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LightRooms 3 – Lens Corrections

After working for a few days with Adobe’s new Lightroom 3, I found a new feature called Lens Corrections. Adobe profiled a number of lenses from Cannon, Nikon and Sigma, and you have the option to profile your own as well. I would think that over time Adobe will release more and more profiles for common lenses.

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Importing Photos Size Matters

In Adobe’s Lightroom 3 (as in 1 and 2) when importing photographs you may chose the size of the preview for the photos being imported. I’ve learned the hard way why importing 1:1 is the best option if you have a good amount of photos to work with, but first a little background.

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Three days with Lightroom 3

As most of you know may know by now, Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom three came out this week. I’ve just gotten back a 10 day photo shoot in Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks. I thought this would be a great chance to test out the new version of LR and see how it performs. […]

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Get Organized

Over time we all develop huge libraries of photographs, and defining and sticking to an organizational system becomes more and more important. If you’re just starting out, now is a great time to come up with your own system that you can build from the ground up. If you already have a huge library of photos that is not organized, now is the time to update it.

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Flying with Photo Gear

If you have ever had to travel with a large amount of camera gear you understand what a pain it can be. There are many pitfalls you have to watch out for. In 10 years of traveling with a large amount of gear I have come up with some helpful tips and tricks that you can use to save time and be hassled less.

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Why Consistency is a Good Thing

Over the years I’ve tried just about every travel option out and I hope my experience can help you.

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Photographing in Your Own Backyard

Even though I live just outside of Boston and worked downtown for years I have a relativity few photos from the city. I don’t think I’m alone in this either, on our workshops we find that many people tend to take more photos when they are on ‘photo trips’ then would at home. In other words I don’t often shoot in ‘my own backyard’ and this needs to change.

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Paris Photos Posted

Early this week I posted my photos from Paris, France. They are from a tripe I took in early December 2009, I was only there for four days but since I was taking photos from before dawn to well after sunset I feel I walked away with a good number of keepers.

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ThinkTank Photo – StreetWalker HardDrive Review

Like most of my fellow photographers I’ve gone though many bags over the years. It seems almost impossible to find the perfect bag. I have had huge rolling bags I used for travel only, small shoulder bags for walking around downtown streets, small backpacks for hiking etc. I was never able to find the perfect bag, until now.

Since I travel quite a bit I have unique requirements, I need to be able to pack a decent amount of gear and carry it though airports, onto planes, to rentals cars etc. I also need to be able to then use that gear in the field. Often my trips will bring me to a National park and later on the same trip an urban environment.

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In my travels I get to meet many other photographers both pros and amateurs alike.  I’m always taken back by the amount of photographers I meet who do not have any sort of camera insurance. Yet they are carrying thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment.  As someone who carts my gear all over the […]

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