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Showing posts from November, 2014

Learn How To Import & Manage Your Photos In Lightroom 5 | Video Tutorial

One of the first things and likely also the most important thing someone should understand in Adobe Lightroom 5 is how to import & manage your photos. In this video I step you through the many different options one has when importing files in Lightroom, how the photos are stored and renaming options. Plus I also cover how to setup and use Collections in Lightroom, while also explaining its non destructive editing techniques and the benefits of using virtual copies.

About this tutorial:

   There are a lot of photo management software out there and each have their own unique way of handling files within them. I spend a lot of time here and there on forums helping people and often see a lot of misconceptions on how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom manages your photos. So this is been a video I have been wanting to do for some time. To be able to elaborate on how Adobe Lightroom manages your files and also the various ways users can import and manage their files. I packed a lot of inform…

How To Download & Install Magic Lantern 2014 On To Your Canon 600D | Tips & Techniques

Are you looking to repurpose you older Canon camera, or just add some more functionality to the current one you have. Chances are may be in luck. Magic Lantern software adds many new features to your camera like intervalometer, HDR video, focus peaking and so much more. In this video I will show you were and how to download the current stable release and how to install it onto your Canon EOS DSLR Camera.

About This Tip:

   For a while now I have been hesitant to add the Magic Lantern firmware to my older Canon 600D. Although I have been using it mostly as a backup camera, my wife also tends to borrow it. But I purchased her a new camera and thought it was now a great time to update the camera. The ML firmware does not replace your existing firmware, it runs on your SD card. The software adds many features to the camera that are extremely useful, mostly in the videography department. But still many things standard photographers can use also like focus peaking, zebra lines for over …

Learn How To Download And Use GIMP | Video Tutorial

Looking for a free alternative to the all to popular Adobe Photoshop? In this video tutorial I can help you do just that. Let me show GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), the best free image editing software available. With this video I step you through the proper place to download GIMP as well as show you the basic photo adjustments to help you get started using this application for your photography needs.

About this tutorial:

   This is one tutorial that almost didn't happen. I had recently tried to upgrade to a new version of OSX operating system on my Mac and things didn't go so well. The OS just was to unstable even though I had tried it for a week and it seemed OK. So out of frustration, I reverted back to OSX Mavericks. But when it rains it pours. My backup would not restore the system back due to the fact I had OSX 10.10 installed and was trying to use Time Machine to restore back to OSX 10.9 Mavericks. So I had to reinstall all my software and this took about a …

Good News!

Good news everyone, I have finally got my computer system back fully working again. I have a great new tutorial video already uploaded and ready to go for Monday, so don't forget to check that out. Also I have finally been able to turn on Adsense, I know many do not like Ads but I have placed them so they should not be an annoyance to any of my readers. I hope everyone understands while I do enjoy producing videos, it takes money for all this gear and Amazon does not except "enjoyment" as a form of currency. So I hope everyone understands that if I am to keep making videos, I have to fund this some how. Now if you notice the ads do not appear for a few days, please ignore it. The blank spots are were they will be once everything is put in motion on googles end.


Computer Issues and Video Tutorials For This Week..

Attention Everyone. Due to OSX Yosemite being complete garbage. I will not be able to post videos for the remainder of this week. I have posted today's (Monday) tutorial, but my other tutorial will have to wait until next week. So much of my software is not working correctly, even quicktime for recording my desktop. So I will be taking the remainder of the week to reinstall my OS back to Mavericks. I will/should resume posting videos on Monday November 10th 2014. Cheers, Joe..

Learn How To Correct Architectural Perspective In Adobe Lightroom 5 | Video Tutorial

Do you love taking photos of cities, forest or tall architecture? But do not like how your camera lens distorts the perspective of your photographs? In this video tutorial I will show you how to correct perspective distortion in Adobe Lightroom 5.

About this tutorial:

I was processing many of the photos from my latest trip to Singapore[1] and it dawned on me I havent make a tutorial going in to detail on how to correct perspective distortion[2] in Adobe Lightroom yet. So this would be a great time to show everyone how to do so. In this video tutorial I will show you how to manually correct this distortion when the auto feature fails and then finish editing the photo to show you my final results.

The photo used in this tutorial is of the city of Singapore on the waterfront area. I used my Canon EOS 70D with my trusty Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary Lens, sturdy tripod and 2sec delay. Exposure settings used was ISO 100 for low noise, f/9 for large depth of field and to allow me a 8sec sh…