Digital Photography Toolkit–Hardware

So, for the professional photographer who works on location, here are hardware suggestions that can help avert a “photo disaster.”

  1. Plentiful supply of an assortment of batteries whether rechargeables or disposables. Radio slaves might use 9-volt batteries, triple or double As.
  2. Proprietary batteries for digital slrs are problematic and pricey but they tend to hold the longest charge. Some manufacturers have battery holders that allow you to pop in double A’s.

    The battery grip for the Canon 40D for instance accepts 2 proprietary Canon batteries or 8 double A’s.

    It is obvious that without power, you are “up the creek.” Everything you do depends on you having power whether it is ac (alternating current) or dc (direct current). Continue reading Digital Photography Toolkit–Hardware

Reducing post production in digital photography

Do you enjoy sitting at the computer on a beautiful sunny day trying to rescue a bad picture, or do you prefer to be outside taking pictures?

Chances are, you’re like me and you prefer the latter. You didn’t get into photography to be in front of a computer on a beautiful day. So instead of spending a lot of time messing around in photoshop, why not shoot your pictures right to begin with?

Following these 4 simple tips can go a long way in reducing your post production work at the computer. Continue reading Reducing post production in digital photography

iPhoto 08–new features

If you haven’t upgraded to iPhoto 08, you shouldn’t hesitate.

I have to be honest that I haven’t been using previous versions. One of my biggest complaints had been that adding keywords to ease searching was unintuitive.

I guess Apple has been listening to its users. 

iPhoto users who have a dotmac account can now easily publish a web gallery without knowing a single line of code. Continue reading iPhoto 08–new features

Digital Photography Toolkit–Software

Just as a wood-working artisan has special chisels for his trade, every working professional digital photographer has over time put together his own “toolkit.” Continue reading Digital Photography Toolkit–Software

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