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macOS Big Sur is almost here; is it safe to upgrade?
Is Adobe tone-deaf or an ally to artists?
Using Luminar with Photos for Mac
ACDSee for Mac Beta is a Free Download
New Gear, Need it? or Want it?
Question of the Week: Mac, PC, or Both
Apple’s Photos: The Hidden Power Tools
Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (6.05)
Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro Update Has Me Impressed!
How to Show the iCloud Drive Icon on iOS
Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (6.05)

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New Gear, Need it? or Want it?

First, let me admit that I am a gear hoarder. I have whatever I could possibly want in cameras, lenses, grip and lighting. When an idea hits, the gear to make it into a photograph is right at hand. Here’s the thing.

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Question of the Week: Mac, PC, or Both

It’s that time…  where we try to better understand you the reader (this helps us write more tutorials for you).  Now, its abut desktop and laptops. View Poll If you can’t see the survey, you can click here

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Apple’s Photos: The Hidden Power Tools

Apple’s Photos for Mac was a combination between the previous generation’s iPhoto and Apple’s discontinued professional software, Aperture. Good thing is that everyone with a new-age Mac can get Photos for free! While free may not get you all the crazy

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Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (6.05)

If you’re a Mac user, a two new camera updates have recently shipped (we’re up to version 6.18). OS X El Capitan provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, youcan access them through Photos, Aperture or iPhoto

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How to Show the iCloud Drive Icon on iOS

When Im on the road, I find myself using Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on my iPad and saving files to iCloud Drive to keep my photo business organized. Whether its a budget, proposal, or slideshow… I’ve got them synced

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Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (6.05)

If you’re a Mac user, a few new camera updates have recently shipped (we’re up yo version 6.05). OS X Yosemite provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, youcan access them through Photos,

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Recover Files from a Corrupt Memory Card Using Mac Disk Utility

Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN.

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Lightroom 6 Will Require Updated Operating Systems

Adobe just posted some information regarding the compatibility of the not-yet-released Lightroom 6, and operating systems for Mac and Windows. To read the update, go here. In summary, Lightroom 6 will require that your OS (Operating System) is up-to-date with

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Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (5.06)

If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.05). 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

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Mac User? Time to Update Your Raw Support (5.05)

If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.05). 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

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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