Vince Lewis

  • After viewing the teaching video on how to organize your photos, I am left with a few questions.
    1. Do you save all the photos you take? If not, when do you clean them out?
    2. Do you store all of you photos in LR?
    3. Why not backup your photos on the cloud like Apple does automatically for all photos? (Or does LR already do this?) This seems to…[Read more]

  • Vince Lewis replied to the topic White Rose in the forum Photo Critique 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Beautifully done.

  • My wife and I along with three of our seven children are currently in our motorhome touring 16 states in the Western half of the US. What an adventure! We rode the aerial tram in Jackson Hole WY, viewed the splendor of the Grand Tetons, marveled at the the Snake and Columbia Rivers in WA, had our breath taken away by the incredible Oregon coast…[Read more]

  • I also use a 4T backup hard drive and manually back up everything about once a month. That drive I keep in a safe. Call me a fanatic, but I have a Carbonite backup plan that backs up the entire computer once a day. My entire life is recorded on this computer, legal documents, taxes, my life’s collections of photos, etc. I just can’t afford to lose it.

  • Vince Lewis replied to the topic Concert photography in the forum Photo Critique 1 month ago

    I certainly don’t speak on behalf of anyone else on this site, but in Christian love I suggest this is not the kind of subject matter for this site. I suspect that you, like most of us, enjoy the wonders of God’s people and his marvelous creation. Your use of composition and color suggest you have quite a bit of talent in these areas. Turn these…[Read more]

  • I’m an Apple user. Here is their really simple solution. When you buy a MacBook, you automatically get 50G of free storage on the Cloud. I purchased 200G for a mere $2.99 per month. MacBooks come with a built in app called Time Machine that automatically backs up all your files every 24 hours. I have 24,000 photos on the Cloud and haven’t even…[Read more]

  • Vince Lewis replied to the topic Filters in the forum Photography Q&A 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    With all the emphasis on the the “golden hour” of photography, I wonder if there isn’t a filter that produces the same effect by cutting out the same frequency of the sun’s light as the earth’s atmosphere. It sounds too simple to be true. Imagine, no more early risings or late nights waiting for that perfect, warm light. It would be so simple to…[Read more]

  • Keep in mind that external hard drives are considered a long-term risk. All hard drives deteriorate over time. More importantly, having all you pictures in one location (laptop and external hard drive both in your home) adds to the risk. Today’s smart storage is on the cloud. For a few bucks a month, you can purchase gigabytes of storage through…[Read more]

  • I wouldn’t begin to make a comparison since both are extremely robust with lots of capabilities, which are well beyond my level of understanding. With so many Photoshop advocates, it is hard to find objective research. However, the following site makes perhaps the most objective assessment (Photoshop PRO vs Affinity) that I have found to date,…[Read more]

  • Vince Lewis replied to the topic Solar eclipse in the forum Photography Q&A 2 months ago

    Solar eclipse – WOW! Even on YouTube it was amazing. For those who went, the rest of us are looking forward to a full report with pictures.

  • I know just about everyone on the forum is going for Lightroom and Photoshop, so I may be an outsider once again (I have a mirrorless camera – thus the outsider status. Don’t take that seriously, my mirrorless has all the same functionality as the midrange Nikons and Canons.) Back to the subject. Before you take the leap to Lr or Ps, check out…[Read more]

  • While working my way through the Foundations Course Section 2, I came across the seemingly confusing topic of Exposure Compensation (EV). Although it seemed rather fundamental about “what” EV did, the confusing part was “how” it worked. Now, after reading another source of info, I have come up with a very simple understanding: When in Aperture…[Read more]

  • As I know it: “Taking a number of exposures of the same scene at different EV settings to ensure one is correctly exposed”. Also, software within the camera itself or editing software can create a more vibrant picture by filling in missing portions of the dynamic light range by pulling from the other pictures.

  • If you’re serious about a good tripod, B&H has the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 or PRO4 and MT190CXPRO3 or PRO4 carbon fiber tripods on sale for $80-$100 off with mail-in rebate! (All four range from $265 to $309.) For the offer on the 190PRO4 see: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1010693-REG/manfrotto_mt190cxpro4_190cxpro4_carbon_fiber_tripod.html…[Read more]

  • I had the same problem. It may be associated with Apple products since I have a MacBook Pro. To resolve the issue, I simply clicked on the YouTube icon at the bottom of the forum screen. Once the YouTube opened, the chat began to work immediately. Somehow, it created a “channel” needed for the chat link.

  • Melanie, I think you can only buy Photoshop via the Creative Cloud monthly subscription ($9.99). While Lr is still sold as a download/disc, the only way to get Ps now is the CC. There is concern that Lr may go the same way some day.

  • After even the least research, it appears that Lightroom (Lr) is the way to go for the kind of photo editing many of us do. Yet, the nagging question many face is whether to purchase the single download/packaged disc (~$142 one time), or the Creative Cloud (CC) version which is the monthly subscription service (~$10/month), and includes Photoshop…[Read more]

  • You will need an app that converts .CR2 to .JPG. I doubt if your laptop came with an app to do so. Here’s one for example: http://www.iloveimg.com/convert-to-jpg/raw-to-jpg/cr2-to-jpg

  • Please allow me to refine my statement about the path of the eclipse. It appears that Knoxville may be just outside the prime viewing area by about 10 miles. So, heading further south from there, a minimum of 10 miles, should give a better view. For more accurate information from NASA, go to the following site:…[Read more]

  • Attached photo was shot on a Sony a6300 at ISO 100, 50mm, f/6.3 at 1/250. While I did not intend to include the bee, when it showed up unannounced, I couldn’t resist including it.

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