Welcome to Episode 101 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Brent Hayden!
Originally from Mission BC, Brent spent 17 years living in Vancouver before he and his wife settled in New Westminster in the summer of 2017. Since he was a child, Brent was just doing the things he fell in love with: swimming and photography. During his 10 year international career, which includes 3 Olympic Games, an Olympic Bronze Medal (2012) and a World Championship Gold Medal (2007), Brent quietly pursued his photography passion in his spare time. After retiring from swimming, Brent has taken on photography and entrepreneurism as a way to re-invent himself after years of training as a world-class athlete.
To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:
1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019)
2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos
3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos
4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials
5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books
6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks
To get these discounts, simply sign up as a Patron of the podcast at the $5/mo or higher level before April 30, 2019. Your discount codes will revealed after you sign up.
We covered some fun topics this week, including:
1. How photography helped Brent win an Olympic medal.
2. Photography and mental health.
3. The benefits of photographing using film instead of digital.
Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! We are growing closer to our goal of getting to $1,000/mo in support, at which point I will create an award to be given to a photographer that is a champion of conservation. Help us get there!
This week on Patreon, Brent and I talked about how to learn from our failures and how that informs creativity.
To learn more about Brent, check him out:
Here is the photographer that Brent recommended for the podcast:
1. Michael Levin
Some examples of Brent's photography can be seen below.
I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go!
I want to re-introduce you to one of the podcast's patrons - Anton Averin. He created an amazing luminosity masking panel called Arc Panel. Arc Panel focuses on simplicity and speed. I tried it myself and I found ARCPanel to be the fastest and most intuitive panel out there. ARC Panel provides 16-bit luminosity and saturation masks for lights, darks, midtones and zones, with options to refine and apply them to any kind of adjustment layer. The panel can also perform complex luminosity masking techniques including Frequency Separation, Orton Effect and Dodge/Burn. Anton just released a version 2.0, which has speed improvements and an awesome new feature – color masks with full selection control. Take your editing to the next level with his great panel.
You can try it for free on https://arcpanel.averin.photo
As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.