Let's talk memory cards. We have SD cards, CF cards, SSD cards, CFast cards and many options within those to choose from. We all have them, need them and use them. But what does it all mean? Let's discuss taking care of our cards and preventing potential problems that can and will happen to all of us. Here are ten practical tips 1. Keep your camera up to date. It seems like firmware updates are happening more and more often. This can affect the way your camera talks to your memory card. Even memory cards nowadays can have firmware updates … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Protect Your Camera Memory Cards
In college she was recruited right off the air from her college radio station and went on to be on air talent for country, top 40, and alternative radio stations including a 2 year gig as an Emcee for Radio Disney.
In the past, Pamela has tech edited books on Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator & Motion. Her main love is being behind the camera whether its doing video or photography.
Latest posts by Pamela Ann Berry (see all)
- 10 Ways to Protect Your Camera Memory Cards - April 30, 2017
- Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast |April 14th, 2017 - April 14, 2017
- The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast July 7th, 2016 - July 7, 2016
Ron Pepper & new co-host Levi Sim start the show off by thanking Scott for paving the way. Then they dive into buying cars and what to consider as a photographer when searching for the perfect "Photowagon". In addition they get into some long exposure issues you may come across. Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. … [Read more...] about Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast |April 14th, 2017
The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast July 7th, 2016 https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-q-a-show-photofocus-podcast-july-7th-2016 This months Q & A Podcast Scott Bourne brings on special guest Rick Sammon to answer your questions. 1. From Dave in Tempe, AZ I have heard Scott talk about searching for a clean background. What does he mean by that and how does he get the background to be blurry? 2. From Ashley in Indianapolis, IN How can I keep from making the light so harsh when I use my flash? 3. From Bill in Ketchum, ID Since … [Read more...] about The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast July 7th, 2016
These days when you hear Tamron, most people seem impressed with their lenses. My go-to lens recently has been their 35mm f/1.8 lens which is a must for landscapes. I’ve also found myself using it frequently on weddings. Tamron has been a breath of fresh air in providing high quality, inexpensive options for lenses. A Look at the 90MM F/2.8 Macro VC Lens Recently I was able to get my hands on the new Tamron 90mm f/2.8. My normal favorite macro lens has always been the Canon version 100mm. The lens is available on the following … [Read more...] about Quick Review: Tamron 90MM F/2.8 Macro VC Lens
This weeks show we here from Levi Sim who gets a chance to sit down with Mark Toal. Levi and Mark discuss who is Mark and his background. How he got started. They then dive into the importance of practice and originality and even carrying your camera. The highlight is hearing Mark's experience photographing Muhammed Ali and they tie it all in by sharing what it means to take advantage of opportunities. Then Pamela sits down with Larry Tiefenbrunn who is behind the Platypod Pro and Platypod Max that has been getting rave reviews from every … [Read more...] about Photofocus – The InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast June 21st, 2016
Oh Platypod, I’m not going to lie. I love my platypods. I received their original version last year and it quickly replaced using a tripod 90% of the time. Yes, 90%. I still needed a tripod if I wanted my camera up higher or using heaver lenses and extra gear. Welcome Platypod Pro Max When Platypod announced they were making a bigger version of the original called the Platypod Pro Max I was over the moon with getting one into my hands. The biggest reason is I do a lot of night sky and time-lapse photos in which I like using my Atomos Ninja … [Read more...] about Field Review: The Platypod Pro Max
Problem solving podcast with Scott Bourne and Pepper https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/problem-solving-photofocus-podcast-june-11th-2016 They go into depth on issues you have probably faced and used their knowledge and experience to get great images. Great location however, conditions aren’t ideal, what are your options? Pepper and Scott go into issues such as light, dynamic range, composition and post processing to help you utilize the less than ideal images to find great images. Then they follow up with a question from the last show … [Read more...] about Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast |June 11th, 2016
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-q-a-show-photofocus-podcast-june-7th-2016 Several of your questions get answered on this months Q&A with Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. Q&A Podcast Questions 1. From Brian in Alberta, Canada What is a stepping motor lens (Canon) and how is one of these different from Canon’s USM lenses? 2. From Ann in Seattle, WA What are some of your favorite photography books? 3. From Mike in Tampa, FL I know that this is easy for some people but I am new at photography and am … [Read more...] about The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast June 7th, 2016
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-infocus-interview-show-photofocus-podcast-may-21st-2016 This weeks episode Pamela sits down with Chris Smith of Out Of Chicago and they discuss how fun, inspiring and creative the conference with a new announcement of a new conference. Then Chamira has another interview from the floor of WPPI from earlier this year. Pamela Berry/Chris Smith Who is Chris? What is Out of Chicago? How did Out of Chicago come about? Author of Photographers guide to Chicago Who is coming to Out of … [Read more...] about The InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast May 21st, 2016
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 10th, 2016 https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/problem-solving-photofocus-podcast-may-10th-2016 A brand new podcast featuring Pepper and Scott Bourne. This new episode discusses all about 360 photography and tips to shoot and post process moon images. Who is Pepper and what does he do? How to capture 360 degrees? What gear? Do you need to use a rectilinear lens? Using a Gigipan? What is a RICOH THETA S camera? Where can you post panoramas? round.me How do you shoot the moon? Tips for … [Read more...] about Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 10th, 2016
This month's PhotoFocus Q&A podcast has a special guest. While Rich is out on assignment, Rick Sammon joins Scott Bourne to answer your questions. https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-q-a-show-photofocus-podcast-may-7th-2016 Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. What’s the best lens for bird photography? How much processing do you do on your images? Do you have one, most important tip for people photography? Can you share some good - and bad - travel … [Read more...] about The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast | May 7th, 2016
This weeks Photofocus Podcast for the Photofocus InFocus Interview Series. This show Pamela sits down with Commercial Photographer Clay Cook as he discusses his path to photography and how working non profit has changed both his professional personal life. Then we find Chamira who interviews Ryan Grove from 17hats with inspiration on how creative professionals can find a balance in doing the business side while still having that passion and love for what brought you in the world of creativity in the first … [Read more...] about InFocus Interview Show April 21st, 2016
Did you see the NIK software announcement from Google? Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to play with and use NIK software but it was never an expense I was willing to part with. Like many of us, funds are limited and I couldn’t justify buying something when I need a new camera body first. When a friend shared with me the news from Google that NIK software was released for free, I was excited. I downloaded it right away and then came across some negative aspects of the free download. Good news, yes the software is indeed free. It’s the same … [Read more...] about Google NIK Collection: Good News & Bad News
This weeks Photofocus Podcast you get to hear Richard Harrington and Scott Bourne answer your questions in the Q & A show. Once a month Rich and Scott take your questions and dive into discussions that help you learn and grow as a photographer. Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Q&A PODCAST 1. I hear the terms Global and Local Adjustments discussed by photographers. Could you give examples of each? Ross 2. I have an Epson printer that I use to make 8x10” prints … [Read more...] about The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast April 7, 2016
This weeks Photofocus Podcast for the Photofocus InFocus Interview Series. This show Pamela sits down with Brad Moore, former assistant to both Scott Kelby and Joe McNally we we dive into his growth and advice to other photographers trying to navigate the road of building a career. Then we tap into Chamira Young who speaks with Collages.net on how we as photographers can improve how we present ourselves online to our clients and potential clients. Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Pamela … [Read more...] about The InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast March 21, 2016
Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington sit down to answer your questions: 1: from Jan in San Diego My Dad used to shoot film and looking at his old prints there were obvious signs of film grain. Current digital photography seems to be all about “noiseless” images. I would like to get the look that my Dad got from film. Is there something wrong with that? 2: from Susan in Houston, TX I am building a portfolio and I have limited work to pick from because I … [Read more...] about The Q & A Show | Photofocus Podcast March 7th, 2016
One of the considerations of the future of the photo industry is Pension & Welfare for crew members. Historically, this hasn't been on the radar within the photo industry. States are now requiring and enforcing Pension & Welfare for photo productions. This tax liability used to just be reserved for productions like TV, Commercials, and feature films. Pension & Welfare is a private sector employee benefit plan. PWBA directly affects the livelihood of over 150 million people who participate in ERISA-covered plans, and protects the … [Read more...] about Pension and Welfare: Why you need to take notice?
This week we catch up with two amazing artists making an impact on the industry. First we hear from Corey Barker who dives into advice for those getting started and shares insight with his upcoming projects. Next Levi sits down with Matthew Jordan Smith who inspires everyone around him. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Corey Barker Corey was an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), an award-winning designer and illustrator, the … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast February 21st, 2016 Corey Barker & Matthew Jordan Smith
When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires trying various poses depending on their personality and the reason for the headshot. Here's a few tips I use as part of every headshot session I shoot. 1.One super pet peeve of mine is missing body parts. I personally dislike headshots in which your subject is missing an ear. They have two ears, your doing a "HEAD" shot, make sure you have angled their head so you can see both ears in the shot. 2. Its much more appealing … [Read more...] about Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing
I'm now hosting a new segment on the Photofocus Podcast called the Photofocus Infocus Interview Series. This segment will publish on the 21st of each month. I'm always on the look out for great and inspiring Photographers to come on the show. I'd love some input and advice on who you think I should reach out to and invite them for an interview. In the past, some of my favorites have been Renee Robyn, Vonwong, among many others. I have a few new and emerging photographers I'm excited to introduce this year. However, please comment below on … [Read more...] about Photographers That Inspire You
Photofocus Podcast February 7th, 2016 Questions & Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne Thanks for all the great questions youve been sending in to the Photofocus podcast. This week Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne tackle some great topics to help photographers. Remember, you can post those questions by sending us a note here at Photofocus. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. The Question and Answer Podcast New podcast updates and changes What is responsible for autofocus speed? … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast February 7th, 2016— Questions & Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
Succeeding with your goals this year It's February, how are your goals coming? Let's revist how you are setting your goals and some tips to keep them going. It's easy to set goals. We all can do it? How many of us have set goals and never reached them? We all have. We may do it all the time. You have to ask yourself why you do not fulfill the goals you set? Are they out of reach? Are you following through? There can be a number of reasons why we fail at goals we set. Ultimately the common denominator is you. You are the reason you fail or … [Read more...] about Succeeding with your goals this year
Okay... you made it through the holiday season... chances are you have a ton of photos that you've taken of your family and your trip. Now its time to get those images organized and processed to look their best. This webinar will help you get your holiday and vacation photos looking great. you'll learn how to. Backup images to multiple hard drives Set up an organized folder structure to make it easy to find things Take advantage of cloud-based backup for those precious moments Quickly fix your images using Photoshop, Lightroom, or a new … [Read more...] about Fixing (and Organizing) Holiday and Vacation Photos
Its exciting getting your very first digital camera. Whether you have a DSLR, Mirrorless or even a point and shoot, learning it can be overwhelming. At times, its okay to put it in auto mode. As long as you are taking pictures, you are going to keep getting better. In fact, as I was learning my camera, I would set it to auto mode and see what settings the camera picked. Then I would switch to manual and set those exact settings and eventually learned to adjust what I felt was better. Heres a few tips on how you can learn more about taking … [Read more...] about New Camera? Now What?
This upcoming podcast, Richard and I will sit down to go over several reader's questions. Anything regarding gear, business questions, recent photography news, lighting and more. If there's something you want explained, post your question in the comments below. We will take a handful of questions and mention your name in the podcast. … [Read more...] about Q and A Podcast: What questions do you want answered?
Great you finally have your website up and going. You have set up stat counter and google analytics. A few weeks later you check your stats and you don't have any visitors. You start internet searching and everything is overwhelming. A Quick Explanation on How Search Engines Work As you can imagine there are billions of websites and web pages out there. Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo need to first locate and find all the websites. This is called "crawling". They are crawling the internet looking for new sites, old sites that no … [Read more...] about Stop Obsessing over Stats and SEO!
What kind of story are you telling as a photographer? Please watch the above video and share your thoughts below in the comments. This experiment was recently posted and I wanted to create some dialogue and discuss how we can grow and learn. The pictures we create have the opportunity to share with the world amazing stories. This video had several photographers shoot one subject. Each photographer was given 10 minutes and a story about who their subject was. Their goal was to create a portrait of the man they were taking a picture of. What … [Read more...] about The Power You Have As A Photographer
As a photographer you should consider building and maintaining your brand. Not only will building your brand help you as far as business recognition goes but it gives you the ability to market yourself and manage your reputation both online and in your real life. Your interactions especially online build up an image of who you are presenting yourself to be. Im sure you want to be in control of that reputation. Here are four keys to building your brand. 1.Your Identity One of the first things you need to consider is defining who you are. Are … [Read more...] about Four Steps to Building Your Brand
NOTE: Recently at Adobe MAX, all attendees (including me) were given a Fuji X T10 mirrorless camera with an 18-55mm lens. At retail this set up goes for about $1,100 when not on sale. Right now Im in the market for a new camera. Im borrowing a Lumix GX7 from a friend and Ive played with various Sony cameras. To finally have my own mirrorless to play with is pretty awesome. Im carrying this camera with me everywhere. The Key Specs: Lets get the specs out of the way. Shoots 16.3 megapixels Uses SD cards Shoots both JPEG and RAW ISO: 6400 and … [Read more...] about A Look at the Fuji X T10: It’s Making Photography Fun Again
This weeks Photowalk is happening in Omaha, NE the largest city in Nebraska. We will start at the riverwalk parking lot and shoot in and around the Riverwalk Bridge. Whether you are an iPhone photographer or a seasoned pro, come join us for an evening of fun. Thanks to Perfectly Clear for partnering with us on these events. We'll be giving away a copy of the software to one of the participants at the event. Were really pleased to team up with Scriptown Studios who provides a multi-use, collective arts space where you can come, collaborate, … [Read more...] about Photofocus Photowalk: Cityscapes and River in Omaha, Nebraska October 18th