Photographers Giving Out RAW Files – Yes or No

THE RAW QUESTION This has been an age old question since RAW files were invented – Should photographers give RAW files to their clients or friends? I believe a small group of people have absolutely no issues in doing so, but why are some people making such a big fuss over this? For those who are new to digital photography, RAW files are the pure, unedited versions of your photos. It is something like the film negatives of the days past. If anyone has a hold of the RAW files, he/she can…

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Live Stream Facebook From Your Desktop With Free Software

LIVE BUTTON, WHERE ART THOU? It’s so annoying. On Android and iPhone, you can just hit the Facebook live button. But on the desktop, the “go live” button is nowhere to be found. Why can’t we Facebook live on desktops? Shouldn’t the desktop be much better than smartphones and tablets? Well, it seems that you can actually go live from the desktop. But technology on the desktop is a little more complicated, so you will need to install additional software to get the magic working. Welcome to my guide on Facebook Live,…

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Free Lightroom Presets, Plugins and Goodies

Hey guys, following up with my Photoshop freebies and goodies post (link below), I figured to do another one for you guys. This time round, I compiled a list of good stuff for Lightroom. Surprisingly, free Lightroom presets are hard to find and most of them are paid options… but I still managed to dig up a (hopefully) decent list, enjoy. LIGHTROOM PRESETS 1) PresetLove : This is probably my number one site for finding Lightroom presets, and it has a lot of it. All for free. 2) FreeLightroomPresets.co : A set…

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Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in post processing will ask. Which is the better app for post processing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences with…

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Free Download Photoshop Brushes, Plugins, Textures and Goodies

DOWNLOADS GALORE BUT BEWARE OF “FREE” Howdy people, in one of my older post, I gave a long list of where to download free stock photos (link at the bottom of this post). So now, I figured to make another post on where to download free Photoshop brushes, free Photoshop Plugins, free textures and goodies for you fellow Photoshoppers. Yep, just as my previous post, this is a small note before you go on a download frenzy – Some of these “free resources” may be free for your personal projects,…

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Overcoming the photographer’s block

THE CREATIVE PAIN From time to time, authors hit the wall and suffer the writer’s block. Artists suffer the same block, not knowing what to draw next. So do photographers suffer from a “photographer’s block”? Well, as far as it goes, the answer is yes for me. I have at least hit the end of the road a couple of times. I have watched a ton of YouTube tutorials, and still not know what to do next with my photography to bring it “to the next level”. Tried a bunch of different things, they all…

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The Tall Picture : How To Shoot Vertorama

WHAT THE HECK IS VERTORAMA You have probably heard of panorama, a long and ultra wide photo. With today’s technology, it is as simple as panning your smartphone with the “panoramic sweep” feature. Or you can go the old school way of taking many photos, and “stitching” them together in Photoshop. But what happens when you rotate around and take photos vertically? Welcome to a guide on how to shoot vertorama, the cousin of panorama. Strangely enough, vertorama is not commonly used by many photographers. Still, it is very useful for taking photos…

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Step-by-Step Guide to choosing a perfect camera lens

CAMERA USES LENS X, IT WAS SUPER EFFECTIVE How many lens are there in the world now? Hundreds? It is no wonder people get so lost in how to choose a camera lens. Good for you rich people, you can just “gotta buy em all”. As for the rest of us poor folks, we have to choose one super effective lens, and stick with it for a long time. A small note before we begin – this is a beginner friendly guide. I will mention a few very basic things briefly in this guide, and I…

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Photography Composition Rules and Tips for Great Photos

THE BEAUTY OF PHOTOGRAPHY Photography is rather different from the rest of the arts, a professional photographer once told me. To become very good at arts, you need a lot of raw talent. Not for photography. Just by learning the basics, applying techniques and good photography composition rules, you can become an expert. So for those who are low on self-confidence on the “creative juice” part, don’t sweat it. I never thought myself to be a creative too, and the best “art” that I can draw are stick figures. I picked up photography for fun,…

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Solving The Mystery of Exposure Triangle

WHAT THE HECK IS AN EXPOSURE TRIANGLE? Welcome photo ninja. I understand, almost everyone can’t wait to snap away with the camera… but just can’t seem to get things right. That was how I was as a beginner too. Every photo is either too bright or too dark, and I figured out that I needed to learn the basics. I looked at tutorials online, and the exposure triangle was the first thing to pop out. It sounds so very scary at first, but luckily, it only took me 15 minutes of dedicated reading to…

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