Dust Be Gone

Fuzzies are dark blurry looking spots that usually show in the skies of photographs. They are caused by dust resting on the camera sensor. No matter how conscientious you are about cleaning your sensor and avoiding dust, it’s going to get on to the sensor no matter what. It’s insidious and evil! Fortunately, there is […]

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

I hope you have a few minutes. I am going to compile one of my longest blog posts ever. It’s about photographing birds. I could write 10 books on this subject and still not cover everything. So this post won’t either. But hopefully there’s enough here to get anyone who’s seriously interested off to a […]

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Back in 2009 I purchased a (second generation) 4 bay Drobo to use as a local backup solution in my office. At the time I put four 1 TB drives in the unit, turned it on, and it has worked reliably ever since. During that five year span one of the original hard drives in the […]

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If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, […]

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Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week — Lightroom is today and Business tomorrow.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington. They’ll explore practical advice for photographers who are looking for new opportunities in the new year. This is a great chance for anyone hoping to make photograph a career to get some practical free advice. This […]

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Gels for Background Color

Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn’t included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are creative too. When creativity happens during the shoot it’s time to open the tool kit of fast, simple solutions. Originally… The art director for an article about MAC cosmetics new line of romance novel inspired […]

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Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support the RAW files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to […]

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