Samsung “The Frame” Displays Photos with Style

David Salahi Uncategorized 2 Comments

Back in the day when I used to shoot 35mm slides I loved the bright, rich colors I could get when projecting photos. The downside to projecting slides though is that it kind of makes an evening into a bit of a production. You have to set up the projector, the screen and a tray of slides and then you …

DxO PhotoLab 2 vs. Adobe Bridge for Editing Raw Files

David Salahi Nik Software, Photoshop, Software 5 Comments

I’ve been a dyed-in-the-wool Photoshop user for years now and have never seriously considered any alternative workflow except Lightroom. I’ve tried Lightroom a number of times over the years but have always found it lacking (for my purposes). But now a new (to me) app, DxO Photolab 2 has me reconsidering my loyalty to Adobe Bridge & Camera Raw. Because …

Building a Video Editing PC

David Salahi Premiere Pro, Video, Video Editing 2 Comments

I was editing two-camera footage of a two-hour play and the work was grinding slowly forward. The problem was not the editing itself but the wait for Premiere Pro to update the view as I scrubbed back and forth in the timeline. I had already abandoned any idea of just playing the footage and marking specific points to cut. That …

Street Art, side of a building

Protecting Your Photos Online

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Let me start by saying there’s no way to really protect your photos online. If you post them to a website where they can be viewed then a knowledgeable person can download them. Period. Having said that, there are some things you can do to provide a measure of protection and I’ll discuss those here.

Christmas Light Photos

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Laguna Niguel has some lovely homes and when Christmas comes some homeowners go all out in creating beautiful light displays. Last night I went out and captured a few of my favorites.