In the digital photography age there are tools to help you manage your workflow, to edit you photos, print your photos and do anything else you can imagine. But one thing most of these have missed is the ability to easily back up your photos, that is where we as photographers have to step in and help ourselves. This holds true if you are a pro on location or in studio or an amateur shooting for fun, you have to backup your images. Too many things to do with your computer and out of your control can happen to your images for you to leave it to chance.
So over the last year or so I’ve been playing with rolling my own prints. I grew increasingly frustrated with both the quality of the prints some of my local printers were giving me and the inability to print something out quickly to get a feel for it. The solution was to go out and get a new photo printer. It have served me well and provided great prints and great frustration over the last year. Lately I’ve hit on a problem that I just found a solution to and thought it might be good to get the word out.
It finally came and it looks good. Flickr updated the photo pages of it’s service giving you a bigger area for what matters most in your photography, the photo. It also streamlined some of the features that they have had all along and added some great additions which make the site even more fun to use. Lets dive into the changes -
- Light and easy to carry
- Beautiful Screen for viewing and proofing your photos both in the field and with your clients at the studio
- Plenty of Apps available for Photography
- etc …
Adobe today took the beta tag off Lightroom 3 it’s latest upgrade. WIth quite a few new features from state of the art noise reduction to better color support and lens distortion tools it looks to be a great upgrade for all those using Lightroom 1 or 2. (Press Release After the Jump)
To really get to know and use the most of this latest release Adobe has also built a new website for this version showing you all the new tools you have at your disposable.
And… for what I really like and saves me more time then any single other feature of Lightroom, keyboard shortcuts, here is a full list of them.
All of the apps we’ve looked at so far revolve around editing photos on your iPad, were taking a turn from that today. LightTrac for iPad is an app that will come in extremely handy for photographers that like to plan shoots. More importantly they like to plan what time of day to shoot at a specific location. This app allows you to pick a location on the map and see the direction of the sun at any given time on any given date. A true blessing for any photographer that needs to know when the light will be just perfect for the shot.
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