PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 69: What to Print, with Rick LePage

The last time we talked with Rick LePage, he gave us the basics of printing your own photos. We’re pleased to welcome him again as a guest to go deeper into the topic, starting with the question: How do you choose what to print? It sounds like an easy query, but we discuss not just what you put on your walls (and which walls), but also how printing helps define you as an artist.

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Photos makes it very difficult to find RAW+JPEG photos – The Robservatory

Unfortunately, I wasn’t so smart in the past, and I imported many RAW and RAW+JPEG photos to Photos—and I don’t need the RAW versions at all. Some are pure RAW, and these I can easily find and fix (export, convert to JPEG, re-import). Unfortunately, most are in the RAW+JPEG format, and that’s a problem: Once such photos are in Photos, there’s absolutely no way to find them—which means there’s no easy way to remove them.

My friend Rob wants to get rid of raw files in his Apple Phots library, and this isn’t easy. I’m surprised that it’s so hard to find raw files; as he explains, when you use a jpeg + raw pair of photos, the Photos app only “sees” the one you’ve chosen to edit.

He found a sort-of solution to his problem, but one that won’t work for most people. I’d love an option to remove the photo that isn’t selected for editing in Photos.

Source: Photos makes it very difficult to find RAW+JPEG photos | The Robservatory

PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 68: Revisiting Geotagging with HoudahGeo 6.0

With photographers finding themselves with unexpected time on their hands at home, it’s a great time to update the location data in the photos in your library. Pierre Bernard joins us again to talk about the new features in his Mac app HoudahGeo 6.0, indulging our lazy photographic habits, and… how HoudahGeo supports scuba divers?

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 67: Chris Niccolls on Making Videos about Photography

This week we’re joined by Chris Niccolls, co-host (with Jordan Drake) of DPReview TV, one of our favorite video resources about photography. Yes, there are hundreds of photographers on YouTube, but we’ve long enjoyed Chris’s and Jordan’s friendly and knowledgable approach to reviewing photo gear and educating viewers about all aspects of photography and videography.

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 66: Manual Focus Lenses and Jeff’s New Luminar Book

The autofocus capabilities in today’s cameras are amazing, so why would anyone buy a lens that offers only manual focus? Jeff and Kirk talk about situations where autofocus isn’t a consideration, such as buying inexpensive fast lenses or using an adapter to mount one brand’s lenses on another brand’s camera (like Nikon lenses on a Fujifilm body). We also chat about Jeff’s just-released book, The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4. We’ll be giving away a few copies to subscribers of the PhotoActive mailing list, and we also have a 40% discount code to share.

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Photo: Tea Tray Ensō

Tea tray ensō.

An ensō is a circle in Japanese, and it is used as a symbol for enlightenment in Zen.

As the Grateful Dead song “Scarlet Begonias” says:

Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 65: Barney Britton on the Future of the Camera Industry

Camera sales worldwide have steadily decreased over the past several years, and now COVID-19 has thrown everything into disarray. Where is the camera industry headed? Special guest Barney Britton, Senior Editor at DPReview, joins Kirk and Jeff to talk about the factors that are contributing to these shifts. It’s not all grim news, though, and we also talk about what changes and advancements we might see in the near future.

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