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by Skip Cohen
Throughout our careers, if we're lucky, there are projects here and there that become unique and very special. The Beyond Technique podcast is one of those for me. There are hundreds of podcasts featuring artists talking about their style and technique, but with Chamira Young's help, we've gone beyond that...beyond the technique of the craft.
The series was put on hold for a few months, but it's back with a vengeance, relaunching in August. It's now here full time with a new episode each month, thanks to Platypod! And, coincidentally our guest this month is also one of their Ambassadors, Jay P. Morgan.
But, while Podcast is mentioned briefly, this new podcast is about education, mentoring, and Jay P's growth to becoming one of the leading educators in professional imaging. You'll find his Slanted Lens series jam-packed with videos to help you raise the bar on the quality of your work. Even better is meeting him at a conference. If you see him on the speaking platform, run, don't walk to grab a seat.
Jay P is a talented artist, educator, writer, and filmmaker. He shared a lot of wisdom on this podcast. Click on any of Jay P's images below to visit his website. It wasn't easy narrowing down my favorites to share in this post. And, if you want to get a feel for Jay P's role as a leading educator, watch the one-minute video below and then subscribe to The Slanted Lens!
It's a kick to have him join us on Beyond Technique!
"Beyond Technique" is brought to you by...
If you haven't checked out Platypod lately, visit their website, follow their Facebook page and especially put their Instagram page on your radar. There are always new products coming, and each one is designed to help photographers and videographers expand their creativity. Platypod doesn't just manufacture some of the best-designed accessory products in imaging - they provide solutions to different challenges to help you raise the bar on the quality of your work!
A BIG thanks to Photofocus for the platform for both Beyond Technique and Mind Your Own Business! Check out both series along with the InFocus Interview Show. You'll never be disappointed.
by Skip Cohen
A couple of years back, I met the team from Platypod while at PhotoShop World. As with so many people and companies in this industry, we shared a lot of good friends. Since then our paths have crossed many times, and I'm excited we're now part of each other's "families." In addition to sharing great how-to content from some of the industry's finest artists at SCU, you'll also see them as a sponsor of "Beyond Technique," with a new podcast guest each month.
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If you don't know Platypod products, check out the video below. It's about the original Platypod Ultra. Now there are two models from which to choose. This company is all about quality and accessories that solve so many of the challenges in capture. There's Ultra, Max, an accessory kit that adds to Platypod's range of use. and even the new goosenecks (lights not included), perfect for macro work and more.
I love companies who are problem solvers and contribute to the creative tools photographers have to capture the very best images...in ANY situation!
Stay tuned - there's a lot of exciting content coming your way.
Which Platypod is right for you?
Click on "ultra" or "max" below for more information or to order your Platypod.
ClickCon was AMAZING!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry last week. Great speakers, a busy trade show and 1300 attendees loaded with a passion to learn and grow. Put the show on your radar so you know the dates for 2020 when they're announced!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.