For the past decade, at least, the dominant Photo Editor, especially among professionals and serious amateur photographers, has been Photoshop. There have always been rivals, but recently two new progams have stepped up to present serious challenges. Affinity has been … Continue reading →
Topics not covered here: elaborate camera bags, insurance schemes, camouflage techniques when travelling, etc. We are looking at simply how to keep your equipment from being affected by ordinary dust and grime. The most recent online newsletter from Henrys has … Continue reading →
Welcome back to a new season with the Richmond Hill Camera Club The following is a repeat reminder from a past Tips & Tricks in the web’s archives. Important enough to reissue here, I think: Have you ever pulled out … Continue reading →
Photography, as a hobby in particular, takes on a different tone when the photographer is travelling. Most studio equipment stays at home. One looks for alternatives to one’s heaviest tripod, and thinks twice about the size of one’s camera bag … Continue reading →
Clear your temp directory, if you have a PC (Windows) computer. Go to Start/Search button and do a search for %temp%. Open that directory/folder and select everything in it (CTRL – A). Drag the contents into the trash or choose … Continue reading →
In a world that is ever-more inter-connected, the expectation that much of our lives is private seems to get thwarted more and more. Our computers constantly ‘converse’ in cyberspace, and we are never sure who might be ‘listening’. Your ISP … Continue reading →
Have you ever pulled out your camera to shoot an image and been disappointed to find that the settings are very much inappropriate for the shot? That is one of several disappointments you can encounter if you ignore some key … Continue reading →
I recently did some travelling in the U.S. with the intent of taking lots of images with my digital camera. I also wanted to back up those images as I travelled to ensure that nothing was lost during the trip … Continue reading →
Have you ever tried to rename or delete a folder only to receive an error message something like this: ‘this folder cannot be renamed because it is in use by another application or process’? … Continue reading →
The default sorting decisions of various pieces of software can cause us much confusion and frustration. I’m going to describe some examples related to a fairly common workflow that you might employ yourself with your camera’s images. The specific software … Continue reading →
There may be times when you would like to be in the picture you are taking or be able to fire the shutter of your phone’s camera remotely for some other purpose. … Continue reading →
Cropping and Spot Removal … Continue reading →
Lightroom is a very strong, useful tool for editing images created in RAW format, but it handles JPEG and other files as well. In fact the latter capability can be expanded by the user creating simple presets that do for … Continue reading →
What I have are IOS devices: Apple’s IPod and IPad 4; but what follows applies to the Apple IPhone and IPad Mini as well. Plus there is every likelihood that Android devices have similar features and applications.
What is it for?
Most of us remember media from the past that was used to store our digital data: cassette data tape, floppy disks, syquest drives, early hard drives gigantic in size. Later came cds, dvds, more compact external hard disks, usb ‘flash’ … Continue reading →
One of the main reasons photographers move up to DSLR cameras is because It allows them to use a variety of lenses. Unfortunately, changing from one lens to another is possibly the most annoying, inconvenient part of the image-making experience. … Continue reading →
Winter provides a large number of opportunities for photography enthusiasts, but it poses some serious challenges as well.
The ‘Sweet Spot’ of a lens usually refers to the aperture at which its images are at their sharpest, but it can refer, additionally, to the optimal focal length for sharpness as well as for the absence of various distortions … Continue reading →
Employ your best general photography practices: … Continue reading →