TUTORIAL : Merging Catalogs in Lightroom - From Laptop to Desktop

TUTORIAL : Merging Catalogs in Lightroom - From Laptop to Desktop

More and more, I encounter photographers who want to work while mobile, before they get a chance to get back to the "main" computer and import the images into Lightroom.  They want to upload to a laptop daily, do some edits, may be even post some work, but not have to duplicate everything when they get back home nor have multiple catalogs and try to remember where everything is and which version is current.

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The DXO ONE - has a great company lost their mind?

The DXO ONE - has a great company lost their mind?

DXO is well respected for their lens analysis tools and their excellent DXO Optics post-processing software.  So I was quite interested when I started getting seed emails saying the DXO was going to change the face of photography.  Was it some new amazing software?  A new way to process RAW images?  A new way to correct for lens issues?  Umm.  No.  It's a camera that you stick to your smartphone...

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REVIEW : Canon 11-24 f/4 L - It is MAGNIFICENT!

REVIEW : Canon 11-24 f/4 L - It is MAGNIFICENT!

When I think wide angle, I don't think 35mm or 28mm.  Heck I don't even think 20mm anymore, for me wide angle is something more.  I find that my 16-35/2.8 L spends a lot of time on the 1Dx.  My favourite wide angle for the last couple of years has been the 14/2.8 L from Canon.  It's ridiculously sharp, has near infinite depth of field and has very low distortion.  Who could want more?  Well as of right now, I do.

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REVIEW : Panasonic Lumix GH4

REVIEW : Panasonic Lumix GH4

One of the fastest growth areas for mirror less cameras has been in video.  In fact many videographers who started out on traditional (read Canon) DSLRs have switched to mirrorless cameras from Sony and Lumix.  They understand that even at 4K resolution, you don't leverage full frame sensors or even what a good crop sensor pushes out so they take advantage of smaller size and great glass for richer video.

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A Most Underrated Accessory - The Teleconverter

A Most Underrated Accessory - The Teleconverter

You've been in this situation.  You are out shooting and the longest lens you have with you, just doesn't have quite enough reach.  You can make the shot, but you will be cropping in a lot in post and you know that doing so is going to cost you image fidelity.  But, buying a super telephoto just isn't going to happen.  You don't have a business case, or even the funds for something really long, and you wouldn't use it all the time anyway.  Is there an option?  Yes, the option known as a teleconverter.  In this video, I explain how teleconverters work, where they make sense, when you cannot use one and both the upsides and downsides of these wonderful tools.

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Supporting Those Who Support the Critters - Jungle Cat World

Supporting Those Who Support the Critters - Jungle Cat World

I spent the day at Jungle Cat World near Bowmanville today.  It's a small private zoo at Taunton Road and Highway 115/35 in Clarington County Ontario.  There are those who are opposed to zoos, but seeing what these folks do, without government funding or "help" to preserve and help endangered species persevere makes me disagree.

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REVIEW : Aputure V-Control UFC-1s USB Focus Controller

REVIEW : Aputure V-Control UFC-1s USB Focus Controller

As more photographers look to leverage the power of video in the delivery of content and services, we start to encounter areas of challenge that we might face when it comes to working with manual focus, particularly on lenses designed to be used with autofocus systems.  There are tools out there that are designed to help resolve those problems, this Aputure unit may be one of them.

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Controlling the C300 via your smartphone, tablet or computer

Controlling the C300 via your smartphone, tablet or computer

These days, many videographers are one person shops, meaning you are the talent, the camera operator, the director, the producer, the editor and the person who has to clean up at the end of the day.  If you are working under time constraints or if your camera is in a difficult to get to location (say up high on a jib), you can end up with a lot of useless footage of you going back and forth to start and stop filming, or even for adjusting focus.  Canon has elegantly addressed this.  Let's see how.

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VIDEO : Options in Choosing a Zoom Lens

VIDEO : Options in Choosing a Zoom Lens

There are lots of choices in zoom lenses.  There is also a lot of misinformation and confusion that makes a purchase decision more difficult.  In this video, I try to make things simpler by touching on the points that will matter and breaking zoom lens selection into three major categories, the all-around zoom, the wide angle zoom and the telephoto zoom.  Enjoy!

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