Definitely be sure you buy a used camera from a reputable source. A couple of good places to buy used are:
These stores carefully inspect and refurbish all their used gear before selling it, and if it does turn out to be a lemon, they have very good return policies and warranties. I would buy…[Read more]
I have used, and highly recommend the YN-560 III flash, available from B&H. I’m pretty sure the YN-560 has the same amount of power as Canon’s 580EX. By the way, the YN-560 series is not TTL compatible. You’ll have to manually set your exposure. 🙂
See my little article about the flash here:…[Read more]
You should be able to download the LR installer for free as long as you own a license key. Try downloading it here: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
I think you’ve got a point about the cropping, @elianafranzenburg. Here’s a suggestion for how I would crop the photo. I think the geese add a nice touch to the photo, it would be pretty hard to get them out. 🙂
EDIT: Looks like uploads aren’t working right now for some reason. It’s uploading, but it won’t load the picture after the upload. 🙁
I can’t quite visualize your folder structure there, but you can go to the top-level folder and right-click, then select “Show Parent Folder” to show more folders. If your target folder doesn’t exist in LR at all, you may have to move the folder in Finder, then “Update Folder Location” in LR after that.
Is it possible the memory cards are getting to “used”? My sister’s card is quite old and mine has experienced a lot of wear, i.e. going in and out of card slots a lot. Is it possible the terminals are getting scratched and causing glitches on import?
The same thought had occurred to me. I suppose it’s possible, but it seems highly unlikely that…[Read more]
Not sure what settings you used, but try experimenting around with you aperture and focal length (longer is better as a rule of thumb) to see if you can get more of the flower in focus and still get the pleasing background you achieved here.
Just a quick note because I’m picky about little details. 🙂
Using a longer focal length will get you less…[Read more]
Always move files inside of Lightroom, that way LR can keep track of them. 🙂
You can just drag and drop them to the folder where they belong (in the left LR panel of the Library Module), and it will move them on the disk to the correct location.
Select all the photos that you want to export, then go to
File > Export as Catalog
Save that catalog file somewhere on your hard drive, then go back to Lightroom and select
File > Import From Another Catalog
I pretty sure you can’t have 2 catalogs open at once. You can switch between 2 catalogs any time you like with
File > Open Catalogfeature,…[Read more]
If there is such a thing as a “golden hour filter”, I’ve never heard of it. 🙂
A quick online search returns mostly digital filters, such as the up-and-coming photo editing software Macphun:
Hi Andria, welcome to the forums!
Unless you really know how to calculate your exposure exactly, you’re going to have a very hard time getting a properly exposed photo in the daylight with Bulb Mode.
Generally a camera that is advanced enough to have Bulb Mode will also allow you to manually set your shutter speed (Shutter Priority “Tv” mode on…[Read more]
Ezra Morley replied to the topic Opportunity: Old Schoolhouses (July 24 – August 31) in the forum Shoot to Serve 1 month, 2 weeks ago
@momparfitt, are the files that you developed in .jpg format, or one of the RAW formats? If they’re just .jpg files, then there’s no advantage to exporting to DNG. Just export as a high-quality .jpg file and submit it that way.
One thing to keep in mind when considering whether to move all your photos to an external HDD…
External HDDs tend to be slower than your laptop drive, especially if your laptop has an SSD. That may be one thing to consider, Lightroom needs every speed optimization you can give it, and moving all your photos to a slow platter drive may wear out…[Read more]
@momparfitt, have you ever used Lightroom before, or is this your first time to open it? If it is the first time, then don’t worry, just click on
Create Default, and Lightroom will take care of everything for you. Lightroom requires a catalog to operate, so when it can’t find one, it gets worried. 🙂
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