Podcast: EP 6 – Almost live from Paris

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News – Our best and worst shoots this past month.
Ryu shot 3 football matches in Germany and didn’t like golf that much whilst Syd dabbled with travel photography.

We introduce… Matt Cohen
Ryu interviews Matt, a sports photographer from Oakland, California, USA.
Matt’s web site and blog: www.mattcohenphoto.com

Master class
It’s the start of the soccer (or football) season in Europe.  We discuss about how to get images of the goalie as well as the strikers in soccer (or football). Here are couple of Syd’s goalies doing their thing:

You win
June 2011’s  winner was Phil Roeder (website) and his flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/
Our July 2011 competition theme was “Impact”
The winner is John Davidson from Christchurch, New Zealand and his image can be seen on the rotating image at the top of our website.
His flickr photostream is http://www.flickr.com/photos/39337971@N07/
Here are the links to the winning photos: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photos.

The August competition is “Airborne”.  Goto our BLFS flickr group page for competition rules.

Training Ground
Post your images to our flickr group for constructive or destructive critique here.

GAS of the month
This month, Syd’s GAS is a free piece of software for iPhone4 that allows you to make a GPS track log so you can add the GPS coordinates for each photograph. Some cameras do this automatically and camera phones like the Apple iPhone automatically tag each photo with the GPS. But if you have a camera that doesn’t you can use a GPS with logging software to achieve the same result. While there are hardware devices you can buy, like the Nikon GP1, if you have an iPhone you can use some free software to create the track and depending on what software you use on your computer to manage your photos, add the GPS information to your images. Links to software mentioned in podcast:

  • myTracks for iPhone is a free app that will generate a GPS track
  • Jeffrey’s “GPS-Support” Geoencoding Plugin for Lightroom will allow you to automatically geoencode your images with the GPS track make with myTracks
  • Other Mac software to geoencode images with a GPS track: HoudahGeo, GPS Visualizer is a web site that allows you to see your track on Google maps, Google maps, iPhoto, iPad and Aperture can utilise the information.

Special thanks to…
Jingles by Spencer Griffiths
Icon by Arvin Bautista

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11 thoughts on “Podcast: EP 6 – Almost live from Paris

  1. Very nice and funny podcast, Syd coming and going hehe.I just got a press pass for a football match tomorrow.Wanted to thank you guys again for all the great info you have been sharing.

  2. Jamie: It was a great photo from the Gaelic games. Thanks and maybe I’ll see you at the top some day?

    Roy: Good luck with your football shoot. Remember, try not to forget your camera.

    Ben: Really sorry about this. It should be fixed.

  3. Didnt forget my camera or any of my gear, but forgot something else, to set the auto focus to AI-SERVO!!!.Its a miracle I got away with it and got like 20 keepers.First time on the field, I was very nervous :(

  4. Had my second football match yesterday and what a difference from the first.Really glad with the results, Im gonna post more pics on Flikr for you to give some feedback on the “Training ground ” section.

  5. Guys I remember you were discussing about white balance in one of the podcasts but I dont know which.Im having trouble with the football stadium lights and the white balance changing throughout a burst of photos,its driving me nuts.

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