the photography geek

Jul 11

Fish finger van. #vscocam

Fish finger van. #vscocam

Trees by the canal in Dublin #vscocam

Trees by the canal in Dublin #vscocam

Save Library Filter Searches in Lightroom

Save Library Filter Searches in Lightroom

Note – This post has been republished from the Lightroom Diary

When you’re in grid view in the Library module inside of Lightroom you can filter what is shown in the view by a number of criteria such as star rating and various types of metadata by using the strip along the top of the grid view panel. This effectively allows you to search for certain kinds of images. You can actually create…

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Newsletter Finally Launched

Newsletter Finally Launched

After weeks of promising the first issue of the Newsletter finally went out yesterday. The idea of the newsletter is to provide a sneak peak at some of the things I’m working on as well as a “Letter from the Editor” style editorial about photography subjects. It will have links to featured blog posts in case you missed them and the occasional special offer.

I’m hoping…

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Jul 10

Italian caked in the window of a new Italian cafe in Dublin (I can’t remember the name) #vscocam

Italian caked in the window of a new Italian cafe in Dublin (I can’t remember the name) #vscocam

Cool art on a shop shutter in Dublin #vscocam

Cool art on a shop shutter in Dublin #vscocam

Jul 08

The Biggest Influence on My Photography

I’ve been sorting through my photo library over the last little while in what has become a mammoth project, but I’m getting through it. It’s been a very interesting experience. Apart from the sheer work involved it’s been a valuable experience looking back over my body of work from the last few years. It’s interesting to see how my style has evolved over the years, both in terms of technique and…

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Jul 04

Photography Web Roundup for July 4th

Photography Web Roundup for July 4th and Happy 4th July to all my American Readers!

Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting photography related news and finds from around the web. First of all, as it’s July 4th, I want to which a happy 4th July to all my American readers. I hope you all have a great holiday.

Aperture’s Demise

About an hour after I published last weeks post, the news broke that Apple was discontinuing Aperture. For those of you who’ve followed my work for…

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Jul 02

Lightroom for Aperture Users - Part 1: The Catalogue, Folders & Collections

Lightroom for Aperture Users – Part 1: The Catalogue, Folders & Collections

Believe it or not I actually had this topic in my blogging schedule before the news of Aperture’s demise broke last friday. Anyway, I wrote a very long piece over on my Aperture blog about why I switched to Lightroom, and my thoughts on the whole situation regarding Aperture, so I don’t want to go over that again. I’m not going to discuss the merits of switching to Lightroom, but if you’ve…

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Jun 30

The End of the Road for Aperture

The End of the Road for Aperture

As many of my long time readers and followers know I’ve long been a proponent and advocate of Apple’s Aperture. I write and publish “The Aperture Blog”, a website dedicated to Aperture and last year I released a book “Mastering Aperture” for Aperture users. Despite this, I’ve been mostly using Lightroom for the last year or so. The main reason for this was that Aperture had fallen further and…

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Jun 27

Weekly Photography News and Inspiration Roundup

Weekly Photography News and Inspiration Roundup

It’s another Friday and that means it’s time for another roundup of photography related news and links that I found interesting during the week. Incidentally this week’s featured photo is “Wild Grass” (by me!) and was taken with the D700 and processed using VSCO Film 4.

Nikon D810

NikonD800

The big story this week is Nikon’s release of the D810. I think many people were expecting a relatively minor…

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Jun 26

Lightroom Mobile on iPhone - First Impressions

Ever since it was released last week, I’ve been playing around with the new version of Lightroom mobile which now supports the iPhone. When Lightroom mobile was announced for iPad a while ago, I played around with it for a while but to be honest, it seemed like a nice technology demonstration but I couldn’t see myself using it. It took so long to sync images, that I would do any possible edits or…

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Jun 24

Lightroom Quick Tip: Snapshots

Lightroom Quick Tip: Using Snapshots

There’s one very useful feature of Lightroom that often gets forgotten about, especially for new users of the software, (especially if you’ve recently switched from another application), and that’s the Snapshots feature. Found in the develop module, Snapshots, as the name implies takes a snapshot of your develop settings at that particular time. It basically records your Images current state as a…

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Jun 23

Updated Fuji Sharpening Actions for Photoshop

Updated Fuji Sharpening Actions for Photoshop

A while ago I posted a workflow and some actions for Sharpening and cleaning up Fujifilm X-Trans files in Photoshop. The idea was that you could mitigate a lot of the oddities of Lightroom’s (and Camera Raw’s) X-Trans demosaicing algorithms by some careful processing in Photoshop. I had created a set of actions which featured some different methods of sharpening in Photoshop tuned for X-Trans…

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Some Notes on Photoshop CC 2014

Some Important Notes on Photoshop CC 2014

If you’ve already upgraded to the 2014 Creative Cloud update, then you probably know this already, but the 2014 version of Photoshop (and a lot of the other Creative Cloud apps) is a whole new application. This means that you will have a separate version of Photoshop in your Applications folder. The new version is called “Adobe Photoshop CC 2014” which is a bit of a mouthful but anyway.

If you…

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