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Can Adobe Tools be Replaced?

Replacing Photoshop & Lightroom in Your Photography Workflow

Yes, Photoshop and Lightroom can be replaced in your digital photography workflow, and without any compromises to the quality of your output. Affinity Photo and Capture One Pro are alternatives that are full-featured, professional-grade, and in some instances, even easier to use.

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom seem to be the stalwarts of the digital photography industry. However, there are robust (and sometimes better) alternatives to these two tools. If you’re looking for other options, there’s a long list of Photoshop and Lightroom replacements at the end of the article.

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How NASA Astronauts Captured Photographs in Space

How NASA Astronauts Capture Photographs in Space

Scott Manley’s YouTube channel has been a source of fascination for me ever since I discovered the rocket-simulation game ‘Kerbal Space Program‘. However, it has grown far beyond that to topics that are related to space, and space hardware. One of his recent videos is about the camera equipment that astronauts have taken aboard spacecraft to capture images in space, and it’s packed with information.

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How to Set Up Photoshop and Lightroom to Work Well With Your SSDs

Optimal Photoshop & Lightroom Setup for SSDs

Photoshop uses a lot of RAM. It will take as much as you can throw its way, and then some more. As a way to use ‘more’ RAM than a computer had available physically, the developers took to creating scratch disks on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD), as an extension of the data that Photoshop held in RAM. But hard drives are slow, so instead, we choose to set up our scratch disk and caches to use fast SSDs. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Best SSD Setups for Imaging workstations

SSD Setup Guide for Image-Editing Computers

It’s 2021, and you should definitely be using Solid State Drives (SSD) for your photography workflow. They will help you to be efficient in ANY photo editor. However, this is especially important for RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Photoshop CC.

If you’ve only been using Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) until now, it’s time to upgrade and make the switch. Here’s how you can switch over to using SSDs the right way.

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19 Radical Skateboard Photography Tips

Skateboard photography can be quite interesting and exciting for a photographer. You’ll find skaters in most cities and towns … either in skate parks or out on the streets. So pull out your camera, and get ready to try out the collection of skateboard photography tips that you will find below. They come with some great example photos too.

The tips aren’t massively in-depth because the intent isn’t to lecture about these things. Instead, take what you can from them, build on them with your own knowledge, and study the photos for inspiration. You’ll also notice that many of these tips can be applied to other types of photography, so keep an open mind while reading.

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Kung Fu For Your Photography

Kung-Fu For Your Photography

Kung Fu is the martial art weapon of the masses. Its inception took ‘force’ out of the exclusive domain of the rulers and empowered the common man. The basic ideas are simple but powerful. You can use these lessons to master photography today!

With amateurs putting their work alongside professional photographers on the internet, the line between master and student is starting to blur. Master your skills today, and you will always be a photography hero!

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The Best Lenses for Architecture

The Best Lenses for Architectural Photography

Photographing Architecture calls for Tilt-Shift lenses – most of the time. These lenses correct perspective distortion. You can think of this as making sure that the vertical lines of a building actually look vertical, and not slanting towards each other. In the past, this may have called for a ‘technical camera’ or a ‘bellows’ attachment, but tilt-shift lenses are easier to manage in the field.

Sometimes, photographers may use an extremely wide-angle lens, or a special-effect lens to photograph architecture, but these instances are extremely rare because most architectural firms want to see their work the way that it was envisioned. These other lenses are mentioned below, but their usage is rare.

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The Lens Buyer's Guide to the Best Camera Lenses

The Lens Buyer’s Complete Guide

In your quest for beautiful images, you’ll quickly discover that the lens is what determines whether you get the image you want. Photographers typically keep a single lens for many years longer than they keep a single camera body. This emphasizes the importance of lens selection and purchase. We have a series of guides that will help you understand exactly what you need to look out for based on the type of photography you intend to do.

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Develop Your Skills, With Photography Projects

You have, no doubt, been told numerous times that “Great photography is more about the photographer than the equipment” and that “The equipment is just the tool”.

So, how does one actually develop the different aspects of a well-rounded and honed photographic vision? One of the best ways is by setting challenges that will push your skills to their limits and by taking enough photographs that you know what not to do, just as much as knowing what to do to get exceptional results. Then, get feedback from experienced photographers, and take action to improve your photography.

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