You know if a guy’s got the Deke Seal of Approval, he knows a thing or two. Add to that a willingness to answer all the digital imaging questions that come his way and you have the intrepid Tim Grey. (Well, he apparently doesn’t answer any of the idiotic questions, but I think Tim told me that in confidence.) Tim’s collaborating with Deke on the upcoming Channels and Masks One-on-One book due later this year, but right now he has a new book coming out this week called Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions that he wrote all on his own. It’s a highly readable, informative compilation of the questions Tim has been diligently, fearlessly answering from readers of his DDQ column for several years.
For a taste of Tim’s question-answering skills check out this video on O’Reilly Digital Media. Tim sat down with O’Reilly Evangelist Derrick Story at the previous Photoshop World (April, Orlando) and showed off his game, covering everything from film-vs-digital, to megapixel madness, to getting the right color from your prints, to sharpening. It’s a fun, informative talk, and I’m clearly not the only one who thought so. Check out those mysterious characters in the foreground . . . the yarmulke and sculptural hair seem vaguely familiar. Oh, and I edited Tim’s book so a) I’ve read it and b) I know what I’m talking about. And yes this is a plug. Plugs are good when they lead you to good stuff. Yes, you’re welcome.