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Episode 1: Ray Martin's World
In episode one, we discover why Ray Martin describes himself as a ‘feral photographer’, and why he likes taking photos more than writing. Jason Edwards visits Taronga Zoo to photograph the Chimpanzees during their morning feed. Maddie Clare-Sloane shows us just how easy it is to print our photos through the Snapfish website. Jason puts the FujiFilm XT-2 through its paces and gives us some post-production tips.
Products featured: FujiFilm XT-2, Snapfish Prints, Ray Martin’s kit (Lumix GX8, Lumix FZ-1000, Lumix 100-400mm lens, Lumix 7-14mm lens, Lumix 12-35mm lens), Adobe Lightroom.
Episode 2: Steve Parish
In this episode, Maddie meets up with one of Australia’s most loved nature photographers, Steve Parish, for some tips on photographing wildlife. Meanwhile, Jason is in the Dandenong Ranges in pursuit of the elusive Lyrebird. We find out how to make our own professional grade calendars at home, and Jason takes a close look at the impressive Lumix 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens.
Products featured: Lumix 100-400mm lens, Snapfish calendars, Lumix GX85, Steve Parish’s kit (Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm lens, Nikon 70-200mm lens, Nikon D3S, Nikon 16-24mm lens, Nikon macro lighting, Canon 1DX)
Episode 3: Megan Lewis
In this episode, Maddie catches up with documentary photographer, Megan Lewis, to discuss some projects that are close to her heart. Jason visits the Blue Mountains for the first time and discovers for himself why it’s a national treasure. We find out how Wacom can improve your photographic workflow with their range of pen tablets. Jason shoots a massive bon fire, and we find out a low cost yet professional way to get our own photos printed onto canvas.
Products featured: Wacom range, Snapfish canvas prints, Megan Lewis’s kit (X Pro2, Fujifilm XT-2, Fujifilm X100T, Fujifilm 23mm lens, Fujifilm 16-55mm lens)
Episode 4: World Photo Adventures
In this episode, Maddie chats with Darran Leal to find out about his family’s world photo adventures. Jason is in his hometown of Melbourne, to give us some tips on shooting street photography. Maddie visits fashion week in Sydney to find out how to get the ultimate catwalk shot. Jason road tests three lenses from Fujifilm and finds out that great things can come in small packages. Finally, Maddie tells us about a recent holiday to Bali and shows us how she made a photo book of her trip.
Products featured: Fujifilm 100-400mm lens, Fujifilm 16mm lens, Fujifilm 35mm lens, Fujifilm XT-2, Snapfish photo books, Darran Leal’s kit (Canon 24-105mm lens, Canon 16-35mm lens, Canon 100-400 lens)
Episode 5: Newborn Photography by Jade
In this episode, Jade Gao gives us some great tips for taking newborn photography. Meanwhile, Jason visits Sydney’s Vivid Festival, which is described as a photographers delight. James Treble is back to give Maddie some tips for decorating her apartment with prints. Jason talks about ethical photography and we look at the range of custom photo gifts from Snapfish.
Products featured: Snapfish prints, Jade Gao’s kit (Nikon D4S, Nikon D750, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Sigma 35mm F1.4, Baby Shusher), Snapfish photo gifts
Episode 6: Marcus Bell
In this episode, Maddie catches up with Marcus Bell, a wedding and studio based photographer, who shows us how he integrates Wacom products into his workflow. Meanwhile, Jason is at Melbourne’s SEALIFE Aquarium to swim with the sharks. Maddie and Jason visit Wentworth Falls together, to road test the Lumix GX-85 and the TZ-110. Finally, we find out how to make greeting cards at home with our own photographs.
Products featured: Lumix GX-85, Lumix TZ-110, Wacom Cintiq Companion, Wacom Cintiq Touch, Marcus Bell’s kit (Nikon D750, Nikon 58mm F1.4 lens, Nikon 85mm F1.8 lens)
Episode 1: The Top End
Jason travels to the top end of Australia where he visits Kakadu National Park, to get up close and personal with wildlife, ancient rock art and breathtaking scenery. Maddie looks at the evolution of the selfie and discusses with Jason why it is a good idea to print your digital images. We find out what’s in Ken Duncan’s kit and Jason photographs an impressive fire show at the Mindil Markets in Darwin.
Products featured: Joby Gorilla Pod, Lumix GF7, Snapfish, Selfie Stick, Nikon (Jason), Phase One (Ken Duncan), Lumix GX-7 (Ken Duncan), Lumix 3D1 (Ken Duncan), Linhoff (Ken Duncan).
Episode 2: Ken Duncan
Maddie Sloane meets up with world-renowned panoramic photographer, Ken Duncan, for an early morning lesson in photographing a sunrise. Afterwards they take a tour of Ken’s gallery where they discuss some of his favourite images. Jason Edwards road tests the Lowepro Pro Trekker and chats with Carly O’Neill, a photographer that has been working on a special project. We find out what’s in Wolfgang Glowacki’s kit and meet Sophie Daley, who photographs Maddie on the beach during golden hour. Finally, Ken Duncan gives us some tips for taking stunning landscape shots on his Lumix GX-7.
Products featured: Lowepro Pro Trekker, Lumix GX7 (Ken Duncan), Canon (Wolfgang Glowacki, Sophie Daley, Carly O’Neill), Phase One (Ken Duncan)
Episode 3: Tasmania
Jason Edwards travels to Tasmania to find and photograph the elusive Fagus tree. He checks out the Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain, which displays the work of Wolfgang Glowacki, the artist behind some stunning landscape and macro photography. Maddie Sloane tells us about her recent trip to Morocco and how she has made a photo book of her adventures. We meet Paul Arnold, a panoramic photographer that captures amazing images from the Aussie outback. Jason road tests the Tamron 15-30mm wide angle lens and reflects on what life would have been like for the convicts at the Port Arthur historic site.
Products featured: Snapfish photo books, Tamron 15-30mm Lens, Phase One (Paul Arnold), Canon (Wolfgang Glowacki), Nikon (Jason)
Episode 4: Story Art
Jason Edwards meets Karen Alsop, the creator of Story Art, and discovers how she uses photography to create fantasy artwork. Karen shows us what’s in her kit and gives us some tips for shooting on the go. Maddie Sloane talks to Scott Mellish from Panasonic, who gives us some advice on choosing the right camera. Jason shows us how to shoot a waterfall and takes us through his workflow, from creation to print, with Jeremy Daalder of Image Science. Also, we meet Chris Nobs for some tips on getting a huge Instagram following.
Panasonic Lumix Range, Image Science, Canon (Karen Alsop, Chris Nobs), Nikon (Jason), Sony A6000 (Karen Alsop), iPhone 6 (Karen Alsop)
Episode 5: The Great Ocean Road
Jason Edwards travels along the Victorian shipwreck coast to photograph the 12 Apostles from a helicopter. Afterwards, he visits Otway Fly Treetop Adventures to capture the rainforest canopy from a 50-meter tower. Maddie Sloane talks with Sophie Daley for some tips on getting great portrait shots on a smart phone camera and we find out what’s in her kit. Jason road tests the Lumix GH4 and discovers that size doesn’t matter. Finally, Jason catches up with Barrie Sutherland, an old surfer mate who has been photographing Bells Beach for decades.
Products featured: Lumix GH4, Canon (Sophie Daley), Nikon (Jason), iPhone 6 (Sophie Daley)
Episode 6: Ryan Schembri
Maddie Sloane meets up with Ryan Schembri, the youngest photographer to become an AIPP master. Ryan shows us what’s in his kit and gives us some tips on avoiding wedding faux pas. Jason Edwards visits the Michael’s Camera Museum in Melbourne and gets his hands on some unique items. Wolfgang Glowacki shows us how we can take macro photos on our smart phone cameras and Jason road tests the Cokin Creative Filter System. Finally, interior designer, James Treble, gives Maddie some tips for displaying prints in her home.
Products featured: Cokin Creative Filter System, Snapfish canvas/glass/woodblock prints, Lowepro (Ryan Schembri), Canon (Ryan Schembri), Nikon (Jason), iPhone 6 (Wolfgang Glowacki), Michael’s Camera Video Digital
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