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It's a difficult time to be starting in photography, but the best strategy is to embrace the new AI tools and technologies that are emerging. This will help you remain competitive and open up new creative opportunities. Transcript: "Oh man. These are weird times to be starting in photography, the onset of AI tools like DALL-E will forever change the entire creative industry. Some jobs, some jobs aren't exist anymore. But on the flip side, I'm sure a whole host of new jobs are going to be created. That's what history tells us anyway. Either way, it is a difficult time to be an established photographer, let alone a photographer starting off. I would say though, that the best strategy is to embrace these new tools. They're not going to go away. And the creatives that are left standing, I think they're going to be the ones that really understand and embrace this new technology."
The marketing team of a movie decide what the post is going to be and sometimes they get a studio shoot with the actors. They also use photos taken during the making of the movie to form the poster if it better conveys the story and attracts more viewers. Transcript: "Hi, it's the marketing team on a movie who decide what the post is going to be? Sometimes they get me to do a studio shoot with the actors. According to the concepts, they have another times like on this on Lion they used a couple of steals a couple of photographs I shot during the making of the movie to form the poster because they decided that was the best way to tell the story and attract the largest number of people to watch it. Thank you."
The best way to practice focusing is to make 24x30 prints and view them closely, or simulate that in Photoshop. It takes practice to learn how to see sharpness. Transcript: "Cynthia, it's really an excellent question. Focus is definitely one of the hardest things to learn to see, whether it was slide film or today in digital. The main thing that I do and I recommend is kind of expensive is making the 24 by 30 prints because that's going to show all the good things you're photographing, all the bad things, which includes focus. Now you can simulate that 24 by 30 in Photoshop by [INAUDIBLE] that image up. And that will start to train your eye to see that sharpness. But you're not alone. Seeing sharpness is-- I won't say a talent-- but it is something you have to really kind of practice and learn. So great question. Keep working at it."
GoPro on a pole with a weight belt for underwater swimming. Transcript: "OK, this one's going to be short and sweet. What relatively inexpensive cameras or device set up would you recommend to young coaches who want to see their athletes swim underwater? And I would say GoPro on a pole. And if you can, just get a weight belt and swim under them. That should do it."
My RED Dragon camera requires 240 watt-hour batteries, which will last me between three and four hours when I'm recording. Transcript: "Hi, Lane. Thanks for your question. I'm assuming that you're referring to how long does my battery last because my camera is still going. It's a RED Dragon, and I've had that for over 10 years. And it's a great piece of equipment. But when I'm swimming out in the water, I generally take my big batteries, which are about 240 watt-hours. And they will last me between three and four hours, depending on how much I'm recording at the time. I hope that helps."
Worst purchases are speedlights, expensive and never used. Transcript: "Worst purchases. I've always made been in speedlights. I feel like they're extremely expensive and I never end up using them. They end up sitting in my camera bag, and by the time I think about selling them, it's not. We're selling them anymore, and then they send up in the closet. So, yeah, there's usually my worst purchases"