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Permanently Preventing Data Loss - 3/9/09

Most people start thinking seriously about backing up their data at precisely the wrong time: immediately after they’ve had a catastrophic meltdown and lost precious pictures and other important information.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomMost people start thinking seriously about backing up their data at precisely the wrong time: immediately after they’ve had a catastrophic meltdown and lost precious pictures and other important information. The time to build a better backup plan isn’t after everything’s gone wrong, it’s before. Because…

Focus Attention Where You Want It - 3/2/09

Sometimes it’s the little differences that take a photo from good to great. One of the greatest tricks to improve your photos is to simplify whenever possible. From eliminating clutter in the composition to selectively focusing on only the items you want sharp, simplifying almost always improves a shot.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomSometimes it’s the little differences that take a photo from good to great. One of the greatest tricks to improve your photos is to simplify whenever possible. From eliminating clutter in the composition to selectively focusing on only the items you want sharp, simplifying almost always…

Better Pictures By Going With the Grain - 2/23/09

Before the advent of digital capture, film photographers all seemed to have the same basic goal: the removal of all evidence of grain from their photographs. Low-ISO films touted ever-more-invisible grain structures, to the point that grain became a special effect—something you deliberately chose to add to a photograph for a reason.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomBefore the advent of digital capture, film photographers all seemed to have the same basic goal: the removal of all evidence of grain from their photographs. Low-ISO films touted ever-more-invisible grain structures, to the point that grain became a special effect—something you deliberately chose to add…

Five Things to Never Do with Photoshop - 2/16/09

The old adage “never say never” is often appropriate in life, but when it comes to digital imaging there are certain things you should never do. Be it for reasons of bad karma or bad technical results, take heed these warnings, friend. There are some things you should never, ever, ever do with Photoshop.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomThe old adage “never say never” is often appropriate in life, but when it comes to digital imaging there are certain things you should never do. Be it for reasons of bad karma or bad technical results, take heed these warnings, friend. There are some things…

Perfect Sharpness Every Time - 2/9/09

Issues of sharpness—from too much to not enough—are always on photographers’ minds. While there are a million different methods for sharpening, and a million and one reasons to do it, there’s one rule that always holds true: understanding sharpening is important.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomIssues of sharpness—from too much to not enough—are always on photographers’ minds. While there are a million different methods for sharpening, and a million and one reasons to do it, there’s one rule that always holds true: understanding sharpening is important.The issue of sharpening is nuanced…

Setting the Mood With Color - 2/2/09

Sometimes the right white balance creates the wrong picture effect. When I recently photographed a puppet-maker’s shop I found the place fascinatingly odd—a workshop combination of cobbler, toymaker and sculptor. I realized that these interesting pieces could be photographed to look a little more interesting—even strange and disconcerting.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomSometimes the right white balance creates the wrong picture effect. When I recently photographed a puppet-maker’s shop I found the place fascinatingly odd—a workshop combination of cobbler, toymaker and sculptor. I realized that these interesting pieces could be photographed to look a little more interesting—even strange…
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