tfttf581 – DNG vs. RAW

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Chris sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of DNG over RAW, you will learn about the spectrum of CFLs and LEDs and he’ll try an answer to the question on how to make your files come out great in print.

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May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf479 – Stereo

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3207684538_ff91a03ea5It’s an Autobahn show again! Chris is in the middle of finishing up workshops and preparing for new ones, coming up next: Dresden, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Latest news on the broken hard drive issue: everything is back to normal. Don’t forget to back up your photos! Today’s photo questions are about JPG vs. RAW (when would you use which?) and how to make sure both cameras fire at the same time if you use a home-made 3D camera rig for stereo photography.


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tfttf356 – Sharpen, RAW, Nepal

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20081231-_mg_9138-edit_put_on_blog.jpgYes yes, I dropped the 5D Mark II – and it’s still alive and kicking. Hear the story on today’s show. Also: Nonnyjorris welcomes to you to the episode, Jonzer asks about sharpening and Fifi LePew wants to learn about RAW processing. Thanks all for the great questions!

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tfttf346 – Card Readers, Infrared, RAW

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Why isn’t USB2 the same as USB2 and how does it affect your card reader? Can I shoot infrared with a digital camera or do I need film? Is it possible to do multiple RAW exposures from the same file and create an HDR image from them? Find out on today’s Tips from the Top Floor!

BREAKING NEWS:
San Francisco Street Safari just opened – 2 street photography workshops in San Francisco in July!
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My Lightroom Workflow – pt. 7 – Noise and Mimicry

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details.jpgAfter showing you how for high-ISO shots today’s cameras rely more and more on noise reduction, no matter if it’s done in-camera, or in post processing by the camera manufacturer’s RAW development software such as Capture NX or DPP and after explaining how to save ISO-dependent development settings in Lightroom, one question is still open:

How do we make Lightroom mimic as close as possible what the manufacturers do in that respect?

Or even more important, let’s first have a look at what they actually do when reducing noise. I don’t have in-depth knowledge of any of the camera manufacturer’s specifics or how Lightroom exactly does it, but based on what I’m seeing with my own eyes and based on my knowledge about noise reduction, the least I can do is try a sophisticated guess.

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