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If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.02). OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. In good news, […]

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Apple has recently released a bug fix update for Aperture.  Version 3.5.1 is a free update for all Aperture 3 users.  You can get the update here. Here’s what fixed: White Balance now works as expected when using the Temperature & Tint eyedropper tool Fixes an issue that could cause the rectangles indicating detected faces […]

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If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have recently shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera […]

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50 second exposure — walking handheld

I found myself with the perfect opportunity to shoot some long exposure shots.  Yesterday was the last night of a trip to Walt Disney World with my family.  The Magic Kingdom is filled with beautiful lighting and nighttime scenes.  For those of you who’ve never fully explored this style of photography… it can be A […]

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When you bought your first DSLR, it likely came with a zoom lens.  This style of lens makes it easy to get a wider range of coverage with just a quick turn of the wrist.  Many prefer this flexibility versus having to actually move their feet to get the shot. So why go “old school” […]

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Aperture is one of the three sides of the exposure triangle.  For many it is the primary force in shaping their photos, particularly if shooting in an Aperture Priority or Manual mode. Aperture is the easiest way to control how deep or shallow the depth of field is in your image.  As such, it’s an […]

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Follow Rich on Twitter If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke of ApertureExpert.com | Follow him on Twitter (Did you miss parts 1 and 2? Start here. then read this. Now that you’ve determined your strategy and structure, and you’ve been organizing old photos (and importing new ones) following your new system, you may want to get more granular on your organization—for some photos, […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke of ApertureExpert.com | Follow him on Twitter (Did you miss part 1? Start here.) Once you’ve devised what your strategy is going to be, you’re ready to sort out your old mess. Actually, first I’d recommend that you live with the new structure for a little while, to make sure it’s […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke Follow him on Twitter One of the most common requests I get for personalized help on ApertureExpert is to assist in organizing a library that’s suffered years of neglect. When you’re staring at a veritable rat’s nest of images, getting them sorted out can be a very daunting task! But […]

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Please note this is a post about my experience. Yours may be very different. I am not saying this is the best or only way to do this. I am saying this is what I figured out for me. Treat it as a starting point for your own experience and go from there. Step 1.  […]

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Okay – in short – I’ve had it with Apple. Ever since Steve passed, the company has seemed to be off course – not financially – but in regards to vision. Even before Steve passed, we saw the Final Cut Pro debacle – turning one of the most successful professional video editing applications into a […]

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One of my favorite new features in the most recent Aperture rev is the Brush Tool. Brushes in Aperture offer sophisticated brush edge detection which constantly resamples as the brush moves… meaning that it treats each new area as it’s only edge sample. This is very useful for drawing inside or outside a complex pattern. […]

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Recently, several Photofocus audience members have asked about switching from Lightroom to Aperture. Their concern is how to effectively transfer their images from Lightroom catalogs to Aperture libraries. After discussing this with Apple’s Aperture team, here’s the best practice for such a move. There is a command in LR – SAVE METADATA TO FILE This […]

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In case you somehow missed it, Chase Jarvis has created an interesting idea. It’s called CreativeLive and involves live photography-related teaching that is free to view when it’s live, and available later for a fee. The live show is recorded and people can pay $79 after the course is completed if they want to own […]

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Shayne from Edmonton, Canada wrote in to ask this question: “How do I get my LR DNG files into A3? I cannot seem to get my RAW file out of the DNG containers. I do not want to export from LR to jpg to import into A3.” Shayne we’ve received that question from others and […]

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Shayne from Edmonton, Canada is switching from Lightroom to Aperture and contacted me with the following question: How do I get my LR DNG files into Aperture 3? I cannot seem to get my RAW file out of the DNG containers. I do not want to export from LR to jpg to import into Aperture […]

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Adobe has shipped Lightroom 3. After many months in BETA the program is locked into gold and available from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/. There are lots of new features in both programs. Lightroom 3 has new improved noise reduction, support for tethered shooting, importing, super cool lens and perspective correction, limited DSLR video support, and more […]

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I’ve had several weeks to get to know Aperture 3.0. The latest updates really brought the software to a point where I finally feel like I can rely on it. It’s still not perfect, but it’s at the point that I no longer worry about it. Accordingly, I’ve been able to delve deeper into the […]

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A short time ago, Apple released the much-anticipated update to Aperture 2.0. It has a long list of admirable features, but the initial release was short on performance. I wrote my initial review about Aperture 3 on Photofocus here. Aperture 3.0 was flat-out buggy and I believe Apple knew it. Very shortly after the release […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this but I recently received a question for the podcast that might be answered here on Photofocus.com. If you use Aperture (II or III) and you have a large library or make lots and lots of changes to even a small library, the Aperture library can bog […]

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