The topic for today’s presentation as part of the GreyLearning Webinar Series was “Lightroom Classic versus Lightroom CC”. The aim was to help photographers overcome some of the confusion about the new Lightroom CC, as well as the renaming of the existing version of Lightroom to Lightroom Classic CC.
You can watch the full webinar presentation through the Tim Grey TV channel on YouTube here:
The GreyLearning Webinar Series is sponsored by Tamron USA.
Sixteen years ago today I sent out the very first edition of the Ask Tim Grey email newsletter (though at the time it was referred to as “Digital Darkroom Questions”.
It is hard to believe I’ve been at it so long. In fact, through today there have been 3,532 installments of this email newsletter.
To celebrate, we’re offering 16% off any course in the GreyLearning library. Simply use “ask16” (without the quotation marks) in the Coupon Code field during checkout (being sure to click the “Apply” button to apply the discount).
A huge “Thank You!” to all of you who allow the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter into your inbox each day, especially those of you who have been reading for years now. Thank you!
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I happy to announce I will once again be leading a five-day photography workshop in New York City in 2018.
I have lived in New York City for the last seven years, and have spent considerable time exploring and photographing the city during that time. I’ve also been leading photo workshops for more than a decade, and truly believe that our workshops are among the best available to photographers.
My 2018 New York City Photo Experience Workshop is an all-inclusive experience focused on helping you capture great photographs, learn to improve your photographic techniques, and have fun along the way.
For all of the details about the New York City photo workshop for 2018, please follow this link:
Adobe has just announced “Lightroom CC”, which of course is likely to confuse many photographers who have already been using Lightroom CC for a while, and who have been familiar with Lightroom for about a decade.
It turns out there is a completely new version of Lightroom that doesn’t actually replace the existing version of Lightroom. To make things more confusing, the new Lightroom is called “Lightroom CC”, and the prior version of Lightroom will become “Lightroom Classic CC”.
Confused? Me too!
Fortunately you can get some clarification in an episode of Tim Grey TV here:
One of the most important steps in preparing your photos to be printed or shared digitally is sharpening. Many photographers find the technical details and practical application of sharpening to be confusing. The new “Understanding Sharpening“ course from GreyLearning can help!
This course includes lessons to help you better understand what sharpening actually is, and how it impacts your photos right down to the pixel level. In addition, you’ll learn specific techniques for applying optimal sharpening using a variety of tools, such as Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom.
Going beyond the specific tools for applying a sharpening effect to your photos, you’ll also learn about additional techniques that can help you extract maximum detail from your photos, while preserving and enhancing the quality of your images.
In short, if you’d like to truly understand the concepts related to sharpening your photos, and learn to apply sharpening with confidence for all types of sharing, this is the course for you!
If you have $50,000 to spend on a new camera system, and you crave incredible detail and image quality, Phase One has a new product just for you.
The new Phase One IQ3 Trichromatic digital back features an incredible 101-megapixel resolution with a sensor that is 2.5 times larger than you’ll find on a digital SLR camera.
In addition to the sheer resolution featured with this digital back, you can expect exceptionally low noise levels thanks to a remarkable base ISO rating of ISO 35.
The suggested retail price for the IQ3 Trichromatic digital back is $44,990. For a complete camera system that includes this digital back, the XF Camera Body, one prime lens of your choice, and a 5-year warranty, the suggested retail price is $49,990.
Beyond the obvious potential for amazing image quality, Phase One has focused on color fidelity as well. As noted by Niels Knudsen, the Phase One Image Quality Professor:
“The ability to capture an image that reflects exactly what you see the moment you press the shutter button, with little interpretation or conjecture, is a fantastic leap for photography and more importantly, for the integrity of image quality.”
Phase One has long had a reputation for providing medium format digital backs offering exceptional image quality. The latest IQ3 Trichromatic digital back is clearly aimed at building on that reputation.
To learn more about the Phase One IQ3 Trichromatic digital back, visit the Phase One website here:
I like photo gear as much as any photographer, but what I really love is gear that makes my work as a photographer easier or more fun (or both!). Well, I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that I’ve become a bit of a “fanboy” for Xume Adapters. These clever magnetic adapters enable you to effortlessly attach a filter to a lens, and then remove that filter just as easily.
If you’ve ever attached a filter to a lens, you know how frustrating it can be. You know what I’m talking about:
“Why do those threads need to be so small?!”
“Why won’t the filter go on?!”
“How am I ever going to get this @&$%*#$ filter off?!?!?!”
Well, all of those frustrations magically (well, magnetically) disappear with Xume adapters. You attach a lens adapter to your lens, then attach a filter holder to a filter. Both of those parts have a magnetic ring, so attaching a filter is as easy as placing the filter against the lens. There’s even a magnetic lens cap available for 77mm lenses!
It is worth noting that because the Xume Adapters place the filter further away from the lens than would normally be the case, there is a risk of some vignetting caused by the assembly with wide-angle lenses at an effective focal length of less than about 24mm. But for any longer focal length, I consider Xume Adapters absolutely indispensable. I predict you’ll agree 100% if you test these adapters just once.
Here are some links to Xume Adapters in the 77mm size:
While I wasn’t able to travel to a location that would have enabled me to see the “totality” of today’s total solar eclipse, I was able to see a partial eclipse from home in New York City. The moon covered about 70% of the sun from our vantage point.
Using a special Solar Filter (http://timgrey.me/grey-tse-filter) I was able to capture both still photos and videos that even feature sunspots. Scattered clouds did threaten to ruin the show, but I actually found that the clouds passing in front of the sun and moon added an element of interest.