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Buying photo editing software

The number of photo editing applications available are staggering. Do you even know any of them well? Did you know there are actually free ones available too?
The number of photo editing applications available are staggering. Do you even know any of them well? Did you know there are actually free ones available too?

Who bought more photo junk? Film photographers or digital photographers?

I may be among the minority here, but I think the introduction of digital photography introduced more junk for folks to buy.

In the software end alone, you probably don’t need to look hard to see for example, the number of plug-ins and Photoshop Actions and Lightroom presets that are being sold today.

But before you buy, Mac users please check to see if your software is compatible with your operating system.

Basically anything to make it a one-click sells. Continue reading Buying photo editing software

Time to move up to Lightroom 4

If you haven’t heard of Adobe Lightroom but you’re getting serious with your photography, it’s time you get it.

No, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to use it.

The biggest and best reason to get it?

Management of your photos.

The latest version 4.0 also allows you to manage video clips you shoot on your DSLR.

Though it allows you to do minor editing, I use Lightroom primarily for its organizing ability.

Newegg is offering a deal on the academic version (for students and teachers) Lightroom 4 for $45. Use the code “EMCNBNA99”

Peter Phun Photography

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It’s not Apple’s fault

The splash screen for the newest cat Mountain Lion. Apple’s running out of cats. Is Ocelot taken?

I whine and complain as well as the next person.

No need to confirm with my friends and family.

In the grand scheme of how we use technology, once we own a computer, we are forever tied to and at the mercy of the folks who make them.

My 2006 MacPro desktop is being left behind by Apple even though it is fully functional.

I understand they have to make the cut somewhere whenever they create a new operating system but my beef is the way I had to find out. Continue reading It’s not Apple’s fault

Xmas gift ideas for photographers

Xmas--time to give the photographer in your life something special

A while back Randy Habicht, one of my students, asked me to compile a wish list for him.

It wasn’t that long ago, I was in those shoes–a newbie.

I had more money than smarts when it came to gear.

Though still cameras have undergone so much transformation, so much is still the same.

The allure of seductive ads touting better, more responsive, higher megapixel, lower noise and all the other superlatives are still there.

And yes they are still as mouth-watering and tempting as the first time I laid eyes on that glossy ad for that Canon F-1 with motorized 6-frames-a-second body, powered by Hi power Nicad battery etc.
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