Understand flash modes

Auto

In Auto mode, the flash fires when the camera detects low light -ideal for when the subject is in a dark room or backlit. However, it can be an unflattering, hard light if you can’t bounce it, and often the foreground is too bright or the background black. Turning the flash off or switching to Slow Sync may create a more flattering image.

Flash On

When in the Flash On mode, the flash will always fire regardless of light levels. This is great for when your subject is backlit, such as in our example above, as it will fill

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UNDER THE LOUPE

Snapshots vs. Virtual Copies

The snapshot and virtual copy functions in Lightroom share some similarity some significant differences. Each has a valuable place in a Lightroom workflow, and it’s important to understand the differences to use each one effectively.

Every adjustment you make to your photos in Lightroom is stored in the catalog file as a set of instructions that’s only applied to copies created during output, such as exporting copies, printing, uploading a Web gallery, and so on. The snapshot and virtual copy functions allow us to leverage the power of the Lightroom catalog to store and display multiple

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UNDER WATER LOVE

HARRY FAYT tells Will Roberts that his love for creating beautiful underwater images is anchored deep in his past.

From his home in Liege, Belgium, Harry Fayt recalls how as a child, his passion for the submarine world landed him in hospital.

At a young age, Harry, now 33, suffered from ear problems and as a result had to wear special plugs which stopped him from submerging his head in water. But time and time again, temptation got the better of him. «I didn’t want to swim at the surface, I wanted to go down, under the water,» he says.

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UNDER THE HOOD

Overview of the Lightroom 5 Beta

In mid-April, Adobe announced the Lightroom 5 Beta. In this article, we’ll take a look at the new features, as well as shine a spotlight on some minor, but very welcome improvements to the Lightroom experience.

IMPROVED HEALING BRUSH

Without a doubt, the biggest new feature is the advanced healing and cloning capabilities that have been added to the Spot Removal tool (Q). In previous versions, we were limited to a circular tool, which was great for dust spots, but challenging for other types of retouching.

In Lightroom 5, the circular limitation is no

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Under other flags

Despite its proven track record, ease of maintenance and its reliable Hercules engines, what could have been a vibrant export market for Beaufighters failed to materialise. Only three countries directly opted for the type, while a third acquired a handful through a clandestine route. Two of these nations used them in anger.

During the war, four Commonwealth air forces flew ‘Beaus’: Australia (five squadrons in the Pacific, two in the UK), Canada (four in the UK), New Zealand (two in the UK) and South Africa (two in the Middle East). As charted in the feature Whispering Death, Australia also built

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UNCOMMON MAN

Новый студийный альбом Deep Purple Now What?!, вышедший спустя долгие 8 лет после своего предшественника, похоже, оправдал все ожидания. А возможно, даже превзошёл их — ведь некоторые опрометчиво заявляют, что группа никогда не звучала настолько хорошо. Интересно, что же скажет по этому поводу человек, который всегда был в Deep Purple.

Дамы и господа: мистер Иэн Пейс!

Иэн, прежде всего, хотелось бы поздравить вас с выходом долгожданного альбома. И надеюсь, что вы довольны полученным результатом.

Да, мы весьма и весьма довольны. Фактически, ещё в процессе работы над пластинкой, заведомо можно понять, какой она получится. Ведь некоторые записи даются легко, а некоторые

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