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


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