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What Photos Do You Really Need in Your Image Library?

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After shooting digitally for many years, many photographers have amassed prodigious collections of digital photos, often surpassing 100,000 or 200,000 images. These photographers now find themselves struggling to organize, manage and backup this immense image library effectively. Unless you’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars in an enterprise-level asset management system and server system, you’re likely to find any database program slow, unwieldy and crash-prone. All-in-one applications like Adobe Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture begin to…

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Multimedia Made (Relatively) Easy

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If you’re looking for a way to produce a simple audio slide show (stills combined with either music or an ambient sound/interview track) that is fairly straightforward and does not require extensive training, look into a program called SoundSlides.  Labeling itself as “Ridiculously Simple Storytelling,” it is just that.  I have been producing multimedia for three years now, and for the first two and a half I produced everything in SoundSlides.  With it I was…

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Lightroom Tip: If You Perform Any Step Twice, Build a Preset

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I know you are too busy to keep repeating tasks in your photography workflow when your programs can do it for you. That’s one of the myriad things I like about Adobe Lightroom. One of Lightroom’s great advantages is it gives you the ability to quickly create and apply presets to streamline your image processing workflow. One rule of thumb I give clients is if they perform any step within their workflow process more than…

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Using Headphones

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When shooting video where the audio is also important – always wear headphones.  The camera meters might indicate that you are getting sound (visually) but it might not be good clean sound.  Headphones are important.

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