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Matt and RC discuss their favorite pieces of photography gear. They also answer some viewer questions about gear topics and make some recommendations for what to buy. Links from the show: Upcoming live seminars MPIX - Hip My House Lee Filters ReallyRightStuff.com Gitzo ThinkTank.com Tiffen.com Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 60 – Favorite Gear close

Matt and RC discuss their favorite pieces of photography gear. They also answer some viewer questions about gear topics and make some recommendations for what to buy. Links from the show: Upcoming live seminars MPIX - Hip My House Lee Filters ReallyRightStuff.com Gitzo ThinkTank.com Tiffen.com Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott and RC respond to some viewer-suggested topics on this week's episode. The guys discuss why photographers are obsessed with gear, how to get access to shoot at a sporting event, when does retouching and compositing cross the line into too much, photographer's computer gear, and more. Links from the show: Upcoming live seminars Kalebra Kelly - The Playful Side of Pinterest CS6 Launch Center Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 59 – Viewer Topics close

Scott and RC respond to some viewer-suggested topics on this week's episode. The guys discuss why photographers are obsessed with gear, how to get access to shoot at a sporting event, when does retouching and compositing cross the line into too much, photographer's computer gear, and more. Links from the show: Upcoming live seminars Kalebra Kelly - The Playful Side of Pinterest CS6 Launch Center Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

As a photographer, where should you be focusing your social media efforts? Scott and RC talk about the changing landscape of social media and give their suggestions for how to get the most out of your social media as a photographer. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Flicker? The number of choices keeps growing. Links from the show: One-on-One Webinar with Adobe Production team Scott's seminar tour Joe's seminar tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 58 – Social Media and Photography close

As a photographer, where should you be focusing your social media efforts? Scott and RC talk about the changing landscape of social media and give their suggestions for how to get the most out of your social media as a photographer. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Flicker? The number of choices keeps growing. Links from the show: One-on-One Webinar with Adobe Production team Scott's seminar tour Joe's seminar tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

This week Scott is joined by world-renowned, National Geographic photographer Joe McNally. In the show, Joe and Scott critique some viewer-submitted photographs and Joe offers his opinions and advice on what a makes a photograph really stand out. Joe also talks about finding the story of a subject and the importance of starting simple and building to a more complex shot. These photo critiques offer viewers a great opportunity to look through the eyes of a professional photographer, like Joe, and learn how he judges the quality of an image. Links from the show: Joe McNally's blog Joe's seminar tour Scott's Connecting with Cuba webcast Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 57 – Blind Critiques with Joe McNally close

This week Scott is joined by world-renowned, National Geographic photographer Joe McNally. In the show, Joe and Scott critique some viewer-submitted photographs and Joe offers his opinions and advice on what a makes a photograph really stand out. Joe also talks about finding the story of a subject and the importance of starting simple and building to a more complex shot. These photo critiques offer viewers a great opportunity to look through the eyes of a professional photographer, like Joe, and learn how he judges the quality of an image. Links from the show: Joe McNally's blog Joe's seminar tour Scott's Connecting with Cuba webcast Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott and Matt talk about some new writings from photographers Rick Sammon and Moose Peterson, as well as a a new video about off-camera flash that Scott recently posted. The guys then dive into their blind photo critiques. The photo critiques are a great opportunity to review the work of other photographers to help learn what works and what doesn't. Links from the show: Rick Sammon post on Scott's blog Moose Peterson's BT Journal Light it Magazine Matt's LR seminar Tour Scott's video on off-camera flash Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 56 – Live Blind Critiques close

Scott and Matt talk about some new writings from photographers Rick Sammon and Moose Peterson, as well as a a new video about off-camera flash that Scott recently posted. The guys then dive into their blind photo critiques. The photo critiques are a great opportunity to review the work of other photographers to help learn what works and what doesn't. Links from the show: Rick Sammon post on Scott's blog Moose Peterson's BT Journal Light it Magazine Matt's LR seminar Tour Scott's video on off-camera flash Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott's wife Kalebra and two call-in guests, Barb Cochran & Nicole Procunier discuss street photography from a woman's perspective as both the subject of and as a mother of a subject of the photographer. Note to photographers: business cards, credentials, big cameras, and (especially for children!) permission first = less creepy. Links from the show: Live blog archive Serge's Guest Post on Scott's blog Vivian Maier Dan Steinhardt Matt's Tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 55 – Guest Kalebra Kelby close

Scott's wife Kalebra and two call-in guests, Barb Cochran & Nicole Procunier discuss street photography from a woman's perspective as both the subject of and as a mother of a subject of the photographer. Note to photographers: business cards, credentials, big cameras, and (especially for children!) permission first = less creepy. Links from the show: Live blog archive Serge's Guest Post on Scott's blog Vivian Maier Dan Steinhardt Matt's Tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Photographer/Instructor/Author, Tamara Lackey joins Matt in The Grid studio to discuss her specialty – Lifestyle photography – with a focus on photographing children and celebrities. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Tamara Lackey reDefine show Tamara on Twitter Capturing Life Better: Tamara's Training Site Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 54 – Guest Tamara Lackey close

Photographer/Instructor/Author, Tamara Lackey joins Matt in The Grid studio to discuss her specialty – Lifestyle photography – with a focus on photographing children and celebrities. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Tamara Lackey reDefine show Tamara on Twitter Capturing Life Better: Tamara's Training Site Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Shabang! NY/LA portrait photographer, Peter Hurley dropped some serious knowledge (and a couple new catch phrases) on the audience as he discussed his signature approach to photography with Matt Kloskowski. Memorable quote of the day: Everyone changes in front of a camera. It's your job to change them back." Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Live Blog Archive Peter Hurley PH2pro Peter's post on Scott's blog The Art Behind the Headshot The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Spiral Bound Edition) Norman Jean Roy Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 53 – Guest Peter Hurley close

Shabang! NY/LA portrait photographer, Peter Hurley dropped some serious knowledge (and a couple new catch phrases) on the audience as he discussed his signature approach to photography with Matt Kloskowski. Memorable quote of the day: Everyone changes in front of a camera. It's your job to change them back." Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Live Blog Archive Peter Hurley PH2pro Peter's post on Scott's blog The Art Behind the Headshot The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Spiral Bound Edition) Norman Jean Roy Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Moose Peterson is in the studio to join Scott and Matt in a discussion about the future of Photoshop for photographers. They mention the upcoming G+ Conference and the use of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to process black and white images. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Moose Peterson Live Blog Archive Silver Efex Pro Zombie Snow White sticker Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 52 – Guest Moose Peterson close

Moose Peterson is in the studio to join Scott and Matt in a discussion about the future of Photoshop for photographers. They mention the upcoming G+ Conference and the use of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to process black and white images. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Moose Peterson Live Blog Archive Silver Efex Pro Zombie Snow White sticker Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Frank Doorhof visits the studio and joins RC and Pete as they discuss new camera gear, the release of Photoshop CS6, and assorted bad advice that they see being given to photographers. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Frank Doorhof Chrysta Ray's Photography Scavenger Hunt NYC Photos Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 51 – Guest Frank Doorhof close

Frank Doorhof visits the studio and joins RC and Pete as they discuss new camera gear, the release of Photoshop CS6, and assorted bad advice that they see being given to photographers. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Frank Doorhof Chrysta Ray's Photography Scavenger Hunt NYC Photos Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Photographer, Erik Valind visits the studio to commemorate the 50th episode of The Grid with the ever-popular monthly round of blind critiques. Plus, Scott announces the first-ever Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco this May. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Erik Valind Live Blog Archive Gilmar Smith on G+ Tamara Lackey Guest Post on Scott's Blog Scott's UK Tour Date 4/28 Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 50 – Blind Critique #3 close

Photographer, Erik Valind visits the studio to commemorate the 50th episode of The Grid with the ever-popular monthly round of blind critiques. Plus, Scott announces the first-ever Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco this May. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Erik Valind Live Blog Archive Gilmar Smith on G+ Tamara Lackey Guest Post on Scott's Blog Scott's UK Tour Date 4/28 Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Wildlife photographer and blogger/podcaster/social media magnate, Scott Bourne drops by the studio to talk about social media for photographers with Kalebra and Scott Kelby. The three discussed their preferences between Google+, Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of attention was also focused on Pinterest and the notion that instead of fighting sites like it, photographers should find their own way to embrace and harness it. If anyone would like to give Pinterest a try, please DM (direct message) your email address to Nancy - @NAPP_News on Twitter ("@ reply" for a follow-back) and she'll send you an invite. Links from the show: Scott's Lighting Recipes App Scott Bourne: Photofocus Scott Kelby's Guest Blog Featuring Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive GentleMint (a "manly" version of Pinterest) Kalebra on Pinterest Nancy's NAPP-related account on Pinterest Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Follow/DM @NAPP_News for a Pinterest invite Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

The Grid: Episode 49 – Guest Scott Bourne close

Wildlife photographer and blogger/podcaster/social media magnate, Scott Bourne drops by the studio to talk about social media for photographers with Kalebra and Scott Kelby. The three discussed their preferences between Google+, Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of attention was also focused on Pinterest and the notion that instead of fighting sites like it, photographers should find their own way to embrace and harness it. If anyone would like to give Pinterest a try, please DM (direct message) your email address to Nancy - @NAPP_News on Twitter ("@ reply" for a follow-back) and she'll send you an invite. Links from the show: Scott's Lighting Recipes App Scott Bourne: Photofocus Scott Kelby's Guest Blog Featuring Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive GentleMint (a "manly" version of Pinterest) Kalebra on Pinterest Nancy's NAPP-related account on Pinterest Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Follow/DM @NAPP_News for a Pinterest invite Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)