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+Photo Talk Plus EP36 with Lightroom PM +Tom Hogarty

+Thomas Hawk and I had a great time this past Wednesday with panelists +Chris Chabot, +Jan Kabili, +Joe Azure, +Karen Hutton, +Keith Barrett, and our special guest +Tom Hogarty, +Adobe Lightroom Product Manager. 

We discussed news stories, including 20 Pro Tips for Photographers on Google+ (http://goo.gl/2tLsx), the new Android Powered Nikon, and hidden view counts for your photos on Google+ (hint: you have to go to Picasa).

Tom gave us some cool demos in LR4 and answered questions for us about everyone's favorite photo editing program. If you're not using Lighroom 4, well, you should be.

After you watch the show, enter our contest to win one of two copies of Lightroom 4 from +Adobe (each will come with a free copy of +Trey Ratcliff's new and amazing LR4 Presets!). To enter all you need to do is make a post on Google+ and tell us either: your favorite feature we discussed on the show, make a feature request, or talk about how you will use LR4 if you win it. You must include the hashtag #LightroomPlus  in your post. You have until next Wednesday when we'll pick the two best and announce those winners on our show that day at 8PM Pacific.

Congratulations to +Billy Wilson, who won a copy of LR4 and Trey's presets live on the show, courtesy of +SmugMug (who also threw in a free year of their Pro Service) because they are one of our fantastic sponsors, who are also well integrated with Lightroom. We love them!

Big thanks to our other amazing sponsors, +Adorama / http://adorama.com, +Drobo / http://drobo.com, and +Blurb Books / http://blurb.com

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Check Out EP34 with +Mike Spinak!
 
It's +Photo Talk Plus EP34 with +Mike Spinak!

Did you miss the live airing of this episode a week ago? Check it out here and learn more about Mike's photography, projects, and his moves in the dark room. Check out his work at http://naturography.com You'll also enjoy +Thomas Hawk and myself along with panelists +Barry Blanchard, +Patricia Davidson, +Vivienne Gucwa & +Keith Barrett discussing recent hot news stories including the first photo from Mars, +Trey Ratcliff's new LR presets and the story of how Mat Honan got hacked (let this be a lesson to us all), plus more!

Thanks to our amazing show sponsors: +Adorama http://adorama.com, +Blurb Books http://blurb.com, +Drobo http://drobo.com, and +SmugMug http://smugmug.com

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Episode 34 Tonight 8PM Pacific with Mike Spinak - Don't Miss It!
 
+Photo Talk Plus EP34 with +Mike Spinak Tonight 8PM Pacific!

Join +Thomas Hawk and myself http://vidcastnetwork.com at 8PM Pacific tonight as we welcome guest +Mike Spinak and panelists +Chris Chabot, +Patricia Davidson+Barry Blanchard, and +Keith Barrett!

The photo below is one that Mike has told me is one of his favorites I've ever shared, and I think that's because of his philosophy about capturing real moments in life, something I also relish. We'll learn more about Mike tonight, including his nature photography and projects he's been working on.

Make sure you give some love to our amazing sponsors +Adorama  http://adorama.com +Blurb Books http://blurb.com +Drobo http://drobo.com and +SmugMug http://smugmug.com

While we're on, get in the chatroom at http://vidcastnetwork.com/chat so that you can hangout and talk with us and other viewers live! See you all there at 8PM Pacific! :)
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Don't Miss EP32 with +Troy Paiva Tonight 8PM Pacific!
 
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Join us LIVE tonight at 8PM PST for Photo Talk Plus!!!!!

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Tonight's +Photo Talk Plus is going to be AWESOME!!!! We have none other than the pioneer and godfather of abandoned night photography himself +Troy Paiva as our special guest.  

Troy has been making amazing light painted night photographs for over two decades.  Along the way he's published three books and published thousands of photgraphs online, including many at his website http://lostamerica.com  Troy's documented the out of the way, abandoned California desert in ways that few others will ever come close to.  He regularly holds workshops on his well regarded technique.

Troy has long been a big influence of mine and it's his distinctive night scenes that have encouraged me to pursue some of this type of work of my own (like this image of a submarine on Mare Island here).

We will have some wonderful panelists joining +Lotus Carroll and I tonight to help interview Troy who also are greats themselves in abandoned photography including +Sly Vegas +Scott Frederick +Amy Heiden +Ian Ference +Ricardo Lagos and as always +Vidcast Network's wonderful host +Keith Barrett.

We will also have some interesting stories on this week's show including the new Canon mirrorless camera, the winner of our +Blurb Books / +SmugMug  photo project giveway, an update on +Scott Jarvie's +Photography Decathlon, a story about a wedding photographer who was threatened by a lawyer with a $300,000 lawsuit, and tips on how to maximize the potential of your photo posts on Google+.

Thanks as always to our wonderful sponsors +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug!  Be sure to check them out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com
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EP31 with +Daniel Milnor Tonight 8PM Pacific!
 
+Photo Talk Plus Tonight 8PM Pacific with +Daniel Milnor

Join +Thomas Hawk and me http://vidcastnetwork.com at 8PM Pacific for EP31 of +Photo Talk Plus with a great group - we'll have panelists +Athena Carey, +Dave Cohen, +Vivienne Gucwa, +Mike Spinak, and +Keith Barrett of +Vidcast Network and our special guest, Photographer +Daniel Milnor.

Make sure you tune in and hear us talk about some great news stories, interview Dan, and tell you how you can enter to win a prize package including a free year of +SmugMug Pro and +Blurb Books book (details tonight on the show). These are two of our amazing sponsors, and they continue to support us and offer fun things for you guys!

Big thanks also to our other sponsors +Adorama (we'll be talking about their awesome BlographHer event http://www.adorama.com/blographer) and +Drobo http://drobo.com Circle them on Google+!

Make sure that you join us in the chatroom http://vidcastnetwork.com/chat during the show so that you can hang out with us while we broadcast live. See you all there at 8PM Pacific tonight!
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EP 29 with +Chrysta Rae!

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+Photo Talk Plus Episode 29, with the AMAZING +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt Queen, +Chrysta Rae!!!!!!

Well we had a fantastic show last week interviewing the one and only +Chrysta Rae who so many of you know and love here on Google+.  We talked with Chrysta about her own work as well as her work as one of the great Google+ curators with her wildly popular Scavenger Hunt.

Not only has Chrysta broken G+ is some truly epic ways, she has introduced us to so many great photographers each month with her hunt.

Joining +Lotus Carroll and myself for this show were panelists +Keith Barrett +Mandy Sloan +Alan Shapiro +Daniel Milnor and +Lynne Goodwin.

In this episode we revisit the +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk and talk about the walks that we went on, including mine in Denver, CO and Lotus' in Austin, The July Scavenger Hunt, +Trey Ratcliff's Top 5 Tips for photographing people, +Colby Brown's Heart of a Sunflower and +Ron Clifford's post about photographing fireworks.

Thanks as always to our wonderful show sponsors +SmugMug  +Blurb Books  +Drobo and +Adorama.  Be sure to check these awesome companies out at http://smugmug.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://adorama.com

Join us this Wednesday night when our special guest for Episode 30 will be +Adobe's Lightroom Product Manager +Tom Hogarty.  Tom's going to talk about what's new in Lightroom and hopefully what may be in store for the future from the web's most popular image processing software company.    
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A GREAT circle to add!  

Wow!  I can't believe we have had 131 different guests/panelists on 36 episodes of Photo Talk Plus now.  These are some of the most active, engaged, talented photographers on G+ and big time contributors to our photo community here.

Thanks to all of you for coming on the show at some point in the past year (and if we forgot anyone so so sorry) and for participating and for helping us week in and week out to review top photography stories on G+ and some great interviews with some super talented people.

Thanks especially to our sponsors who make the show possible each week +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug.  Check them out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com 
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EP35 with +Kelli Seeger Kim - Watch Now!
 
+Photo Talk Plus EP35 Available!

If you missed it last week live, watch it here now! +Thomas Hawk and I were joined by our lovely and talented special guest, +Kelli Seeger Kim as well as panelists +Anna Nguyen, +Jeff Moreau, +Mark Rodriguez, +Timothy Jordan, and +Milena Ilieva. (+Keith Barrett was feeling sick, but he still broadcasted for us, even though he couldn't panel - he is always awesome!)

We discussed several stories including new Google+ features (vanity URLS, slideshows, album downloads), the release of the new Canon 6D, new photo sharing site Medium, and the Portland Press Herald stealing a woman's flickr photos and then paying her for them when caught. Afterwards, we interviewed +Kelli Seeger Kim, learning more about her photography and getting to look at it up close, discover what drives her passion and what she's planning for the future.

Thank you so much to our amazing sponsors who support the show and the photography community. Check em' out! +SmugMug http://smugmug.com +Blurb Books http://blurb.com, +Adorama http://adorama.com, and +Drobo http://drobo.com

And make sure you tune into http://vidcastnetwork.com tomorrow night at 8PM Pacific when our special guest will be Lightroom Product Manager +Tom Hogarty! We'll be talking about Lightroom 4 and you'll even have the chance to win one of two free copies to be given away, as well as a chance to win +Trey Ratcliff's amazing new Lightroom 4 presets, available here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ Watch the show to find out how. :) See you there tomorrow night!

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EP 33 With +Matt Kloskowski!
 
For those of us who missed it live, here's +Photo Talk Plus EP33 with the fabulous +Matt Kloskowski! :)
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*Wow! EP32 with +Troy Paiva Rocked! Check It Out.* 
 
What a great show we had last night with the one and only godfather of light painting and night photography Mr. Lost America +Troy Paiva.  

In last night's show we talked all about Troy's work -- his technique, his gear, his social engineering, his workshops, and lots of other tips on how you can make these sorts of photographs yourself.  For a more thorough run down on all of Troy's tips and techniques be sure to get a copy of his third book "Light Painted Night Photography" on +Trey Ratcliff's +Flatbooks store.  http://goo.gl/uxHL7  Also be sure and check out Troy's work at his website http://lostamerica.com.

Joining +Lotus Carroll and myself last night were +Keith Barrett +Ricardo Lagos +Amy Heiden +Scott Frederick  and +Ian Ference 

We also discussed the new Canon Mirrorless Camera, +Scott Jarvie's upcoming +Photography Decathlon, the winner of our +SmugMug / +Blurb Books  photo project contest +Jordana Wright, a wedding photographer who is being threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit http://goo.gl/4hD81, the new Epson V700 scanner that I ordered from +Adorama  yesterday http://goo.gl/bSyC3, a photo by +Alex Koloskov  and lots more!

Thanks as always to our AWESOME sponsors +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug.  Be sure to check them out at http://adorama.com, http://blurb.com, http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com
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EP31 with +Daniel Milnor!
 
Photo Talk Plus Episode 31 with Special Guest +Daniel Milnor!!!  We had a wonderful time on Wednesday night hanging out with photographer +Daniel Milnor.  Dan shared with us some of his own personal projects as well as discussed his role in working for +Blurb Books -- a very interesting interview you won't want to miss.

Joining +Lotus Carroll and myself was an awesome line up of panelists including +Athena Carey (live from Austin!), Google Photos' +Dave Cohen +Mike Spinak +Vivienne Gucwa and +Vidcast Network's +Keith Barrett.

During this episode we talk about +Marissa Mayer's new job as Yahoo Chief and what that might mean for Flickr, a recent satisfaction study that shows users prefer Google+ over Facebook, Google+'s impressive 43% gain in U.S. unique user  traffic per compete.com last month, what is claimed to be the world's most famous photograph and a photograph that +Joel Tjintjelaar spent over 80 hours working on.

As always, thank you to our fantastic sponsors +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug!  Be sure to check them out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com  
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Episode 30 with +Brian Matiash Tonight 8PM Pacific!
 
+Photo Talk Plus EP30 With +Brian Matiash!

Join +Thomas Hawk and me tonight http://vidcastnetwork.com at 8PM Pacific for another great episode! We'll have +Brian Matiash, Photographer and +onOne Software EDU Manager, as our special guest along with a wonderful lineup of panelists: +Zach Yeskel of Google+ Events, +Jan Kabili, +Karen Hutton, +Kerry Murphy, and +Keith Barrett of +Vidcast Network.

Jump in the chatroom at http://vidcastnetwork.com/chat so that you can hang out with us live while we broadcast… and also for your chance to win a free copy of OnOne Photo Editing Software! Woot! 

Thanks so much as always to our amazing sponsors who support us and you guys! +Blurb Books http://blurb.com +SmugMug http://smugmug.com +Adorama http://adorama.com and +Drobo http://drobo.com We're picky about our sponsors and these are worth checking out. :)

Make sure you head over to http://blurb.com and use the special promo code PHOTOTALK for 20% off your order through July* - +Blurb Books  extended the deal for you guys for another month because they're that awesome. :)

See you guys tonight at 8PM Pacific!

*Offer valid through July 31, 2012 11:59 p.m. (local time). A 20% discount is applied toward your product total. Maximum discount is USD $150, GBP £75, EUR €100, CAD $150, or AUD $150 off product total. Valid for printed books only. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.
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Join hosts Thomas Hawk and Lotus Carroll every Wednesday LIVE at 8PM Pacific for the week's hottest stories in Photography on Google+ and interviews with Photographers and others involved in the photography community on Google+.

View the show via Keith Barrett's Vidcast Network, via On Air Hangouts in Thomas Hawk's Stream or live on YouTube

While we're broadcasting, join the live chat to hang out with us and the other viewers every time - sometimes we might even offer a chance to win a great photography related prize to our chat members. :)

Missed the live broadcast? You can view the recording later at Vidcast Network or on YouTube.