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Feb
7
comment What workflow will speed up sorting photos stored on a NAS in OS X finder before import into Lightroom?
once you get used to working within lightroom you'll wonder why you did anything else. It's designed to organize images for you. It'll really save you stress down the road.
Feb
7
comment What workflow will speed up sorting photos stored on a NAS in OS X finder before import into Lightroom?
the finder's going to be somewhat slow over the network under any circumstance. you're better off loading everything into Lightroom and browsing/organizing there.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
what @MichaelClark said. Ten stop Vari ND is about as far as you're going to find at "reasonable" prices, and there are few manufacturers that make NDs beyond that at all, much less inexpensively.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
welding glass will almost guaranteed have some kind of color cast, especially with deeper densities. correctable almost all of the time, but it's going to be there.
Jan
30
comment Lightroom: How to apply a predefined set of keywords to 1+ images in one action
I would probably stop trying to make Lightroom work the way you think it should (because it doesn't) and look at how Lightroom does things and find a workflow that works with the tool and not fights it. It seems to me you can get close to this using the paint can, for instance...
Jan
30
comment my wedding photos were a gift but now she wants to put them all over the internet
that's an avenue worth pursuing, but as I understand it, it's much less clear if she's using them for her own work vs. licensing them for commercial to another company. then again, IANAL, so it's worth talking to a lawyer who knows this stuff better than I.
Jan
29
comment What is causing the bright flare on all of my images?
agree on the light leak.
Jan
20
comment Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?
@dpolitt yes, definitely. If a deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.
Jan
18
comment Black spot in image of Panasonic Lumix ZX3
I'm a big fan of taking the gear in for professional cleaning at times, but I also believe you need to learn how to do it yourself. One way is to have that pro show you how if they will -- ask. some good web sites teach this as well. If you're in the field and you get a spot on the sensor 200 miles from anyone else, knowing how to deal with it is a project saver. It can be scary to start, but a bit of care and it isn't difficult.
Jan
18
comment Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens
true, thanks for pointing that out, but my experience and from talking to others is they still aren't up to a Nikon build quality, FWIW.
Jan
18
comment Black spot in image of Panasonic Lumix ZX3
no, it wouldn't. but also check for dirt on the glass on the inside of the lens where it connects to the camera.
Jan
17
comment Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens
build quality is a big issue here. Nikon builds lenses that hold up to rougher handling than Tamron, which uses a lot more plastic and so can't handle the bumps and bruises of heavy usage as well. A list of stats rarely tells the entire story...
Jan
17
comment How to soften harsh shadows during post processing?
Did you shoot raw? Or Jpeg? You can work on an image a lot more enthusiastically in these situations in raw.
Jan
14
comment What photo sharing sites allow frequent re-uploading from Lightroom in the background?
In my experience using it, If you use the publish channel and update an image, it'll be uploaded in place and not show it as new or changed. Any hard links to existing versions will 404, but that's part of Flickr's design and no way around it.
Jan
13
comment Corrupt SD cards asking to format?
the card was corrupted by the laptop crash. You can try recovery, it may or may not work. See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3323/…
Jan
12
comment What might cause horizontal artifacts in Lightroom after import?
I would bet on a bad card or a bad card reader, and assume it's the card first..
Jan
12
comment What can you do with Lightroom catalog files if Adobe stops support for Lightroom?
And a comet can come and destroy all life on the planet. Neither one is high on my list of likely things to happen. you can actually rule out Adobe going bankrupt by looking at their recent financials...
Jan
9
comment Is modifying a photo to educate generally fair use?
or consider taking your own picture to explain the point rather than use one in a way the photographer doesn't want used. it's unclear what it has to be THAT picture when you can create our own to explain the point that don't have the ethical complications
Jan
6
comment How to preserve and store very old photos (50/80 years old)?
understood. here are a couple of links that might help understand the challenges and options: photographymuseum.com/archival.html and archives.gov/preservation/family-archives/detaching-photos.html
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
actually, it's not safe to assume everyone has clients to pass off the costs to.... (as it happens, I don't).