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.
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...
Some listings come also with free accessories (memory cards, bags). The new prices are valid until April 28, 2018.
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
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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
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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…
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…
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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…
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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:
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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Lonely Speck‘s Ian Norman opens the show. Thanks Ian!
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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.
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.