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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 […]

20 Feb 2018

DOES IT RESONATE?

They may hear what you are saying, but are they listening?  Is it just noise or does it stir something? We’re pretty good at filtering noise, whether it’s sound or something visual.  That’s a good thing.  You can’t focus on everything. It also means we are being filtered out if we are just making noise.  

19 Feb 2018

LEARNING LIGHTROOM

FEBRUARY 24 AFTERNOON 2:00-4:30 LEARNING LIGHTROOM  Taking great photos is the first step.  Processing them yourself adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment.  Lightroom allows us to quickly and easily polish our photos and make them look much better than the way they come out of the camera.  There are two version of Lightroom.  Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC which is a simplified, cloud-based version of the original Lightroom.  This workshop is for Lightroom Classic. We go at a good […]

05 Feb 2018
BRIDGET WINGERT EDITOR BUCKS COUNTY HERALD

PRINT IS NOT DEAD

Bridget Wingert had a vision to create a local paper in the early 2000’s when other newspapers were starting their slow decline. She made it happen and it’s still happening.  The Bucks County Herald, based in Lahaska, PA serves up local news throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA and is even expanding its reach into neighboring Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in NJ. I’ve done my share of photojournalism and watched as papers round the country shed their staff.  The business […]

29 Jan 2018
HUNTERDON PLACES

HUNTERDON PLACES

Hunterdon Places is a photo project open to all photographers:  kids and adults, amateurs and pros.  It isn’t a contest but rather a big collaborative project among people who love to take photos. The idea is for everyone to photograph in the same locations during the same time and see what we create together. The shoot will take place during Earth Day Weekend, April 21st and 22nd, 2018.  The locations are the twelve incorporated municipalities of Hunterdon County, NJ.  Below […]

26 Jan 2018

ARE YOU THRIVING?

I figure we are all thriving in one way or another.  It’s mostly a matter of degree and where we are looking.

23 Jan 2018
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer five thoroughly enjoyable  photo workshops at its studio in Frenchtown NJ during February 2018.  Each workshop is two and one half hours long with time for questions at the end. The cost is only $59 for each workshop or any two workshops for $99. If you bring a friend you each receive $10 off each workshop ($49 instead of $59).  You will receive $20 off if you both take two workshops together ($79 instead of […]

18 Jan 2018
EXPECTATION

EXPECTATION, A TED TALK

I’m a TED fan (sometimes a TED junky).  It’s fun listening to smart speakers giving scientific credence to folk wisdom. One of my favorites was that you get what you expect.    “Why you don’t get what you want; it’s not what you expect”  https://youtu.be/FwLeiY5f7sI, by Dr. Jennice Vilhauer. If you want the best but expect worst, guess what?