Category Archives: The Image Doctors

“The Image Doctors” Jason Odell & Rick Walker discuss photography in this weekly podcast. Topics include gear reviews, photography tips & tricks, and digital processing software.

The Image Doctors #47

Sensor formats & resolution

This week, Rick and Jason discuss the importance of sensor size and resolution on image quality, including compact/phone cameras through medium format sensor sizes. Depending on the kind of photography that you do and where you choose to share it, resolution isn’t as important as you might think. We also discuss the relative merits of camera systems that use different sensor sizes, and how they may impact the way you capture images.

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The Image Doctors #46

Photographing Urban Decay

Old or abandoned buildings in various states of decay are some of our favorite creative subjects to photograph. In this week’s show, we talk about how to get creative and (safely) photograph urban decay and other old buildings, including composition and post-processing ideas.

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The Image Doctors #45

Geo-tagging your photos

This week, Jason and Rick discuss the how and why of adding GPS data to your photos (geotagging). You can use an GPS adapter on your camera, or use track-logging apps on your smartphone to help you put GPS coordinates onto your images.

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The Image Doctors #44

How much retouching is acceptable?

This week, we are talking retouching. Yes, every digital image must be processed, but how much manipulation is okay? From simple cloning of object to compositing and sky replacement, we discuss the (sometimes) controversial topic of image retouching and enhancement.

If you’re interested in sky replacement, the best tool we’ve found so far is Luminar from Skylum Software. It does an exceptional job of auto-masking your images and replacing skies.

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The Image Doctors #43

Sharing and Preserving Your Digital Photos

If you’re like us, you probably have hundreds, if not thousands of digital images stored on your computer. Have you ever wondered how those files can be shared and preserved with family or friends? This week, we look into some ways for you to make sure your best photos (and family photos) are preserved for the future. Whether it’s creating a slide show, or even a printed photo book, we take a look at the important things to consider for preserving your images.

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