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.
Update: I held quick periscope Q&A session. If you use the app, you can watch it here.
I just spent an hour playing with the new Apple Photos App and here are a few very early first impressions.
Let’s get the most important question out of the way right now: no, it’s not a full replacement for Aperture or Lightroom. Will that hinder its success? I don’t think it will. And here’s why. Continue reading Apple’s Photos App Is Here
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