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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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After a hiatus, we’ve brought back the Question and Answer format to the Photofocus podcast. We got a lot of feedback at our reader’s breakfast and decided to pull the format back out. Our goal is to once a month get answers to questions you have.  You can post those questions via Twitter with the […]

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One of my goals this year was to do star trails. I’ve never done it before and I’ve often imagined doing it over the salt flats just outside Salt Lake City, UT. To get a successful star trail shot you need to have many things fall in place. Some planned and some luck. Here’s my […]

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