By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, September 18, 2014
You captured some photos in raw format, maybe edited a few on your computer, and moved onto the next photo adventure.
But then, years later, you run across one you’d like to edit a bit more and are faced with something new—a badge or alert in your software like this one:
A warning badge in Adobe Camera Raw
Did something corrupt the image? No, that badge indicates the photo can be updated to a newer raw process. Here’s how:
By Jeff Carlson | Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hands-on area at the Apple event
The (literally) big news about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the size and quality of the phones’ screens, but just as interesting is what Apple has done with the cameras inside them. I was at Apple’s event yesterday, and in addition to getting my hands (and wrist) on an Apple Watch, I was able to play with both phones.
By Derrick Story | Friday, September 05, 2014
That’s the one thing all digital photographers need. So I’m going to show you a couple “off the beaten track” power sources for your digital devices.
I also have a quick tip for creating an on-the-go LCD magnifier and a handy MacGyver kit that fits in a repurposed filter box.
By Derrick Story | Saturday, August 30, 2014
Problem solving is an important part of photography. Most of us have had to overcome contrasty light to capture a pleasing portrait, or work around intrusive power lines that mar an otherwise beautiful landscape.
But devising creative solutions isn’t limited to working behind the lens.
How, for example, can we compose a shot on an LCD with intense sunlight overhead causing glare on our screen? Or what’s a safe and convenient way to transport our spare batteries?
Instead of spending time and money shopping for accessories that may or may not work, why not create the solutions ourselves? After all, we’re photographers. We solve problems.
By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, August 28, 2014
We humans always need some issue to take sides on. For photographers, the Great Debate is whether to shoot in Raw or JPEG mode.
The answer to the question is yes: You can make great photos using either format.
By Scott Erickson | Saturday, August 16, 2014
Marilyn. Audrey. Elizabeth. Cher. Ringo. Leo. Last names aren’t required when you rattle off the people who’ve sat before Douglas Kirkland’s lens.
With a career spanning almost 60 years, he has photographed some of the most iconic figures of popular culture.
On today, his 80th birthday, I can’t help but think of the day Douglas sat in front of my camera, and of the simple panic-inducing question I asked myself:
How do you photograph one of your photographic heroes?
The answer is simple: Do as he does.
By Justin Reznick | Friday, August 15, 2014
There’s sort of a “rule” in outdoor photography that you should never shoot long exposures of flowing water.
But I’m going to show you how rules can, and sometimes should, be broken.
By Jeff Carlson | Tuesday, August 05, 2014
At Sparks Lake in Oregon, my fellow workshop participants and I parked in a designated lot in pre-dawn darkness. We unloaded our gear and snaked along a short, well-maintained trail to the lake’s edge and set up cameras and tripods on a rocky, raised overlook.
The sky, unfortunately cloudless, treated us to blue and purple hues as the sun rose to the right of two mountains, Broken Top and South Sister. I composed and captured a variety of images, and then noticed the sun was starting to break across the peak of Broken Top.
Just as I was setting up a new composition, I spied movement in my viewfinder. Another photographer came scrabbling along a tiny spit of rocks I was using to frame the mountaintop’s reflection and set up his tripod.
In my shot.
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