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Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Gerard Murphy & Jonas Peterson | Photofocus Podcast 6/15/14

This week’s podcast interviews three folks influencing the world of photography. First up is Adobe’s Bryan ONeil Hughes who discusses his view’s on where photography is heading with Levi Sim. Then Rich Harrington and Gerard Murphy talk about storytelling and photography. Finally, Melissa Niu sits down with top wedding photographer Jonas Peterson.

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Bryan ONeil Hughes

Bryan ONeil Hughes is the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop software and a pinch hitter for the Photoshop Lightroom software team. Since 1999 he has helped to test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of Adobes professional digital imaging applications. Bryan is the Photoshop teams primary worldwide spokesman and can often be found leading seminars, user groups, and workshops.

Before joining Adobe, he was a professional photographer and retoucher. Beyond Adobe, Hughes is a published photographer, editor, and author. He is also a driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America. When he isn’t driving very quickly, he enjoys running marathons very slowly. Bryan was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2011.

Be sure to catch up with Bryan at this year’s Photoshop World.

Levi and Bryan discuss:

  • Who is Bryan?
  • What are his passions?
  • What cameras does he use?
  • iPhone talk and why its used the most
  • What’s Going On with Photoshop
  • Editing Video in Photoshop
  • Adobe Camera Raw Improvements
  • Backing up memories
  • Where to find Bryan

Gerard Murphy

Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Moms Pentax as a kid on family vacations. Later, Gerard turned this passion into Mosaic which he co-founded. He is also an avid Lightroom advocate and teacher of Lightroom tips and tricks.

Rich and Gerard discuss:

  • The role of storytelling in photography
  • How to succeed in engaging others
  • What does it mean to be a visual storyteller
  • How to figure our what you are going to say in your photos
  • “What Im telling you is going to be worth your time
  • Human brains are wired to figure things out
  • How do you want your audience to feel?
  • Where to find Gerard?
  • What is upcoming with Mosaic?

Jonas Peterson

Jonas left a highly awarded career as a writer in advertising to become a wedding photographer. More than one eyebrow was raised, but he had an idea that stories through wedding photography could be told differently. Should be told differently.

Today hes one of the most sought after destination wedding photographers around, shooting weddings all around the world. He has shot weddings in almost all parts of the world, using his unique storytelling through simple yet beautiful imagery.

His home is Melbourne, Australia, but hes on the road around the world for half of the year, so never assume he won’t be able to shoot your wedding, no matter where it is.

Melissa Niu and Jonas Discuss:

  • Who is Jonas?
  • How he became a photographer?
  • Doing what made him happy
  • What kind of photographer is Jonas?
  • How has his past affected his photography?
  • What advice does he have for photographers trying to do what he does?
  • Shooting what makes you happy
  • Where can you find Jonas?

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