Aug 8, 2017
On the PPN Q&A show, we
answer our listener questions about photography related
Host Scott Bourne:
Co-Host Rick Sammon:
Rick’s website: www.ricksammon.com
B&H link: bit.ly/bhphotodeals
Here are the questions that
Scott and Rick answer on this episode:
- My internal drive is nearly
full and I want to run my Lightroom catalog from an external drive.
Do you have any tips or recommendations?
From Steve, Mary and
- LR is turtle slow..time to jump
to another program? Is Adobe doing anything about it?
From Daniel in Brasil
- Also, can you suggest any free
or inexpensive one-time cost replacement software for
From Steve in
- I am trying to understand why
so many cameras come with high-quality video. I think that it makes
sense to shoot video on a dedicated video camera and stills on a
dedicated stills camera. Am I crazy?
From Ted in Seattle,
- With the advent of such
high-quality image stabilization on some cameras and lenses, are
tripods as valuable or as necessary as they used to be?
From Helen in San Rafael,
- I would like to photograph race
cars at an Indycar event. What shutter speed should I use to freeze
From Theron in Washington,
- I hear Scott say you sometimes
need to “bump the focus” when photographing birds in flight and
trying to get the most out of the autofocus. I think I understand
but could you please explain?
From Jay in Anchorage,
- I want to save my photos for
uploading to portfolio web sites but all my images are too big and
get rejected or take too long to upload. I am new to photography
and want to find out what the best practice is for Web image
From Jarred in Ocean Shores,
- I know that Rick Sammon travels
all over the world and I love his portraits of people in their
native lands. My question is how do you approach people from other
cultures to get permission to make their portrait? I am always too
shy to do that.
From Jessica in Center Valley,
- I am photographing by a lake
near my home and there are lots of commercial buildings that I do
not want to reflect in the lake. Short of learning how to remove
these reflections in post, is there something I can do to remove
the reflections in-camera? Is that what an ND filter
From Cathy in Inver Grove
- I’ve seen people on camera
forums talking about super fast lenses - in the f/1.2 to f/1.8
range. Is it possible to use lenses like this wide open? Wouldn’t
the depth-of-field be too narrow to accomplish much?
From Butch in Nashville,
- I want to photograph planes
taking off and landing at my local airport. Do I need special
permission from anyone to do that?
From Alex in Gilbert,
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