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Photographer Reviews Microsoft’s New Surface Pro (2017)

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How well does the New Surface Pro (2017) perform when used to process and edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop? It definitely is not going to replace my Dell XPS 15, but it’s a pretty cool mobile tool for editing. Check out my overall thoughts. Check out the New Surface Pro here: http://amzn.to/2tqBgY7 Check out the Signature Type Cover here: http://amzn.to/2s6FKjh Check out the Surface Pen here: http://amzn.to/2upek8K Surface Pro Review on State of Tech: Video Transcript: Hey what’s up, it’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and this is the Microsoft Surface. It is thin and sleek, and light. And pretty cool. So, as a photographer, I’m always looking for the best tools to help me do my work and be the most effective photographer that I can, and also tools that help me be more creative. So, the Microsoft Surface has always appealed to me because of its touch interface, it’s stylus, the fact that it is a laptop, it has full Windows on it so it can run Photoshop and Lightroom, and all that good stuff. So, as a photographer, is this something that I could use? And I wanted to answer that question. I mean, I had purchased the Surface Pro 3 a few years ago, and although it was fantastic, I feel like maybe it was just a little too early for me. I wasn’t ready to make that full commit to windows. I was using Mac at the time, and still really like the Apple’s Macintosh platform, but I’m just …

025 – Protecting Your Glass with UV Protection Filters

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Protecting your investment is important. Lenses are expensive and easily broken. Protection filters help protect the exposed glass of your lens against the elements of the world and accidental impact. In this episode I discuss using uv protection filters to protect your lens against damage and show you a broken filter that saved my $2,000 lens from impending doom. Products mentioned in this video: B+W UV Haze filters (various sizes) Tiffen UV filters (various sizes) B+W 77mm Graduated filter Products seen in this video: Canon EOS 5D Mk.III Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Telephoto Tiffen Lens Filter Case Don’t have Photoshop? Get a Creative Cloud Photography subscription for $10 a month (Includes both Photoshop and Lightroom) Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

024 – Automatically Open JPG Images in Photoshop Camera RAW

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Camera RAW is a powerful tool for editing photos. It is a much faster process for making overall adjustments to images than using adjustment layers. Before getting into selective layer adjustments, I process images in Camera RAW. To streamline this process, I have Photoshop automatically open JPG images in Camera RAW. Here is how to set that as a default in Photoshop. Don’t have Photoshop? Get a Creative Cloud Photography subscription for $10 a month (Includes both Photoshop and Lightroom) Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

023 – Best Practices for Changing Camera Lenses

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Its easy to change your camera lens but its even easier to get dust on your sensor. This best practice will help you prevent getting dust and debris on your camera sensor as well as prevent potential damage to the mirror or sensor. Products seen in this video: Canon EOS 5D Mk.III Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Telephoto Sony a7 II Sony FE 70-200mm F4 lens

022 – Adding Copyright Metadata to an Image in Lightroom

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Copyrighting your photo can be useful in the event that someone uses your photo without your knowledge they’ll know who to credit the photo to. There are a couple of different ways to add copyright information to a photo, in this episode I’ll show you how. Don’t have Photoshop? Get a Creative Cloud Photography subscription for $10 a month (Includes both Photoshop and Lightroom) Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

021 – Checking Exposure with Internal Light Meter

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Understanding how to use the lighting meter in your camera is key to using manual mode effectively. The light meter allows you to set proper exposure for your image. In this video, I discuss how to use the light meter and also some best practices for different situations. Understanding how to use the lighting meter in your camera is key to using manual mode effectively. The light meter allows you to set proper exposure for your image. In this video, I discuss how to use the light meter and also some best practices for different situations. Products seen in this video: Canon EOS 5D Mk.III Manfrotto 504HD Video Head Induro Tripod legs Atomos Ninja Blade Monitor & Recorder Manfrotto 244 Magic Arm Giottos Mini Ball Head Camera Mount Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

020 – Converting an Image to Black & White in Lightroom

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There are several ways to convert an image to black and white, here is one simple way to convert an image to black and white in Adobe Lightroom. Don’t have Photoshop? Get a Creative Cloud Photography subscription for $10 a month (Includes both Photoshop and Lightroom) Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

019 – How to set a Custom White Balance

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In situations where the lighting is controlled, setting your white balance will help you achieve consistency across your photos. In this episode we learn how to set a custom white balance in your camera. Products seen in this video: Lastolite TriGrip Reflector Canon EOS 5D Mk.III Manfrotto 504HD Video Head Induro Tripod legs Atomos Ninja Blade Monitor & Recorder Manfrotto 244 Magic Arm Giottos Mini Ball Head Camera Mount Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group