Moving Images in Adobe Lightroom

One of the strengths of Adobe Lightroom is that it keeps track of everything in a database. But this strength can also end up being a weakness if you don't understand the implications. If you shoot enough images, at some point you will run out of room to keep them and need to move all or some to a new drive. But if you're not careful, this can confuse Lightroom no end. You can easily avoid this problem if you move them the right way. Or, if you forget, or if you prefer, you can also easily fix it afterwards....

Lightroom versus Photoshop versus Camera Raw versus Bridge

Sometimes the question comes up as to why Adobe makes so many products that overlap each other in function. But sometimes the question gets asked a different way. With all these seemingly similar programs, which should you use? Here's my take on sorting out what to make of Lightroom versus Photoshop versus Adobe Camera Raw versus Bridge....

The Perfect Watch for a Nature Photographer

When my old watch started needing a new battery every few months, it became clear it was time to replace it. After researching things I settled on one that not only tells time, it calculates sunrise and sunset time, has a built-in compass, barometer, thermometer and altimeter, and sets itself via signals from the atomic clock. Oh, and it never needs batteries since the face is also a solar panel....

Mushroom Photography Season

If you judge by what's sprouting in my front yard, mushroom photography season is upon us in the Northwest. Depending on the weather, they usually pop up right around Daylight Saving "fall back" time which happened last night. If you're looking to go crawling around on the ground for mushroom photos, here are a few tips to help you get good results....

Mushroom Photography Season

If you judge by what's sprouting in my front yard, mushroom photography season is upon us in the Northwest. Depending on the weather, they usually pop up right around Daylight Saving "fall back" time which happened last night. If you're looking to go crawling around on the ground for mushroom photos, here are a few tips to help you get good results....

DSLR versus Compact Point-n-Shoot Camera – Ten Reasons to Favor Each

Not that many years ago, compact digital cameras were good for quick snapshots at best. But current models are more than capable of producing excellent results for many needs. If you're in the market, which kind to get depends on your needs of course. But there are plenty of good reasons to favor DSLR cameras over compact point-n-shoot cameras as well as the other way around....

Photoshop Smart and Raw

Adobe added Smart Objects to Photoshop back in CS2 but many photographers didn't initially find much use for them. They were a huge help for graphic artists, but unless you often composited multiple images into a single document, they didn't provide much value over a more traditional workflow. All that changed with Photoshop CS3 and then changed even more with Photoshop CS4 and Camera Raw 5....

DSLR versus Compact Point-n-Shoot Camera – Ten Reasons to Favor Each

Not that many years ago, compact digital cameras were good for quick snapshots at best. But current models are more than capable of producing excellent results for many needs. If you're in the market, which kind to get depends on your needs of course. But there are plenty of good reasons to favor DSLR cameras over compact point-n-shoot cameras as well as the other way around....
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