Reply To: Opening RAW Photos in GIMP

GIMP is mainly for photo retouching: cloning, local edits, etc… You don’t want to use GIMP for your main RAW editor. If your budget is limited, RawTherapee is what you need for a RAW editor. If you’re wealthy, Lightroom is the golden standard of photo editing. 🙂 See here for a full length tutorial... Read More »

Opening RAW Photos in GIMP

I’ve recently begun shooting in RAW format, but the photos won’t open up in GIMP or load onto MailChimp. I saw there are several GIMP users here, so I was wondering, do any of you know how to open them in GIMP? I’ve had to go back to shooting in JPEG until I figure this issue... Read More »

Photo Critique with Lenspiration #52

While praise may make you FEEL better….critique MAKES you better!Once winning photos have been chosen for the running Shoot to Serve photo assignments, we’ll talk about why they won during this live webinar! Why were the winning shots chosen? Why were the other shots not chosen? How could each shot be... Read More »

Reply To: FEATURED: Survival

Thank you for answering my question, @frazer-family! I think I’ll have to end up watching it later as I have a photo shoot at a horse farm tomorrow evening, too! Thanks for your help! By the way, I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your submissions! God’s creation is... Read More »

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Hey, @James. No, I didn’t copy the catchlight from another picture. It’s entirely hand-drawn. As for the shape, that was relatively easy. A sphere-shaped object will always reflect things in roughly the same way; it was just a matter of curving the horizon and sky on the eyeball. Welcome to the forums,... Read More »

Chimney Smoke

I attempted to catch the sunlight in the smoke coming from the chimney. There were very few angles available and I found this to be the best. The first shot is more zoomed out, just to give an idea of the situation. Any critiques, comments or suggestions are... Read More »

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Wow! What creativity. While it wasn’t necessarily a difficult concept, it was certainly a difficult time of year to portray it! I am very impressed. The situations we find ourselves in as photographers in the future will almost never be “easy to solve” situations. God designed us with creative minds... Read More »

Reply To: FEATURED: Survival

It really started to feel like spring when I found a few honey bees buzzing around me the other day! There was on bee in particular that went to the patch of crocuses and pollinated while he gathered nectar. So I focused in as close as I could with my 18-55 and got some decent photos! Isn’t it amazing how those... Read More »

Reply To: Remote Shutter Release

I don’t have any experience with Canon wireless remotes, but from the research that I’ve done, it seems like these are the best options. I have no idea how much you are planning on spending on a remote, but I’ll just throw out my ideas! This one seems like it has great quality for your buck. This... Read More »

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As I took my Sunday afternoon walk with my camera, I heard a loud chirping overhead and started scanning the nearby trees. Soon I noticed an eastern robin sitting high in a weeping willow of some sort. This was the only picture that I had that turned out sharp, so it was this photo or nothing. This bird had survived... Read More »

Reply To: FEATURED: Survival

The house sparrow hopped onto the branch directly in front of my makeshift camera hide. It was a really busy morning for the birds that were foraging for food in the magnolia bush. I put my camera into position and began the waiting…. After a good fifteen minutes I had two precious photos of this house sparrow.... Read More »

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Excitement started to build within me as I sighted the first red male house finch of the year, and I quickly brought my camera into position to frame up the bird. This one was particularly fidgety, so it took a while before I was able to get a few suitable shots. After migrating to a more warm climate for the winter,... Read More »

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The bright red cardinal flew back and forth between his nest and a nearby bush as he gathered bits of food, nest materials, and other pieces of unknown material. Even through the difficulty of sharing the food supply with tons of other types of birds around him, he still managed to survive through the winter and feed... Read More »

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The black-capped chickadee in my viewfinder hopped around excitedly as though he really was enjoying this early spring day. Even through all the cold and snow, he kept alive by eating the nuts, berries, and bugs that he rummaged around for all winter. I photographed this one on a magnolia branch. Seems like a pretty... Read More »

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Reply To: FEATURED: Survival
Do I hear bees? In early January? I knew spring was coming early this year, but I was surprised to walk by our Mahonia bush and see honey bees everywhere! There were also little wasps and other odd flying creatures. The Mahonia plant normally blooms with small yellow flowers in the winter, followed by grape-like... Read More »

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