Weddings, Family Portraits, & If I Knew Then What I Know Now [IP93]

Jim & Darin sit down to answer questions from listeners & fans of the podcast.  Tips & tricks are offered to help photographers with choosing gear to buy/rent, lighting, & general camera settings.  Also, a familiar voice asks a question on the show!

What's in this episode

  • Going beyond composition, & exploring what is needed to get noise-free sharp family portraits.
  • Deciding whether to lose light with a teleconverter or harness the power of the ‘crop factor.'
  • Tripod with Gimbal Head vs. Monopod for photographing auto races similar to Formula 1.
  • Quick & easy tips for to exposing your photo correctly.
  • The Best of Dilemmas: Picking up a Nikon D750 or Canon 7D MKII & not being able to open the RAW files in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) or Lightroom.
  • Thoughts on lens refraction and how to avoid it.
  • Using a flash bracket to be less obtrusive & still expose wedding guests with desirable light.
  • What is the perfect camera for the non-photographer?

Resources Mentioned

6 thoughts on “Weddings, Family Portraits, & If I Knew Then What I Know Now [IP93]”

  1. Hi Jim and Darin,
    Thanks for taking my question on the show! It’s a head scratcher for me too. I thought that it might be the program I’m opening my files in, which right now is iPhoto, but I observed the same phenomenon when I viewed the saved files (high quality jpegs or tiffs) on my desktop as well – I don’t judge my pictures from how they appear on Facebook, knowing how poor the quality is. To my knowledge, I’m saving them at the highest possible quality. Here is an example of what I’m seeing: http://throughthefadinglight.tumblr.com/post/102350144823/temporary. The tree on the left is a 100% crop of the image viewed in ViewNX 2; the one on the right is the same, from iPhoto. This issue is by no means the end of the world, but now I’m just curious. Thanks again for your help!

    1. About the quality loss after converting to jpg. How much denoising are you using? Denoising often softens the image.

      1. ViewNX 2 doesn’t have a noise reduction slider, as far as I can tell, and I tend to avoid noise reduction anyway. I’m also not increasing sharpness for most of my pictures, but perhaps I should in hopes that the saved files will more closely resemble what I’m seeing on the software.

  2. I am having this same issue and cannot find a solid answer or resolution. Have you had any success in fixing this issue?

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