Oct 3, 2019
Episode summary: When is the right time to choose two prime lenses over one zoom lens? Additional questions regarding a better color management workflow. And how to set up the lighting in your photo editing workspace? These questions are answered in this PPN Q&A episode #24.
Please submit your photography-related questions to us here: http://www.photopodcasts.com/contact.html
This episode is sponsored by:
Marco Larousse Street Photography Workshop October 25-27, 2019: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops
Here are the questions that Marco answers in this episode:
Question from: Marcel, Vienna, Austria
Though I love the results I get with my Colorchecker Passport, I've found it can be a bit cumbersome managing all of the profiles in LightRoom. Does Ross recommend keeping them all, or does he delete some of the more specific or odd ones after he's finished with the images from that shoot? If he does delete them, does he have an easy way to do it? Because all of the tutorials I read online were a bit involved.
He commented that he used the grey/white card part of the Colorchecker and also the part with all the colored squares. But the colored square part has a white square on it. Why do both?
Do either of you have any recommendations for the types of light bulbs and lamps used in the room where you do your post-processing? And where should the lamp be in the room, relative to the monitor?
Also, he commented on doing images on way home from a trip once, which was interesting because the light would continuously change conditions in the car. Did he feel confident in post-processing on the move because he had previously calibrated his device via the color management systems and therefore trusted that the device had it right even if it looked different to his eyes? Thank you so much for your time and expertise.
Questions from: Jennifer, Toledo, Ohio
Gear discussed in this answer:
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo:
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2LbtVmn
X-Rite ColorMunki Photographer Kit (Standard Display Calibration & ColorChecker):
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2zqel0L
X-Rite ColorMunki Smile (Very Basic Display Calibration):
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2LbjvU1
X-Rite ColorMunki Display (Standard Display Calibration):
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2KZ40zs
X-Rite i1 Display Pro (Display and Projector Calibration):
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2PjYdJe
X-Rite i1 Studio Spectrophotometer (Display, Projector, Scanner, and Printer Calibration):
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Zr6EqQ
Philips Hue White Ambiance LED Light Starter Kit
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2oDMhoM
Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.
Check out the Skylum LUMINAR 3 software:
Link: http://bit.ly/PPN-Luminar3 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)
And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.
Links to Ross Grieve:
Links to Marco Larousse:
Links to PPN:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts
Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast