• DOUGLAS PAUL WADE

    PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
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Welcome to Douglas Paul Wade

Photography and Graphic Design

I am a retired software engineer. In the evening or in those special moments, I am a photographer and a graphic designer. This site is a showcase of some of my work. I also post to other social sites, so follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, all as douglaspaulwade.

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Lastest Blog Listings

Jul

05

2017

How to Hold and Stabilize Your Camera

Want Sharper Photos? One thing that photographers assume is that they know how to hold a camera correctly. While the techniques are simple, I will cover some tips to help you create sharper images. If your images lack sharpness, it could be from camera shake (movement) or the delay as the camera “does the calculations” […]

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Jun

02

2017

Focus Modes

Last month I wrote about light metering modes. This month is about focus modes. There is one point or one area where the plane or distance from the lens is where the subject will be in focus. The goal is to get the focus point where you want it, and with an acceptable Depth of […]

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May

09

2017

Metering the Light

Last month, I wrote a basic article on exposure or how the camera’s controls capture an exposure. Exposure is best with metered light. How does your camera see the light? How is it measured? Metering light is different from Focus. Metering the light is done to get the best exposure for the image. The best […]

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Apr

18

2017

Basic Exposure

This month I am pausing my writing on Lightroom and starting a series on Beginning Photography. In September, I will teach a workshop for beginners. This first article is on exposure. Exposure is one of the most important elements of photography and understanding how good exposure is accomplished will increase the quality of your images. […]

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Feb

28

2017

Lightroom into Instagram

By Douglas Wade This month I want to write on the integration of Lightroom with a photography social network called Instagram, which is a photo-sharing application for phones. It allows you to share your images and videos publicly or privately. It even allows direct messaging. It is owned by Facebook, so the integrations to Facebook […]

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Feb

09

2017

Lightroom Smart Collections

Lightroom Smart Collections By Douglas Wade I love when Lightroom does organization for me in an automated way. One such way is the Smart Collections. There are two types of collections, Smart and Regular Collections. Think of Smart Collections as folders based on metadata, and the folders are constantly updating the collections as image’s data […]

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Jan

02

2017

Lightroom – Creating Copyright/ Contact Preset

When I work with images for the newsletter and website, I see too many images are lacking metadata such as Artist (Creator) name and Copyright data. I think it is a must to have that data on all your images that you release into the wild, such as LPA, S4C, PSA, social media like Facebook, […]

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Nov

04

2016

Article – LR – Judging Using Lightroom

Camera Club Judging Using Lightroom By Douglas Wade I have been the chairperson for our local Antelope Valley Fair for the past 3-4 years and have been the one to secure 3 judges per year, from multiple sources, to judge ~2000 photographs with over 1500 prints and close to 450 digital images, which are displayed […]

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Oct

05

2016

Lightroom – Before and After

Before and After By Douglas Wade When I talk to people about Lightroom there are two things that seem hard to believe; the first is Lightroom is non-destructive, meaning that the original file is never changed, all changes are either added inside the file in a special place, or Lightroom writes an external sidecar file. […]

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Lightroom and HDR

Sep

04

2016

Lightroom and HDR

By Douglas Wade HDR Merge was introduced in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6. High Dynamic Range (HDR) has been around for some time, and at one point people were processing lots of images that took on a “grunge” look – a look that seems over-processed in my opinion. It seemed to be more gimmick-like and […]

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