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Lightroom or Photoshop Camera Raw?

You’ve probably heard enough photographers talk about RAW that you realize it’s a pretty powerful tool in the digital photographer’s tool bag.  The power of shooting RAW is unleashed when you get to the digital darkroom, and for most of us, that means using Lightroom (LR) or Photoshop (PS).  Editing can be a lot of fun, but having a solid …

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Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

You have a good camera and photograph people on a regular basis, yet your photos don’t look like the portraits you admire or regularly see in magazines or online. All of the elements seem to be there but something appears to be missing. In this case, you may be taking snapshots and not portraits. Snapshots tend to capture a moment …

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How to Market Your Photography Using Instagram

More and more photographers are using Instagram to market their work. It makes sense, considering Instagram is a popular social media application with over 150 million users. It’s also one of the easiest photo and video sharing platforms: You simply post a square photo or video and add tagging, captioning, or both. Then, other Instagram users can like your photo, …

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New Camera: Nikon D5500 adds WiFi and Touch

On January 6th, 2015, Nikon announced the newest addition to it’s DX (crop sensor) lineup – the D5500.  It replaces the D5300 (why did they skip 5400?) body and shares much of the same technology: 24mp sensor, EXPEED 4 processor, 3.2″ LCD screen, SD memory card slots (SD, SDHC, SDXC), and 5 frames per second burst shooting (JPEG).  You can …

Photo Management – Managing Thousands of Photos Using Lightroom

It’s been several years since I appeased my curiosity about what this whole Lightroom (LR) thing is.  I’ll admit, I was a little disappointed at first.  At the time, I thought it was just Photoshop Light with this catalog management thing thrown in.  (Isn’t that what bridge is for?)  I slowly started to embrace LR, and over time, I found …