Warning for Samsung, Pixel Phones Bayonetta Prequel Streaming March Madness Resident Evil 4 Remake 8 Signs of Sleep Apnea Wrong Idea About AI Cheap Plane Tickets 5 'Toxic' Food Additives
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

Indecent Exposure 18: Invaluable extras

A short show on traditional topics, including flash and monopods.

A short show on traditional topics, including flash and monopods.

Listen now: Download today's podcast

Episode 18

Today's Links:


Today's questions

I generally avoid ever using a flash, choosing instead to go with fast lenses and if needed higher ISOs, but have recently decided that there are just some times that you need a flash. This lead me to find that buying a flash is a lot more complicated than I expected. Could you give a quick rundown or explanation of the Guide Number, and how do I try to determine how large (or small) a Guide Number I need?

Tip I recently learned--If you are using Photoshop Elements (or presumably CS3...though I do not own that), you can edit your JEPG pictures in Adobe Camera Raw. From the Editor (or File Manger) Screen Go to Open File As, when the dialog opens choose Camera Raw...it will still show you all of your JPEG pictures, simply select the picture you want to open, and it will open it in Camera Raw. When in Camera Raw, use the "Vibrance" Slider which gives you much finer control and nicer results than the standard Saturation Control. Of course, do I need to point out that I love the show? Keep up the good work.
Jay Romeo aka JayMonster on the CNET forums


Hello,I have a few simple questions regarding monopods for you: What are the benefits of using a monopod over a tripod. When do you (if you use one) chose to use a monopod over a tripod. Finally, what are some techniques/tips when using a monopod. Thanks! Love the show!
Fred from Quebec City