Posts tagged: Photography

Nikon Capture NX or Adobe Lightroom

author | April 19, 2008

So there’s no shortage of photo organizing and editing software available these days, and the choices can make your head hurt just trying to read about them and test them out.  I’ve tried my share of them, too.  I’ve tried using one package for organizing and one for editing, I’ve tried all-in-one packages, etc.  The only real answer I’ve found so far, is there’s no perfect answer.

However, I can tell you there are better answers than others.  Photoshop Elements + Photoshop CS was the solution that I used for a long time, and honestly – it was the best solution for organizing.  Nothing beats Photoshop Elements’ organizing features.  I tried several others for organizing – packages that specialize in just that and claim to be pro-quality digital asset management packages.  Well – they were very full featured, but didn’t have all the convenience features of Elements (Stacking, Version Sets, etc.), and in the end were just annoying to use because of the constant clean-up or additional workflow steps after making edits to images.

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D300 On it’s way!

author | April 13, 2008

D300Thanks, Mr. Taxman!  Not only do I not need to pay the government an extra bundle of cash this April, but I’m actually getting a bit back.

So the next logical question is what to spend it on, of course!  Well, my old faithful day-one Nikon D100 is getting long in the tooth, so… I’ve ordered up a brand-spanking new Nikon D300 to take over photo-taking duties.  The D100 has served me very well, and is still quite serviceable.  There’s only a couple items that are getting worn out (like the metering mode switch – grrr), but it still takes some great shots of the kiddos - It will stay with us as a backup camera for the rest of the family.

I’m getting all giddy just waiting for the new toy!  Luckily, the Renaissance Festival is going on now, so perhaps this weekend we can pack up the family and take the new cam for a test drive!!

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