Taking Charge of Each Pixel – Q&A w/ Jim & Darin [IP92]

This week Jim & Darin sit down to discuss some questions submitted by listeners and fans of the Improve Photography Podcast.  Darin & Jim answer questions ranging from using third-party batteries to which underwater housing will protect your camera while on a budget.

What's in this episode

  • Deciding whether it is better to use Autofocus Point Groups or 3D Tracking to capture high speed action shots.
  • Jim & Darin are torn as whether it is safe to trust third-party battery manufactures.  (Jim lives on the wild side while Darin plays it safe!)
  • The difference between Canon EF & EF-S lenses & how they impact focal lengths on Full Frame or APS-C sensors.
  • Which underwater housing will keep your beloved camera safe without breaking the bank.
  • How to capture underwater photos once you have placed your trust in an underwater housing.
  • Surrounded by overwhelming beauty & staying inspired to continue shooting & trying new things.
  • General camera settings needed to photograph a Lunar Eclipse.
  • Why the 500 Rule for Astrophotography is not perfect.
  • Managing large files resulting from focus stacking, exposure blending, HDR, & more.

Resources Mentioned

2 thoughts on “Taking Charge of Each Pixel – Q&A w/ Jim & Darin [IP92]”

  1. Hi Jim,

    This is related to eye care sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time. Most of the monitors these days I find are LED monitors and the light from the monitors tend to the blue end of the spectrum (higher frequency). There is something called HEV light (High Energy Visible) light that is on the same high spectrum of blue and is purported not to be good for your eyes. But the high blue in LED monitors certainly make images look good. They make special eyeglasses to filter out the high blues (much like UV protected sunglasses) and even special low-blue monitors, but a cheaper option is just to go into your monitor settings and turn down the blue hue (can do with my ASUS monitor) – things will appear yellow at first but your eyes will quickly get used to it. How do you measure the amount of blue coming from your monitor? You’ll need a measuring device that will show you the spectrum – perhaps a spectrum from your camera can even do this (I should try this, but I have a special device for accurately measuring light).

    Anyways, that’s about how much I know – probably better to read up on HEV light on the web yourself. Thanks for informative podcasts…



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