IPTC Settings Dialog in Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom Tip: Set The Copyright For The New Year

It is very important that our images are correctly labeled with copyright and contact information for purposes of intellectual property protection and Adobe Lightroom makes it easy to do so, by means of Metadata Presets that are automatically applied when importing new photos to a catalog. One image property that should always be automatically set is the IPTC Copyright field and …

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Baroque Morning, or How I Minimize Perspective Distortion

One August morning in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dubrovnik. There were two things that made getting an image like this one complicated. One was the sheer quantity of people that usually flood into Dubrovnik every day, but especially so in the summer. This was solved by getting up very early in the morning. As an added …

Gordon Laing

An Interview with Gordon Laing

I recently had the pleasure of meeting again my good friend Gordon Laing of Camera Labs and All About The Gear fame and he graciously consented to be interviewed while he was busy shooting long exposures on the rocks of Dunure, Scotland. In the brief space of five minutes, he managed to share a wealth of tips about long exposures …

When Hyperfocal Distance Fails, Part 3

In the previous two articles in this series (Part 1, Part 2), I have explained what are some issues with the unquestioning application of hyperfocal distance to focusing and what some solutions one might use to avoid them. I closed by saying that, in some cases, even those solutions are not sufficient. In this last post, I want to demonstrate …

When Hyperfocal Distance Fails, Part 2

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about some widely held misunderstandings about hyperfocal distance and concluded with this question: What does this mean? Is hyperfocal distance useless, or of limited use? Should we limit ourselves to small prints, when we use it? In this follow-up post, I want to give an answer to this question, suggesting some …