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Nicholas Mitchell

Nicholas Mitchell

Nicholas is a staff writer at Photodoto. His interests include photography, collecting cameras old and new, video editing, and all things 3d. If a new gadget comes out on the market, he's sure to be the first to try it. He enjoys experimenting with low light photography, very long exposures and high speed filming.

Are Professional Photographers Expensive?

I don’t think there is a professional photographer out there that hasn’t heard a potential client utter the words, “you charge how much?” or “what exactly do I get for that” or even “But all you do is push a button!” Yes, it’s true, any photographer worth their weight will seem expensive at first glance. Even I am guilty of thinking this before I started taking photography more seriously.

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However, just like the graceful swan gliding along the water, beneath there is a whole lot more going on that, as the client, you often don’t see or know about.

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Why Your Photoshop Keeps Crashing and How to Fix it

Photoshop can do amazing things with images. It can also make you want to pull your hair out in frustration.  Photoshop constantly crashing while you work is one such frustrating problem. Why does it crash? What can you do to fix it?

Your computer may not have enough memory, or it may not have enough space to run Photoshop, causing it to crash. Or the graphics driver may need more time to process.

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Don’t know what that means? Don’t worry! Come with us as we explore some of the possible reasons why your Photoshop keeps crashing. More importantly, we’ll also explore how to fix it even if you’re not a techy person.  Click to learn more…

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Are Lightroom Presets Worth Buying?

If you follow any popular photographer on YouTube or Instagram, chances are, that you’ve been pitched to buy their Lightroom presets. Some photographers actually give theirs away, while some charge a pretty penny. Which leads to the question, are Lightroom presets worth buying?

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If you search the Internet for this question, you would mostly find strong opinions telling you to not buy any presets at all. But I will give you a more balanced answer with both the for and against perspective.

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Do Photos Lose Quality When Airdropped?

There are plenty of features present in iOS, or Apple devices in general that make the experience “magical,” and AirDrop is one of them. First introduced with iOS7, the file-sharing technology has made life so much simpler with regards to sharing files. As a photographer, AirDrop is invaluable! Not having to rely on cables, dongles, or even an Internet connection brings a ton of freedom when you’re looking to send hundreds of photos to and from your computer.

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I’ll be honest. I’ve been using AirDrop for quite some time now, but I only recently questioned if there was any sort of compression or resizing happening to the images I was sending. So, I sat down to research to find out if photos lose quality when AirDropped.

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Do Wide Angle Lens Converters Work?

The first thing any photographer wants to know about a piece of gear is how well it works. Camera equipment is expensive, which is why photographers spend so much time sifting through reviews before making purchasing decisions.  For some of the more specialty lenses,  photographers test the waters with accessories like wide-angle lens converters. These are much cheaper than buying the lens itself.

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But do wide angle lens converters work?

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