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Photoshop quick tip

Nice quick tip for Photoshop CChttps://www.carlmckienaturephotography.com/blog/creating-more-screen-real-estate-in-photoshop-cc
A recent blog post on my website  https://www.carlmckienaturephotography.com/ with a little known shortcut for creating more screen real estate.
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Lightroom quick tip, how much space left on a drive, managed by LightroomTo find space what space you have left on hard drives that Lightroom manages

Using the Memory setting and FN button on Sony Alpha cameras

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Using the Memory setting and FN button on Sony Alpha cameras



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This is an often overlooked and under used feature on many camera models, not just Sony Alpha. Partly I think that a lot of people in general do not use their camera anywhere near to its full potential, and stick in fully automatic modes and just move the exposure compensation dial now and again or the other side of the coin where people think they have to dial in the settings every time they change what they are doing—what a waste of time and how many missed shots?? Having a group of settings assigned to a position on the mode dial allows you to quickly change from (for example) action to portrait or static type photography, or still photography to film rather than go through the menu pages changing a setting at a time you have a group of settings dialled in and saved, yes you may have to still alter exposure compensation or aperture –but that is just one setting!! You can go from aperture priority…

Back button focus on Sony “A” mount cameras

December 2018




Back button focusing takes away the focusing operation from the shutter button and assigns it to either a dedicated, or button on the back of the camera assigned by the photographer. Now the normal set up of most wildlife and sports photographers, and now fast gaining popularity amongst the portrait and landscape set owing to the way back button focus works- focus on the subject and remove your finger from the button and you can recompose the scene (for portraits or scenes where the main subject remains static) as the camera no longer refocuses when you push the shutter button half way down. Fast action such as bird in flight or football players running around, pressing and holding the assigned button down, the camera is continuously focusing on the subject (providing the camera is set up to track a moving subject- more on this later. But when the bird or player stops moving, you can instantly go back to focus and recomposing shots without having to make numerous time co…

Red Kites in Autumn

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Red Kites in Autumn November 2018, Suffolk England
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Lightroom Key wording, Part two

Lightroom Key wording, Part twoThe key word dialogue box Key wording is a necessary evil, time consuming, tedious but never the less something that needs to be done, it is a primary way to search for your images , or if you send images off to stock agencies how potential buyers will find your image amongst the deluge of images now sent in to such agencies on a daily basis . Lightroom does go some way towards speeding up this process- last posts “key word list” tab when kept organised properly can help, but most people enter key words at the key wording tab. The tab is split into three basic sections, key word tags- key word suggestions and key word sets 1. Keyword tags, this is probably the most used by people, and key words can be typed directly into the main panel and separated by commas (see key wording part one for set up of preferenceshttps://www.carlmckienaturephotography.com/blog/key-wording-in-Lightroom) or typed into the smaller entry field…