This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Nifty Street Shooting Trick, Hands On with the Olympus SH-2 compact zoom, Color Calibration - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
Weekly Update - Uploader for Instagram in Mac App Store - Now you can send images to your Instagram account from a Mac. (Source: The Digital Story)
In other news... "X-Transformed? Fuji film X30 Review" The lovely X30 didn't fare as well as its predecessors, largely because its 2/3" sensor seems to be falling behind the competition. Other cons included:
- Vigorous noise reduction at higher ISO settings destroys detail
- Colors can be a little odd especially in overcast conditions
- Takes too long to wake from sleep mode
- Control ring could be made more use of for menu navigation and play back
- Limited exposure compensation because of physical dial design
(Source: DP Review)
Story #1 - Double Your Street Shooting Pleasure - Unless you're in the state of Arkansas operating under the potential dark cloud of the Personal Rights Protection Act (not law yet, thankfully), I have a few techniques for you to consider during your next street shoot.
Assuming that you'll be using a mirrorless or other non-DSLR camera, dust off your favorite fast aperture prime lens, and tune in to the first feature story of today's show. Cameras that I've tested these techniques on include the Fujifilm X-20, Olympus OM-D E-M10, and the Samsung NX3000.
Story #2 - "First Look at the Olympus SH-2 RAW Shooting Compact" - This pants-pocketable compact features an impressive 25-600mm zoom, one-touch WiFi, and RAW format. Other goodies include:
- 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
- TruePic VII Image Processor
- 3.0" 460k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
- 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
- Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video at 60 fps
- Live Composite, Filters, and Photo Story
I've been carrying one around for about a week, and I have a hands-on report for you in today's second feature.
Story #3 - From the Screening Room - Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers with Joe Brady. Do you want to demystify color calibration for your monitors and mobile devices. Joe explains it all in this informative lynda.com title.
You can watch Joe in action by visiting the TDS Screening Room at lynda.com. While you're there, you can start your 7 day free trial to watch all of Joe's movies, plus every other title in the library (including over 20 by yours truly).
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