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Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to mix Canon Speedlites with non Canon Studio Strobes without additional Equipment (Sync Canon and Non Canon Equipment).

I have a mix of standard studio slave flashes and Canon Speedlites (430 EX IIs and 600EX RT) – this allows great flexibility for outdoor and indoor work (studio) however it was challenging to get this equipment to work well together.  The  problem is that the non Canon equipment would not sync with the Canon Slaves and would flash too soon. There are many solutions to this problem – all of which require buying more equipment (for example I could switch […]

Show Focus Points Plugin for Lightroom

A great plug for Lightroom – displays the Focus points as seen in the viewfinder during post processing.  Helps perfect focus issues especially during flash shooting when the light is dim and the correct focus is difficult to see in the dark. So far its free. Source: Show Focus Points Plugin for Lightroom

How to disable unconfirmed contact email suggestions | Macworld

El Capitan and iOS 9 has become perhaps too helpful in offering ideas to you when you’re trying to address an email. Source: How to disable unconfirmed contact email suggestions | Macworld

How to fix typing two capitals in a row at a word’s start | Macworld

A reader would like to have Word’s auto-correct feature work elsewhere when mistyping two uppercase letters in a row. Source: How to fix typing two capitals in a row at a word’s start | Macworld

Hands-on with Spaces, Mission Control, and Split View in El Capitan | Macworld

Learn how to use these features in El Capitan to make your desktop more manageable. Source: Hands-on with Spaces, Mission Control, and Split View in El Capitan | Macworld

Kinek – ship stuff from USA to Canada

Kenek – ship stuff from USA to Canada – Canadian Boarder Pickup Source: Kinek – Alternate Delivery Network

How to address over sharpening

I often receive over sharpened images from my clients. As suggested by: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/image-sharpening.htm Grossly over-sharpened images can sometimes be partially recovered in Photoshop by (i) duplicating the layer, (ii) applying a gaussian blur of 0.2-0.5 pixels to this layer 2-5 times, (iii) setting the blending mode of this top layer to “darken” and (iv) potentially decreasing the layer’s opacity to reduce the effect.