Tag Archives: Aperture

How to move your iPhoto photos into Lightroom

Moving from iPhoto to Lightroom is now so easy. Learn some tips for using Adobe Lightroom’s built in tool for moving your photos over and then watch the video to see how. Adobe made this great built in tool called a plug-in to get your Aperture or iPhoto photos into Lightroom. They know people are […]

The demise of Aperture and Apple’s plan for the pro photographer

We’ve known for awhile Apple is no longer going to make improvements to Aperture. Aperture is a powerful program that is easily on par with Lightroom in nearly every way. They decided to “replace” it and iPhoto with a new program called Photos. The easiest way to explain the Photos app is the look and functionality […]

5 Tips for Taking Your Pictures in Focus

Ever get surprised with an out of focus shot? This article is your one stop shopping for everything that affects focus. What’s your focus? Choosing focus is deciding what story to tell. Since you should have one main story, there can only be one true subject. Everything else is supporting it. Decide on the true subject and supporting […]

Deciding on a the “RAW” Colorspace for Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 vs. Aperture 3

You’re concerned your choice of Post Processing software will affect your final product’s colors. You want to protect you RAW files from the evils and unknowns of color space choices. Bottom line up front Don’t choose between Lightroom or Aperture based on how they handle you’re image’s color. If getting the print’s color the way […]

7 Steps to Switching from Aperture to Lightroom

7 Steps to Switching from Aperture to Lightroom 1. Understand Catalogs Think Card Catalog at the library. It doesn’t have books in it. It just keeps track of where they are and what the books have in them. It also knows any changes you make. It’s most like your Aperture Library except it can’t hold […]

Getting Messy with Photography – 5 Reasons Manual Mode is Cheating

Welcome to my series on getting down and dirty with photography. This series is meant to be digestible for the amateur but a challenge the seasoned. Manual Mode is cheating You can shoot while you’re running      You can shoot while they’re running             You can shoot a subject […]

Lightroom 4 and ACR vs. Aperture 3 for Photo Editing; 3 Reasons to Choose Lightroom and Why I Didn’t

A toe to toe match between ACR  Lightroom 4 and Aperture 3 Bottom Line Up Front Lightroom 4 and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) have exceeded Aperture on every level I care about and would drastically improve my editing workflow except in Retina support. If you have a high ppi display AKA Retina then go with […]

Tips for Colorspace in Aperture 3 Workflow

Colorspace Colorspace Colorspace where fore art though Colorspace? Bottom Line Up Front If you are using Aperture 3 and shooting RAW then you are already covered, don’t do a thing. Sort and edit and process your little heart out without worrying about color space during these processes.  Your export choice will be where the decision is made. Set your […]

Lightroom 4 vs. Aperture 3 for Video; Pros and Cons

Bottom Line Up Front If your workflow includes a video editing program (Avid, Premiere Pro or FCP) then shifting from Aperture 3 to Lightroom 4 for what LR can do with video gives NO benefit. If you have a Retina Display then for the time being I think it’s actually worse as a video management […]

5 Tips for Matting Photography

So you’ve been shooting for awhile and would love to see your stuff on the wall. Maybe you’ve been selling your work digitally because you don’t know where to get started with making prints. The right color space-Switch to sRGB There are a lot of places to learn all about the benefits of various color […]