LDP Podcast #69: Camera Wars – Mobile Versus Mirrorless!

Kerry's Union Station

I’m so excited to announce the latest podcast (it’s been quiet for a while…) is up and ready for listening.  I’ve brought back my good friend Kerry Garrison to the show, as we got together a few weeks ago here in Delightful Denver for a bite to eat and a spontaneous photo walk.  He walked along with his new Sony NEX 5N, and I played the part of tour guide on our well-reknowned 16th Street Mall.  Within minutes, of course, I could not contain myself and pulled out the only camera I had with me – my iPhone!  Thus began the camera war between mobile phone camera and mirror-less camera!  I say this in jest of course, because it wasn’t really a battle..at least not a close one!  But, the results and our analysis may surprise you.  Check out the podcast where we give you the skinny on how these devices stack up in a head-to-head match up.  Take a look at some of our similar shots from the excursion below (and the show notes!):

Kerry – Aerial Perspective

Kerry - Shot #2

Jason’s Similar Shot

Kerry’s Horse Shot

Jason’s Horse Shot

Jason's Horse Shot

Kerry’s Dog Shot

Kerry's Dog Shot

Kerry’s Building Shot

Kerry's Gates Building

Jason’s Building Shot

Jason's Building Shot

Kerry’s Bridge Support Shot

Kerry's Bridge Cable

Jason’s Bridge Support Shot

Jason's Bridge Cable Shot

Kerry’s Union Station

Kerry's Union Station

Jason’s Union Station

 Jason's Union Station

Kerry’s Night Shot

Kerry's Night Shot

Jason’s Night Shot

Jason's Night Shot

So, what we were taking into consideration for how we defined image quality includes:

Color Range

Tonal Range



LDP Podcast #68: Lightroom 4 – Can There Be More?

Laura Shoe

When Lightroom 4 hit the virtual bookshelves a couple weeks ago, there was quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere.  I’ve even talked briefly about it solo here on the blog (albeit in Beta format), but now that the hubbub has all died down, it was great to take a step back and really look at the nitty gritty details of the application with the calculating eyes of Laura Shoe!  For those of you that don’t know Laura – she’s an educator and trainer and has released her own DVD and Video resource manual for everything you need to know about LR4.  I invited her on the show to share some thoughts and insights on a deeper level for everyone.  We talk about our favorite features,and look at the roadmap for the program.  Can there possibly be more?  What has Adobe missed or should we expect to see in the future?  We also tackle a few listener questions, so be sure to get the latest from The Learning Digital Photography Podcast!

Laura Shoe

Show Notes:

Our Five Favorite Updates to LR4 and Why…

1.  Highlight and shadow detail – dynamic range
2.  Adjustments brush and graduated filter – we now have localized White Balance adjustments
3.  Soft Proofing
4.  Map Module
5.  Book Module

Features Features to Hope For

1. Panos in Lightroom
2.  Books plugins
3.  Slideshow Module
4.  Content-aware fill in the adjustment brush
5.  Manage PDF Files

Listener Q&A

Find Laura Shoe:

On Twitter
On Facebook
On her website

Thanks to Laura for taking the time out to sit down and talk with us on the show!  Especially exciting as we enter the last week of the March giveaway too, knowing what’s on deck!  Are your photos in yet?  More is coming up this week, so if you haven’t gotten your photos in yet, be sure to get in soon!

LDP Podcast: #67 Standing Out in a Crowd


The latest episode of the Learning Digital Photography podcast is now ready for your listening enjoyment.  This month we talk with Dave Seeram, editor of the popular online magazine, PhotographyBB about what he (and most editors) look for both in photographs and in written work (for you photo journalists) before going to press.  It’s a great show and there’s lots of useful information there, so download and enjoy episode #67 of the Learning Digital Photography Podcast today!

In other blog and podcast news, after the absence of a contest for February, we’re back and ready for photos in March.  Joe Farace, writer of a popular column in Shutterbug magazine, and fellow Coloradan gives away not one but two copies of his Studio Lighting Anywhere book.  Standard contest rules apply.  Here’s the particulars:

1. One photo per person
2. Must be work-safe/family-friendly
3. Posted to this Flickr thread
4. Largest side must be no more than 800px or less than 600px (this is only so that the winning image can be displayed well…)
5. Taken within the last 60 days (preferably during the contest window)
6. Images must be done by Saturday, March 31st.
7. Theme is  PEOPLE
8. And most importantly, have fun!

Click here or the contest link at the top of the page to submit your image today!  Good luck to all and thanks to Joe for sharing two of his books to the contest winners (yes, plural!)