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Build The Watermark People Talk About

Monday, June 29, 2015

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Build The Watermark People Talk About

We previously discussed what makes a good watermark and how it can help potential clients find the real you. Now, let’s get down to business using Lightroom and Photoshop to construct our watermarks! Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark pulls text from each image’s Copyright metadata field and renders it in the lower […]

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

Monday, June 1, 2015

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

When it comes to protecting your images online, watermarks are not mere vanity, and can do far more than pronounce your copyright. Used strategically, watermarks are the best tool that you have. Guest author Matthew Campagna shows you how that watermark can be subtle, seductive, and secure. A Watermark Fail Story One of those sketchy […]

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

Monday, May 11, 2015

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

How do you edit your images when you are jetting across the sky at 39,000 feet and your photos are back in the office on a motionless external drive? If you are using Lightroom, you can thank Adobe for their Smart Previews feature as a solution to the ‘always connected’ problem. In this post we’ll […]

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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

Monday, April 27, 2015

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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

With the just-released Adobe Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC now available it’s time to take a look at some of the new features. Before that however, just a quick note on the name of the software. If you are a subscriber to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, your application is called Lightroom CC. If you choose to […]

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Get In, Nail the Shot, Get Out

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Get In, Nail the Shot, Get Out

I recently shot a series of images for a local community college’s annual report. One of the more interesting—and fun—images to shoot was a dramatic portrait of a member of the women’s basketball team. The goal was to produce a portrait that displayed determination, empowerment and strength: all attributes of the athletics program, this particular […]

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Split Tones Make Sweet Color Harmony

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Split Tones Make Sweet Color Harmony

Color grading is one of those open ended subjects that is incredibly hard to perfect because of the seemingly endless amount of possibilities. With so many options it can be hard to know where to start! Many photographers have a hard time establishing a color palette and will simply resort to one of the popular […]

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

Busy photographers require an efficient workflow to do 4 important tasks: Importing Cataloging Processing Publishing While much has been written about the first 3, the publishing side of things is often a weak point, with many photographers choosing just to export to a folder on their hard drive and then upload to their website. Boring! […]

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Cloning. Made. Easy.

Monday, July 7, 2014

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A few months ago, one of my friends who is working on a book on surrealist Paris saw a photo of mine, one of the Paris shots I featured in the series of long-exposure articles recently published on the X-equals website. He liked the ghost effect with the Parisian backdrop, and asked me for some […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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In this, the third and last installment of our series on long-exposure photography, we are going to look into three advances uses of the technique.  In Part 2 we examined how to do a basic long-exposure shot of still water. This part assumes that you are a little better equipped (with tripod and filters) and […]

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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As a photographer who got started in the pre-digital era I always had my favorite films that I’d favor time and again. Some of these were films I discovered through my own experimentation, occasionally just randomly choosing something new to test out. Others were films that I knew my photographic influences worked with. Galen Rowell’s […]

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