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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT


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