Photography

TIL to search date ranges in Google Photos

I learned something new about Google Photos. I can examine the photos taken between two dates by entering #date_range:YYYYMMDD-YYYYMMDD in the search box. I have images going back more than twenty years in Google Photos so a way to view a selection of those images is really useful! I haven’t […]

Android

Save space by resizing Google Photos

On the 1st of June 2021, Google Photos stopped offering free storage. Google Photos is a fantastic service, but at the rate I take photos I knew I’d fill the remaining gigabytes of storage in a matter of months, so I stopped uploading photos from my phone. I don’t regard […]

Photography

Drag the Lightroom Histogram

I discovered yesterday (or maybe rediscovered?) that you can drag the histogram in Lightroom to adjust the exposure of a photo. From right to left, these are the sliders affected when you drag: It can appear like a blunt, inaccurate tool to modify the exposure of a photo, but do […]

Photography

Adjust the time on your camera for daylight saving

If you’re in this part of the world, then daylight savings means the clocks went back an hour last weekend. Your phone adjusted itself, as did some other gadgets, but your oven probably didn’t, and your camera almost certainly didn’t update either. I couldn’t possibly describe how to fix the […]

Photography

Edna Egbert on the Ledge

Well, I bought several books recently. They’re all photography books, but I wanted to share one photo from the book I bought yesterday. The book is New York exposed : photographs from the Daily News, and you can read it online on archive.org or buy it in a few places […]

Photography

The old Nik Collection is still free

Nik Collection 4.0 was announced recently but comments here say that if you have a previous version it always shows an update warning that can’t be turned off. Within a couple weeks of usage, I received the on-screen notification when launching the software below telling me to update. However, clicking […]

Tech

Google Photos ends free storage tomorrow

Google Photos will start counting your uploads against a storage limit from tomorrow. Make sure you upload anything you’ve been meaning to upload in the next few hours! Also go into your shared albums and click the “Save photos” button if you want “local” copies of any photos shared with […]

Photography

Pick your best photos faster

James Popsys explains how he picks the best photos from his shoots. Video is pre-pandemic. It’s refreshing to hear someone mention going out to photograph and not mention social distancing. “In the field” shoot a black image if you see “the one” that works. In Lightroom import your photos immediately. […]

Photography

Howto: sync recent photos in Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic comes with 20GB of space on Adobe’s cloud service (Lightroom CC/Web/app) but did you know that you can sync photos to the cloud and then edit them on your phone without using that space? The original photos are not synced, but a smaller cut down smart preview is […]

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