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Cheap DIY Lighting Modifiers – Turn household lights into studio lighting modifiers

For folks on a budget like myself who want some simple lighting to enhance their photography without spending ridiculous sums of money, there have been quite a few articles written about DIY projects that allow you to do this.  I like the ones, especially that do not require any expertise in working with tools as ...

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Your Photography – You need to keep it simple and down to earth

We are pretty close to the end of 2017 and as it is every year’s end we hope that there is no unfinished business and are already planning our goals for 2018. I have to admit that over the years a lot of the goals I set for myself I did not quite accomplish but ...

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I am on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality

READ THIS READ THIS READ THIS IF YOU LOVE THE INTERNET AS IT IS TODAY.  ON DECEMBER 14TH A VOTE WILL BE FORCED TO END THE INTERNET AND ITS FREEDOMS AS WE KNOW IT THANKS TO PAI ANOTHER DONALD TRUMP STOOGE.  DONALD TRUMP HATES AMERICA AND WHAT AMERICA HAS STOOD FOR AND THIS IS JUST ...

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FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14

Once again Donald Trump's administration because of his jealousy of rules that the last administration initiated is going to try and more than likely succeed in taking away the rights that all of have when using the internet by putting the decision making of how we use the internet into the greedy hands of companies like ...

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Adobe’s Lightroom Downloader lets you rescue your image library from the cloud

This could be an interesting development and great piece of help from Adobe.   Adobe has released a 'Lightroom Downloader' app for Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra that allows you to download all of your images from the Adobe Cloud, all at once. Source: Adobe's Lightroom Downloader lets you rescue your image library from ...

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There Are Two Things Photographers Need To Be Aware Of

A story told with Adobe Spark Source: There Are Two Things Photographers Need To Be Aware Of

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Affinity Photo for iPad Review

If you are used to processing images at your desktop with an image processor that offers a gazillion options which enable you to enhance your raw images or quite possibly convert them into nightmare renditions of what you originally envisioned when you clicked the shutter then you more than likely have been somewhat disappointed by ...

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Adobe unveils all-new cloud-based Lightroom CC, rebrands old application ‘Lightroom Classic’

For those who have decided that they can no longer live with the way Adobe bullies their customer base then you really do not need to read this article that was posted on Dpreview.  B U T If however, you want to learn exactly what they have done in regards to the changes they have made in ...

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Make Sure You Know all the Drone Regulations Before You Fly – There can be serious consequences if you are not up to date on rules and regulations where you intend to fly the not so friendly skies

Don't get caught with your drone where it shouldn't be - know the drone regulations and rules for your destination before you fly. Source: Make Sure You Know all the Drone Regulations Before You Fly

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RAW PROCESSING AND THE JOURNEY IS THE JOURNEY THAT NEVER REALLY ENDS

The first thing you have to understand is that each raw developing program is going to give a slightly different look meaning that one may be sharper or more saturated or a bit more OR LESS contrast or for that matter even show a variance in tone, meaning brightness and darkness overall and in highlights and ...

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FAA wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked bags: Digital Photography Review

I can understand the problem with Lithium Industrial batteries (big ones) and I only once in my 74 years witnessed lithium batteries in a camera bag heat up and smoke in a wedding photographers camera bag while he stood at the counter in a camera store.  His batteries heated up and did some bag damage. However, this ...

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DJI is now a camera company, and we should probably pay attention: Digital Photography Review

  It seems that not a day goes by that there is something new and newer happening in the world of photography.  DJI joins the "camera" world.  Not surprised at all. This week in Hollywood, DJI introduced its new Zenmuse X7 camera, a Super 35 format cinema camera of its own design that can also ...

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PICKTORIAL SOFTWARE FOR EDITING IMAGES ON A MAC COMPUTER – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM THEIR WEB SITE

Everything below is taken directly from the Picktorial question and answer in the turorial section for the software. We are thrilled with all the excitement around Picktorial from people in the photography community! We’ve gotten amazing response to Picktorial’s intuitive workflow and editing capabilities, and we’re pleased to offer a lot of value to those ...

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PICKTORIAL SOFTWARE IS INCREDIBLE FOR ALL MAC USERS BUT FOR FUJI USERS IT IS EXCEPTIONAL Check out these SIMULATION add on tutorials and reviews.

  PICKTORIAL SOFTWARE IS INCREDIBLE FOR ALL MAC USERS BUT FOR FUJI USERS IT IS EXCEPTIONAL Check out these simulations add-on tutorials and reviews. I have been using Picktorial 3.0 software for quite some time and Picktorial 2.0 before that and I have watched it evolve into the finest piece of software I have ever ...

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Spekular is the light that does it all for photographers – DIY Photography

If you are doing any kind of studio work you will want to look all of this information over.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8y4LSpgFw Spekular is spectacular! Hmmm - a little over the top? Not really. I recently had the opportunity to put this new LED lighting system from Spiffy Gear to the test. Spiffy Gear are the ...

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The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks: Digital Photography Review

This is a well-done article and video that has some great advice to follow.  It sure wouldn't hurt to put his advice into practice. A few years ago when I was running Blue Ridge Workshops one the most successful workshops and the most fun was in  Annapolis Maryland.  Students were only allowed one camera and ...

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Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop: Digital Photography Review

Affinity Photo from Serif has been around for a while now, but for it has simply been one more program out of many that have been introduced to compete with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Affinity Photo in many ways has come of age by combining the best of Lightroom and Photoshop into one application and ...

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I LIKE HER WORK – JANE LURIE

I have spent so much time teaching and judging photography over my many years and I have been privileged to meet and admire a great many photographer's images.  There have been times that a photographer has crossed my path and there was just something that made his or her work stand out above all the ...

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Don’t Fear Photo Post-Processing – Shooting is Only the First Part of the Image Creation Process

In my opinion, this article by Holly Higbee - Jansen provides a simple and honest reasoning as to why any of us should consider post-processing our images. While she only refers to Adobe Lightroom for dealing with the post-processing of raw images it is important that you are aware of the fact that besides Lightroom ...

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The Last Portrait: A moving tribute to a friend and neighbor: Digital Photography Review

    When photographer Jared Polin's friend Arty was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jared asked if he could tell his story in pictures. This is Arty's photo story.   This is quite incredible. The photography, the video and the narration make for a true to life out standing story that many, too many have gone ...

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Fuji Just Keep On Getting Stronger and Better – Watch for X pro 2 4k video upgrade coming either November or December 2017

Fuji Just Keep On Getting Stronger and Better - Watch for X pro 2 4k video upgrade as well as a whole lot more in product announcements coming in November and December 2017  

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The Many Types of Photographers

This was forwarded to me from my cousin, a fellow photographer, who like me has had a varied experience with too many brands although we have settled on what is more than likely our final brand resting place. This article is funny and sad at the same time because it speaks many truths and also ...

‘Jews will not replace us’: Why white supremacists go after Jews – The Washington Post

I find it impossible to understand how the president of the United States can support the racist groups that are across this wonderful country.  He started all of this and gave these groups a thumbs up during his campaign for president and has slowly allowed and supported the growth of these hate groups.  Shame on ...

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Picktorial 3 – NEW Fujifilm X Pack Film Presets Are Here and reviewed by Middle Earth

If you have been paying attention to my blog then you know just how much I like Picktorial 3.0 Software.  But just to be sure you know I am going to say (shouting in caps) I    L  O  V  E     I  T......... I'll jump back a bit and say I own a ...

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How to shoot the solar eclipse: a list of resources for photographers: Digital Photography Review

If you are going to shoot the eclipse from where ever you happen to be the main thing to remember IS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES. That said, DPREVIEW has published a nice listing of different articles right here in this one article on how to photograph the eclipse. Good luck, be careful and have a ...

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Peak Design Once Again Creates Innovative Solutions – This time for Mirrorless and Compact Digital Slr cameras

Peak Design Once Again Creates Innovative Solutions - This time for Mirrorless and Compact Digital Slr cameras  

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THIS IS DONALD TRUMPS WAY OF MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.  HE FAILED TO DENOUNCE THE NEO NAZI, KKK, WHITE NATIONALIST ANTI SEMITIC, ANTI BLACK, ANTI ANYONE IS NOT A PURE WHITE Christian          One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash – The Washington Post

One driver was taken into custody after the crash. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he had a message for the white nationalists: ‘Go home.’ Source: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash - The Washington Post

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First Look at Picktorial 3.0 RAW Processor for Fuji X Trans Files: “Lightening Fast Editing Speed” – Fuji Rumors

They work!!!!!  Thanks Pictorial for the accurate film simulations   The more, the merrier they say, right? Well, then, as announced yesterday here, there is a new player in the RAW converter game: Picktorial 3.0. It uses a unique X-Trans demosaicing… but it is any good? Luckily the FujiRumors community… Source: First Look at Picktorial ...

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