In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, we’re joined by Devin King, the first VP and Program Director for SMOG, the Southern California Macintosh Owners | Users Group (Ocmug.org). He’s a photographer who converted from a giant Canon DSLR to carrying two mirrorless cameras, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Fuji X-T1.
We talk about what drove him to abandon the DSLR form factor and go to mirrorless cameras, and why he bought two of them, and the differences between them. We talk about applications for processing photos from Apple Photos to Lightroom and a whole lot of other editors:
- Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer
- Macphun’s Creative Kit suite
- MacPhun Filters for Photos
- Iridient Developer
- External Editors for Photos
- Capture One Pro 9
If you’re interested in chatting with Devin directly, you can contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @devinking
2 thoughts on “CCATP #437 Devin King on Photography”
Since this was primarily on photography I listened to it throughout the end. I can understand why he shied away from Lightroom; it’s a powerful and complex post processing program. I’ve drug my feet also, but I’ve downloaded some very good instructional YouTube videos, and I’m disciplining myself to spend at least a half hour per day studying. Its complexity keeps my mind active. What I find interesting watching different instructors is how there are several different ways or techniques to accomplish the same outcome.
A number of folks in my local photography circles swear by Capture One (one fellow is a brand new convert having been orphaned by Aperture).
On keywording, I think it probably depends on what sort of subjects you photograph and why. The reason I am so hot on keywords is because I photograph things that I take a pride and joy in identifying – mostly aircraft and birds. Fellow aviation buffs will often be interested in particulars and for birds it’s sort of the same. I’m far less interested in attaching a bunch of keywords to a picture of a flower, but I know Bart likes to identify the flora and fauna he photographs and so he will usually have keywords for that particular species of flower as well as the dragonfly on it.
As an example of where keywording would have helped me had I been consistent in the past, a friend just posted a picture of an interesting aircraft (from the Turkish government) sitting out at my local airport. I knew I had taken a photo of the same type and livery a long time ago. Fortunately in this case I could remember a big life event I knew it was close to so I was able to look by date, but had my keywording been up to scratch 10 years 5 months and 3 days ago, I could have found it in seconds. Turns out it was exactly the same aircraft.