Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

I think I'm going to have to break down and buy Lightroom...trying the trial version and it works pretty well. It's feature-rich, but pretty intuitive. My system is a little slow, so is now the time to buy a Mac desktop? I've always used PCs on the desktop, but both Mac and PC in the laptop variety...or do I just go the normal route I take --  upgrade the motherboard, video card, RAM, and CPU? Now we're talking real money.

Darned digital photography! It's going to cost me an arm and two legs.

Adobe - Photoshop Lightroom Design Center

Digital photos piling up?

Where do you rank? I betcha most of us have WAY more than 1000 digital photos "laying around."

Digital photos piling up | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

Adobe updates Photoshop Camera Raw

Due out June 1. Get it here (when available).

Adobe Updates Photoshop Camera Raw - - PopPhotoMay 2007

Shutter speeds: What does it all mean?

This is a nice article explaining shutter speed, how and when to use it.

Shutter Speed Effects

Monday, May 28, 2007

Photo management software comparison

This is a good overview of photo management software.

ImpulseAdventure - Comparison of Digital Photo Catalog Software

How to make (more) money in professional photography

Good general and specific advice for the budding professional photographer.

Professional Photographer Magazine

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Automatically upload photos to Flickr

I've yet to try this, as I am not at my home computer. If this works as described, this will be a most-useful tool in anybody's photography arsenal. I use Flickr for 2 main reasons: To display photos to the outside world and, most importantly, to back up my photos.

When I get back from any photo shoot, I upload my photos to my computer. But I don't stop there. I then upload all my JPEGs to Flickr. At the very least, if my computer melts down, I may have lost my RAW (which I backup to DVD on a monthly basis) files but I'll still have my JPEGs. Needless to say, if it's a really important set, I'll back up the RAW files immediately.

When I get home and have a few spare moments, I'll follow the steps at the link and perform this automatic upload magic.

Hack Attack: Automatically upload a folder's photos to Flickr - Lifehacker

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Enhancing the contrast of your photos by the digital Photography School

This is a great article on enhancing the contrast, in the right amounts, to really make your photographs pop.

5 Techniques for Enhancing Contrast in Digital Photos

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Canon introduces new large format printers

If money is no object and you need some 24 inch prints, then go for the new Canon iPF6100 ($3495). If you can settle for "small" 17 inch prints, then go for the much less pricey iPF 5100 ($799). Both offer 12-color pigment inks.

Both are sure to please.

Canon Introduces the iPF6100 and iPF5100 Large Format Printers

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fodor's Focus on Photography

Nice site on how to take travel pictures. Now that summer is here, and we're on our way to great summer vacations, take a look at the tips and techniques on this site and take some great vacation pictures.

Fodors.com > Focus on Photography

Panasonic's new image sensor

Time will tell whether it ever makes its mark on the consumer markets.

Panasonic Develops New Image Sensor

dpreview.com acquired by Amazon

dpreview.com is one of my favorite camera review web sites. I used it extensively for purchasing all of my digital camera gear. Hopefully, Amazon can figure out a way to make this most excellent site even better without clouding the objectivity of the information.

Amazon Acquires dpreview.com

Friday, May 04, 2007

Yahoo! Photos shutting down in favor of Yahoo-acquired Flickr

It's about time! I like the idea of a one-click move of all my yahoo photos to flickr. Great idea.

Breaking: Yahoo To Shut Down Yahoo Photos In Favor Of Flickr