In this episode we continue our conversation from Episode 3 about VR use – this time discussing which shutter speeds work best and which ones to avoid.
From there, it’s off to the Q&A section where we tackle a common technique question with Back Button AF, decide if you should set your camera to sRGB or Adobe RGB, and finally talk about when to use a tripod vs a monopod.
00.01 – Intro and tip – stabilization / VR and shutter speeds
11.00 – BBAF – When to press, when to release
14.23 – sRGB or Adobe RGB?
17.59 – When to use a tripod vs monopod
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RGB updates. John Shaw wrote and mentioned a couple additional (and very insightful) notes about using sRGB I wanted to pass along.
1. If the LCD on the camera has a color gamut at all, it’s probably sRGB as I doubt that Nikon or Canon or Sony are using color corrected LCDs.
2. But more important for me is that Nikon changes where an underscore falls in the file name depending on the color space selected. I want my file names to be easy to read. sRGB positions the underscore after the camera name, just before the four-digit file number while Adobe RGB puts an underscore before the camera name. Each of my cameras have a unique name, such as JSP (John Shaw Photography) or NIK or D5N etc. Pretty basic, but this lets me easily identify which camera was used. I rename files as I download via Lightroom, adding YYMMDD_ to the filename created by the camera. sRGB means a file might be named 191025_D5N_1234 while Adobe RGB would result in 191025_D5N1234. Perhaps it’s just me, but I find the first is easier to read.
As an added update, one of our commenters below reminded us that the embedded Jpeg will also use whatever picture profile you have selected too. I should have mentioned that one in the podcast, but it slipped my mind.
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