Creating Super-Files for Huge Prints

This shot of Downtown New York is actually made up of 25 pictures. With the camera tilted vertical, it is a 5-wide panorama and each shot consists of a 5-shot bracket.

Everyone wants to make big prints, and for the last few years that is something I have been doing a lot of. I have been making aluminum prints to display at art fairs that are, at a minimum, 36 inches long, going up to about 72 inches long (although I have gone to 96 inches… Continue reading Creating Super-Files for Huge Prints

The Complete Step by Step Process for Making a Print Using Lightroom

Printing used to be really hard. Photographers spent all day in the darkroom just to make a handful of prints. Now, thanks to improvements in inkjet printers, printing is much easier to do yourself. In addition, thanks to Lightroom, it is much simpler than it was just a few years ago. In this article, I’m… Continue reading The Complete Step by Step Process for Making a Print Using Lightroom

Protecting Your Photos

Here is the notice that appears when you right-click on a photo that has right-click protection activated. This is from my website, which is hosted by SmugMug.

  I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that your photos are not safe online. I’m going to show you how they can be stolen, pretty much no matter what you do. The good news is that nobody really wants to steal your photos. Even unprotected, they are still pretty safe from… Continue reading Protecting Your Photos

8-bit vs. 16-bit: What Does It Mean to Me?

You have perhaps heard that JPEGS are 8-bit files, while RAW files are up to 16-bit files. ¬†That gets repeated a lot, and it one of the justifications for encouraging everyone to shoot Raw files. But you may wonder what impact this actually has on our pictures. What does bit-depth even mean? If you’re like… Continue reading 8-bit vs. 16-bit: What Does It Mean to Me?