tech We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — Shadows. “Mordor… Where the shadows lie” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
01:06:00
November 04, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 14 "Ideas for improving your photography skills"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast In today’s episode we’ll be discussing ideas for improving your photography skills. So what can we do to improve our skills? 1. Read the user manual 2. Master your camera 3. Attend a master class 4. Apply what you’ve learned 5. Practice and use your gear daily 6. Ask for feedback 7. Follow photographers you admire 8. Use a tripod ——————————————————— We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — Neon Signs. “” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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October 28, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 13 "Cosplay Photography with Jeff Jenkins"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast We have today Jeff Jenkins of Nashville based Jeff Jenkins Photography Instagram @jeffjenkinsphotography Facebook at facebook.com/Jeffjenkinsphoto His website jeffjenkinsphotography.com If you want to support his work you can go to Ko-Fi.com/jeffjenkins We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: An easy project to start creating — Rain “If you’re listening from the central florida area you know that rains everyday but not because of that means that you cannot take great photos” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
55:42
October 21, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 12 "Best photo sharing websites"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast FLICKR “You're the best around. Nothing's gonna ever keep you down” (Amaurie, insert clip of song “You’re the Best” by Joe Esposito) Well known to photographers, established brand. Pro ($7 mo.)  gives you unlimited uploads, photo back-up and a photo printing service Free version has ads and limits you to 1000 photos 500PX For serious pro photographers, one of the best spots to socially network with other photographers. Like Flickr, premium users get unlimited uploads and other professional services You can sell your photos as royalty-free artwork through the site SMUGMUG Ecommerce for pro photographers to sell their photos Lots of customizable templates, unlimited storage. No free subscription GOOGLE PHOTOS Best for backing up photos automatically. Good integration with Android. “Unlimited storage” for photos from smartphone. Space limited for larger photos such as those taken by DSLR cameras Editing, organizing, tagging, and sharing INSTAGRAM The best for filtering up your pics. LOL A free way to promote your photography and a huge photography community  It’s the best at social networking due to the amount of users and exposure you can get through there but not the best at sharing to other websites due to the low resolution. no ability to sell or license your photos.  YOUR OWN WEBSITE Total control of your photos and content. Use Wordpress or Squarespace. Like Smugmug OTHERS: Dropbox, imgur, pinterest, photo bucket, Apple iCloud, Tumblr. We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — spider webs. “So we talked about websites today, so lets take shots of spider webs. Best time to take a photo of them is to do so in the morning when due is on the web.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. “You’re the best” by Joe Esposito Can be found on Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/youre-the-best/1440739716?i=1440740331 For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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October 14, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 11 " Mirrorless cameras: Pros and Cons"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast WHY MIRRORLESS INSTEAD OF DSLR? I think the mirrorless cameras have come a long way since their introduction and that’s why it’s very difficult to recommend a regular DSLR.  PROS * Face/Eye detection. Some brands have animal Eye AF * Edge to Edge focus read out * Lightweight, portable * Image stabilization (5 Axis IBIS) * Video quality * Shooting speed * Electronic shutter * Electronic Viewfinder CONS * Battery life ( majority of models ) * Not made for bigger hands (ergonomics) * Lens selection not as wide as DSLR’s * Accessories https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/dslr-vs-mirrorless-cameras CAMERAS Canon EOS RP - $999.99 Full Frame  Nikon Z50 - $856.95 APS-C Fujifilm X-T3 - $999 APS-C Sony a6600 - $1399.99 APS-C Random thought: are camera phones considered mirrorless? ——————————————————— We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — Leaves. “It’s autumn and leaves are falling, get out there and capture the beautiful fall foliage.” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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October 07, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 10 "The camera you always have: Phoneography Basics"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast 7 Photography Tips  1- Use the focus point 2-Use the camera grid 3-Avoid zooming in 4- Use HDR 5- Use Long Exposure (iPhone) 6- Use Editing/Photography apps 7- Use Camera accessories  We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — MOBILE. “Take a photo of older mobile devices: could be really old 1980-90’s tech, early 2000’s, or from 7 years ago. Extra bonus points if it’s a photo from a really early camera phone!” Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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September 30, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 9 "Photography projects"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact the Fire Podcasting Group for everything related to editing like audio, voices, cutting you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com or just go to their social accounts @produccionesfpg If you want to support the podcast you can go to our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/focuspointspodcast 10 EASY BEGINNER PROJECTS * Photo per day project     * 30 day / 365 projects / 52 weeks * Choose a subject     * Ideas: cars, flowers, signage, specific colors * Bokeh     * Produced in out-of-range parts of a photo so who doesn’t want to create those lovely and aesthetic blurs? * Faces in things     * We tend to see faces in things and with this fun project you’ll take photos of hidden faces you see. After you’ve collected several faces, share them with friends and see if they can guess what they are looking at. * Still life     * a collection of items, typically against a plain backdrop: foods like fruit, drinks, pottery, vintage electronics, house plants/flowers * Self portraits     * So many ways to play with this one and more creative than a typical selfie * Silhouettes     *  * Choose Theme     * Black and white, light, happiness, seasons, specific colors  *  Make anything a project *  Portraiture     * People, Pets, Kids *  Panoramas     * Create it with a smartphone or with multiple shots from your camera * The Focus Points Pod Project of the Week :)     * Every week we give you an idea, best deal ever Amaurie’s personal projects   1. Strangers  2. Lonely Tree 3. Long Exposure Portraits ——————————————————— We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — PUMPKINS. “Fall/Autumn started but the pumpkin season comes first these days. Take a photo of actual pumpkins or the ever popular PSL for example. Get creative”. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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September 23, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 8 "Getting to know your lenses"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact them, they will help you with the editing, audio, voices, you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com Lenses Primes Fixed focal length, Typical aperture of 2.8 to 1.2. Super sharp Zooms More versatile, Typical aperture of 2.8 to 5.6. Most common for traveling Telephoto Made for long reach, Used on weddings, Sports and Wildlife Macro A more specialize lens. Used for weddings details, Very close subjects Quick description on the few more popular lenses out there Prime lenses Prime lenses are a specific group of lenses that only have one focal length. You can find them from very wide to telephoto reach and they’re very popular for their fast apertures. Since the lens don’t have the extra glass and mechanism inside they’re more sharper that zoom lenses. Zoom lenses Zoom lenses are the more versatile group that gives you more that one focal length. You can get wide zooms all the way to telephoto. Having a zoom lens its more practical because you’ll have more options in one package. They’re not as fast as the primes and not as sharp but it will let you shoot more since you don’t have to switch the lens or get to your other camera if you have one to get another focal length. Also the fastest the aperture the more expensive they get. Telephoto lenses This ones you can find them from 70mm all the way to 600mm and maybe more. They’re more used on weddings, wildlife and sports for their long reach. They come in prime and zoom options also. You can also used them for portraiture because it will give you a very nice bokeh thanks to the separation that you’ll get between the subject and the background. Macro lenses Macro in photography means short or closeups. They’re used for getting very small subjects in frame. Wedding photographers use them for getting details like rings and accessories and other photographers get insects or items in frame that is not be able to so with other lenses like zooms. They come with different focal lengths from 60mm all the way to 100mm or maybe more We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: An easy project to start creating — REFLECTIONS. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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September 16, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 7 "Finding the right photography resource"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. Connect with Robert via his Instagram account @ROBERT3PX If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  If want to start a podcast, you have the idea but don’t know how do it. You can contact them, they will help you with the editing, audio, voices, you name it. You can send them an email to firepodcastinggroup@gmail.com Finding the right photography resource  * Photography Life (specifically their Complete Beginners Guide - https://photographylife.com/photography-basics     * A good starting point for beginner photographers. The website includes other learning topics such as Portraiture, Post-Processing, and Advanced Tutorials * Cambridge in Colour - https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/     * Various tutorials covering Concepts & Terminology, Photography Techniques & Styles, Camera Equipment, and more  * Exposure Guide - https://www.exposureguide.com/         * I used this site in the beginning. They have various photography tips (such as Nature, Events, Sports, Travel), photography basics for beginners (basics for cameras, lens, accessories, and maintenance) * Digital Photography School - https://digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-tips-for-beginners/     * Comprehensive topics for beginners. dPS offers a free downloadable guide, ebooks, workbooks, and courses for sale * Guide to Film Photography - http://www.guidetofilmphotography.com/     * A great website to use if you want to start with film as opposed to digital. YouTube Channels to check out  * Tony and Chelsea Northrup - Photography Educators  * Matt Grenger - Photographer, Educator, Portrait Photographer  * Omar Gonzalez - Wedding and Portrait Photographer, Youtuber  * Peter Mackinnon - Creator, Youtuber, Entrepreneur  * Thomas Heaton - Landscape Photographer  * Andy Mumford - Landscape Photographer * Elia Locardi - Moments in Time Landscape Photographer  * Kevin Mullins - Documentary Wedding Photographer  Join a photography group, Go to workshops, Read books about photography We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — YELLOW color theme. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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September 09, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 6 "Finding your perfect editing software"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  Applications that we talked on the show * Lightroom * Photoshop * Luminar 4 * On 1 * Capture One * Affinity Photo * Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 * Apple Photos We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — Pets / Animals. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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September 02, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 5 “The Photo Road Trip Pt. 2”
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts  In 2013 we took a flew to San Francisco to do a Northern California road trip. In part 1 we shared our memories and experiences, and in part 2 we’ll discuss and give tips on how to  plan, research, and budget your own photo road trip. PLANNING * Have an itinerary     * Gives you a guideline of the places you want to visit.     * Keep it flexible: plans change whether due to unexpected events, weather, or closures/cancelations.     * Use google maps for routes and estimated travel times. This will give you an idea how much time you can    spend at each location and how many places you can visit in a day. BUDGETING * Transportation     * car rentals, air fare, taxi, tolls, gasoline per day, Etc. * Lodging     * Pricing and availability * Food * Items you need * Gear rentals if you’re going to take some with you  RESEARCH * General weather/climate conditions of locations you plan to visit * Availability - is it currently open or closed for business. Has it been temporarily shut down. What are the times of operation? * Check for open roads and park entrances if it has multiple ones * Make reservations in advance for places that require it and/or with high tourist activity * Type of car you’ll need TIPS * Keep it light especially when flying to your location * Know your essentials (i.e. medication) * We recommend renting a hybrid to save fuel costs * Get a GPS navigator * Get a cheap cellphone with a carrier you don’t have. Verizon * Carry multiple memory cards or take a portable HD for storage on the go if you don’t want to carry your computer.     * I’d say not to take your laptop, it’s a source of distraction and add to bulk. -R * Always carry a cleaning kit for you camera with cloths so you can clean your lenses * Carry snacks if you’re going to a remote place and you’re planning to stay ——————————————————— We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — countryside or nature landscapes. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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August 26, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 4 "The Photo Road Trip Pt. 1"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts ORIGINS In 2013 we took a flight to San Francisco to do a Northern California road trip. We wanted two things: First, to travel to new locations with amazing sights not available in Florida. Second, to experience good coffee. As already mentioned, we chose to travel to Northern California for 8 days. I found a route through a website called TakeMyTrip.com that took us through Northern California, Nevada, and Southern Oregon. We modified the route based on our interest, for example by starting and finishing in San Francisco. (For show notes: http://takemytrip.com/trip-crater-lake-yosemite/) From the start we knew this trip had to be as inexpensive as possible in order to maximize the places we could visit and stay. Since we would be on the road the majority of the time, we knew we would stay in economic (but not cheap) hotels that could be booked anytime; we would book a room depending wherever we might be that night. We wanted to start in San Francisco because one of our first shared interests was Tech. We were and still are to varying degrees so we HAD to visit Silicon Valley and check out—first and foremost—the Apple campus and then the Googleplex. WHAT WE DID Our route took us from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, Reno, Pyramid Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Crater Lake, Redwood & Humboldt National Parks, a last minute trip to Yosemite, and back to SF. Because we didn’t have reservations, we could alter the schedule depending on the situation—for example, if we planned to stay at a place for 2 hours but it actually took us 1. We added places or removed some, depending on the situation. * San Francisco and Half Moon Bay * Silicon Valley * Weather * Lake Tahoe * Reno, Pyramid Lake, and getting lost. * McArthur-Burney Falls * Crater Lake * Oregon scenery * The winding roads at night near redwoods * Crescent City and Klamath Cove * Yosemite * All the good coffee shops Pyramid Lake was alright but I wouldn’t visit again. I would rather visit a place like Mount Shasta or some of the Oregon coast We want to give a shoutout to Geramel Castellanos—on Instagram as @geramel88—that submitted two photos to our previous project Sunrise and Sunsets. He submitted a wide shot of a sunset in the park. Keep up the good work Geramel We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — roadscapes. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode. For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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August 21, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 3 "Go out to shoot"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod. You can visit www.focuspointspod.com for a list of all our episodes  You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts In our previous episodes we’ve covered basics on how to start taking photos and finding the perfect gear. Today we’re going to talk about getting out there and start practicing. * Think about what you want to shoot—choose a theme and plan accordingly.         * Give some theme examples (Abandoned, architecture, alleys, books, cars, flags, forms in Nature, transport, weather)         * [ https://photographyicon.com/photography-themes/ + https://fatmumslim.com.au/.how-to-play-photo-day/ ]         * Check the weather!         * You’ll want to carry the proper gear (I.e. If you’re going on a photowalk you might not want to carry a lot of bulky gear. When going out in the     Great Outdoors you’ll want to wear appropriate clothing.)      * If heading out to a different location, get info about the the place. You don’t want to drive out to a place that’s not open to the public or doesn’t allow photography.         * Take a buddy with you     * Fun and helpful     * Burner phone with good signal! * If your plan doesn’t seem to be working or conditions change, adjust your plan and shoot something else. Change presents new opportunities. We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: * An easy project to start creating — smiling people. Go ahead and make someone smile! Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject * We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode with some tips If you’re listening using iTunes or Apple Podcast please leave a review, that will help us a lot. Also don’t forget to subscribe and share with your friends For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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August 14, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 2 "Finding the perfect gear"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. If you have any questions about the show or anything related to photography you can always contact us to focuspointspodcast@gmail.com or in any of our social media accounts What we talked on the show How to look for the perfect camera gear with a low budget. Finding the right camera and brand for you Buy used cameras, used lenses, accessories, etc. Where to buy gear: Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, FredMiranda.com, Facebook groups, BH Photo & Video, Adorama, KEH.com Camera Brands: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic Sensor types: 1 inch, Micro 4/3, APS-C, Full Frame, Medium Format Benefits and differences of Sensor types Gear recommendations for beginners. Cameras, Lenses, Accessories.  We want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how: An easy project to start creating — take portraits of people in natural light. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode with some tips For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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August 07, 2020
Focus Points Photography Podcast Ep 1: "Start your photography adventure"
This is the FOCUS Points photography podcast where we will talk on how you can start your photography adventure with a budget and have fun doing it You can find us in Instagram @focuspointspodcast and on Twitter @focuspointspod You can find Amaurie Ramirez also on www.amaurierazphoto.com . There you can find all his social media accounts also a large variety of prints for sale. EPISODE NOTES We want to use this podcast to educate: how to start despite your budget encourage those starting out How we started taking photos, what made us start, and what we used. We were single and had time for leisure. We were searching for the perfect cup of coffee and traveled to different locations. Using the opportunity of being in various towns, we took photos and edited them on our phones (iPhone and Google Nexus), then post to social media. Instagram’s “Weekend Hashtag Projects” for motivation and for ideas. What we recommend: Use your phone if you don’t have a camera. Find inspiration from other photographers Watch tutorial videos Listen to photography podcasts Read about how to compose your photos Choose a theme Which photography genre interest you the most — if street photography, go and hit the streets: always look up for a new perspective, shoot down low. Look for reflections, architecture, patterns, colors, etc. If you like Nature, go to state parks, lakes and waterways, national parks if you have any nearby. For portraits ask family and friends to pose If you have a camera — use automatic mode if you don’t know how to use manual mode, shoot in JPEG until you learn how to shoot RAW. Play with it. Use your computer to edit the photos — if you have a Mac you can use the Photos app to tweak the brightness, shadows, contrast, etc. You can also edit with your own phone. Editing software/apps Lightroom (desktop and mobile) Afterlight Carbon is great app for black and white photography Snapseed, very useful and full of features. One of the apps we used the most in our early days. Get accessories if you can Tripod, backpacks, extra batteries Phones these days shoot in dark mode and a tripod is ideal for stability if you want to shoot at night Go and shoot, shoot, shoot I want to give a small project for those first listeners that want to start something and don’t know how. An easy project to start creating — take sunrise and sunset photos. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #focuspointspodproject We want to see your work and give you a shout out on our next episode with some tips For our lens art in the logo go to https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology
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July 31, 2020