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Brushes, Gradients And The Greatness Of Local Adjustments – Pictorial 3.0 shows you the way

For years I have watched students and others spend a fortune on software to process their images only to find that most of them only utilize a fraction of the softwares capability and because of that these great people miss out on getting to the next crucial level.  By not using brushes and gradients found ...

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Raw or Jpeg Processing Has Taken Me On A Long And Tiring Journey – But In The End There Can Be Just One – Picktorial for Mac Users

Raw or Jpeg Processing Has Taken Me On A Long And Tiring Journey - But In The End There Can Be Just One - Picktorial for Mac Users Powerful photo editing software is a must-have for the modern-day image maker. Most photographers are familiar with the biggest names out there – all the got you ...

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Bad Backs, Bad Necks, Bad Shoulders Are Not A Joke And Are More Than Likely The Fault Of Every One Of Us

I recently wrote a blog about my bad back coupled with the aging process, all of which can make what used to be very enjoyable days out in the world taking pictures a painful and creatively limiting experience in my world today. Below is a link to that article if you need to revisit it ...

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Working with Different Focal Lengths for Macro Photography

Interesting and informative article on choosing the right focal length for your macro photography.  In the past my favorite macro lens was the 150mm macro from Sigma, but using Fuji X eliminates Sigma.  However, Fuji does have a screaming 80mm macro. I am just sayin'  because I have a birthday coming up. The article does ...

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23andMe gets FDA green light for cancer risk test | TechCrunch

  While a great many people may be reluctant to give up personal information, as an example a genetic test to find out how many folks you are made up of, I think that this concept of being able to isolate cancer causing genes could be a new and better way to learn if your ...

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I Suffer From A Totally Screwed Up Back Top To Bottom

Over the years, being a rep for a large camera company, I always carried a lot of gear and it was not unusual that my camera bag held 30 to 40 pounds and that was usually hanging from one of my shoulders. I am not saying that was the only cause of my terrible and ...

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Dear Men: Allies Call for More Men to Step Up in the Photo Industry | PDN Online

Dear Men and Women Even if you are not a photo journalist you can still be a part of the solution when it comes to the mistreatment of women in any part of the photography industry.  No matter what the venue, or where it is, it does not matter.  It goes far beyond just women. ...

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The Fuji XH1, Not for me but it will be and should be for others

I made a switch from the larger Dslr cameras years ago and never looked back.  I finally wound up with the Fuji X system, right from the beginning, and love everything Fuji has done in regards to style and especially image quality. I cannot not  say how and where I was able to get some ...

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Sayin’ Go Long – update February 14th 2018 – but not yet😍

Well this did not last too long. I received a lot more “stay around” emails since this was first posted by me and I thought if it is okay with all of you that I shall hang around for a while longer. 😘   I want to thank all of you who have taken the ...

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HYPER CLAIMS ARE NOTHING NEW -just don’t get sucked in

HYPER CLAIMS ARE NOTHING NEW - HYPER CAN BE DEFINED AS -  prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “over,” usually implying excess or exaggeration ( hyperbole); We have all, at some time or another been exposed to hyper claims.  They may have been made by politicians, advertising agencies, corporations, blog sites, social ...

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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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