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My Thoughts on Lightroom 5

  I finally moved from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 5about a week ago.  I have worked with it for several hours now and have developed some opinions about what I like (and will use) and the very few things I don’t like. Here’s what I really like about Lightroom 5compared to Lightroom 4: 1) Importing […]

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Nature Photo Journal is now on Goggle+ (and my head is starting to spin)

  Actually, I’ve been on Goggle+ for awhile now, but recently decided to put a little more effort into it, since I didn’t get very far with it when first joining.  I’ve not been much of a social media person in the past, although I have used (and like) Twitter for quite awhile.  However, Goggle+ […]

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Lightroom Folder Structure

  A few days ago, I read an article by Matt Kloskowski entitled “5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them“.  One of the mistakes that he list is using dates as folder names.  He insists, at least for beginners, that it’s better to use a file name related to the photos.  For example, […]

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Top Ten DSLR Cameras on Amazon

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Amazon Top Photography List

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Amazon Top Photography List  I get asked quite often what the best DSLR camera is for a beginner, so I thought I would post the current top 10 DSLR’s from Amazon.  So, here we go: Number 10: Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera […]

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Five Common Photography Equipment Problems That You Can Fix

  Yesterday, I went and did a little nature photography at some of my favorite spots, as well as some new locations that I stumbled upon.  At one spot, I was really inspired by the location, pulled my Canon EOS 7Dout and started taking some shots.  Everything went well for the first few photos, but […]

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Busy Week With Photoshop CS5

I haven’t posted much this week because I’ve been busy contemplating purchasing Photoshop CS5, making the purchase, and learning how to use it.  Continue reading for the full story. So, because I have Photoshop Elements 9, I was given an opportunity by Adobe to purchase the full version of Photoshop at a greatly reduced price, […]

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Comparing Nik Software’s Color Efex 3.0 Complete Filters

As I’ve mentioned on this blog, I’ve recently purchased Nik Software’s complete bundle of products. One of my favorite Nik programs is Color Efex 3.0 Complete. I’ve been playing around with the different filters and decided to get a little more organized with my approach and write a post about the different filters and how […]

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Tokina 12-24mm Lens

Lightroom Lens Profile for Tokina 12-24mm

Over the weekend, I worked on a Lightroom lens profile for the Tokina 12-24 and Canon T1i.  I have the system worked out pretty well now, but I want to redo the first profile.  By the end of next weekend, I should have the 12-24 profile ready for download. Other Tokina lens profiles that I’m planning […]

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