Warning: this episode might be a little bit morbid. Chris talks to his guest lawyer Mike Diamond about what happens to your digital photos when you die, especially if most of your photos live in the cloud. It’s harder than you think to retrieve digital assets from Yahoo, Facebook or others if they don’t belong to you and if the person who they belonged to is no longer alive. Chris will also discuss a recent episode of Radiolab that is about a set of pictures taken by a war photographer and the question who can see them and who decides if they can be published. Chris also asks for help.
This episode explores if there’s such a thing as “photoshopped to death” – Chris opens up his top secret before and after comparisons, the Nepal fundraiser has made over $10k and that’s just because of you (THANK YOU!!!)
Chris will also do an unplanned surprise visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the fundraiser ebook will be available in a printed version some time later this year.
Dave is curious about sensor dust, how bad it is and what you can do about it. Chris doesn’t really worry too much about dust. Modern cameras do a good job in shaking the dust off the sensor, but if you have something seriously stuck to the filter sandwich in front of your sensor, there are ways to remove it and Chris goes into his favorite method of sensor cleaning.
Dougal wonders why his pictures don’t pop as much as he thought they would when he shot them. Chris explains how this is due to a mix of Photoshop is 25 years old
Oh, and it’s the 10 year anniversary of Tips from the Top Floor
Lisa wants to know what filters to take on her trip to Nepal, Kathmandu and the Khumbu valley in the Himalayas. Chris goes over the three most recommended ones: the protective filter, the polarizer and the ND grad filter … and why he’ll leave all three at home. Pauline wonders how she can squeeze as much as possible out of her photo gear in a slightly sub-optimally lit situation, doing dog photography. Also, the beautiful, the stunning, the amazing Donegal Ireland workshop in September 2015 is finally ready for registration!
Chris talks about Apple’s new Photos app and if it’s fit to replace Apterture (hint: not really) of if it’s even a Lightroom replacement (hint: you’ll have to wait). Also: a deep dive into an interesting thread on the photography subreddit.