Reply To: Organizing Pictures

To answer your question about metadata and copyright info… You should be able to apply a metadata preset to importing files. Select the “Apply during Import” module, and click the little arrow beside the “Metadata” option. Click on “New…” You should get something like... Read More »

Reply To: Organizing Pictures

@creative-click-photography, I do not recommend that you upload your Lightroom catalog to OneDrive, it is a serious waste of bandwidth. If you are doing it for backup purposes, then there is a much better way to do it. 🙂 Lightroom has a built in back-up utility that will back up it’s catalog.... Read More »

Reply To: PRO Critique #11

Thanks James for another insightful critique! I wasn’t able to listen live so was not able to respond to your questions about my shots. You asked about editing out the traffic in the shot that included the highway. I counted 8 vehicles and five road signs in the original shot 🙂 The vehicles were in the distance... Read More »

The Cold, Rainy Days of Christmastime

The Cold, Rainy Days of Christmastime
Unless you happen to be privileged enough to live very far north or very far south, Christmastime isn’t exactly a snowy time of year.  While the air still holds a feeling of Christmas, the majority of us hear the rhythm of rain more than the crunch of snow when it’s Christmastime in the city. And that’s what it... Read More »

Reply To: Organizing Pictures

Ok! Thanks. Right, so is Local Disk (C:) where everything is stored on my computer? Yeah, those blue arrows are just their while they are uploading to One Drive. No, the screenshot makes sense. 🙂 I’ve organized one SD card now and it’s working! Yay! 🙂 Just a couple of other questions: I bought my camera... Read More »

Reply To: Organizing Pictures

Glad you’re getting it figured out! You don’t need to worry about your Lightroom catalog, you should never need to open it and view the files in Windows Explorer. In fact, if you plan to use Lightroom for organizing and editing your photos, you should just sort of forget about Windows Explorer with... Read More »

Reply To: Organizing Pictures

Yes! You are getting somewhere! Picture 1: That is a screenshot of the “Previews” folder. Those are folders automatically generated by LR that you don’t need to be concerned about. (Exactly why there are little blue, arrows going around in a circle in the corner of each folder I’m not sure,... Read More »

Reply To: Organizing Pictures

Thanks @buddingphotographer and @jamesstaddon! Yes, I still have my pictures on my SD card. Phew! I thought it’d be best not to clear it till I’m sure I have the pictures on my computer correctly! I haven’t really used Lightroom at all, so I’m very new to this. 🙂 Well, I’m working with... Read More »

Reply To: PRO Critique #11

Well everyone, thank you for participating in the latest PRO Critique webinar. You can re-watch the critique of all the pictures here, or each individual critique using the following links: @dan-cope, you can watch the critique of your photo at PRO Critique: Sagebrush Sunset @turnerfamily, you can watch the critique... Read More »

Reply To: Product Photo

Reply To: Product Photo
@jamesstaddon, I used a piece of white poster board for the background and then used LED lights to create a perfectly white background. It’s a lot of fun and I hope to expand my small studio soon! 🙂 This is a picture of the studio I used to take the first picture. Since then I have moved it to a different... Read More »

Reply To: Shooting in New Zealand

What an awesome opportunity! When you are shooting solely for beauty: 1. Work a scene till you feel you’ve made the best of it; a couple really great shots are better than lots of so-so shots 2. Incorporate foreground, middleground AND background; include each and think about how the eye moves through a scene... Read More »

Reply To: Product Photo

Wow, so nice and colorful! Better lighting for sure. I did like the angle in the first one where the rolled up area was visible…. So how did you get the surrounding perfectly white? Read More »

Reply To: Shooting in New Zealand

What a great opportunity! Keep your compositions simple and free of “clutter”. Remember that everything in the frame matters. Being in the Southern Hemisphere there should hopefully be some flowers blooming this time of year which can make for nice foreground interest and color with mountain scenes in the... Read More »

Reply To: Product Photo

That’s definitely better. 🙂 I personally like the how the first picture is “zoomed out” a little more. In my opinion, your new picture is cropped a little bit too close. Read More »

Reply To: Shooting in New Zealand

Definitely use the rule of thirds! About landscapes, I would propose to leave enough space in the frame for a foreground, by which I mean something interesting enough to include in your picture on the front, but not too much distracting from what you want to photograph. It will give a perception of depth to the... Read More »

Reply To: Product Photo

Reply To: Product Photo
@buddingphotographer and @jamesstaddon, Thank you for the helpful comments! Here is a retake I did. I tried to adjust my lights in order to make sure each side was equally lighted (silk can get kinda challenging because of the way it reacts to light 🙂 ). I also cropped... Read More »

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