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Here’s one I’ve been getting asked a lot while out on the road with my Lightroom seminar (btw: next Monday, April 30th I’m in the Cincinnati / Covington, KY area then Hartford, CT on Monday, May 7th), and that is: “Where am I supposed to save my Lightroom catalog backup?”

Note: If you’re wondering what this whole backup thing is in the first place, read this article I wrote last year about why you need a backup.

Anyway, by default, it saves your backups into a folder named “Backups” in the same location where your regular Lightroom Catalog is stored (which by defeault is on your computer). However, while that’s the best place (performance wise) for your Lightroom Catalog to be stored (on your computer) that’s probably not the best place to store your backup (on that same computer), because if your computer has a hard drive crash or gets stolen, your backup catalog is lost right along with it, and you’ll be starting all over from scratch in Lightroom.

My advice is simply to save your backup catalog to a different hard drive, that way if your computer crashes, you can get your catalog back from that other drive.

Above: When you Quit Lightroom, you get this Backup dialog. Click the “Choose” Button to choose where to save your catalog backup – I save mine to an external hard drive.

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There are so many things about the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag that could have made it the absolute perfect bag for the commuter in a city that isn't as densely populated as NYC. But at the same time, the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag can be easily converted to be a sling bag for everyday use--and that's where I feel it excels the most. Photographers, well, most of them, may appreciate just how comfortable the sling can be. Others may like the weather sealing and the semi-stylish design. And yet others may really enjoy the fact that it doesn't look like a camera bag. Indeed the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag has a whole lot going for it; though at the same time there are things that show that HEX still has some ways to go when it comes to design.
The Leica M6 is without a doubt a favorite of many Leica lovers, from ardent film photographers, to collectors looking for the rarest, most expensive special editions like the platinum-plated 150 Jahre Optik edition and ultra-rare M6A/M7 prototype. But why exactly are there so many suckers for the Leica M6? In the latest episode of the Digital Darkroom, Ian Wong and Derrick Wong try to figure out what makes this Leica model a cult classic.
When I started using the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE, I didn't think that I and readers who I share images with on Instagram would adore the image quality this much; don't get me wrong, I knew that Rokinon lenses are great but this one seemed to create absolute magic. Photographers who likes bokeh are bound to be astounded by the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE, and those who enjoy contrasty images and very saturated photos will also find that they'll adore this lens. On top of that, you can guarantee that it's going to be sharp. Even more amazing: the autofocus isn't Sony's but it's still not at all that terrible. During my time with this lens, I was genuinely shocked because of the fact that I hate the 50mm focal length. But over time, it started to change me. I still prefer the 35mm focal length, but the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE is an almost perfect lens.

We all love some good photography hacks, and what better than some for portraits. Photography is such a great and fun artistic journey and there is always something new to try, or rather, buy. However, taking great portraits can be done with these five hacks that won’t break the bank. Most of these hacks can be made using household items or you can find them at your local craft stores for a quarter of the price.

Use a plain, solid painted wall on location as a background for your portraits to add a different look. #1 – Reflectors

Reflectors are a great tool, especially for both studio and on-location setups. They help fill in the shadows with light, bounce light back onto your subject, and can create cool effects. They can even help block out the sun or light falling on either on you or your subject. A reflector is great all around tool.

There are many great reflectors available, like the very popular 5-in-1. But you can definitely make one yourself that will give you the same results and enhance your portrait photography. The great thing here is that your handmade reflectors can be large or small depending on your portrait needs. Small, perhaps for the studio, and large...


There is a new price drop on the Nikon D7500 cameras and lens kits in the US (B&H, Adorama, Amazon):

Some listings come also with free accessories (memory cards, bags). The new prices are valid until April 28, 2018.

Refurbished Nikon D7500 cameras are now $950 at B&H and Adorama.

Related posts: Nikon D7500 additional information (Japanese price and new battery) $300 price drop on the Nikon D750 coming on April 16th Big Nikon KeyMission cameras price drop in Europe

 

Nikon T-shirts for sale on eBay.


→ New entry-level Atomos Ninja V announced (price: $695, more info here).

→ New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is rumored to be announced for Photokina in September.

Courtesy of www.themetapicture.com
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Fujirumors shared the very first details of the new Fuji X-T3: Announced at Photokina 26MP stacked sensor new X-processor No IBIS Join the Fujifilm X-T Facebook User Group

The post Fujifilm X-T3 to be announced at Photokina has 26 Megapixel (Stacked) Sensor appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

The past 24 hours we got two more new lens announcements: Meike announced the 85mm f/1.8 autofocus APS-C E-mount Meyer Optik announced the Plasmat Lens 105mm f/2.7 for Sony FE, Leica M, Fuji X, Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D

The post Two new lenses announced: Meike 85mm f/1.8 autofocus E-mount and Meyer Optik 105mm f/2.7 appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

Well that’s unexpected! We just found that press text in our mailbox: SmugMug Announces Intent to Acquire Flickr MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – (April 20, 2018) – SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, today announced…

The post SmugMug Announces Intent to Acquire Flickr appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

Venus Optics announced the development of these four new lenses: Anhui China, Apr 20, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce 4 new and…

The post Official: Four new Laowa lenses for Sony E-mount,MFT and Fuji GF! appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

Laowa is going to announce four new lenses in early May: 1) The 10-18mm FE for the Sony FF system (Source: SonyAlphaRumors.com) 2) A new wide angle lens for the Fuji GFX (maybe 17mm f/4.0) Source: FujiRumors.com 3) a 2X…

The post Leaked images of the new Laowa 10-18mm FE and 17mm f/4.0 GF LENS appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will host the first official state dinner of this administration at the White House, honoring visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. As Mrs. Trump’s team and White House staff work on the final details for the formal event, we present a look back at some state dinners held by past U.S. presidents, from Eisenhower to Obama.

When we see a technical video posted online, purporting to explain some scientific concept that has to do with photography, we typically brace ourselves. More often than not, they fall into two categories: (1) oversimplified, or (2) blatantly incorrect.

That's why this Filmmaker IQ episode on the science of camera sensors is such a breath of fresh air: not only is it factually solid, it goes into more detail and makes that detail easier to understand than just about any other technical breakdown of image sensor science we've seen... and they throw in a great explanation about how film works just to sweeten the pot.

The 13 minute video explains:

  • How photographic film uses a thin coating of silver halide crystals to capture light.
  • The science behind the photodiode that converts light into electrical current for all digital image sensors
  • How a Charged Couple Device (or CCD) sensor works, and its pros and cons.
  • How a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (or CMOS) sensor works, and its pros and cons.

If you've never bothered to dive into the science of image sensors or, every time you tried, the explanation was just too dense, give this video a look and let us know what you think in the comments below.



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As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of photography seen to date. Here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet this week for links to tutorials, special features and great photography that are of interest to enthusiasts and professionals working in all genres of the field. We really hope you enjoy checking out this weeks hand-curated list of links as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you.

TUTORIALS

Bite Size Tips: How to Improve Details in the Shadows of Your Images – shadows are a very important aspect of photography. They are responsible for depth and texture in many cases, and learning how best to manage them to achieve the results you want with your images is key. The short article is hosted right here on Light Stalking, and is full of great tips to help you get the most from your pictures by taking control of your shadows.

Edna Winti

Photography Basics: What Are F-Stops? – check out this great discussion on the technical aspects of F-Stops in photography. This short article talks about their history and meaning, giving you a little insight into an aspect of photography that many have questions about.

5 Photoshop Tricks in 5 Minutes: From the Banana Tool to Lens Flare Precision – wait, what? A...

Before we go too far, we have no idea how French law works when it comes to bankruptcy or receiverships, but we figured we’d pass on this information anyway. It looks like DxO Labs has gone into receivership for the purpose of reorganizing the company. DxO Labs deals with the software side of the DxO Read more...
For me, photography is all about light and having full control over that light. It is why I am obsessed with studio light. Being able to create a shadow here and a highlight there brings me so much joy! Lighting can make or break your image especially when it comes to portraits. That’s why I…
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Whether you're still wondering about your next DSLR, first mirrorless pick, or extra lens to play with, there's always one last question worth ticking on your checklist. Do the experts think it's the best choice? To help you come to a decision, the folks of the Technical Image Press Association has recently announced their selection of the best photography gear, accessories, and imaging tools for 2018.