Photography News This Week [IP64]

So much has happened in the photography world this week that Jim sits down and just talks photography news and some of the things he has been learning recently.  This episode is full of lots of little tips and tricks as well as photography news.

What's in this episode

  • Why Jim is dumping teleconverters–permanently!
  • Problems with the D600 and D610 cameras
  • How NOT to clean your sensor (And how to do it)
  • Thoughts on the Sony A7s and Pentax 647z, which were both announced this week
  • Lightroom mobile is sent straight down from the photography gods to all of us
  • Why shutter priority is sometimes the best mode–even for professional photographers
  • Jim's favorite NEW feature in Photoshop
  • and more!

Resources mentioned in this episode

How to Subscribe to the Podcast on Your Phone or MP3 Player (free!)

For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Click here to download the Improve Photography Podcast in iTunes for free.  You'll probably want to download the “Podcasts” app (made by apple) in the App Store and search for “Improve Photography” from within that app to subscribe.

For Android listeners – Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “Improve Photography Podcast.” Or, if you have already downloaded a podcasting client, follow the directions in the next sentence.

For podcast enthusiasts – If you already listen to podcasts and have a podcatcher that you prefer, the feed you’ll need to add is https://improvephotography.com/feed/podcast

For those who don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of this page. You can see all the previous episodes of the Improve Photography Podcast here.

16 thoughts on “Photography News This Week [IP64]”

  1. Hi Jim,

    You mentioned right towards the end of the podcast about photoshop plugins for lightroom and vice versa, and I really want to incorporate that into my workflow when I need to do surgery on my photos and then return from it, is there a way to have that as a window tool in lightroom and photoshop where I can just click on an icon to go back and forth, or do I have to just settle for going into the menu and changing it every time?

  2. Hi Jim
    You mentioned the gel stick on this podcast but said you got it from Amazon. The good one you want to get is only available from Photography life website. It is called sensor gel stick and I think it works great.
    I had only used wet swabs before and was never really comfortable doing it. Gel stick was easy to use. There are a couple of videos on YouTube showing you how to use them which made me a lot more comfortable trying it.

  3. Jim,
    I can’t find any info on the Iceland trip on your website site or on the show notes for ep. 64.
    Did Martin Bailey make you take it down? haha/ j/k
    Please email me some info!
    Joey Joiner

  4. Tyler Barnes

    You mention some about aperture priority, ISO, and shutter speed toward the end. To achieve a compatible shutter speed for handheld shots, I turn on Auto ISO sensitivity control. Not sure if it’s called the same on Cannon, but I set the MAX ISO I desire and the MIN shutter speed I want (usually a setting close of the lens focal length). The camera auto adjusts the ISO to compensate for the desired shutter speed automatically. I find it’s good for indoor shooting under different lighting at parties and such.

  5. Chris Aslett

    Hi Jim,
    I purchased a D610 in January after doing a significant amount of research into the dust issue. I almost decided against the camera because of the reviews on Amazon but if you look closely most of the negative reviews are from D600 customers upset about Nikon’s handling of the oil issue (before they provided a permanent fix). I checked again this morning and the recent reviews are incredibly positive. LensRentals.com (http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/11/d610-initial-dust-assessment) did a thorough initial assessment of their stock of D610’s which persuaded me to purchase the camera, and I’m very glad I did 🙂

  6. Just to let you know that PENTAX cameras have TAv (shutter speed and aperture priority) mode. You can set both shutter speed and aperture while ISO will be adjusted automatically.

    Thanks for the great podcast!

  7. Hi Jim,

    I ran across a news article today that reported that LED lights make whites duller. The article went on to explain that this was because laundry detergents use FWA (Fluorescent whitening agents) which cause the fabrics to aborb UV light which in turn so under incandescent light (which emits UV) the whites appear whiter. The LED has no UV emission, so the LED reflects more the true color of the fabric. The actual article is http://laundry.reviewed.com/features/led-lights-make-your-whites-a-little-less-bright?utm_source=usat&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=collab

    I was just wondering about your thoughts if this has any implications good or bad about our choice of LED lights for photography.

    Love your podcast.

  8. I’m am also interested in Iceland trip, and cannot find any info for it. Please help.

  9. Craig Lybbert

    Your recommendation for Pixoto is very interesting. It is fascinating to see which photos rise to the top. It is also very addictive, in a good way.

  10. If you can live with manual focus, you can also use lenses from Nikon (e.g. 14-24mm), Canon, Voigtlander, Leica, Zeiss and many more on the Sony A7 cameras.
    With an adapter (albeit a bit bulky) you can get phase detection autofocus with the A-mount lenses from Sony, including all the Zeiss glass for Sony.

  11. I know….gotta be the only person on earth without a facebook account, is there any kind of info anywhere else?


Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top