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29 Apr 2018

COMPRESSING A PHOTO IN PHOTOSHOP

Compressing a file will reduce the file size while keeping the dimensions and resolution the same. To compress a photo file size in Photoshop you can use the Export function which will create a new smaller file without changing the original From the dropdown menu choose: File -> Export -> Export As… The “Export As…” function will bring up the dialog box as shown below.  Under File Settings lower the quality percentage as much as you need to reach the […]

17 Apr 2018

ADDING LAT/LONG COORDINATES TO YOUR PHOTOS IN LIGHTROOM

This post provides a simple 5-step method for adding coordinates to your photos using Adobe Lightroom.  Adding coordinates is called geotagging and creates a permanent record of where you took your photo and allows the photo to be added to Google Earth and other mapping applications.  The first step is to import your photos into Lightroom and select the photo to which you want to add coordinates. The image below shows us in the “Library” module (the word Library is […]

09 Apr 2018

ADDING PHOTOS TO GOOGLE MAP

If you have a Google account you can create your own custom maps and add photos.  This is a great way to record locations where you’ve taken photos. The first step, of course, is to log into my Google account. I go to Google Maps and search for my location.  The photo I am going to add is in Frenchtown. When the map takes me to Frenchown I click the “hamburger” in the upper left corner to display the map […]

27 Sep 2017
LOCATION HEADSHOT STUDIO

Picture Day at Crown Plaza, Princeton

If you’ve ever been part of a corporate headshot shoot (either as a photographer or a “head”) then this probably looks familiar.  Instant studio in a vacant meeting room. When people come by for their headshot, a lot of them tell me they hate having their picture taken.  That’s entirely reasonable and understandable but it don’t bother me none.   It’s actually a lot more fun that they expect.  Plus I’m pretty efficient so it doesn’t hurt too long. Meetings and […]

22 Sep 2017

Equinox 2017

Happy Equinox. About equal day and night today as we continue to spiral and dance with the sun through the cosmos. (Maybe I’ll build a circle of stones to mark these events.  I wonder if anyone ever thought of doing that.)    

19 Sep 2017
Gourds

Is it a gourd or a feeling?

What’s for sale here? On the surface, it’s a funky looking squash.  Taken just a little deeper, it’s a decoration, a feeling of fall, a memory of Thanksgiving dinners, leaves blowing across the lawn, crisp cool air … A pretty good bargain for a few bits. What are you selling?  

13 Sep 2017
MONKEYS

Seeing monkeys do …

Monkey see, monkey do?  Maybe not such bad advice, depending on what the monkeys are doing.  

08 Sep 2017
STEPS

Steps to Candid Photography

When you think about it, there are a lot of steps to just about everything.  The most immediate task may be pretty straight forward, but chances are there are a lot of steps leading up to it. Candid photography seems simple enough.  In many ways it is, just point and shoot. Sometimes that works just fine, but not often.  Candids are uncontrolled,  As a photographer you can’t pose your subject, because then it’s not candid.  But you can control how […]

30 Aug 2017
Climb

Climb

I came across a group of young athletes early in the morning making their way up a five mile hill.  Although near the top of the hill every one of them was still running,  pushing their limit to the top. It occurred to me that climbing never really ends.  Sometimes it levels off a bit and the type of climbing we do will vary but it’s always forward and upward.  Can’t fight it, might as well embrace it.  Every hill […]

25 Aug 2017
CHECK OUT AT SHOP RITE

Underestimating and Under Appreciating

As part of a video for the Hunterdon County of Chamber Foundation I had the opportunity to do an interview with Joe Colalillo of Shop Rite, one of the inductees for the Foundation’s Hall of Fame.  Joe is well known and loved throughout the county for all he does to support  the community in many, many ways. I’m a regular shopper at Shop Rite and always knew how hard everyone works but I think I underestimated and maybe under appreciated […]