Lightroom CC on the 2018 11" iPad Pro

Today I’d like to talk a little on my new workflow using the 2018 11” iPad Pro. I’ve migrated from using my desktop and laptops for editing and posting photos to now using just the iPad. I had been hesitant in the past as the previous iPad’s did not feel like a laptop or desktop replacement. Today, Lightroom CC Mobile and the iPad Pro have become what they need to be in order to fully accomplish my workflow on them…

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Leica: Buying Vintage Film Cameras

I decided I needed to document my thought process on buying vintage cameras, specifically along the Leica lines. Regular readers know I go through a lot of cameras, trying them out to see if they are for me, then selling them off if they are not. In the past, I have purchased the 1950 Rolleiflex, 1959 Hasselblad 500c, 2012 Carl Zeiss Ikon, 1958 Leica M2 and I am currently waiting on a 1961 Leica M3 being refurbished and CLA'd by Youxin Ye. (Not to mention the piles of vintage glass I have bought and sold over the years.)

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Rangefinder Focusing and Metering

Rangefinders are a categorically different beast from the DSLR when it comes to focusing (and in some cases, metering).  Rather than having a multitude of focus points and light confirmations on focus, you get a small patch in the center of the viewfinder.  This takes some getting used to if you're coming off a DSLR world. Also, metering tends to be a big question for me lately, so I'll touch on that as well.

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On Learning Film Photography

Like riding a bike, relearning film is coming back quick, as if greeting an old friend for the first time in ages. As I promised earlier on, I plan to document what I learn as I return to the field of film photography to help those just getting back or starting to explore film for the first time. Since jumping to digital in 2008, I am pretty amazed at how much I need to remember, though. 

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How To: Illuminate Portraits with Headlights

I really enjoy lighting subjects with non-traditional lighting. After years of playing with off-camera lighting in the traditional ways, I began to think a little outside the box. What's more non-traditional than using car headlights for portraits? I had seen examples from other photographers doing this in the past and began playing around with several subjects. The headlights give some unique challenges that aren't the easiest to avoid, so here are some tips I have gathered over the past few months.

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