By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
If you’re a photographer who shoots outdoors with any regularity, you’ve probably been asked to put your camera away: “No photos allowed here.”
But what are your rights, actually? When and where are you allowed to take pictures on public and private property?
By Erin Manning | Saturday, September 27, 2014
Let’s face it, everyone needs an attractive headshot. It’s essential for marketing yourself online. But lighting that DIY headshot can be a challenge if you’re working indoors.
A poorly lit shot can make even the most beautiful model look terrible. But what if you don’t have the budget for lighting gear? What’s a photographer to do?
By Derrick Story | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thanks to a major overhaul, the Edit button in the new Photos app for iOS 8 actually means something. What was once just a cropper, magic wand, and handful of subpar filters has blossomed into a decent image editor.
To demonstrate, I’m going to start with a landscape shot displaying on my iPad mini, then edit it using only the tools in the new Photos app. Let’s see how it turns out.
By Joseph Linaschke | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever shot really close-up hand-held macro photography and struggled with keeping your subject still, holding your camera steady, or avoiding harsh, ugly shadows?
I’m going to show you how to solve all of those problems in just a few minutes with nothing more than a plastic cup and some scissors.
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 Jess Stratton | Monday, September 08, 2014
It’s easy to post pictures on social networks, but sometimes we’re looking at them from such small screens that it’s easy to miss tiny details that can compromise your privacy—or worse, someone else’s.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how to easily blur or cover up a small portion of a photo before posting it on a social network.
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.
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