Archive | December, 2009

Wildlife 101: Portraits are Pretty – But Action Shots are Awesome

December 23, 2009

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Wildlife 101: Portraits are Pretty – But Action Shots are Awesome

Here are two of my favorite pictures from one of my Botswana workshops. I very much like the portrait of the lion; the side lighting adds a nice sense of depth and dimension to the image. Remember: light illuminates; shadows define. I also like the way this guy is looking directly at me. The eyes […]

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DPE Flicker Group Favorites

December 23, 2009

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As we announced earlier, each month we will select our two favorite images that YOU, our readers, have submitted to the DPE Flickr group. We will feature those images for the entire month right here for everyone to see. I am very excited to announce the first two winners! Congratulations to Rhonda & Bill! If […]

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

December 22, 2009

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12/22/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Ann Latinovich

We are starting a new feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter  Find. Each Tuesday I will choose a photographer who I find on Twitter whose work I think is . . . well, terrific! I find ’em by reading an interesting post and then by clicking on their web site. Our first TTTF is […]

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Making Not Taking Images

December 22, 2009

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Making Not Taking Images

After his December ’09 Fossil Rim workshop, Rick spent about 20 minutes making pictures with his students – about 5 minutes from the Ft. Worth Stockyards. He met this Native American on the busy main street at the Stockyards. The background there was bad. What’s more, there were dozens of tourists around. So, Rick found […]

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Exporting Your Images From Lightroom – Part 2

December 21, 2009

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Exporting Your Images From Lightroom – Part 2

Editor’s note: Jeremy first came to our attention on Rick’s Hudson River Photography Workshops, where he took the two opening pictures for this article. Rick was so impressed with his skills that he asked Jeremy to join our team. Take it away, Jeremy. Now that we have learned how to export in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom […]

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Envision The High Dynamic Range (HDR) End Result in Your Mind’s Eye

December 21, 2009

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Envision The High Dynamic Range (HDR) End Result in Your Mind’s Eye

Much has been written about “seeing the end result.” In other words, envisioning the end-result in your mind’s eye. I’ve done some of that writing, and I’ll do a bit more here . . . because that creative process is so very important, especially when it comes to HDR imaging, which is a current favorite […]

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Calibrating Your Monitor to Your Printer

December 18, 2009

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Calibrating Your Monitor to Your Printer

Lets start with a few words of wisdom Consistency is the key, color management is a means. Generate consistency in these three areas of the digital workflow: Input, Process and Output. There are 3 stages of color management to master: Working with and establishing Color Space Profiles Calibrating and Profiling Equipment Converting Color Space Profiles […]

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2009/12/18 Adobe Releases Updates to Lightroom 2.6 & ACR 5.6

December 18, 2009

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Adobe has released new versions of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, adding support for 20 new cameras! Pretty impressive update. Here is the list of new cameras supported: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Canon EOS 7D Canon PowerShot G11 Canon PowerShot S90 Leaf Aptus-II 5 Mamiya DM22 Mamiya DM28 Mamiya DM33 Mamiya DM56 Mamiya M18 […]

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Great Gift Ideas From Our Gear Guru

December 18, 2009

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, where gift idea lists multiply like holiday bunnies.  We’re no exception.  We’ve tried to make this gift idea list simple–nothing requiring sizing or items for specific equipment.  That way, you can print this article out and give it to your favorite gift giver (a yellow highlighter would help) […]

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Smart Use of Lightroom’s Smart Collections

December 17, 2009

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Smart Use of Lightroom’s Smart Collections

Smart collections don’t seem to get as much attention as other features inside of Lightroom. I guess they aren’t as exciting as the Adjustment Brush or the Split Toning Panel. I’ll admit that I didn’t give Smart Collections much thought at first either, but since I started using them I can’t imagine my workflow without […]

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