Removing lens distortion

One thing we all encounter (particularly with wider lenses) is distortion. All lenses do it, it’s just physics, but some lenses distort more than others and with others our shooting techniques can exacerbate it. One particularly pesky distortion is parallax error, which is easily seen in this image above. Tilting my 35mm lens upward accentuates […]

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When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two or three different locations. The more places they are stored, the less chance of anything happening to the images. I am usually traveling because of photography, either to […]

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Lightroom Mobile for Android and iOS makes working away from the desktop a great deal easier. There’s a great deal you can do with the software but, for me at least, the best feature is being able to rate your images from the comfort of your easy-chair, train, or on location. To use this feature […]

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Lovesome Photo First Process in LR

Over the last few months I’ve been slowly mourning my loss of Apple’s support for Aperture and coming to grips with my inevitable move to Adobe Lightroom (you can read the beginning of my journey here). Today, I’m continuing my series on transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom from my non technical, Aperture perspective. I like […]

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I started photography by shooting film in high school just before the turn of the century, and I don’t miss film one bit. It’s so wonderful to see a photograph on the back of the camera and see how the composition and the highlights are working, and then make changes. I don’t know what I […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Saturday 2/28, 11:00am Eastern, 8:00am Pacific. RSVP here and it’ll […]

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Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists may need faster speeds (higher ISO’s) and will compromise detail for speedier films that have […]

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