Essays, Thoughts & Photos

A Guest Blog For Jakob de Boer . . .

July 9, 2014

Photograph © George A. Jardine Jakob de Boer has been a customer, advocate and friend for several years. When he built his new website he asked me to contribute a guest blog entry, and so… guess what I decided to talk about? Library organization! Here’s the link. Jakob is a fantastic photographer, and so I […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine . . .

April 17, 2014

Photographs and Graphics © George A. Jardine Just published in the May / June issue of Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on what makes up a raw file, and how you can use it to your advantage. To read the new article at digitalphotopro.com, click here. To see all my free videos and […]

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HDR . . . Or Composite?

March 21, 2014

This spring I’m teaching a freshman-level Digital Capture Processing class at my old alma mater, and this week’s assignment was to create an HDR image. Of course one of the assignment requirements is that the dynamic range of the scene you’re photographing must exceed that of your camera’s sensor. As the students tried various things, […]

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Another New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine . . .

February 20, 2014

GPS: 45°26’16″ N 12°20’8″ E Photograph © George A. Jardine Just published in the March/April issue of Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on Smart Objects, working with Adobe Camera Raw and more. To read the new article at digitalphotopro.com, click here. To see all my free videos and magazine articles, click here.

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Paris for New Years …

December 31, 2013

GPS: 48°51’25″ N 2°17’48″ E Photographs © George A. Jardine Very lucky to be in Paris for New Years this year. Mostly rain, but a few nice moments, and countless memorable meals. Now…. the immediate project at hand is to find a vantage point for the light show tonight. Reports are all the usual places […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine …

December 16, 2013

GPS: +13° 45′ 8.05″, +100° 29′ 22.10″ Photograph © George A. Jardine Just published in the January Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults. When I started digging into how Lightroom defaults work for my videos I found a pretty powerful mechanism, that has been neglected with an almost […]

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Before and After …

December 15, 2013

Photographs © George A. Jardine Folks have been building a pretty massive apartment complex across the street from me here in Denver over the last year. This is a shot I got in early morning sunlight a few weeks ago. About midnight last night, someone was running through the halls of my complex shouting “FIRE!” […]

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Sunrise Rainbow In A Cloudless Sky…

December 5, 2013

GPS: 39°42’14″ N 104°58’20″ W Photographs © George A. Jardine Wild weather here in Denver over the last few days. It dropped almost 40 degrees in 4 hours Tuesday, and snowed all day yesterday. I woke up this morning to a cloudless sky, and was pretty sure I’d find some photos in the park. Grabbing […]

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Dear George … (or, “How I learned To Love GMT, One More Time.”)

September 22, 2013

Photographs © George A. Jardine Yesterday I was presenting Lightroom at the APA Workshop for assistants here in town, and we had a pretty lively discussion about date stamps, time zones, and filenames. If you’ve read some of my previous postings on filenames or on time stamps, you already know that I have some pretty […]

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On Balance…

September 4, 2013

Photograph © George A. Jardine After the most incredible backlash to a product change that I’ve seen since the “New Coke” in 1985, today Adobe is announcing a new Creative Cloud package tailored specifically for photographers. And this update actually tastes pretty good. This new offer gives the owner of a previous version of Photoshop […]

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