Improve Photography Roundtable (EP-182)

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Jesse Park

Questions of the Week:

  • Stanley Harper Having a back up plan when your initial photography session plans get trashed due to weather or other unforeseen occurrence? After you and the client are already on location and have traveled a long ways to get there.
  • Frank Gallagher Also, how about the trade offs on travel and trying to get by with a 24-120 f4 versus trying to pack the trinity?
  • Bob Jacobs Lightroom batch processing…I don't think I have heard too much about it yet. It kinda gets grazed by when Nick talks about why Jim Harmer is wrong about AWB, but I can't remember anyone ever going into depth about it.
  • Stanley Harper Having a back up plan when your initial photography session plans get trashed due to weather or other unforeseen occurrence? After you and the client are already on location and have traveled a long ways to get there.
  • Jack Fiorentino: If you use auto white balance and gel your flash, will the camera auto white balance try to take out the gel'ed light and make it white?

Nick:   –    Getting re-inspired from the air

  • Nick picked up the DJI Phantom 4.. And it’s pretty amazing.. Totally changing how I shoot, and making me want to do more video projects
  • Full 4k video, 120fps at full HD
  • 12 megapixel stills
  • Ciaran McGrenera Can you talk about the still capabilities of the P4- DR/sharpness/ noise- also can you shoot brackets, does it stay still long enough?

Laryssa

Sony A6300 – Unboxing the Sony A6300.  Where the heck is the rear lens cover for the lens and the camera body cap.  You mean I have to charge the battery in camera what the heck.  First disappointments with the camera and things I liked about it.  

Sandy

  • I learned a big lesson this week.
  • I work at as the product photographer at a furniture store, and they asked me to take photos of the showroom floor. Without much time to plan, I went right into my “normal” routine:
  • I took my base image, color corrected it with a grey card, and then based on that reading (around 3200K, tint was neutral), I gelled my flash and went around the showroom floor, illuminating the darker areas.
  • This large showroom, however, I just could not get my flash to match the ambient light. Also, if a full CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gel worked in one area, it would look green, violet, or blue in another.  
  • I see now that there are lights literally everywhere of literally every different color temperature in this place. That’s what was causing my problems. But I cannot fix in in post, because changing a color channel changes the color of the furniture.

About the Author

Jesse Park

Personal Assistant to Jim Harmer. For your own support in your business, please e-mail me at [email protected]