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


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