Episode 21: Is Your Photography Pointless? [LSP #0021]

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By Mike "Sharky" James, Mike "Sharky" James - career photojournalist, and All-around nice guy (albeit snarky). Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Welcome to episode 21! Consider subscribing if you haven’t already.

In this episode:

Angeline in Paris, France feels like her photography is pointless and wants to know how to find inspiration so she doesn’t lose her interest in photography.

She also asks if I plan on doing any photography workshops in Paris…or anywhere else.

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In the news:An update on the Florida-based company which ignited a social media racial firestorm over the naming of an upcoming set of Photoshop actions and the imagery used to promote it.

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Did a NASA astronaut break the law while using a clever trick to turn off a city streetlight interfering with his astrophotography? Watch the video here.

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A growing trend for photographers which could earn you more money, but many men might not be interested in shooting. Watch the story here.

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An alleged patent troll sues photography websites. Are you at risk? Read the full story here.

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A photographer gets hit while shooting a race. We tell you why and how to avoid collisions. I share my experiences with getting hit by athletes as well as rodeo stock. (I’ll add some of my rodeo photos here when I look for them.) See the video of the collision toward the end of the video here.

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Can you use a 323-key keyboard made specifically for Lightroom…or any program? To see their Kickstarter campaign, go here.

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Remember Peter Lik’s $6.5 Million print sale? The New York Times discovers the shockingly high amount of money he’s made in his career.

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A USA Today photographer gives us a peek at what it’s like to shoot backstage at the Academy Awards. See the video here.

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What is China doing to help photographers win what they consider the “Photo Olympics”…the World Press Photo awards.

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Is printing a photo on a pancake a waste of human ingenuity? See it here.

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Announcement:Free eBook! – The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

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