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jeffnles1

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I watch a few on YouTube. Steve Mattheis, Mark Smith, Thomas Heaton and a couple others. My wife and I administer a Facebook group for a Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky nature photography. That takes up a lot of my not out in the field time. I also follow a few on Instagram
 
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Replytoken

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I like David duChemin and Sean Tucker. They both talk about the creative process and rarely talk about gear. I like to have a place to talk about gear and technique, but it needs to be balanced with the creative process involved in the art of photography. There are others, but these two are near the top of my list on the creative side of the ledger. BCG and a couple of other forums handle the technical and gear issues.

--Ken
 

Snapshot2020

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I like Hudson Henry for Landscape and his Office Hours Webinar presentation, Mark Smith for his BIF Videos though the narrative can be so-so, and of coarse Steve Perry’s Videos have helped improve my skills and his presentation style is very good.
 

dabhand16

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I don't do any blogs and neither do I do follows. I'm a grumpy old git who could be classed by modern standards as anti-social.

However I have joined these forums and signed up to Steve's newsletter, but then again this site is not a blog. I'm also on Purpleport for my model photography. This site also has a forum and it enables photographers, models, make up artists and PS Wizards to meet up for shoots. Again - not a blog.

On YouTube I've subscribed to Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe - a real guru with LR and PS and the videos if you watch them on his website rather than YouTube, are accompanied by a full written article with screenshots.


Mark Denny is another subscription. He's a landscape photographer and has useful LR and PS techniques


That's it.
 

FB101

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Steve Mattheis is really good on YouTube (he's also good friend)
Wild and Exposed podcast is a great listen. They are also on YouTube.
I love Steve’s videos - I hope to one day get to meet him and go on one of his workshops. He comes across as so spontaneous and real - I hope that’s how he is in life.
 

FB101

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I also like Mark Smith but narration can be a bit over the top at times. I will meet him in December for some osprey photography. The funny thing is that he is as concise in his emails as he is loquacious in his videos :)
 

bsinc1962

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I love Steve’s videos - I hope to one day get to meet him and go on one of his workshops. He comes across as so spontaneous and real - I hope that’s how he is in life.
He's a good guy. Laid back.
 

JFW

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Morten Hilmer, Jimmy Breitenstein, Steve Mattheis plus whoever may pop-up with something that looks interesting. Of everyone, Morten is my favorite-really living 'the life'.
 

Woody Meristem

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Although I watch a number of others, Steve Mattheis and Trond Westby are my favorite wildlife oriented YouTube channels, Thomas Shahan for macro and Thomas Heaton for landscape. Since I mainly shoot MFT I also watch Thomas Stirr's Small Sensor Photography . It would be a fascinating learning experience to spend time with any of them and probably a pure pleasure as well since the each appear to get real joy from making good photographs.
 

Strodav

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One of my favorites is Photography Online on Youtube, which has evolved from a monthly to bi-monthy 45 min to 1 hour high quality production. The team is based on Skye Island in Scotland and present their techniques for stunning landscape / seascape / wildlife / birding photos. They do talk about the gear they have chosen, but it is much more about the creative process and technique. Well worth the time.

Good topic OP.
 

abc123brian

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I also like Mark Smith but narration can be a bit over the top at times. I will meet him in December for some osprey photography. The funny thing is that he is as concise in his emails as he is loquacious in his videos :)
Mark is a great guy, very friendly in person. You should get some great shots of Osprey. I like the narration in his videos. I was planning to do one of his workshops last year before COVID messed everything up so I don‘t know how they are. I might try to get to one this winter.
 

Snapshot2020

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I haven't attended any of Mark Smith's Eagle Photography Workshops in Washington State though I have photographed alongside his group several times this year as his location is a popular spot for Eagle Photography. I spoke with a few participants before and after the Workshop and all were very positive about what they learned from the Class. One participant said what he learned from Mark in 5 Minutes about his Sony A1 and settings / tracking techniques was worth the money spent. I had the opportunity to talk with Mark before a session about my D850 / 500 PF focus and tracking concern and he was very polite and took the time to answer my question.
 

Replytoken

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I haven't attended any of Mark Smith's Eagle Photography Workshops in Washington State though I have photographed alongside his group several times this year as his location is a popular spot for Eagle Photography. I spoke with a few participants before and after the Workshop and all were very positive about what they learned from the Class. One participant said what he learned from Mark in 5 Minutes about his Sony A1 and settings / tracking techniques was worth the money spent. I had the opportunity to talk with Mark before a session about my D850 / 500 PF focus and tracking concern and he was very polite and took the time to answer my question.
Is Mark based in WA? I see he also does FL workshops. Also, his 2022 workshop looks like it is in May. Seems late in the season, but since I do not know exactly where he is shooting on the peninsula, I do not know how many eagles reside in the area all year long.

--Ken
 

FB101

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Is Mark based in WA? I see he also does FL workshops. Also, his 2022 workshop looks like it is in May. Seems late in the season, but since I do not know exactly where he is shooting on the peninsula, I do not know how many eagles reside in the area all year long.

--Ken
He is based in Florida but he does have some workshops for eagles in WA.
 

Snapshot2020

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Is Mark based in WA? I see he also does FL workshops. Also, his 2022 workshop looks like it is in May. Seems late in the season, but since I do not know exactly where he is shooting on the peninsula, I do not know how many eagles reside in the area all year long.

--Ken
I believe Mark is based in Florida as I have been told he's in the Hood Canal area from mid May thru June conducting his Eagle Photography Workshops.
 

FB101

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Mark is a great guy, very friendly in person. You should get some great shots of Osprey. I like the narration in his videos. I was planning to do one of his workshops last year before COVID messed everything up so I don‘t know how they are. I might try to get to one this winter.
He seems like the genuine nice guy but it was funny just how to the point his emails were in contrast to his flowery narration. Don't get me wrong, the emails were spot-on and had exactly the info I needed, it was just the style difference that was startling. I am very much looking forward to my 2 days with him.
 

bleirer

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I enjoy Jan Wegener for BIF and Photoshop training channel, piximperfect, and PHlearn, for post processing. Photography Life for general photography articles.
 

bleirer

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Photo blog? I don't know what that is. Yep, getting old.
I think what most people are talking about here would be called a vlog, a video weblog. If it's mostly text it would be called a weblog or blog for short. Of course a regular log would be a record of day to day events, or ideas, information and opinions that are updated regularly, "captain's log, stardate....."

The marketing strategy is called SEO, search engine optimization. People looking for info on a topic search for it, find a video, article, or entry and watch an ad or some kind of promotion for a product or service along with the useful information.
 

SteveReid

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I watch a few on YouTube. Steve Mattheis, Mark Smith, Thomas Heaton and a couple others. My wife and I administer a Facebook group for a Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky nature photography. That takes up a lot of my not out in the field time. I also follow a few on Instagram
From London Ky here living in Florida where every day is a good day for photography.
 
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