Posts Tagged ‘video’

New YouTube Series

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

I recently decided to start producing more video content for my YouTube channel.  This is an experiment to see where it goes.  I’ve always enjoyed making videos, just as I’ve always enjoyed photography.  Both were a medium to share my thoughts, experiences and creativity, but in very different ways.  I love photography, because it’s a moment frozen in time.  A moment you can explore at any time for any amount of time, there is something very powerful about that.  Video lets me share my thoughts and experiences in a more personal way.  It also can be a more immersive experience.  I’ve launched a couple of video series so far, and I have more ideas to share as well.

 

Advanced Post Processing Workflow Series:

I have 2 episodes available already for my Advanced Post Processing Workflow Series, with more on the way soon.  My goal for this series is to illustrate the tools and techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop that make up my basic workflow as well as some of my thought process during post processing.  I’ll start with a single RAW file and show how it gets transformed into a final master file.  I’ll also show the steps I take to prepare the master file to share on different mediums.

Adventure Vlog Series: 

My goal for this series is to bring people along on some of my adventures, and eventually share photography tips and the artistic process.  This is pretty challenging to do on my own, but I’m sure with practice I’ll be able to realize this goal as well.

Gear reviews: 

I also plan to record some gear review videos.  I’ll share some of my favorite gadgets, and gear and why I like them, or ways I think they could be improved.  I plan to review my Nikon D850, some lenses, and some other fun gear like drones, gimbals, filters, and several others.

I have a many other ideas as well, including some collaborations with fellow Photo Cascadia members.  Video production is very time consuming and challenging.  For now, it’s inspiring having a new challenge.  If people enjoy it and the channel grows, I’ll continue producing new videos.  I encourage you to check out my channel, and if you like the videos, remember to like, subscribe and share them with others who might like them as well.  You can keep up with all my latest video uploads here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/zschnepf77

Cheers

-Zack Schnepf

Photo Cascadia – Year In Images 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Backdraft by Erin BabnikLucky number seven in 2016 for Photo Cascadia. Seven for the first full year with seven team members and seven for the number of years Photo Cascadia has been around. Speaking of luck it was honestly mostly luck in the beginning that this specific team of photographers formed, have become good friends and enjoy sharing experiences and knowledge with all of you for as long as we have. During this time we have seen similar groups form and fold. We hope this seven year stretch is only the beginning of our journey as you join us along for the ride. In the end it’s you, the readers, that continue to provide energy for what we do at Photo Cascadia. For this we are extremely grateful and thankful… thank you!

Where did 2016 take you for adventure and photography? I am sure it was similar to many on the Photo Cascadia team where we spent time in our own backyards, crossing state lines as well as some continent hopping. If you have been watching our blog for more than a year now you will know that mid December is when Photo Cascadia takes a break from our weekly posting until mid January. It’s our time to step back and reflect on the year that has past while winding down with family and friends.

As we reflect on things it’s a good time to remember that all the places we get to visit should be available for those that come after us. It seems 2016 we unfortunately saw a rise, at least in the media if not reality, around people doing permanent damage to places we all want to enjoy and photograph as well as companies and political forces looking to seize locations set aside for long term preservation. Now days, perhaps more than ever, we all need breaks into nature whether some of us realize it or not as the number of us living in a concrete jungle grows. With that I leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

We take this time to provide a year end visual show of where we have traveled with some behind the scenes clips. Take a four minute break and check it out.

May your year close out with many lasting memories and the new year start with a trail full of endless possibilities.

Happy Holidays!

Video Tutorial: Adding Shadow Detail in Photoshop

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Here is a quick little video on some tips for adding shadow detail to your images in Photoshop.

For more image editing videos, check out the videos page on my website.  Enjoy!

 

Wildflower Gardern Sunset Mount Rainier copy