November 16th, 2018 | 32 mins 17 secs
apple, cameras, icloud, icloud photo library, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo backups, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast
If you use Apple’s Photos app on your Mac or iOS device, are you also synchronizing your images via iCloud Photo Library? In this week’s episode, Jeff and Kirk talk about the pros and cons of Apple’s cloud service for photos. Why should you consider it? What are the downsides? And if your images are in the cloud, is that considered a backup? (No, it’s not. We explain why.)
November 9th, 2018 | 31 mins
aperture priority, apple, auto camera mode, cameras, f8 and be there, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, manual photography, manual shooting, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, program mode, shutter priority
We (good-naturedly) wade back into the question of “What makes a REAL photographer?” In this case, we’re talking about shooting using entirely manual controls or using the auto or semi-automatic modes on your camera. (Spoiler: Anyone with a camera is a real photographer.) We discuss when each approach works, and the advantages of knowing how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO all work together.
November 2nd, 2018 | 33 mins 10 secs
apple, cameras, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, printing
Do you print your photos? Although we know we should make prints, but getting from screen to paper isn’t always easy. It turns out, though, that printing is much easier today than it used to be. In this episode, we welcome photographer and publisher Rick LePage to talk about printing photos at home, from hardware to paper to inks.
October 19th, 2018 | 32 mins 19 secs
apple, cameras, hdr, high dynamic range, iphone, iphone xs, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast
“HDR” used to bring to mind surreal landscapes with garish colors and very few shadows. Fortunately, high-dynamic range photography has matured beyond those early days, and is a useful technique for getting more detail out of any scene. The latest iPhone and other smartphone cameras use HDR liberally to create good shots in all types of situations. We talk about making HDR photos using traditional cameras and techniques and also the new iPhone's computational methods.