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The Ring that Binds

Another for the ‘Little Ideas’ project, this time a large set of cast-iron keys, purchased by my daughter while in Spain.





Photographing objects directly on a black background can be a real challenge, and will almost always require software adjustments and clean-up.

(29 November, 2014. Canon 5D Mk II (now evolved into the 5D Mk III) with the 24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens and a Vello battery grip. ISO 200, 3.2 sec. @ f16. One spotlight, 2 reflectors. Processed in Lightroom)

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Time with a shell

Watch and shell

Watch and shell

(27 November, 2014. Canon 5D Mk II (now evolved into the 5D Mk III) with  the 24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens and a Vello battery grip. ISO 200, 1 sec. @ f22. Light tent, one lamp, one spotlight, reflector and one flag)

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New Adobe Lightroom 5 Presale

LightroomNow available at B&H, you can pre-order the boxed version of the newest edition of my favorite photograph management and editing program: Adobe Lightroom 5!

From the B&H Website:

What’s New in Lightroom 5?

Smart Previews
Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Simply generate smaller stand-in files known as Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later
Advanced Healing Brush
Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws–even those with irregular shapes–simply disappear
Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images, detecting skewed horizontal and vertical lines and even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden
Radial Gradient
Emphasize important parts of your image with greater flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool enables you to create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image
Video Slide Shows
Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device
Improved Photo Book Creation
Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
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Lightroom 4. It’s Different. Don’t worry, be happy!

I have just upgraded my Lightroom 3.6 software to the new Lightroom 4. I began working on it this afternoon, and I noticed a few changes. Now I am not a ‘power user’ by any means, but I do want to get the most out of the program that I have supported since (the rather expensive!) version 1.0.

To start with, I immediately noticed quite a few changes in the Develop module. First, there is an option for ‘Soft Proofing’; all the sliders start at ‘0’ and, most shocking to me, the easy to understand ‘Fill Light’ and ‘Recovery’ sliders have vanished! Did I panic? Well, …almost! But a quick search turned up the very helpful videos at the Adobe TV, and the following video helped with all my initial confusion.


I hope that helped you as well. Visit the Adobe TV channel for more information, and I’ll share more as I work through any new sticky points in the program.

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