Find out how to broaden your photographic horizons and become a more productive photographer.

In this episode I interview nature and wildlife photographer Martin Bailey. He will share a really cool story about lace looms & twisted hands and how he ended up in Japan. He will also inspire us with an amazing image dancing red-crowned cranes in the snow in Japan. He will also teach us on pre-visualizing the final image as you shoot and how it will broaden your photographic horizons and you’ll become a more productive photographer.

Share - Lace looms & twisted hands.
Inspire - Dancing red-crowned cranes from Japan.
Create - Visualize the final image as you shoot will broaden your photographic horizons and become a more productive photographer.

Enjoy! Brent & Johny.

I want to
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I want to
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I want to
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amazing
Landscape
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In this episode:

(01:31) - Lace looms & twisted hands
(03:04) - Trade called “a twist hands”
(04:21) - Why decide to move to Japan?
(07:51) - Dancing red-crowned cranes from Japan
(10:44) - Changing people lives with my tools
(12:04) - Bird photography
(13:55) - Visualizing the final image as you shoot
(14:38) - Samples of landscape images
(20:32) - In post-processing black and white
(21:15) - What would be a relatively boring photograph?

Episode Highlights:

Martin’s Photo Tours: https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/workshops/
Martin’s Website: https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/

Share - Lace looms & twisted hands.

  • Moved to japan at the age of 24
  • 4 years making lace looms
  • 30 ft. long hundred year old lace looms
  • Trade called “a twist hands”

Why decide to move to Japan?

  • The job itself (factory job)
  • Wanted to use my brains
  • Something about the air and the feeling of Japan is that’s got me
  • The culture is different
  • People are relatively shy
  • Good huge sense of history

Inspire - Dancing red-crowned cranes from Japan.

  • A pair of red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow
  • Shot in the Northern most part of Japan (Hokkaido)
  • The texture and the pose of the birds is beautiful
  • Changing people lives with my tools
  • Bird photography
    • Mostly hoot at 500th of a second
    • Fast shutter speed to freeze the movement
    • Speed depends on the size of the bird

Create - Visualize the final image as you shoot will broaden your photographic horizons and become a more productive photographer.

Visualizing the final image as you shoot:

  • Be open to whatever that comes along and shoot
  • Visualize what you want to do with the image
  • Keep the final possibilities in mind
  • You can broaden your photographic horizons and become a more productive photographer

Samples of landscape images:

  • Convert to black and white
    • Punch the contrast a little bit
    • Increase the structure
    • Bring out the detail that can’t be seen with a naked eye
  • Increase your productivity and create beautiful images
    • Use indie filters
    • Use really long exposures
  • Be aware of what the shutter speed does to the photograph
    • Visualizing the final image

In post-processing black and white:

  • Silver effects pro
  • Quick conversion
  • Drop the control point to darken

What would be a relatively boring photograph?

  • Drop a few control point with silver effects around the edges
  • Using the color information of the image you can take the background and make it almost black

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