Essays, Thoughts & Photos

Tips & Techniques: An Unexpected Benefit Of Smart Previews—Small Raw E-Mail Attachments

August 12, 2013

Photograph © George A. Jardine Update from George: Before you spend a lot of time noodling around with this technique, maybe read Victoria Bampton’s comment on the posting below. Seems there has always been a much easier way of accomplishing the same thing! How many times have you wished you could send someone a raw […]

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A Few Thoughts on Exposure & Tone Mapping – A Free Video

May 16, 2013

Photograph © George A. Jardine I created this video to help demystify the relationship between exposure values that are captured by your camera, and the brightness values they are mapped to during raw processing. Please note that this video is an update of video #3 from the Image Correction Master Class. So if you’ve purchased […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine: Heresy In Library Organization…

May 8, 2013

Photographs © George A. Jardine I read over and over again, that somehow the holy grail for digital photographers is to have a “fast and efficient workflow”…. or something like that. I even read recently that with a certain e-book, you’d soon be “importing digital images into Lightroom with your eyes closed.” Funny they should […]

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Dear George…

February 18, 2013

Photographs © George A. Jardine Sadly, I receive an e-mail something like this at least once a week. Sometimes as often as once a day. This one came in this morning: Dear George,I recently purchased your Lightroom Catalog Management videos. Alas, I have done every possible wrong scenario you described setting up my Lightroom Catalog […]

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Lightroom’s Clarity and Vibrance Controls Are Outlined in Two New Articles for Outdoor Photographer Magazine…

February 15, 2013

Photograph © George A. Jardine Outdoor Photographer Magazine just published two new articles of mine, in the March 2013 issue. These are one-page, “Solutions” articles, that describe a single feature in about 600 words… so they are short and sweet. One is on the Lightroom and Camera Raw Clarity control, and one is on Vibrance. […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine…

January 8, 2013

Photograph © George A. Jardine Which is better: a video tutorial, or a magazine article? If I’ve learned anything selling online video tutorials, it’s that there seem to be two distinct types of learners out there. Those who learn best by reading. And those who would rather watch video. How do I know this? Because […]

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Russell Brown Makes Me Look Good!

December 19, 2012

Photograph © George A. Jardine Russell Brown has posted a GREAT, new video tutorial on merging panoramas and using Photoshop’s new Adaptive Wide Angle filter. You can find the new tutorial here, on Facebook. After my latest ICP workshop in Italy, I took a day to visit Milan—my first time visiting that city. The Duomo […]

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Misdirection For Using GPS Tracklogs And Lightroom’s Time Zone Offset Feature…

November 14, 2012

GPS: 46°2’42” N 9°21’23” E Photographs © George A. Jardine Getting comfortable using GPS when I travel and shoot has been creeping up on me for several years now. It is a slightly peculiar beast, and putting your finger on the exact purpose GPS serves in photography can be a bit tricky. Combine that with […]

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Does Library Folder Organization Matter?

November 7, 2012

Photographs © George A. Jardine I keep reading from all the usual industry pundits that if you’re going to conquer the elusive goal of truly effective library organization, then you will have to adopt this or that folder structure. And although I’ve written a few myself, I’m beginning to rethink my position. Even if folder […]

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Revisiting The Zone System… or, How I Learned To Love My Light Meter Again.

June 4, 2012

Photographs © George A. Jardine Back in the fall of 1972, my very first photo-school assignment for Commercial Photography 101 was entitled An Industrial Interior. I had read Ansel Adams’ Basic Photo series the year before, and I was enthralled with his Zone System for exposure and development. So by the time I got to […]

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