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Episode 36: iPhone 11 Pro, Profoto Smartphone Flash, Charlie Cole Dies….

In this episode, Apple releases iPhone XI Pro, but does it matter? ProFoto to release a Smartphone Flash, Charlie Cole passes, Pocket Wizard firmware and GoPro Hero 8 Black new leaks.

iPhone XI Pro
https://www.apple.com/iphone-11-pro/

ProFoto Smartphone Flash

Profoto to Release $300 Smartphone Flash Next Week: Report

New PocketWizard Firmware

$10 ‘E Release’ Firmware Doubles the Range of Your PocketWizard Triggers

GoPro Hero 8 Black Leaks with Possible Media Module

GoPro Hero8 Leak Reveals ‘Media Module’ for Advanced Accessories

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

00:00 Apple announces the iPhone 11 pro, but does it really matter. ProFoto to release a smartphone flash next week, $10 firmware released more doubles the range of your pocket wizard triggers and iconic photographer Charlie Cole dies, all of this on episode 36 of the Liam photography podcast.

00:41 you’re listening to the land photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 36 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show, which also includes radio.com. We want to thank the folks@radio.com for adding this show to their library of podcast. Okay. You can also join the lane photography podcast Facebook group. I’ll give you more information on that at the tail end of the show.

01:12 so for anybody that might not know, this week was the fall keynote presentation by apple in Cupertino, California. They had their keynote event on Tuesday of this week at the Steve Jobs, uh, arena or a theater, I guess it’s called, uh, on their new campus. The spaceship, one campus in California, and one of the things they announced this week is the new iPhone 11 now they are making different versions of the iPhone 11 they’re making a standard iPhone 11 which is a two camera well, but the big announcement on the part of apple was the iPhone 11 pro, which is a new three camera model. Now the iPhone 11 pro will be available in gold space, gray, silver and midnight green. It’ll be available in both the iPhone 11 pro, uh, 5.7 inch screen and a 6.5 inch iPhone pro Max size

02:22 The available capacities for both model or s models are 64 gigabytes, 256 gigabytes and 512 gigabytes. So if you really need a lot of storage capacity for photos, video and music, you might want to go with the 512 gigabyte model.

02:40 Now the size and weight for these phones, the regular iPhone 11 pro or the one that’s the same size as the current iPhone x s as a height at 5.67 inches of width of 2.81 inches and adept of 0.32 inches. Total weight is 6.63 ounces or 188 grams.

03:05 The iPhone pro, uh, 11 pro Max as a height of 6.22 inches of width of 3.06 inches and a depth of 0.32 inches. And a total weight of 7.97 ounces or 226 grams. Vinyl display size is 5.8 inches and 6.5 as I mentioned a moment ago now for the new iPhone 11, apple has created what they call a new super retina XDR display.

03:41 Uh, does HDR, it’s and all screen o led multitouch display on the regular iPhone 11 pro. It is 24 36 by 1125 Pixel resolution at 458 PPI. And on the 6.5 [inaudible]. It is 26 88 by 1242 pixel resolution at fi, uh, four 58 PPI. Both models offer true tone display wide color display, p three haptic touch 800 nits Max brightness. Typical 1200 nits Max brightness and HDR mode. They are fingerprint resistant, have a fingerprint resistant coding and support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously. They are both splash water and dust resistant rated IP 68 maximum delta four meters for up to 30 minutes under IEC Standard Six oh five two three nine. Now both models do come with Apple’s new [inaudible] bionic chip, which is a third generation neural engine. Now here’s where things get interesting on the cameras. So both phones have a triple 12 megapixel with a combination of ultra wide wide and telephoto cameras. The ultra wide is an f 2.4 aperture over the 120 degree field of view. The wide is f 1.8 aperture and the telephoto is f 2.0 aperture. You have a two times optical zoom in and a two times optical zoom out. And a digital zoom of up to 10 times. So this will be the first time on an iPhone or any smartphone for that matter that you will actually have the ability to have four x optical zoom between the two x zoom in and two eggs. Zoom out for the ultra wide

05:33 portrait mode with advanced Boca and depth control portrait lighting was six effects. Natural Studio Contour stage stage model and high key mano is the new one that apple is added. Dual optical image stabilization for widen telephoto five element Lens Ultra wide six element lens for the wide and telephoto. Brighter true tone flash with slow sync panorama up to 63 megapixels, 100% focus pixels wide night mode, which is a new mode that allows the iPhone to take photographs in extremely low light situations with reduced noise.

06:12 and they both have auto adjustments. Next Generation Smart HDR for photos wide color capture for photos and live photos. Advanced Red Eye correction. Photo geo-tagging auto image stabilization, burst mode and image for formats captured. H E I F and Jpeg. Now on the video recording side, you have four k video recording at 24 frames per second. 30 frames per second or 60 10 80 P HD video recording at 30 or 67 20 HD video recording at 30 extended dynamic range for video up to 60 frames per second. Optical image stabilization forbidding video for both the wide end telephoto cameras two times optical zoom in two times optical. Zoom out digital zoom up to six times. You have audio zoom, brighter, true tone flash quick take video was subject tracking slow mo video support for 10 ADP at 120 frames per second or 240 frames. Frames per second time lapse video was stabilization. Cinematic video stabilization for four k 10 ADP and seven 20 p continuous auto focus video. Take eight megapixels still photos while recording four k video playback zoom video formats recorded. H E B C and h. Dot. Two six four with stereo recording.

07:41 Now the true deaths camera is 12 mega mega pixel. Camera F 2.2 portrait mode with advanced Boca and depth control. The portrait lighting affects, uh, six effects that I mentioned earlier, a natural studio contour stage, stage motto and high key mono and Emoji and Mimo g capabilities. Now this is the front facing camera of course, a four k video recording at 24 or 30 or 60 frames, a second 10 80 p video recording at 30 or 60 slow-mo video support for 10 ADP and 120. Now this is the first time that an iPhone or any smartphone that I’m aware of gives you the ability to do slow motion video with the front facing camera so you can take slow motions, selfies, and apple did display. Uh, they did run a little video ad, uh, demonstrating it, which did look pretty cool.

08:30 And now they, uh, extended diet mat and dynamic range for video at 30 frames per second. Next Generation Smart HDR for photos. Cinematic video stabilization for four k 10 80 and seven 20 p wide color capture for photos and live photos, retina flash auto image stabilization and burst mode. The face ID is enabled by true debt’s camera for facial recognition. The new camera on this new iPhone 11 pro will allow you to do face id recognition from greater angles and stuff like that and make it easier and faster to unlock your device. And of course both phones, uh, are compatible with the apple pay system and the new apple credit card, uh, that apple has started recently and the carriers are at t and t, sprint, t-mobile and Verizon in the u s now for the location capabilities built in gps and GNSS Digital Compass Wifi, cellular Ibeacon, my micro location video calling has facetime video calling over Wifi or cellular audio calling is facetime audio voice over LTE or Vole LTE and Wifi calling.

09:46 Now these phones are interesting. I do like the looks of them in a way and some ways they look kind of, I don’t know, kind of Clunky to me, I’m really not a big fan of the three camera design on the back. I understand that it has its purposes and apple is always trying to push the envelope with new technology and new features and capabilities for their customers. And I applaud them for that. But to be honest, after watching the keynote and looking over their videos and the specs for these phones, I’m gonna, I’m going to do a hard pass on not interested in upgrading to the iPhone 11 pro. Uh, I got the iPhone x s last year when it came out. I love that phone. I’ve got two lines on it, which is great. I had my personal line on line one. I had my Liam photography business line online too.

10:39 And then I also have an iPhone x r, which has two lines on it, which have the phone numbers for my two podcast shows and I’m perfectly happy with what I have, so I’m gonna stick with it. Now the big thing with apple with adding the third camera to the iPhone 11 pro and pro Max is they’re claiming that now they’re getting closer to giving you professional photography capabilities, um, on your smart phone. And I say bs on this. Don’t get me wrong, the cameras do work nice. The video capabilities are really cool. I could see the iPhone 11 pro and pro Max being used by a lot of youtubers for shooting youtube videos, especially with the time lapse capabilities and the slow motion and all that good stuff. They do record in fourK , which is great, uh, without any kind of cropping. But as far as these being a professional photographers tool, I call bs on that and I’ve been saying that for a long time.

11:36 And so it was my friend Jared Polan at Frodos photo. If you want true professional quality photos, you need professional equipment. That’s all there is to it. Now I’m not saying that you have to have a top of the line six, $8,000 full frame DSLR or mirrorless body to get pro results. Of course any competent photographer can get pro results with almost any camera. And that brings up an interesting side note that I wanted to mention to my listeners real quick. Uh, years ago I started following a youtube channel based out of Hong Kong called digital rev or digital rev TV. And uh, there was a host for that show, Kai. Uh, who’s a fantastic guys. Really funny, a Chinese guy with a British accent because he’s originally from the UK. He sends let the show and he’s doing his own thing back in the UK again, but they put out some high quality videos all the time on a weekly basis.

12:32 And one of the series that they did was proton cheap camera and it was basically challenging professional photographers to use the crappiest cameras they could find to get professional results. And they did it many times with many professional photographers. They had Zaka Zack already arias who’s a famous photographer for him from here in the Atlanta area. They had chase Jarvis on there a couple of times, uh, David Hobby and numerous other photographers. And they did a fantastic job using crappy cameras because they had many years of experience. They know how to do composition, they know how to, you know, they know how to do their lighting and all of that good stuff. They know what to look for. They have the, I have a professional photographer, but my point is with the iPhone 11 pro, just because you put a upgraded three cameras system in an iPhone or any smartphone for that matter, it does not automatically make the wielder of that phone.

13:28 A professional photographer. I still prefer to get my professional results with a professional camera body. Um, now I don’t use crop bodies. You can do it with crop bodies. Plenty of pros do I prefer a full frame. I have Canon DSLRs and the Canon Eos are Merrill list, which I use every day for my full time real estate work that I actually make a living at. But as far as these being pro level cameras, I totally disagree. You can get great results with them. Yes, in the right hands. The hands of a professional, somebody like Zack Arias or chase Jarvis, yeah, you could get awesome results, but these phones will not make your average user a professional photographer. So let’s not confuse that. People and I, and I understand what apple is trying to do, but it’s a lot of marketing bs and a, that’s all there is to it.

14:20 Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I don’t like these phones, I don’t like their capabilities, but they’re not for me. I really don’t care for the three cameras set up. I know a lot of companies are going that route these days. Um, you even had that one light 16 camera that looked a lot like a thick smartphone. Um, that I think ended up being more of a gimmick camera than anything else. And the reason why it was called light 16 is it actually had 16 different cameras inside it and could supposedly give you professional results between all of those cameras. Now there are some cool capabilities with the iPhone 11 pro. You can use all three cameras simultaneously and there are smart algorithms and AI and all that stuff can combine the photos to give you the best possible details with the least amount of noise and low light situations and stuff like that.

15:09 And then that’s great. But again, this phone is not going to make the average person a professional photographer. So I don’t want people thinking that and I don’t want that being the takeaway, uh, as I’m talking about this segment. But I did want to bring it to my listeners attention because I know a lot of people are really into smartphone photography and especially videography. And it is great that apple is always pushing the envelope and pushing the technology forward as well as other companies. But as I said a moment ago, this phone will not make you a professional photographer. Now if you’re interested in the iPhone 11 pro, you can get wine from 24 95 a month or five 99 if you trade in your old iPhone. Um, you can also watch the keynote and watched the films about the iPhone 11 pro and I’ll share a link to those in the show notes that you can check them out for yourself.

16:02 The iPhone 11 pro and pro Max will both be shipping on the 20th of September, 2019 so you can go ahead and preorder. Now I will include the link to the website where you can preorder in the show notes as well. If you want to go ahead and place your order now in the next segment. The next thing I want to talk about which does look pretty cool is pro photo to release a $300 smartphone flash next week. Now this information is coming to me from pedo pixel.com which is a fantastic photography website blog and I also love Shirkey James a podcast. I listened to him weekly. He’s a great guy and he’s a lot of fun to listen to. So earlier this week, high end lighting brand pro photo released a teaser for a new light that it claimed would forever change the world of photography. Don’t get too excited though according to the most recent rumors, this game changing, I’m saying this in air quotes, product is an expensive led flash for smartphones.

17:06 This information comes from photo rumors.com and as with all rumors it should be taken with a grain of salt. However, photo rumors is reporting with some confidence that pro photo will be revealing, not one, but two led smartphone flashes, at least one of which will make us debut on September 18th two different models are expected. Writes the rumor site, the prices rumor to be around 300 and 500 looking at a screenshot from the video above when the new product actually flashes. It does seem that pro photo is planning to release some sort of diminutive six led flash. Now I’m really hoping the pricing information is wrong, but if it’s not, what do you think? Would you buy a $500 or even a $300 flash for your smartphone? Even if I promised exceptional color consistency and some really cool features, would you really be interested in spending that much money on an led flash for your smartphone?

18:03 Now me personally, I would not. Um, I know pro photo is known for quality products, but I mean, let’s be honest, if you need an led flash or just an led continuously for video for your smartphone, you can go on Amazon. You can pick them up all day long for 1520 bucks that do the job fantastically. As a matter of fact, the newest one that I bought a, I think I paid like 15 or 20 bucks for a few weeks ago and this one actually has a rechargeable battery pack, which is even better. My very first one was a sun pack and it actually use AA batteries, but my newest one, you can actually plug it into a micro USB cable and you can charge its internal rechargeable battery pack, which is fantastic. Uh, no more worrying about, uh, your AA batteries dying or having to carry spare ones with you when you want to use it.

18:50 Now granted, I don’t use it a lot, but it is handy to have when I absolutely need it, but there is absolutely no way I would spend 300 or $500 on a smartphone flash, especially if that’s all it does is work with your smartphone. Now it’s something more all encompassing that you could use with your DSLR or mirrorless camera as well. That might be a little bit different, but it’s still kind of a high price point. If you ask me now, don’t get me wrong, there are expensive flashes out there. Canon and Nikon have expensive speed lights. Uh, but you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck. In my opinion. You have more flexibility, more capabilities with them when they have a standard size flash head. You can put different diffusers on them. You can do all kinds of different things with them. So we’ll have to wait and see how this one, uh, fleshes out when it’s actually released.

19:38 Uh, there is a video about it that was really a, that announces that it’ll supposedly be changing the world of photography forever. On September 18th I’ll include a link to the article and the video in the show notes so that you can check it out for yourself. Now the third item I wanted to talk about this week is a $10 quote unquote. He really square and where doubles the range of your pocket wizard triggers. Now this I do find interesting. I do own some pocket wizards. Pocket wizard has just released a major firmer upgrade for its plus three and plus four triggers with more models to come into in the future that you absolutely want to check out. It’s called a release and it more than doubles the working range and the number of channels that your pocket wizard radio trigger is capable of. He releases a refreshing of od announcement from a trigger manufacturer.

20:30 Firmware updates for radio triggers are typically newsworthy if they are released at all. He released bucks the trend by actually adding some serious functionality that pocket wizards most popular triggers he release increases the range of the pocket wizard plus three and plus or triggers to a maximum of five miles and long range mode doubles the number of available quad zone channels to 32 in regular use and increases the number of quad zone channels two 80 and long range mode as a bonus pocket wizard also claims that the update helps triggers send and receive signals with greater reliability. You can see Vermont photographer Michael, he put the farmer to the test during some challenging photo shoots in the videos included and I will include a link to the article and the uh, the videos in the show notes. It does look exciting. The firmware update is available today for $10 on the pocket wizard website.

21:27 However, the update is available for free to anyone who purchased a plus three or plus four from an authorize us or Canadian retailer on or after September 1st, 2019. For now, he release will only work with the FCC frequency pocket wizard plus three and plus four triggers, but the company says it will soon be available for more models you can head on over to pocket wizards website to learn more about this new firmer. Now to me, this is definitely exciting. One of the biggest challenges with pocket triggers is the limited range and capabilities. And pocket wizard is one of the best brands on the market. It’s used by probably more working professionals than any other trigger system. And the fact that they’re increasing the long range modes, distance is fantastic and the fact that they’re doubling the number of available quad zone channels is also amazing. So I would definitely recommend checking this out, especially if you have the pocket wizard three or four wireless triggers because this is probably going to help up your game and make your life a little bit easier when it comes to capturing fantastic images with your artificial lighting systems.

22:35 I’m definitely gonna check it out for mine and I will, I will, uh, talk about it a little bit more once I’ve had a chance to install the firmware update and test it out on my pocket wizards. I’ll talk about that and upcoming episode. Now, the last item I wanted to touch upon this week and, uh, segment for Charlie cold photojournalists behind the iconic tank man photo dies at age 64. It has been two weeks of constant loss in the photo industry. First we lost Peter Lindbergh and Robert Frank and now Charlie Cole, the American photojournalist behind one of the four iconic tank man photos taken during the infamous 1989 Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing has also passed away. Cole was 64 years old. Cole was born in Bonam, Texas, the son of a u s air force chaplain. He grew up near Peterson air force base in Colorado Springs, Colorado and steady photo journalism at the University of Texas in Denton.

23:39 After graduation, he moved back to Colorado Springs where he secured a full time position at the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper moving to Japan with fellow photographer Steve Gardner. In 1980 over the next decade, Gardner and coal would successfully establish themselves as freelance photojournalists forming relationships with major publications. This is how Cole who had developed a relationship with Newsweek in the mid eighties found himself in Beijing covering the pro-democracy student protests in Tiananmen Square in May of 1989 on Sunday. June four is after being roughed up by the Chinese secret police. He took shelter in the Beijing hotel. Many publications had been bringing their photographers home as a protest, seem to be winding down, but news week told Cole to stick around. The next day. On Monday, June 5th, 1989 the gentleman square tank man incident happened. Coal captured the 1990 world press photo winning image that would be would come to define his career when he was just 34 years old, perched the top of balcony on one of the upper floors of the Beijing hotel with a Nikon SLR and a 300 millimeter lens.

24:50 As he watched on, he believed that the man would certainly be killed and felt a duty to capture the moment for posterity. To my amazement, the lead tank stopped recalled coal then tried to move around him knowing that the secret police would try to confiscate the image. He hid his undeveloped roll of film in the tank of his hotel room bathroom. When officials broke into search learning, they didn’t find the Phil. Nicole was able to send his photo to the Associated Press Bureau where it was developed and transmitted to Newsweek. As it turned out, four other photographers managed to capture almost identical images from slightly different perspectives. AP photographer, Jeff Whitner, Magnum photographers, Stewart Franklin and Reuters photographer Arthur sang as iconic as this photograph has become both as the lasting document of a moment that Chinese government continues to try and erase from history and as an enduring symbol of peaceful protest in the face of tyranny.

25:47 Cole came to regret that the image had come to overshadow so much of his other imagery from the Tiananmen Square massacre, jock, loving Peter and David turn, Lee, Peter Charlseworth, Robert Moyer, David Berkowitz, Ray O’Hara, alon or Ryanair. I might’ve pronounced that wrong and Ken Jerky and a host of others contributed to the fuller historical record of what occurred during this tragedy. He told the New York Times in 2009 we should not be allured into a simplistic one-shot view of this amazingly complex event. In the same way we hope that history will not boil Cole’s personality down to into its own simplistic one-shot view. As today writes, he was more than a photo journalist behind one iconic image. He was a talented and self effacing man and efficient out of a barbecue bourbon and the blues. When the Encyclopedia

26:44 of knowledge of the u s military, I managed the ultimately laid credit for the tank man image at the feet of the tank man himself telling the BBC in 2005, he made the image. I just took the picture. Coal passed away last week and Bali where he lived for the past 15 years. So again, it is sad that we lost another great photo journalist and a, I do remember the Tiana minutes where incident. Uh, like it was yesterday to be honest. I was um, just graduating high school in those days. I was already in the army. I had started out in uh, uh, federal reserves and then left for active duty after I graduated. I went to, uh, basic, uh, what they called split ops. So I went to basic the summer before my senior year. So it is definitely sad to see that

27:37 Peter are Charlie Cole. I’m sorry, not Peter. And I got Peter on the brain cause uh, there was two or three Peter’s mentioned in the article as well was said to see that Charlie passed away and I do encourage everybody to check out the story on pet a pixel. I’ll include a link in the show notes and maybe take a timeout and have a little moment of silent prayer for Charlie’s family. Now it was going to wrap it up with these four items, but there was one other item that caught my eye just a moment ago that I did want to touch on briefly. Now this is also something coming from the pet pixel website. It’s an article from September 12th. GoPro hero eight Leek reveals quote unquote media module for advanced accessories. Now the German website when future has secured a slew oblique images and specifications for the upcoming GoPro hero eight which originally leaked last month.

28:34 This latest report gives us a closer look at the new camera as well as information about the quote unquote media module GoPro will be using to attach some accessories. The original lead cat. Lots of people excited after it seemed to show an external mic, external video light and an external LCD screen would all be available for the GoPro hero eight this latest report reveals that all of those assessors will attach onto a so-called media module with two hot shoe slots, one on top and one on the side. The module itself has a microphone built in which should make it possible to attach a video, light and LCD screen and use a higher quality Mike all at once. In addition to the new media module in the video light scene up top when future also learned that GoPro will be releasing a new floaty assessory with it, we’ll keep the camera from sinking while adding a bit of additional padding.

29:28 The camera will allegedly also feature a hinged mounting plate on the bottom that folds down when not in use. Beyond these changes, the leak specs claim the GoPro hero eight will be similar to the hero seven. It will be about the same size. Use the same battery and feature a 12 megapixel image sensor capable of four k 60 Pete. You’ll also be able to record 10 80 at two 40 p video and hyper smooth 2.0 technology will keep the camera shake to a minimum. To learn more about the rumored camera and see the full set of leak images you can head on over to the wind future website and I will include a link to that in the show notes for anybody that wants to check it out. Now this to me is exciting and I wanted to throw this in at the very tail end of the episode because I am a fan of the GoPro cameras.

30:13 I have two of the hero three plus silvers. I have two of the hero five black additions and two of the hero seven black editions. I really love their cameras. They do a great job, but as many of you probably know over the years, GoPro is kind of fallen by the wayside. A do some mismanagement of funding and stuff like that by the owner and CEO of the company, it’s now worth a fraction of what it used to be worth. Um, and GoPro has been kind of languishing for the last few years and there’s been other companies that are taking a big chunk out of their pie. Um, after GoPro, uh, dabbled in the drone world, which ended up being a complete disaster. DJI has now dabbled in the smart phone or a smart gammer world, uh, or action camera rolled by coming out with their own action camera, which has even better image stabilization than the GoPro and sells for like $50 cheaper.

31:10 A DJI has cameras very similar in design to the GoPros and it’s capabilities are amazing based on videos that video reviews I’ve seen of the camera by other photographers and Youtube. So it is really cool that GoPro is trying to make themselves relevant again by adding some sort of new media module capability to the GoPro hero eight. It’ll be interesting to see what all you’d be able to do with this new module. And the big thing is how expensive are the accessories going to be? A GoPros, not exactly known for making their assessor trees and, um, additional items, inexpensive. Uh, the battery packs are very expensive as are their LCD screen attachments and so on and so forth. So it’ll definitely be interesting to see how this plays out. And like I said, I wanted to throw it on the tail end of this episode just because it caught my eye as I was recording this episode and I thought it sounded pretty cool.

32:07 Uh, if it does turn out to be true, I’ll probably be picking up a hero eight black as well just so I can try it out and check out the assessors, look for an upcoming review of that on the Liam photography youtube channel. Uh, I know I’ve been a little bit lax on getting youtube videos done lately, but it’s been extremely hard because we’re about a year there. I was working two full time jobs and didn’t have time for anything and now I’m just doing strictly the real estate and photography stuff. Uh, I’m hoping to get a chance to shoot some more videos, uh, in the near future, but we’ll have to see how it goes. All right. This is all I’m going to talk about on episode 36 of the Liam photography podcast for this week. I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you listen to the show, which as I mentioned@thetopoftheshowdoesincluderadio.com and again we want to thank those wonderful folks for adding this show to their library.

33:02 I also want to encourage you to stop by and check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. You can join the group. It is a closed group, but you can join by answering one question and that is what is the name of the host of this show, which is myself, Liam, or you can put Liam Douglas. If you don’t answer the question, you will not be allowed into the group. I do that to make sure the group consists of actual listeners of the show. Now once you’re a member of the group, you are allowed to upload five photos every 24 hours. They must be your own original work. You’re not allowed to share other photographers work, even with their permission. That will get you banned from the group. You can upload the photos one at a time throughout the course of a 24 hour period, or you could upload all five at once and let Facebook creates a little slideshow for you. You can also ask for creative criticism on your photos just by posting in the photo post. Cc, please, and myself or one of the other photography members of the group. We’ll be happy to give you some tips and pointers on how you might be able to improve your photography. I want to go ahead and wrap up at this episode 36 of the lead in photography podcast and say, I will see you next week in episode 37

Episode 35: Canon Announces Specs on the C500 MK2, Nikon Announces the D6 and More….

In this episode Canon Announces the C500 MK2 Cinema camera system. Nikon announces the D6 and a new NIKKOR 120-300mm F/2.8 lens. Canon has rebates on the RF glass and a wedding photographer gets “scammed” to the tune of $4,600.

Canon C500 MK2

Canon Unveils Full-Frame C500 Mark II with 5.9K/60p and Swappable Mount

Nikon Announces the D5 & a new NIKKOR 120-300mm F/2.8 lens

Nikon D6: Nikon’s ‘Most Advanced DSLR’ Ever is Nigh

Canon RF lens rebates

Canon USA introduces new instant rebates on select RF lenses

Download the manuals now for the Canon EOS 90D or the EOS M6 MK2

EOS 90D Manual
https://th.canon/en/support/0303624301/1

EOS M6 MK2 manual here.
https://th.canon/en/support/0303608201/1

Wedding Photographer “Scammed” in Overpayment SCAM

‘Overpayment’ Scam Leaves Wedding Photographer with $4,600 in Debt

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

00:00 Cannon unveils the Full frame c 500 mark two icon announces the d six Canon introduces new re instant rebates on select RF lenses and an overpayment scam. Leaves a wedding photographer holding the bag for $4,600 all of this on episode 35 of the Liam photography podcast

00:46 you’re listening to the Liam Photography Podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 35 so this week Canon unveiled it’s full frame c 500 mark two with 5.9 k 60 p and a swappable. Now

01:07 the camera may not be of much interest to photographers but it’s 5.9 k full frame sensor with dual pixel AAF, user swappable mouths, five access electronic stabilization and dual CF express. Lots. Might give us a glimpse that some of what’s possible in future ios. Our cameras, the c 500 mark two marks. The first time Canon has put a full frame sensor into the more Classic Cinema Eos style body packing the same 5.9 k full frame cmos sensor from the c 700 full frame into a smaller modular body that cost just $16,000 in comparison to the full frame. See 700 costs $33,000 now there’s a short inner overview video of some of the key features coming into this camera and I’ll include a link to that in the show notes so that you can watch it. If you’re interested to find out more about the c 500 mark two you can head over to Canon USA where you can dive more deeply into the specs.

02:13 What intrigues me, however is how these specs might trickle down to or inform us of the specs we could expect to see from future Eos. Our cameras buying a full frame sensor are bringing up old frame sensor to a cinema camera and this price range is an exciting move from Canon and give some hint at the capabilities they could potentially provide. And that’s Sony, a seven s or Panasonic s one h competitor, assuming they’ll ever be willing to cannibalize sales of their super 35 millimeters cinema cameras. The modular design is an interesting move. User swappable mounds prove they listened to their users even if we’ll never see it in the stills world and it looks like Gannon is embracing CF express by integrating not one but two CF express lots into the c 500 mark to finally the mark two is also Kevin’s first ever cinema camera with a five axis stabilization but don’t get too excited just yet.

03:17 It’s electronic. If Canon is working on Ibus sensor stabilization, it looks like we’ll see it’s debut in the Eos. Our system and as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes can has confirmed that they are planning on putting IVUS in future Ios our bodies. So for us still shooters, especially in the age of hybrid full frame mirrorless cameras, every cinema eos release sends a mixed message. On the one hand it shows the kind of features that cannon is capable of putting into a high end full frame camera. But on the other hand it reveals the video features. There’ll be trying not to cannibalize when they do release their new next ios. Our body. Now for me personally, I think this a announcement of the new camera of cinema camera is extremely exciting. I love the idea that it has a modular design. Uh, the CF express, I’m a little bit torn on that.

04:11 I know a lot of people who and oversee f express, but I prefer s I personally prefer a c fast, although I do believe a CF express is a faster and high end read, write speed, especially right speed. Um, but I don’t know, I just liked the, the see fast, uh, cards better myself. Uh, I really wish that when a cannon had made the one dx mark two, they would’ve put two cfs slots into it instead of a c fast and a, a compact flash. Uh, but this is an exciting camera design. It’s exciting that it’s going to have a modular system. As I mentioned a moment ago, but also a user changeable mount that could definitely, uh, prove for some intriguing possibilities in this particular cinema camera. Uh, it is a little bit disappointing that the stabilization is extreme. It’s only a electronic and it doesn’t have true ibis in it, but as I mentioned a moment ago, a Canon has already officially confirmed that the next ios our bodies will have ibus that they’ve already been working on it for a little while now.

05:19 So I think that’s really cool. Uh, it’s going to be interesting to see if any of this technology from the cinema camera ends up in a future. Eos, Ar, uh, possibly, maybe, uh, it could be viable symbol w some of these features might be in their next ios are, which I’ve predicted will be called the Eos r s uh, because it’ll be a direct replacement for the five ds and five d s R on. But we’ll have to wait and see if that actually happens, if things pan out that way. But it’s definitely exciting. Uh, this, this official announcement on this cinema camera. The C 500 mark two is extremely exciting and I’m sure there’s plenty of cinema shooters out there that’ll be really excited with this official announcement from Cannes. Now the next item I want to talk about in this episode is the Nikon d six and Nikon is touting this as its most advanced DSL ever to date.

06:16 There is also a crazy 120 to 300 millimeter f 2.8 VR Lens on the way Nikon released the d one digital SLR camera in 1999 making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single Digit d series. Thanks to the imaging at noho cultivated overnight guns, long history and camera development icons, professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responds that responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions is a direct quote from Nikon. Aside from revealing that camera that the camera is coming nick on his mom on details, release dates, pricing, and specs will be fully announced at a later date. In addition to the Nikon d six Nikon also announced the development of the a f s Nicor one 20 to 300 millimeter f 2.8 e f l e d s Ar VR f Mount Lens quote.

07:29 This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mal. Nikon says the new AFS Nycore one 20 to 302.8 Mount Lens. We’ll provide professional photographers and fields such as sports photography with even greater support as with the [inaudible] pricing and availability. The upcoming one 20 to 300 f 2.8 will be revealed at a later date. Now I do find the announcement of this lens. Interesting. I suspected that there was going to be an announcement about the Nikon d six and I also predicted in previous episodes that much like the Canon announcement on one DX mark three that’ll be out early next year. I am predicting that the one dx mark three and the Nikon d six will both be each respective companies. Final high end professional flagship DSLRs. I am predicting that by late 2020 early 21, uh, 2021, both Gannon and Nikon will be in the process of retiring their flagship professional DSLRs and moving those platforms into their mirrorless realm.

08:44 I think it is possible that cannon might get there first only because Canon’s got a lot more money for research and development than IKONOS and Canon stands a much better chance of directly competing with Sony. And the five-year had started. This only has on both companies, but I do, I feel it’s great that Nikon did announced their d six. I know a lot of photographers said had been clamoring for it and talking about it and contemplating whether or not it was going to come to fruition. Uh, I know, uh, Jared Poland from Kronos photo had talked about it a few times on his podcast and his youtube channel. So I’m pretty sure he’ll be happy at this announcement. Uh, he’s been a big Nikon shooter for years now. The other thing that’s intriguing in this announcement is this Nightcore one 20 to 300 millimeter lens.

09:33 And the reason why I say that is Jared, uh, at one time had the Nikon, a 300 millimeter f 2.8 a VR Lens and he sold it because he felt it wasn’t versatile enough. Um, he didn’t have enough of a need for it, but the idea that Nikon’s gonna release a 2.8 super telephotos zoom that goes from one 20 to 300 millimeters. I’d be curious to find out whether or not Jared is going to look at the possibility of picking this beast up. And I’m sure he’ll definitely at least be doing a lens review on it. He’ll probably get a loaner one from either Nikon or possibly Alan’s cameras in Philadelphia. Uh, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see, uh, when he does pick one of these up at least on a loan or something. And he does see his real world, real world review on the lens itself.

10:29 I have a feeling he’s going to really love this lens cause he did like having the 300 millimeter, 2.8 uh, but as a prime lens it just wasn’t versatile enough for him. And he ended up selling it off. But I have a feeling he’s gonna really like this lens with diverse agility of one 20 to 300 that’s a very, very handy lens to have and it opens up a lot more possibilities for this fantastic lens. That’s an f 2.8 aperture, so it’s gonna work great in low light. So we’ll have to wait and see how that one works out. Now the next item I wanted to talk about in this week’s episode is can introduces new instant rebates on select RF lenses. And of course the RF lenses are canons, new RF mount lenses that are designed for the Ios, Ar and Eos RP mirrorless full frame bodies. Cannon had started a new instant rebate program on the following lenses they can and RF 24 to one oh five f four l I s USM is going to currently sell for eight 99 regular price 1099 so you save $200. They can an RF 28 to 70 [inaudible] Ellie USM is going to be 27 99 regular price is 29 99 again, I think that’s one of the lenses that are did is insanely overpriced but nonetheless.

11:57 you can and RF 35 f 1.8 macro I s s t m is currently selling for four 49 down from it’s regular four 99 now I did buy this lens when I first got my ESR and I absolutely love it. It is a fantastic lens. It has mac macro capabilities, uh, image stabilization and their new STM, silent step or motor system for the auto focus. So it’s super quiet. This is just a fantastic 35 millimeter lens and it’s a great upgrade. If you were a photographer and the pre like me that previously had the eff 35 millimeter I s a f two Lens, I’ve been very happy with this lens. I’ve used it for a little bit of macro work and I’ve used it quite a bit for street photography, which in my opinion, 35 millimeters is the perfect size lens to use for street photography.

12:50 Some people like use 50. I prefer to stick with a classic 35 millimeter just because I liked the look you get with it and, but I don’t want to drag this on too long. Uh, also Gannon is offering the RF 50 millimeter 50 millimeter 1.2 l USM for 2090 $9 down from 2199. Again, the other lens that I’ve mentioned numerous times on this show that I think is ridiculously overpriced to begin with. Uh, there is also the Ios are with 24 to one oh five f four L I s USM Kit for 28 99 down from 33 99. So that’s some pretty good savings there. And you can also get the Canon Eos RP with the same 24 to one oh five millimeter F for l I s USM as a kit for 2199 down from its regular price of 2199. These lenses as well as the camera and lens bundles come in various different configurations. Be sure to check under more product options before adding to your cart and see if there might be a bundle that interests you. And again, I’ll post the link to these prices and deals in the show notes so that you can check them out for yourself.

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14:10 Uh, one item I that I’m going to add kind of last minute here and this next section. Um, it is now possible to download the manual for both the Canon Eos and six mark too, as well as the manual for the brand new cannon EOC 90 d sports shooting, uh, pro-sumer DSLR. So you can go ahead and download those manuals from the canned site. I’ll put a link to the manuals in the show notes. And as I mentioned in a previous episode, I think it was about two weeks ago, you can now preorder the Canon Eos 90 d you can get the body only for 1199 or you can get the body with the to 55 for 1349 or you can get the body with the 18 to one 35 ISS TM for 1599. So listen, pretty good deals there. Uh, with the Eos m six mark two, you’re going to get in preorder that body only for eight 49.

15:08 You can get up with the 15 to 45 I s s t m and e v Dash d c Two for 10 99 or you can get it with the 18 to one 50 millimeter f 3.5 to 6.3 ISS TM plus the EVF Dash d c two for 1349. And again, I’ll put those links to these, uh, these deals and the manuals and the show notes for this episode. I have already heard a lot of talk and a lot of rumbling in the photography community. A lot of people are super excited about these two new bodies from Gannon and I know my friend Jeff Harmon from the master of photography podcast is definitely looked into pickup in ios 98 to replace his beloved 70 mark too. So I can’t wait to talk to him about that once he gets his 90 d and it gets the opportunity to do some high school sports photography.

16:05 I still need to make arrangements with him at be still interested to get him on this show as a guest. Uh, I wanted to get him on here for awhile now, but our schedules have been a little bit crazy and it hasn’t worked out yet but I definitely still want to get him on the show now. As I mentioned before, he considers himself only a hobbyist photographer and I disagree strongly with that. If you’ve ever seen any of his work, you can follow him on Facebook, his sports photography, high school sports photography is absolutely amazing. This gentleman has some mad, mad photography skills. He can call himself a hobbyist if he wants to, but I personally think he’s full of beans cause he does some fantastic work better than some pros I’ve seen. I’ll tell you that for sure. All right. Now the last item I wanted to talk about in this week’s episode is the overpayment scam that has been targeting wedding and event photographers.

17:03 Now this overpayment scam has recently left her wedding photographer with $4,600 in debt. A British Columbia based wedding photographer is out $4,600 after falling prey to the overpayment scan. Now this is an insidious scan that often targets, as I mentioned before, wedding and event photographers and has allegedly cost its victims nearly $5 million in 2019 alone. Now these it also known as advanced fee scams. The swindle involves offering a photographer a paying gigs that is not real and unfortunately photographer Ester Mormon hadn’t heard of this trick and her business has taken a big hit as a result and a report on Global News Mormon described how she was tricked out of $5,500 a man calling himself man. He reached out to Mormon via text asking to hire her for his daughter’s wedding in Vancouver. After ironing out some details, more men send over a contract and request a $700 deposit, but when the payment arrived it was a check for $5,500 the advanced speed or over payment scam hinges on what happens next.

18:23 The scammer will tell you it was an accounting error and asked you to forward the money to a third party and Mormons case. She was told the payment was for the caterer, so she went ahead and deposited the check and since it showed up as clear and her TD bank account, she went ahead and sent the money as requested. A couple of days later, the check bounced and Mormon was left holding the bill for the full 5,500. Now in the end, Mormon was able to recover $900 as a quote unquote goodwill gesture from her bank, which was the amount never sent back to the scammer, but she still out 4,600 with absolutely no recourse. And you can hear the entire story for more men herself on global news. I’ll, uh, include the length of the article in the show notes. Now I just want to take a moment and remind any photographers out there do not fall for this scam.

19:22 I’ve had these jokers try to pull this one on me, on myself. Uh, usually it was for a family reunion shoot or some bs like that. Um, I had a couple of them that, you know, tried to sucker me into supposedly shooting their family reunion out in Colorado or South Dakota or some crazy place like that. And, um, it’s just sad that that this lady fell for this scam and it’s, it’s been around for a few years now. I, like I said, I’ve had a few of these jokers hit me up. Uh, I’ve probably had like four or five of them hit me up in the last three or four years. So the scams been around for a little while now and as I mentioned, the thing is, you know, they send you this big check cashing positive in your bank account. Everything seems Hunky Dory until it gets fully processed through the banking system and it comes back that the check is either counterfeit stolen or there just were not enough funds in the drawing account to actually cover the check.

20:21 Now in this case, the a scammer claimed that it was an accounting error, but the ones I, that I’ve had contact me tell me right up front while I’m going to send you x number of dollars and I need you to forward the, the remaining money over to the caterer or the company, that’s that we’re booking the event hall with or Yada, Yada, Yada. And that immediately threw up a red flag for me anytime I see anything crazy like that. Now, the other thing that is generally a dead giveaway with these kinds of scams, and it might not always be the case, but it has been in my experience, is these scammers also usually are not people that English is their primary language. And the reason why I say that is because their text messages and emails often have a lot of grammatical errors. And for anybody that should be a red flag right away.

21:14 I mean I understand if your, you know, someone of foreign ancestry that has come here in the United States, you know, and you’re living here now, um, you know, English may not be your primary language, but it’s usually it should be your secondary language. And especially when you’re sending texts or emails usually know how to make sure that the English in those texts or emails are grammatically correct. And I’ve seen some real doozies in the ones that I’ve received from some of these advanced fee or overpayment scammers. So that right there is a red flag as well. So I want to go ahead and warn all the listeners to the show, especially those of you that are working professional photographers. Please don’t fall for this scam if it smells too good to be true. It always is as a general rule, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

22:09 All right. I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode of the Leon photography podcast. I want to thank all of my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might listen to this show, which also now includes as of about two months ago, radio.com we want to, again thank the folks@radio.com for adding this show to their library. I’d also like to ask all of my listeners to go ahead and share this show to your family and friends on social media and ask them to give it a listen and that they’d be so kind to five star rating and a review or you can leave a comment. Either one. Please. Also be sure to stop by the Facebook group. For the Liam photography podcast. It is open to all photographers and lovers of photography, but it is a closed group and you do have to answer one question in order to join the group.

23:03 And that question is what is the name of the host, which is myself. You can either put Liam or Liam Douglas and I’m doing that to keep out the scammers and spammers and bots and all that stuff, but also to make sure that the only members in the group are actual listeners of the show. Uh, once you become a member of the group, you are free to upload five images every 24 hours. You can either do them one at a time throughout the day or you can do a batch upload and let Facebook make it a little photo slideshow thing. Please only share your own original work. Please do not share the work of other people, even if you have permission that will get you blacklisted from the Facebook group. I only want you sharing your own original work to the group and sharing it with others. You are welcome to post your images and request a creative, creative criticism or critiquing. You can just put cc please in the post and someone in the group or myself. We’d be more than happy to take a look at your photos and give you some honest feedback on what you could do to tweak or improve your photography.

24:16 All right, I am going to go ahead and end this episode and I will see you all again next week. In episode 36

Episode 34: New Canon Firmware, Lenses, Sony’s New APS-C Offerings…..

In this episode Canon teases new firmware for the EOS R and EOS RP, which will greatly improve the AF and EyeAF. Canon also announces their latest RF lenses. Sony announces their new APS-C bodies and Samyang releases a new 18mm F/2.8 Sony E-Mount lens.

Canon Teases New Firmware for EOS R and EOS RP

https://fstoppers.com/gear/canon-teases-impressive-firmware-update-improved-af-eos-r-and-eos-rp-coming-soon-402692

Here Come the new Canon Mirrorless Lenses

https://fstoppers.com/gear/here-come-canon-mirrorless-lenses-402336

Sony’s new Flagship and Entry Level APS-C Bodies

Sony Unveils New Flagship a6600 and Entry-Level a6100 APS-C Cameras

Samyang Releases new 18mm F/2.8 E-Mount Lens for Sony

Samyang Launches Ultra-Compact 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

00:01 Canon teases an impressive firmware update. To improve the I detect auto focus in the Eos R and RP. Here comes some new Canon mirrorless lenses, Sony unveils two new flagship crop body cameras and Sam Yang launches an ultra compact 18 millimeter lens for Sony. Email all of this on episode 34 of the Liam Photography Podcast.

00:45 you’re listening to the Liam Photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 34 I want to take a moment to thank all my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing the show on an iTunes or anywhere else that you might listen to your podcasts, which includes Google, uh, Google play as well as Spotify and as of a month ago, radio.com and if we want to of course thank the good folks@radio.com for adding this show to their library. I’d appreciate it. Also, if all of my listeners, we take the time to share the link to the show and ask your friends and family members to give it a listen, give it a five star review if you don’t mind or leave some comments. You can also join the Facebook group. I’ll talk about more about the Facebook group at the tail end of the show. So the first thing I want to talk about in this week’s episode, cannon teases impressive firmware update with improved AAF or the eos are in RP to be released soon while cannons RF lenses had met with general acclaim.

01:49 Many photographers had been clamoring for a more professionally oriented eat mt body from the company while that camera has not been announced yet. The firmware update recently teased by Canon seems to show a major improvement in autofocus performance on the way for both the Eos r and the Eos RP. The video posted by cannon shows side by side comparisons of auto focus performance with the new and the old foe firmware versions and seems to show major improvements in speed, accurately accuracy and usability in particular I detect autofocus appears to have been improved quite a bit now working at much further distances and holding focus more strongly as opposed to the old firmware in which the subject had to be very close to the camera in order for it to activate. Tracking also seems to have been, may have made great strides. Unfortunately, sports and wildlife photographers will still have to contend with the eos rs middling continuous shooting rate of five frames per second with continuous auto focus.

02:55 But for the people like wedding photographers, it surely a welcome or the sports and wildlife crowd. It’s good to see the autofocus performance moving forward nonetheless, knowing that these improvements will make their way into the upcoming professional level, our body. Now, as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes of this show, uh, I have no doubt that Canon’s going to be releasing an EOC, our professional body of it at some point in the near future. I have a feeling it may be coming at the tail end of this year, if not by the end of 2019 certainly by early 2020. Now, if you remember, as I also mentioned in previous episodes, I don’t believe Canon’s gonna release an hour an our replacement for their one DX, especially since they’ve already announced a one dx mark three, it will be released the first part of 2020 in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

03:52 Now more, more than likely, as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, the first professional body they’re gonna release will be something along the lines of an Ios r s. And the reason why I say that is I believe the first professional body they’re going to release is going to be a direct replacement for the current, uh, five d s and five d s. R. Um, and as I’ve mentioned before, I have the SR absolutely love that camera and I believe that’s going to be the first professional body that Canon’s gonna release. I believe it’s going to have dual card slots. I’m hoping that they will make both the card slots, s d and it’d be really nice if they make them both uhs too. Because as people have mentioned before with other camera manufacturers like Sony, why in God’s name would you put two SD card slots in a single full frame body and make one of them uhs one and the other one, uhs two defeats the purpose.

04:50 I mean the reason why people want dual card slots is for redundancy when they’re shooting in the event that they have a memory card. Failure by making one of the card slots uhs too. And the other one, uhs one you’re basically hamstringing the photographer because the uhs two slot is only going to record as fast as the uhs one slot as just the nature of the beast. That’s how technology works. So if you’re writing to both card slots at the same time, it’s only gonna write as fast as the slowest card slot. Now, according to recent information, the newest, uh, Sony Body, uh, which I believe is they a seven three or no, wait, no, the a seven r four. That’s right. That was the newest one. That one now has to uhs to SD card slots. Cannon would be smart to follow suit on this and I’m hoping that they do.

05:46 I’m hoping that they listen to what their users want, what their, what their customers want. It’s hard to tell though. Cannon’s never been overly known for listening to their, they tend to like to do things their own way. Old World, Japanese thinking. I believe a lot of people speculated that’s the reason. Although it is interesting because somebody who’s a Japanese company as well and yet they tend to listen to their customers and give their customers exactly what they asked for. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens. As far as a pro body, again, I believe the Eos r s will be the first pro body that cannon releases. I don’t know if they’re actually going to call it that or not, and I predict it’s probably gonna have a 75 or a hundred megapixel sensor because Gannon’s not about to be outdone by Sony’s newest camera that has a 60 60 or 61 megapixel sensor.

06:38 Yeah. Gannon’s not gonna let that slide. They’re known for being the king of sensor size, so as far as megapixels, so I’m sure they’re going to retake the crown soon. Now I did watch this video and I’ll share a link to it in the show notes for this episode of the side by side comparison of the current firmware versus the new firmware that they’re going to be releasing some time in the near future. The new firmware looks absolutely amazing. The, I detect autofocus does work a heck of a lot better than it does right now, especially when it comes to the distance between the subject and the camera. So I’m really excited about that. And again, that’s one of the things I really do love about mirrorless cameras is the fact that the manufacturer can release a major firmware update that basically revamps the whole camera for you.

07:26 A lot like Hasselblad has done for years. Would their medium format digital uh, digital camera bodies where you buy the camera one time and yeah, maybe depending on which model you get, you may be paying up to $30,000 for a Hasselblad body, but chances are you’re never going to buy another camera again as long as you live. You’re going to keep that one. You’re going to use it for years and years and years and they’re going to continually release major software updates for the camera that basically give you new features, new functions, new get new capabilities, all kinds of crazy stuff. I mean they’re basically like a computer and you just out upgrading the operating system to get new features that the hardware was already capable of but wasn’t in the original software because it took time to flesh it all out. That’s just the nature of the beast.

08:14 All right. Now the next bit of news I want to talk about and this episode is the arrival of cannons, new mirrorless lenses or their RF mount bodies. The Eos are an RP, so cannons, mirrorless lenses had been esoteric, exquisite, and some of them ridiculously expensive. As I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I still have no idea why the 50 millimeter or 1.2 l even though it’s got better glass and it’s got newer technology behind it, all that good stuff. I still don’t understand why they feel that warrants $1,000 higher price tag and the 50 millimeter 1.2 for the f mouth and they did the same thing with the RF 28 to 70 f too. It’s like $1,300 more expensive than the 24 to 70 f 2.8 l that’s already on the market. And yet other lenses that they released, and I’ve given this example before, their standards, 35 millimeter non l m f 1.8 cells for the same price is their eff, 35 millimeter f two and again, the same thing with their 24 to one oh five I s f four Lens, both the f and the RF models.

09:34 So for the exact same price. So the pricing on the RF lenses has been really confusing for me from the beginning. And I can’t seem to get any answers from anybody on Canon’s side. I’ve reached out to several people at Gannon and nobody has really gotten back to me with, uh, with a decent answer on it. Um, so I guess we’ll never find out. Um, but as I mentioned, you know, the RF 28 to 70 f two is an amazing Lens. There’s no doubt about that. So it was the 50 millimeter RF, 1.2 l everybody that has used either of these lenses clamor about how amazing the quality of the images are that you get with them. But again I do not see where they get the ridiculously higher price tag from. So if you’re a photographer who is more used to the standard 24 to 70 f 2.8 you’ll be pleased to hear that Canon launched exactly that lens with availability in late September of 2019 one pleasant surprise is that the lens will have image stabilization something Canon shooters have been clamoring for in the 24 to 70 f two eight four years.

10:42 It also comes with three ultra low dispersion elements, three a spherical elements and air spear coding as well as a customizable control ring of course. And we’ll also feature nine aperture blades and 21 elements in 15 groups while coming in at a more manageable 1.98 pounds and 2199 for the price tag. And there is a link where you can preorder that Lens. I’ll make sure I include the link in the show notes for anybody that might be interested. Along with the 24 to 70 RF 2.8 L I s USAA l USM Lens will come the RF 15 to 35 f 2.8 L I s USM, the wide angle component of the standard f to Zoom Holy Trinity. This lens will feature image stabilization as well along with nine aperture blades, 16 elements and 12 groups and a weight of 1.85 pounds. It is currently expected to cost 2199 as well and will be available in late September along with the 24 to 70 f 2.8 it also comes with two ultra low dispersion elements, three a spherical elements and aerosphere coding as well as the customizable control ring and I will include the link in the show notes where you can preorder yours if you’re interested in placing your order today.

12:07 All right and the next segment, because I don’t want to be getting hate mail from the Sony lovers out there, Sony unveils new flagship, a 6,600 and entry-level, a 6,100 aps c cameras after weeks of rumors and speculation and leak spec. Sony has finally unveiled the two HPSC mirrorless cameras we’ve been expecting for awhile now. The flagship Sony a 6,600 with ims and a bigger battery and the entry level Sony a 6,100 for photographers and vloggers on a budget

12:42 The hero product from today’s announcement was no doubt the long awaited Sony a 6,600 the flagship APC mirrorless camera officially replaces the Sony a 6,500 and boast all of the latest autofocus technology that was missing from its precursor. Inside, you’ll find the same 24 Megapixel, a PSC sensor with bionic as x image processor, 425 point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage and a flip up three inch 921 k. Dot. Touchscreen LCD that you’ll find on the a 6,400 and the ace 6,100 that means the same 11 frame per second burst shooting with auto focus and auto exposure. The latest real time tracking aff and the ability to record over sampled for k 30 p video with full pixel readout and a super 35 millimeter format. Now what sets the 6,600 apart from the rest of the lineup is its magnesium alloy body five axis and body image stabilization. The ability to use real time. I detect auto-focus during video shooting, the inclusion of Mike and headphone jacks and a larger grip than houses. Sony’s much improved z battery and they do have a, as part of the announcement at video, which I will include in the show notes for this episode.

14:11 it’s only a 6,600 will begin shipping in November, but you can already preorder it for $1,400 for the body only or $1,800 in a kit with the Sony 18 to one 35 millimeter lens for some sample photos and hands on first impressions from Sony Alpha Ambassadors. I will share a post from Alpha universe. Also in the show notes. By comparison, the Sony a 6,100 doesn’t offer as many professional grade features. Let the internals of this entry level, a PSC mirrorless camera are still quite powerful like the ace 6,400 and the 6,600 and it’s only 6,100 boasts a 24 megapixel aps see sensor by on as ex image processor and a 425 point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage. It to can shoot it up to 11 frames per second with autofocus tracking features a three inch flip up touchscreen LCD over-sample four k video recording with full pixel readout and Sony’s real time tracking autofocus system is included as well.

15:21 Where it falls short of its more expensive sibling is the 1.4 4 million. Dot EBF down from 2.3 6 million and the a 6,460 600 and a slower, slightly lower ISO range that maxes out at 51,200 instead of 102,400 not that anybody would use ISO that large like the 6,400 you’ll get a mic Jack but no headphone Jack and since this isn’t flagship level, you can’t use IAF during video recording and there is also no in body image stabilization. Now I will also include the link to the video from Sony on the a 6,100 so you’d be able to check that out as well. There’s not a ton separating the $750 6,100 from the $900 Sony 6,400 making it a good option for budget friendly amateurs and bloggers who don’t mind Sony cutting a few corners as long as the photos and the footage aren’t effective. To that end.

16:26 If you’re interested in the Sony a 6,100 you can preorder yours today for 750 for the body only eight 50 and a kit with Sony, 16 to 50 millimeter lens and $1,100 in a two lens get with the Sony 16 to 50 and the 55 to 210 millimeter lenses combined, a 6,100 will begin shipping and October of this year. So after reading this article, I know there’s a lot of Sony shooters out there that are going to be excited. They’re going to be anxious to preorder these a a either one of these cameras depending on what their needs are. They do look fantastic. I watched the uh, the official videos from Sony. They look very impressive. And when the 6,100 having a price tag of seven 50 for the body, I mean that’s not bad, although I think it’s going to get harder for Sony because as I mentioned in an earlier episode when it was first announced and released, Canon came out with the Eos RP, which is still full frame and sells for only $1,200.

17:30 Now granted $1,200 is silver, $100 more expensive than seven 50 but there are rumors circulating that Canon is pushing to release a full frame mirrorless body for the thousand dollars price point or maybe a little bit below that at 900 and if that happens, it’s going to be a lot harder for somebody that currently shoots Sony to stick with the a 6,100 for seven 50 and get a crop body camera when for $150 more they you get full framed from Cam. And so that’s going to create some interesting controversy I think in the mirrorless camera world. We’ll have to wait and see. Uh, I know a lot of Sony shooters are, they’re called Sony Fan boys and girls for a reason because they’re die hard Sony and they’ll never switch away from Sony no matter what. But I don’t know, I think it would be interesting to see how tempted somebody might be if it comes down to well do I get the latest Sony Crop Body for seven 50 or do I buy the latest can and full frame mirrorless for $150 more and go full frame.

18:37 Definitely some food for thought. Whether or not that sub thousand dollar full frame camera does materialize from Gannon, we’ll have to wait and see. But it is something that is worth pondering something definitely to think about. Now, the last segment for this week, uh, last item I wanted to talk about is also for the Canon shoot or sorry for the Sony shooters out there, Sam Yang launches and ultra compact 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens for the Sony email. Now. Sam Yang Slash Rogan has announced a new ultra compact ultra wide angle prime first Sony full frame mirrorless cameras at just 145 grams light two inches long and 500 bucks. The new Sam Yang aF 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens is the most compact, lightweight and affordable super wide angle. Full frame lens for the Sony email despite its diminutive size, the Sam Yang broken on AFK 18 millimeter f 2.8 offers a Riddick, excuse me, ridic linear 100.1 degree angle of view when used on Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras attach it to the new Sony, a 6,600 and the lens crops to a narrower but still pretty wide, 27 millimeters with a 76.2 degree angle o view.

20:07 Optically, the lens was designed with nine ultra multi coated elements and eight groups including three a spherical, two high refractive index and three extra low dispersion elements to keep distortion and aberration in check even at 18 millimeters. The lenses. Minimum minimum woking focus distance is just 9.8 inches. And at boasts a step lists SDM motor for a quiet and smooth focus performance and they have some great images here. The Lens close up images of the Lens. I will, uh, include the link to this article in the show notes so you can check them out for yourself. And that does also include some sample images captured by a CN Yang broken on ambassadors showing different types of photography that they’ve captured with this lens from landscape to astro photography to sea scapes. All kinds of beautiful images here. And like I said, I’ll, I’ll include the art, uh, the link to this article in the show notes.

21:07 This is from Pettit pixel.com. To learn more about this lens and to see more sample images, visit the same Yang website, which again, I’ll include in the show notes, the Sam Yang broken on AAF 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens will begin shipping in October, but you can preorder it today for $500. Now, I must say, um, to be honest, lately I’ve been extremely impressed with Sam Yang slash broken on his lenses. As many of you are aware, I’ve mentioned in previous episodes a few months ago, I, uh, purchased the, the, uh, broken on MF 14 millimeter f 2.8 RF Mt. Lens for my Ios r and I use that every day for my full time real estate photography job. It is a fantastic lens. It’s a little bit of a bummer that it doesn’t have any electronics in it, like their lenses for Sony always do a, I guess maybe broken on, doesn’t have the same kind of relationship with Canon or Nikon, possibly that they have with Sony.

22:06 And that’s the reasoning behind it. Um, but I am very impressed with my lens. It may be manual only, but as I’ve said before, with the focus peaking turned on in the Ios are, it’s not a problem. It’s easy to make sure your shots are in focus all the time. And especially when I’m doing real estate work, I’m always shooting at f eight. So pretty much everything’s going to be, you know, everything’s going to stay evenly in focus across the entire viewing angle or viewing window of the Lens as you’re taking your shot, so no worries there. I’ve been extremely impressed with that lens so much so that broken on had asked me after I did a review of their 14 millimeter lens and provided some sample images that they could put on their official Instagram. They asked me to also check out their new 85 millimeter RF.

22:54 Now Lens for the Eos r and RP and that is another amazing, amazing Lens. Again, manual only Lens, but man does that same, make some beautiful images. I’ve been extremely impressed with both my broken on lenses and I think most tutors will be impressed with this stuff they offer for the the Sony email. This lens looks extremely promising. There’s some fantastic sample images here. I don’t see where anybody could go wrong by in this ultra wide 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens with the full auto focus system in it, their [inaudible] or further Sony email system. I mean, I don’t think you can go wrong now. I’m not sure off the top of my head what Sony is currently charging or what size a uh, wide angle they have for their email system. Now I did pause the recording to do a quick look on a, on sony.com for their lens selection, what they offer.

23:56 Um, they do have a 16 millimeter f 2.8. Um, it’s email, but it says for a PSC format only and that one’s two 24 99. So it looks like you might be better off with the, uh, with the road cannon in this case or the same Yang Lens because yeah, it’s 18 millimeters, but at least you can use it on both the full frame and the HPSC email bodies without any issues. So I think this lens is going to be really exciting for a really exciting new entry for the Sony shooters out there. And I’d be interested to hear if any of my listeners that are Sony shooters do go ahead and pre-order this lens. And when it comes in and you’ve tried it out for a little bit, reach out to me and let me know how you like it. Let me know if it performs the way you would expect a quality lens to perform on your Sony email body.

24:47 I would absolutely love to hear that. Now you could post a a comment in the Facebook group about this lens or you could either leave a voicemail or send a text at (470) 294-8191 that is the phone number for the show. That number again is (470) 294-8191 or you could shoot an email to liam@liamphotographypodcast.com all right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode of the Liam Photography Podcast, episode 34 I want to, once again thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show. Please share the show out with your friends and family on social media. Ask them to give it a listen and give it a rating if you would be so kind. Still trying to build up the audience more. We haven’t been doing too bad but I’d like to see it grow a little bit faster than it has been.

25:42 I know it takes quite a bit of time to build up a podcast and build up a decent size audience. I’d like it if I, you know, if we could pull off doing it before the two to five year mark with this show, but I guess only time will tell there. As I mentioned at the top of the show, uh, feel free to join the Liam photography Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook now you do have to answer one question in order to join the group because it is a closed group, but that question is what is the name of the host of the show? And you can simply put Liam or Liam Douglas, either one. We’ll get you in. Once you’re a member of the group, you’re allowed to post up to five photos per 24 hour period. You can either break them up and post them one at a time throughout the day or you’re welcome to post all five at once and let Facebook do its little photo slideshow thing for you.

26:32 You’re welcome to ask for creative criticism on your images by saying cc, please and please, whatever you do, do not share other people’s work. Even if you have permission. We do not want to see that only post your own original work. That’s what we like to see and we always love to see other photographers, whether you’re a pro or a hobbyist or an or an amateur, we’re always happy to see your work and give you pointers on you know, what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, what you can tweak, what you can improve. It’s all a process. People, we all learn together in the photography world and hopefully, uh, we can help you master your skills as a photographer, whether you’re doing it for a living or just as a hobby that you enjoy. All right, I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this episode and I will see you again next week. In episode 35

Episode 33: Leaked videos for EOS 90D and EOS M6 MK2 and actual specs…

In this episode I talk about recently leaked videos possibly from Canon on these two bodies and the officially announced specs.

Canon EOS 90D video leaked?

Canon EOS 90D promotional video appears to have leaked

Canon EOS 90D full specs from Canon

Canon EOS 90D full specifications

Canon EOS 6M MK2 leaked video?

Canon EOS M6 Mark II promotional video appears to have leaked

Canon EOS M6 MK2 official specs.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II full specifications

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Canon EOS, 90 d full specifications and promotional video appears to have been leaked and the same as the case with the Canon Eos m six mark two all of this on episode 33 of the Liam Photography podcast.

Liam: 00:34 you’re listening to the Liam Photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas. And this is episode 33. So I wanted to start off this episode by saying I apologize to my listeners that I wasn’t able to do an episode last week. I was in northeastern Pennsylvania on vacation. I was the first vacation I’ve had in probably seven or eight years, I mean, extended vacation, um, which was nice. And I got a chance to see my mom and my aunt and uncle, uh, spent some time with my son. I picked him up on the way up there and he went with me. And, um, I got to spend some time with my mom’s mom, my grandma gift card on my mom’s side of the family. She’s, uh, developing severe dementia, so it’s getting really rough. She frequently doesn’t remember anybody in the family. So, but other times she can remember some things in the past and sit and talk with you for a couple of hours about them that yeah, I just needed some time off to recharge my batteries, but I am back this week and I don’t want to depress my listeners at all. So, uh, I wanted to jump in and I know people are probably gonna pooh-poohed the fact that, uh, the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking quite a bit about these new canon cameras that are rumored to be getting ready to drop. And the main reason why I am is yes, of course I’m a canon shooter myself, but I’m also intrigued especially about the Eos 90 d um, because if you remember back in late 2018 and one of the first episodes of this show, I predicted that Canon was gonna replace the add

Liam: 02:08 and the 70 mark two that they were going to discontinue the 70 line and that more than likely they were going to combine those two cameras, upgrade the features a bit, the image sensor and stuff like that. And release it as the 90 d um, so that they’re,

Liam: 02:25 uh, sports shooters that use HPSC or crop body would still have an awesome camera to use. A lot of my friends, like I said before, had the 70 and then later the 70 mark too. They absolutely love it. It’s a great camera for shooting sports. Um, my friend, uh, Jeff Harmon from the master of photography podcast, he shoots a lot of high school sports with the 70 mark two and he’s a phenomenal photographer even though he considers himself only a hobbyists, don’t want to blow smoke up your up your chimney because he’s actually extremely talented and he’s also really good with post-processing. He’s created some really beautiful, uh, composite images of the students that he’s photographed using his skills in Photoshop, I believe. At least I believe it’s Photoshop using cause he’s doing some really amazing stuff with that and he’s an all around fantastic guy.

Liam: 03:16 And I, I’ve talked to him numerous times on Facebook and he’s been hoping that Canon was going to come out with a replacement for the 70 mark two. And when I told him that I had heard from my sources that they were discontinuing the 70 line, he was a bit bummed out. And I said, well, I said, but as I predicted on my show, my sources are telling me that the 70 and the add are going to get combined into a new camera that they’re going to call the 90 d and it’s going to have the best of both bodies, you know, as well as an image censure upgrade and some other stuff. So that, that made them perk up a bit and he’s been waiting to see if it was actually gonna happen. And that’s why I’ve been talking about it so much the last couple of weeks because it’s currently one of the biggest things that’s going on.

Liam: 03:58 And the camera rolled, as I said, there’s a lot of aps sport shooters out there that had been looking for a new body and hoping that Canon was going to deliver one and now it looks like they definitely are. So anyways, let’s get onto the first item on this week. Um, so this is from our August 21st. Um, it looks like somebody leaked in Official Canon Eos 90 d promotional video, a because it has cannons, watermarks all over it and it even says Eos 90 d in their standard fonts and everything. I mean, somebody could’ve faked and I guess, but it looks pretty legitimate. Um, these are the specifications from the video. Uh, the 90 d is rumored to have a 32.5 megapixel aps c sensor, uh, 45 AAF points that are all cross type, the digit eight processor, 10 frames per second shooting, which will make uh, folks like my friend Jeff Harmon happy because it will be great for sports as supposed to have four k video at 30 p and 25 p full HD at 120 p and 100 B, which of course is 10 80, uh, optical view of view finder with face detection, 100% view.

Liam: 05:14 Find your coverage 20 or 220 k. Dot. RGB Plus, I are metering a very angle touchscreen dust and water resistance. And it is also going to have an optional battery grip that BG 14. So if all of these specs are true, it sounds fantastic. It sounds like it’s going to be one heck of a great HPSC sports camera. Uh, I love the fact that it’s got a nice higher resolution sensor. I’m not sure off the top of my head with the sensor is on the 70. I want to say it’s like 20 or maybe 24, somewhere around there. And I think it’s about the same for the ATD. Um, so it’s getting a nice bump up, you know, after they combine the two cameras into a single body and you know, which gave us the 90 day, um, if it is going to have a 32.5 megapixel sensor, that’s great.

Liam: 06:08 That’s a bump up. It’s going to have the newer digital [inaudible] processor, which a lot of people love. It’s great, uh, processing, uh, and doing its work. Especially when you want to shoot, uh, sports, you know, where there’s, where you’re doing a lot of continuous 10 frames per second shooting. The better the processor inside the camera is, the better your performance with the camera will be. So all of that is fantastic. Now the battery grip is great. I know another friend of mine, Jared Polin from Frodo Boto has complained nonstop ever since Nikon announced the Z six and z seven and then release them that they did not offer a real battery grip for those cameras, but they instead offered was a battery pack add on thing that I guess lets you use I think two batteries in the camera at once, but it gives you no additional functionality.

Liam: 07:00 You don’t get the additional shutter button, you don’t get any of the extra control buttons that photographers like to have with a standard battery grip. Especially because a lot of photographers, you know, they buy the battery grip and they shoot mostly portraits. So they’ve constantly got the camera turned to portrait a orientation and it’s nice to still have your shutter and your other important control buttons at the top of the camera. So if you have a battery grip, like a Austin battery grips that can and makes for their cameras and icon is also made for theirs in the past. But for some reason they decided not to make one for the z bodies. Uh, you would still have all of your functional controls that you use most frequently, even when you had your camera turn to the portrait orientation instead of landscape and just makes life easier for photographers.

Liam: 07:48 And like I said, I know Jareds been pissing and Moan and never since the disease six and seven were announced because Nikon decided not to create a battery grip for either of those bodies. And that really pissed him off once. I don’t blame him. He does a lot of portrait work. Um, but Gannon has always, they, uh, they generally always release battery grips for their bodies and they do a great job with the battery grips. They’re very nice. They’re comfortable to use. The functionality is great. I’ve had some people say that, oh, you need to stick with the Canon or Nikon battery grips. Don’t buy third party ones. You know, the, you can’t rely on blah, blah, this blah, blah, blah. Uh, to be honest though, I tend to disagree and I’ll tell you why. To be honest with all of the camera. Canon cameras I’ve owned over the years, I’ve only ever had two actual cannon battery grips.

Liam: 08:38 A number of years ago I bought a Canon one, uh, Canon five d classic from a gentleman that I met on Craig’s list and he had the canon battery grip with it. So, you know, I got the whole thing as a package deal. And right now I have the Canon Eos, our mural is full frame camera and I did buy the optional battery grip for that because of my real estate photography. Um, I can go through a single battery fairly quickly in a day of shooting, you know, cause I frequently shoot hundreds of not thousands of photos per day. And um, so having the extra battery and the battery grip is great. Plus I like the feel of it with the battery grip better because I have, you know, considerably larger hands and a lot of people do. So I liked the additional beefiness of having the battery grip.

Liam: 09:26 Now I also love that the 90 [inaudible] is rumored to be dust and water resistant. I’m sure the level of deluxe Dustin water resistance isn’t on par with their pro bodies. You know, like the one dx mark two or the five d mark for the Ios are. But I can’t say that for sure. I do lots of fat for those that want to have it, that it does have four k video at 30 and 25 p and that it has a full HD at one 20 and 100 which I believe one 20 is generally used for your slow motion video. So last you make a lot of people happy. And I love the fact that it has 100% viewfinder coverage. I never understood, and I know they do it for specific reasons to reduce costs, blah, blah, blah, Blah that get you to buy it and upgraded camera, Yada Yada Yada.

Liam: 10:14 I’ve always personally thought it was idiotic to not just give customers a hundred percent viewfinder coverage and all camera bodies. Maybe that’s just me. I don’t know. I to me it would just make more sense. Um, but you know, the camera manufacturers are going to do what they’re going to do. So anyways, the specs sound fantastic. Now for the second part of this story, I want to go to another article where Canon has officially announced all of the specs for the 90 d and this happened today after the video was leaks. So this came out on August 22nd and here it is, the Ios 90 d is a powerful, fully equipped interchangeable lens camera providing you with everything you need at your fingertips to advance your photography as well as your video skills. Eos 90 he shoots a fast 10 frames per second continuous shooting with full auto focus tracking paired with the three engine very angle LCD touchscreen.

Liam: 11:11 The IOS 90 d allows you to get creative and photograph your subject from any angle. The camera also comes equipped with a 32.5 megapixel aps cc moss sensor and the ability to shoot four K at 30 frames a second and Taney ADP full HD video to 120 frame movie rate. The image sensor type is aps c c Moss of course, effective pixels, approximately 32.5 total pixels, approximately 34.4 the aspect ratio is three to two. Sensor cleaning is the EOS integrated cleaning system as always, color, filter type is primary color. Image processor is the digit eight, uh, Lens, Mount e,F and efs of course, focal length equivalent to 1.6. The focal length of the Lens. That’s only if you’re using ef lenses. If you using efs, then there’s no crop factor to those lenses because they’re specifically made for the crop body. Uh, cameras. The focusing method is dual pixel, c Moss, a AV which will make a lot of people happy.

Liam: 12:18 The AAF system and points 45 cross type AAF points. The eight f working range is ab minus three to 18 at 23 degrees centigrade and ISO 100 a also has spot one point a abs zone and a large zone. Um, so that sounds great. The AAF modes, fast phase priority. Afai focus, one shot AI Servo as well as movie Servo. AAF, continuous, a f I detection, which I am really surprised cause I didn’t think they could do either detection in a DSLR, but maybe they figured out a way to do it. I could be wrong, but I thought I’d always heard from a lot of folks that I detect auto focus was only possible in mirrorless cameras, but I gotta be wrong on that. So they’ll start sending me hate mail. All right, so a horizontal approximately the AAF areas, approximately 88% vertical. It’s 100%. The AIF lock locked when shutter button is pressed halfway.

Liam: 13:23 They a f assist beam intermittent firing, a builtin flash or admitted by optical dedicated speed, light AAF, micro adjustment. Adjust all lenses by same amount. Adjust by Lens. Um, manual focus is selected on the lens itself. Of course, uh, exposure control. It has a viewfinder shooting approximately 220,000 Pixel RGB plus I are metering sensor 216 zones at 18 by 12 TTL. Full aperture metering, live view shooting and movie recording 384 zone metering with image sensor Ab is one to 20 optical viewfinder Eby minus two to 20 live view. The metering range is EBS zero to 20 when movie recording auto in one shot. A F mode will evaluate a metering exposure as locked. One focuses achieved the AEE locked manual by a lock button and p t v Ab and manual mode plus or minus five VB in one third or one half stomp increments that the using the viewfinder, a plus or minus three Evie and one third or one half stop increments and live view or movie mode.

Liam: 14:40 The AEB is plus or minus three Eby one-third. It will one half stop increments. Otto is a 100 to 12,800 men and hundred a (220) 500-0600 maximum in one stop increments. The ISO sensitivity manual 100 to 25,601 third stop increments expandable to 51,200 equivalent minimum limit may change depending on the Lens. Now for the shutter or vertical travel. Mechanical focal plane shutter electronically controlled at all speeds. A creative zone, one to 16,000 a one one one 16 thousands and 30 seconds for ball mode. Basic zone one eight thousandths of a second and one second. Available range varies by shooting mode. White balance, the type of white balance, Ottawa balance with the image sensor, auto white balance, ambience, priority white priority, daylight shade, cloudy Tungsten light, white fluorescent light flash, custom color temperature setting, white balance compensation, a blue slash amber plus or minus nine Magenta and green plus or minus nine custom white balance is possible.

Liam: 15:59 Yes, you can configure one and it can be registered into the camera. White balance bracketing plus or minus three levels and single level increments. If you find her type is of course a pen of prison because it is a DSLR. Coverage is approximately a hundred percent vertical. Horizontal magnification is approximately 0.95 times. I point approximately 22 millimeter from ips to Lens Center diopter correction minus three to plus one and a and dash one diopter. The focus in the screen is fixed mirror, quick return half mirror. I’m just looking through the rest of the specs. I don’t want to bore you with all of them. I’ve actually gone through quite a few of them already, but there’s a lot, lot more here. And of course what I’ll do is, uh, in the show notes for this episode, I’ll share a link to this article from the Canon rumors.com website. But yeah, I mean there’s tons of specs here, so it looks like everything that they were able to previously pull as far as specs from the League to video on the 21st did pretty much come true and the official announcement on the 22nd.

Liam: 17:06 So again, this should make a lot of shooters happy, especially sports shooters, whether you’re a hobbyist or you happen to be approached. Some pros do still use crowd buddies even though I don’t personally. Um, and PR, I think it’s primarily because they can use the full frame lenses and get more reach with them with the 1.6 crop factor. Uh, but anyways, a lot of people should be excited about this. I’ll have to reach out to my buddy Jeff Harmon from the master of photography podcast and see if he’s planning on picking up one of these 90 ds to, to replace his current 70 mark two. I think it’d probably be a good idea for him and I, I’m not going to swear to it, but I think he’ll probably pull the trigger on that. It’s definitely a fantastic camera. Okay, so in the next segment, I want to talk the leaked promotional video for the Canon Eos m six mark two.

Liam: 17:53 Now, for those of you that may not know the Ios six, uh, Ios m six mark two rather is one of cannons, uh, mirrorless aps camera bodies. And this is the second one in the m six line. The video, again, like the one for the 90 d does look like an official video from Canon. It’s got their watermarks all over it. But of course, and this day and age, it could be counterfeit. You never know. I will have a link to the video in the show notes or you can check it out yourself. This is what we can gather from the late video for the Eos and six mark to specifications from the video. 32.5 Megapixel, a PSC sensor, same thing that’s in the 90 d digit eight processor. Now this camera is supposedly going to be capable of 14 frames per second. Rob Burst to 30 frames per second up to ISO 26,500.

Liam: 18:51 I detect auto-focus if capable down to minus five ab four k video, but it doesn’t say the frame rate and full 10 80 p HD at 120 frames per second for slow motion and it will also have a removable OLED viewfinder. Now these specs sound pretty cool. It sounds like, um, if the specs are true that this could actually be a great little a sports camera, especially with the 14 frames per second. Um, if it is accurate, that would make it faster than the 90 d. Um, and then of course being at some mirrorless body, it would be a lighter body than the 90 days. So that would be a, when there is, well we will have to uh, check and see if that, um, does pan out as being true. Uh, and hopefully it is, that would be fantastic. It would give our hobbyist photographers and uh, semi pro or hobbyist sports shooters, two camera bodies to choose from the 90 d at 10 frames per second and the Eos m six mark, two at 14 frames a second, both of them with the same sensor and both of them with a digit eight processor.

Liam: 20:02 So that would be really cool. Now I wanna switch gears for this section to the actual full specifications as announced by cannon. And it says here, the Eos m six mark two is a stylish, compact and lightweight mirrorless camera that doesn’t compromise on speed or quality, whether you’re shooting stills or movies. The Eos m six mark two features the option to add on an electronic view finder so that you can shoot the way that feels most comfortable to you. Enjoy a high image quality with the cameras. 32.5 megapixel APSC sensor. Ensure you never missed the shot when the maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 14 frames per second at a maximum raw burst mode of approximately 30 frames per second. So it looks like the rumors from the video that was leaked a couple of days ago are true. The image sensor type is the PSC see moss 32.5 megapixels total pixels approximately 25.8, but I think that might be a typo cause usually total pixels in the higher number a image quality, you have l m s one s two ra and c Ra.

Liam: 21:11 The censor cleaning is the EOS integrated cleaning system. The color filter type is primary color image processor digit eight. Lens Mount is the f Dash m e F and efs compatible via mount adapter, the a f two eos m mount adapter. Um, so you would be able to use your other lenses on a disc well, um, with a native adapter from Canon that would, uh, ensure that you could use those other types of lenses without having any compatibility or performance issues. Okay. So the focusing type is dual pixel cmos as system maximum focusing area approximate relative to capture image horizontal 88% vertical 100% and uh, let’s see here. The maximum are, I’m sorry, the number of focusing area available for automatic selection, face tracking, AAF Max 143 point okay. Selectable positions for AAF point Max 54805000400 81 zones max number of ar points. Same with number of AAF area available Max of 143 focusing brightness range ab minus eight to our mat minus five to 18.

Liam: 22:25 Uh, AAF modes, one shot, AAF Servo af touch and drag. AFI Detection, AAF, one shot and Servo face and tracking a f lock lock when shutter button is pressed halfway with or via the a lock button. A ethicist beam via led assist beam and with F and efs lenses, select via auto focus manual focus switch on the [inaudible] with manual focus on the EFM lenses. Select the via dedicated manual focus button. Other customizable buttons you can toggle AAF and MF modes. Manual focus, peaking, available, available level high, low color, red, yellow and blue. Pretty much the same thing that’s in the eos are in RP for the manual focus peaking, which does come in extremely handy, especially if you have manual only lenses that you shoot with like I do for my real estate photography. I use the amazing Rogan on our f 14 millimeter f 2.8 Lens, which is a great lens for real estate photography because it allows me to get nice wide shots.

Liam: 23:34 And the fact that the EOCR has both the focus guides and the focus peaking, um, I can’t use the focus guides cause they only work with lenses that have electronics inside them. And of course my roping out, there’s not, but the focus peaking works perfectly fine and allows me to get amazing shots without worrying about being out of focus. Now for exposure control metering modes, 384 zoned 24 by 16 metering with image sensor center weighted average metering supported l valuate of metering supported still images. E V minus two, two 20 a metering range for movie is Eby zero to 20 a Alok stills auto manual and movie mode. Manual exposure compensation plus or minus three Eby in one third stop increments or half stopping commits AEB plus or minus three Evie and one third stop increments or half stop increments. And for stills you have creative zone.

Liam: 24:34 Um, ISO is automatic. Uh, you have auto ISO and you have range of ISO 100 to 25,600 manually sat 100 to 25,600 high equivalent to ISO 51,200 basic zone ISO auto various by shooting mode. ISO sensitivity for movies, shooting with auto exposure. ISO Auto 102 12,800 expanded in creative zone shooting with manual exposure. ISO Auto 100 to 12,800 manually set ISO 100 to 12,800 shutter type electronically controlled fogo place shutter, uh, with 32 one four thousands of a second one third stop increments. Bald total shutter speed range available range varies by shooting mode. White balance type, auto white balance with the image sensor. You have auto white balance, daylight shade, cloudy Tungsten Light, white fluorescent, light flash, custom color temperature, white balance compensation settings, one blue amber plus your mind minus nine levels, Magenta, green plus or minus nine levels. Custom white mode. A white balance is possible, however, not available for monochrome creative filter or bra burst mode images.

Liam: 25:52 A viewfinder type is an optional electronic viewfinder EVF dash DC one or EVF dash DC two when the EVF Dash d c to customizable and toggle via info button. Uh, one is live view image with exposure info. Two is live view image. Basic Info three is live view image with full information. And I’m not going to go into absolutely all of the specs for this camera because there’s a lot more here and I don’t want to bore my listeners to death. Uh, again, I’ll include the links to this article from cannon rumors.com so that you can browse through the entire list of specifications for the Eos m six mark two and then you can decide if this is the camera for you. Now, like I said, both of these camera announcements are pretty exciting. Um, in my opinion, either one of these APSC bodies would be fantastic for hobbyists or amateur sports shooters.

Liam: 26:49 You’ve got the Eos 90 d of course, which is what’s known as a prosumer camera. It’s in between their pro level cameras and there consumer level cameras and kind of gives you the best of the both of both worlds with the capabilities that they brought into it from the ATD as well as the capabilities they brought into it from the 70 mark two you got 10 frames a second, you got 32.5 megapixel sensor with the digit eight processor and you have all of those same hardware specifications on the Eos m six mark two. However, the mark two is capable of 14 frames a second and raw [inaudible] to 30 frames a second. So if you’re looking to really have your, the most frames per second and the Eos m six mark two might be your better bet. Now there’s no mention in these, uh, official SPEC release articles on the pricing for these camera bodies.

Liam: 27:43 I’m sure Canon will be announcing that sometime soon. Now that they have are released the official specifications, um, usually they’ll do an official, uh, live announcement or video announcement or whatever you wanna call it. Um, and let you know when you’ll be able to preorder these cameras and what the cost will be. But in my opinion, my humble opinion, either one of these cameras will be fantastic for shooting sports. If you’re a somebody who likes to shoot sports and wildlife, but you don’t have the deep enough pockets to buy, you know, something like a one dx mark too. Um, this, these would definitely be a better option and definitely a lot more cost effective, less, uh, less harmful to your piggy bank, so to speak. And I honestly believe any one, I’m just going to either one. I’m just going to do a fantastic job.

Liam: 28:29 The spectrum, amazing. Uh, between the two cameras. Uh, most of the major specs are 100% identical, so you’re going to get the same level of Boston performance with either camera. But as I mentioned earlier, um, me personally, if I was trying to decide between these two, I would probably go with the [inaudible] mark two just because you get the extra four frames, a second standard and rob burst, you get up to 30 frames a second, which is three times with the Eos. A 90 d is capable of, but that’s something you’re going to have to decide for yourself. Now the other advantage of the Eos m six mark two is it’s going to be a considerably lighter camera than the 90 d because the 90 d is of course still a DSLR. So it’s got to mirror the pen of prison, all that extra stuff that the m six mark two does not, which will allow the m six mark to, uh, to be considerably lighter and smaller.

Liam: 29:20 Now the one thing I didn’t see mentioned here, and I honestly don’t know because I’m not an expert on Canon’s a m series. Uh, Merrill-Lynch crop bodies is whether or not they offer or they will offer a battery grip for the Eos m six mark two. Uh, I’m assuming they might, but I could be wrong because like I said, I’m not an expert on cannons HPSC Marilyn bodies. Uh, but if you could get a battery group for that, yes, it’s going to add a little bit of weight to the camera, but I guarantee you it’s still be a much lighter package even with a battery grip than the 90 d would be probably with or without the battery grip just because of the difference in weight between mirrorless and full frame. And the fact that the m series cameras tend to be fairly small to begin with.

Liam: 30:04 Uh, something similar in size to the the SL line or maybe they’re a little bit smaller than the Sli and I’m referring to the sl one, two and threes, uh, which are fantastic APC bodies for people to have smaller hands. They’re great for those, those kinds of people to do their photography and, and have a camera that’s more comfortable. All right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this episode. You have been listening to episode 33 of the lamb photography podcast. I’m back again from vacation last week. I want to thank all of my listeners once again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show, which does now include radio.com. Want to thank the folks@radio.com for indexing the show on their platform. We really appreciate it. Be sure to swing by the Liam photography podcast Facebook group.

Liam: 30:57 You can join the Facebook group. It is a private group, uh, to join. You just have to answer one security question and that is what is the name of the host of the show, which is myself. You can put either Liam or Liam Douglas, either one will get you into the Facebook group. You are allowed to post five images every 24 hours, uh, to the Facebook group. Please make sure they are your own images. Do not share other photographers images. Do not steal other photographers images and posting them to the group or you will be blacklisted. A, we only want you to post your own stuff in there. If you would like a creative critique on, uh, creative criticism on your images, just put cc please. In the post, and as I mentioned in earlier episodes, you can either upload one photo every few hours or you can put all five of them in at once and let Facebook create a soul slideshow thing for you. Either one is perfectly fine, but again, please do not post other people’s work, only your own original work. All right, I want to thank you again for listening and I will see you again next week in episode 34

Episode 32: Canon EOS 90D and EOS M62 Announcements & More….

In this episode, more on the Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 II announcements, Tamron talks about EOS R and EOS RP lens compatibility and Nikon releases their 1st Quarter FY2020 numbers.

EOS 90D and EOS M62 Announcements
https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-90d-and-canon-eos-m6-mark-ii-announcements-coming-at-the-end-of-august/

Tamron issues announcements on EOS R and EOS RP Lens compatibility.
https://www.canonrumors.com/tamron-issues-notice-about-canon-eos-r-and-eos-rp-compatibility/

Nikon 1st Quarter FY2020 Numbers
https://nikonrumors.com/2019/08/06/nikons-1st-quarter-fy2020-financial-results-are-out.aspx/

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Gannon’s announcement and the Eos 90 d and Eos m six mark two are expected by the end of August of this year. Tamarin Issues Notice About Canon Eos r and ROP compatibility and Nikon announced as their first quarter FYI 2020 financials. All of this on episode 32 of the Liam photography podcast

Liam: 00:40 you’re listening to the land photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 32 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show and also be sure to check out the Facebook group that’ll be mentioned at the tail end of the show. Onto our first bit of news this week, [inaudible] is expected to make their official announcements on the Ios 90 d and the Eos [inaudible] mark to mirrorless HPSC bodies at the end of August of this year. It’s been recorded for quite some time that the Canada 90 d and Eos and six mark two would be now on or around August 28th, 2019 and we have further confirmation and these report. This is the full list of products being announced at the end of August, including the official announcements for the two RF Mt. Lenses, the Canon Eos 90 de body with 18 to 55 millimeter kit lands or 18 to one 35 millimeter Kit Lens at Canon Eos [inaudible] mark two will come and black and silver.

Liam: 01:50 You can get the body only or the body with 18 to 45 millimeter kit or the body with the 18 to 150 millimeter kit and the EVF get will also be available. Also announced at the end of August. We’ll be the Canon RF 24 to 70 f 2.8 L I s USM Lens and the Canon RF 15 to 35 millimeter f 2.8 L I s USM Lens Lens Hood eew. 88 e and EDW 88 f will also be released. Uh, uh, now so the announcement will be made at the end of August of 2019 that Canon Cinema Eos see 500 mark two will likely be announced the following week. Rumored specifications for the Canon Eos and six mark. Two are out there though we’ve been unable to confirm them. It’s also been reported that some interesting suggested specifications for the Canon Eos 90 Day, but again, these are as of yet unconfirmed. Now if you remember, I was telling you a on some of the earlier episodes of this podcast that the current rumor was that a Canon Eos 90 d was going to be a crop body camera that was going to be a combination of the ATD and the 70 mark too.

Liam: 03:19 It was going to have a combination of those two body specs, but probably some upgrades as well. Now the reason for this is Canon has announced that they are not going to do a mark three version of the 70 mark two which is an extremely popular sports adi or APS PSC shooters. A lot of times hobbyist. We’ll buy that to use as a sports body, and my buddy Jeff Harmon from the master photography podcast shoots with the 70 mark to and absolutely loves it. Now the 70 mark two is a great body. It can do 10 frames, a second continuous shooting. So it’s fantastic for capturing things like high school sports, whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, uh, to be honest at 10 frames a second, you can even use it for shooting something like NASCAR or indycar racing because 10 frames a second would be more than enough to accomplish that task.

Liam: 04:13 Now, as I mentioned a moment ago, candidate already announced that they were no longer going to continue this 70 line and the rumors had been circulating that cannon did not want to snub. There are sports shooters that are shooting aps bodies, so they have rumors started swirling that Canon was going to do a combination of the add and the 70 mark two and that that new body would be called the Eos 90 d. So it looks like we’re getting quite a bit closer to final confirmation on that. We only have a couple of more weeks to go, uh, before the official announcement later on this month. And then we’ll have a lot more details and we’ll have more concrete specifications for this new body. Now the EOS and six mark. Two I mentioned that, uh, in a previous episode recently of this show, I think it was a couple of weeks ago, uh, as cannon was, uh, expected to announce both in eos m five, mark two and an m six mark two.

Liam: 05:12 And for those of you that don’t remember from the previous episode, both of those bodies are aps mirrorless cameras that use the eos m mantle lenses. Now, whether or not there’s any possibility down the road that Canon or a third party might offer some sort of adaptor to adapt other lenses to the Eos. And I highly doubt they would do it for the RF lenses because the considerable difference in size of the blade, uh, the ban at mount on the, uh, RF lenses and the shorter flange distance, I don’t see it happening. It may be a possibility, but I definitely would not hold my breath on that particular possibility. Now the next item I wanted to talk to you in the, or talk about in this episode as Tameron Issues, notice about Canon Eos r and r p Lens compatibility. And I would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of the following, Tamarind, d I and D I two lenses. Now remember the Dei lenses are the tamarind lenses that are compatible with full frame and crop bodies. Both the d I two lenses are the lenses that are made for a PSC Canon bodies only. So please do not try to use those lens on lenses on a full frame body as you can cause damage to your mirror and shutter assembly. So plan to be released,

Liam: 06:42 from our release dates will be our affirmer release dates will be announced once they are decided. The S P 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 d IBC, u s D for Canon s p sem needed 200 f 2.8 D I B c u s d a s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 Dib c u s d the s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 D I v C u s. D. Actually that one’s listed twice but they are showing two different models. The a zero zero five and the a zero three zero now there is also expected announcements for the s p 90 f 2.8 D I B c u s d macro Lens, also known as model f zero zero four for the cannon map compatibility as they are the p 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d mile a zero zero seven

Liam: 07:43 we’re in. We’re already available updating to the latest version confirms compatibility. If you update the firmware on these following lenses, they will be 100% compatible with the eos are in our p bodies. The 10 to 24 f 3.5 to 4.5 d I to be c h l d. Now remember being that is a crop body Lens. You will have to use the Eos r two r e f to our adapter. With that Lens you have the SP 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 D I v C u s d. G. To model a zero 41 you have the 17 to 35 millimeter f 2.824 d I o s d model a zero three seven 18 to 403.5 to 6.3 d I to v C h. L. D model B zero to eight we also have the SB 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d g to model a zero 32 e s p 35 f 1.8 d I B.

Liam: 08:55 C u s D model f zero one two the s p 45 f 1.8 d IABC USD model f 13 or zero one three the s p 70 to 200 f 2.8 d IBC USD g to model a a zero to five the 70 to 210 millimeter f four d IABC USD model a zero 30 for the SP 85 millimeter f 1.8 d IABC USD model f zero one six the SP 90 f 2.8 dei macro one to one VC USD model as zero 17 we also have the 100 to 400 millimeter f 4.5 to 6.3 TIBC USD model a zero 35 we have the SB one 50 to 600 f five to six dot. Three d IABC USD g to model a zero 22 as well as the sp one 50 to 600 at five to 6.3 d IABC USD model a zero one one all of these lenses will be fully compatible with the Ios r n r.

Liam: 10:14 P. Once you update the lenses to the latest firmware, operational Olien manual focus, no plan for new firmware, the sp a half 28 to 75 f 2.8 x r d I l. D. A spherical iff macro model a zero nine and other than that in manual focus mode, this lens will not be supported. There are no plans for a future for more update that would make that lens fully compatible with auto-focus. All Canon Mount Models released after May, 2019 are compatible in the Ios are and RP. Also note firmware updates can be performed using Tamryn’s tap in console sold separately or by visiting your local Tamron service center. So it’s a great maybe just for folks out there that like to buy and use tamarind lenses where their eos are in our bay. Now tamarind does make some fantastic glass. I try not to poopoo any companies or manufacturers and to be honest, when it comes to third party lenses for cannon, I’ve in the past had much better luck our usability and compatibility with tamarind lenses.

Liam: 11:32 Then with some of the sigma lenses, Sigma has gotten better in the last few years and their art lenses are phenomenal. But tamarind, I have never had an issue with any of their canon mount lenses from day one. Uh, from the time I’ve been sharing all the years I’ve been shooting Canon, and I’ve used some tamarind lenses here and there, I don’t currently have any tamarind lenses and I only have one sigma, which is my 12 to 24 art lens. But I have used enough tamarind lenses in the past to report that I have never personally run across any compatibility issues. Now, granted, I am talking back before the Eos r and RP were released. So I’m fairly confident that Tamarind didn’t run into any major issues with any of their canon lenses, uh, con being paired up with cannons DSLR bodies, whether they were full frame or a PSC crop bodies.

Liam: 12:27 All right. Now in getting to the third bit of news I wanted to touch on this week, and I apologize folks, this is gonna be a little bit of a shorter episode. I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Uh, doing my fulltime real estate photography work and my companies currently got me traveling out of state. And then I am also, uh, making a trip to Pennsylvania to visit with family and friends up there. But the last item I wanted to touch on this week is Nikon. Nikon has released their first quarter of FYI 2020 financial results and the imaging products business despite steady sales for full frame mirrorless cameras and they’re interchangeable lenses. Unit sales of both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type and the Compact digital cameras spell admits the shrinking market. In addition, the initial costs for the interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras also led to the decline in revenue and profits regarding the business environment for the fiscal year ending March 31 2020 in the imaging products business, both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type market and the Compact digital camera market.

Liam: 13:35 Our forecast to continue to shrink unit sales of the high end full frame camera or a camera increased mainly in Europe and us thanks to growth in sales of ml camera, however revenue dropped and uh, impacted sharply and largely by reduced sales of entry. And Mid DSLR cameras and Asia, including China. In addition to the sales impact above the initial development costs for new ml camera lenses, suppressed the profits camera market, the camera market continues to shrink. Sales volume reduction is expected in each category, although efforts will be continuously made to expand the sales of an l cameras and z Mt. Lenses. Declining revenue entry to mid-level DSLR and compact DSC is expected to suppress the overall revenue investment for the ML lineup. Expansion increases compared to the previous years. So what it looks like basically folks is everybody’s feeling the pinch of an ever shrinking camera market and it’s not just knock on and I’m not picking on them in any way.

Liam: 14:45 So I don’t want it the Nikon fans to start, start sending me hate mail about this. Janet has reported the same thing. Nikon is reporting at Sony’s reporting it. Fuji is reporting. It’s happening to everybody. I mean, let’s be realistic. The camera market as far as sales is shrinking and has been for a number of years now. Now, some of that is in part due to the sophistication and and, and, uh, uh, capabilities of smart phone cameras. And some of it just has to do with the fact that it’s just playing an ever shrinking market where fewer and fewer people are buying, uh, interchangeable lens camera systems, whether they’re DSLRs or mirrorless. Now, is this mean that Nikon’s going the way of the dinosaur? Absolutely not. All of these big camera manufacturers had been predicting that the markets were going to continue to shrink as we moved forward over the next few years.

Liam: 15:42 And we’re seeing with their financial announcements each quarter of the year, whether it’s this year or in 2018, 2017, there’s been a steady decline in camera sales and profitability and revenue from interchangeable lens camera sales, and whether it’s mirrorless or DSLR. So it’s going to continue. It’s a, it’s an ongoing trend. So it’s always gonna be going forward, a continually shrinking pie and you have more and more competition for said shrinking pie. It’s got to be interesting to see how things wash out over time. But I seriously doubt we’re going to see Nikon going the way of the dinosaur. I just don’t believe it’s gonna happen and I don’t think it’s going to happen with any of the major cam camera manufacturers anytime soon. Now, although Canon and Nikon were a bit tardy to the party entering the mirrorless full frame market as everybody I’m sure is aware of by now.

Liam: 16:39 I’ve talked about it in previous episodes as have other shows, uh, whether they’re podcasts or youtube channels as just the nature of the beast. And Canon and Nikon did a great job even though they were, like I said, they were tardy to the party. They did do a decent job with their first mirrorless full frame body offerings where they able to release their first body and have it be on par technology. And capability wise was Sony who’s been doing the mirrorless full frame camera body, uh, platform for about five going on six years now. No, of course not. They couldn’t come right out of the gate and you know, punch Sony Square in the face with their first offerings, but they did a good job. The Z six and z seven are both excellent cameras. So as the Ios are an RP, I absolutely love my ios are.

Liam: 17:31 Um, the one thing, and I’d mentioned it in earlier episodes as well, that I think cannon did better than Nikon, was the fact that cannon came out with high end glass right out of the gate and they also released the use ar with, I detect auto-focus right out of the gate. Even though it had limited functionality, at least it was there. Now icon does have it, but it took them considerably longer to release a firmware update that contained that new feature that pretty much all photographers are clamoring for these days, especially if you’re a portrait shooter and it’s just because it makes your life so much easier. And when the camera can get a lock on a subject’s eye for a portrait a without too, you really happened to do any thinking about it, it leads to better portraits. I can begin in the number of times I’ve seen portraits that would have been fantastic.

Liam: 18:21 And they were primarily ruined because the focus was a little soft because they missed hitting the eye. They ended up hitting the nose instead or the forehead or something else. And it ended up leaving the portrait fairly soft and relatively on usable. So having the eye detect auto focus is fantastic. Now Sony of course, has expanded. There’s considerably, uh, there I detect auto focus for portraits with humans was already really great and they made it even better. Right now, Sony has also, uh, expanded the playing field with their eye detect, autofocus being also compatible with animal eyes. And it may sound silly, but hey, there are people out there that make a really good living doing a portrait for a pet portrait photography. So don’t knock it until you try it folks. A, there’s always a way to make a dollar and a in the camera and photography world.

Liam: 19:15 And, uh, you know, some people think of a niche market and excel there and make lots of money and other people don’t because it never occurred to them. Um, it is a very niche market, but there are people out there making a living doing pet portrait photography. So, hey, if Sony wants to cater to those, uh, niche shooters by offering animal, I detect autofocus. I say, Hey, more power to them as great. And all this competition just means it’s gonna make the market better and better for all of us consumers. And anytime there’s more competition between companies, that’s always maximum benefit, maximum lay beneficial for us as photographers. All right, I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode. As I said earlier in the show, I apologize. It’s a little bit shorter than normal. I usually like to make them at least around 30 minutes a this one’s a little over 20.

Liam: 20:16 Uh, like I said, I’m, I’m on the road a lot this week. I’m doing a lot of traveling and uh, I don’t have as much time for the Sh, uh, recording these episodes this week. I’m trying to do my best, so I apologize. But I am a one man operation. Now I did want to remind my listeners to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook and click the button to request to join. You do have to answer a question in order to join the Facebook group and that question is who is the host of the show? You can put myself, Liam or Liam Douglas. Either one will do the trick and get you into the group. Once you are in the group, you are perfectly free to upload five of your own images every 24 hours. You can do them one at a time, every few hours or you can do them all at once and that Facebook creator, cutesy wootsy little slideshow thing for you.

Liam: 21:08 Either one is perfectly fine. All I ask is that you don’t share other photographers work. I don’t care if you have their permission, do not share the work of other photographers in the group that will get you banned and blacklisted and it’s just common decency. You know, we love having photographers in the group. We love having photography enthusiastic in the group and fans of photography and photographic art. In the group. So please just be respectful of other photographers only post your own original work to the group. That’s all asked now. And of course we have the security question to try to minimize the spammers and bots and all that stuff, which you know, everybody knows those things do nothing more than ruin a Facebook groups that could otherwise be fantastic. Now, I did also want to remind all of my listeners that you can call and leave a voicemail or you can send a text to the show at area code (470) 294-8191 you can call, like I said, and leave a voice mail or a text message.

Liam: 22:12 If you have a subject you’d like me to talk about on an upcoming episode of the show, or if you have a question related to photography, a photographic techniques, a, you want me to talk about a particular camera body or a lens or a possible lens or body review, whatever the case may be. Maybe you want some, uh, information on lighting assessory ways or studio gear of some Chi, whether it’s a backdrop system, uh, continuous lighting system, strobes, a speed lights, doesn’t matter. Feel free to call and leave a voicemail or text the show at (470) 294-8191 all right, I want to thank all of my listeners against per subscribing rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show, which also includes radio.com as a three weeks ago. So we want to thank the folks@radio.com for including our show and their podcast library, and I will see you all next week in episode 33

Episode 31: More Canon Rumors and More Info on Luminar 4, Lensbaby Enters RF Market

In this episode new Canon rumors and more on Luminar 4. Lensbaby enters RF mount market.

More on new Canon RF L Glass

Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019

Canon 35mm F/1.2 L USM?

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM coming in 2020 [CR1]

Canon to Regain MP Crown

Canon will reclaim their full-frame megapixel crown [CR1]

Lensbaby Enters RF Market!

Lensbaby brings their lenses over to the Canon RF mount

Luminar 4’s AI Powered Sky Replacement

Sky’s the limit: Luminar 4 introduces the first automatic Sky Replacement technology

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam 00:00 Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for Ludy release in 2019 cannon RF 35 millimeter 1.2 l coming in 2020 lumen are for introduces the first automatic sky replacement technology. Canon will reclaim the full frame mega pixel crown and the lens baby brings their lenses over to the Canon RF mount. All of this on episode 31 or the Liam photography podcast

Liam 00:46 You’re listening to the later photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 31 so in this week’s news from Canon rumors.com three of the four were a new RF. Lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019 team. Earlier this year, Canon announced six new RF MT lenses to a lot of fanfare. Unfortunately, we’ve only seen the RF 85 millimeter f 1.2 l u s m of those six to come to market the RF 24 to two 40 f four to 6.3 I s USM is scheduled to be released in September of 2019 but we have been told that three of the remaining four lenses will definitely come and 2019 the RF 15 to 35 millimeter f 2.8 l the RF 24 to 70 f 2.8 l are both scheduled to arrive in October. So don’t be surprised to see an official announcement in late August or early September and the RF 70 to 200F 2.8 l won’t be coming out until December of this year according to the latest information, but it will be coming to market before the end of 2019 this leaves only the RF 85 millimeter 1.2 l d s USM as the unknown in the group.

Liam 02:12 We haven’t heard anything about when we may see the defocus smoothing RF 85 millimeter lens or when it’s going to possibly hit the market. So this is great news for anybody that’s a Canon Maryland shooter like myself. Uh, I’ve said before in other episodes of the show that I’m strictly a Canon shooter with the exception of my a DJI Phantom three professional drone, my uh, GoPro cameras and my Lightro Il Lems that I like to play with from time to time. I’m pretty much a can and shooter and I do have the new ios are, which I love. It is a great camera and I use it daily for my full time real estate work. So these new f 2.8 lenses coming out before the end of 19 would definitely be an awesome thing. Now I’ve said in earlier episodes, I’m going to reserve judgment on it yet, and I’m not talking about quality or anything like that.

Liam 03:08 I know that they’re going to be amazing lenses because Canon frankly make some of the best glass in the world and they always have. The reason why I’m going to remain a little bit skeptical though is the pricing. I want to see what the pricing is going to be for these new lenses. And the reason why, as I mentioned in earlier episodes, to be honest, the RF 50 millimeter, 1.2 l is ridiculously overpriced at $1,000 more than it’s EFT cousin. And the same with the 28 to 70 f two in around a thousand or maybe it’s $1,300 more that more expensive than the 24 to 70 with 2.8 l so I know, I still don’t understand the reasoning behind it because like I’ve mentioned in earlier episodes, what’s the uh, non El 35 millimeter RF, m I s s TM Lens, which is an f two sells for the same price or I’m sorry, it’s an f 1.8 a sells for the same price as the f 35 millimeter f two and the 24 to one oh five in both the RF and the f versions sell for the exact same price.

Liam 04:24 So I still can’t wrap my head around why the 50 millimeter l and the 28 to 70 l are ridiculously overpriced when compared to their eff cousins. Now I understand there isn’t a 28 to 70 f two l n e f mount, but it’s the, you might as well say it’s the cousin to the 24 to 70 FTP 0.8 antelope and that’s what I used when I did the price comparison. So it’s going to be interesting to see if Canon decides to price these three new 2.8 lenses the same as [inaudible] ef cousins or if they’re going to go ridiculously more expensive like they did with the 50 millimeter in the 28 to 70 only time will tell. So all I can do at this point is sit back and wait and see when the official naps and that’s come out and see what kind of price point that they’re going to be hitting market at.

Liam 05:20 Now the second item, a little bit of tidbit, a noose from Canon rumors.com is that cannon could be building an f one point to set of prime lenses for the RF map. So far we have the stellar duo of the RF 51.2 l and the RF 85 1.2 l the non s version and according to the latest information they received more f 1.2 el prime lenses are coming. First up will be an RF 35 millimeter f 1.2 l USM that they’re being told to scheduled for release in 2020. Though on announcement date is a not known at this time and Canon rumors same sources also claiming that an RF 24 millimeter f 1.2 l USM is also possible but it isn’t currently on the product product roadmap for 2020. So again, it will be interesting to see if both of these other, uh, 1.2 l lenses do come to market and again what their price point is going to be if they’re going to be relatively along the same pricing as their ETF cousins or if they’re going to be considerably more expensive.

Liam 06:29 And I have a feeling that the pricing is going to be a lot of whether or not people decide to bite the bullet and buy these new lenses. All right. The third item I wanted to talk about on this week’s episode is Canon reclaiming their full frame megapixel crap. So after Sony announced the a seven r four, which I talked about in last week’s episode, Canon launched its full frame sensor megapixel count crown. The new Sony comes in at 61 megapixels include a clip saying the Canon Eos five d s in five d s r duo, which have a 50.6 megapixel full frame sensor up until Sony’s announcement. Of course, both those cameras by Canon word, the largest megapixel sensors and a full frame camera on the market. It has been rumored in the past that can and will eclipse 70 megapixels where they’re eos five d s replacement and that it will come to the Eos, our system and not the Ios DSLR side.

Liam 07:37 So that means no DSLR replacement for the eos five d s and five DSR, which I’ve mentioned in previous episodes. I had a feeling that Canon was not going to do a mark to have those two cameras because they were going to make their next high megapixel beast in the mirrorless side. We were told recently that Canon will indeed return to the top of the megapixel cal for full frame sensors with the release of the Eos are as, and again, they’re guessing on the name just as I am, but I’m predicting that that’s probably going to be what they’re going to call this model. There have been two sensors tested in the new ios our body and it’s possible that the camera may come with a sensor over 80 megapixels and as I’ve said in previous episodes, cannon has been working on and testing a 100 megapixel sensor for some time now, but we’ll have to wait and see whether or not that’s going to come to fruition.

Liam 08:33 The source noted that Canon is about to release brand new advancements in sensor technology and has quote unquote caught up to Sony. What this means is unknown at this time. The source did say however it can and will be getting into the SPEC wars, which of course will be music to the Internet’s ears as well as any photographers out there that are in the Canon camp like myself. Now again, like I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I was fairly confident when Canon announced the Eos are at the tail end of 2018 that one of the next bodies they would do. I didn’t suspect anything about the RP. I did not see that calming and it was really cool that Canon did do it for, for people that want to get into full frame mirrorless for, you know, as little money as possible. You know, if they have a limited budget.

Liam 09:25 So on students and stuff like that. Then coming out with the RP was a great thing. I did not see that one common, but if you remember on this show when you can and announce the eos are late last year, I predicted that one of their future models was definitely going to be a replacement for the five d s n five D Sr. And as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I do have the five DSR currently. Love that camera, the 50.6 megapixel sensor in that makes amazing images. It has great dynamic range. It makes beautiful landscapes, it makes beautiful, pretty much everything. Uh, and it’s a fantastic camera. And I was predicting, uh, in the beginning of this show from the very first episode that Canon was going to not release a mark two of the five d s and five GSR and would instead move their high megapixel platform to the mirrorless full frame side.

Liam 10:25 And it looks like that is definitely the route that they will be going. Now, to me that makes a lot of sense. It’s their latest technology. It’s their latest platform. They want to be shooting for the future going forward. And that’s the smartest way to do it is to come out with their high megapixel sensor in a version of the eos are body. So I’m definitely excited about that. That’s something that’ll definitely get, uh, my, uh, glands salivating to see the announcement on that and whether or not it’s going to get released in early to mid 2020, uh, I’m thinking it’s probable that it’s going to be released in early, the earlier part of 2020. Um, just because I think Gannon’s going to lie, you know, they’re gonna want to keep firing on all cylinders to really

Liam 11:15 working hard to catch up too. And overtake Sony. What’d you core? Sony has been in the full frame mirrorless market for about five years now. They’ve got a hell of a headstart, but with the amount of money that Canon has at its disposal for research and development, I have directed before on previous episodes that it wasn’t going to take Ken and more than 18 to 24 months tops from the time they got into the mirror was full frame world

Liam 11:44 over are overtaking, I should say Sony in the Maryland small frame market, so we’ll have to wait and see, but I have a feeling that’s where things are going to and if that is the way things are going to go, it’s a wonderful thing for everybody that shooting Canon, myself and anybody else out there and it’s just going to make the mark. It’s gonna make the market better for everybody because you’re going to have more competition. You know, you’re not going to have just one company totally dominating and a full frame, mirrorless world. You’re going to have more competition because so our Canon and Nikon are going to ramp up the pressure on Sony Canon more so probably the Nikon and I only say that because of the fact that Canon has more money for research and development than Nikon does because Canon’s more, they’re more widely divested in their portfolio of products and services and technology, so they have a lot more money to spend on research and development like Sony does.

Liam 12:44 All right. The next item I wanted to talk about on this week’s episode is Lens Baby. Now, if you’re not familiar with lens baby, and you may or may not be, Lens baby is a company that makes unique third or a third party lens manufacturer and they make unique lenses and what’s unique about them is they’re kind of a cross between a tilt shift lens and a manual soft Focus Lens and there they can make some really cool images. They’ve been around for quite a few years now. Well, Lens baby has officially announced that they are breaking their lenses over to the cannon RF mouth. Now they are the second company to do that. As you may remember from earlier episode, I mentioned that Sam Yang, a also known as [inaudible], uh, was going to be releasing some RF lenses and they have, they’ve released their RF 14 millimeter f 2.8 which I own in is a fantastic lens.

Liam 13:44 I use that as my primary lens for real estate photography because I can get nice wide shots with the properties and the rooms inside which make my clients happy. And they also have their 85 millimeter 1.4 portrait lens and an RF. Now, well now lens babies getting in on the RF mount action. And it’s fairly easy for these companies because all they have to do is replicate the new RF bay a net now because their lenses are manual only lenses, they don’t have to worry about, you know, reverse engineering, uh, Canon’s technology and their new autofocus, you know, platform and all that stuff on the ios are and RP, since all they have to worry about is matching their lenses up of the, the new bayonet mount to make them RF ready. It’s not surprising to see lens baby jumping into the RF market shortly after Sam Yang slash broken on did with some of their lenses.

Liam 14:45 So Lens baby has brought their lenses over the RF mount and they’re also announcing that their lenses now available with Nikon z. Now the following lenses will be available in both Maryland’s full frame mounts that compose your pro to the sole 22 millimeter, the sole 45 millimeter, which I have that one. That’s a great lens, but mine’s an ETF. Mount the velvet 56 millimeter and velvet 85 millimeter and there trio 28 millimeter. Now you can already order these lenses from Canon rumors dot coms affiliate partner Adorama and I will put a link to this article in the show notes so that you can check it out for yourself. Now, I did do a search before I recorded this show. And these lenses are not showing up on Amazon yet, so I don’t know if it’s a preorder only, um, or if maybe Adorama has some sort of deal struck with lens baby where they get to offer them first for a few weeks or a month before they’ll be available in other marketplaces.

Liam 15:49 We’ll have to wait and see. But it is exciting and like I mentioned a little bit ago, the Lens, maybe lenses are really cool. You can do some cool effects with them. Uh, but basically they’re the kind of Lens that you can adjust your aperture and depending on the model of the Lens, Baby Lens, sometimes it’s a, a disc that goes into the front side of the lens that’s held in place by magnets. And, uh, they come with different size disks are well discs with different size holes in the center. And that’s how you get your various apertures from f two all the way up to f eight or whatever the case may be. Um, and some of their lenses actually have, uh, a mechanical set of aperture blades where you can just turn a dial on the lens barrel and you can adjust the aperture that way.

Liam 16:39 And then primarily what you use these lenses for is you grab the sides of the Lens and you pull back and squeeze to the laughter, right? And you can create a cool tilt shift effect that can create soft focus. It creates emphasis on a small area of your image, a small portion of your image area. Um, it makes everything else blurred out in soft and creamy. So you can do a lot of cool and creative stuff with them. Uh, one of the members of my old photography club when I was living on the west side of Atlanta, the East Atlanta Photo Club, uh, her name is Pauline pudge. She loves the Lens Baby. She uses them all the time and she even has some of her images on lends baby.com website. So you can go over there and check out her work and see some of the other cool things that you can do with these interesting manual lenses that can give you some really cool images and cool image effects.

Liam 17:37 So I recommend you head over to Lynn’s baby.com and check it out if you’re not familiar with their lenses. Now the next item I wanted to talk about in this episode is Luminor for Luminar is a hugely popular photo editing software made by a company called Skylon and Skylon will be releasing version four of their software in the fall of 2019 preorders for the new version have gone live already. There are two ways to preorder lumen are for, as I mentioned in last week’s episode, or maybe it was a week before a lumen. Our four plus signature looks bundle for $59 the regular price would be 138 or you can get a or four plus signature looks plus the lumen. Our three bundle for $99 the regular price on that package would be 208 so substantial savings. Now per our press release, utilizing the proprietary technology based on machine learning, Luminar for r four will be the first photo editor to have a fully automated Skye replacement tool to save artists hours of editing from their headquarters in Bellevue, Washington skylon announced the upcoming release of Lumen are for that ships.

Liam 18:52 This ball continues to push innovation forward with machine learning tools. In addition to the new AI Skye replacement tool, alumina, our users can expect to see more machine learning present in Luminato for whether it’s easy to use interface and sensible workflows. Luminar four is a great choice for creatives looking to move their photography forward and away from using Adobe software. We lumen our four. We continue to empower everyone who loves photography to make incredible images faster and easier. Said Alex set co CEO of Skylon. No one needs a simply a no one needs simply another photo editor these days. That’s why with every lumen our update, we bring photographers something truly meaningful, something that’ll really level up their creative skills and lumen. Our 2018 skylon introduced the AI sky enhancer filter, helping you add depth and color back into flat, more blown out skies. And earlier this year skylon added the accent AI 2.0 filter DiLumen our three a powerful content aware of filter powered by machine learning to automatically enhance images.

Liam 20:06 Now with Lumen, our four AI sky replacement offers the first automatic tool for replacing skies in your photographs. Machine learning tools like these are the foundation of the luminaire platform, helping to save photographers hours of manual labor so that they can create their creative dreams. Now you may be wondering why AI sky replacement sky replacement methods have become popular in recent years with landscape photographers, especially in order for them to truly showcase their creative vision. Up until now, photographers have spent minutes or even hours manually replacing skies through tools like smart selection, luminosity, masking, overlaying layer bands, layers, masking, smart brush, color range, and more. And even with all those tools, it was hard to get a perfect sky with the development of AI Sky replacement as been equally challenging. Skylab is machine learning. Technology means that photographers can apply a realistic sky to their photograph in mere seconds, freeing up more of their time to be creative.

Liam 21:15 And again, you can go ahead and preorder luminar for either one of the bundles with three included or without it and save yourself a bunch of money. Now I’m really excited about this because as most photographers have, I’ve had times where, you know, I was getting a fantastic landscape shot but was really upset because the sky sucked, to be honest, especially after I got back home and loaded them up on my imac to do my editing. And then it’s like, man, the scene is fantastic, but the sky sucks. It’s just blowing out or it’s totally blah, you know, because it wasn’t a beautiful day with blue sky and white fluffy clouds and all of that good stuff. So I mean, yeah, it happens to everybody. You know, every, any photographer can end up with a, you know, a photograph that’s got a really great scene and a crappy sky.

Liam 22:05 So I’m really excited to see how this AI sky replacement works, how well it works when Luminar four is released in the fall and as I mentioned in the for a previous episode where I first talked about their bundle deals on women or for uh, I am alumina or affiliate so I always get the upgrades for free. Uh, I was also a preexisting customer of Luminar, uh, before their last few versions. So I was always getting a uh, major majorly discounted price on the upgrades anyways. And now that I’m an affiliate I I get the upgrades totally free of charge, which is really cool and I will definitely be looking forward to trying out their sky replacement software to see if it can really cut the mustard or not. Now look for me to do an episode on how well or not well that works once it actually comes out later on this fall cause I will definitely more than likely dedicate an episode of this show to that tool, especially if it works fantastically.

Liam 23:10 I mean if it does, I’m really hoping it does. I’m excited because messing around with doing Skype replacement, the manual way sucks. I know I’ve had to do it before and it’s a pain in the butt and it takes forever. I mean it’s just way, way, way too time consuming and I’m not looking to waste that much time, uh, replacing a sky if I can do it in a few seconds with a click of my mouse or something like that, that would be phenomenal. And I think a lot of people out there would really enjoy, you know, gaining back some of their creative time to work on their next masterpiece, whether it’s a landscape photographer or maybe it will work equally well for outdoor portraits. You never know. We’ll have to wait and see. But I’m definitely excited and Luminar has definitely been continuously pushing the envelope with their software.

Liam 24:01 If they would just get their soft or updated to support my cr three raw files from the Eos are, I would be a totally happy camper. But we’ll have to wait and see and hope that cr three support will be in Newman are four. I’m hoping it is, but I do not know for sure. I may have to shoot a email to my contact at Luminor and ask them about it again because I was under the impression that they were going to be releasing support and an update to lumen are three, but I still haven’t seen it yet. I checked the other day, um, after my luminar three it updated and there was still no support for cr three raw files. So we’ll have to get in touch with them and see what I can find out. You know, if it’s not going to come out in three and the update to through any updates to three, that’s fine.

Liam 24:47 If four is releasing in the next couple of months and we’ll support it, that’s totally fine. I’m more than happy to wait. But I have enjoyed a, the last few years working with the Lumen, our software. I, I’ve really enjoyed it. Uh, I don’t use it as my primary photo editor just yet, but I’m hoping one day soon to be able to do that. And as long as skyline keeps pushing the envelope with their AI technology and machine learning technologies and and adding more features into their software that photographers have been asking for like they did in Lumen are three when they, when they gave us basically their version of the library module like Lightroom has that made a lot of people happy and I know it’ll make a lot of photographers even happier if they can get a smart AI sky replacement tool. That would be fantastic. All right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up episode 31 of the Liam photography podcast.

Liam 25:45 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show which as I mentioned last week as of the last two weeks is now available in radio.com so you can subscribe, rate and review on their platform as well and we want to thank them for adding us to their platform. It was really awesome. Also be sure to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. It is a private group. In order to join, you have to answer a simple question and that is the name, the host of the show, which is myself, Liam. Or you can put Liam Douglas and you will be allowed into the group. You are welcome to upload your own personal work up to five images every 24 hours. You can either spread them out throughout the course of the day or you can put them all up at once and let Facebook do its little slideshow thing for you.

Liam 26:38 Just please do not share other people’s work, uh, whether you have their permission, not that will get you advanced from the group. I want photographers and photo enthusiasts are hobbyists to only put up their own work. Don’t be, don’t be using other people’s work. That’s never cool. And additionally you can go on over to the land photography, podcast.com to read the show notes and to click on any of the links for any of the news articles or deals from Adorama or anybody else that were talked about on this week’s episode. Thank you again for your time and I will see you again next week in episode 32

Episode 30: Sony Announces the A7R4 and More…

In this episode I talk about the new Sony A7R4 as well as new Canon and Nikon rumors and some software discounts.

Sony A7R4 from Alpha Universe
https://alphauniverse.com/stories/sony-announces-a7r4/

Canon EOS M5 & M6 MK2

Rumored Canon EOS M6 Mark II specifications [CR1]

Canon EOS RP with RF 24-240 IS F/4-6.3 Bundle
https://www.adorama.com/carpk3.html

Canon EOS C500 MK2 Cinema Camera

Rumored Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II specifications [CR1]

Nikon Z 85mm F/1.8 S

Rumors: Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens coming next week

Software Discounts and Bundles

New releases and discount offers: Luminar 4, Topaz Studio 2, ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Sony announces the a seven r mark four and some new camera body rumors from cannon and a Nikon Lens to be released next week. All of this on episode 30 of the Liam photography podcast.

Liam: 00:33 you’re listening to the Liam photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 30. I want to thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to us, which as of this week also includes radio.com the Liam photography podcast is now available to stream via radio.com and still trying to get something, um, from Pandora but I haven’t had any luck yet but radio.com uh, sent me an email earlier this week that the show is officially in their system now. So that’s another, another place that you could listen to the show. I did also want to remind my listeners that you can call and leave a voicemail or text the show to four, 702-NINE-FOUR-8191. And feel free to leave a voicemail or send a text message with any questions you might have or a photography topic that you would like me to cover in an upcoming show and we will definitely give it some serious consideration.

Liam: 01:30 I always love to hear from the listeners and any kinds of ideas or questions that they might have that could be addressed on the show, so feel free to reach out to for 702-NINE-FOUR-8191 and I also wanted to remind the listeners that you can join the Facebook group for the Liam photography podcast. You can find us on Facebook now. It is a closed group and you can request to join. You’ll have to answer one question that join the group and that question is what is the name of the host of the show, which is myself. You can put Liam or Liam Douglas, either one and then you’ll be approved to join the group. Now the reason why I did that is to keep down the spammers and bots because nobody likes it. When those, those kinds of things infiltrate Facebook groups. That could be a lot of fun and a lot of enjoyment for everybody, so that’s why we have the security question.

Liam: 02:20 Now also remember once you join the group, you’re allowed to post five of your own photos every 24 hours. You can either spread them out and upload one every few hours throughout a day or you can do all five at once and let Facebook create the little photo slide show of your five images. Please do not share or upload work that is not your own. That will get you banned from the group. All right, let’s get onto the news for this week. So this week Sony has announced the ace sub an r mark four which is going to be their latest mirrorless full frame camera and this one’s going to be a mega pixel monster. This camera will be available in September of 2019 but I believe that they are taking preorders now and I will share the article from Alpha Universe in the show notes so that you can check it out for yourself.

Liam: 03:11 But here are the key features in the new a seven r mark for the world’s first 35 millimeter full frame, 61.0 megapixel back illuminated x more. Our C moss image center with latest generation buy on is x image processor 15 stops of dynamic range at low sensitivities resulting in smooth natural gradiate gradiations ranging from deep shadows to highlights, high speed continuous shooting it up to 10 frames a second with full a AV and a tracking for approximately seven seconds in full frame mode and an increased buffer memory and approximately three times as long if you’re shooting the camera and in crop mode a PSC mode. Now this is huge because all the way up through the a seven r mark three, um, when you were doing continuous shooting you could not use a f and h e tracking. They were not, you could not use those with the continuous shooting at the same time.

Liam: 04:16 So this is a big one for the Sony shooters. You can now shoot 10 frames a second with full afe tracking and it’ll be able to continue that for up to seven seconds and full frame mode and three times longer. If you’re in a PSC mode, which generally probably means about 21 uh, 21 seconds if you’re in a PSC crop mode. Now the camera also has 567 and focal plane phase detection AAF points covering 74% of the image area and 425 contrast af points. Now the AAF points in this camera, I mean that’s a lot of auto focus points, but I’m really shocked that in full frame mode they only cover 74% of the image area because if memory serves me correctly and people have been poopoo and Canon and Nikon for being so late, getting into the marital is full frame market, but my eos are, if memory serves me correctly, has 100% coverage.

Liam: 05:15 I think on the horizontal at 98% on the vertical or maybe it’s the other way around. So I’m really shocked that Sony who’s been making mirrorless full frame cameras for a heck of a lot longer than Canon and Nikon. It’s only giving you 74% coverage and full frame over those 567 focus points. Now if you’re shooting at a PSC mode, it’s my understanding that you have pretty much a hundred percent coverage when you crop down, but it seems kind of unusual to me that they would give you 74% and full frame mode at 100% in crop mode. Why not give them 100% both modes or give them better while you, I mean you just couldn’t give them better coverage and full frame mode versus crop because crop using less of the but yeah, at least give the users 98% coverage and full frame and crop both instead of 74 and full frame and in 100% in crop.

Liam: 06:06 It just seems weird to me. Okay, so now they are also going to have the debut of real time IAF for movie recording and advanced realtime tracking plus realtime IAF for still image recording. Now on the feature side as far as crop shooting, if you’re somebody likes to shoot crop, we use crop body lenses to get a little more reach. The APC crop mode delivers a stunning high resolution of 26.2 megapixels. That’s pretty darn good. I mean that’s a lot of resolution for our crop body. So that is definitely outstanding and it has a 5.7 6 million dot. U x Ga oh a Oh led true finder electronic viewfinder with outstanding EHL, detailed brightness and contrast upgrading connectivity and operability including high speed wifi support, wireless PC, remote connectivity, FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more. And I’ve also heard that this one has the newer USBC three dot.

Liam: 07:12 Two I believe technology, um, which means it’s capable I think of 20 gigabytes a second transfer speeds if you’re using a USBC cable, which is great if you’re somebody who likes to tether, shoot in the studio. Now a also has professional 4k movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel bidding in super 35 millimeter mode s log three HDR workflow support. It has multi interface shoe with digital audio interface delivers to high quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adapter and additional enhancements to the buddy design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact lightweight body. Now I know one of the things they did change in this that the Sony shooters are going to really like because I know a big complaint I’ve heard from so many triggers led up to the a seven r three is the er, the exposure compensation dial.

Liam: 08:10 Um, people would accidentally hit that and it would throw off their exposure and screw up their shots and stuff like that. Now Sony and this is something that Sony is very well known for when it comes to their cameras. They do listen to their users and the a seven r mark forward does have a lock for the exposure compensation dial so you can lock the dial so you can’t accidentally bump it and move it when you’re taking a camera in and out of your bag or what have you. So you don’t have to worry about any of your shots getting messed up because the exposure compensation got hit accidentally. So this is definitely exciting. Um, uh, especially for the Sony shooters, it sounds like the a seven r mark for is going to be a great camera. Now it’s not a tremendous upgrade from the a seven r three.

Liam: 08:59 So if you have a seminar three, I wouldn’t tell you to run out and sell that and run out and preorder this one. Um, just because it’s not that big of an upgrade. Now the one other thing this camera does have that I forgot to mention is this camera has two card slots that are now uhs too. So both SD card slots or uhs two instead of one being uhs one and the other one being uhs two, which was the case up through the a seven r mark three, which I always thought was stupid because if you want to shoot the both cards at once, that seriously shows, slows down your camera because it’s not going to write the files to memory any faster than the slowest card. So basically with the ace Webinar seminar mark three if you add a uhs one and a uhs tube card in there and you were writing to both cards at once, then even the uhs to card would write as slow as the uhs one card slot.

Liam: 09:58 And I always thought that was idiotic. I actually like why the hell did you put uhs two for both slots in the ace seminar three? Well they have finally done it with the r four and I know that’ll make a, the Sony shooter is very happy and of course I did forget to mention earlier the 35 millimeter full frame sensor is back illuminated. So, um, I know a lot of people are really into that back backside illumination in the sensor and this one has it just like uh, their previous bodies. So that is definitely going to be exciting for the Sony shooters. Um, but like I said, if you have an a seven r mark three I wouldn’t recommend selling it and run it right out and buy in the mark four. It’s not that big of an upgrade. And although it’s more megapixels cause the r three is 40, I think 40 yeah, 42 megapixels and the r four is 61 megapixels, you’re gaining 19 extra megapixels.

Liam: 10:53 Um, but on the full frame side it’s not really, I mean it’s not really offering you that much more. I mean yeah, more resolution but it doesn’t really do any good unless you’re printing like billboards or something like that, you know, really, really large print. Now where the sensor does come in handy is if you are one of the people that I mentioned earlier that does like to shoot in crop mode because you have some of the crop lenses and you want to be able to get more, get more reach with your full frame lenses. I shooting in crop mode because in crop mode you are getting 26.2 megapixels, which I believe is currently the highest resolution for an APS sensor. I could be wrong, but I believe that is currently the highest. Um, I think canons sl three, which they just released recently, I think it’s 20 or 24 megapixels.

Liam: 11:41 I can’t remember, but this one’s 26.2 so it is a bit higher resolution than the competition. All right, so that’s the a seven r mark. For the next items I want to talk about come from Canon rumors.com and the first item I wanted to talk about today is the fact that Canon rumors has been informed by one of their sources that cannon is planning to release an Ios m five mark too and an Ios and six mark two and they’re on, they will be on their way soon. A cannon’s expected to announce these new products on or around August 28th, 2019 and things have started to leak out whether they’re true or not, we don’t know yet. Um, it’s expected that at least the Eos m five will get a replacement, but we’ve seen our first mention of the Eos m six replacement coming at the same time.

Liam: 12:35 So it’s possible that Canon may release both around the same time frame. Now they did receive their first mentioned in the new Ios 10 bodies for the first time in a long time. The Eos m five mark two and six, mark to uh, both internal product and project Nacho. Most cameras will have a similar EVF to the Canon RP. No crop in four k video, no crop. You mean beyond the fact that they’re already a crop body camera? Uh, I don’t think somebody thought that out very well before they put that in the article and they’re supposed to support high frame rates for slow motion video. If both these cameras do indeed get evs, then it will be a form factor that will be all, it will differentiate the two models and it will be something new because uh, with most of cans, crop body mirrorless cameras in the past they did not include an EBS.

Liam: 13:29 Um, if it was available you had to buy it as a separate component for an extra cost. So it’s definitely going to be interesting if they are going to include the EVF with both these cameras this time around. That would be great for the buyers of those cameras that people like to shoot with the m series, a cannon crop body, a mirrorless cameras. So that’ll be great for them. But we’ll have to wait and see. I don’t know if I believe that is going to give away the EVF and not charge you extra for it, but I have a feeling that if they do they’ll probably make up for it by raising the price of the camera so you’ll just still be paying more for the evs but you’ll be paying it upfront when you order the camera body and you’ll get both at the same time instead of having the order the EPF separately.

Liam: 14:13 All right. The next item I have is a rumor Canon Cinema Eos c 500 mark two and this is supposed to be the successor for the EOC 500 and is expected to be released later on this fall and we have some rumor specifications that have been sent over the cinema EOC 500 mark two we’ll have a full frame sensor, raw internal recording, both fourK and two k. The fourK is up to 60 p twoK is up to 120 p optional XF Dash ABC recording and four dot. Two two 10 bit four k up to 62 k up to 120 again, user interchangeable Lens Mount, which that makes sense. A optional modules with EBF Gen Lock Time Code 12 g Dash SDI and et Cetera, e f and p l amount available. Both mounts will be available at launch power supply with a BP Dash, a series, batteries and optional module four v Mount Batteries as well.

Liam: 15:21 Optional module for four times XLR inputs backwards compatibility with the EVF Dash v 70 the LV dash one and some other peripherals from previous cinema ios cameras, which again makes sense. New media usage. CF Express cards will be used in this model for faster reading and writing speeds and it will also include Wifi and IP streaming capabilities. So we’ll have to wait and see if all of these rumors do, uh, come to fruition when the camera is actually announced. Now if this specifications are true, Canon is not yet moving to eight k video, which is really surprising because I know they’ve been working on it for a while. A, which means the eight k camera used at the apple event back in June isn’t the see 500 mark two it must be a altogether different model. So we’ll have to wait and see how many of these rumors turn out to be true that it would be really, really cool for those that are into the ios cinema cameras.

Liam: 16:22 It sounds like the a five c 500 mark two is going to be a fantastic video camera and I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of folks out there, the shoot video that they’re going to be excited to get their hands on it once it is officially released. All right, now we also have a preorder deal they can on Ios RP with RF 24 to two 40 f four to six three I s USM kit will be 1999 the regular price would be 2199 so you can save $200 with the launch of the Canon RF 24 to two 40. Uh, they’re doing this kick combination and you’ll save $200 on the kit when you preorder. Now the kit will begin shipping on September 5th, so it’s not quite available yet. And this bundle also includes $147 and 97 value, a bonus value, uh, the canon LPE 17 battery and Canon amount dept or f two s are.

Liam: 17:25 So if you want to preorder that, you can do that. And I will put a link to the preorder in the show notes if you want it to go ahead and take advantage of that, that’s definitely a good deal. And you’re saving a couple of hundred dollars. Uh, from what everything I’ve read so far, that lens is going to be pretty impressive. Um, considering it’s not one, again is high end lenses, uh, but it is going to offer you a lot of versatility where you’d be able to carry just one lens and have everything from 24 to two 40. Now of course the aperture isn’t the fastest, um, at f four to f 6.3, but it’s still not bad, especially because a lot of times when somebody, um, wants to have a single lens, they can carry around so well. Like when they go on vacation or something like that, or they’re a hobbyist and they want a single lens that will give them a lot of coverage for like their kids’ sporting events and stuff like that or plays and, and so on.

Liam: 18:18 Um, so it’s going to be a great lens for that. Now keep in mind, it’s not going to be a great low light performer. Um, so you’re going to have a harder time if you’re using an indoors in low light conditions, the less you can use artificial lighting or a speed light or something like that, but chances are if you’re taking it to a sporting event or, uh, one of your kids plays, they’re going to poopoo on you using a flash. So keep that in mind. It will be a great lens to use outdoors. And the rumors are the lens by itself is going to reach out for $900, which isn’t too bad. Um, but me personally, if I was going to spend $900, I would rather get the RF 24 to one oh five f four l I s and have a really nice LVNs.

Liam: 19:01 This stays at 40 throughout. Of course with this lens you’re getting an extra hundred and 35 millimeter reach, but you’re also sacrificing low, lower light capabilities. Um, because at the far end of the Lens, you’re going to be an f 6.3. So definitely keep that in mind. Uh, like I said, $900 is probably not too bad a price for that Lens. Um, especially being in its native RF mountain has a control ring and everything. Uh, but again, for $900, I think I would rather have the 24 to one oh five and then just move closer. If I need a better reach, you know, and I’m, I’ve got 135 millimeters less rates than somebody else, but that’s okay. I can just move up closer to the action and get the shot that I need. And I always recommend that you do that as well. You don’t need to use a super telephoto lens all the time.

Liam: 19:52 Just use your feet. God gave you the ability to zoom when you’re shooting. It’s called feet move closer. Uh, all right, so now on to the last item I want to talk about in this episode and this article is actually from nighttime rumors that Nikon Nightcore z 85 millimeter f 1.8 s lens is said to be coming next week, which I’m sure that’ll get the Nikon z shooters. Excited to have a nice 85 millimeter of 1.8 portrait Lens. It’s going to be a fairly good low lake performer at f 1.8. Um, I do have the a canon 85 millimeter f 1.8 USM gold band lens and I really love that Lens. Now a lot of people will spend the extra money to get to 85, uh, mark one or mark two f 1.2 L’s on the Kenyan side. But everything I read, those two lenses don’t perform nearly as well as far as autofocus and they’re not quite as sharp as the 85.

Liam: 20:59 1.8. Now I have heard that the newer a designed 85 millimeter f 1.4 I s u s m l Lens that can and released is much, much better than the 85 one point twos and even better than the 85 1.8. I have not bought that lens yet because it’s fairly expensive and I don’t do a ton of portrait shooting. I’ve already got an 85 one point a and I’ve got an 85 1.4 manual lens. So I mean that’s pretty much all I need. And then I also have the 135 millimeter f two L, which is a fantastic lens. That is one heck of a good lens and I always enjoy using it. Now one other item, I apologize, I did have one last item from the Nikon rumor site, a new releases and a discount offers lumen for Topez studio two on one photo raw 2019 dot five.

Liam: 21:57 So Topez studio two was just released in as $20 offered limited time. And I’ll put a link to this article in the show notes. Um, you can also preorder luminar four. I don’t have to worry about pre-ordering it because on the lumen our affiliates, so I always get the upgrades for free. Um, you can do a bundle pack early bird lumen are for special, where you get lumen are for and some of their inspiration looks, which are their presets. They’re normally 89 for the luminar and 49 for the presets. And you can get both for $59 which saves you 79 bucks instead of paying the normal price of one 38 and then there is a Llumar three plus four early bird special where you get luminar four which is a $90 value. The presets, which are $50 value and movement are three, which is the current version.

Liam: 22:51 And that’s a $69 value. So instead of paying two oh seven for everything in this bundle, you could pay $99 and get all of that, which saves you a $108. That is fantastic. Now some are special on one photo raw 2019 dot. Five edition is on sale for the summer special at 49 99 regular prices 99 99 so you can save a 50% there which is a nice little chunk of change. And the on one a photo. Raul is really good software. I’ve tinkered around with it quite a bit. I do own it. Um, I if I remember correctly, I don’t know if it supports my cr three roll files from the Ios are yet. So maybe this update, um, will give me that uh, functionality which would be nice cause I do like using that software and I want it to be able to use it more.

Liam: 23:43 But right now for my full full time real estate Gig, I’ve been shooting with the a Eos r and, m because now they’re having us do upload of all the photos on site when we, as soon as we finished the house instead of at the end of the day they had us switching to shooting in jpeg. So it’s kind of a moot point as far as that goes. But I do still like to shoot with the eos are you know, my personal stuff and I always use raw for my personal anything I’m shooting for myself or for our client outside my real estate work. Um, and if I remember I it, the online photo ball does not support the CR three raw files just yet. Um, and I don’t believe Lumen r three does either. Hopefully our alumina, our four will, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see.

Liam: 24:27 All right, that’s all I’m going to do on this episode of the Liam photography podcast. You’ve been listening to episode 30. Once again, I want to thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might listen to us, which again now includes radio.com also, please don’t be afraid to call or text (470) 294-8191 if you have any questions or an idea for a topic you would like me to cover in an upcoming episode, feel free to text or call and leave a voicemail. You may even get a call back from me. You never know. Uh, I’m not going to guarantee that I’ll call you back, but you never know. It could happen. All right. I want to thank all of my listeners again for listening to episode 30 of the Liam photography podcast, and I will see you again next week for episode 31

Episode 29: IBIS Coming to Select Canon DSLRs and Photography Gear Luggage

In this episode I talk about IBIS coming to select future Canon DSLRs and in the extended topic, photography gear luggage.

IBIS for Canon DSLRs

IBIS is coming to select next generation Canon DSLRs [CR2]

Photography Gear Luggage

Photography Gear Luggage

Transcription provided by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Ivis are in body image stabilization is rumored to becoming in selected DSLRs from Canon in the near future and this week’s extended topic photography year, luggage for your photography gear. All of this coming up on episode 29 of the Liam photography podcast.

Liam: 00:40 you’re listening to the Liam Photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 29 I want to take a moment to thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to this show and also be sure to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group and I’ll give you a little bit more about the Facebook group at the tail end of the show. So the first item I wanted to talk about today is a story from Canon rumors.com that IVUS is coming to select next generation. Canon DSLRs. Now, I had been recently reported that a patent showing ibis and a DSLR from Ken has been circulating around and most of us have known for quite some time that IVUS was coming to the next ios. Our cameras as cannon had already confirmed that, but that was the first indication that ibis was also being developed.

Liam: 01:42 For DSLRs, when information on the patent that Canon filed circulate it as always, just because something appears in a patent doesn’t automatically mean that it will definitely appear in a released product. Sometimes companies will file a patent for a new feature or technology to put in one of their existing products or an existing product line, but then for technical reasons, something doesn’t flesh out right and it doesn’t end up coming to fruition. Now, to give you a good example of this, some of you may remember that a little over a year ago or maybe actually, maybe it’s been closer to two years now. Apple announced at our fall event that they were going to be releasing what they called the error power pad. Now the air power pad from apple was to be a three item charging pad for wireless charging your apple devices. It was going to have the ability to charge your iPhone eight or 10 or today, 10 s in tennis Max and 10 Ar.

Liam: 02:54 It would also have the ability at the same time the charge or apple airpods, the first generation ones. If you bought the wireless charging case for them or your second generation apple airpods which automatically came with a wireless charging case. And then the third item that the pad was able to charge simultaneously was the apple watch. Now, however, if I remember correctly, um, the caveat was it was only for Apple Watch four series and newer. Now apple had announced that they were going to be releasing this air power wireless charging pad, uh, early the following calendar year. It never came to fruition. They never talked about it again at any of their events throughout the year into the next year. And then we heard a little bit earlier this year that they had ended up scrapping their air power wireless charging pad due to technical issues. And they instead recommend that you buy one from a third party company.

Liam: 03:58 Um, that was mentioned in the article where they announced the cancellation or the scrapping of the air power pack. Now I did buy a couple of the third party, three item charging pads, the apple recommend. Another one thing I did like was the third party one was actually considerably less expensive than the rumors were that the air power was going to cost. The rumor was air power was going to run 179 to $199 which is not surprising because apple always charges a premium or what lot of people call apple tax. I’m in the third party one that they recommend and I can’t remember off the top of my head the name of the company that makes it uh, but anyways, uh, that one sells for $45. Now I did buy a couple of them and tried them out and they are a decent wireless charging pad for three items at once.

Liam: 04:52 But one of the things I discovered fairly early on is it didn’t do a very good job of charging the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch was extremely slow to charge on this third party air power pad, if you will. And I reached out to the company and they emailed me back and say, yes, they were aware of the issue but the Apple Watch not charging fast, a fast enough with their pad and they said, hey had an issue. It was an issue with the firmware but the firmware couldn’t be updated by the end user. So instead, uh, once they released the version 2.0 of their pad, they sent me replacement ones free of charge and I didn’t even have to ship the old ones back. So I have the old ones and the new ones because the first generation one does a great job at charging, uh, two phones at once or a phone and your airpods and the new one does work much better and much faster at charging the Apple Watch.

Liam: 05:46 I’m happy to say, so that’s an example of something that a company filed a patent for, but the product never actually came to light. Just to give you one example. So we’re being, we are being told that cannon will definitely bring IVUS to select DSLRs in the near future, but the source wasn’t sure which cameras would be getting Ibus. However, the Eos 90 d which is coming in the next couple of months would be a good bet, especially if the 90 d is in fact a replacement for both the ATD and the Ios 70 mark two, because apple has already announced that they will not make a mark three of the 70, and that really bummed out a lot of shooters because the 70 is a fantastic sports camera. It is great for shooting sports that has I think 10 frames a second, which is pretty good. Uh, so although it is a crop body, it is fast.

Liam: 06:46 Uh, it uses the same batteries as a lot of Canon’s full frame cameras, the LP six in aesics and batteries and it’s an all around really great camera. A good friend of mine, um, from the master photography podcast, uh, uses the 74 shooting high school basketball and other sports and he absolutely loves it and it is a great camera. I have several friends that own the 70 mark two and they were all upset when they heard the Canon was scrapping the 70 line and not releasing a mark three. However, the rumor is that the 90 d, which is slated to be released a little bit later on this year will in fact be a combination of the ATD, which is also a super popular crop body camera from cannon and it’ll be a replacement that combines the add and the 70 mark twos capabilities with some upgrades.

Liam: 07:43 So that’d be really great and that would make a lot of those shooters extremely happy to have a 70 mark two replacement. That’s a the best of two pro-sumer bodies at the same time. So that would be great. Now the other upcoming DSLR that could possibly be getting ibis is the eos one, dx mark three. Now, it has already been announced that a Mark’s three will be released at the tail end of this year. It’ll be announced or uh, possibly the earliest part of 2020 and the speculation is that cannon wants to get the one DX mark three to market before next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Uh, Canon and Nikon liked to make sure that they have the latest version of their flagship bodies available in time for the Olympic Games because there are a lot of pro sports shooters that cover the Olympics that shoot with the Canon and icon flagship cameras.

Liam: 08:42 Now Nikon has announced that they are releasing a d six which will probably be their last flagship DSLR and it’s speculation is that Canon’s one mark three will also be the last flagship DSLR for cannon. Now there are rumors currently that Canon is going to be releasing to professional muralist bodies. The first one is being rumored to be called the Eos are as which will be a high megapixel sensor model. There’ll be the replacement for the five d s and five d s r. And I’ve mentioned in earlier episodes, I own the five DSR with its beautiful 50 megapixel sensor and that camera takes a mazing images. I mean just off the charts. That is a fantastic camera body. I’ve never regretted for a second buying that. And I was lucky enough to get it for a steel at the time. A professional photographer who had moved to Atlanta from Chicago, uh, needed to make some money and needed to get some money.

Liam: 09:49 So he was selling it. He had it on craigslist and it was brand new in the box and the seals weren’t even broken on the box. I kid you not. And he had it listed I think for 27 or $2,800. And I’m talking, this is back when the five DSR was still selling for around four grand at any retail store. Unh Adorama, Amazon anywhere. And he had all these people, low ball and him trying to buy it off him for 1000 bucks. And when I found his listing and I hit him up, he said he still had it. I said, I’ll meet you right now with cash in hand cause I knew it was a good deal and it was a great body so I’ve never regretted buying that and if you’ve been listening to this show for some time now, you’ll know that I have speculated in several previous episodes that the first eos are pro body is going to be the five d s slash five DSR replacement because Canon has already announced that they are not going to do a mark to of those two high megapixel bodies.

Liam: 10:52 So it looks like the first pro body in the mirrorless world for Canon will be a Ios r s it’ll be the replacement for those two previously mentioned bodies that’ll have dual card slots, a high megapixel sensor, possibly 75 megapixels or maybe even a hundred and it’s going to be their first pro body. However, there are supposed, they’re rumored now to be following that up with what’s going to be known as the Eos are x and supposedly the eos are x is going to be the replacement for the One d x series. So the f one DX mark three will be the last DSLR flagship camera from cannon and the Eos are x will be their first flagship mirrorless body. So it’s very exciting. I’m looking forward to that and I’m sure it’s going to probably be a couple of years yet before that happens. A Canon does not replace their flagship body every year.

Liam: 11:53 Usually it’s every couple of years or two or three years. Um, I have the one dx mark to absolutely love it. It’s a fantastic flagship pro body with lots of frames per second for sports and a, it was a nice upgrade from the one dx original. I did not own the original. Um, but uh, mark two had a lot of upgrades from the mark one and the mark three is rumored to have quite a few upgrades from the mark to now. Man, it’s an expensive body and my one dx mark to still has a lot of life to it. I’m more than likely going to stick with that for awhile yet and maybe a couple of years down the road if the Eos rx does get released in a couple of years, probably a year or so after it gets released, I’ll go ahead and grab one of those to replace the one dx mark too, although I doubt I’ll part with my mark too. I’ll probably just keep it and have two flagship pro bodies, but we’ll see.

Liam: 12:48 Now Nikon is also rumored to be adding IVUS to their upcoming d six which will be exciting for the Nikon shooters. Left a wait and see if that does actually come to fruition, but there’s a lot of positive rumbling and rumors about it, so it’s more than likely something that is going to happen. All right. The next topic I wanted to talk to in this week’s episode is photography gear luggage. Now, I did a blog post on this on my website back in August of 2016 and I thought it was a good subject to bring up into a podcast episode. So as a professional photographer, one of the things that you will need to consider at some point in time is luggage for your photography gear. And when it comes to packing and tearing your gear, there are several ways you can do it depending on what your needs are and at any given time. Now one of the first products I wanted to mention is waste bags. Now these are small bags that you can wear around your waist, like a regular belt, but they can carry your camera and maybe one or two lenses and a couple of batteries. You can think of them as kind of like a fanny pack for your camera. Now there are several companies that make them from blow pro to Targus, and both of those are excellent companies. They make great products. I bought many products from both companies over the years.

Liam: 14:13 And these waste bags can generally range in quality and price from anywhere from 20 bucks to $100 a. Now, I generally wouldn’t recommend trusting your valuable camera gear to at $20 bag. I would probably air on the side of buying the higher priced model. That’s higher quality, but you get the general idea and again it depends on your personal needs. I mean if you’re somebody that carries around something small, lightweight and compact like an sl one, two or three, those are really small crop body, Canon body, a fairly lightweight or maybe you got an m 50 muralists a crop body. They’re fairly lightweight so you could get away with using a 20 or $30 waste back. Me Personally, I would not trust any of my gear to something that inexpensive. That’s just me, I guess. Well, probably a lot of people out there, especially when you’ve made a sizable investment in your cameras and camera bodies and lenses.

Liam: 15:10 Now the next item I want to talk about, and this is one that I’m fairly familiar with because I do own several of these and that is camera backpacks. Now these are just like they sound, you strap them onto your back and you carry your gear that way, which is great. If you’re hiking or walking around an event, they usually can hold one or two bodies and five to six lenses. And they also have compartments for batteries, uh, filters your iPad or other tablet, your laptop, whether it’s a Mac book or a PC and hoops that hold your tripod or monopod. Now many of those do have those added on, especially in the last couple of years. It’s become more and more common for these backpacks to have some sort of Velcro straps either on the side or on the bottom. It’ll allow you to strap your monopod or your tripod to them to make it much easier to carry those objects in the field.

Liam: 16:09 Now the camera backpacks can range in size from small to considerably large and are made by a wide variety of companies from low pro to Targus to canon deny icon. And there’s quite a few others. Peak design has some backpacks out there. Um, and there are some others that make some really nice high quality backpacks and they can generally range in price anywhere from 40 to $300. Now again, how much money you end up spending on it is going to not only, uh, is not only going to count towards the quality but also the capabilities of the backpack. So of course backpacks that are on the higher end of the price point spectrum are going to be higher quality. They are also going to be capable of carrying much more gear than your less expensive backpacks. Now some of the ones I have are capable of holding up to three bodies and seven or eight lenses as well as filters, batteries for your camera, the charging system for the gamma, a, your filters, your iPad, your laptop and so on and so forth.

Liam: 17:16 Um, many of them even have many of the higher end, uh, backpacks. We’ll also have compartments for your speed lights or you can just generally put the speed light in one of your lens compartments. Now, the other nice thing is with a lot of these backpacks, the compartments inside can be modified. So in other words, a lot of times the dividers for your lenses and your speed lights and stuff like that are velcro panels. They’re attached using velcro and they’re usually agreeing forest with some cardboard in the middle and a lot of and stuff like that to keep your precious gear safe. But the nice thing is is they often have velcro on one end or both ends to where you can rearrange those panels for whatever configuration you want. So if you have, let’s say a considerably large Lens, like a 100 to 400 mark two or maybe a one 50 to 600 that’s a good size lens.

Liam: 18:12 And in order to carry it in the backpack, that lens is going to take up the equivalent of three or four compartments that it would normally haul hold smaller lenses or lenses and speed lights. You can basically pull out these dividers and then re secure them in a different fashion to accommodate that larger lens without too much trouble. So that’s another positive thing, especially when you get into the more expensive backpacks. Now the third topic as far as gear luggage, the third item is roller bags. Now these are similar to suitcases that people use to travel when they fly. They hold your gear and have a telescoping handle with wheels on the bottom and you can pull them behind you, which makes it a lot more convenient. They can hold usually two to four bodies and anywhere from four to eight lenses. They have compartments for memory cards, speed lights, filters, laptops, iPads, tripods and other items and they usually have multiple pockets and compartments in varying sizes on the outside of the bag as well as on the inside.

Liam: 19:23 Now these are made by the usual camera, luggage makers such as low pro, Targus, Canon, et Cetera, and they can run in price from anywhere from a hundred to $500 depending on the size and the materials that they are made from. You can also buy special rise roller cases that will carry your studio lighting for you as well. Now, as I mentioned, these can be extremely convenient to have because you can pull it behind you just like you would a suitcase, you know. So if you’re a photographer that has to fly a lot for shoots for client shoots, you could easily pull your camera gear along behind you, um, in one bag roller bag with a telescoping handle and to have a second roller bag with a telescoping handle that of course, and as your clothing and toiletries and all that kind of stuff. And it just makes it a lot easier to get around someplace like the bustling big city airport.

Liam: 20:12 Now, just like the backpacks, usually these roller bags also have the movable dividers so you can rearrange them. So let’s say you’re gonna fly out someplace for a shoot. Let’s say you’re flying from here in Atlanta to La for a shoot with a client, and you don’t need to carry four bodies, but your bag is preconfigured, your roller bag is capable of four bodies. You can rearrange those movable dividers just like in the backpacks and set it up. Don’t only carry two bodies, which then of course would give you more room for lenses or other assessory items such as filters, jails, uh, memory cards, extra batteries, the battery chargers and so on and so forth. So these bags can be extremely handy. I’ve been thinking about picking up one myself. Uh, but again, they’re not inexpensive. Um, I’m probably just going to bite the bullet and buy one at some point really soon, um, down the road just because it would make it easier for any of the times.

Liam: 21:12 Uh, doing my real estate photography where I do end up flying a, my company has already sent me to Memphis and Jacksonville, but uh, did that by car, uh, just because it was more convenient and those were generally a last minute thing and the air for airfare would have just been ridiculously expensive, you know, buying the tickets of the last moment. Now the fourth category of gear luggage, our briefcases. Now these cases are usually made of high quality aluminum and they have foam inserts to protect your gear. The inserts can be ordered custom cut for your gear, but that generally makes those inserts a lot more expensive. Now the other option is, is getting these kind of cases where they have what’s called plucking pole foam. And basically that means that all of the foam or the, this, the major center portion of the foam in from the edges is pre perforated so that you can pluck and pull pieces out to make your own custom size pockets or your different pieces of gear.

Liam: 22:19 Now the most common maker of these cases is a company called zero Halliburton and they generally run between 200 and $800. Now I do have one of these aluminum cases, um, and I can’t remember where the heck I got it. I think that picked it up at a flea market or something like that and it doesn’t have the foam in it anymore. So I really need to, uh, get in touch with zero Halliburton and order a replacement foam inserts for it because it would be nice to be able to use it on occasion. Maybe I would just get the, I’d probably just get the pluck and pole foam, the pre perforated stuff and then just pluck it so that it will hold like my eos are and maybe two lenses and some extra batteries and stuff like that. Now the fifth and final item that I wanted to talk about in this week’s episode is the durable plastic trunk.

Liam: 23:08 Now these are usually made of high strength plastic and again have the plucking pole foam to custom cut your own compartments with your fingers. Now these are most commonly made by Pelican cases and they can range in price from 129 to $600 depending on the size. Now recently Pelicans started making a version of their trunks that had the telescoping handles and roller wheels so that you can pull it behind you instead of carrying it much like a what you need instead of having to carry it like a foot locker, uh, which would make it more like one of the roller bags. Now they also come with padlock ports on each end to help you keep your gear secure. And another interesting thing is, I don’t know how many people have these kinds of stores in their area. Um, but in a greater Atlanta area, we have a considerable number of harbor freight stores.

Liam: 24:03 Now harbor freight carries their own line of Pelican light cases that sell for considerably less expensive and they’re very good quality, although I sometimes, and it’s really weird because they’re all made by the same company, but I’ve had times where I bought these pluck and pole cases at harbor freight and one time I’ll buy one and the foam, the perforated foam just seems to be much higher quality than the next one I buy. And the weird thing is, I’ve even have had incidences where I went to harbor freight and I bought two or three of the same size case on the same day at the same store and then I’d get home and only one has really good quality plucking pull foam. And the other two had like really crappy foam. And so I’ve never understood that. The other issue with their a knock off cases and I can’t remember who they’re made by.

Liam: 24:53 Um, but the foam generally does not, is not pre glued into the case. So in other words, every time you flip up the lid, the egg carton type foam on the top that protects everything. When you close, it will fall out of the lid and then you get frustrated and you either end up gluing it in yourself or putting it in with some hook loop tape, you know, velcro tape that’s made for like fabric and stuff like that. And then you’re good to go. But now the nice thing is, is both the Pelican cases and these, uh, generic ones from harbor freight, they do all have a certain amount of water protection. Uh, they’re generally waterproof. They have a rubber seal gasket around the, you know, around the entire case on the inside so that once it’s closed, it’s watertight. And both the knockoffs and the Pelican cases do have the little air pressure valves that allow them to travel an aircraft without worrying about any air pressure issues of any kind, which is really nice.

Liam: 25:54 And like I said, I own both the Pelican brand and the harbor freight. Uh, third party knock off ones, they’re all really durable as far as the, the quality of the plastic they’re constructed from. The other issue I’ve run into on occasion with the ones I buy at harbor freight is the latches. Um, sometimes I’ll get one where the latches are like really loose, not loose in the sense that they don’t work properly. Uh, they won’t latch properly or anything like that. Uh, but what I mean when I say loose is I bought one of these cases, the harbor freight, um, that I was originally using in the back of the car to carry my standard gear for my real estate photography Gig. And the one thing that would frustrate me is every time you would go to close the lid, uh, the latches would be flopped down in the wrong position.

Liam: 26:45 So you’d have to flip them all up out of your way so that you could close the darn thing all the way. That’s what I mean by loose latches. Now on all of the Pelican ones that I owned, the actual name brand pelican cases, the latches stay in the upright position when they’re unlatched, when they’re unfastened so that when you go to close the lid there, never in your way and then you just easily with your hands just brush them and they go into their down position and then you lock them, which is really convenient. Now idea, I have only had that problem with the sloppy latches only on one out of all the ones I bought at harbor freight and we’ve probably bought a, probably a dozen or so of them, the harbor freight. And then like I said, I do have quite a few of the name brand, brand Pelican ones.

Liam: 27:27 Now. Generally what I do is I’ll buy the smaller ones, harbor freight, just cause they’re fairly inexpensive. I mean some of the smaller size pelican boxes are really expensive, which is kinda crazy. Um, so a lot of times for the smaller sizes I will buy the harbor freight, third party ones, the knockoffs or whatever you want to call them. But when I want to buy the big case, you know, the one that can hold like four bodies and seven or eight lenses plus a bunch of batteries, the chargers, filters and a whole bunch of other stuff. When I buy those really big ones, I’ll buy the actual Pelican name brand and I can’t think of the name off the top of my head, but I do have, I think two of those large cases made by another company. And I wouldn’t say they’re a third party company because it’s my understanding they’re every bit as high quality as Pelicans and they’re considered another name brand.

Liam: 28:21 But I can’t remember the name off the top of my head. I think it starts with an s a r, maybe it’s SB or something like that. Maybe it’s just initials. But anyways, they’re really good cases. So are the Pelican ones. And I first actually learned about Pelican cases when I was in the military back in the 80s, uh, because Peloton Pelican was the company that made all of these waterproof cases, um, for military equipment, especially for like our tow missile launchers and stuff like that. The anti, the anti tank weapons, they always came packed in a giant Pelican box, um, that had the precut foam inserts that would fit the tow missile system with its launchers and all that good stuff. And um, they would have the, they were weatherproof, they had the air pressure release valves on them and the padlock corners and all that good stuff.

Liam: 29:11 So that was where I got my first experience with Pelican cases and that was back before they ever started selling them. Um, on, on the civilian market, they sold them just to the military and all of the ones they sold to the military, like I said, had custom cut foam for specific types of military equipment. Now of course anytime you have to fly for issue, I would recommend going with either the, the zero Halliburton aluminum cases or the Pelican ones as they are the toughest and they can be stowed easily in the belly of the plane in cargo a, some pros prefer to carry their heavy gear in these cases and stow them in the belly of the plane, but then they prefer to carry it in their actual bodies. And lenses with them in a smaller carry on bag, like a backpack or a small roller bag.

Liam: 29:57 Um, so they can keep those items with them all the time and not risk the airline losing their deer and route to a shoe. Now of course, you know, if that did happen, you could always rent some gear in the area where you’re doing the shoot, hopefully if there’s a local vendor, but it just be a lot of hassle to lose your expensive camera body and lenses that you absolutely gotta have for that shoot. Now it might be more cost effective and more easy to find somebody locally that you could rent lights from if your lights got lost. You know, the bestowed in the belly of the plane. But I personally definitely would not want to let my camera bodies and lenses, um, sit in the belly of the plane just because there’s been so many horror stories that I’ve heard over the years about airlines losing luggage.

Liam: 30:40 So I would definitely be one of those pros that would keep my camera bodies and my lenses with me as carry on and then let my light stands and lights and all that stuff go into the belly of the plane in one of the large Pelican cases. Now I, like I said, I do have a few of the large ones and I do specifically have one that carries my a policy buff Digi bees. I have three of the Digi bees and all of their assessors and stuff like that. And I do have those packed in a actual name brand, large Pelican case and it’s got the telescoping handle in the wheels so you can pull it along behind you instead of having to constantly carry it in your hands like a footlocker. So there you have it. Um, that is more information on photography gear.

Liam: 31:25 I will put a link to the original blog post, um, uh, on my photography site. I’ll put that in the show notes as well as the link, uh, to Gannon rumors.com on the Ibus that I talked about possibly coming and select Canon DSLRs in the near future and as always I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing the show and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to it and also be sure to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook. You do have two. It is a closed group so you do have to answer one question that going the group and that question is to, you have to give the name of the host of the show, which is myself. You can put Liam or you can put Liam Douglas, either one. We’ll have you in like Flynn and then you went, you’re in the group.

Liam: 32:13 You are free to share your own original work. Now, as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes and so far we’ve had no problems with it. Please do not share other people’s work in the podcasts Facebook group page or you will be banned. I don’t care if you have the photographer’s permission, do not share other people’s work into the group. You’re allowed to upload five photos every 24 hours in the Facebook group page. You can spread it out and release one every few hours throughout the day. Or you can do all five at once to let Facebook make a little slideshow for it. That’s perfectly fine. All I ask is that you only share your own original work and if you want to receive critiques on your work, you can put cc please in your post and one of us will be happy to give you some creative criticism and pointers on your work and areas where you might be able to improve your work.

Liam: 33:09 And we try to keep that as civil and polite as possible. I know some photography groups on Facebook, they have different levels of creative Katrina and like level four is like, uh, treat me like dirt, but I think that’s a little bit retarded. Um, so let’s just stick with standard cc, creative criticism and uh, we’ll go with that and we’ll stick with that. And of course the reason why the group has the c, the question before you can join is to keep down the bots and spammers cause nobody likes those in a Facebook group. They make make it less fun for everybody. All right. I want to thank you again for listening to episode 29 the Liam photography podcast and I will see you again next week in episode 30

Episode 28: ElleyCat Returns to the Show!!!

In this episode Professional Model ElleyCat returns to the show to talk about her recent projects and her work as a Professional Geologist and her upcoming role in a feature film!

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Liam: 00:00:00 You’re listening to the Liam photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas, and this is episode 28 and and this week’s episode is, I had posted a last week in the podcast Facebook group. We are being rejoined by professional model Ellie cat and who was a wonderful lady and a, she’s not like a professional model, but she’s also a professional geologist, so I wanted to have her back on the show because she’s been super popular. Her episode is one of the most popular ones, hands down, and I wanted to have her back on the show to talk a bit more about some of her recent modeling projects as well as a her work as a professional geologists. So we will be back in just a moment with episode 28

Liam: 00:01:04 Welcome back. You’re listening to the Liam photography podcast. I’m your host leading Douglass and this is episode 28 today is July 11th, 2019 and on the phone with me today, I have professional model, Ellie cat who is back for her second appearance on the show. Hello Ellie. How are you?

ElleyCat: 00:01:25 I’m doing well. How are you?

Liam: 00:01:26 I’m fantastic and I am so, so happy to see that you’ve been working on so many wonderful modeling projects a over the last few months since we spoke the first time on the show. And I’m really happy that you’re being, your modeling career has really taken off and you’re getting to be really, really successful. And I wanted to talk to you about some of these new projects, um, in this second interview with you as well as your work as a professional geologist. Because if my listeners don’t already know from the last episode, Elliot is not only a very beautiful professional model, but she is a very intelligent woman as well. And she works full time as a geologist. Oh, you’re most welcome. I’m so one of the, uh, recent projects that you did as I talked to you about before we started the show that I was really, really blown away by was a shoot that you did.

Liam: 00:02:16 And I can’t remember if it had a specific theme that probably did and I’m an idiot for not remembering, but it was the one that you actually shot utilizing someone swimming bull. And I was blown away when I saw that you mentioned, you know, you think the person who owned the pool that you guys used for the shoe, because with the large rocks in the background and everything, I thought it looked like it was a location shoot that was known some place like Hawaii or something like that. So can you share a little bit more about that shoot with us and for the listeners?

ElleyCat: 00:02:45 Yeah.

Liam: 00:02:45 For the listeners, I’ll put a link to the, uh, to her post with the photo a in the show notes so you guys can check it out. But go ahead and fill us in on how that one came about.

ElleyCat: 00:02:56 Yeah, you bet. So that, um, I did with David Hubbard. Um, he works with, uh, his company, reality reimagined, and he has a lot of like graphic artwork with his pictures and he’s trying to get more into the side of, you know, doing more, uh, I would say more high fashioned and commercial and you know, the portrait, the word instead of not, you know, not using so much theatrical with the shot, even though I would love to do, I know the shoot was going to do that regardless. He’s like, Hey, do you, uh, do you want to shoot? And you know, I’m, I’m would love to shoot you in a pool or a bathing suit. You don’t get that time a year or I’m outside. And I was like, yeah, actually I feel cool. And he’s all, oh, that’s awesome. Cool. So I sent him an address and a picture and he like, you are kidding me, right?

ElleyCat: 00:03:52 It’s like, no, this is the place. It’s amazing. I said, I found it through James Azur because I had a, um, some place canceled on me and I hit up James and I was like, Hey, I do want to do a, like a pool shoot bathing suit, shoot, that kind of thing. And he’s like, yeah, actually that’d be great. And he will do the pools. I’m like, no I don’t. So he put like this all call on Facebook and they, hey, longer than I need a pools. Does anybody have a pool? They could run us through the weekend. And Helen got on there and she’s like, yeah, I do. Um, so we, you know, we’ve got snap, the address and the picture of the pool and we’re like, wow, I hope it looks like that picture. And we get there. And in gigantic, I mean it has a full driving door and a waterfall.

ElleyCat: 00:04:39 It’s like, well what is it deep in? And you know, like three and a half, it’s a shallow in and it looks like something out of a hotel or resort or story book. It was awesome. So I did a shoot with that there and I was like, this turned out great. Really cool. And we’ll go back to those pictures in a minute. But David Bird was, you know, he didn’t, hadn’t seen the pictures yet really, because I didn’t take any of this background when he gets there and he’s like, oh my gosh, she’s all, this’ll never work. He’s all lie. Did you show me this dress doping the entire time? He’s all, this is the most beautiful site ever. And it was awesome because when I first showed up, there was a formal model and she’s all, I know how hard it is for model to find locations to find privacy, to find good places to suit that are comfortable and she’s all, you guys can come back anytime.

ElleyCat: 00:05:36 And so I a text her, I was like, hey you, we could use your pools. You might have me in a couple of the models and a cryptographer show up. She’s all, well actually we’re going to be gone. And I was like, oh, that sucks. She’s on. No, it’s okay. She’s all just so my house sitter that you’re going to be there for a photo shoot and I’ll give you the app for the pool so that you can be sure to turn on the fool cause it’s all done with the app. I was blown away that you could a waterfall and a half. Little did I know.

Liam: 00:06:03 Holy Cow.

ElleyCat: 00:06:03 We had an amazing day that day. The pictures that came out of it and blew my mind away. David is a fantastic photographer, loved working with him. Um, and you’ll make me feel really comfortable. Total goofball. We had the same dry humor personality. So we get along great and I, my boyfriend was there to help like fold lighting and help him with reflectors and all that. But he’s super grateful and I the, I couldn’t believe that like somebody had that in their backyard and that they offered it up to us to use as you just target something like that awesome woman. And you know, thank God for her and her husband to be so generous to actually allow people use their, their home. Well I was, I’ll be eternally grateful. And I honestly, I hope he’s a pool again because it was awesome.

Liam: 00:06:57 Yeah. I mean that thing is just amazing. I mean, like you were saying a moment ago and I mentioned her about, you know, I thought maybe you guys shot it on location in Hawaii or something because I mean, the l all the stuff that you don’t own the background with the rocks and you send it out a waterfall and everything, it’s like something you would find at a resort in Fiji or something. I mean, that’s crazy. Wow.

ElleyCat: 00:07:19 Exactly.

Liam: 00:07:21 And so it was one of these photos that got the cover, um, for, uh, expressions magazine cover from the looks of it. That’s the same point.

ElleyCat: 00:07:30 Yeah. Yeah. Thanks.

Liam: 00:07:35 And then I scroll down on your modeling page on Facebook and it looks like, um, possibly the shot that was used by bomber eyewear was also shot at that same pool. Is that correct or is that a different area?

ElleyCat: 00:07:49 Nope, that’s the same pool. I was kind of rolling a man, right? Like, you know, um, yeah, I’m actually, I’m in Pasadena for a bomber eyewear. They are pretty cool people. I’m not there yet. Me Poke around Parker, Arizona and they were there as all my sunglasses and uh, me and my glasses out in the water. I was like, uh, nope. I don’t wanna lose them. They’re like, well you should get these sunglasses at me. This guy did. I was like, and they started to float and I was like, that is the coolest thing ever. Because when you’re on standup jet ski, like the old school ones. Yeah. Uh, if you fall, whatever’s on the creek, right. Nice out. Like my boyfriend fell a couple of times, lost his glasses. They were floating right there. He grabbed them and went off. I was like, these are phenomenon for playing around and they’re like super lightweight and comfy and so I was super excited and they hit me up cause they like my pictures. They really appreciated me posting about them. So, you know, they sent me a couple of PR packages which I’ve been really grateful for. And so I’m hoping to, you know, maybe they’ll want some of my pictures that are website or some kind of bullet support sort of thing. So I’m excited about that.

Liam: 00:09:12 Yeah. Cause it looks like the uh, the shot that um, that I see on your modeling page, they actually used it on their official Instagram account, which is really, yeah, that’s awesome. And I thought it was the same pool cause I thought the rocks looked the same in the background, although the angle is different. And the only other, the only other thing that was different is that you were wearing a different swimsuit, um, for the magazine cover versus the bomber, the one that bomber eyewear used. But I was like, yeah, I think that’s the same, the same shoot at the same, really that’s like a lifestyles of the rich and famous swimming hole.

ElleyCat: 00:09:48 Right. It’s awesome.

Liam: 00:09:49 Was like something you’d see on lifestyles of the rich and famous and I’m like, ah, waterfalls and rocks in the background and all kinds of cool stuff. It’s just really neat. But yeah, I mean, like I said, I’ve been watching you, you know, your, your Facebook page and your posts and you even post in the, in the photography podcast group, which I really appreciate because I mean, you’ve been doing some really, really cool stuff. And, uh, another one, another one that I really love and you did this one. Uh, let’s see, this one I think with Dave Kelly studio and that’s the one with the, like, it’s like a post-apocalyptic scene and it has like the head of the Statue of Liberty behind you. And uh, that one, that one is really cool.

ElleyCat: 00:10:34 Start with a new photographer. Um, oh and I feel bad. I forgot. And it was that day he made some really cool theme armor and so he let us form his armor and he goes a couple shots to me and then, you know, imposed the statue of liberty and the Zack ground, like, um, from planning the apes and stuff like that. So. Well, I thought that was pretty cool.

Liam: 00:11:03 Oh yeah, absolutely. That’s very cool. I love that one. And Yeah, just like you said, it was very planted in the apes, uh, style. I even see somebody commented, planted [inaudible] at Charleston Heston who’s got nothing on this image. That’s fantastic.

ElleyCat: 00:11:18 Yeah.

Liam: 00:11:21 Yup. Yeah, that’s really, really awesome. I mean, you’ve been doing some really phenomenal stuff. Now I know when we talked the last time, um, you were talking about possibly doing some jobs with some photographers out in California. Have you made it out there, you add or,

ElleyCat: 00:11:36 um, I haven’t actually, but things have been kind of [inaudible] in that nature as that I’ve really been asking myself, you know, where do I want to go with modeling and what I want to do and sure, I have this dream to be as low, but I don’t know if that’ll ever happen or, you know, sports illustrated swimsuit edition. But one thing that like I’ve always been passionate about and how I honestly, it probably helped me get into modeling more than anything else was I was in a lot of plays as a kid and I loved being in the theater and then as a team, young adults, you know, I still continued in place and so there’s been a couple of doors opening up lately for me to hopefully get into some film. Okay. And so I guess the question that I was asking myself is, you know, if I’m, you know, going in on this and what am I doing and where are my goals?

ElleyCat: 00:12:32 And you know, what is my not long term reach? And you know, the, the answer that keeps coming to my head is that I want to be an actress. I know that, that, you know, might sound stereotypical or Corny, but it’s the truth. It’s between modeling and acting and being in that realm of everything. Literally all I can think about, I dream about it, a daydream about it. [inaudible] the only thing that’s on my mind is I can see myself in that area. And so, um, a friend of mine that I went to college with or has a, or had a Kickstarter program that was up and going and I was like, this is really cool, you know, he sent me an email from me, you know, if you have any things you could help out to be cool. And so I was like, you know, I’ll, I’ll see what I can do to like, you know, help him because, um, I’ve been following his work and his girlfriend’s work for a little while where I’d say the past five years, not that I talked, but you know, they have some cool [inaudible].

ElleyCat: 00:13:36 And I was like, you know, I’ve, I know what it’s like to have a dream and to have somebody help you with your dreams. And I was like, I’m fine. Was, you know, trying to help them as best I can with him. And, um, after doing that, you know, he’s, uh, offered me a part in here is a feature films that he wrote for his Kickstarter program or Kickstarter future. I’m not exactly sure what that’s called. I might be butchering your right now. That’s so cool. If they start filming in August and I have a small role, um, but it’s, you know, it’s a cameo basically with the [inaudible] and um, the, oh my gosh, I completely lost track what I was thinking about that. So, um, um, the movie is called, it’s a what’s on the inside and uh, it’s going to be a full length feature film, but I’m really excited to be a part of Eddie’s dream I think will be awesome. And so I’ve been practicing my lines and I just actually today send him over a little demo of me reading my lines one to camera. So I probably, you know, look like an airhead reacting to somebody who just wanted to get in left field for, you know, how I’m seeing the characters at the moment. And I’m really super excited about that. I’m just so, so, so,

Liam: 00:15:07 oh yeah, that’s a yeah, I saw your, I saw your post about it from his Kickstarter campaign and I thought that it was really cool. Now is this, this doesn’t tie it back to you cause I saw you posted, um, not too long ago. A link to, I believe you have your own imdv page.

ElleyCat: 00:15:27 Yeah, I do. And that was for previous songs I’ve been in.

Liam: 00:15:30 Really? That was so cool.

ElleyCat: 00:15:32 Yes. Right. I actually kind of came across it by accident. I was like, Hey, you know what, I’m going to Google myself and see what happens with, everybody always says it’s a bad idea, but occasionally, you know, you’re like, well let’s just find out. So I saw something that looked like my name but like the name was Michelle and I was like, that’s not me. And so I get on, I was like, holy crap, it is just, my name was spelled wrong. And so I got ahold of them via their links to like fix errors on pages and I had to like verify pretty much it was myself through uh, different websites and my social media accounts so they could see that it was actually me and I let them know, you know, it’s so they kind of collaborated, you know, three films that I had been in, but like it was already there. I was just kind of blown away. I was like, this is so cool. So I’ve, I was super excited about it. You know, it’s, it’s a small goal. Um, you know, not too many people might care about that kind of thing, but I thought it was a cool accomplish.

Liam: 00:16:37 Yeah. I think it was totally cool. I was blown away when I saw you post the link to your imdv profile. I was like, that is so freaking cool. I didn’t, you know, I didn’t know you tagged me. I didn’t know you’d had any parts in films before and I thought that was really awesome. And they hands down, I don’t know if you put them on there yourself, but they have some absolutely fantastic shots of you on your profile page. The first one that comes up. Yeah. It looks like the first [inaudible]. Yup.

ElleyCat: 00:17:08 Yeah.

Liam: 00:17:10 And then they got the one where you had the makeup on from, uh, Mad Max fury road, which I totally love it. I love that shoot that you guys did. That was just totally awesome.

ElleyCat: 00:17:22 Yes, I did see, I liked it. A lot of fun.

Liam: 00:17:24 Yeah. So, so basically this project that you’re working with, this gentleman on now from his Kickstarter campaign is technically going to be your fourth film, Huh?

ElleyCat: 00:17:34 Yes. Well actually no, it’ll be like my sick. They weren’t, they weren’t really accredited. They’re all basically indie films except for conversations with God was um, an actual a feature. So, but all the other ones I’ve been in pretty much, I’ve had all different roles and now, uh, I couldn’t find the other two but I know they’re out there somewhere. And so one of the cameras in more ways than one for, I dunno, the majority of my adult life.

Liam: 00:18:11 That’s so cool though. Yeah. Because like I said, you know, I didn’t know that you had any acting credits under your belt until you shared that on a, on Facebook. And I saw that and I was like that is so awesome. Actually know

ElleyCat: 00:18:25 not at all left.

Liam: 00:18:27 No, no we didn’t. Yeah cause I didn’t know anything about it. Like well I don’t even know if you had found your, your imdv profile when we talked last time. Cause I remember you just posted this link not too long ago. At least that was the first time I saw it.

ElleyCat: 00:18:40 I didn’t know it even existed.

Liam: 00:18:41 Yeah, I think I saw it when you first posted it on Facebook and I clicked out. I was like, that is so cool!

ElleyCat: 00:18:49 Excellent.

Liam: 00:18:51 Yeah, I’m just, I’m really excited for you. I think it’s fantastic that you’re, you got all of these things going on and hey, you know, if you want to, you know, start at your transition from just modeling to modeling and acting. I don’t think there’s anything silly about that. I think it’s a, it’s always good to have dreams that you want to shoot for. And for you, I mean, you’ve already got some movie credits to your name, so why not go for it full time, you know, work your way up and next thing you know, you’ll be getting $50 million per film. Yeah. And the getting the mid money.

ElleyCat: 00:19:28 Yup, Yup.

Liam: 00:19:29 Yeah. We’ll do a couple of films basically that you’d be basically retired. You’d just do a couple of movies a year and a few magazine covers. Then you’re just a, a kick back a year, $35 million reaction.

ElleyCat: 00:19:44 Okay.

Liam: 00:19:45 Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. I think that’s totally, totally cool. I’m so happy for you. I’m just glad. I mean, I’m really glad that a lot of this stuff is just coming together for you. I think it’s fantastic

ElleyCat: 00:20:01 and I guess that’s a way of housing, but things come in waves, right? Pardon? I would say not horrible pain, but this all direct because of um, you know, kind of where I work. Um, a lot of personal issues and stuff like that. I mean all of last year was really detrimental to my health and, but yet I still kept going with all my modeling stuff and then it kind of seems like that’s tapering off that needs. The bad stuff is, and I have this kind of flow of people that want to work with me and you know, good people. And so I really narrowing down like the people that I absolutely love working with. And I not to say that I don’t, you know, introduce new people in for that group, but you know, I do it more cautiously and you know, just kind of that not only do protect my phone for you, you know, protect my brand is so to speak so that it isn’t, you don’t necessarily get partners, you know, bad photographers and that kind of thing. I’ve had my fair share of those.

Liam: 00:21:14 Yeah, I can imagine.

ElleyCat: 00:21:16 Well for the most part, I mean I go do sessions with photographers on how they, they constantly call me back and it’s the, you know, it’s a matter of reputation and how you present yourself and your manner of war and your attitude and you know, how prompt you are and if you’re on time and if you’re, you know, sober when you show up with boy, there’s been some crazy models, stuff that you’re already, that I’m just like, you’re a model, you’re either high as a kite or you’re drunk off your butt. And I neither one of those are cool to show up to a photo shoot too.

Liam: 00:21:50 Yeah. Yeah. That would definitely not be a good thing. Yeah. I mean, I’m just going down your modeling Facebook page and you’ve had some very awesome projects that you’ve done lately. I mean, some really awesome, I don’t have my favorites. I think it was titled Water Siren. That one looks. You look so cool in that shot where you’re in the water. I know. It looks so cool. Your eyes are just mesmerizing in that shot. I love that. I don’t know what they did, but it looks really good. It does.

ElleyCat: 00:22:23 I don’t know. I almost want to say that I think they played a lot with the reflection of the water and tried to put that into my eyes.

Liam: 00:22:30 Yeah, possibly.

ElleyCat: 00:22:32 Yeah. But, um, [inaudible] did a really good job, so that part was pretty cool.

Liam: 00:22:40 Yeah. I mean, I mean those, the, whatever they did to your eyes that made it, makes them look really cool. It really sets off the whole mood for that shoe or that scene. Yeah. That’s really cool. And you’re going to Billy’s,

ElleyCat: 00:22:54 yeah, I’m going to believe I leave tomorrow actually. And it’s honestly it’s my nearly vacation, but I am hoping to get a couple of different photo shoots and while I’m there, um, I’ll be doing a little bit of almost story selfie sort of, um, behind the scenes stuff or the groups that I’m the ambassador for. So I’m bringing a couple of those items with me so that I can kind of show them off on the beach. But I am hoping to getting a couple, a really cool bathing suit shots while in there. But the primary goal is to relax and go scuba diving, see the fish and the coral and all that kind of stuff.

Liam: 00:23:35 Oh, there’s nothing wrong with that. It sounds like definitely be a nice vacation. Give me a little bit of time to unwind and recharge your batteries.

ElleyCat: 00:23:44 Yeah. Got Massive burnout at work.

Liam: 00:23:47 Oh yeah, I can imagine. Cause I mean, you know, like I said, uh, you know, earlier, I mean, you work full time as a geologist and you’re, I mean, good guy. You’re doing so many shoots on the weekends with the modeling, that’s pretty much basically you’re working two full time jobs at this point. I mean you’re, you’re just busy, busy all the time.

ElleyCat: 00:24:05 Say that I don’t have weekends to myself right now. I’m either working and I work a 40 hour plus week. Um, I worked for 10 days or four, 10 hour days, excuse me. And uh, and then as the rotating, you know, weekends off schedule with on call duty. And right now I’m the hydrology project manager for the deepening and de-watering program. So I think seeing the pilot holes where we build in based on our water in the tent based on structures, um, I determined where wells are going to be based on prove this pilot folds depending on how many gps they have once they’re drilled. And that also includes installing any instrumentation so that we can actually monitor either rock movement of structure, movement, water pressure and head in the actual pilot hole and see if it’s going to be a viable source for a well seawater, the slope so that we don’t have the poor pressure fit.

ElleyCat: 00:25:16 Okay. Because the slips of sales, um, a lot of people know about being in Canyon in Utah and there was a giant float failure there. Well, we have radar units that monitor our slope walls so they can tell us within fractions of an inch what moving and wear at all times. So the people in BM Canyon were lucky. They had a good float monitoring team and they were able to get everybody out of the area before this massive failure happened. And so with pis that have less competent rock, kind of like the pit does where I work, we have to be very diligent on making sure that we’d do water to float. And so finding our water columns and, uh, compartments is a crucial step of making sure that we’re putting in kind of holes in wells in the riot area.

Liam: 00:26:09 Wow. See, and for my listeners out there, I told you guys she was not only beautiful, but she was really smart too. That is so cool. I mean, you’re just a wow. You’re incredible. You, I mean, you, you’re doing the scientific stuff and the modeling and the acting, you’re just going in three different directions at once, my friend. But I, I’m really do,

ElleyCat: 00:26:32 I, I have a m on my youtube, I have a little part this about me, about information, about me and just kind of a couple of short about what I do or have done and stuff like that. And some people might say think that it sounds arrogant or whatnot, but everything that I set my heart to do, I figured out how to do it. And so I’ve never come up against something that I can’t figure out how to see or make happen. And it have a huge drive and passion just to follow my dreams and whatever that made me, I mean, you know, tomorrow I wanted to learn how to go deep sea fishing. I mean, I would figure out how to do it with some help, but I would do it, you know, I was in my little profile. You don’t just talk about the stuff I’ve done and I’m very proud that I am extremely tenacious or, and you know, I’m, I was the first person in my family to go out and decide to get a college degree.

ElleyCat: 00:27:35 Um, know nothing bad about my parents or anything. They are, they’re both extremely hardworking. Who would call them folks. And my dad was a construction foreman. California is a general contractor and you know, my mom has rescued and raised exotic animals as long as I can remember. And so they are extremely hard working people and they were very, very well not only grateful, I guess that, you know, I was able to bring them such pride, but they were Oh, extremely proud of me that I went out and got my degree so that I could do something that would sustain me so that I could have the themes to hopefully follow migraines. And that’s basically what I’m doing right now.

Liam: 00:28:21 Absolutely. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. And my story is pretty much the same as yours from that aspect. You know, my parents were very hardworking. Uh, my dad was a plant man manager for a silo company. And there many of my listeners that don’t know yes, there, their company actually built the cinderblock silos on farms that the farmers would store their grain and stuff in. And he did that for a long time and he drove tractor trailer and, and uh, my mom, uh, my mom worked at a place called Martha Lloyd, which is a school for mentally handicapped women, um, in my hometown and it’s actually the premier facility of its kind in the world. And now I was the first one in my family to go to college and got my first college degree. And earlier I graduated in 2000 when my computer science degree. And then I’ve gone back and got a second computer science degree and now I’ve gotten two degrees in photography. So I’ve got four of them now.

ElleyCat: 00:29:19 Good job.

Liam: 00:29:22 I’ve always been the kind of person that enjoyed school. I just always loved school. I was an overachiever in high school. Um, when I, when I graduated back in those days, I’m old as hell now. Uh, pardon my French. But, uh, we had to have 21 credits to graduate. I had 34 and a half. When I finished senior year, I still hold the score for the most credits obtained by a graduating senior. And, um, and m I’ve graduated each time I got a college degree. I graduated summa cum loudly. So I’ve done really well for myself. Yeah. And well, the thing is I’m like way over the top as far as the nerd is concerned. I’m not like in nerd or a geek. I’m like an Uber mega super nerd. So, and I was telling, I was telling one of my friends this not too long ago, I said, you know, when I was getting my first computer science degree, my best friend in college at the time was a guy named Chris row and he was ultra liberal.

Liam: 00:30:21 I’m ultra conservative. So we just agreed not to talk about politics and we were together and we got along great. And uh, he would get so mad at me because he had to study his tail off for, you know, any kind of major exams or midterms or finals. And I swear to God, I could literally sleep in a class all the entire term and take a final exam and get a hundred on it and not even be conscious. Yeah. Yeah. And my friend Chris hated me for it. He’s like, I’ve got to study my butt off. And you sleep in glass all day everyday. You take no notes, you don’t study at all and you get 100% on a final exam. I hate you.

ElleyCat: 00:31:03 Yeah, I’d say so. I wasn’t quite that bad of like I had to take every note and I had to be at every class or real books or whatever, like, and I kind of almost was considered a joke at this point, but I, I read very few college books all the way through. Then I wasn’t interested in like I would pay 50 to the class, the teacher understand what was going on and be able to apply that to the test. But I always took, I would say really good notes. And then I was overly active in the lab, right?

Liam: 00:31:39 Oh yeah.

ElleyCat: 00:31:39 But I always had to study, but I was worth the cram last minute sort of study. I was like, Oh yeah, I’ve testified, I’ve got to study. And then I go in and I, you know, I do fairly well. Um, I, I graduated on the Dean’s list so I was thrilled with that and completed my four year degree in three and a half years. I was bounded, determined like I was taking 20 credits a semester and taking summer school, um, for two summers. So the other two I was in field camp and doing all kinds of stuff. But yeah I was, it was crazy and I was thrilled for that. But yeah I was nowhere like you where you can just go, Oh God this the school, I didn’t get 100% on a test. I needed people like that half the crap out of home.

Liam: 00:32:26 Well when I, it was funny cause when I was getting my first computer science degree, one of the, what I call bs classes, cause they weren’t part of your major, they were, you know, the stupid stack, the stupid filler classes you had take to round out your degree. Um, so one of the, yeah, one of the classes I had to take was an introduction on Microsoft office and I told my professor the first day of class, I said, no offense man. But uh, I’ve been an I doing it for awhile now. So to me your class is a retards guide to Microsoft office because I guarantee I already know more about Microsoft office and then you do. And she didn’t believe me. And I slept all day everyday in her class five days a week. And when it came time for our final exam, I sat in the front of the room. By the time she reached the back of the room, passing out the final exams, I already finished mine and put it on her desk and walked out of the room. And then I saw her,

ElleyCat: 00:33:22 I thought she hated it.

Liam: 00:33:23 Oh yeah, I saw her later on that day in the hallway. And I said, so how’d I do on your Microsoft office? Final exam? She goes, you get a hundred percent smart ass. I told you on the first day your class for me was the retards guy in the office. Yeah, that’s awesome. But I had a lot of fun at Wa. And the thing was is when I went to school and got my very first degree, it was actually technically two degrees in one cause I was a double major, I was a computer science, um, with a major component being programming languages. And then my second major was in accounting. So because a lot of the are nerd. Yeah. So while a lot of the stuff that I did on the computer science side was programming and I did the visual studio.net while actually the precursor to that, it was visual studio six at the time, I believe. Um, so I was doing a lot of the programming for windows specific languages, visual basic and stuff like that. But then the other half of my programming curriculum was programming on IBM s 400 mainframes, which were used for payroll by all the huge corporations like IBM and HP and GE and GM and Chrysler and Ford and coke and Pepsi and all those companies.

Liam: 00:34:45 Oh, Yup. So,

ElleyCat: 00:34:49 oh, lot of python scripting or thing.

Liam: 00:34:52 Now back in those days, python didn’t even exist yet. Yeah, python was still [inaudible].

ElleyCat: 00:34:56 Well, see, there you go.

Liam: 00:34:57 Yeah. Pi’s on an even been thought of back in those days I was programming and all the Microsoft studios languages, which would be visual, basic visual, Java, visual C, I’m straight C plus Plus Java script. And then on the, on the IBM side, it was the IBM ASMR 400. So I had to know IBM ASMR, 400 systems and operations and then an I also programmed in RPG and cobol. So you’re talking hardcore programming languages?

ElleyCat: 00:35:31 My Gosh. Yeah. Okay. Well that’s when the computers were the size of the house.

Liam: 00:35:37 Hey, I’m not quite

ElleyCat: 00:35:38 that old. No, not quite that old, but uh, but I enjoyed it. I mean I had a lot of fun. And to give you an idea of how bad of a nerd I am for my final project in my RPG class, we had to, we had to follow a specific guidelines or final project had to contain so many records. Um, so many queries, so many calculations, so many loops and all these others sub you know, algorithms. And you had to have all of this, had to be in your final program project, you know, in order to finish your final project for your final grade. And so I decided to get creative and since I am a mega nerd, I decided to do my final project on how long it would take a United Federation of Planets starship to travel from the earth to Alpha Centauri at various work speeds. So I, yeah, I tied my computer programming habits in my star trek lobe and don’t end up one big thing for my final project. And I love doing that. It was such a blast. Well, I hope you had a perspective that appreciated that.

Liam: 00:36:48 Yeah, well he had an actually we got in a fight and that almost came to blows because, and I loved my professor that I had for that class. His name was Mr Spanier. And um, he had been a programmer. He’d done the payroll, uh, programming for the Ford Motor Company for a long time before he became a professor. And, um, I turned in my final project and my project was flawless. My code was perfect. I had all the rigs I had more than the requirements. I had way more records than 25 way more calculations than a minimum. So on any gives me back, my graded project gives me a 98. And I’m like, what the hell is with the 98? Well, it’s always been my policy, no matter how good somebody’s project is, nobody deserves a hundred. Oh, I was ready to knock him out right there. I was furious,

ElleyCat: 00:37:39 man. I don’t want it to kill him.

Liam: 00:37:41 Oh yeah. I was not a happy camper. I’d almost decked him over that and I really liked him as a professor. But yeah, that really pissed me off because I worked hard on that project and put in a lot of hours writing all the, all of the different arrays and the record queries and the calculations and all of that. And then it gives me a 98% instead of a hundred when I easily had a perfect score and a as, yes, we almost, we almost came to blows over that, but I still had a lot, I had a lot of fun doing it.

ElleyCat: 00:38:16 I’ll bet you did. Um, I had a professor in I metrology class who’s was actually my advisor as well. And metrology is where you look at minerals in fin section and you see them polarized and on polarized and you, you look at a lot under a microscope and figure out, you know, what’s going on, their habits or structure, what there are some will dissolve, that kind of thing. Uh, so he gave us a free range for our last topic and Ted, um, to write about whenever we want to do. All right. Have been a minimum of so many pages on the words. And so I had decided, I think two topics. Um, I picked felsic minerals and I picked a darn it and their habits than corporations and that kind of thing. And so I turned in my paper along with my actual colony exam or viewing the murals under a microscope and identifying them without, you know, with no help basically. And Wow, you gave me my test back with everybody else. And it was the first final in college where I got 110% on the final exam. And I was like, are you serious?

Liam: 00:39:37 Right. It’s cool.

ElleyCat: 00:39:38 Well, no, you, you did a fantastic job. You, you know, Blah Blah, blah. I was like, how could there be possibly you got everything. Exactly correct. You know, from your classmates. I was like, yes. Oh boy. And I rub that in a couple of people’s faces.

Liam: 00:39:53 I don’t blame you. I would have to. Yeah. See you were, you were an overachiever like me.

ElleyCat: 00:39:59 Well, I, I find in some classes especially like core classy.

Liam: 00:40:03 Oh yeah.

ElleyCat: 00:40:06 Oh, economics, theology, you know, an emphasis on economics. And so yeah, in my four classes I was definitely an overachiever. Like I’m one of those people that would go back to field camp and you know, for any geologists that would ever be listening to this, if you love your field camp, you know when I’m talking about, it’s your first chance to actually go out in the field, apply all your, you learned about geology and put them on a map, put them in note, write papers about it, and then turn them in and you’re out in the field all day. It’s what’s during hot because you, they throw you in, you know, some godforsaken place in the middle of summer and it’s usually a hundred plus degrees outside and you’re like, all dogs water today. I haven’t peas yet. I’m starving and I still have to finish this whole paper. And you just, you figure it out with as many sunburn by. I’m go back and do it again.

Liam: 00:41:09 That’s great. Oh yeah.

ElleyCat: 00:41:12 I mean I’m, I’m like the biggest rock cow nerd. If it’s out there or if there were an area, oh yeah, I found this area, I’ll find it.

Liam: 00:41:22 Yeah,

ElleyCat: 00:41:22 you’ve got the regent collected at rocks. It’s kind of prophetic. I’ve got, um, drawn boxes, which hold our, um, our calling card, like that drill bit that we use to drill our black holes for the weekend. They’ll blow up the ground and there was a knock out. But the boxes are wooden. The drill deck, they’re usually around 200 pounds a piece and 300 boxes can. And I’ve got like seven boxes that are completely full rock. And my boyfriend’s helped me move them twice now and he’s like, so next time we move are you gonna like get rid of them or you’re lugging around with water on your home?

Liam: 00:42:05 Yeah, that’s when you’re telling now I get a few more movie roles and we’ll have enough money. I can hire people to come in and move them for us. Hell yeah. We gonna get a moving company, send out some guys and give them a hernia. Moving your rock collections.

ElleyCat: 00:42:20 That’s right. They better know how to lift from the knees.

Liam: 00:42:24 That’s right. Oh my goodness. That’s so funny. But yeah, I was like, when your, your uh, final that you got 110% ROI on that. I was like that and especially with some of my programming languages and one of my favorites was visual basic. And for that class we had a textbook that had programming exercises in the back of each chapter. It was 32 chapters long and in order to finish the class we only had to do the first 16 chapters in the book and from each chapter, each chapter had, I think it was 20 or 30 programs that you could do and you only had to do six from each chapter to finish the course. And, and you know, in visual basic to finish that course. And I, I was so gung Ho, I did all 32 chapters in the book, every programming project at the back of every chapter.

Liam: 00:43:18 And it was so funny because I remember the professor, not cam for the life of me and remember his name now, but he was such a nice guy and he came around to talk to each of the students the day before our final exam. And he comes to my desk and says, Bill, um, cause back then I went by the nickname bill instead of William. And now I usually am because of my photography business. But uh, he said, Bill, um, you’ve actually done so much work in this class. You could take an absolute zero on your final and you would still finish this class with a 4.0 and I said, really? I said, that’s cool. And then I came in the next day, took my flight. Well anyway, he’s got 100% on that. So yeah, I ended up finishing his class with like, instead of 100% for migrated, a 4.0 as I was up like 150% because I did so much extra part in that class. But I’m just having so much fun. I couldn’t stop, you know, I would start writing visual basic code. I’d started doing these programs and I couldn’t stop at six. I just kept going. So yeah, it was funny because we would get to know,

ElleyCat: 00:44:26 oh, another level of loving what you do.

Liam: 00:44:30 That’s how bad am. Well, I, my, I always said it was my uncle Rick’s fault because he gave me my first computer, which was a commodore Vic 20 when I was 10, and I stayed up at my grandma. Yeah. Really old school computer way before your time. Um, uh, well commodore was a competing computer company. It was a more proprietary system. It wasn’t as mainstream as the IBM pace based pcs that like the Tandy computers and stuff like that that they sold the radio shack. Um, although before they went out of business in the u s commodore did make a few hybrid computers that ran their proprietary stuff, but then could also run the IBM PC compatible stuff like dos and stuff like that. But it didn’t save them. It didn’t save them in the United States. They ended up going out of business in the U s but they’re still really big in Europe. They’re still making computers there. Yeah. But, uh, my uncle Rick gave me my first computer, which was a commodore Vic 20 in, I’m talking, you’re talking in the days where we didn’t even have floppy drives. I wrote my programs and I had to save them to a cassette tape. So yeah. Yeah. Seriously. Yeah. Yeah. That’s the storage medium we had when I started writing code at 10 years old was cassette tapes, which really sucked because when you want it to reload your program into memory from the tape drive, it fricking took forever.

Liam: 00:46:03 But my uncle Rick gave me that Vic 20 cause he had upgraded to the new commodore 64 that had just come out. And I was, I, when I was younger, I, we spent every summer when I was all out of school for the summer, I always spent those summers at my maternal grandparents house. Like entire summer I was at Grandpa and grandma cooked carts all summer and my uncle Rick and I would do stuff together. He was like six or seven years older than me. Um, but he gave me that Vic 20 and I had forgotten at the time I wore reading glasses while not reading glasses. I actually had pretty bad eyesight when I was young. And then I quit wearing my glasses. My eyes healed on their own. And I only had them now for reading. And only in my right eye, my right eye is like 2021 or something like that and barely even need a prescription.

Liam: 00:46:50 But anyways, I didn’t have my glasses. I’d forgotten to take them to my grandparents that summer. And I stayed up like 18 hours writing code on this Vic 20 before I finally went to sleep. And I’m talking in the old school, I’m talking basic, basic, not visual basic that any other kinds of basic, the original basic programming language. And I wrote code for 18 hours staring at, you know, cause the Vic 20 the commodore computers, you could just hook up to a television and use that for your monitor and those days. And um, so I was staring at my grandparents TV screen for 18 hours writing code and I finally crashed after 18 hours and went to sleep. And when I woke up, well, quote unquote woke up, I was conscious, but I couldn’t see because my eyes swelled shut from the eyestrain because I wrote all that card with no glasses on and my, and I straightened my eyes so badly that my eyes actually swelled shut.

ElleyCat: 00:47:54 Okay.

Liam: 00:47:54 Which I didn’t even know was possible.

ElleyCat: 00:47:56 You’re not supposed to do that.

Liam: 00:47:57 Yeah. I didn’t even know what was possible to do that until it happened.

ElleyCat: 00:48:01 I didn’t know either. Yeah. I was going to think that you would say fun for days.

Liam: 00:48:05 Yeah. Oh yeah, I did that too. But yeah, for the first few hours after I woke back up, I, I couldn’t really open my eyes at all. They were just so puffy and so swollen that I had to put a compress on my eyes for a while to get the swelling to go down before I could open them enough to see.

ElleyCat: 00:48:23 Okay.

Liam: 00:48:23 Yeah. So that’s how that

ElleyCat: 00:48:25 done that again.

Liam: 00:48:26 No, no. I still write code for hours on end at times, but like I said, I don’t really need my glasses anymore. So, um, but the other thing I wanted to talk to you about in this, uh, in your second appearance is the other thing I was really excited about. I see that you’ve got your youtube channel going now. You’ve got a 5% set five videos on here now and you’ve got 22 subscribers. So you’re getting there and you’ve got some really cool videos on here. I love your videos. The Dan, the full guy has gotta be my favorite. That one is so, so great. I love that one.

ElleyCat: 00:49:01 Isn’t that cool? Yeah. Honestly it was a last minute sort of thing. But I was like, uh, my boyfriend was standing in the background, not meaning to be in the shot and the videographer night culture. He was like, no, no, no, stay there. This is what cool. Kind of looked like the creeper maybe. And I was like, well let’s put your myriad, I said, he can like be grabbing my foot or something like that. So he did that and then the videographer was like, wait a minute, I have a great idea. Go stand over there with the pool skimmer. And, you know, skip the pool and so off. It’s so proud of my boyfriend. It was the coolest thing ever for just to watch him like go and do that. Actually had the vote. Perfect expressions. I’m walked it down laughing what I do. Yeah, he was cracking up and it took quite a few actual takes for him to do those spaces without bursting out laughing cause he’s shy in front of the camera. So it was really adorable.

Liam: 00:50:00 That’s great though. And I see that one’s got 253 view. So that’s by far your most popular video so far.

ElleyCat: 00:50:07 Yeah. You know, sound half baked, you did it. So everybody’s like, oh Yo, look, look that one

Liam: 00:50:13 now the a actually the thing I was gonna say was not laying the, the sexy outfit you’re wearing, but just the title and the way the clip is shot is it’s like reminiscent of like a seventies porn. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. Uh,

ElleyCat: 00:50:32 no, no, no. I, I love the way he edited it so that it kind of does look like it was something that came like almost straight out of the 70s. Yeah, I definitely think that. But,

Liam: 00:50:46 and as soon as we shared it and I saw the title four and before I clicked on it, the watch and I’m like, Eh, she got her boyfriend into a video. Somehow she got him into it. Cause I do that. I knew that Sudan, the pool guy had to a bed. That’s so awesome.

ElleyCat: 00:51:06 Thank you.

Liam: 00:51:07 Now what’s the, um, I don’t think I’ve watched this one yet. What’s the a La Cat in EDC 2016 trailer. What’s that all about?

ElleyCat: 00:51:17 Um, well I was at EDC in 2015 came around that were, you know, doing professional videos and they can point it bunch of footage of me, but you know, I’m only in it for literally like that. I was in the official trailer for 2016 I was like, if you didn’t know it was me, you would have no idea. So it’s this a little bit of me and I’m just gonna sit in there dancing. I blew a kiss to the camera. I was just super excited that I actually made the official video and I just put it up there cause I liked it. And that’s really the only reason.

Liam: 00:51:59 That’s so cool though. Now I gotta ask you a question because if memory serves me correctly, one of your videos is missing, cause I thought the very first one that you posted was you doing like your makeup or something before issue and I don’t see that one here now or not or am I missing it?

ElleyCat: 00:52:18 No, I haven’t.

Liam: 00:52:20 I seen, I see dad, the Pool Guy, the EDC 2016 trailer. Then I see how I became a snake. Victoria secret sale in best sexy Lara Croft cosplay and the model junkyard. Oh maybe it’s the model junk yard photo shoot. Get ready. Yeah, maybe that’s okay. That’s what threw me off because I was like, I knew there was a video where she was talking about how she gets ready for a shoot and her doing her makeup and how she taught herself, all that stuff. And I didn’t see it but I forgot it was that one. That’s my man.

ElleyCat: 00:52:49 No, that’s cool. Um, or recorded a fucking footage for those. But my laptop, unfortunately it can’t handle the editing software to do that. So I ordered myself a gigantic pop that I like build over the Internet. Two of the parts were on back order so it’s still not here and both arrive while I’m on vacation. So my best friend is coming over to my house on my kitty cat fall and gone and made sure that my computer gets put in the hole because I’ve been wasting a 20 on anything and I’ll be able to gain, um, um, because I’m a fairly big Gamer, I just looked, you know, couple of different, I was thinking what we’re putting computer based games but I’m hoping

Liam: 00:53:35 so you are [inaudible] so you are a nerd at heart.

ElleyCat: 00:53:47 Throw their hair in a ponytail and get guilty. Guilty looking for Ross outside.

ElleyCat: 00:53:54 I think I would get beat up by tigers or go horseback riding, you know, get out on my quad and ride all day for I’ve listen to my man and you know, come in again for hours. When I realized 2:00 AM I need to go to bed and so yeah, I’m full longer. Oh fuck. With that thing. I had no idea I was going to love it so much, but you can make so many awesome things with it. I had no clue. Was like a whole new world for me to figure it out that, you know, plastic string stuff to make all these other really cool things.

Liam: 00:54:31 Oh yeah, yeah, absolutely. That’s so funny that you’re into gaming and stuff like that too. I would’ve never thought that. That’s the rumor that I used to do. I used to do a lot of PC gaming years ago. Um, but I wouldn’t run windows. I always hated windows with a passion. So I would run Linux and I would run what’s called a windows emulator, um, known as wine wine for short. And um, a number of years back when I was living in, back when I lived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and I was getting my second computer science degree. I used to play a game and then I was never into star wars. I’ve always been a star trek person. I hate star wars, but they made one star wars. They made one star wars game that I liked and that was Jedi Knight to jetty outcast. And I was on workman’s comp for quite a while because I sustained a bad arm injury, which progressed into a degenerative disease that I have in that arm now.

Liam: 00:55:32 Um, and before I went back to college, I was stuck at home all the time, climate in the walls. And I was like, I’ve gotta find something to do. So I started going to college again and in my spare time I would play Jedi Knight to Jedi outcast. And I actually worked my way up to being tied for number one in the world in that game with another guy. I can’t remember the guy’s name now, cause it’s been so long ago, but he and I were the two best players in the entire world and we would play, we would play on servers. Um, they were called dark world servers and on the servers they had pumped musters. So there was no cheating, there was no force powers, no guns, no bombs, no grenades. All you had was your lightsaber. So it was basically sword fighting. Um, wow. And in two and a half years of playing that game, I killed 4 million real world real world opponents in that game.

Liam: 00:56:35 Yeah. Back when I, at the height of my gaming, I played the crap out of that game. That one in Star Trek Bridge Commander I played a lot of and uh, but yeah, it was, I mean it got to the point where I had to create fake accounts because when I would log onto a server, as soon as everybody saw my avatars screen name, nobody would play against them. Oh yeah. I would log in, I would log into a while they had different server worlds. So some of them were where you could just do a lightsaber duals where you would challenge a player they would accept. And then while the two of you were fighting, your body’s glowed and any other people on that, on that world, they could run up behind you and hit you as many times they want it with their lightsaber and it wouldn’t do any damage to you. Only you and your opponent could do each other because you were dueling. And um, and then they had free for all servers and I would log into a, before everybody got wise to how good I was at the game, I would log into a free for all server and I would kill two, 300 players at a time and a free for all flight. And I’d still have three quarters of my health left when everybody else was dead. So yeah, I got, yeah. Yup, Yup. Way before all of that.

Liam: 00:57:56 Yeah. Because was a world of Warcraft. It first came out back around that time. It was either world of Warcraft or there was another one that I was thinking started with an e but I couldn’t be wrong. It might’ve been world of Warcraft. I never got into world of Warcraft anyways, but I had, I had so much fun and um, like I said, the jetty outcast, I would go occasionally on servers where we played capture the flag. So you would have teams, you know, you’d have six guys on a team and six guys on an opposing team and you would cross this massive map trying to find each other’s base camps and steal their flag and get back to your camp. But they’re captured flag while they’re all chasing, you’re trying to kill you and get their flag back. So I used to play quite a bit of that too.

Liam: 00:58:46 Well I checked, uh, not too long ago when I saw that they did finally port that game to Macko s cause I run all macs now and you can buy the game, you can buy the game for like five bucks or something like that in the Mac app store. And I’m like, I wonder if I should download that and start killing people. Like yeah. But at the time I was working two full time jobs. I’m like, I don’t have time for gaming and just don’t. I mean, you know, it’s bad when you log into a free for all server in everybody’s logs off or just runs from you when they see your screen name. That’s hilarious.

Liam: 00:59:22 And the thing was the guy that I was tied for first place in the entire world in this game with, he and I would go on to a dark side dual server and we would challenge each other to a duel and we would literally dual for two or three hours and neither one of us get finished the other guy off because we’re both so good. Yeah, we both so good at the game. We couldn’t kill each other, so we’d fight until we were exhausted and we’d call a draw and just give up and then we go back to killing everybody else.

ElleyCat: 00:59:53 Okay. Okay.

Liam: 00:59:57 Yeah, but I had a lot of fun doing that, so I just thought it was funny that you’re in the game. You don’t meet a whole lot of ladies that are into gaming. Not very many. And it’s just so funny because you did the modeling and you’re a geologist and you’re into the gaming and I saw, and one of your, one of Dan’s recent posts, you guys found some cool arrowheads not too long ago too. I thought that was really cool.

ElleyCat: 01:00:17 Oh yeah. Yeah. I love looking for that kind of stuff. And so I, I think every opportunity I can get the, which aren’t many lately, but you know, anytime I get off work early or can go out, look around for stuff, I haven’t really tried to, cause there’s, you know, this kind of a wealth of it in Arizona. And you know, I just like to find different things that’s really cool to me and I want to preserve it. Like I don’t want it to get trampled by cows cause most of it you just find the cattle field.

Liam: 01:00:48 Oh yeah. Yeah. When I saw that post I was like, she’s lucky cause she probably finds tons of that stuff in Arizona. I can just imagine,

ElleyCat: 01:00:56 surprisingly not too much because the cactus, the bud sucks. So you just kind of got to stay out of the way. And I’m definitely allergic to walk and so eight times I’ve walked out there, oh and I had a happy creeper out then. You know, not bother them and hopefully they leave me alone.

Liam: 01:01:16 Make sure you have your Epi pen.

ElleyCat: 01:01:19 I do.

Liam: 01:01:20 That’s good. Uh, we are, see where I’m, I, like I said, I’m originally from Pennsylvania, so we don’t get a whole lot of arrowheads when we explore up there. We do on occasion because there were, um, I can’t remember what tribes were living in that area because my dad grew up in a town that was just called y Lucien, Pennsylvania. And I can’t remember, I can’t remember which tribe, but why aren’t we seeing why are losing the town name actually stood for a gathering of friends or something like that. I can’t remember if it was, I can’t remember which tribe it was though. If it was a, I want to say it was black feet, but I could be wrong, or maybe it was Mohawk at one time. I could be wrong. But anyways, we would occasionally find arrowheads. It was kind of rare. But the cool thing when I lived in Harrisburg would be, you know, a short drive down the road I’d be at to Gettysburg battlefield.

Liam: 01:02:10 And we were always finding what they would call witness trees. So if you’re not familiar with it, a witness tree is, but that’s what they call it. But it’s basically one of the trees on the Gettysburg battlefield that actually caught bullets that missed their targets. And so those things are found all the time in Gettysburg. I mean, there’s so many, um, stray bullets from the civil war that are embedded in trees and all kinds of different things. Yeah. And a, they coined the phrase witness tree. So that’s what they call these trees that, that ended up catching silver war bullets that were intended for, you know, somebody on the north or the south side and the shot missed and hit a tree instead. And then anytime somebody finds one, yeah, anytime somebody finds one, they mark the tree and it becomes the, the newest member of the witness tree family.

Liam: 01:03:06 It’s pretty cool. And I’m such a history nerd. I lived in, I lived in Harrisburg for 10 years and I would literally go to Gettysburg battlefield like every freaking weekend and just walk in and find anything cool. Oh, I found all kinds of stuff. I found, um, civil war oh, buckles found bayonets. Um, rifle components, sometimes pistols. We would dig up pistols on occasion and we’d always just give all the stuff we found in the museum. It was there on the grounds. And you know, we never, yeah, I was like, I’ve always been a history not, and I’m like, well, I don’t feel right. You know, anything that I find, I’m not going to take it home and put it in my personal collection. I’m going to turn it over to the Gettysburg Museum. And for the last one I always did. But yeah, we find cool stuff. We’ve find a union and confederate, you know, pins and metals and stuff like that from time to time. And um, one of my friends actually found and um, buried in the dirt, one of our weekends we were down there, he actually found an old, a surgeons amputation saw.

Liam: 01:04:14 Right. We’re used to amputate lambs when they, you know, when they get badly injured in the battlefield. Yeah. And you know, in those days they didn’t have anesthesia. It was like, all right boy, take a drink of this whiskey and bite down on the stick while I cut your leg off.

ElleyCat: 01:04:29 Yeah. And hopefully you know, for other like big dudes are like old them down.

Liam: 01:04:33 Yeah, yeah, Yup. But I just loved going to Gettysburg and I would literally go every weekend, sometimes all year round. I’d spend every weekend at the battlefield at either, maybe not both days of the weekend, but I’d either go every Saturday or I’d go every Sunday or I rotate it in one month. I’d do Saturdays next month I do Sundays, but I always went at least one day a week. Um, or the entire 10 years I live in Harrisburg and we’ve only found a fraction of all the stuff from the civil war on those grounds. There’s still so much more stuff that’s there. I mean he had like 12,000 soldiers in the battle of Gettysburg. Ah, I can just imagine how much more stuff is there that has not been found yet. I there I articles all the time that they find stuff that they’re always finding stuff.

Liam: 01:05:23 But yeah, like once in a while they’ll cut down a tree that gets damaged by lightning or something and you know, they’ll cut the tree down and flip. You know, you get the

Liam: 01:05:32 The bottom of the trunk exposed. You don’t where it’s been cut from its stomp and there’s a bullet embedded in the tree. Yeah. So they found some that way, you know. And like I said, each time they find when they mark that tree and uh, they have a log book and they’ll mark that tree down as a new witness tree and they put down its coordinates and how many rounds they found embedded in the tree. And they usually don’t dig them out. They just leave them in there and they mark them elk are, that makes, makes the tour’s a little more interesting when you can point those things out.

ElleyCat: 01:06:04 Oh for sure. Yeah.

Liam: 01:06:06 But I am so excited that things are really going really full steam ahead for you. I mean, that’s great. I think it’s fantastic and I hope you do get to do more acting. I think that’s great too.

ElleyCat: 01:06:20 Yeah, me too. I have a, you know, a lot of different, let’s say no, it’s basically out there and you know, some contact with people. We’d like to work with you. We’d like to do this, please get back to me because I, you know, it could dream of mine and I, I wanna see it through. I was blessed to be able as much as I run, I would love to be able to quit my day job because there is still on the mentality that some people don’t believe that women are to be in writing and especially strong personalities like myself. Um, more with this, a lot of men that say that women need to be away from mining and it’s a men’s world. It’s very difficult. Especially I am the only woman in my office and there’s 23 men, Aaron, that’s what’s in my building. And then in the other building, I think there’s about 50 men and there’s two winners.

Liam: 01:07:21 Oh Wow.

ElleyCat: 01:07:22 It’s very practical. I like myself that are either engineers or geologists.

Liam: 01:07:29 Yeah.

ElleyCat: 01:07:29 It’s a little bit of a struggle. And so that part is unfortunate that, you know, we’re in a century we’re in and there is still this kind of a backwards mind and sometimes it’s a cultural preference or we do work with from around the world, but some of the work here, but a lot of them are still stuck in their old ways.

Liam: 01:07:47 Yeah. Oh yeah.

ElleyCat: 01:07:48 Especially towards women. It’s like no, women need to be in the kitchen. Women need to cover their hair. Women need to not wear jeans or you know, there’s a lot of stigma that they put on us. And so our opinions are a lot of the time are not listened to and they’re not held to, you know, the same high priority or standard as the men’s are. And it’s, it’s very hard if you go into different meetings and you can see that mentality. So for, to be able to get away from that someday and be able to be a fulltime actress and model that Migraine and I am, I’m working so hard to get here.

Liam: 01:08:26 Wow, that’s so cool though. And I mean, it’s sad that, that you get treated that way just because you’re a woman. I mean, I guess that mindset never made a whole heck of a lot of sense to me because, you know, if you’re qualified to do the job and you have the education, what difference does it make what your gender is? And the sad thing is, and I’ve told people this for a long time, even back before it ever happened from the time I was fairly young, I kept telling everybody, I’m like, you mark my words, the United States will have its first black president before we have our first woman president. And it’s just the nature of, yeah, it’s just the nature of the beast. And the problem is, you know, just like in your industry and other industries, you know, how is a female president in the United States going to interact with some of our app, our quote unquote allies like Saudi Arabia where women are considered fourth class citizens or whatever.

Liam: 01:09:23 Or they’re basically considered property like, yeah, yeah, yeah. How are you, how are you going to carry on a meeting with the you? The King of Saudi Arabia is a female president, United States when to him, your property, you know, that’s not going to work. So yeah, unfortunately, um, and the world is very sexist to this day, which to me is just completely idiotic. We should’ve moved past that a long time ago, but unfortunately too many people haven’t. Wow. You know, and uh, again, I’m from the northern state, one of the northern states, so I never understood the whole, uh, you know, prejudice against black people. I never understood that. And it’s just sad.

ElleyCat: 01:10:08 I don’t get that, you know?

Liam: 01:10:09 Yeah. I don’t understand why people are looked down upon because they’re female or because they have a different color skin than I have. I could never comprehend that stuff when I was growing up. And I think, to be honest, that was one of the reasons why I was so into star trek when I was a kid was because that’s how I looked at the world. And that’s how gene Roddenberry’s characters looked at the world. You don’t want to start track. Everybody was equal. Didn’t matter if you were black, white, Asian, didn’t matter if you were Russian, Scottish, Irish, didn’t matter. Everybody was equal. Um, yeah, exactly. The only difference between everybody was what your rank was on the ship, but everybody was equal. And, uh, and of course the other thing that I tell people all the time that I hate is this. And I understand there are prejudice against black people and Mexican people and other people of different ethnic groups over really burns. My toast is this racism because, and I tell people this all the time, there’s no such thing as racism. We’re all the same race. We’re all sapiens. We have different ethnic groups. There’s no such thing as different races on the planet unless you can prove to me that we have aliens that are physically living on this planet from outer space. There’s only one race on this planet. And that’s almost ABM.

Liam: 01:11:25 Yup. But, uh, and then like I said, it’s just sad that some people are so closed minded when it comes to stuff like that. And just like with the stuff you do with being a model and you do conventional stuff, you do your cause play, you do your steam punk shoots, but you also do artistic nudes. And it’s like, why do people have such hangups over artistic nudes? I mean, Facebook still doesn’t allow artistic nudes of women unless their nipples recovered. Cause I, I did an episode on my other podcast show, my political podcast. Uh, no, it was on my photography podcast cause a few weeks ago a bunch of models and photographers were protesting outside Facebook’s New York City headquarters and they were all naked protesting in front of their building and they were all covering themselves with giant pictures for a while there they were covering themselves with giant print outs of men, male Nipples, you guys female?

Liam: 01:12:28 No, because they’re not allowed on Facebook. And Facebook met with the group and our, I guess they agreed that they were gonna meet with this group. Um, I can’t remember what the organization was called. It was like NCAC or something like that. And, uh, they agreed to meet with their representatives, but said that they weren’t going to guarantee that they were going to change their policy on that. And my friend Brian’s announcing you that you and I talked about that on the last time you were on my show. He’s an artistic nude photographer in the Chicago area and he gets so mad that he asked the sensor certain things in his photos because if not, Facebook will delete his photos and banning. Yeah. If he doesn’t censor it. And I don’t know, I mean, I’ve always been a fairly religious person. I’m not an ultra religious conservative like some people are, but I just, you know, I never understood it’s art. It’s art for God’s sakes. People have been doing nude sculptures and new paintings for hundreds and thousands of years. What the heck is the difference? If it’s a tasteful artistic nude photograph, there’s no difference. But for some, for some reason Facebook will allow female nipples to be on their, on their platform. If it’s a sculpture or a painting, if it’s a photograph, you’ll get manned. And I just think, yeah, I think it’s just really stupid.

ElleyCat: 01:13:55 All right. I just young, you know, the biggest thing was, you know, being a model and having, you know, your Facebook, your Instagram and all that starters, uh, Instagram specifically, they don’t necessarily go through and like, oh we’re going to fan, we’re going to do this. If people turn you in. Yeah. Right. So you have somebody saying that doesn’t like you with your work starting to turn you in and then it draws attention. But oh well baby Instagram is like this now and a lot of people’s accounts are either blocked or you know, you’re banned for a certain amount of time or you can’t do this. And you know, Facebook does it same thing. Their algorithm I think is a little bit different where a computer actually physically, visually can see something or pick it up. I don’t know exactly. But you know, they’ll say, oh sorry, you know, you’ve done too much of this or this doesn’t meet our standards.

ElleyCat: 01:14:43 And then all of a sudden you can’t access your account for weeks on end. And so with a model, you have to be so careful to stay within those guidelines because you know, that’s your outreach to people. That’s how we book work. That’s how people see our work. If they want to use us and if we can’t show our work and it band or something like that, you know, it, it’s more of a hearsay or that kind of thing because you do have to be careful with some of the other sites that you post stuff to. Um, you know, more often than not, if you do, I can’t tell you how many give her emails. I get of people saying, oh, we’ll pay you for a private shoot system is, you know, um, you’ll be well paid. Everybody’s clean, you can make a lot of money on like, everybody’s clean, what the hell are you talking about? And then it goes onto to the email. But basically their chain used to do porn you don’t like, that’s not what I do. Artistic Nude photography is not for,

Liam: 01:15:39 yeah, let’s switch. Huge Different, oh my God. That’s, so, you know, that’s really idiotic. And what’s really funny is Facebook’s guidelines on artistic nude are so archaic and my, in my opinion, you know, male versus females and what they allow to be showing. I mean, and I’m not, and I’m not bringing this up to embarrass you or make you angry, but I’m really almost shocked that they allowed your one photograph to be on your Facebook page because you’re not nude, but you can see the offending nipples through the fabric of the dress you’re wearing. And I’m like, wow, I’m surprised you don’t have a fit about that about anything else. Yeah. That’s the one where you’re wearing the braids, right? Yup. Yeah. So I guess because it’s covered, it’s okay. Yeah, exactly. This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.

ElleyCat: 01:16:39 I fully agree. It’s, you know, everybody’s like about the movement and Nicole, but no, I don’t know.

Liam: 01:16:49 Yeah, I know. Hopefully. Um, maybe they’ll, uh, get Facebook to reconsider. I highly doubt it though. I think Facebook is not going to change that policy anytime soon. Oh. And whatever. The other thing I was going to tell you in reference to that particular subject, I don’t know if you’re familiar with it yet or not, but what you might want to check into is setting up your on another social media platform called me. We um, because they don’t censor anything so you can post your artistic nudes there and not get banned and all that crap that my friend Brian told me about it after he found it. And it’s specifically a social media platform for artists and models and photographers mostly. And they will not sense or artistic nudes. Yup. So I know he posts a lot of his work on there cause he doesn’t have to sensor everything out when he posts it like he does on Facebook or Instagram. Yeah. But we’ll see. Maybe someday a Facebook will get with the times. I don’t know. I’m not holding my breath though. They seem to just do whatever the heck they want.

Liam: 01:17:54 Yeah. I mean it’s their platform. I understand that. But yeah, I was having this discussion with somebody recently, the same week I did my podcast episode on that protest. And I said, you know, I have a programming degree. It wouldn’t be that hard for Facebook developers to, you know, set up an algorithm that says, you know, hey, if you’re a model or basically model or photographer that does artistic names, okay fine. We have the implement an algorithm that verifies um, all of that and then you are allowed to post the artistic nudes, whether they’re male or female models, doesn’t matter. And then what they could do, you know, from the, Oh, we’re trying to, you know, prevent children from being exposed to this crap. Well, there’s a way around that you could easily have your developers write an algorithm that says, you know, hey, nobody on Facebook could access this kind of content that’s been flagged as artistic needed by the photographer or a model that posted it.

Liam: 01:18:56 You know, you would have to flag your stuff with a little checkbox that says this is artistic nude. And then anybody that’s on Facebook is a viewer that wants to look at those photographs. They have to prove to Facebook, they are old enough to look at that stuff. So they have to upload a copy of their driver’s license proves or at least 18 years of age of yet. But it’s not that freaking hard to implement. And then you could easily keep small children from seeing stuff like that. That’s supposedly your whole reason for being opposed to that stuff being on your platform to begin with. But I don’t think that’s all there is to it. So because I mean I could easily ride them now Korea Algorithm and like 20 minutes that would accomplish that for them. So if their developers can’t do that and then they’re hiring their own people, cause I can do it pretty easy. But I just thought that would be a good way for them to have, you know, a happy medium with this group that was protesting them and they’re organizers and Facebook, they come together and reach an agreement like that and then just implement the algorithms to make it happen. And then if you have artistic nude photos, you know from a shoot that you did, you can post a mine you’re modeling page and you’re not going to get banned or blacklisted or have your photos deleted. And

Liam: 01:20:08 you know, Facebook doesn’t have to worry about little kids looking at nude women topless in our list stuff and you know, they wouldn’t be able to use that excuse anymore because then at least anybody under the age of 18 wouldn’t, wouldn’t be allowed to click and reveal the fuck. You know how they do it now with the graphic images, you know they have that little display. Yeah, you go to wicker, somebody photo they posted and it says, warning, this is graphic content. Click here. If you want to uncover it and see it anyways, they can do the same thing with artistic nudes. Only have it tied to an algorithm that verifies their age first. You know, if this person doesn’t have a driver’s license on file, the shows, they’re at least 18 and they can have access to this content period. And you know, it wouldn’t be that hard for sure.

ElleyCat: 01:20:52 That would be a great idea.

Liam: 01:20:55 And it would allow models and photographers that work in artistic noons to post their work and not get, you know, man blacklisted and have their photos deleted, all that stuff. Which like I said again to me is just idiotic. Yeah. I mean it’s 2019 let’s get with the Times people. Yup. I mean I can, I’m a photographer so I can flip through artistic news and you know, it’s not like, like you were saying before, you were in the last time we talked, you were talking about these creepy guys with cameras. Dwcs and um, and I know exactly what you’re talking about cause you know, as a photographer, I’m the kind of person that could, you know, I can scroll through, will like on me way I can look at 500 women that are posing for artistic nudes with their nipple showing and all that stuff.

Liam: 01:21:43 And I’m going, I’m swiping through and I’m going, yeah, the lighting’s good on this one. Yep. Love that composite. Not actually paying any attention to what’s exposed or not. I’m looking at the overall composition, uh, lighting. Yes. Seen what the photographer and model, we’re trying to accomplish it in the shoe, you know, on that, in some giddy ass adolescent retarded giggling because it’s a topless girl, you know? Uh, you know, I don’t know, maybe they’ll never get to the, they’ll get with the times. We’ll have to wait and see, I guess. But I have a feeling they’re not gonna. They’re not going to change their community standards over that. But we’ll see.

ElleyCat: 01:22:21 Yeah, I don’t think they really want to be honest,

Liam: 01:22:24 but it’s just a shame because, you know, like you said, social media platforms or how models get their work out there and get other jobs. And same for photographers. You know, you put your best work on your, on your website, you put your best work on your website, your social media account, your youtube channels if you have it. And hopefully that helps you get more jobs and make more money. So when they, when they, you know, tie one hand behind your back on what you can post on your own profile, that’s ridiculous. And then you know, what jeopardizes your income source, you know, it could potentially jeopardize your getting other jobs. They don’t think that, I guess it must be because Facebook’s got billions of dollars. They don’t really care about anybody else. Make them money. Maybe that’s just me, I don’t know. But I’m really, really happy to see that you’ve been so busy with all these shoots and you got the magazine cover and you’re getting ready to do another film roll. That’s great. Now when does, um, when are they, uh, starting the filming on that movie you were talking about the new one that you’re going to be doing

ElleyCat: 01:23:33 in August.

Liam: 01:23:35 Oh, okay. So next month.

ElleyCat: 01:23:38 Yeah, next month.

Liam: 01:23:39 All right. So where do you have to go to, where are they filming in that you have to go to some plays. Are they shooting in your area or do you have to go to California?

ElleyCat: 01:23:45 No, I have to go to la.

ElleyCat: 01:23:49 So you know, while I’m there I’ll be primarily just doing the film. But there is, you know, a chance that I have enough time, I can set up a photo shoot with somebody. So we’ll see.

Liam: 01:24:00 Well yeah, especially, um, cause like I said, I remember the last time you were on the show, you were saying that you had quite a few California photographers that wanted to shoot with you. Um, and I think you even mentioned several in La that wanted to work with you. So that’d be great if you can do both at the same time, you know, while you’re out there filming for the movie, getting some photo shoots with these photographers and, and uh, make some extra money and do some new work that way too. That would be awesome.

ElleyCat: 01:24:25 That’s the plan.

Liam: 01:24:28 Well, I’m gonna wrap this episode upward an hour and 24 minutes, which I don’t mind that we went that long, but I don’t want to keep you all night. I know you’ve probably got things through, but as usual, it’s fantastic talking to you Ellie. Um, you’re always welcome on this show and I, and I love keeping up with the stuff you’re working on. I watch your posts and you know, I comment and like them as much as I can cause you’ve been doing some really great stuff. I mean some really awesome, awesome shoots that you’ve done, whether they were the cause play or the steam punk or you know, that fantastic photo shoot that you did at that a husband and wife swimming pool. That was really awesome because you know, like I said that that whole scene just looked like it was on some sort of a resort.

ElleyCat: 01:25:13 Yeah. And I, I hope I get to go back and use that, you know, the same thing again cause they don’t, you know, the two shoots I had there were awesome and you know, yeah. And the photos came out so great that yeah. You know, he thought of the cover of expression magazine but it also a, it made the back cover of expressions answers also a three page spread of me inside the magazine as well.

Liam: 01:25:37 Oh cool. Now was this just a digital magazine or is it a published one?

ElleyCat: 01:25:42 It is a digital magazine. There’s uh, uh, I would definitely say, you know, the, the actual large name publish magazine, those are extremely difficult to get into. But

ElleyCat: 01:25:54 I will be there. Some boys.

Liam: 01:25:57 I’m sure you will because like I said, you’re, you’re always doing new things and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before, you know, you catch the eye of vogue or somebody like that and get a good photo shoot with them and hopefully get on the cover or one of those magazines. That would be really cool. That’s when you’ll stop taking my calls. Movie career takes off and you’re on the cover of Vogue and sports illustrated swimsuit edition yet. That’s when you’ll stop taking my calls. Yep. William home. I’ve never heard of him. No, I’m not gonna go on this silly little podcast. I’m too famous now.

ElleyCat: 01:26:35 That was nonprofit.

Liam: 01:26:37 I’m just teasing you. No, you’re, you’re a really wonderful person and you’re really fun to talk to and, and I’m really excited that things been going so well for you and I hope they continue to.

ElleyCat: 01:26:48 Well thank you. I will definitely keep you posted and thank you so much for liking myself and you know, following me and, and just, you know, helping to represent what I’m doing. I really appreciate that.

Liam: 01:26:59 Oh, absolutely. And for all of my listeners out there, I will share all of Ellie’s links in the show notes for this episode. Uh, please also check out her youtube channel. Hit subscribe and click the little bell icon so you get notifications anytime she uploads new videos cause she’s got some really fun and cool stuff on there. And uh, we’ll, we’ll see about having you back later on down the road. I don’t want to take too much of your time cause I know you’re really busy with so many different projects and shoots that you’re doing, but always love having you on the show. You’re a lot of fun to talk to and, and a really smart lady as well. So that was the aim for this episode is I wanted all of my listeners to know that you’re not only, you know, a pretty lady that does a lot of modeling work and acting work, but you also are very smart person too.

Liam: 01:27:46 So you’ve got to, you know, we gotta kill as much as we can that stereotype. The models are dumb and you know, the way they’re always portrayed on TV shows and stuff, both male and female models, right. That they’re dumber than a box of rocks. And then in reality, I mean a lot of this world famous supermodels over the years had actually been very intelligent men and women that had degrees, master’s degrees, PhDs and stuff like that. And I don’t think a lot of people realize that. I don’t know, I guess it was mostly Hollywood that created that dumb model stereotype, but as definitely not the case because, uh, I’ve talked to you and I actually shot with another model and you’re both very intelligent women, probably both college educated. So definitely, uh, definitely a bogus stereotype. The models are dumb, that’s for sure.

Liam: 01:28:40 Alrighty. Well I am going to go ahead and wrap up this episode and let you get back to your life out there and uh, tell Dan I said hello and I said thank you again for him allowing you to come on the show and take away from your time out there. You know, I’m sure you guys probably have a bunch of stuff to do to get ready for this drip and uh, I didn’t that I was cutting into the packing for your vacation so I felt kind of bad about that when I found out about that.

ElleyCat: 01:29:07 No, that’s beautiful.

Liam: 01:29:10 And you guys got to find me a couple of arrowheads and send them to me. I want a couple so maybe I’ll get lucky. Yup. Can you still hear me?

ElleyCat: 01:29:24 Oh yeah, I can completely cut out there for a second.

Liam: 01:29:27 Oh that’s weird. Yeah, cause everything seemed to still be working on this side now. I was just teasing your moment again. Like I said, you guys need to find me a couple of arrowheads and send them out here. Jimmy, I don’t have any. No, I could definitely try. All right. Well again, thank you for your time Ellie. It’s been fantastic having you on the show and enjoy your vacation to Billy’s. Hopefully you guys will have a great time.

ElleyCat: 01:29:51 Thank you Liam. I really appreciate it and you have a good evening.

Liam: 01:29:54 You too. Thanks again.

ElleyCat: 01:29:58 Bye Bye. Bye Bye.

Liam: 01:30:01 Well, there you have it folks. Episode 28 of the Liam photography podcast. Our second interview with the professional model and professional geologists. Miss ElleyCat. Please definitely check out the links to her social media, her Facebook and Instagram will be on the show notes for this episode. And also as I mentioned him a few minutes ago, stopped by her youtube channel and uh, give her a subscribe and I like and hit the little bell notification icon so that you’re getting notified when she uploads new videos cause she’s been doing some really fun stuff, her and her boyfriend with behind the scenes footage and stuff like that. So those videos are pretty fun and enjoyable to check out as well. And with that, I’m going to wrap up this week’s episode and I will see you all next week in episode 29.

Episode 27: Nikon D6 Rumors, Canon’s new RF Lens and Social Media

In this episode I talk about the latest rumored specs for the upcoming Nikon D6, Nikon DSLRs that won’t be getting future upgrades. I also talk about Canon’s new rumored 16-28mm F/2 L USM lens and how to NOT let Social Media stifle your creativity.

Nikon D6 Rumors

Another set of rumored Nikon D6 specifications

Nikon DSLRs that Won’t see replacements

Rumored list of Nikon DSLR cameras that will not be replaced (with a new DSLR model)

Canon’s new F/2 Monster 16-28mm L lens

A Canon RF 16-28mm f/2L USM is coming [CR1]

Don’t Let Social Media Stifle Your Creativity

Don’t Let Social Media Stifle Your Creativity!

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam 00:00 A new set of Nikon d six camera specifications, so I’m Nikon DSLRs that will not be replaced with a newer DSLR model, a new Canon Sic RF 16 to 28 millimeter f two l USM is coming and how it keeps social media from sucking the life out of your creativity. All of this on episode 27 of the Liam photography podcast

Liam 00:45 you’re listening to the land photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas, and this is episode 27 so before I begin the meat and potatoes of this episode, I wanted to take a moment and thank all of my brothers and sisters in uniform who have served this nation proudly on this July 4th, 2019 I really appreciate for one myself, I appreciate all of Your sacrifices that you made to serve your country and for those that gave their lives for this country, I want to send out prayers to your surviving family members. Now let’s get on with this week’s episode. So Nikon roomers has received a new list of rumors on a purported Nikon d six high end pro sports body. The potential announcement for this camera will be in early 2020 and there are prototypes already being tested out in the field. Now one of the reasons for the delay in announcement of the d six has to do with the adding of sensor stabilization into this body.

Liam 01:54 Now another separate rumor that had been floating around was that the d six there’s going to be some sort of hybrid between DSLR and mirrorless, but we are hearing now that the d six will definitely not be a hybrid camera, but rather a DSLR with some mirrorless features such as better video and in body image stabilization. Another rumor is that this model will have dual CF express memory card slots a. Dot. Seven six two seven eight times 100% you find her a new Expedia dual processors, better improved AAF than the current d five it will also reportedly have built in Wifi a 3.2 million dot touch screen with full touch capabilities and excellent slash improved silent shooting modes. So this is definitely some interesting new information coming out of Nikon rumors.com about the possible technologies and features that will be in the d six that Nikon is expected to release in early 2020.

Liam 03:06 I have a feeling they probably will release a d six a just as cannon is rumored to be preparing to release a one dx mark three and that’s because, uh, next year, of course, next summer is when the Olympics will be in Tokyo and Canon and Nikon are gonna want to make sure that they get their latest flagship bodies to market in time for all of those sports photographers to use them while they are covering the Olympic Games. Now of course all of this makes sense, especially given that the Olympic Games are covered by photographers from Getty and sports illustrated. I’m sure some other publications as well. And those shooters always like to have the most advanced, high-end pro sports body they can possibly get. So it’s not uncommon for all of the major shooters that’ll be at the Olympic Games to be the use of not Nikon d six or canon one DX mark three models.

Liam 04:03 And of course they’ll also be using all of the high end glass that they can possibly get their hands on. I’m always impressed when any of the Olympic Games come around. Uh, not that I watched the Olympics myself, I’m not that much into sports, but I always loved to see the photographs they get posted by like Getty, um, of all of the camera bodies and lenses they have lined up for the photographers to take to cover the games. And it’s just a massive array of camera bodies. And on the candidate side, especially all that El glass that’s white in color, you know, their, their high end prime, you know, 600 millimeter lenses, 400 millimeter primes, 300 millimeter primes, all that crazy stuff. And of course, you know, the equivalent Nikon lenses on their side as well. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens. But it does look like a Nikon is possibly planning to release the d six and early 2020 a which will, like I said, get it to market and time for the Olympic Games and it’ll be really cool if we do see some of these rumored specs and features in this new body.

Liam 05:07 Now I would love to hear from any of my listeners. So if you want to go ahead and leave a comment on this episode, either on the a Liam photography podcast.com site or in the Facebook groups, probably better to do it in the Facebook group. Um, as a matter of fact, I’m not sure I might’ve turned on comments on the website. Uh, but you can go over to Facebook and, and do a search for Liam photography podcast and request to join the group. You only have to answer one question, which is the host name. And that’s myself. You can put Liam or Liam Douglas and I do that to keep down the spammers and bots and all of that good stuff, uh, so that we can have a better experience in the Facebook group. Now. The next topic I want to talk about when it comes to the latest Nikon rumors are rumors about Nikons, DSLR cameras, and particularly models that will not be getting a replacement with an upgraded model DSLR.

Liam 06:03 So some new rumors list of Nikon DSLR cameras that won’t be replaced, they will most likely eventually be replaced with mirrorless equivalent. A rumored list includes the Nikon d 3,500, the 5,600 and the d 500 and also there are rumors that these models will be getting in upgraded replacement. That would be the Nikon d 7,500 the d seven 50 the d eight 50 and of course the Nikon d five, which I mentioned in the first segment, uh, is rumored to be replaced next year with the new D six. We’ll have to wait and see if this actually pans out. These rumors are true. Now, I would not be surprised if Nikon is looking to pair down, you know, their DSLR, uh, product line just because you know, everybody’s transitioning into the world of mirrorless cameras. So it doesn’t really make a lot of sense for Nikon to spend a lot of money in these, uh, lower end consumer DSLR cameras.

Liam 07:09 You know, in other words coming out with a somewhat modified, you know, version every year or every couple of years, you know, going from the d 3,500 to a d 36 or 37, and Wu we added a couple of new features and another bell and whistle and woo got a new camera. Yeah. I mean it just doesn’t make sense for them to keep doing that. So I’m expecting to see them not pair down how many DSLR offerings they’re going to have as they’re making the transition to mirrorless. And I expect that more than likely 10 and we’ll be doing the same thing. There’s already been rumblings that a, they’re going to be killing off some of their, uh, DSLR, uh, lower end models, you know, the entry level models and mid-level models. And, uh, of course eventually replacing everything our most, all of their bodies with mirrorless offerings.

Liam 07:54 And we’ll have to wait and see how that fleshes out. But, uh, you know, ill often felt that it was kind of silly that both Canon and Nikon come out with quote unquote upgraded DSLRs every year, every two years. And they just basically, you know, put a couple of new features in and maybe it increased the resolution of the LCD on the back and Ooh, that’s a new camera, you know, and people would fall for it, you know, and they run out and buy it, you know, and when the camera they previously had is perfectly fine, if you already got a [inaudible] you don’t need to immediately run out and buy a t seven nine where on the other hand, if you’re a canon shooter and let’s say you still have a T2 I or a T3 I, those bodies are really old. So yeah, then it would make sense to upgrade to something like the t seven nine to, you know, get the latest technology, a better sensor, better processors.

Liam 08:42 And that will help with the equality of your photograph. So, and those cases, I would definitely say it’s a good idea to upgrade if it’s been a while. But again, you don’t need to play keeping up with the Joneses and worry about upgrading to the latest quote unquote update to your DSLR every year, every two years when Canon and Nikon release him, I always tell photographers and less your equipment is holding back or stifling your creativity. Unless you can not get the kind of photographs that you want to get or need to get. You don’t need to buy a new camera. You’re better off investing in quality glass, which is something that’ll last you for many, many, many more years than any body will. So spend that money in high quality glass that you can keep for decades and you can never possibly go wrong with that kind of investment.

Liam 09:33 And most any professional photographers will tell you the same thing. The glass is king. That’s where you really want to invest. Your money is in that high quality and Ella glass or the High Quality Nikon glass and uh, you just, you just can’t go wrong by investing in that part of the equipment and that part of the platform. And you don’t need to upgrade every year. So just because Canon has a 70 to 200 f 2.8 l mark three USM doesn’t mean I’m going to get rid of my mint condition mark to 70 to 202.8 absolutely not as the mark three and doesn’t have some improvements over the mark two. Yeah, it does. They always do, but it’s definitely not enough for me to get rid of my mark two and run out and buy a march three and you know, for full retail price, I’m not gaining that much. If I was using SAS 70 to 200 millimeter f four and I suddenly had you know, the kind of money where I could buy a 70 to 200 f two then yeah, maybe it would make sense to get the marks free. Although I’d probably jumped from the the [inaudible] model to the mark to 2.8 because that one’s come down in price as to mark three was released. You can get an even better deal. You know my mind, a new old stock of the mark two version of that Lens.

Liam 10:54 Now shifting gears a little bit. The next rumor I want to talk about is coming from the Canon rumors.com website and that is that Canon is planning to release a new RF, 16 to 28 millimeter f two l USM Lens. Now as many of you are already aware of, when Canon announced the Eos are one of their first three lenses that they were releasing with the new RF mal was the 28 to 70 f two USM l lens and as supposed to be, I guess more or less kind of sort of a replacement for the 24 to 72.8 in the eff mount. Although there is, there are rumors that they’re also going to do a an RF 70 to two on our 24 to 70 f 2.8. So we’ll have to wait and see, um, if they are going to have those two lenses, kind of an, you know, a bit of an overlap in those focal lengths.

Liam 11:53 Um, I don’t know if they will or not, but there’s rumors that they’re going to, so we’ll have to wait and see. Um, but according to Canon rumors.com just in the last couple of days, they were reporting that cannon was hard at work. On this next f to Zoom Lens, whether the suggestion that we’d see a quote unquote holy trinity ofF to l Zoom Lenses from Kennan. Now the next ft zoom lens of course as I mentioned a moment ago, is supposed to be to the 16 to 28 which will work nicely. If you already have the 28 to 70 then you’ll be covered from 16 all the way up to 70 with a perfect f two super wide aperture throughout those entire focal ranges. Now none of the f two lenses will have image stabilization, but that’s not really a reason to freak out as all of the future Ios our bodies are going to have in body image stabilization.

Liam 12:49 So it won’t really matter that these lenses don’t have the image stabilization cannons, ims technology built into them. You will still be able to get image stabilization, you know, down the road when you upgrade to a newer EOCR body that already includes ibis. Now, another thing that I tell people all the time is you don’t need to worry so much about image stabilization. I know people squawk all the time about, oh, this camera doesn’t have ibus. It’s not good. That’s a junk camera. If it doesn’t have IVUS, what the hell do you need ibis for anyways? I mean, to be honest, ivs only works with your shorter focal length lenses. It doesn’t work well on telephoto lenses. It’s pretty much useless on them. So what is the big deal? The one thing I always tell people if you want image stabilization or vibration reduction or whatever you want to call it, depending on who the manufacturer is, rather than worrying about the stabilization features, which of course make a lens much heavier and much more expensive.

Liam 13:50 You can, if your biggest concern is camera shake when you’re hand holding your camera, all you need to do is bump up your shutter speed to be the equivalent of your focal length. So in other words, if you’re shooting a 70 to 200 f 2.8 or f four you had the non image stabilized model of those lenses. And you’re shooting something at 200 millimeters, just make sure that your shutter speed is at at least 200 or higher. I would recommend going to like a shutter speed, a three 20 and that should pretty much eliminate any noticeable camera shaking your images from, you know, hand holding the camera as you’re shooting. So I know a lot of people like to have the image stabilization, whether it’s in the lens or in the body. I don’t really see it as a deal breaker myself. I can live with it or live without it.

Liam 14:41 I, you know, live without it for many, many years doing photography before image stabilization and sensor stabilization technologies even came about. So, and I always managed to get good photographs without those, those features. They are nice and you know, I’ll talk to over photographers once in awhile. They’re like, oh yeah, that image stabilization is the greatest thing in the world cause I’m getting older and my handshake even worse now than I’m older than they did when I was younger. So I, you know, I like having some sort of compensation for that kind of stuff. And I, and I can understand that especially, you know, if you’re, if you’re an older shooter, you know you’re getting up there and your sixties or seventies and your, your hands are nowhere as near as steady as they were when you’re in your 20s and 30s. That’s understandable. Then yeah, image stabilization in the lens or the body could be a big help, but for the most part your average person doesn’t absolutely need to have image stabilization, whether it’s in the lens or the body.

Liam 15:39 It is just a nice feature to have and that’s one of the reasons why Sony has it in all of their full frame here. Let’s bodies because they’ve been trying to pull as much of the consumer pie. They’ve been trying to yank as much of that pie away from Canon and Nikon as they possibly can. And for the most part it’s worked, uh, with them finally becoming the number one full frame camera seller in the world in the last year or so. But also, if you remember one of my earlier episodes I mentioned now the Canon and Nikon do have Meryl is full frame bodies. Sony’s piece of the Pie is starting to shrink in Japan, so we’ll have to wait and see if that translates to their pie shrinking in the worldwide market or especially in the United States and European markets. We’ll have to wait and see. You know, only time will tell on that, but I did want to share that cannon is planning to release a second f to Zoom Lens, which will be, you know, I’m sure a fantastic lens like the 28 to 70 is, but again, it’s going to be really expensive and it’s going to be heavy in, it’s an f two lens.

Liam 16:48 I would predict more than likely, if this lens does come to fruition, it’s probably going to be priced at around 26, $2,700 so yeah, it’s going to put a dent in your wallet unless you’ve got money to burn. All right. For this last segment, one of the items I wanted to cover in this week’s, uh, 4th of July episode is not, I don’t want photographers to let social media stifle your creativity when it comes to your photography. Now, a lot of times people don’t think a, you know, they don’t think in depth about social media and social media has pluses and minuses that, you know, it has pros and cons if you will. Uh, but I tell people all the time, don’t get discouraged by how your photos are perceived on social media. So let’s get into this. Um, so as most of you are aware of, there’s tons of social media sites these days.

Liam 17:48 You’ve got Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and then you have some photography based, uh, social media sites as well, like 500 px and, and some others, a guru shots, which I personally, uh, I no longer post on there anymore just because their contest are a complete joke. Uh, you know, they put out a contest saying, oh, post these kinds of photos and then you get people that don’t even come close to following the theme of the contest and then they win the prize anyways. Like, okay, how do you win a prize for not following the guidelines of the contest? Uh, so yeah, I got away from them. I stopped posting any images on there for quite a long, quite a long time ago. I think it’s been over a year now. But anyways, let me, let me not get sidetracked too badly, but uh, but the point I’m trying to make is you can’t let the social media sites be the end all and be all of your life and your creativity as a photographer.

Liam 18:44 Now I know a lot of times photographers will get discouraged with the results they find on the sites, especially if they don’t receive a large amount of likes or shares or favorites each time they post an image. Now these responses are in no way an accurate gauge of how creative you are or your ability as a photographer. They are more of the results of social media popularity contests. And I’ve talked to and seen so many photographers become discouraged with these platforms because they don’t get the tons of likes or shares that they think and they think their work is not good enough or that no one likes their, their particular creative flare or style one. That’s not necessarily the truth. You know, to be honest, these social media sites, most all of them are nothing more than a popularity contest. I mean, I’ve seen this stupidest things on social media, get tons of likes and re shares and favorites and all that.

Liam 19:42 And I mean it’s just, it gets ridiculously absurd. I mean, it just gets totally out of control sometimes with the stupidest things that are popular on social media. So when it comes to your art and your work you had, you have to be the one true judge of your create creativity and always strive to try new things and think outside the box. I tell people all the time, that’s the best way to grow as a photographer. You can’t grow and enhance your skills and abilities of, of, of as a photographer. If you stay in one little tiny virtual box or you know, as far as what you do with your camera, you need to get outside your comfort zone. If you’re somebody that likes shooting landscapes, switch it up one weekend, go into town and shoot some street photography, especially if there’s a s you know, fair going on or something like that.

Liam 20:36 When there’s a lot of colors and a lot of creative things and rides and kids and families and all that cool stuff. Get outside, get outside of the box and outside of your comfort zone and take on some new Jaras of photography. Even if you’re just doing it for yourself. I mean, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. You don’t need to always be out shooting for clients. I mean, yeah, it’s great to have enough clients that you can make a good living with your photography, but you don’t want to only be working for clients all the time. You know, the only time you go out with your cameras when you’re working for clients, because then this is gonna feel more like a chore. You know less when the, when the job of being a photographer, quote unquote, starts dragging you down and you get into a rush and your creativity starts to erode and, and then you get depressed and you know, you’re doing the same old thing all the time.

Liam 21:28 That’s why I always recommend that photographers, you know, think outside the box, get out of your comfort zone, take a weekend, say and you know, and go out. And like I said, do street photography and challenge yourself. Use a prime lens, only go out and take a weekend instead of using your zoom lens or your telephoto Zoom Lens and you know, going to down where I live here, a outside Atlanta, going to downtown Atlanta with your 35 millimeter f Prime Lens. Put that bad boy on your camera body and just do some street photography. You know, just snap, regular, ordinary people going about their lives on the street and see what you can come up with. See what kind of fantastic images you can get from doing stuff like that. Now I can personally tell you from experience that I have photos that I posted on 500 px and even on Facebook that got pretty much no attention at all.

Liam 22:17 Hardly any likes or shares or comments or anything. But the same photo that I posted on ibm.com and wish reshared out to Getty images market. That photograph, this one particular photograph is selling like hotcakes. Now the image I’m referring to, and I’ve mentioned it in one or two of my earlier episodes, I just simply tie a title Tybee Island Sunrise and it’s just an image that I shot in 2014 while I stood on the beach of Tybee island, Georgia as the sun came up over the Atlantic, uh, was, you know, I got out there nice and early, got my tripod set up and everything and made sure I was ready. And as the sun came up over the Atlantic, I snapped off a few shots and I got one that just turned out amazing straight out of the camera, no post-processing, no tweaking of colors or anything like that.

Liam 23:09 It was just beautiful right out of the camera. And the whole sky is a beautiful orange, yellow mix. And they even had the orange and yellow ish glow on the gentle waves. So the Atlantic Ocean as us rolling in towards the beach and that image is amazing. I put it on social media and everybody’s like, Eh, man, that’s not that good. But I put that same image on I am and submitted it to their marketplace, which gets a chaired out to Getty images marketplace. And I think I posted that image in the marketplace. I think it was an early or maybe mid 2015 and I shot the image in early 2014 and I can honestly tell you in the last four years I’ve sold over a thousand copies of that image on Getty images. It’s been super popular on there. Um, I guess in a way you could, you could consider it a stock image, you know, because it’s fairly simplistic.

Liam 24:07 And I’ll put a link to my blog post article on this subject. I’ll put that in the show notes and you can, you know, click on the, uh, the blog post and you’d go to the blog post. On the Liam photography.net website and you can see the image for yourself. Um, you can see the thumbnail version of the website and then if you just click on it, it’ll load up for you the full screen version that you can check out. And like I said, that’s a fantastic image. Nobody liked it on social media, but it’s sold like hotcakes on ILM and Getty images. So I’m really happy with that. Now the inverse of that of course is I have images that I posted this scored really high or have gotten lots of likes and shares. And, and then when I put those same images and I am, or Getty or 500 Vieques, I don’t sell a single copy.

Liam 24:57 And it’s not that they’re a bad image, a, you know, most of the time they’re really fantastic images, you know, tack, Sharp Focus, great composition, you know, very creative and visually pleasing to the eyes. And everybody on the buying sites are like man. And more than the likeliest just because there’s so many images on those sites. I mean, you take somebody like Getty images and I’m sure there are library images that are for sale is millions and millions of photographs, maybe even tens of millions, so you know you’re going to have it what it’s going to work one way or the other. You know, either it’s going to be super popular on social media, but it won’t sell. Or social media will say it sucks, but know you put it on on a site where you sell images and it’ll sell like hotcakes. So six in one hand and half dozen in the other, I guess is one way you could look at it.

Liam 25:47 But you know, basically the point I’m trying to make is don’t let these social media sites suck the life out of your photography. Don’t let it destroy your creativity. Don’t let it destroy your creative processes and trying new things. You’ve got to chalk it up to life experience and just keep going about your thing and doing what you like to do and also doing whatever your clients are paying you to do. Don’t concentrate on social media. It is great to have a social media presence as a photographer or a videographer, I understand that it can get you more exposure, it can get you more potential clients, but you cannot let social media suck the life out of your photography. You don’t want to do that. It’s going to destroy you and you’re going to get to the point where your photography, that was once a passion and wasn’t really like a job because you were doing something that you love to do and you get paid good money to do and now it’s become a job that you get up every morning and you dread having to go out and do that paid shoot or, or whatever the case may be.

Liam 26:59 You know, and it’s going to happen. You’ve got to stay away from getting stuck in a Rut. And I definitely, definitely take anything on social media with a grain of salt because they are great platforms to get your work out there, possibly get it seen by other potential clients or brands that might want to work with you, especially if they like your creative flair. But if you let these social media sites, basically, if he gets sucked into these social media sites to where it becomes more or less your world and your images aren’t popular enough on there, it’s going to suck the life out of your creativity and out of your work and then you’re going to hate doing photography. You’re going to want to quit and find something else to do, but don’t let that happen. Always remember that social media is just a virtual world.

Liam 27:56 It doesn’t mean anything. Even the most viral videos or photos on social media, their popularity dies off eventually. You know, there’s an old saying, everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame at one point or another. So I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Now the, I did create a personal photography Twitter account that’s separate from my personal mind and I’ve actually picked up quite a few professional photographers on there as followers, as well as a few celebrities, and some of them are even nice enough to talk to me on their via direct message on a, on a somewhat regular basis. I don’t hound them all the time, you know, I’ll drop them a note every now and then. You know, I’ll ask for their feedback on an image that I posted or, or just share the image with them and see what they think. And, and some of them will be kind enough to give you some honest feedback on your work that you post on that.

Liam 28:50 Now of course, some of your more famous photographers like Chase Jarvis and Zach res, they won’t give you the time of day. Um, most of the time they won’t even answer emails you send to them. Whether it’s because they’re so busy or you know, some people think that once they become famous, they’re better than everybody else. I don’t know if that’s the case with either one of these guys, but you know, I was really kind of disappointed because I reached out to Zach Arias a couple of times through his website, uh, because at that time I was living in Gwinnette county and that’s where his studio is. His studio, I think is in Duluth and I was in Loganville. So, you know, his studio is like 20 miles from my house and I wanted to come by and check out a studio and meet him and you know, chat a little bit with him and his studio manager, but they didn’t even have the common courtesy of replying to my emails or voicemails that I left.

Liam 29:38 So I said the heck with it. And I go about my thing and I do my own thing. And you know, I don’t worry about people like that. But now there are people out there that are fairly well known or famous, if you will, that will, you know, critique your work even though they’re really busy. I mean, I would recommend somebody like Jared Poland from fro nose, photo.com. He’s a fantastic guy. He puts out some really, uh, funny, interesting and knowledgeable videos on his youtube channel and he’s really isn’t really down to Earth Guy. And, uh, he, oh, he does critiques on a regular basis on his youtube channel. You know, he’ll tell you that. Go to this link and upload your 10 best images and you know that you are, uh, share your 10 best images from your flicker account. You know, send it to me via this link on my website and maybe I’ll pick yours and do a critique of it on one of my, in one of my videos.

Liam 30:31 And he’s really cool about that. And I, you know, and you could also try Tony and Chelsea Northrup, they have a, they have a weekly thing where they will critique photographs that are submitted and he should, we, each time they do one of these episodes, it’s a different genre. So you know, one week it might be portrait and the pool thing is with Tony and Chelsea has, they’ll often have really famous photographers join them in those episodes, uh, to help critique your, your photographs. So, uh, you know, it could be a really famous, a portrait photographer or landscape photographer. And I actually, the first time I submitted one of my photographs to Tony and Chelsea, um, I think it was a, the subject was your best work or something like that. And I posted my Tybee Island Sunrise shot and they picked it and showed it on their, on their youtube channel.

Liam 31:20 And it was really cool. I thought that was really, really cool. But uh, you know, just some ideas. Now there’s also Josh Schmidt from Frodo to a photo tips hq.com. He’s a really nice guy and Ken Rockwell from Ken rockwell.com. Uh, he’s a really nice down to Earth Guy. I’ve emailed him numerous times, you know, about different casual things. You know, I try not to bug any of these people a whole lot. Sometimes I’ll just, you know, bounce ideas off ’em or you know, I’ll shoot him a quick note about, you know, a new camera or lens that’s coming out to get their take, you know, before they do any kind of official review or something like that, you know, and these folks are all people that had been kind enough to get back to me. Whether it’s by email or direct message on Twitter. Uh, and another photographer who has a really popular youtube channel, uh, and I consider her a friend of mine as well, is a leave from the snapchat, snapchat.com.

Liam 32:17 Uh, she and her husband Raymond have a really popular photography youtube channel and they do a lot of cool content on there. And, uh, I’ve exchanged emails with her several times over the years and she’s a really nice lady as well. Uh, sometimes it takes a little while before she gets back to you because she’s so busy, you know, planning her next series of videos and, and the exclusive for her subscribed members, you know, that she has to do that stuff each week and you know, things like that. But she will get back to you. So don’t be shy. Uh, you can even a, I think sometimes she’ll even ask a members of her Facebook group to post images on there, um, and, and Showga, you know, give you a bit of a critique on the image or something like that. So that’s really cool. Plus she does also take questions from her viewers.

Liam 33:04 Then she’ll read your question, you know, on air if you will, and one of her youtube videos and give you her answer. So she is really cool about that as well. Now this next image that it’s going to be in the link in the show notes to this blog article that I did awhile back, um, I titled this one wall of Light and this one got tons of likes and shares and uh, my college, the art institute of Pittsburgh even use this image and some of their publications advertising their digital photography degree programs. But I’ve never managed to sell a single copy of this image and what it was. It was one of my, it was my very first attempt at nighttime long exposures and I drove up to between Georgia, which is a little town and middle of nowhere, um, halfway between Loganville and Monroe, which was where I was living at the time.

Liam 34:00 And I found this a BP gas station basically in the heart, quote unquote of downtown between where they have a blinking traffic light with a single light, a single, you know, it’s not one of the tier three red, yellow, green, just the single one. Uh, but anyways, I stood in the corner of this a BP gas station, you know, at about midnight and I set my camera up on tripod set. My, so would a hundred, you know, the aperture. I said, you know, so that everything would be in focus. I think I used f eight, something like that. And then I as vehicles were coming down the road from Monroe going towards Loganville. I just opened up my shutter and I left it open for about 30 seconds and I got this really cool. What I, like I said, I titled the Shop Wall of Light because that’s what it is.

Liam 34:49 I got not only got a bunch of cars that went by at the time, but I also had one or two tractor trailers that went by. So it basically is a fairly tall wall of light in this image going from red to green to orange and to white. And it is a really awesome image, just one of my favorite images that I’ve ever created and it’s super popular on social media, but never sold a single copy of it on any of the sites that I, you know, I can sell my photos on. So I, these things happen. Now. I’ve also done some personal email exchanges with guys like David Hobby and Scott Kelby and they’re, they’re really fantastic gentleman, very knowledgeable and um, but I try not to bother them too much cause I know they have a lot of irons in the fire all the time, so it’s a bit harder to catch up with them.

Liam 35:39 Um, so I, I don’t want to feel like bothering him, so I try not to hit them up very often. Once in a great while I’ll shoot an email to Scott, you know, about his worldwide photo walk, you know, that kind of stuff. But, uh, I don’t bother those guys, you know, to, to critique my photos or my portfolio or anything like that. But like I said, the point I’m trying to make is that you can’t let all of the social media sites drag you down and stifle or kill your creativity and make you second guess your abilities, your talents and your creativity as a photographer, art or artist take most of the response you get on social media with a grain of salt. And I mean, I don’t even let myself get overly excited when people gush over my work that’s posted on there.

Liam 36:24 But I do make sure that I always thank them for their comments and you know, that’s just the right thing to do. You know, being polite and I mean, you’re going to run into people that are absolutely snotty and nasty on social media and um, I’m sure most of my listeners are already aware of that. You know, they’ve been on some or all of these social media sites for some time now. So they know how people can get on the sites. Even in some of the photography groups, she gets some really, you know, snooty people, but you know, they’ve been shooting a long time. They think they’re better than better than everybody else. So they kind of look down their nose on anybody that hasn’t been shooting for 30, 40, 50 years like that. All right. So I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode, episode 27 of the Liam photography podcast.

Liam 37:09 I want to, once again, uh, thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing the show and iTunes or anywhere else you might be listening to it, which also includes Spotify and stitcher. I’m still trying to get into Pandora, but nothing from them as of yet. Uh, I’ve tried a couple of times and still haven’t gotten anything back and haven’t been able to find my show on there. So I guess they don’t feel that my show is big enough yet to do a B blessed by the Pandora guides. But uh, we’ll see what happens. A, as the show grows and progresses, hopefully maybe at some point down the road they will add us to Pandora, which would be really cool. But we are on Spotify and I know a lot of my listeners use Spotify especially for their music and they like the fact that they can use Spotify for both their of favorite music and their favorite podcasts in a single lap.

Liam 38:02 So that’s definitely cool. Um, like I said, you can always access the show notes@liamphotographypodcast.com. I post everything on there with, for each episode each week and it’ll also have the links to the material that I used in this episode, whether it’s from Nikon rumors, Canon rumors, a pet, a pixel, or any other possible sites. A where I find information that I talk about in my show. And again, don’t forget to stop by the Liam photography podcast group and request to join. Again, you only have to answer one question, the join the group. That’s who is the host of the show, which is myself, Liam. Or you can put Liam Douglas, either one works and that’ll get you into the group. And again, I do that to keep out the spammers and bots and all that boring stuff that annoys the daylights out of everybody. And you are welcome once you’re a member of the group to post your own original work, please don’t reshare or steal other people’s work and post it as yours in the group or you will be banned permanently, but you are welcome to share your own original photographic work in there.

Liam 39:14 Or if you’re another type of artists that sculpture or whatever the case may be, you know, you’re welcome to post your work in there as well. I asked that the members try to limit the number of photographs they post each 24 hour period to five. You can either spread them out, you know, post one every few hours of the day or you can do, uh, the entire batch of five in one shot. Let Facebook create that little slideshow thing for you and people can scroll through in that way. That’s totally cool. You know, I just don’t want people flooding the Facebook group, but too many images and you know, then I run the risk of missing a question that somebody asks in the group that may have something maybe they want me to discuss on a future episode of the show. Uh, so that’s why I, I, I put a little bit of a restriction on that.

Liam 39:58 Now you also have the ability to call the show. You can call and leave a voicemail or a text message if you would like have a question you’d like to answer it on a future episode. Or when I make announcements in the Facebook group about a particular subject that’s going to be coming up, like maybe a listener questions or subscriber questions, a, you know, I’ll think of some sort of mini segment we’ll do or maybe it’ll end up being a big thing. You know, if we can get a bunch of questions that various people have from the group, uh, about photography in general or whether it’s, you know, a composition lighting, uh, camera gear or recommendations on lenses or accessories, backpacks, all that stuff. Uh, but you can reach out using the number four, 702-NINE-FOUR-8191. And as I mentioned, you can go ahead and leave a voicemail on that line.

Liam 40:49 Uh, I won’t answer the line directly. Uh, but you’re welcome to leave a voicemail on there. If you have a question or a comment about an episode or a question, uh, about something photography related that maybe you need, you have a question you need to answered. W I’ll be sure to, uh, check those messages on a weekly basis. And uh, if I do get any good questions on there or requests for, uh, some help with a photography related subject, I’d be more than happy to include that in a, in an upcoming episode. Now I also want to remind my listeners that you absolutely want to tune in next Thursday, the 11th of July as professional model. Ellie cat is going to be on the show again, a, I know her first episode a that she was one of the first interviewees I did on the show and her episode has been super popular.

Liam 41:41 She’s a really nice lady. She’s a lot of fun to talk to. Uh, she’s been a professional model for quite a few years now, and she also works as a geologist, so she’s really smart too, and she’s just a really nice person. She’s a lot of fun to talk to. She said she really enjoyed, uh, being on the show the first time and she’s excited to come back on the show again. So you’ll definitely want to check that out. Next Thursday, I will be doing an episode 28 a another interview with my friend and professional model, Ellie cat. So you definitely do not want to miss episode 28. All right. I want to thank everybody for your time and I will see you next week in episode 28