Photo Editing with Luminar 2018

When I’m taking photos with my DSLR, I always shoot in Camera Raw and use  manual setting. This means that I always need to do some editing of my photos, but I want to have that extra control and get the final version just the way I want.  I want to control the brightness, saturation,…

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Boxed in by Landslides

Here’s the landslide at our lodge! Luckily no one was injured, and there were generators in the dining area so we were able to have normal meals. The lack of electricity in our rooms wasn’t too much of an issue since we were basically only there to sleep.  Another landslide in the other direction down…

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Dodging Landslides

To find more of the Choco endemics, we left our lodge very early one morning for a two-hour drive to the Mashpi-Amagusa Reserve. The specific location of this forest makes it special since this area is the last foothill-forest that directly connects to the lower subtropical western forest of Ecuador, and the change in altitude…

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My Life in the Cloud

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have begun making digital copies of all of my important personal documents. I’m doing this for a number of reasons. The first is for emergency preparedness. In the event of an emergency, such as fire or hurricane, I will at least have a record of everything for the…

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“Urbanize” your images for a new look – Enlight Tutorial

Here are step-by-step instructions for two of the examples I showed in yesterday’s post. Rather than a complete overview of the app, this shows how the Artistic/Urbanize options can transform your photos in a  few easy steps. The original butterfly photo had been edited in Photoshop including a texture layer to achieve this current look.…

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Bargain apps that you can really use!

The App Store currently has some great apps on sale for $0.99.  They will be at this price for a  limited time, probably through the end of July. I want to focus on a few of them that I think are extremely useful and a bargain at 99 cents.   (I don’t have any connection…

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SCAM ALERT for iPhone and iPad Users

I’ve recently received a few panicked phone calls from friends because their iPhone or iPad screen has frozen while browsing in Safari. A pop-up appears on their screen that says: “Warning!! iOS Crash Report!!. Due to a third party application in your device, iOS is crashed. Contact Support for Immediate Fix.” Of course it is…

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