If you have joined one of our online classes from the last year, or have been on one of our workshops, you know how much we love Photo Mechanic. We use this on the road for quick editing (without having to download to Lightroom…that happens on our main computers in the office after the trip) Read More
Photoshop Super Resolution is here!
I can’t count the number of times I have photographed wildlife and wished I had a longer lens. If possible I always try to fill the frame in camera for tight wildlife shots. But what happens more often is I have to crop down from an existing image. One of the great things about the Read More
Topaz Sharpen AI
Last year I talking about Topaz Sharpen AI. I liked the program, and it worked well for sharpening images. However, it didn’t have the ‘wow’ factor that Topaz DeNoise AI had. I have never seen better results reducing noise as Topaz DeNoise produces. Getting DeNoise was an obvious choice. Topaz has updated Sharpen AI since Read More
How many megapixels do you really need?
We get this question a lot. Should I get the 24MP or 45MP new camera? One criteria that is often mentioned is how big of a print you can make from your native file size. This is especially of interest to those who print at home. Some photographers have ink jet printers that make 17×22″ Read More
Improved high ISO performance in today’s cameras has changed the way I shoot. I just spent my morning in our backyard bird blinds photographing in low light. How low? Murky enough light that I was using ISO 12,800 on my D6. Yep, and getting terrific files. If you would have told most photographers a few Read More
Seeing in Black and White
During our online Creative Camera Class, we spent one day discussing black and white imagery. Converting to black and white has benefits. First, without the bias of color, you are forced to look for other graphic qualities like texture, shape and form. Portraits become very raw, and it is easier to have a direct connection Read More
Lightroom Catalog Failure; Now What?
For many photographers, their organizational system depends on their Lightroom catalog. Just open up the program, type in a keyword in Text in the search field in the Library module, and LrC finds your images. But have you ever imagined what would happen if your LrC catalog failed? Say you never backed up your LrC Read More
Adobe Updates to read RAW Z6II and Z7II
For all of you Nikon mirrorless users Adobe has updated Photoshop, Lightroom and ACR to read NEF files from the new Z6II and Z7II. If you are on the creative Adobe plan you should have received a notice letting you know updates are available. Update now so you can start reading those NEF files. Z7II Read More
Workflow tips/copyright in-camera
We are right in the middle of a power workflow class, and we are sharing everything we have learned to improve your workflow speed, editing and organization. Both in the field on a trip and at home in your office. We are showing our ‘secret’ (well, not really) technique of tagging images in the camera Read More
Quick tip Monday…It is nearing the time that everyone is sending out holiday cards, and many photographers create their own cards. After choosing your image, the next step is adding some text. Many photographers know about the simple dropdown box that shows you all your text options. But did you know if you are a Read More