Category: More Photography Tips

Optimize Your Lightroom Catalog

Photo 1. Lightroom 3 Optimize Catalog. For the first time this year, I optimized my 2011 Lightroom Catalog. Do we really need to do this optimization? Yes, once in a while our lightroom catalog needs to be optimize. This catalog is our database which contains all the records of our photos. It contains dta such […]

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Size of Photo For Posting On the Net

Size: 1166x773pixels – 72ppi. Please click on the image to enlarge Recently someone ask me a question regarding image sizing, “What is the right size of photo for posting on the net like for example flickr?” Here’s how I do it. The maximum size of photos that I upload on my flickr account and on […]

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Backyard Bird Photo Studio

Spring time is almost around the corner, I’m really excited to be able to do some backyard photography, in fact I’ve already seen the birds playing around every morning. Because of that I decided to make a simple Backyard Bird Photo Studio. I got myself a bird feeder. Actually I bought this back in late […]

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Infrared Photography With Sony’s Nightshot Enabled Cameras

Infrared Photography is really getting much attention lately and for those people interested to venture into the IR world and wondering on what camera they can use for basic IR Photography, my answer are the Sony Prosumer Point and Shoot. I created two post for two of the cameras I used: For starters, you don’t […]

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Should I Be Worried with Dust On My Lens?

Some of you have probably seen the photo above. Yeah, it was my photo of the day for Jan. 28, 2010. Notice anything? Probably not. Take a look below. Our photo above was shot using my Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II mounted on a Rebel XS,  with a pencil tied up in front of the […]

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Cold Weather Conditions Photography Tips

Photographing in cold weather conditions  are both challenging  and fun. Challenging in a way because it presents danger not just to us, photographers, but also to our equipments. It’s fun because, only in this time of year can we get beautiful images of snow, frozen lakes, dried bare forest and a lot more. Since we […]

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Simple Infrared Photography with Sony Cybershot DSC-V3

Click on the Photo to Enlarge. For more than a year I have been using my old 5mp Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 for simple infrared photography. Last month I upgraded it to a Sony Cybershot DSC-V3, which you can see on the photo on the right. The Sony DSC-V3 is an upgraded version of the DSC-V1 […]

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Use External Flash for Backyard Bird Photography

Taking beautiful photos of birds are every photographers quest and it can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. Like for example in situations where the bird is in a shaded area, this is where our external flash comes in. When I started taking photos of birds it really didn’t occur to me to […]

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How to Pop A Part of Your Photo Using Photoshop Part II

This is Part II of How to Pop A Part of Your Photo using Photoshop and this time with the help of Topaz Adjust Photoshop plugin. Both method works, for me, but I like the result with topaz adjust better, first because, it’s easier to use and faster, and it can give more impact to […]

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How to Pop A Part of Your Photo Using Photoshop

I’d like to share a technique I often use to pop a photo or part of a photo, all of these were done with the help of Photoshop. It’s available in versions of Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5, i think even in CS2. When you take a look at the photo above, you’ll probably notice […]

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How to Create A Layer Mask and Reveal the Layer Underneath

Short Steps to  Create a Mask and reveal the layer underneath: Click on the top layer (the one you want to punch through) On the Menu, go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All. Choose the brush tool (or hit B). On top, you need to  adjust: The Brush – Click that dropdown and […]

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My 2011 New Years Photo Resolutions

Last year, my photo resolution was to take a new photo each day and post it here on my website, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it. This year I made a new list of photo resolutions here they are: Go back to basics. Sometimes it’s a good idea to look back and learn […]

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Raw Or Jpg(Jpeg)? : The unending conflict. Part II

Yesterday I talk a  little about Raw, now it’s Jpg’s  turn to shine. . JPG or Jpeg are regular image file format that are supported and recognized by all camera manufacturers, and almost all computer softwares and operating system that are available in the current market, it is the most widely used image file format in […]

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Raw Or Jpg(Jpeg)? : The unending conflict.

Raw or Jpg? You’ve probably heard or read about this unending conflict between this two. Actually I’ve never even heard of Raw until two years ago, when I started getting serious into my photography. I was still using my Sony CyberShot DSC-V1 5mp point and shoot at that time, which shoots only jpg and TIFF. […]

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Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers Part II

Here it is, finally, Part II of my affordable holiday gift suggestions for photographers. Gifts for less than $50.00. Sometimes it’s kinda hard for our loved ones who are non photographer to find the suitable gifts for us, so here are some affordable suggestions. Some of these are also on my lists (^_^). In case […]

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What’s New in Lightroom 3

Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost walks you through new features, workflows and enhancements in the latest release of Lightroom 3. In this series, Julieanne Kost takes you through in-depth tutorials to learn about the new features, workflows and enhancements that are included with the release of Lightroom 3.

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Advantages of the DNG File Format – LightRoom and Photoshop

Discover the advantage of working with and archiving to the DNG raw file format over proprietary raw file formats as well as choose which tool to use to convert your files as you move through your workflow.

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Photoshop CS4 / CS5 Photomerge, Auto-Align & Content Aware Scale

Want to get the big picture on all the new time saving features Adobe Photoshop CS4? Join Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost as she shows you the new features that are sure to turbo boost your productivity.

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Creating Great Images Using Camera Raw

This is one process I always use on my photos and I like to share it to you, it’s a really great tool if you can incorporate it in your workflow. If you are not familiar with Adobe Camera Raw, you can watch the introduction video here. You can get Adobe Camera Raw with Adobe […]

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Introduction to Adobe Camera Raw

The camera raw functionality in Adobe Photoshop provides fast and easy access within Photoshop to the “raw” image formats produced by many leading digital camera. You can get Adobe Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or you can download the latest Camera Raw Update for Photoshop CS5 here.

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