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Google Plus Hangout with David H. Wells

Fellow Olympus Visionary photographer David H. Wells joined me for a Google + hangout to discuss the transition from still to multimedia photography. Along the way, we discussed the gear we pack, our sources of inspiration and where we hope to go next with our multimedia projects. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and hope you […]

Is Photography A Performance-based or Post-processed Medium?

In thinking about the future of photography, I’ve been wondering how the craft will evolve as post-processing tools become ever more powerful and our skills at conveying emotion through the use of color, tone and contrast match the sophistication and subtlety of the available technology. I found some interesting parallels between photography and music in […]

We’ve been hacked!

This site has been hacked with a Google Redirect hack making it impossible to access the site from Search engines. You can still access the site by manually typing the URL, but please don’t click on the link in your Search Engine until we have the problem resolved. -Thanks. Jay

dSLR Video Stabilization/Captain Stubling Review

Recently I shot the legendary Wastach 100, a footrace held on rugged terrain in Utah’s backcountry. As an Olympus Visionary photographer, I use my Olympus dSLRs and PEN compact still cameras to shoot video for my projects, and am always looking at ways to get the best quality whenever I shoot. For this race, I used […]

Lightroom ACR posts-Coming Soon

Ah well, life has a way of delaying even the best laid plans. Due to some personal issues, I had to bump the remaining posts from last week on Lightroom 4’s ACR improvements. I will get to them soon. Thanks for your patience. -Jay

Lightroom 4: Basic Sliders & Tone Control

In addition to the changing Lightroom’s baseline processing values, Lightroom’s engineers made a series of significant changes to the controls found in the Basic panel within Lightroom’s Develop module. These give better control over the tones in your images and improve Lightroom’s ability to recover highlight and shadow detail. As part of this change, Adobe […]

Lightroom 4: 2012 Process Value

I’m spending this week grouping together several of the most important changes to Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom’s camera raw processing engine. With ACR 7, we continue to see ACR evolve in two important directions. The first focuses on capturing better image quality from both our existing images as well as new photos. The second expands […]

Attention! Lightroom 4: Tone Curve Bug

Update: 5/1/12 Adobe has released Lightroom 4.1 RC2 on the Adobe Labs Web site. In my testing yesterday, it appears to fully preserve the Tone Curve settings from images in LR3 catalogs. I’ve also found it to be much faster than LR3 as well. I’ve seen several forum posts about some users feeling LR4 was […]

Lightroom 4 Is Here!

Earlier this week, Adobe Lightroom 4 was officially released to the world. With it comes big changes, some visible to the user, others behind the scenes. Collectively, this is one of the most important releases to Lightroom and solidifies Lightroom’s position as the go-to all-in-one application for managing the chaos of a digital photography workflow. […]

Quick Tip: Olympus PEN Video and Adobe Lightroom

If you use Adobe Lightroom to manage your photos, you’ll want to be sure to download any video you shoot with the new Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 cameras manually. While Adobe Lightroom will download and manage video from earlier PEN cameras and the Olympus E-5, it doesn’t recognize the AVCHD video format used […]