Why Lightroom is now the center of the photographic universe

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Us photographers always love epic battles between two sides and tend to support one of the two with fierce devotion. Think about film versus digital, color versus b&w, DSLRs versus mirrorless and probably the most well known of all, Canon versus Nikon, the epic battle that still rages on! Thinking about it the other day, unlike hardware, we never had anything similar on the software front. Continue reading

4 simple tips to avoid deleting your images by accident

The little girl in the video below is heart-breaking. But it can be much much worse if we are talking about lost precious memories made in a faraway destination or during an event that cannot be replicated or repeated. The worst is of course images of kids that grow up and will never be the same age again…

So here is a few tips that can help avoid accidental image deleting disasters: Continue reading

Is an expensive 46 megapixel Canon what we really need?

Canon_DSLRCanon has been at the DSLR cutting edge since the inception of digital SLR cameras. No question about it. It therefore has a moral obligation to do its best to stay at the number one spot, at least in sales volume and prestige with professionals. However, I have a bad feeling that it is trying to do so by alienating a market segment that has always been at the core of its strategy. And this is enthusiast photographers that are willing to pay a bit extra for their hobby, invest in a nice lens collection and so on. Continue reading

Showcase: Vikos panorama

Vikos_panorama-webFrom left to right the panorama covers the two Papigo villages, Astraka (the large rocky mountain in center-left and the Vikos gorge almost exactly in the center.

Shot on the 8th of August 2014 with the Canon 6D, stitched from 8 RAW images, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Originally added in 500px.

Adobe takes care of Lightroom user fears in case of CC subscription cancellations

Adobe’s CC photography offer has been a huge success, especially if you consider that it was a sudden and radical change from the disc distribution model to a non-physical subscription model. When it became clear that the bought software resides on users’ hard discs but has an expiry date whenever users decide to cancel or cease monthly¬† payments, the next and indeed most serious worry was what happens to image files and their access. Continue reading