Tim and Renee chat about a photo Tim captured of the Milky Way in which a "shooting star" made an appearance, as well as Tim's exchange with a photographer who was able to identify the satellite that created the light streak in the image. THey then address questions from photographers about soft proofing in Lightroom, the settings and technique used to photograph the Milky Way, the use of the "Auto ISO" setting on a camera, monitor calibration for black and white photography, and reducing the appearance of haze in a photo.

Links from this Episode:

Milky Way Photo with Satellite:
https://500px.com/photo/91347311/milky-way-from-near-castle-valley-utah-by-tim-grey

Planets App:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/planets/id305793334?mt=8

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_068_-_2014-12-06.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss Thanksgiving (in the context of shopping), and then address questions from photographers. That includes questions about metadata presets in Lightroom, fixing a spelling mistake for a keyword in Lightroom, and depth of field for macro photography.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_067_-_2014-11-29.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

Tim and Renee talk about Flickr's recent announcement that Creative Commons images will be sold at a profit, with no share of the sale going to the photographer. They then address questions from photographers about saving metadata to your photos, shooting to a square format, updating an export preset in Lightroom, and a workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop.

Links from this Episdode:

Flickr Selling Photos:
http://www.cnet.com/news/some-photographers-bristle-over-flickrs-selling-of-photos/

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_066_-_2014-11-22.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

In this episode Tim and Renee chat about "Streaming Photoshop", which is a new product being tested by Adobe allowing you to run a full version of Photoshop within a web browser on a relatively low-powered computer. They then address questions from photographers about creating a starburst effect with the sun, whether the equivalent of the Recompose tool in Photoshop Elements exists within Photoshop, just how good the Vibrance adjustment is, inaccurate colors when printing, and the benefits of a focusing rail for macro photography.

Links from this Episode:

Streaming Photoshop:
http://edex.adobe.com/projectphotoshopstreaming

Really Right Stuff focusing rail:
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id.4906/.f

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_065_-_2014-11-15.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the 13-year anniversary of the Ask Tim Grey email newsletter, and then talk about Amazon's new option for unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime subscribers. They then address questions from photographers about synchronizing a Lightroom catalog among multiple computers, disabling keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom, noise reduction workflow, switching from Windows to Macintosh, and finding pick and reject flags outside of Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

Amazon Prime Photos:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/primephotos

“Keyboard Tamer” plug-in for Lightroom:
http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/keyboardtamer.php

MediaFour MacDrive:
http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_064_-_2014-11-08.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the PhotoPlus Expo event, and a very cool "new" product that makes attaching and removing filters for your lenses remarkably easy and convenient. They then address questions from photographers about working with layers when cleaning up an image in Photoshop, calibrating a laptop display for optimal accuracy, applying multiple adjustments to the same area of a photo in Photoshop, why an aperture of f/8 gets chosen so frequently, and merging images in Lightroom after travel.

Links from this Episode:

XUME Quick Release Adapters:
http://www.xumeadapters.com/

X-Rite i1Display Pro:
http://amzn.to/1tAUhQN

X-Rite ColorMunki Display
http://amzn.to/1nKK4AP

Datacolor Spyder4Pro:
http://amzn.to/1pRLyoo

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_063_-_2014-11-01.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss the winning images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, including a discussion of technical versus aesthetic qualities for a photographic image. They also talk about what makes for a good critique of a photographic image. Then they address questions from photographers about orientation for composite panoramas, metering for high dynamic range (HDR) images, setting a limit for ISO, thoughts about dodging and burning, and preparing images for Instagram.

Links from this Episode:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/gallery/2014/index.html

GreyLearning Bundle:
http://greylearning.com/subscribe.html

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Tim Grey on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/timgreyphoto

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_062_-_2014-10-25.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about some of the highlights from their three-week road trip through "red rock" country in the southwestern United States. They then address questions from photographers about the benefits of a wide-gamut color space, copying photos within Lightroom, whether to keep catalog backups, capturing a dark sky, and recovering from a corrupted catalog.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_061_-_2014-10-18.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

In this episode Tim and Renee discuss whether the Grand Canyon or a Slot Canyon (Antelope Canyon in this case) is more impressive, and talk about an approach to photographing each of these locations. They then address questions from photographers about a workflow for noise reduction, having a camera strap on the camera when using a tripod, avoiding variable neutral density filters, moving the Lightroom catalog, and techniques for assembling multiple images into a layered document in Photoshop.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_060_-_2014-10-11.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Tim and Renee open this episode with a chat about the incredible photographic opportunities provided by the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. They then address questions from photographers about changes to the fullscreen display option in Lightroom, using high ISO settings, minimum ISO setting approach, how noise reduction works, and why sharpening is required for a photo that is already sharp.

Links from this Episode:

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_059_-_2014-10-04.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Tim and Renee open this episode with a discussion of how to prepare for a photo trip, especially when there is a short amount of time between one trip and the next. They then address questions from photographers about accurate color in landscape photography, organizing folders for a more streamlined backup, upgrading to a larger hard drive, how a reference card that is similar to a gray card but contains many different colors works, and how to overcome challenges with "missing" photos in the Lightroom import process.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

X-Rite Color Checker Passport:
http://amzn.to/1Dsk6GJ

ExpoDisc:
http://amzn.to/XLw6SQ

GoodSync synchronization software:
http://www.goodsync.com/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_058_-_2014-09-27.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

In this episode recorded in the Tuscany region of Italy (at a vineyard during grape harvest, no less), Tim and Renee start with a chat about focusing on smaller subjects photographically when the weather and broader landscape aren't cooperating. They then address questions from photographers about color management and image mismatches, why detail isn't always obvious in a photo even when it really is there, whether to capture as TIFF files in the camera, using Photoshop's approach to Color Balance in Lightroom, and model releases for restaurant photography.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_057_-_2014-09-20.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:01am EST

Recorded on the road in Italy, in this episode Tim and Renee chat about photography in Venice, Italy, and the common mistakes photographers make related to composition. They then address questions from photographers about a workflow for enlarging photos, adjustment layers versus direct adjustments in Photoshop, how to approach black and white conversions, creating multiple exposures, and determining whether the flash fired for a photo from metadata in Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_056_-_2014-09-13.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

This episode of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast was recorded on location in Rome, Italy, and so naturally Tim and Renee open the episode with a discussion of approaching Rome from the perspective of a photographer. They then address questions from photographers about hiding pushpins from the map in Lightroom, deselecting all photos in Lightroom, whether it is a bad idea to convert an image to the Grayscale mode, enlarging an image for printing, and whether certain tonal adjustments are duplicative in Lightroom's Develop module.

Links from this Episode:

onOne Software:
http://www.ononesoftware.com

Nik Collection from Google:
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_055_-_2014-09-06.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Tim rants (just a little) about misinformation in the world of digital photography, and then Tim and Renee chat about questions from photographers. This includes questions about preparing images for a book that will be both printed and published electronically, metadata mismatches in Lightroom, automatic dust spot removal, non-RAW images opening in Adobe Camera Raw, and print resolution.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Tim Grey YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/timgreyvideos

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_054_-_2014-08-30.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

Tim and Renee kick off the podcast with a chat about a "wild" story (pun intended) of photos that were deemed to be in the public domain because they were self-portraits taken by a macaque. They then address questions from photographers about Smart Objects in Photoshop, issues with flattening photos, using a color checker or gray card, autofocus modes, and the concept of layers in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Links from this Episode:

Article about Monkey Selfie being Public Domain:
http://bit.ly/MonkeyPublicDomain

X-Rite Color Checker Passport:
http://amzn.to/1zc3qOU

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_053_-_2014-08-23.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

In this one year anniversary edition of the Ask Tim Grey Podcast, Tim and Renee kick things off by chatting about reaching the one-year milestone for hte podcast, their recent travel along the coast of Maine (including production for a training course along the way), and buying a new camera. They then discuss questions from photographers about a missing "badge" in Lightroom, converting a large number of RAW captures to TIFF images, using the Image Processor outside of Adobe Bridge, the safety of Apple's MagSafe plug as it relates to hard drives, and working with a large scan from an 8x10 transparency.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_052_-_2014-08-16.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Tim and Renee chat about shooting in a horizontal versus vertical orientation, and why Tim's photographs (and seemingly those of many others) tend to be horizontal more than vertical. They then discuss questions from photographers about the Oil Paint filter being removed from Photoshop CC 2014, image quality relative to sensor size, whether to sharpen photos that will be assembled into a high dynamic range image, calculating opposite colors, and creating actual copies from virtual copies in Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training Library:
http://www.greylearning.com

Pixology Magazine:
http://www.pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_051_-_2014-08-09.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the notion that hiring a professional photographer really does add value. They then discuss questions from photographers about a "Layer 0" being created upon cropping in Photoshop, whether the new Focus Area selection command in Photoshop CC 2014 is really a great new feature, some confusion about the latest release of Photoshop, and issues related to collections in Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_050_-_2014-08-02.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the LaCie XtremeKey storage device, and why it might be an item many photographers will want to have in their camera bag. They then discuss questions from photographers about sharpening settings, using a preset to remove sharpening when importing photos, recommendations about a cable release, sharpening for output such as printing, and recommendations about neutral density filters.

Links from this Episode:

LaCie XtremKey:
http://amzn.to/1rBOzfa

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_049_-_2014-07-26.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about reader response to the updated format for the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter. They then discuss questions from photographers about removing unwanted adjustments in Lightroom, missing photos after an export, automatically scaling images, RAW processing software options, and recommended limits for sharpening.

Links from this Episode:

Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter:
http://asktimgrey.com/

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_048_-_2014-07-19.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:59am EST

Tim and Renee chat about photographing a familiar subject hoping to always improve upon previous photos. They then discuss questions from photographers about preparing photos for a printed book, moiré patterns, Lightroom's lack of support for PSB files, working with JPEG images, and flash storage compared to SSD drives.

Links from this Episode:

Palouse Photo Workshop 2015:
http://timgrey.com/palouse/

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_047_-_2014-07-12.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about renting camera gear, and why doing so might make perfect sense for some situations. They then discuss questions from photographers about hiding and revealing sections of the panels in Lightroom, synchronizing photo metadata across multiple applications, choosing digital media cards for your camera, and working with masks for targeted adjustments in Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

Palouse Photo Workshop 2015:
http://timgrey.com/palouse/

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_046_-_2014-07-05.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the experience of photographing the Palouse region of eastern Washington State, after having led two workshops in the area. They then discuss questions from photographers about choosing plug-ins, the availability of star ratings in Lightroom Mobile, marking up a photo, adding captions to photos, and confusion about RAW capture formats.

Links from this Episode:

Palouse Photo Workshop 2015:
http://timgrey.com/palouse/

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Nik Collection from Google:
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Snap Art from Alien Skin Software:
http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_045_-_2014-06-28.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the two field photography workshop sessions they are running in the Palouse region of eastern Washington State, with one workshop completed and one about to begin. They then discuss questions from photographers about saving (or deleting) older Lightroom backups, sharpening workflow, whether Lightroom is "difficult", saving a mask overlay for a targeted adjustment in Lightroom, and what the "real" primary colors are.

Links from this Episode:

Palouse Photo Workshop 2015:
http://timgrey.com/palouse/

Tim Grey on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/timgreyphoto/

Pixology electronic magazine:

http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_044_-_2014-06-21.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:27am EST

Tim and Renee discuss the movie "Tim's Vermeer" (which has nothing to do with Tim Grey) and why every photographer should see this great documentary. They then discuss questions from photographers about automatic camera sensor cleaning, frequency of sensor cleaning, printer profiles (or the lack thereof), Lightroom versus Photoshop, and using a projector profile with a laptop.

Links from this Episode:

“Tim’s Vermeer” Movie:
http://amzn.to/1p7jayT

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_043_-_2014-06-14.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Tim and Renee discuss whether photographers who started off with film photography have an advantage over those who started with digital photography. They then discuss questions from photographers about resolving a strong color cast in Photoshop, using a printer target test image, advice on digital projectors, keeping backup photos in the Lightroom catalog, and the impact of a profile for a digital projector.

Links from this Episode:

Video on Strong Color Cast Removal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAQsOeCCrAY

Print Tone Target Image:
http://pixologymag.com/download/PrintTones.htm

ColorMunki Display from X-Rite:
http://amzn.to/1krejbS

Spyder4Elite from DataColor:
http://amzn.to/1n9mNo8

Pixology magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_042_-_2014-06-07.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about an article suggesting that photography might "wreak havoc on the brain". They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of May 26-30, 2014. This includes questions about keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, saving images with transparency, clearing the cache in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw, and a workflow that incorporates Lightroom Mobile.

Links from this Episode:

Article on Photography’s Impact on Memory:
http://www.policymic.com/articles/89895/psychologists-say-a-problem-develops-in-the-brain-when-you-take-too-many-photos

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_041_-_2014-05-31.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about some of the issues surrounding how easily human vision can be tricked, and color management concepts in general. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of May 19-23, 2014. This includes questions about using Photoshop Elements as an editor from Lightroom, the reality of JPEG compared to RAW, setting output levels for print and calibrating a monitor, the ability to remember colors from a scene, and a camera feature called "gapless on-chip lens design".

Optical Illusions from Purves Labs:
http://purveslab.net/seeforyourself/

ColorMunki Display from X-Rite:

http://amzn.to/1nSPYMz

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

X-Rite Color Checker Passport:
http://amzn.to/1gN3Wu5

Sony a7S mirrorless camera:
http://amzn.to/1oWSyRo

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_040_-_2014-05-24.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Tim and Renee briefly revisit the patent that was awarded to Amazon for photographing a subject against a white background, and then discuss Tim's switch from mostly writing books to mostly producing training videos for photographers. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of May 12-16, 2014. That includes questions about bit depth in Adobe Camera Raw, better matching with the Patch tool in Photoshop, inverting a layer mask in Photoshop, converting to 16-bit mode after processing an image, and sharpening in Lightroom for images to be published in a Blurb book.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_039_-_2014-05-17.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Tim and Renee chat about a patent issued to Amazon for a photographic technique involving capturing a subject against a white background, leading perhaps to more questions than answers. They then discuss and expand upon the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of May 5 to 9, 2014. This includes questions about batch processing HDR images for a panorama, keeping file sizes reasonable in Photoshop, a possible myth about bit depth, whether Lightroom Mobile includes the Spot Removal Tool, and the pros and cons of using a lower resolution RAW capture if offered by your camera.

Links from this Episode:

Amazon Patent for Photos Against a White Background:
http://bit.ly/AmazonWhiteBackgroundPatent

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com/special/

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_038_-_2014-05-10.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about why so many photographers are (with good reason) confused by the concept of "the cloud" and "cloud computing". They then discuss and expand upon the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of April 28 to May 2, 2014. This includes questions about Photoshop in the cloud, moving the Lightroom catalog, blend modes and file size in Photoshop, deleting the JPEG from RAW+JPEG capture, and why a photographer might want to store photos in the cloud.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_037_-_2014-05-03.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about the announcement of a new "light field" camera from Lytro, and what it might mean for the future of photography. They then address questions on a partial import into Lightroom, using dual monitors, synchronizing adjustments in Photoshop, print workflow, and whether to sharpen in Adobe Camera Raw if you'll be using Nik Sharpener Pro to sharpen.

Links from this Episode:

Lytro Illum Camera:
https://www.lytro.com

GreyLearning Video Training for Photographers:
http://greylearning.com

Pixology electronic magazine:
http://pixologymag.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_036_-_2014-04-26.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am EST

Tim and Renee discuss the early response to Lightroom Mobile, and some thoughts about what new features might be coming soon. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of April 14-18, 2014. This includes questions about removing noise in Photoshop, missing folders after a big import into Lightroom, a workflow that incorporates Lightroom Mobile, backup storage for travel without a laptop, and RAW+JPEG in the context of Lightroom.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training Library:
http://greylearning.com/

Sanho HyperDrive 250GB (larger capacities available):

http://amzn.to/1gGHQwo

Digital Foci Picture Porter 35 500GB:

http://amzn.to/1gGPfvG

Nexto Di Digital Photo Storage 500GB:

http://amzn.to/1ezhPAe

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_035_-_2014-04-19.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss the new mobile version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including a discussion of the overall feature set and what it might mean for the future. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of April 7-11, 2014. That includes questions about white balance with RAW capture, when to avoid noise reduction, default settings for noise reduction and sharpening, first thoughts on Lightroom Mobile, and "exposing to the right".

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Video Training Library:
http://greylearning.com/

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_034_-_2014-04-12.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about today's full-day workflow seminar for photographers in Bedford, MA (near Boston), as well as a bonus question from Renee about why Lightroom isn't referred to as a "CC" product even though it is available as part of a Creative Cloud subscription. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for March 31 to April 4, 2014. This includes questions about whether it is possible to split up the files Lightroom uses to track information about your photos, renaming photos that have had "-Edit" added to the filename more than once by Lightroom, why photos appear sharper in the Develop module than they do in the Library module in Lightroom, how to calibrate a monitor, and when to convert from 16-bit to 8-bit per channel modes.

Links from this Episode:

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com/

X-Rite ColorMunki Display:
http://amzn.to/LxV4Zl

“Mastering Lightroom” Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_033_-_2014-04-05.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 6:21am EST

Tim and Renee chat about scanning slides in a digital world, both from the standpoint of nostalgia and in terms of image quality. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for March 24-28, 2014. This includes questions about the lack of network support in Lightroom, converting the color space for images being saved as JPEGs, getting a larger text preview in Photoshop, black and white in the context of RAW capture, and color management for digital cameras.

Links from this Episode:

Boston-Area Full-Day Workflow Seminar:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com

GreyLeaning Video Training Library:
http://greylearning.com/

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:
http://amzn.to/NSk1nf

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_032_-_2014-03-29.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss a story about Adobe's stock price going up while earnings are down, and what that unusual bit of data might mean. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for March 17-21, 2014. This includes questions about adjustment order in Lightroom, which drive to put your Lightroom catalog on, how to apply adjustments based on luminance in a photo using Photoshop, whether it is safe to delete the preview file in Lightroom, and the issue of pixel dimensions versus file size when saving a photo as a JPEG.

Links from this Episode:

Boston-Area Seminar on Workflow for Photographers:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com/

The Economist Article on Adobe Creative Cloud:
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21599370-adobes-bold-embrace-computing-cloud-should-inspire-others-super-subs

Lightroom Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_031_-_2014-03-22.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Getty has made an announcement regarding a new option to embed images from the Getty library for free, with a few limitations. Tim and Renee discuss some of the potential impact this announcement will have on photographers and the photography industry, before discussing the questions from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of March 10-14, 2014. This includes questions about digital media card speed, a monitor display problem, sort order after working in Adobe Bridge, the Lightroom catalog and XMP files, and color spaces.

Links from this Episode:

PDN Article: “Getty's Free Image Program: New Revenue Model, or a Surrender to Copyright Infringement?”:
http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Gettys-Free-Image-P-10446.shtml

PDN Article: “ASMP to Getty Photographers: Time to Bail”
http://www.pdnonline.com/news/ASMP-to-Getty-Photog-2608.shtml

Boston-Area Seminar on Workflow for Photographers:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com/

Lightroom Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_030_-_2014-03-15.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Tim and Renee discuss the Gigapan image captured from atop 1 World Trade Center in New York City, and published by Time magazine. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of March 3-7, 2014. This includes questions about removing metadata for photo contests, getting a smooth stroke with the Brush tool in Photoshop, whether a polarizing filter is necessary anymore, adding a rain effect to a digital photo, and cropping multiple images to the same size and aspect ratio.

Links from this Episode:

Time Magazine Gigapan of 1 World Trade Center:
http://time.com/world-trade-center/

The Making of Time Magazine Gigapan of 1 World Trade Center:
http://time.com/10672/making-the-world-trade-center-panorama/

GreyLearning:
http://greylearning.com/

Boston-Area Photography Workflow Seminar:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com/

Mastering Lightroom at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_029_-_2014-03-08.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss the notion of adding cellular capabilities to digital SLRs, as something of a follow-up to last week's discussion of mobile phones seemingly replacing the compact camera market. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of February 24-28, 2014. This includes questions about converting to 8-bit per channel mode after finalizing images in order to reduce storage capacity needs, the benefits of 16-bit per channel mode, converting to sRGB for sharing images online, a gauge for proper viewing angle on a laptop, and a flat folder structure for image management.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning Website:
http://greylearning.com/

Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge:
http://amzn.to/1ftoQ3K

X-Rite ColorMunki Display:
http://amzn.to/LxV4Zl

Workshop at Maine Media Workshops:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/mastering-lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_028_-_2014-03-01.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Tim and Renee discuss the decline in sales of compact cameras, and what it means for photography. They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of February 17-21, 2014. This includes questions about backing up a catalog and images in Lightroom, editing and deleting watermark presets in Lightroom, preparing images for submission to competitions, preparing an image for a 2.5-inch frame, and the relationship between camera size and depth of field.

Links from this Episode:

Backing Up via Export in Lightroom:
http://greylearning.com/courses/content/LR5-01-02-05.html

Boston-Area Full-Day Workflow Seminar:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_027_-_2014-02-22.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Tim and Renee open this episode chatting about online image theft (and why Tim doesn't worry about it too much, even though it is common). They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of February 10-14, 2014. This includes questions about compression for TIFF images, importing Photoshop PSD files into Lightroom, focus stacking in Photoshop, watermarking photos, and vibration reduction (and other factors) as it relates to choosing a specific lens.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning website:
http://www.greylearning.com

Helicon Focus from HeliconSoft:
http://www.heliconsoft.com

Tim Grey Webinar: "Photoshop: Questions Answered":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNlM3GFEtg

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_026_-_2014-02-15.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

Back home in New York City after several weeks in Austria, in this episode Tim and Renee chat about photographing in rather cold conditions (and the lack of motivation that results). They then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of February 3-7, 2014. This includes questions about adding circles and arrows to an image in Photoshop, adjusting the equivalent of image size and canvas size when printing in Lightroom, whether resizing shapes in Photoshop negatively impacts quality, keeping HDR images and their source photos organized, and whether it is safe to delete photos after they have been imported into a Lightroom catalog.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning website:
http://www.greylearning.com

Lightroom 5 Video Training Bundle:
http://timgrey.com/lightroom

Boston-Area Full-Day Workflow Seminar:
https://timgreyinbedfordma.eventbrite.com/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_025_-_2014-02-08.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Recorded in Vienna, Austria, Tim and Renee open Episode 24 with a chat about a new course covering night photography tips for the GreyLearning website. Tim and Renee then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of January 27-31, 2014. This includes questions about migrating from Aperture to Lightroom, workflow for external editing in Lightroom, the best tool for noise reduction, a workflow for noise reduction, and metadata fields.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning website:
http://www.greylearning.com

Lightroom 5 Video Training Bundle:
http://timgrey.com/lightroom

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_024_-_2014-02-01.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 8:47am EST

Recorded in Austria, Tim and Renee open Episode 23 with a chat about the new GreyLearning website, where photographers can find all of the video courses from Tim's Lightroom 5 Video Training Bundle available for streaming or download, with new courses being added soon. Tim and Renee then discuss the questions and answers from the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of January 20-24, 2014. This includes questions about creating captures of what is currently displayed on the monitor, history support when using an external editor from Lightroom, focus stacking, new features for JPEG images, and the potential for using a mobile device such as an Apple iPad as the foundation of a photography workflow when traveling.

Links from this Episode:

GreyLearning:
http://www.greylearning.com

Macintosh Screen Capture Keyboard Shortcuts:
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11229

HeliconSoft:
http://www.heliconsoft.com

PetaPixel Article on JPEG Updates:
http://petapixel.com/2014/01/22/jpeg-standard-gets-boost-will-support-12-bit-color-depth-lossless-compression/

 

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_023_-_2014-01-25.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Recorded in Austria, Episode 22 begins with Tim and Renee having a discussion about packing for a photo trip. They then discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of January 13-17, 2014, which includes questions on color gamut and monitor selection, whether x-rays damage photographic equipment, extracting previews from the Lightroom catalog for images that have been lost, a workflow for derivative images, and whether or not to buy Photoshop.

Links from this Episode:

Lightroom Preview Extraction Plug-In:
http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/preview-extraction

Lightroom Video Training Bundle:
http://timgrey.com/lightroom/

Pixology Magazine Sample Issue:
http://pixologymag.com/special/

Lightroom Video Training Bundle:
http://timgrey.com/lightroom/

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_022_-_2014-01-18.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Tim and Renee open this episode chatting about the notion that we’ve reached a point where displays have exceeded the capabilities of human vision, and what that means for photographers. They then discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of January 6-10, 2014, which includes questions related to color values for sepia, renaming after import, accessing plug-ins in a new version of a host application, monitor calibration tools, and missing thumbnails and previews in Lightroom.

Links from this episode:

Pixology Magazine:
http://pixologymag.com/

Nik Collection from Google:
http://www.google.com/nikcollection/

X-Rite i1 Display Pro:
http://amzn.to/O3nbUs

ColorMunki Display:
http://amzn.to/LxV4Zl

Datacolor Spyder4Pro:
http://amzn.to/XWaiPW

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_021_-_2014-01-11.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

Tim and Renee chat about plug-ins aimed at re-creating analog film effects, and ponder whether these are “good” or “bad”, and what leads to their appeal (among some photographers, at least). They then discuss the topics covered in the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter for the week of December 30, 2013, through January 3, 2014, which includes questions relate to adjusting capture time for a series of images, organizing photos while traveling, setting the order of images in a slideshow in Lightroom, getting town lines to display on the map in Lightroom, and getting good prints from exported images.

Links from this episode:

Analog Efex Pro:
http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/analog-efex-pro/

Exposure from Alien Skin Software:
http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/

Pixology Magazine at 20% Discount:
http://www.pixologymag.com/special/

Google Maps:
https://maps.google.com

Direct download: Ask_Tim_Grey_020_-_2014-01-04.mp3
Category:Ask Tim Grey Podcast -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

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