This week's photo myth is about sizes. There's several ways to measure size in a photo. First, there's file size. The more colors you put in an image, the more the file size will "weigh," and the larger the file size. Then, if you factor in compression, that can make a file size smaller. Then comes the dimensions. An 8x10, for instance, will make a file size larger because it adds pixels. And the number of dots per inch can also affect the size. But that's only important if you're printing an image. DPI doesn't matter if the image stays digital.
This month's assignment was "FAST." And here are a few that stood out -
The First is from RenDeevus and it's titled FAST. He did some crazy things that could confuse people, like moving the camera to cause motion blur. Also notice that the background is upside down and the color is off.
Chris joins us to bust the myth that you have to reinvent the wheel to make a splash with your photography. You don't have to be different to get noticed, your images just have to be compelling and good. Chris says if you take a look at Flickr.com/explore, you can see seemingly mundane pictures that are amazing. See what pictures grab you and ask yourself why they grab you. Answer that, and you have a way to mimick what works.
Micheline can't erase photos on the iPad from Picasa. Leo says that there's a setting in Picasa that will allow it. Leo also says that Windows photo sync is terrible and iTunes on Windows isn't that great either. That's why Picasa is a better option.
Ideally, though, iTunes and the iPad work best on the Mac. Here's a link that talks about issues and various solutions. There's a photo cache called iPod Photo Cache that she can delete.
Chris Marquardt wants to talk about high key and low key lighting, and dispel the myth that you need special equipment to get that kind of shot. The trick is to understand how the light is coming into your camera from the image you're trying to capture. You can use your histogram to see the distribution of the light in your photo. To get a good high key light, you need to alter it so that the peaks are 3/4 to the right. You can use exposure compensation as well.
This month's photo assignment was "Silent". Here are Chris's favorites:
Chris is hearing murmurs that Nikon is hyping a revival of the Nikon F3 as a full frame digital SLR. Leo also says that the Sony QX10 is a crazy looking camera/lens thingy for a smartphone. It shows that camera makers are starting to think outside the box. Chris says he's heard some mixed reviews of it.
Michele has become a photographer since she retired. She's recently traded in her 5D Mk. II for an Olympus OMD because it's smaller. She's disappointed, however, in the lens. Leo says that Michele has come from a full frame DSLR to a micro-four thirds sensor and that causes a transition, especially in depth of field.
Chris joins the show to talk about Sony's new full-frame, mirrorless DSLR - the A7 and A7R. Leo says that everyone is going crazy over it. Trey Ratcliffe is selling off his SLRs to go mirrorless. Is this trouble for DSLRs? Chris says it just may be. We can take these big cameras and dump them. Chris says the one thing that has prevented him from going mirrorless was the sensor size. With the A7, he no longer has that hesitation.
Chris is back to review our "Loud" assignment. Chris said a lot of people took it literally, but he was hoping for a visual loudness and three showed that ...
The first is called Familiar Aliens. Bicycles stacked upon each other. It's screaming out you because there's a lot going on.
The second is by Rick Rebb of a loud lookin hot rod engine. It just screams power.