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Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

Very Useful Lightroom Script Can Help You Recover Lost Photos When All Else Fails

Have you ever accidentally deleted or lost a folder full of master images in Lightroom? If you have a backup you should be okay, but even backups …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Hello Everyone, This photo brings back memories of 26 January 1962 when our course took part in the NDA contingent of the Republic Day Parade exactly 52 years ago today. President S Radhakrishnan took the salute. Fortunately the rain had just stopped before the parade started. We had a great time in Delhi shortly after the winter break. I was the right marker, Chandan Narain (late) led the contingent. 14 kms of hardcore marching!

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

A Review of the Think Tank City Walker 30

All in all, this was a pretty good summer– except, of course, for the trip that didn’t happen. I was supposed to hit the road with some friends last …

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increase in aperture is equivalent to the …

Shutter Speed

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

New Webinar! How To Balance Protecting and Selling Your Images

According to former ASMP President and Pittsburgh-based photographer Richard Kelly, the way to avoid image piracy is to put your photos in a black …

Top 5 Tools for Travel Writers

I can be convinced to part with my hair dryer, but there are a few things I won't leave home without.<p><b>Olloclip:</b> I'm horribly lazy when it comes to toting around my camera, but I'm as attached to my iPhone as anyone. It'll shoot a decent picture in a pinch, but 8 megapixels or not, naturally, it has …

Flexible Travel Date Airfare Search Takes A Hit

I've often extolled the virtues of flexible travel date airfare search. The number of available seats at the lowest possible fare fluctuates minute by minute as customers book or release reservations, as the airlines adjust the number of seats available in each "fare bucket," and as they add or …

Top 5 Scenic Mountain Drives

Ron Schneidermann (Co-Founder and CMO of Liftopia) tells it like it is:<p>I'm a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was 22 and getting ready to …

How a Professional Photographer Packs & Organizes His Gear for Any Situation

Have you ever seen a photographer in the airport and wondered, “What equipment does he have with him, and how much did he bring?” Traveling to a …

Backpacking

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

The business of photography is something you really need to approach based on an honest assessment of your abilities, strengths, and interests. From …

7 Useful Post Ideas for Your Own Photography Blog

Once most photographers become serious about their craft — whether they are amateur, professional, or something in between — they usually start …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

DSLR Cameras

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

Documentary Photographer Crystal Street: Why I Switched to Beam

Documentary photographer Crystal Street is constantly on the move. Ever since she graduated college, she’s been working throughout the developing …

50 Quotes That Will Free Your Mind

<i>We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything<br>if we cannot change our thinking.</i><p>You have a train of thought on which you ride when you are alone and …

3 Simple Ways To Add Speed And Endurance

<i>Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy.</i><p>Over the past several years, athletes have continued to defy the odds …

Hand-Crafted Leather Camera Bags that Won’t Break the Bank

Leather messenger bag-style camera bags don’t come cheap. A cursory search on B&H Photo will reveal prices that often run in the $300+ range for …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

Essential Development for Lightroom 5

The industry leading photo editing program, Adobe Lightroom 5, can be very powerful once you learn the lay of the land. And presets can help you …

Tutorials

14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

France

4 Quick Tips For Getting The Most Out of Lightroom Presets

Over the years I’ve created and stockpiled tons of presets in Lightroom, just for personal use. I finally made them available to the public earlier …

Tutorials