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Living & Loving Color Calibration
Instant Replay: Getting Organized in Lightroom
Instant Replay: Running a Professional Photoshoot with Matthew Jordan Smith
Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog
How To Optimize Your Facebook News Feed
ColorChecker Now for Video!
The Three C’s of File Management – Copy, Clone, and Cloud!
Managing “Uncle Bob” at Weddings
Managing the “Pinterest” Bride
Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication
Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

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How To Optimize Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook, despite all its ups and downs, has become a part of our lives. It’s become a source of education, advertising, entertainment, and social/family connection!  So with that in mind, I thought it’d be great to share with you a

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ColorChecker Now for Video!

The color management mavens extraordinaire at X-Rite have just announced two new products for photographers who shoot video with video cameras or with DSLRs… ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video. Color management comes to video Frequent Photofocus readers know I

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Managing “Uncle Bob” at Weddings

Uncle Bobs are unavoidable at weddings. I case you don’t know what I’m referring to, an “Uncle Bob” is a person (usually a family member) at a wedding that fancies themselves as good as a professional photographer. They often have

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mangaging the pinterest bride

Managing the “Pinterest” Bride

We live in an image driven world of social media. There’s no getting around it. Today’s photographers are dealing with clients who have access to millions more “ideas of imagery” than the clients of yesteryear. In the past, a bride

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Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

Consolidation gathered everything together. Conformation added both order and context while identifying possible duplicates within it. Now, act on this information and begin to cull the repository of duplicate data and media you do not need to process.

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Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures

After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely that some duplicate data has been created and some media has been copied that we really do not need. At this point, the DAM drives look something like this:

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Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository

The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

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DAM Foundations

DAM Foundations

Cleaning up a mismanaged media archive is no small task. Doing it well will take time and effort. Before getting started, there are a few things to consider and several decisions to make to establish a sound Digital Asset Management (DAM) strategy.

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All Color Photography is Not Equal

Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ COLOR IS NOT EQUAL COLOR If youre a graphic designer, then this post will be (or at least should be!) cold coffee for you. If however you are

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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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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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