Category: More Photography Tips

Having Fun with Backyard Bird Photography

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. Shot in Manual mode @ 1/400, ISO 1250, F/4, 200mm. Photographing birds in your backyard can be really fun and exciting, not just for you, but for the whole family as well,  especially your children. I mean just watching those tiny little birds take […]

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Increase Your ISO To Get The Result You Need

When it comes to flash photography your ISO plays a big role. ISO signifies how sensitive our camera’s image sensor is to the amount of light present. The higher the ISO number, for example 800 the more sensitive the image sensor to light, enabling us to take pictures in low-light conditions. The downside, the higher […]

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Recover A Corrupted Unrepairable Lightroom 3 Catalog With SQLite

I knew it!!!, that was the first thing that came to my mind after learning that lightroom’s catalog native format is a SQLite. I didn’t know it was SQLite, but I new that Lightroom is somehow using a database technology intended for small-scale applications maybe like SQL Server Express from Microsoft. Anyway, thanks to an […]

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How to Easily Photograph Fireworks.

4th of July is just a few sleeps away and I know a lot of people are exciting and getting ready for the annual fireworks display, so I thought this would be a good time to write a short post on taking photographs of fireworks. Any camera with a manual setting is recommend, point and […]

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What Is Fast Glass?

One of my fast lens the Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Not to be too technical here, fast glass also known as fast lens are lenses that have a larger maximum aperture or lower f-stops, like F/2.8, F/1.8 and F/1.4. It does not refer to the auto focus system of the lens, so even if the lens […]

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How to Start In Infrared (IR) Photography

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Taken at 36.48mm with a Sony DSC-V3. Download Hi-Res | Buy Print First of all, why shoot in Infrared? What’s so special about Infrared Photography? Well, for me it’s just amazing to see an IR Photograph. Let’s take for example the photo above, IR gives […]

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When To Use the Back Button Focus On My Canon Digital SLR

For those people not familiar with what the back button focus is, it’s a feature on Canon Camera’s where a button on the rear of  the camera is use to focus by using your thumb instead of the shutter release button. This back button focus separates metering and focusing from the shutter button and have […]

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When Should You Replace Your Memory Cards – CF / SD / XD

There’s really no right or wrong answer here. Up to now I still have working 256mb Compact Flash Cards, not one but a bunch of them. Do I still use them, no, simply because of it’s size. All I do is I replaced them when I upgrade to a bigger capacity cards, do I throw […]

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Light Craft Workshop Fader ND mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter

I just got my new Light Craft Workshop Fader ND mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter, and it’s awesome. First off, I bought this filter so I can use a wide open aperture for a really sweet background bokeh and or a slower shutter in midday if I needed to. Very useful both for photography […]

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Remove Sensor Dust Using LR3’s Spot Removal Feature

Today’s post is all about removing spots on our photos cause by the annoying dust that sticks into our camera’s sensor. Thank’s to Adobe Lightroom for having the Spot Removal feature, now cleaning marks and spots is as easy as eating a pie, maybe easier. We will use Lightroom’s Sport Removal tool. This tool work […]

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Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Sensor Dust

I know it’s annoying, it’s somewhat irritating, and it makes me uneasy just by seeing that tiny little spec when I look at my viewfinder. Dust is a common problem not just for dslrs, but also for other electronic devices. This gadgets including our DSLR’s are like magnets that attract dust and dust are every […]

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Use Collections and Collections Sets In Lightroom To Organize Your Photos

Since I started using Lightroom 3, I began to appreciate the power of collections and collection sets. I’m starting to use them more and more and it helps me organize my catalog and greatly improved my workflow. When I was using LR2 I used to have separate Catalogs for each type of  photos that I […]

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Don’t Forget Your Tripod.

Yes, it’s absolutely a must to have a tripod and bring it with you if possible. Aside from a external flash, the tripod is the second most important camera accessory most photographers must have. Why? Below are some of the reason’s why a photographer must use a tripod: For stability. The no. 1 reason why […]

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How I Import My Photos Into Lightroom 3

I know that most people are already familiar with how lightroom import works. Here’s how I do my imports.  First, I use a external card reader or my computers built-in card reader to do my imports. I don’t import directly from my camera using the  usb cable that came with my camera, simply because it’s […]

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Reduce Noise On Your Images Using Lightroom 3

Photo 1. Today, I’m really excited to share to you one of lightroom 3’s awesome feature, it’s Lightroom’s Superior Noise Reduction capability. If you’ve used Lightroom 2’s noise reduction feature, I know you will agree with me when I say that it really sucks. But with the release of Lightroom 3, all of that has […]

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Weekly Blog Post April 17-23 2011

Please Backup Your Lightroom Catalog Photo 1. Backup Options The other day, it was early morning around 7 am, after opening lightroom and loading my catalog, the not so reliable Windows 7 crash. I wasn’t surprised or anything, because you know Windows there are those times that he just want’s to crash whenever it wants […]

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Please Backup Your Lightroom Catalog

Photo 1. Backup Options The other day, it was early morning around 7 am, after opening lightroom and loading my catalog, the not so reliable Windows 7 crash. I wasn’t surprised or anything, because you know Windows there are those times that he just want’s to crash whenever it wants to. Anyway, it’s done it […]

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Correct Image Perspective and Lens Flaws Using Lens Correction Profiles

Lens Correction,  this is one of the new features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  3.0 that I really, really like . It gives photographers the ability to quickly and easily perfect images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles. Even images from the best lenses will be improved. […]

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Increase Lightroom Camera Raw Cache

Every time we view a photo in Lightroom the image must first be loaded into Camera Raw. That’s where Camera Raw cache comes into play. It caches recently opened images so that it’s faster the next time we opened them. Caching this data significantly shortens the loading time when we return to a previously viewed […]

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Render 1:1 Lightroom Preview

Photo 1. Render 1:1 Preview Before, I don’t pay much attention to the previews in lightroom, after importing my photos, I’m done and I will just deal with it later. But as my Lightroom Catalog grows, I noticed that when I click on a thumbnail, the preview takes time to load. I’ve learned that by […]

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