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Publishing photos from Lightroom to your iPad

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

Publishing photos from Lightroom to your iPad

Many of us have an iPad or other tablet that we carry.  And being able to show our photos to others is something we all enjoy, but getting your photos from Lightroom to your iPad can be tricky and then remembering which images you have put on to the ipad can be a challenge too.  So this is how I use the Lightroom’s Publish to Hard-drive Service. First up you need to go to the Publish Services section of Lightroom From the options, choose “Hard Drive” by clicking Setup (note if you have already set up a Hard Drive Publish...

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Learning to accept feedback on your photos

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Techniques | 1 comment

Learning to accept feedback on your photos

A number of weeks ago I wrote a blog post suggesting a number of methods for giving constructive feedback to photographers when asked. This week I am going to look at the reverse side of that discussion, how to gauge and evaluate feedback provided to your photographs. One the key factors to this is that anyone who provides you feedback for a photograph is providing their opinion. This understanding can be a bit of release in some circumstances, because you come to realise that not every opinion has equal weight and an opinion is not right or...

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Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Lightroom | 2 comments

Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

When Lightroom 5 was released, there were numerous new features added but one of my favourites they added was the Radial Filter tool.  The Radial Filter gives you all the same controls you find on the Gradient Filter or Brush Filter but applied through a different style. The wide variety of adjustments and the degree of control you get over the size and shape of this tool means that there are numerous purposes you can use the tool for, such as creating a custom vignette, brightening a face or toning down an area of sky.  I am sure that once...

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Learning to review other people’s photos

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Techniques | 0 comments

Learning to review other people’s photos

At some point every photographer is approached by a friend or family member to provide feedback on one of their images. After watching many different judges at camera clubs, I can honestly say that I have seen the good and bad versions of how this is done. You might be surprised to find that learning to provide constructive criticism about other people photos will actually help your own photo taking. Understanding what you see in other peoples photos and how to communicate about that will give you key insights into what would work to improve...

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Mapping your photos

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Equipment Guides, Lightroom, Software, Travel | 0 comments

Mapping your photos

Often when travelling to a new place I will use an app called Stuck on Earth to identify sites to explore for my photography.  It allows me to use the experience of others from these locations and to know what I can expect to find.  Stuck on Earth pulls it images from the Stuck on Earth Community on Flickr, which allows anyone to contribute images.  I myself have contributed numerous images to the community, as I feel it is important to share back.  But to be able to add your images to the community they need to be tagged with GPS...

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Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

With a city built along the river like Brisbane, it is expected that bridges will play an important part of the life of the city and its identity. The Story bridge certainly fits that role within the Brisbane landscape, visible from many parts of the city and from along the river this iconic metal bridge provides a backdrop to many of the cities activities. As with all grand structures, the bridge draws landscape photographers keen to capture the bridge in a unique way. The Story bridge was built during World War 2 and was officially opened...

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When to turn off Image Stabilisation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Techniques | 3 comments

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

On a recent workshop I was reminded how important it can be to think about checking the small things when it comes to landscape photography. After grabbing a few shots of the Story Bridge for sunset, I looked back up the river and noticed a very nice pattern formed by the new walkway on the river. After trying to frame the image using a 10-20mm lens, I decided to change to my new Sigma 24-105mm lens. I fitted the lens, framed the shot and made the photo. Looking at the back of camera I noticed that the photo was blurry, no problem I thought,...

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The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Adobe’s Lightroom is a very comprehensive program that can be used to both catalogue and process your pictures. With new subscription pricing models available that bundle this program with Photoshop and the demise of Apple’s Aperture, more photographers than every seem to investigating this program. As with any program, new users can feel a little overwhelmed when they first start using Lightroom so here are a few key concepts to understand about the program. 1) Lightroom Catalogue File The first thing to understand is the...

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A perfect portrait location?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Techniques, Travel | 0 comments

A perfect portrait location?

“Location, Location, Location”, we hear this phrase used continually when it comes to Real Estate. Quite often photographers get caught up with the same phrase and spend all their time looking for the perfect location. Unfortunately those people are most likely doing themselves a great disservice and will almost certainly be missing out on wonderful opportunities right in front of them. Obviously in landscape photography, location dictates a lot of what you are going to capture. So you will need to work within those confines in...

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A day at The Board Meeting

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Adventures, Equipment Guides | 0 comments

A day at The Board Meeting

Each year on the Sunshine Coast a very special surf competition is held by a local charity called The Board Meeting.  Each year businesses from up and down the coast come together in friendly competition to help raise money for severely disabled kids and their families.   Whether the surf be good or poor it does not matter, though more often the surf is poor, it is about having raising money for those kids and having fun doing it.  For the past few years I have had the honour of photographing this fantastic event and this year was no...

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