19 Oct 2016

Taking a Test Shot

Taking a Test Shot

A useful camera habit for you today: the test shot. Every time I pick my camera up at the start of a new day, I take a test shot. Here’s one: On its own, a test shot is the absolute minimum of double-checking: you know you’ve got a battery in the camera, and you know […]

3 Oct 2014

Photography Tip: Commentary Processing

Photography Tip: Commentary Processing

You come home from a photo walk with a cardful of images. You find some free time, and then you shut yourself away in a room, make sure nobody’s going to disturb you, fire up Lightroom, and start work. Does that sound like you? It certainly sounds like me. But this makes photo processing something of […]

22 Jul 2013

Command-Backslash not working with the 1Password Safari Extension?

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For us old-school keyboard-lovers, 1Password’s Safari extension provides a handy shortcut: pressing Cmd-\ activates the extension. If you’ve found this doesn’t work on your Mac (it worked fine on my Air, but not on my iMac), it’s probably a conflict with another keyboard shortcut. Head into System Preferences→Keyboard and check through the Keyboard Shortcuts for […]

23 Mar 2012

Make Life Easier with Photography Support Apps

Last Friday morning, my friend Jess tweeted about the humungous superyacht that’s currently lurking in Bristol Harbour (clearly a James Bond villain is in town.) There was lots of activity in the harbour – tugs moving, the Harbour Master zipping around, that sort of thing. Could it be moving out of the harbour today? If […]

24 Dec 2011

iTunes Match and Podcast Playlists: A Fix!

In my last post, I described the problems I was having syncing manual podcast playlists between iTunes and my iPhone after I upgraded to iTunes Match/iCloud. Well, it looks like I got an early Christmas present from YouOverRotated, who commented: I was in the same exact situation, except mine’s a BMW, not a Mini =). […]