Live Show Recap: Lines

We’re back! Well, kind of. Chelsea got sick in Thailand and between that and jet-lag, she had to cut out before the live show. So Tony held it down solo this week, with the help of Justin and me of course. 

We looked at your “lines” photos, and there were some great ones. Next week we’ll be looking at your long exposures.

We enabled “super chat” on YouTube which is very weird. You can pay to have your comment highlighted, and the more you pay the longer it stays up, supposedly. 

Okay, we get into your photos here, I’ll highlight Tony’s picks below:

Over to me with your questions:

  • in short lighting, do you focus on the closest eye or the brightest eye? The closest.
  • how could a beginner get sponsored for travel photography? A beginner could not. You’d need a lot of experience and tens of thousands of Instagram followers.

Now to chit-chat, the part of the show where you say dumb things to us and we make fun of you.

  • why does Tony always look like he just got out of the shower?
  • do you fall asleep to camera overviews? “Tony the living sleeping pill”
  • HDR hate
  • 90’s choker trend
  • Tony should dye his hair

Ok, time to look at a portfolio! Way too long of an intro to that video, but good job bringing in the action. Gorgeous film reel! Maybe try a different layout for your photos, square crop doesn’t work with everything. Beautiful shots. Tony discriminates against left-handed people, so good job leading with that.

We get back into your photos here:

Back to me for some questions:

  • what would be your perfect camera? You can see his answer here. The closest so far is the Sony a99 II.

Back to your photos:

Last questions from me:

  • how much scouting do you do before traveling? A lot! Google Earth is a great resource, looking at other photographers shots from the same place, hire a model in advance.
  • there’s a Northrup Photo sub-reddit, if you’re a redditor.
  • congrats, Jim! 

And that is our show! Whoo, Tony deserves all the beer for that one. Thanks for watching, and join us next week for your long exposures as well as the triumphant return of Chelsea.

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4 Responses to Live Show Recap: Lines

  1. SteJaBarn March 17, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    Really pleased to see my photo shown near the end. Not the best photo as I took it with a really old HTC One during a lunch break. I was walking along the river Kennet and was drawn to the lines of the bridge and the iron railing that ran underneath and also how they reflected in the river and the puddle. So I did my best to line (no pun intended) the shot up when I noticed a couple about to walk across the footbridge, so I waited for them. I took the photo.
    The sky is washed out. I tried my best to get some detail but it would not happen. A poor sensor on the camera phone and only 5MP.
    I agree with Tony about the fog, next time I will wait for a foggy day and try to recreate the shot but using my DSLR, shooting in RAW. But I was pleased he liked what I was trying to do.

  2. Mark Nysschens March 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    Happy that my first submission for a TC Live got to be shown, and equally happy to receive the feedback on it! A great show that was fun and interesting, especially those architectural line photos! Looking forward to see what’s in the next one.

  3. Roderick March 18, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    Chapeau to Tony for flying solo ! It was only possible with his backup crew, of course 😉
    Chelsea was sorely missed and I hope she recovers (whiskey, hot water, cloves, sugar and lemon in a glass. Repeat.) But NOT the good stuff – that would be sacrilege !
    The show was good for a couple of reasons;-
    1. Tony pushed back the attempt by computers to do the Skynet thing by about 10 years. Well done!
    2. He gave out tons of free guidance and tips on landscapes and general photography.

  4. Christina March 19, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    My first submission came up and Tony gave me great concrete advice. Thank you. And thank you for this great recap @siobhan. Now what am I going to do about next week’s assignment? I am looking forward to the triumphant return of Chelsea.

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