Chris talks about using color filters on your black and white camera. This goes back to the oldest recorded methods of creating color pictures and it has been done way back when there was only black and white film.
He has also started to do short photo Q&A sessions on his Periscope video live stream. Keep an eye on Chris’ Twitter stream so you won’t miss any of these ad-hoc sessions. A great opportunity to ask your questions live and get instant answers.
Also find out why Chris doesn’t set the date and time on his cameras anymore. Hint: it is easier for Chris to batch change the time after the fact, using a simple Lightroom trick.
Today’s guest Sina Farhat talks about how he saves a ton of money by rolling his own film.
Germany has just switched to daylight saving time and like Groundhog Day, there is yet again a flurry of Tweets, blog posts, Facebook posts and YouTube videos reminding you to set the clock in your camera. Twice a year. Again and again. Ad nauseum.
Add some travel into the mix and, unless your camera has a fancy GPS and sets its own time, the repeated clock setting starts to become a real chore.
But you know, to be honest, I’ve had the clock in my cameras set to the wrong time for over a year. Not because I’m lazy (well, okay, there’s a little bit of that) but also because I keep forgetting. I travel to a different time zone, I meet with other photographers, daylight saving time just descends upon me, I’m distracted, I simply forget to change the time and date on my cameras. Continue reading The Date & Time On My Camera Don’t Matter
Paul Griffiths held an interview with me on his show Photography: Live and Uncut. We talk about anything from my first camera to why I’m not switching to a mirrorless system. Also: some more background info on the now infamous Invisible Camera.
Chris discusses how misunderstood sharpening is. Sharpening is often perceived to be a necessity in the digital world. Partially that’s right. The anti aliasing filters and the de-mosaicing process will reduce the sharpness and detail in a picture. By increasing edge contrast, sharpening will increase the perceived sharpness. It will thus make the photo more crisp and easier on the human visual system.
Rick takes a lot of pictures of horses. He wonders about how to organise the thousands of photos. Chris elaborates on why creating a new Lightroom catalog for each new event means missing out on some of the most interesting and important benefits that working with a metadata-driven system will give you. Most importantly there is the ability to quickly find photos based on their properties. An example: show all pictures from 2011 that have the keyword “barbecue”, that have a rating of three or more stars and were shot with a wide-angle lens. Using both the automated metadata (EXIF) and the metadata that you provide yourself (IPTC) enables a whole lot of wizardry that you won’t get if you don’t keep most pictures together
This episode also gives the surprisingly simple answer on how to change some of the metadata on all of your pictures. No need to write scripts and manually modify the contents of XMP files, Lightroom will handle all that for you in virtually no time.
Chris and Allan (of The Two Hosers’ fame) dissect the rule of thirds and its implications on your photography. What many of you might see as a bland and boring topic that could be discussed within five minutes turns into an engaging discussion of over half an hour. Plenty of new insights here.