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By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 17, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Rate, Tag, and Export Photos

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An iPad in your photo bag gives you more than just a way to check your email when you’ve finished shooting. In Part 1 of this series, I pointed out how the iPad can help you research photo locations. In Part 2, I demonstrated how valuable the iPad can be for importing and reviewing photos while you’re still capturing them on location.

But what happens after the shots are captured? Traditionally, you’d have to wait until you could transfer the photos from your memory cards to a computer for further work. With the iPad, though, you can get a jump on important post-processing tasks like rating and applying keywords while you’re still in the field and your memory’s fresh—and so they don’t loom over you when you get home.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 10, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Review Photos on Location

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The iPad is a great field companion for photographers looking to reduce their load of camera gear. From researching locations to checking shots on location and organizing photos afterwards, the iPad can be much more than a window into your Facebook stream—or even for watching training videos.

In Part 1 of the iPad Photography in the Field series, we looked at how an iPad (and iPhone, in some situations) can serve as a research assistant and location scout to determine where and when you should go shooting. In this installment, we’ll focus on making the most of your time on location.

By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, July 08, 2014

How to Copyright Your Photos

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It’s easier than ever for someone to steal your photographs in this digital age. So it’s wise to consider your copyright options.

By law, the copyrights for your photographs are created when you click the shutter. Even if the photograph is never registered, the copyright exists and is protected by copyright law.

But the best way to protect your photographs is to register them with the US Copyright Office. Here’s how.

By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, July 03, 2014

iPad Photography in the Field: Prepare for Adventure

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Modern photography typically works in two phases. First, you haul your cameras and associated gear on location and capture the images. Then, at some point later, you dump the photos onto a computer and really discover what you shot. Laptops bring these two events closer together, but most photographers already carry enough other gear that even a slim portable computer becomes overkill.

That’s one of the reasons the iPad makes an excellent photo companion. Thinner and lighter than a computer—especially the iPad mini—the iPad can slip into the pocket of a photo bag without weighing it down in the field. It offers a better look at the photos you capture while you’re on location, lets you edit and share photos right away, and sort the shots during travel or downtime.

By Kevin Steele | Friday, June 27, 2014

5 Sports Photography Tips: Capturing Motion

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It seems like everyone is watching the World Cup this week. But sports photographers are watching it a little bit differently than most.

Shooting athletes is all about capturing human emotion and physical dynamic motion—the passion of the players in an instant of peak performance.

Whether you’re photographing professional soccer players in their last shot at victory, or capturing your kids’ first T-ball practice, here are a few sports photography tips to help you nab that powerful still image that conveys anything but stillness.

By Derrick Story | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moving from Aperture to Lightroom

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Every time I pack up and move from one house to another, I say, “I’m never doing this again!” Moving is laborious, tedious, and at times, frustrating.

Switching from Aperture to Lightroom can feel the same.

By Jeff Carlson | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How Lightroom Mobile 1.1 May Change Your Mobile Photo Workflow

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Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile app, introduced in April, was notable for two things: it brought many of the editing capabilities of the desktop version of Lightroom to the iPad, and it opened a connection for synchronizing photos between both destinations. You could add photos in your Lightroom library to collections on a Mac or a Windows PC and mark the collections to sync with Lightroom Mobile via Creative Cloud.

Lightroom Mobile 1.1, released this week, adds a few new features but, more importantly, now runs on the iPhone. That development doesn’t just add one more device on which you can view and edit your photos. It could fundamentally change the way you work with the photos you capture using Apple’s camera-that-also-happens-to-be-a-phone.

By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

3 More Ways to Keep Your Images from Being Stolen

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Photographers may think that there’s no way to keep others from “borrowing” their online images, but there are actually lots of things you can do—so many, in fact, that we needed two articles to tell you about them all! As a follow up to my recent post, “3 Ways to Keep Your Images from Being Stolen,” here are three more tips for protecting your online photos.

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