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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT


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