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Gel Shifting (Flash Photography 101)

“Gel shifting” means shifting the color palette of a photo by using a gelled flash to change the lighting on the subject and changing the white balance to change the background colors.  The term “gel shifting” isn’t known by the vast majority of professional photographers.  Usually this is referred to in photographer circles as “that thing where you use a gel …

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iMac 5k for Photographers (In-Depth Review)

Photographers get excited about lenses and cameras, but it’s not every day that a computer can get the entire photo industry buzzing like the new iMac 5k has.  Obviously, the main draw to the computer is the insanely high resolution screen, but it takes a lot more than a pretty screen to justify the high price tag of this photo-editing powerhouse. …

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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 …