First, let's be clear. Bulletproof is not Fail Safe. In the real world of shooting with guns, bulletproof doesn't exist. The term is "bullet resistant." The idea behind the "bulletproof" vest is to give the person wearing it a chance to survive what would be an otherwise fatal encounter. Photographs and the rest of our digital media want as bullet resistant backup system as feasible. There are two primary factors that weigh in on just how bulletproof our backup workflow is--time and money. Time & Money Creating a backup workflow must … [Read more...] about Building a Bulletproof Backup
Category: Nature Photographer: Stewart Baird Title: Clouds All Over Infrared. Generally, the viewer loves or hates it, but it never fails to grab the eye. To the naked eye, I'll bet this was a lovely scene. But, using infrared, Baird makes it surreal. For me, it all starts with the open, dream-like field and transition up into roiling, nightmare sky. Well done. Photo originally shared in Photofocus' Flickr group. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Stewart Baird
Category: Architecture/Landscape Photography by Nic Taylor Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr page. With a leaden sky clamping down on the valley, Nic Taylor captured a wonderful panorama which uses the mountains on each side to cradle the composition. From the lichen-dappled boulder in the foreground to the road and eventually the river, the viewers' eyes have a clear path to follow in this wonderful composition. Nic used restrained processing to retain the cool charm of the scene and the obvious connection between earth and … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Ogwen Valley
As a professional photographer in the digital age, protecting your data is one of the most important things you can do for your business (or hobby). Having come from a very heavy Computer and programming background, when I started shooting professionally, my backup routine was top priority! The first thing we'll cover is how to store and organize your files which covers the first of the Three C's. Copy First and foremost you have to copy your files from your camera to your computer. There are dozens of ways to do this i'm sure you're all … [Read more...] about The Three C’s of File Management – Copy, Clone, and Cloud!
This week's podcast interviews with two folks influencing the world of photography. First up is Adobe's Sharad Mangalick who discusses how to use Lightroom Mobile. Then Melissa Niu sits down artist & photographer Renee Robyn. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Colin Smith Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning digital artist who has caused a stir in the community with his stunning Photoshop work. Colin is also known as a pioneer of HDR photography. Colin is an Adobe … [Read more...] about Colin Smith & Gerard Murphy | Photofocus Podcast 7/5/14
The other day I was outside walking my dog, and just as I was approaching my house I could not help but notice the amazing clouds up in the sky. Where I currently live we rarely get good cloud-filled skies, so I tend to take notice when there is something other than a blank blue sky. Unfortunately, the sun was already on its way down, so there was no chance that I could drive anywhere decent to photograph a landscape with those gorgeous clouds. Instead of writing things off, I decided to grab my camera and 70-200mm lens and get some stills of … [Read more...] about Photographing Just the Sky for Composites
This article is a guest post from Gerard Murphy or Mosaic. His company uses the Cloud to provide services to Lightroom users. The Adobe naysayers have been working overtime lately. They aren’t talking about the quality of the Adobe software or the amazing advances in digital photography in the past decade, but their frustration with the change in Adobe’s pricing model. These frustrations are genuine, but I believe misguided. The most common phrase I hear from the anti-cloud folks is “I don’t want to rent my software.” My question to … [Read more...] about In Defense of the Cloud (Adobe and Others)