Let's explore the process of bringing images in from a Lightroom library into ACDSee. The process is pretty straightforward. Since we've already consolidated our library to a target drive ACDSee makes it easy to bring those files in.
If you need to migrate your library from Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW, there are some pretty easy ways to do this. Let's explore the different options you have when importing from Lightroom.
People often enjoy star trail photography, and that works great, but rather than having to do everything in camera, where you take a multiple hour long exposure and you might get it right, I'm going to show you how simple this is to do by just shooting a time lapse sequence. What you can do is easily capture several images over time and then blend them together. Here's how.
Skylum software, has free passes to WPPI in Las Vegas. In fact, I will be speaking at their booth.
Get a Free Pass
This is 3-day expo for Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. We hope to see you will at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 26 - 28, 2018.
- Monday, Feb. 26, 10am-4pm
- Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10am-4pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 28 10am-3pm
For free Expo Passes and discounts on Photo Walks, Plus Classes and Master Classes, click here!
While I do most of my shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there are times I turn to an aerial camera, such as a drone, or an action camera. These types of cameras have some real advantages, including the ability to get a unique position, or a very interesting angle. Whether it's from above or point of view, you can really capture some shots that are hard to get otherwise. But, these types of cameras do have their challenges. The shots tend to be heavily compressed, and a lot of details and color are usually lost. Fortunately, Luminar makes it easy to bring it all back.
I'm super excited by what can be done with Luminar from Skylum Software. Here are two videos on black and white photography I recently recorded.
At this year's NAB, I was invited to kickoff the conference as a guest on their live broadcast. I had a chance to talk about changes in the world of educating creative professionals. I shared some of my own view points about where things are going and how the changes affects students and working pros alike. My interview starts around the 22 minute mark.
Would you like to make some great photos of the night sky? Join Ron Risman and me in Las Vega, NV for a timelapse workshop. The event is being held in conjunction with this year's NAB conference. This is a chance to capture breathtaking time lapse sequences. This hands on workshop will let you capture both day and night time lapses in one of the most beautiful locations in Nevada.
Night Sky Time-Lapse Field Workshop
- Fri. April 15|
- 11:00 AM - 3 AM
- Cost $545
The workshop is open to photographers and cinematographers of all skill levels. This day-long adventure lets you get some great shooting in before a busy NAB. Explore a scenic ghost town and make beautiful images of the night sky.
You'll learn how to shoot challenging sequences like sunsets and night sky shadow lapses lit only by the waxing moon. The park officially closes at sunset, but we have special permission to stay in the park and continue shooting after dark.
Round trip transportation and meals are included. Students will need:
- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
- Extra Batteries
- Intervalometer compatible with your camera (unless your camera already has one built-in)
- ND Filter (recommended)
- hiking boots/sneakers
- pull over or long sleeve for night shooting
Schedule of the Day
The schedule for the day will be as follows.
- 11am-12pm - Overview of the day
- 12:15pm - Board bus, distribute lunches
- 2pm - Arrive
- 2pm-3pm - Scout locations, general photography
- 4pm - Snack break
- 4:30pm-6pm - setup for Night Sky Time-lapse
- 7:08pm - Sunset
- 7:30pm-8:30pm - Dinner
- 11:30pm - Revive for the moon shot
- 12am-2am - Monitor cameras, one-on-one instruction
- 2am - Depart
- 3am - Arrive back in Las Vegas
You can get more information or sign up here.
If you fly a drone, quadcopter, model airplane, or UAS in the United States airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration wants you to register your device. These new regulations went into effect today, December 21, 2o15. While the process of restoring takes less than 5 minutes, there are a lot of hidden details buried within the numerous government documents about UAS registration.
The In-Depth Look
I've dug deep into every document that I could find and have put together a comprehensive look at the new regulations. If you fly, or are thinking about buying a drone I'd strongly suggest watching this tutorial.
Just the Registration Part
If you only want the mechanics on HOW to register using the website... here's just that part of the tutorial.
Skim the Highlights
The Official Bits
Here's some of the key details from the FAA. You can find out more here (http://bit.ly/registeradrone)
Which unmanned aircraft do I have to register?
Owners must register their UAS online if it meets the following guidelines:
- Weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). Unmanned Aircraft weighing more than 55 lbs. cannot use this registration process and must register using the Aircraft Registry process.
Owners must register their UAS by paper if it meets the following guidelines:
- Your aircraft is used for commercial purposes.
- Your aircraft is used for other than hobby and recreation.
- Your aircraft is greater than 55 lbs.
- You intend to operate your aircraft outside of the United States.
How do I register my UAS?
It costs only $5 to register your UAS and the process is simple and web-based. Registration is free for the first 30 days. Some things you'll need before you get started:
An email address
- Credit or Debit card
- Physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)
Your registration is valid for three years. Once you receive a registration number, you can use it on all of your unmanned aircraft if they meet the online registration criteria.
A company that I've been working with is Piqsure. They are about to roll out their public beta to allow people to post their images in cool new ways (including high-resolution viewing on blogs and social media).