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Lightroom 6 to Require “Current” OS

Last week Adobe published a very brief announcement that as they are working very hard on a major version update to their popular Lightroom product they have made the decision to no longer support “older” operating systems:     In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, …

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Insuring and Protecting Your Gear from Theft

  As photographers, we have a tendency to acquire gear and this accumulation can get costly. We also tend to carry a lot of it around with us. Now imagine needing to replace all this gear if it were stolen. Never mind the cost, just imagine the gutted feeling and overwhelming sense of needing to start over. Luckily, there are …

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Head Swap in Photoshop

One of the most commonly asked questions by Photoshop beginners is how to perform a head swap. In this lesson you will learn the 3 simple steps: copy, paste, mask.   You just got home from a family portrait shoot and upload the photos only to find your favorite shot is ruined because one of your subjects blinked or maybe …

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Top 10: Poses to Work on with a New Female Model

Working with a new female model can be challenging for both you and her. You need to work on building a rapport and making her comfortable before you take your first shot. You can do this while setting up your lighting and fine-tuning your equipment—ask her about her day, make her laugh, be genuine. However, even with the best lighting, …