Photo Ideas, Bitten by a Croc & Stolen Photos - Photalife Talks EP 13

Photo Ideas, Bitten by a Croc & Stolen Photos - Photalife Talks EP 13

It's back after it's Christmas break...and it's time for Episode 13. 

The topics this week include
The team at PhotoBlog have created a calendar which features a different theme for everyday. This gives you a topic to help you out it you're taking part in a 365 challenge. You can download the calendar from the PhotoBlog site

When you go on holiday you like to take photos to remember that time, well a French lady will always remember this trip. She wanted to take a selfie with a 7ft crocodile but instead it decided to try and bite her leg off. Have a read of the full story here.  

Photo: GETTY

Photo: GETTY

The final story is about a Thai air hostess who photoshopped herself into stolen photos gets caught out. This girl gained a following of 150k only for find out that her photos were of her photoshopped on to other people's photos. Someone noticed when they saw their own photo being used, since then she has deleted her account. Read more about this story here

Sports Illustrated, Like me and Photo Backdrops - Photalife Talks EP12

Sports Illustrated, Like me and Photo Backdrops - Photalife Talks EP12 

This week there are no stories regarding new photo equipment but still 3 good stories involving photography. 

The first story is about the new Sports Illustrated cover with Dwayne The Rock Johnson...nothing unique there but the photo for the cover was taken using an Moto Z smartphone. You can read more here

Our next story is about a few more updates for Instagram which includes being able to like comments, turn off comments on photos and also the ability to report a person is self harming. More on the Instagram Blog

The final topic is about the amazing Capture by Lucy who has released her first collection of Photo Backdrops. A series of 9 different designs that are perfect for flat lays or product photos. Have a look at her site here.

3D Printed Lens and 21,600 fps Camera - Photalife Talks EP11

3D Printed Lens and 21,600 fps Camera - Photalife Talks EP11

This week it's been Black Friday and I was going to making a video with various deals but I think people have been bombarded with emails and tweets so I've left it. 

Topics this week include an amazing camera which is a high speed camera taking 21,500fps. It's available on Kickstarter now... 

How about the photographer who printed his own lens on a 3D printer and the photos are incredible have a look here to see more

The final topic is about a new add on for web browsers that allows you to search to track online usage of your photos called PhotoTracker Lite. 

The Photography Show + DJI Phantom 4 Pro - Photalife Talks EP10

The Photography Show + DJI Phantom 4 Pro - Photalife Talks EP10

Welcome to episode 10 of the Photalife Talks show, this week we have a couple of topics to cover. 

The first is that tickets for The Photography Show are now on sale. Tickets are priced at about £14 and the show runs from 18th - 21st March 2017 at The NEC in Birmingham. For more details visit their website

The other topic is the release of the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone. This drone has improved obstacle  avoidance and a 1-inch 20MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. 

You can now also get this with a touch screen control if you prefer. 

Falling Drones, Nikon D5600 & Infinity - Photalife Talks EP9

Falling Drones, Nikon D5600 & Infinity - Photalife Talks EP9. 

This week's show starts off with the news from GoPro that they have recalled every Karma drone as they have had reports of them losing power and falling from the sky. There haven't been any reports of injuries but it's not good news for the company. You can read the full report on their website 

This week Nikon announced a new model to their 5000 series DSLR, this is called D5600 which will be available in the coming weeks and is available for pre-order. The 24.2mp camera is available from Jessops for £799 including a kit lens.

Also this year Apple's App of the Year is now available on Windows as a free BETA - Affinity photo and this is brilliant news and well worth taking a look. 

And if anyone is interested in a competition for November then send me your Autumn pictures and I'll pick my favourite to win a prize. Either email me or tweet me them. 

Photoshop 2017, Luminar, MacBook Pro & Olympus - Photalife Talks EP8

Photoshop 2017, Luminar, MacBook Pro & Olympus - Photalife Talks EP8

Welcome to episode 8 of the Photalife Talks show and on this week's show we cover software from Adobe and Macphun. The new MacBook Pro news and also details of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ii. 

The first topic is about the release of Adobe Photoshop 2017 which is available to download now and for more details of what's new check out here.

Also on the software front is the new release from Macphun called Luminar which is available for pre-order and you can see the short video I created. 

Within the last week Apple have announced the new update for the MacBook Pro which also features a new touch bar. 

And the final topic is about the pricing of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ii which once again I made a video about and it seems to have started a lot of talk. 

Drones are Banned + DreamLand & Nikon - Photalife Talks EP7

Drones are Banned + DreamLand & Nikon - Photalife Talks EP7

This week I've 3 topics to talk about. 

The first is the amazing photo series by French photographer Victor Habchy where he visited the closed Japanese theme park DreamLand - https://www.facebook.com/Victor.Habchy.Photography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153827904315589

Photo by French photographer Victor Habchy

Photo by French photographer Victor Habchy

The second story is about one of the first known surviving production Nikon from 1948 which is going up for auction next month starting at €90,000 - http://www.westlicht-auction.com/index.php?id=4&L=1

The final story is about Sweden banning the flying of drones in public places. If you want to fly and film there you'll have to get a special permit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37761872

Also check out my 'Real Life' photo shoot using the Huawei P9

Quick Q&A + Huawei P9 Mobile - Photalife Talks EP6

Quick Q&A + Huawei P9 Mobile - Photalife Talks EP6

As it's a quiet news week I answer a few questions and videos and photography. 

Link to the microphone - Rode VideoMicro - http://amzn.to/2a5jpKf

Moon Photos Post - http://photalife.com/blog/taking-photos-of-the-moon

Details on the Huawei P9 - http://www.three.co.uk/Huawei/P9?featuretab=We%20love%20data&id=1299&aidset=1&memory=32&colour=Titanium%20Grey

GoPro Karma v DJi Mavic Pro + Instagram Drafts - Photalife Talks EP5

GoPro Karma v DJi Mavic Pro + Instagram Drafts - Photalife Talks EP5

After last week's photography news heavy show this week it's a quieter show. The main talking points involve the GoPro v DJi Drone battle plus a new update for Instagram. 

The full details of the drone 4K Footage - http://petapixel.com/2016/09/30/4k-test-footage-dji-mavic-pro-gorgeous-not-blurry/

Full details of the Instagram Drafts - https://help.instagram.com/1188360274569019

Photokina Special, Panasonic G80 & Olympus OM-D E-M1 ii - Photalife Talks EP4

Photokina Special, Panasonic G80 & Olympus OM-D E-M1 ii - Photalife Talks EP4

It's time for Photokina so there is lots of things to cover. With this in mind I have released a new show that just covers the news of the Panasonic G80 and the two new cameras from Olympus. 

The full details of the Panasonic G80 

Full details of the Olympus E-PL8 

Full details of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ii 

GoPro Drone, Photoshopping Climbers, Snapseed and Instagram - Photalife Talks Ep 1

GoPro Drone, Photoshopping Climbers, Snapseed and Instagram - Photalife Talks Ep 1

Welcome to the first episode of Photalife Talks. The plan/idea is to record a weekly show where I talk about the weeks photography news and other things that I've been up to. 

In this first episode I cover the following topics. 

GoPro's New Drone - https://youtu.be/_2B96kUYKnU?t=1m12s
Photoshopped Everest Photos - https://youtu.be/_2B96kUYKnU?t=3m7s
Snapseed RAW Update - https://youtu.be/_2B96kUYKnU?t=4m56s
Instagram Pinch to Zoom - https://youtu.be/_2B96kUYKnU?t=7m8s
Instagram Business Profiles - https://youtu.be/_2B96kUYKnU?t=8m42s

GoPro: Karma Is Coming