Improve Photography Roundtable (EP-173)

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Questions of the Week:

  • What is the correct DPI that I should be using to save my photos?  It seems like some places want 300, some 150, and others 72.
  • Tom Gifford: Should I learn Photoshop? I just converted to Lightroom CC and Photoshop is included. I have never used Photoshop. I have been perfectly content editing my photos in Lightroom.  What common edits do you do in Photoshop that would get me excited about using it?
  • Justin Gill: Maybe a possible podcast topic; I have a 7dMii and have never used the extra memory card slot. What are some benefits and uses of the extra slot?
  • Tim Evans: Just curious if anyone has stopped purchasing with B&H due to the recent allegations against them?

Steven: Hotel Photography

Jim: Revisiting Photo Locations and Getting New Results

Doodads of the Week!

  • Get all the doodads in one place from any episode at https://improvephotography.com/doodads
  • Jim: Lapel wind screen 
  • Steven: Pen and paper

4 thoughts on “Improve Photography Roundtable (EP-173)”

  1. The vast majority of the time, dpi or ppi doesn’t matter at all, like Jim said. In my photoclub, we found an exception to that rule. We use a PowerPoint macro to run a monthly photography contest. Every once in a while and image displayed horribly on the projector in powerpoint, despite the photos looking great in lightroom, windows photo view, and paint. After some investigating, I found that the dpi of the bad photos was always higher than 200 dpi. One photo was 10,000 dpi. I’ve since issued guidance to use 127 ppi for images submitted for our projector (1400 x1050 resolution / 11 x 8.5 inches). Try it out yourself, export the same image at 10 dpi and at 1000 dpi then make a powerpoint slide show. You’ll see the difference even though the file size is the same.

  2. Please give me Steven’s website or contact info. I am interested in his setup, what he mentioned he uses to photograph people when he travels. His last name was not mentioned neither was his website. Highly impressed by him!

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