April 20, 2020

Have you ever wondered how Lightroom compares to Camera Raw?  Actually, did you know that if you use Lightroom, Photoshop, or Bridge, you are still using Camera Raw!

When you use any of them, Adobe Camera Raw is the “engine under the hood” that does raw image editing for all Adobe applications.  It is Camera Raw that will read your raw files such as Canon’s .CR2, Nikon’s .NEF, or...

September 16, 2019

Instagram is designed for our mobile devices, but I like to upload my images directly from my computer.   There are many apps on the market to help you do this, but why waste money if you can do it for free. 

1.  Firstly, open your Instagram on your desktop at https://www.instagram.com

2.  Next, right click on your Instagram page then click on inspect

3. There will be a small icon...

Words and images are two different systems of describing the world. Words refer to the world in the abstract, and images represent the world, or reproduce its appearance. But do all works of art represent things in the real world? This is why the visual arts have their own vocabulary that we can use in order to describe them. The first step in visual analysis is description. Desc...

April 16, 2018

Most of times, my students use the white balance setting in Auto. if you want to make sure that you nail the white balance on your sunset photo, you can set it yourself using a custom setting in the menu.

April 5, 2018

 Fragility, beauty, hope, optimism, courage: those first gallant clusters of cupped petals symbolise everything that is good in the world after winter. Said the poet Jôha (1523-1602), "As last year is to this. Yesterday is today. The first blossoms."

In the early 80's my father purchase his first SLR, a Canon AE-1, 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera.  He handed it to...

January 21, 2018

You have purchased a Preset, but now how do you install it to Lightroom?

Download the presets collection zip file to your computer.  Remember where you have stored it as you will need to find it later. 

Extract the files & folders from the zip file. 

On a Mac simply double-click the zip folder to unzip and extract the files.  On a PC you can right-click on the file...

December 4, 2017

Today I was helping a student who is currently doing her diploma of photography.  It required her to draw up a lighting diagram.  Not everyone has access to drawing tools, but we found a great site to help, so I thought I would share it with you:

Online Lighting Diagram Creator 

by QHphotography.com




June 1, 2017

Bokeh, a Japanese word meaning "out of focus" that can become very pleasing to the eye in a photograph. Bokeh is pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay.

According to Wikipedia, bokeh “is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out of focus parts of an image produced by a lens… and has been defined as the way the lens renders out of focus points of light.” So bokeh refers to the qu...

May 29, 2017

People love pretty pictures.

Today, most of our social interactions are infused with visuals – snapping a quick photo to text to a friend, posing at a bar for a selfie, or killing a few minutes scanning through newsfeeds filled with photos and videos.

I honestly believe that any and every business can use Instagram to grow their business and their audience. I realize that Instagram...

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