Category «PhotoStuff»

My photo reached “Popular” on 500px!

I heard about 500px.com on a podcast and decided I should check it out. It appeared to be a professional photographer’s version of Flickr. Based on the photographs I saw, I was a little intimidated and, quite honestly, didn’t feel like my stuff was worthy. However, throwing caution to the wind, I decided to give it a go. I did a little post-processing in Lightroom on a group of my best and uploaded them to the site. I really didn’t expect anyone to notice my meager contribution.

RAW vs JPEG…the big decision

As I get more serious about photography, I’ve been doing some soul searching on whether I should start shooting in RAW instead of only JPEG. There are tons of discussions (arguments?) on the subject, but I’m not convinced by just the “pros” use RAW and “amateurs” use JPEG mantra. Nothing I read truly convinced me that I should …

Lightroom 6 Facial Recognition Tips

First off, while Lightroom 6’s new facial recognition feature is pretty cool, you’ll be surprised at how good and how bad it is at guessing faces including seeing faces on things that are not even human! LOL. It’s got a long way to go to catch up with, say, Google’s Picasa. Anyways, enough with the bellyaching. …

Upgrading from a Nikon D7000 to a D750!

I recently made a fundamental change in my whole photography mindset and switched from primarily using a zoom lens to using a fast prime lens. As I posted before, moving to a 35mm f/1.8 lens on my Nikon D7000 really did the trick of getting me better shallow depth of field; however, the move has …