Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nepal 2012

Tomorrow will see me heading off to Nepal on another photo shoot. Nepal, officially the Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million, Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the Peoples Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the India.

We’ll be spending a few days in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) photographing the many temples, and of course taking in as much of the local culture as possible. Our next stop will be Pokhara, where we hope photograph locations such as the Davis Falls, Phewa Lake, the Seti Gorge, and of course views of Himalaya’s and in particular the Annapurna Range. From Pokhara we’ll travel over to the Chitwan National Park, home of the very rare one-horned rhinoceros, and if we’re really lucky we might even see a tiger. Our last couple of days will be spent in Nagarkot and Bhaktapur photographing rural activity and landscape together with people and street activity.

Most of the hotels we’ll be staying at have internet service, but this doesn’t mean that it actually works. Nevertheless, I’ll try post a few images as I travel around the country.

George Jardine discusses Geotagging in Lightroom

George Jardine posted an excellent article a few days back in which he discusses GPS geotagging images in Lightroom. In it he covers topics such as Lightroom’s Time Zone Offset, daylight savings, and a bunch of other things that could easily make your head spin. I’ll not steal his thunder, but he does come to the conclusion that Lightroom’s Geotagging feature is not the most user friendly solution on the market. Fortunately, George has spent a lot of time trying to figuring out the many nuances of Lightroom’s geotagging feature and put it all into practice in a free video tutorial.

Th article and associated video are well worth checking out, as are George’s other Lightroom related material.

Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw Release Candidates

It’s just a month since Adobe released the final version of Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2, yet here we have release candidates from the next dot release (i.e. Lightroom 4.3 and Camera 7.3)

These latest releases include bug fixes plus support for new cameras and lenses, and initial support for the Apple MacBook with the Retina display.

The following bugs that were part earlier Lightroom releases have been fixed.

  • Unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel via the Revel Publish Plugin
  • Unable to add a second photo to a page layout in a Book. This only occurred when the “Show Unused Photos” filter is selected in the filmstrip.
  • A photo can be flagged as both a “Pick” and “Reject” at the same time when using the Toolbar to apply flags
  • Using multiple fonts within the same text cell inside a Book can sometimes cause Lightroom to crash
  • Exposure becomes the active adjustment slider in the Basic panel (within Develop) when moving from image to image
  • Customers using Photoshop Elements 11 were unable to upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom 4
  • Custom Cell padding options in the Book Module reset in between Lightroom sessions
  • 1080p video files shot on iPhone 4S flicker on replay
  • Leaving the Book Module after using multiple text colors in the same text cell can sometimes cause the book to be lost.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw Release Candidates

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600 *
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10

Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 can be downloaded from Adobe Labs.