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Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.

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Rock Luminar with My New Essential Training

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:43:07 -0800

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Luminar for revealing the artistic soul trapped inside my images. And now to help others master this application, I have a new Essential Training. Here's the scoop -

Tricks with Live Photo in Photos for macOS High Sierra

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:45:42 -0800

Live Photo will make you love iPhone photography even more. Here's why -

"The Anti-Zoom Challenge"- Digital Photography Podcast 626

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:07:34 -0800

I have 3 secret weapons to improve my creativity. They go by 28, 45, and 85. I explain how this works on today's TDS Photography Podcast -

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Using Signs to Help Tell the Story

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:20:06 -0800

Signs are often interesting in themselves, but when combined with an overall composition, they can help make the picture more effective -

Crash Course (free!) in Redesigned Layers in Capture One Pro 11

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:03:56 -0800

One of my favorite new features in Capture One Pro 11 is redesigned layers. Here's a free movie on how to use them -

Fan Favorite - Olympus E-M10 II with Compact 45mm for Sports Photography

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:02:00 -0800

In a sea of smartphones the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 prime stands heads and shoulders above the arena crowd. Here's why -

"Like to Shoot, or Shoot for Likes?"- Digital Photography Podcast 625

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:14:55 -0800

What is your motivation for sharing work online? I explore the possibilities in this week's photography podcast -

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2nd Edition Apple Photos Book Now Available on Amazon

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:23:49 -0800

If you work in the Apple ecosystem, and you haven't looked at Photos for a while, then this book is for you -

Kodak Scanza Review - Digitize Your Film at Home

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:49:43 -0800

How does the new Kodak Scanza stack up against pro lab units and older home models? I provide side-by-side comparisons in this review -

Love Your Camera Longer - Olympus Firmware Upgrades

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:01:56 -0800

Our cameras are important investments for us, and photographers who use Olympus for their work just received nice upgrades for their gear. Here are the details -

"Canon, Fuji, and Pentax Make Big News" - Photography Podcast 624

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 22:48:17 -0800

It's only February, and already we have big announcements this year from the camera makers. Here's a closer look at what is new, and a bit about what they may mean -

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Take a Drive

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:17:58 -0800

At the risk of stating again what we all know: take a drive, capture some pictures, then come home and play with them. The chores can wait -

Upcoming Class - Build Your Digital Darkroom with Photos (with Free Book)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:08:25 -0800

Customize your own digital darkroom, and get a free signed edition of my new Apple Photos Book for Photographers as part of the bargain. Here's how -

The Wonderful World of Ultra Compact Zooms

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:34:36 -0800

We're no longer limited to prime lenses for compact, lightweight travel photography. These two zooms, and others like them, are truly game-changers for nimble photographers. Here's a closer look -

"Should Our Cameras Be as Smart as Our Phones?"- Photo Podcast 623

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:18:23 -0800

If you're the camera industry battling smartphones, do you fight fire with fire, or take a different approach all together? I have some thoughts on today's TDS Podcast -

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