Tech

Day at the Gym

For a photographer, gymnastics is one of the tougher disciplines to shoot.  Light is often abysmal and inconsistent, and movement is erratic (often circular) challenging the best auto-focus systems you can use.... and to top it off, some gyms are not conducive to finding good vantage points.  The Dudziak's gym in Biddeford, Maine is a bit better than most. The lights are new and relatively bright (and consistent), the walls are white and reflective and it's relatively easy too get a good viewpoint.

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Catalog Conundrum

Capture One Pro users are blessed with a fine RAW image processor, excellent color adjustment tools, layered adjustments and perspective correction abilities... and some "challenges."  Regardless of those challenges, I have adopted C1P at the center of my workflow, so yes, I'm a fan.  However, recently I ran into it's biggest challenge (according to many) and had to address it.   

C1P's Catalog, while better than its reputation, suffers and slows as it grows in size.  In my case, the need to split it up became mandatory as I found myself often waiting for the catalog to do it's thing....  watching my Mac's dreaded rainbow spinning wheel.  Similarly, selecting the "All images" view, bought me time to brew a pot of coffee and catch up on the news.  Read more...


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