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Are you dedicated to your art? Are you learning everyday? Are you capturing a world that only your eyes can perceive?

Are you dedicated to your art?  Are you learning everyday? Are you capturing a world that only your eyes can perceive? Then you will want to watch these videos about life on the streets with dedicated photographers who face the challenges of recording that life everyday.      

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Do You Have A Signature, A Style, A Look to your Images? UPDATE

There have been some incredible photographers throughout the years and a great many of us have admired their work, technique, compositions, lighting, etc.  Besides their photography there are more than enough articles to read and digest about how to do almost anything in photography.  All of this is great to learn from and I am ...

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Why The Analog Photography World is a Far Nicer Place Than Digital

A NICE ARTICLE AND A GOOD DOWN TO EARTH OPINION.  Some how thinking back to all the years of shooting film in so many different places and then developing the film and printing the images was different.  I don't mean the process.  I mean the feeling.  There was something comforting and artful about doing the ...

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5 Amazing Filters in Luminar (that don’t exist in Lightroom) — Nomadic Pursuits – a blog by Jim Nix

Terrific Software...Very powerful, complete, and a true replacement for Adobe Lightroom.  IMO   Have you heard about Luminar, but haven't jumped in yet? Are you Luminar-curious? What are you waiting for?!  Luminar offers SO much, including these 5 amazing filters that you cannot get in Lightroom.  Check it out! Source: 5 Amazing Filters in Luminar ...

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Nikon Stock Plummets 15% After ‘Extraordinary Loss’ Bombshell

      Following Nikon's announcements yesterday about canceling the DL line of cameras which never came to market and at the same time announced an extraordinary loss the stock market in Japan reacted and dealt Nikon a 15% loss in stock value.  I am very sad to see Nikon in this situation but I ...

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AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES AS Nikon cancels DL compact series citing high development costs: Digital Photography Review

    AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES AS Nikon cancels DL compact series citing high development costs It was back in November 2016 that Nikon did what was unheard of in the walls of Nikon Inc., and downsized by 1000 personnel to help stop a leaking boat. Now the exceptional, never delivered DL series of cameras ...

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Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan: Digital Photography Review

This was last year.  Was it a sign for things to come?   Nikkei Asian Review reports that Nikon is cutting 1000 jobs, or 10% of its domestic workforce, over the next two to three years. Read more Source: Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan: Digital Photography Review

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hendriximages.com – a tale of a new lens and black and white done right

a tale of a new lens and black and white done right If you are a Fuji X user or have at any time contemplated being a Fuji X user then this article is about why you thought about it and if your were smart why you did it.       To achieve such ...

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Fstoppers – Palestinian Photographer Misses World Press Photo Event Thanks to Trump Ban! but she is full of crap |

What bullshit. She, and the country she was from was not "banned."  Her lawyer told her she could have a problem but there was nothing about this person that would have gotten her in trouble or set off a flag. To many people are over reacting to what was a poorly implemented program for checking ...

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One Fuji X-Pro 2 Image – 7 Different Raw Converters — Thomas Fitzgerald Photography

It is obvious that I am not the only one screwing around with different raw processors.  Thomas however travels the whole road and has come up with some interesting facts.  He is also kind enough to provide his finished image done with each processor. I would be the last person to tell you what to ...

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We’ve Updated Our Canon EOS M5 Review: New High ISO Rating After Lightroom messed it up and Capture One Proved Once Again How Much  Better It Is….

    By now a lot of you think I am just cranky about Lightroom cc but really I am not.  I have the time to test different software and that gives me an opportunity to see exactly the same raw file renders as it comes into that software.  It used to be that the ...

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Picktorial: A New Jerusalem Startup Reimagines Photo Editing

What a great and evolving piece of software.  I am really loving it.   For a long time, desktop photo editing has been the province of Adobe Photoshop — software so popular that its very name has become… Source: Picktorial: A New Jerusalem Startup Reimagines Photo Editing

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Adobe raises Creative Cloud prices by up to 60% – News – Digital Arts

No Surprise I am no fan of Adobe as a company.  I do not use their products even though their products are in most cases good. I find it interesting that this price announcement takes place at they tell users of Lightroom 6 hard copy software will no longer be supported and that they must ...

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Picktorial

Picktorial - Powerful photo editing tools. Simpler. Exclusively for Mac. Source: Picktorial

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Picktorial for macOS (RAW photo editor) – Review | SKR Imaging

Sometimes a piece of software comes along that is just simple, powerful but easy to use so you can spend less time perfecting an image and more time being out and about capturing them.  Picktorial seems to be just that for Mac users. When Apple in their infinite wisdom dumped their very good program called ...

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The State of Post-Processing and Photo Editing in 2017 – Matt K

This is about  a ten to fifteen minute read but it is worth you taking some time to read it and learn from it.  I am personally 100 percent in agreement with the author except I do not use Adobe products, but he makes it very clear that the products he mentions can and will ...

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Triggertrap Going out of Business FAQ – Triggertrap Playbook – MediumAnother sad story which will leave many users floating for a next solution to remote control

Please find below the announcement. Beneath that, the FAQ regarding the company’s closure. Source: Triggertrap Going out of Business FAQ – Triggertrap Playbook – Medium

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This is Why Ultra High ISO is a Big Deal in Photography –

I recently wrote an article as to why high Iso is not a solution.  Below is an article tells how a photographer but the high Iso capability of his camera to good use.  Truthfully it is not something I had ever given any consideration to because my mom and dad don't let me out after ...

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Iridient X Transformer: what can you expect from this tool that converts RAF to DNG – FUJI X PASSION

All I can say is that I use Iridient Raw Developer.  This is a one man show that creates the most incredible imaging software.   Iridient X Transformer: what can you expect from this tool that converts RAF to DNG Source: Iridient X Transformer: what can you expect from this tool that converts RAF to ...

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High Iso and Ultra High Iso – Right or Wrong?

I am so old that I can remember that high iso films that had a high-end of 1600 or 3200 with black and white film served only one purpose and that was to let folks like photo journalists get images in very low light where flash could not be used.  It was loaded with grain ...

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Sullivan Ballou Letter – FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY – IN CASE WE FORGET WHAT GOOD FORTUNE WE HAVE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YEAR 2017

FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY -  IN CASE WE FORGET WHAT GOOD FORTUNE WE HAVE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   Letter from Major Sullivan Ballou to his wife in Rhode Island a week before the battle of Bull Run Source: Sullivan Ballou Letter

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The Heck With Film Simulations, In Camera Styles. Shoot and Post Process

My Camera has film simulations or styles or something that takes the camera away from its incredible norm Why can't camera companies and software developes leave well enough alone.  Why do they all insist in giving us useless features I have been totally impressed what cameras can accomplish today to help us get the best ...

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Hands On with Luminar – NEW from Macphun – ANGELA ANDRIEUX PHOTOGRAPHY

This is an excellent, easy to follow workflow using MacPhun Luminar software       Luminar is a unique all-in-one photo editor. In this article I walk through my workflow & share some of my favorite features of this exciting new software. Source: Hands On with Luminar - NEW from Macphun - ANGELA ANDRIEUX PHOTOGRAPHY

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Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft: Digital Photography Review

Now this is something I would have never considered     The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that it could scan your fingerprints from photos posted online. Read more Source: Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft: Digital Photography ...

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THE DIFFERENCES ARE IN THE BASE PROCESS WHEN IT COMES TO RAW FILES.

Each of the attached images were made from the same file.  One is Iridient, the other is Luminar and the other was On1 raw. You be the judge: MY PERSONAL CHOICE IS IRIDIENT                 LUMINAR IS EXCELLENT               NO WAY THIS IS ...

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RAW vs JPEG

The RAW vs JPEG topic seems like a never ending debate in photography. Some photographers say shoot RAW, while others say shoot JPEG. What is RAW format in digital photography? What are the advantages and disadvantages of RAW versus JPEG and why? Should you shoot in RAW or JPEG? Will shooting in RAW complicate your ...

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Raw Processing – The big deal about raw is about the file itself.

I shoot raw.  zi shoot raw because it contains an incredible amount of information and gives me the latitude to make "adjustments." That means I have greatere control over the tone, shadows, highlights, sharpening and so much more. Hopefully you have read the articles I recently published about software because each software whether it be ...

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Brand new -Camslinger Outdoor – The FASTEST Camera Bag in the World | Indiegogo

I have been using Cosyspeed products I guess since they first came top market.  I think most of the people who know me and follow my blog and Facebook pages understand that i am a minimalist when it comes to going out for day with camera gear. For years I was a border line mental case ...

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Is A Graphic Tablet Really Necessary For A Photographer To Have For Retouching? | Fstoppers

If you are a photographer, pro or not, you have to consider the fact that digital images in a program like Photoshop CC, Affinity, Luminar, Aurora all have an artistic side beyond simply adjusting Tone and color of an image, as well a cropping to get the feel of the image you want. Programs noted ...

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