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.
Photography School is another series I’m planning to make. This series will involve photography field techniques, assignments for myself and anyone else who wants to participate, special post processing techniques, and anything else I think fits into this idea. I also plan to have guest instructors share interesting ideas and techniques.
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 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
Location: Bend, OR
Zack is an award winning photographer specializing in fine art landscape photography and post processing. “Art is in my blood. My father is a well known poster artist and painter. My mom was a painter, and print maker and my brother is an art director at Facebook. Art is a way of life for my family, and I will hopefully pass it on to my children as well.”
“The love of nature is also something that my family and I are passionate about. I’ve been hiking, biking, rock climbing and backpacking since I was little. From an early age, I learned to appreciate the beauty in nature.”