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Keeping your Lightroom catalog safe is essential to preserving your hard work.  After all, your catalog contains your organization (and possibly the bulk of your edits). The Quick Answer on Location So where should you store the catalog?  The answer is it depends. Single computer: create a folder on your local hard drive, name it […]

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The more I get to know other photographers in the industry, the more I realize that we all have our own ideas on backups. From simple to complicated and everything in between, we’re often left scratching our heads to try and figure out what works best in our own workflows. Having been raised in a […]

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Lightroom is liberating and fun. It gave me back the results I used to get finishing my pictures in the dark room, plus several techniques that I never learned. It’s a great tool. It’s just not enough. I still need photoshop to help me finish the visions I have for my imagery, and there are […]

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onOne’s New Perfect Photo Suite 9 is amazing, but can it replace Photoshop or Lightroom as your main image enhancement software?

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A few months back I wrote an article, “Click Away Digital is Free, or is it?” after my trusty Nikon D700 died. It was replaced with the latest and great D810. The D810 received great reviews and the camera specs are very impressive. So if the D810 is a better camera why were my photos […]

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Too many people work too hard on their workflow. Smartflow takes the work out of Workflow. Dave Cross has been teaching Photoshop since 1990. The Canadian-born educator is well respected by students and fellow instructors. He’s the instructor other instructors turn to for advice. I met Dave many years ago at Photoshop World. This year Photoshop World turns […]

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Professionally, I often use GoPro cameras to capture behind-the-scenes footage and time-lapses of pipeline builds for clients. Personally, I use it as my primary dive camera, at least until I settle on a pro dive rig. For the price, form factor, image quality and general ease of use, it is hard to beat the GoPro […]

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