Liam Photography Podcast

Liam Photography Podcast


Episode 147: Things Have Been Hectic!!!

April 15, 2021

Greetings, welcome to the Liam Photography Podcast, I’m your host Liam Douglas and  this is Episode 147. So things have been kind of crazy lately, my wife and I have sold our home in the Atlanta area and bought a new place in North Carolina.
We closed on the sale of the old home on April 5th and then closed on the new house on April 8th and we have to be completely moved by April 30th, so things have been really hectic and stressing to say the least. I apologize to my listeners that I haven’t been able to concentrate more on the podcast episodes lately but bear with me as once we get settled I will be doing more interviews with other industry professionals and we’ll have Dave Kelly and EllyCat back as well, with hopefully video the next time so Dave can show off his work with Elly.
I am also planning to have Professor and Photographer Jill Mott back on the show in the near future. Her episodes have been super popular and she wants to come back on the show, but there have been scheduling issues as she is extremely busy right now, but have no fear she will be back and as always it will be an awesome episode!
I tried to get Scott from the WordPress Photography podcast to come on the show as I have had listeners asking about hosting using WordPress. I use it myself and I am very experienced with WordPress, but wanted Scott to come on and talk about it and Imagely’s products but he’s too stuck up as he feels my show isn’t big enough for him to come on the show. I hate it when people get a little bit of internet fame and then they think they are better than everyone else. I will never be that way. No matter how big this show gets some day or my Youtube, I will always do my best to make time for others that are just getting started. But Scott is not the only one, I tried to get Tony and Chelsea on my show as well as FroKnowsPhoto but they are all “too important” to come on my show. If you don’t have a million Youtube Subs, they won’t give you the time of day.
As far as my photography, the real estate work has been slow since all this pandemic crap started and it hasn’t returned to normal yet, but I am planning to open my own studio in NC so hopefully I can get more work that way. I am looking to put in a pre-fab barn style shed, all wood that’s 10×20 feet in size with a small porch on the end. Once that is set up on a concrete slab that I have to have poured I can concentrate on finishing the interior, running power to it and setting up my new photography/podcast/YouTube studio in it and get things up and running, which will be nice.
I did recently get some new gear, which is always exciting! I bought the Canon EOS R6 body which arrived last Friday and I have been shooting with it when I have time. The camera is really awesome, the silent shutter is totally quiet like on the EOS R, but I have not has the opportunity to test out the 20fps as of yet. I need to find some high school sport or something I can shoot to test out the performance and I’ll make a Youtube video review on the camera itself.
Secondly, I finally ordered my Fujifilm GF23mm wide angle lens for my GFX 50R. If you recall Fujifilm North America was nice enough to lend me the lens for three weeks and I did a review video on it and I just absolutely loved the lens and decided I had to get one of my very own so that arrived yesterday thanks to Adorama!
As my listeners know I have been using the Venus Optics Laowa 17mm F/4 Zero-D, which is a great third party manual only lens, but I just had to get the Fujifilm lens after three weeks shooting my Georgia project with it. So, if you are someone you know shoots GFX I have the Laowa lens for sale on eBay, I’ll include a link at the bottom of the show notes if you are interested in buying it. The lens is in excellent condition and I have the original box,