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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Tethered shooting is a great way to make sure you’re “getting the shot”. Shooting tethered means that your DSLR camera is attached to your computer so that your images transfer directly to your hard drive instead of being saved to your memory card. The camera is normally connected to the computer via a USB cable,and […]

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

Friday, April 2, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

I’ve already written about Lightroom’s Library filters (read the article HERE), so I’m going to talk about a different type of filter for Filter Friday. There is an adjustment in Photoshop called “Photo Filter”. It contains several preset colors that warm or cool your image, as well as presets for adding more dramatic colors. These […]

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

One of the things I have always liked about Lightroom is it’s simplicity. With just a few tips, most people can be up & running organizing and developing photos in no time. Another thing I enjoy about Lightroom is finding uses for the adjustment tools that are not necessarily obvious at first glance. Here are […]

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Un-clutter your Library with Lightroom’s Stacks

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Un-clutter your Library with Lightroom’s Stacks

Using Stacks in Lightroom is a convenient way to group similar photos together in grid view and the filmstrip. This is especially helpful if you regularly end up with multiple images of the same subject. You may have multiple shots of the same pose from a portrait session, a string of images from shooting wildlife, […]

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

When you are shooting images you intend to combine into a high dynamic range (HDR) image you usually want one image at the recommended exposure, one image under exposed by 2 stops and one image overexposed by 2 stops. Most DSLR cameras today can capture these three images quickly and easily using a feature called […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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2010/02/09 Nikon releases two new lenses

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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2010/02/09 Nikon releases two new lenses

Nikon released two new lenses today: the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED which will sell for $2199. Prime Wide-angle Perspective— Ultra-fast f/1.4 Aperture Natural wide angle of view, with extreme light gathering capability, delivers extraordinary performance, meeting a broad range of […]

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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

There are many ways to find your photos inside Lightroom. The Library Filter bar contains several tools that make finding specific images easier. You can apply these filters one at a time or in combinations to see only the images you’re looking for. To apply multiple filters, command(cntrl) click on the filter names in the […]

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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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