Author: Dan Carr

How to Auto Import Multiple Edits into Lightroom From Photoshop Round Trip

Video Tutorial Get it on YouTube here, or scroll down for the full text description.   Auto Importing Photoshop Edits into Lightroom At some point in the development of Adobe Lightroom CC an important change has been made that is sure to please a lot of photographers. So far this doesn’t seem to have been reported on, and Adobe’s own online resources still teach a now outdated methodology for this particular important piece of workflow. What we’re talking about today is the process for round tripping a photo from Lightroom into Photoshop and then back into Lightroom again. Most...

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THE COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE IS BACK! SAVE 96% (FOR A FEW DAYS)

I’m sure that long term readers of this site will remember the 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle that comes around once a year. A ton of the photo industry’s top educators gather together to pool their collective knowledge, and sell their training products at a huge discount for just a few days. This year you can get $2500 worth of products for just $117, so that equates to a massive 96% discount, and as usual, their giving 10% of the income to a group of awesome charities (more info about the charities here). Over the years, 5DayDeal has raised well over...

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How to Set up Your Canon Camera for an Aquatech Underwater Housing

When the Canon 5D Mark IV came out I wanted to buy an underwater housing for it so I could begin to experiment with some new types of photography. I went with an Aquatech Elite housing, and I’m guessing you did too if you’ve ended up on this page, or at least you’re thinking about it. This isn’t going to be a review of the product in any way, it’s simply a quick guide to getting it all set up. At the time of writing this, the Canon 5D Mark IV is the current model, but I’m pretty sure...

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MindShift Gear BackLight 36L Backpack Reivew

In this review we’re taking a look at the BackLight 36L outdoor photography pack from MindShift Gear. I’ve been testing this as my main photo pack for the last month, prior to its public release. As usual, there’s a ton of photos in this review, as well as a video walk-through of the features and some suggestions about other bags that you might consider when looking to buy a bag of this size for outdoor photography. For those that aren’t familiar with the brand, MindShift Gear is Think Tank Photo‘s sister company. Whilst Think Tank concentrates more on the...

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How to Mount an Aquatech Underwater Housing on a Tripod

Aquatech underwater housings were primarily designed to be waterproof housings for surf photography, but I’ve come across a lot of photographers using them for all kinds of other purposes. The housings are built to be extremely tough so they work well as protection for remote wildlife cameras, and there’s many other water sports that can also benefit from the in-the-water angle. One of the things I’ve also been investigating is the possibilities for landscape photography that shows you what is above and below the water. This requires mounting the housing on a tripod, and as simple as it sounds,...

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The Mindset That’s Costing People Their Images: Digital Photography is NOT Free!!

When it comes to protecting my huge archive of digital images I take absolutely no chances. My archive is stored on a Drobo which gives me some redundancy from drive failure. That Drobo is mirrored to a second Drobo which also has redundancy from drive failure, and then another copy of the same archive is stored off site on another Drobo. To lose my image archive I would basically need to have six simultaneous hard drive failures across two distinct geographic locations. Even then it would only take out the full archive which would leave me with copies of...

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Canon Vs. Nikon – Here’s How to Make Your Choice!

The Canon Vs. Nikon debate has raged for decades and whilst you could probably argue that it has now become Canon Vs. Nikon Vs. Sony, I don’t think I’m quite ready to tackle that broader argument. However, this week I have finally decided to write something about the longer standing traditional match up because I’ve finally reached some sort of zen-like clarity about it. I’m a Canon user myself and I have been all my career, but to put Nikon users at ease that this isn’t going to be an unfair fight, I’ll preface this by saying that Canon’s...

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Cloud Backup for Photographers

UPDATE: August 25th 2017 A large chunk of the original article was comparing the two most popular cloud backup options: Backblaze and Crashplan. On August 22nd 2017, Crashplan announced that they would be stepping away from consumer cloud backup solutions to concentrate on business solutions and all existing Home accounts would be shut down soon. This was a particular shame to me because ever since writing this article I had  been using Crashplan myself. They provided a few options for their existing and future customers and I have now updated the content on this post to reflect these new...

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REVIEW: Peak Design Everyday Sling

Peak Design continue to expand their product lineup, and the Everyday Sling was added alongside the previously reviewed Everyday Backpack, and the Tote, during a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. The styling cues are all the same, but there’s a few differences in functionality that means it’s not quite as simple as saying this is a “mini Everyday Messenger”. I’ll say right away that surprisingly to me, this is actually my favourite of the Everyday series! I know a lot of people love the Everyday Messenger and Backpack, and I did like them, but I also had my criticisms. In several...

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