The Digital Story Photography PodcastAuthor: Derrick Story
28 Jan 2021

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Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

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    What to Do with Your Old Digital Camera? - TDS Podcast

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #775, Jan. 26, 2021. Today's theme is "What to Do with Your Old Digital Camera?" I'm Derrick Story.

    Opening Monologue

    As time marches on and we acquire new gear, there remains the question of what to do with our aging cameras. Unless it's a relatively new model, chances are good that it isn't worth much on the used market. So then what? I present some ideas on today's TDS Photography Podcast.

    What to Do with Your Old Digital Camera?

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    I try to limit the amount of excess stuff in my home and at work. This takes a surprising amount of vigilance. I've learned that if I slack off just for a year or so, I'll notice things piling up in my closet and on the shelves.

    Most of these items can be recycled, some can be donated, but I've noticed that digital cameras occupy an unique niche in this challenge that isn't easily managed.

    First of all, they still work. Just because a camera doesn't have the latest specs doesn't mean it isn't useable. Second, they usually represent a sizable investment. And finally, I often have an emotional attachment because of the places I've been and the things I've done with a camera.

    As a result, I've worked up some ideas that make this challenge palatable. And I thought that I would share them with you.

    5 Ideas for Used Digital Cameras

    • Convert it to an Infrared camera - This is a great way to keep an old friend by your side. As I discussed last week, IR photography is invigorating. And you may just fall in love all over again. I recommend Kolari Vision for this service.
    • Swap it for other gear that you need - I've done this more than I would have imagined possible. If I have a camera that I want to upgrade to a newer model, I've been lucky enough to trade it for some other gear that I needed.
    • Donate it to education For many students, equipment costs is a barrier to them taking a photography class. And many high schools and junior colleges accept donations to help mitigate this problem.
    • Find a specialty use for it - I did not want to part with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, even though I wasn't using it in the field any longer. I now keep it in the studio for my product photography for TheFilmCameraShop and for my blog posts on TDS. Web publishing doesn't require lots of pixels, and my older cameras work perfectly in this scenario.
    • Use it in high risk situations - Whether it's a river raft trip or as a loaner to someone learning photography, it's far better to meet an ill fate with a camera that you're no longer depending on.

    The bottom line is, nobody likes to be put out to pasture, not even digital mechanical devices that can still have purpose in life. Pull that camera off the shelve and see what you can do with it.

    The Infrared Photography Workshop

    If you want to learn the ins and outs of IR photography from the comfort of your home during this online event, then check out The Infrared Photography Workshop that begins in mid-March.

    We'll start with an orientation meeting in early February to help you get your gear in order. That will give you time to get situation and familiar with your camera. We then begin instruction in mid-March.

    You will learn how to:

    • Choose best IR filter to start with.
    • How to test your existing digital camera for infrared sensitivity.
    • Learn about the different types of IR conversions for digital cameras.
    • See how different IR filters produce wildly different results.
    • Learn how to fine-tune your images with software you already own.
    • Discover advanced techniques to take your images to the next level.

    You can sign up now for $145. Inner Circle Members, visit out Patreon site for a discount coupon code.

    Turning Off Your Camera on a Zoom Call Helps Save the Planet

    You can read the article here on PetaPixel.

    If you often find yourself in Zoom meetings in which others on the call don't need to see your face, you now have a great excuse for leaving your camera off: it can help save the environment.

    A new study conducted by researchers at Purdue, Yale, and MIT has found that one hour of videoconferencing emits up to 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide, uses up to 12 liters (3.2 gallons) of water, and requires a piece of land the size of an iPad Mini.

    In their new paper titled "The overlooked environmental footprint of increasing Internet use" and published in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling, the scientists noted that leaving your camera off during that hour-long call could reduce that footprint by a whopping 96 percent.

    Turning off a camera for 15 hour-long meetings every week would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 9.4 kilograms (20.7 pounds) per month. If one million Zoom users did this, they would save 9,000 tons of CO2, the equivalent of coal-powered energy used by a city of 36,000 in that same month.

    The New Donation Kit for Carefree Shipping of Found Film Cameras

    We have more time around the house than ever. And you finally dove into that bedroom closet that's been begging for some organization.

    If you found a film camera that you're no longer using, our new Donation Kit makes it easy to pack and ship. Just visit the Contact Form on thenimblephotographer.com, click the box next to Donating a Film Camera, and let me know what you have. In your note, be sure to include your shipping address.

    If it's a camera we can use for the shop, I'll send you a Donation Kit that includes a USPS Priority Mail shipping box and prepaid label. All you have to do is tape it up, insert the camera, and add the label. USPS will pick up your shipment from the front door of your house during their regular mail delivery. It's that simple!

    Your donation help get analog gear in the hands of aspiring fine art photographers, and the proceeds help support this podcast.

    Virtual Camera Club News

    Waiting List for a Second Session of Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow Online Workshop

    The first session of "Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow" Online Workshop has sold out. But I've created a wait list for a second session that would begin in mid-February. If we get enough interest for a second session, I will open registration for it.

    If you're interested in attending, just go to The Nimble Photographer and click on Workshops. There's no charge to get on the wait list.

    In this workshop you will explore:

    • Working with just one digital camera and an iPhone.
    • Taking advantage of a versatile fast prime lens on your digital camera and using iPhone for additional focal lengths.
    • Perfecting a RAW workflow with the iPhone.
    • Leveraging Apple ProRAW for those who have iPhone 12 Pro.
    • Building a kit that allows you to travel lighter without compromising capability.
    • Post processing tips and techniques using Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
    • Investigating other software and workflows to augment your imaging prowess.

    Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts!

    Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation.

    And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs.

    See you next week!

    Product Links and Comments

    There are product links in this article that contain affiliate tags. In some cases, depending on the product, The Digital Story may receive compensation if you purchase a product via one of those links. There is no additional cost to you.

    You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.


  • Posted on 26 Jan 2021

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    Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography - TDS Podcast

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #774, Jan. 19, 2021. Today's theme is "Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography." I'm Derrick Story.

    Opening Monologue

    After 10 months of enduring the pandemic, most of us know every square inch of our immediate environment. We've photographed the same scenes dozens of times, or have given up shooting all together. I have an amazingly effective vaccine for this creative malaise: infrared photography. And I will explain why in today's TDS podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.

    Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography

    I have one of three walks that I take daily. And every time I head out the door, I have a camera with me hoping to capture something new and unique.

    These walks are important to me because my jobs as a photographer have all been crushed by the virus. And I haven't traveled for work since March 2020. So each day I hope to see something new to record and possibly share with others. And lately, each day I've been disappointed.

    One of my friends, Harold, is a big fan of infrared photography. He's shown me a lot of different things that you can do with it that go beyond what I've dabbled with over the years. So I decided to revisit what's happening now in IR. And it blew my mind!

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    The big leap I took was getting my hands on an Olympus E-M10 Mark III that had been converted to full spectrum by Kolari Vision. This allowed me to use a variety of IR filters to create radically different looks.

    Now, when I take those daily walks over familiar territory, it's like I'm in a different world each day. On Monday I can shoot with the 720nm for stunning IR black and white, then on Tuesday, take the same walk with an IR Chrome filter to create a delicious world of complementary oranges and blues. Every day is a new day thanks to IR photography.

    You can start small to ease into IR or go big with a converted camera. Either way, you will open up a world that was literally not visible to you before. And suddenly, hometown photography is fun again.

    Here are 5 Fun Tips about IR photography

    • Test an existing camera for IR sensitivity - Point a TV remote controller at your camera lens in live view. Press a button. If a dot of light is recognized on the LCD, then your camera has some IR sensitivity.
    • Start with a Hoya R-72 Infrared Filter - I think this is the easiest way to begin with a camera that is not converted. You will have slowish shutter speeds, but I have made some wonderful pictures with this filter.
    • Invest in a converted camera You can invest in a Kolari Vision pocket camera for as little as $249 including filters, or you can have an existing camera converted.
    • More Options with Broader Spectrum Cameras - One of the things that got me really excited about IR the second time around was working with a full spectrum camera that gives me access to a wide variety of looks.
    • A Hot Mirror Filter Gives Your Traditional Pictures from a Broad Spectrum Camera - If you want to use your IR camera for regular pictures as well, then get a broad spectrum conversion with a hot mirror filter to go over the lens.

    IR photography will give your creativity the jumpstart it needs while we navigate the ongoing pandemic in 2021. Have fun with it!

    The Infrared Photography Workshop

    If you want to learn the ins and outs of IR photography from the comfort of your home during this online event, then check out The Infrared Photography Workshop that begins in mid-March.

    We'll start with an orientation meeting in early February to help you get your gear in order. That will give you time to get situation and familiar with your camera. We then begin instruction in mid-March.

    You will learn how to:

    • Choose best IR filter to start with.
    • How to test your existing digital camera for infrared sensitivity.
    • Learn about the different types of IR conversions for digital cameras.
    • See how different IR filters produce wildly different results.
    • Learn how to fine-tune your images with software you already own.
    • Discover advanced techniques to take your images to the next level.

    You can sign up now for $145. Inner Circle Members, visit out Patreon site for a discount coupon code.

    The Death of the Entry-Level DSLR Is Upon Us: Nikon Calls Time on the D3500 and D5600

    You can read the article here on Fstoppers.

    Last week, Nikon confirmed that its two most affordable DSLRs, the D5600 and D3500 are now "archived products." Are we witnessing the slow disappearance of the entry-level DSLR?

    TechRadar reached out to Nikon following reports that the two cameras have been listed as "archived." This, according to Nikon Rumors, is usually an indication that the two models are about to be discontinued if they haven't been already. "In Japan, the D5600 and D3500 are archived products," Nikon explained. "The products will continue to be sold in countries and regions other than Japan. We plan to continue selling these products for the time being. For areas other than Japan, we will consider the optimal timing for discontinuation based on the needs of the market and customers."

    Nikon continues to occupy a curious position in terms of its DSLR cameras, having just released new versions of the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras but, according to rumors, intends to produce not one but potentially two new high-end DSLR cameras in the near future. One near-certainty will be the successor to the popular D850 and it remains unclear what the second might be.

    Virtual Camera Club News

    Waiting List for a Second Session of Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow Online Workshop

    The first session of "Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow" Online Workshop has sold out. But I've created a wait list for a second session that would begin in mid-February. If we get enough interest for a second session, I will open registration for it.

    If you're interested in attending, just go to The Nimble Photographer and click on Workshops. There's no charge to get on the wait list.

    In this workshop you will explore:

    • Working with just one digital camera and an iPhone.
    • Taking advantage of a versatile fast prime lens on your digital camera and using iPhone for additional focal lengths.
    • Perfecting a RAW workflow with the iPhone.
    • Leveraging Apple ProRAW for those who have iPhone 12 Pro.
    • Building a kit that allows you to travel lighter without compromising capability.
    • Post processing tips and techniques using Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
    • Investigating other software and workflows to augment your imaging prowess.

    Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts!

    Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation.

    And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs.

    See you next week!

    Product Links and Comments

    There are product links in this article that contain affiliate tags. In some cases, depending on the product, The Digital Story may receive compensation if you purchase a product via one of those links. There is no additional cost to you.

    You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.


  • Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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    Kingston's Workflow Station - a Dream for Photographers - TDS Podcast

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #773, Jan. 12, 2021. Today's theme is "Kingston's Workflow Station a Dream for Photographers." I'm Derrick Story.

    Opening Monologue

    My annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the CES show was shortened to a stroll across the room where I watched the product unveilings on my computer. Fortunately some vendors had the foresight to send us samples ahead of the show, and my hands-down favorite so far is the Kingston Workflow Station they just announced. I'm now going to introduce it to you as well. I hope you enjoy the show.

    Kingston's Workflow Station a Dream for Photographers

    Kingston's Workflow Station and Readers give users the freedom to create and customize a file offload setup that fits their needs allowing them to transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once.

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    Whether on a 4K/8K multi-cam shoot with portable audio recorders or filming B-Roll with drones and GoPros, with the customizable Workflow Station Dock you can simultaneously connect the USB miniHub, SD or microSD readers that the shoot requires to transfer footage quickly. Workflow Readers can also be used standalone by connecting to a laptop via the included USB-C cable giving users the flexibility to have their workflow on-the-go.

    Some of the highlights of this new device include:

    • Offload Files Quicker - Transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once.
    • Flexible Workflow System - Use only the hub and readers that fit your setup.
    • Portable Versatility Use the card readers on-the-go via their included USB-C.
    • Incredible Performance - Workflow Station products support USB 3.2 speeds which get you to editing quicker.

    You'll need at least Windows 8 or macOS 10.10 for compatibility. I tested the dock with macOS Catalina, and it worked fantastic.

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    You can order the Kingston Workflow Station now for $135 that includes the Dock, a USB miniHub, power adapter, and cords. The SD Card Reader miniHub supports 2 UHS-II SD cards and can be used by itself or in the Dock, and is available for $36. Same price for the Micro SD card reader miniHub that also supports 2 UHS-II microSD cards.

    Waiting List for a Second Session of Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow Online Workshop

    The first session of "Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow" Online Workshop has sold out. But I've created a wait list for a second session that would begin in mid-February. If we get enough interest for a second session, I will open registration for it.

    If you're interested in attending, just go to The Nimble Photographer and click on Workshops. There's no charge to get on the wait list.

    In this workshop you will explore:

    • Working with just one digital camera and an iPhone.
    • Taking advantage of a versatile fast prime lens on your digital camera and using iPhone for additional focal lengths.
    • Perfecting a RAW workflow with the iPhone.
    • Leveraging Apple ProRAW for those who have iPhone 12 Pro.
    • Building a kit that allows you to travel lighter without compromising capability.
    • Post processing tips and techniques using Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
    • Investigating other software and workflows to augment your imaging prowess.

    Exposure X6 software review: Faster than ever and even more capable

    You can read the article here on DP Review.

    Back in 2020, I reviewed Exposure Software's Exposure X5 and discovered much to love. A rival to the likes of Lightroom and Capture One, I found Exposure X5 to be blazingly fast and quite capable.

    With a pretty affordable price tag and no subscription fees, it made for a very credible alternative to its more established rivals, especially for photographers on a budget. Now the follow-up, Exposure X6, is here, and I've tested all of its new features to see how they stack up.

    • Offers an equivalent to most of Lightroom's core features with no subscription and an affordable price tag.
    • Even better performance than its already-swift predecessor.
    • Loads of controls and a ton of quick-and-easy presets.
    • More auto controls get you in the ballpark quickly.
    • Noise reduction is now tuned to your camera model.
    • Less broad Raw support than its Adobe rival.

    Available immediately, Exposure X6 can be purchased from Exposure Software for $129, which is an increase of $10 over the previous version. A free 30-day trial version can be obtained here. Those who purchased Exposure X5 after July 15, 2020 can upgrade for free, while earlier customers can upgrade for $89. A bundle including Exposure Software's Blow Up and Snap Art tools is priced at $149

    The New Donation Kit for Carefree Shipping of Found Film Cameras

    We have more time around the house than ever. And you finally dove into that bedroom closet that's been begging for some organization.

    If you found a film camera that you're no longer using, our new Donation Kit makes it easy to pack and ship. Just visit the Contact Form on thenimblephotographer.com, click the box next to Donating a Film Camera, and let me know what you have. In your note, be sure to include your shipping address.

    If it's a camera we can use for the shop, I'll send you a Donation Kit that includes a USPS Priority Mail shipping box and prepaid label. All you have to do is tape it up, insert the camera, and add the label. USPS will pick up your shipment from the front door of your house during their regular mail delivery. It's that simple!

    Your donation help get analog gear in the hands of aspiring fine art photographers, and the proceeds help support this podcast.

    More CES 2021 Coverage

    The show is just getting started today, but by the end of this week we will know all of the photography-related announcements. I share my favorites on next week's podcast.

    One that did leak out today was the Sony Airpeak Drone that can carry an Alpha camera. That sounds pretty fun!

    Updates and Such

    Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts!

    Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation.

    And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs.

    See you next week!

    Product Links and Comments

    There are product links in this article that contain affiliate tags. In some cases, depending on the product, The Digital Story may receive compensation if you purchase a product via one of those links. There is no additional cost to you.

    You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.


  • Posted on 12 Jan 2021

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    5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos - TDS Podcast

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #772, Jan. 5, 2021. Today's theme is "5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos." I'm Derrick Story.

    Opening Monologue

    Black and white photography is not merely the absence of color. In the right hands, monochrome pictures artistically blend shapes and tones to help us see life more clearly. We believe black and white photos are truthful even though the world is in color. The feeling is that we've stripped away all the distractions and are left with the essence of a subject. And on today's show I'm going to discuss 5 ways you can create beautiful B&W images.

    5 Ways to Create Beautiful B&W Photos

    When you really begin to explore B&W photography, you will probably notice that it reveals many aspects of the world clearer than color images. To help you with this exploration, here are five of my favorite methods for moving from color to monochrome.

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    • The Desaturation Method - You can do this in practically any image editing app. Move the Saturation slider all the way to the left. Then fine tune the B&W with the Temperature and Tint sliders in White Balance. Finally, use your Exposure adjustments for the finishing touches.
    • Set Your Camera to Monochrome Mode - This has the added advantage of letting you compose in B&W, which is a whole different ballgame. Shoot in RAW+Jpeg. The Jpeg will be monochrome, and the RAW will be your color safety net.
    • Use Your Application's Built-In B&W Converter - Lightroom, Photos, Capture One Pro, Luminar, ACR, and Photoshop all have B&W conversion tools. Some are more sophisticated than others, but all work well.
    • Dedicated B&W App Such as Silver Efex Pro 2 - I find this approach the most creative because of the variety of presets combined with the power of the tools.
    • Shoot B&W Film - This approach can be a real eye-opener if you've never dabbled in analog photography before. Black and white films such as Kodak Tribute-X, Ilford HP5 400 Plus, and Fujifilm's Neopan 100 Acros II are amazing emulsions that provide rich tonality.

    Regardless of the method you use, working in Black and White will likely invigorate your photography and help you see the world in a new way.

    Waiting List for a Second Session of Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow Online Workshop

    The first session of "Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow" Online Workshop has sold out. But I've created a wait list for a second session that would begin in mid-February. If we get enough interest for a second session, I will open registration for it.

    If you're interested in attending, just go to The Nimble Photographer and click on Workshops. There's no charge to get on the wait list.

    In this workshop you will explore:

    • Working with just one digital camera and an iPhone.
    • Taking advantage of a versatile fast prime lens on your digital camera and using iPhone for additional focal lengths.
    • Perfecting a RAW workflow with the iPhone.
    • Leveraging Apple ProRAW for those who have iPhone 12 Pro.
    • Building a kit that allows you to travel lighter without compromising capability.
    • Post processing tips and techniques using Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
    • Investigating other software and workflows to augment your imaging prowess.

    Gone but not forgotten: Adobe Flash is no more

    You can read the article here on DP Review.

    Adobe Flash, a staple of the internet for much of its nearly 25-year life, is officially dead. Adobe promised that its support for Flash Player would end on December 31, 2020. True to its word, Flash has ridden off into the proverbial sunset.

    Beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe will block Flash content from running Flash Player. Furthermore, Adobe 'strongly recommends' all users immediately uninstall Flash Player 'to help protect their systems.' Adobe will no longer be issuing security updates for Flash Player, making it important to remove from your system. For information on how to uninstall Flash Player, refer to this Adobe support page.

    The move has to sunset Adobe Flash has been a long time coming, as Adobe first announced its intention to discontinue Flash back in 2017 after asking developers to move on to HTML5 in 2015. By 2018, a very small proportion of websites still used Flash, with many opting instead to use Javascript, WebGL or HTML5.

    Updates and Such

    Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts!

    Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation.

    And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs.

    See you next week!

    Product Links and Comments

    There are product links in this article that contain affiliate tags. In some cases, depending on the product, The Digital Story may receive compensation if you purchase a product via one of those links. There is no additional cost to you.

    You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.


  • Posted on 05 Jan 2021

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    Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21 - TDS Podcast

    This is The Digital Story Podcast #771, Dec. 29, 2020. Today's theme is "Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21." I'm Derrick Story.

    Opening Monologue

    When I first looked at the description for Speed Edit in Capture One Pro 21, I thought, "Meh, looks OK. Nothing fancy, no AI, just an interface tweak." Boy, was I wrong. After my first 10 minutes of practice, I'm relabeling Speed Edit as truly clever and useful. I'll explain why on today's TDS Photography Podcast.

    Speed Editing in Capture One Pro 21

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    There are a number of other improvements in C1P 21, such as Dehaze, but I want to start with Speed Edit because it is the most impactful.

    What Capture One has done is establish single-press keystrokes for primary adjustments that we most commonly use. What's clever about the approach is that a mini adjustment slider appears at the bottom of the picture that you and move via the mouse, trackpad, or arrow keys. And you don't have to have any of the editing tabs open to use this.

    There are 14 edits that you can access via this method. They include: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Highlight, Shadow, Black White, Kelvin, Tint, Clarity, RGB Highlight, RGB Shadow, and RGB Midtone. The control keys are on the left side of the keyboard, leaving your right hand free to mouse or use the arrow keys.

    And yes, you can edit more quickly using this method.

    Other notable features in this release include:

    • Dehaze - Eliminate haze and reduce flatness in your images - all in one slider. The powerful new Dehaze tool automatically adjusts contrast, saturation and other elements in flat photos.
    • HEIC - With support for HEIC files (8-bit), you can now edit photos from your Apple devices and more in Capture One.
    • Learn Button - It's never been easier to master Capture One. With the new "Learn" button, you'll quickly access a curated selection of tutorials designed to help you learn step-by-step. Plus, enable "Tool Tips" and hover over a tool for a quick explanation of how it works.
    • Faster Asset Management - It's now faster than ever to search and browse photos in Catalogs and Sessions. And with new high-resolution thumbnails, it's also easier to select and cull images before you even import. Plus, you can now import photos from different folders at once.
    • Solid Apple ProRAW Support - I edited ProRAW files from an iPhone 12 Pro Max, and they looked fantastic in C1P 21.

    Upgrading

    Most users can upgrade from C1P 20 for $159 for perpetual license or for $126 annual subscription.

    Annual Inner Circle Memberships Now Available

    I now have an option with Patreon to offer a full year membership to the Inner Circle. Plus, you will save 10 percent! So if you've been holding off joining us because you don't want monthly charges on your card, just select the new option on the Inner Circle Signup Page.

    This Free App Lists Recipes for Over 100 Fujifilm Film Simulations

    You can read the article here on Petapixel.com

    The creator of the Fuji X Weekly blog has published his giant library of film simulation recipes to an easy-to-use app. The Fuji X Weekly app has over 100 recipes and more will be added regularly.

    Fuji X Weekly is a blog created by photographer Ritchie Roesch who has been publishing a multitude of film simulation recipes to his blog for some time, categorized by which are compatible with specific Fujifilm sensors. The Fuji X Weekly app is a mobile library of those and other film simulation recipes that can be easily used in the field.

    The app itself is free and immediately gives you access to a large list of recipes to try out. The recipes are designed to be leveraged using the custom preset option found in most Fujifilm cameras. While some cameras only allow for one custom preset at a time, some do allow for multiple. The app is designed to make it easier to find and save presets that you like and make it easier to adjust them in the field, which is especially helpful if your Fujifilm camera severely limits the number of presets you can save at a time.

    New Workshop! Integrating iPhone into a Pro Photography Workflow

    We have 2 seats left!

    There's been a lot of discussion about how contemporary iPhones will replace digital cameras. But in practice, they are better for augmenting your image capabilities rather than serving as your sole capture device. And now with Apple ProRAW and iPhone 12 Pro, this becomes more true than ever.

    This workshop is designed to help you best integrate your modern iPhone into a professional photography workflow. Because of its compact size and powerful features, it can replace many bulky accessories that we were once required to carry along.

    In this workshop you will explore:

    • Working with just one digital camera and an iPhone.
    • Taking advantage of a versatile fast prime lens on your digital camera and using iPhone for additional focal lengths.
    • Perfecting a RAW workflow with the iPhone.
    • Leveraging Apple ProRAW for those who have iPhone 12 Pro.
    • Building a kit that allows you to travel lighter without compromising capability.
    • Post processing tips and techniques using Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
    • Investigating other software and workflows to augment your imaging prowess.

    Photo assignments and weekly check-ins begin in early February 2021, with the grand finale final day on Feb. 27, 2021.

    As part of this workshop you will have access to Derrick Story Online, our virtual headquarters where we compare notes, share pictures, and learn new techniques.

    I'll hope you'll join me for this exciting event. Only 10 seats available. First come, first served.

    You can register now for $135. Patreon members receive a $15 discount for this event.

    Recommended Hardware for this workshop: iPhone X or newer. Mac running macOS Catalina or Big Sur.

    Updates and Such

    Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts!

    Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation.

    And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs.

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  • Posted on 29 Dec 2020

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