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Reverse zed, with petroglyphs.

Reverse zed, with petroglyphs.

04/25/15 • 04:13 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MessyNessy: The Great American Picnic of 1948.

Simply fun to look at.

04/24/15 • 03:23 PM • HistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photo shoots and meets this morning.

Links at noonish, Mountain time.  Best laid plans and all that ... the day’s cloudy, when I was hoping for sun. More lighting equipment must be gathered ...

Later: Still running to catch up. Nothing like leaving your expensive rainjacket at a client’s, a half-hour away ... on a rainy day. Having to burn an extra hour to retrieve it.

04/24/15 • 09:07 AM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: World of Speed museum opens Friday!

Looks great, I think. Way too much HDR in these pix. Ruins it, IMHO. I can’t judge the mood of the space.

04/23/15 • 04:57 PM • PhotographySportsTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos. [Comparing Apple Photos to Adobe LR, more.]

A bit fluffy, but worth referencing.

04/23/15 • 01:28 PM • ConsumptionHardwareInternetMobilePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe Blogs: Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Lightroom CC.

Remember, the point is to just tastefully enhance reality, not to turn your images into technicolor soup.

04/23/15 • 09:59 AM • AdobePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sittin’ on the back porch, feet up, taking it all in.

Just another sunset.

Enjoy your evenin’, folks.

04/22/15 • 07:50 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Got a new B&H catalog.

I realized, walking back from the mailbox, that it’s like the old Sears “Wish Book.” All the stuff photographers want, can’t afford ... and probably don’t really need. So we sit, leaf through, and dream.

04/22/15 • 02:27 PM • ConsumptionPersonalPhotography • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Landscapes we don’t want to lose - New Mexico’s Jemez mountains.

Doesn’t tell you enough. I went up to visit the Jemez shortly after the Las Conchas fire cooled off, and put a gallery on Flickr.  Read the descriptions on the images, for the whole story.

04/22/15 • 11:13 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom 6/CC update ... continued.

I just sent out five finals after post-processing, and a selection of ‘potential portrait backgrounds’ converted to B/W ... in about a quarter of the time it usually takes. I haven’t used any of the new features, just doing what I always do, faster.

Note that this update maintained access to all my third-party plugins, effects and presets.  The previous updates required manually adding them back.  A significant time-saver.

Some tricks from Adobe for the new LR, and some free presets (I have way more than enough; don’t need these. I’m finding less is more.).

04/22/15 • 10:46 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Just upgraded to Lightroom 6/CC ... fast.

Noticeably faster. GPU action there. So far, nice. The only glitch I hit was, I’d been using a purchased version of LR5.  When I installed LR/CC, it didn’t recognize my old catalog, so I had to ‘open’ and upgrade it manually. FYI. I’ll have more comments in coming days, once I use the new features.

04/21/15 • 09:28 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe – Creative Cloud Photography and Lightroom 6.

Big additions. I’ve been converting to DNG for a while now, only because I’ve seen a speed improvement in the Develop module versus native Canon files. I’ve been retaining the old RAWs on an external, ultimately only archiving the ‘printable’ items ... you know, ‘just in case.’

My CC widget is still only showing LR5. I suppose I’ll have to restart to see the new CC version.

04/21/15 • 12:11 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The 275 Ferrari GTB/2 “nez long” - a nose for good looks.

Nice. But, oh look ... I happen to have a photo of the model Denise McCluggage raced, winning at SF Concorso. Fancy that.

04/21/15 • 11:48 AM • PersonalPhotographyVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral.

New way to compose an image. If you go back through your photographs, you may find you have unconsciously been using it.

04/19/15 • 10:50 AM • PhotographyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Sold 17m albums and you want to pay me nothing? Pat Pope’s row with Garbage.

Everybody has devalued the photograph over the years. It has become so common for people to see nothing wrong in using images and expecting to pay nothing. I was just highlighting a point and making a stand.” This is, understandably, all over the photography forums.

04/19/15 • 10:49 AM • EntertainmentPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: Abandoned Motors At Makeshift Car Graveyards.

Gorgeous and painful in the same instant.

04/17/15 • 02:18 PM • HistoryPhotographyTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Limonaia Pra’ de la Fam.

It is, indeed, charming.

04/16/15 • 10:01 AM • NaturePhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DWB: Convert Video to GIF.

ffmpeg is your friend.

04/15/15 • 04:39 PM • InternetMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

JunkCulture: Artist Transforms Washed Up Plastic Pollution into Beautiful Site Specific Installation

I’ve asked it before, I’ll ask it again. As photographers, what are we actually doing when we portray trash beautifully?

04/15/15 • 01:06 PM • ArtsConsumptionPhotographyPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photo Attorney: Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab.

Wow. Just wow.

04/15/15 • 11:29 AM • EntertainmentLawPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Going grey can be gorgeous.

Going grey can be gorgeous.

04/14/15 • 04:28 PM • PersonalPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air.

Now, I see a huge benefit to this. Bravo, Manfrotto.

04/14/15 • 12:22 PM • AppleConsumptionMobilePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EOS HD: Canon 5D Mark IV “will be 1080p” with Canon LOG.

Coming from such a position of dominance in video with the 5D Mark II and 7D in 2010-12, how have Canon allowed so many competitors to even get a foot in the door, let alone bust it wide open?” We *all* wonder that.

04/14/15 • 12:16 PM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Under pressure, Canon cuts prices for 33 lenses.

Every little bit helps.

04/13/15 • 02:12 PM • EconomicsPersonalPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Messy Nessy Chic: From Paris to Provence in Under an Hour.

Pretty pix, though I’d suggest not using HDR next time.

04/13/15 • 10:15 AM • PhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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