An update from the Photosmith folks

I have long been a fan of Photosmith for iPad. It is a super solution for mobile workflow.

But I need to share something with you: I was “that close” to dumping them when I had major issues syncing with Lightroom 4 on my iMac.

Major as in: not working at all and tech support not being able to solve it.

Then Chris (or was it Chris? LOL) jumped in the tech support trend. – well, he was more like pulled-in by me!

It turned out that part of the issues were on this end, i.e.: me! I needed to use wireless syncing instead of through the iPad USB cable.

But part of the issues were also due to the restrictions that the iPad SDK imposes on third party developers.

The upcoming v2.3 of Photosmith is looking at some MAJOR overhaul.

I like these kids :-).

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10 Best Photography Books for Beginners

If you are (semi-)new to photography, that is if you know how to click on a shutter button, and you want to learn about exposure but also on what makes a great picture, then get one of those books.

I very much like Michael Freeman personally.

10 Best Photography Books for Beginners and 20 More to Consider.

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Scott Bourne’s 12 Favourite Bird Photographs From The Last Decade

I love bird photography. I think that is what got me into it when I first saw a couple of pics that Vincent, my mentor, had taken.

Here are some great pics: Looking Back – My 12 Favorite Bird Photographs From The Last Decade « Photofocus.

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100 Nikon DSLR tips you need to know right now

Here’s a great read that caught my eye over the holidays.

Let me know what are your favourite tips.

100 Nikon DSLR tips you need to know right now | Digital Camera World.

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2012 in review: Thank you for reading

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 42,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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Best of 2012: December

Parties parties and more parties. Isn’t this what the holidays is all about?

I could have posted a few pictures from the two snow storms we had here. Sort of exotic for some of my readers I think.

But I decided to post a picture of the loves of my life that I took in my home studio to play with my new SB-910 flash unit that my wife got me for Christmas.

f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 320 @ 44mm with Nikon 24-70mm f2/.8

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Best of 2012: November

By November, my new photography career was in full swing.

Book launch event, corporate photography, Breast Cancer Foundation recognition event, Cheerleading competition, first Christmas parties, and my second open house photoshoot event.

This month’s picture is taken from that second open house. But first some background.

Being born and bread in Montréal, I always make references to hockey. They say that good goaltenders make their own luck when they completely cover the goal and the attacking player hits the goal post.

I say the same thing about photographers. And this next shot is just one of these examples.

I had prepared for the shot, with the wide aperture, and I had planned for the grand-mother to be in the background. Then, I asked the baby to walk towards me.

Planned, sure, but oh man, what a shot!

f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 200 @ 40mm with Nikon 24-70mm f2/.8

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