Video Tutorial : Search For A Photograph Thru Multiple Lightroom Classic Catalogs Using Windows Powershell

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A customer placed an order for a photograph I shot a few years ago, however, it wasn’t in the Lightroom catalog I expected it to be, therefore I decided to find a way to easily search through multiple Lightroom catalogs for a photo with one simple command. Windows PowerShell was the simple answer!

As referenced in the video, the PowerShell command you need to copy and paste is

Get-ChildItem -Recurse -depth 1 -include *.lrcat | Select-String “FILENAME HERE” -List | Select Path.

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My Drone Footage To Be Used In A New Portuguese Documentary

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You may remember a film I created back in the summer called “Consequência – Depois dos incêndios” showing the destruction caused by the Monchique Wildfires.

Last week I was contacted by a film company who is making a new documentary titled “Tudo é Paisagem” (“Everything is Landscape”) about the History of Landscape Architecture in Portugal. This has been commissioned by the Associação Portuguesa dos Arquitectos Paisagistas (Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects).

Yesterday we agreed terms and I have supplied various shots for inclusion in their documentary. As you can imagine, I’m pretty excited about this collaboration.

I will share more information at a later date, but for now if you haven’t watched my film from back in August you can view it below;

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“Consequência – Depois dos Incêndios” Is Now Available To Watch

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Almost 2 weeks have passed since the fires of Monchique were finally extinguished. Once the fires were out, I made a trip around the locally burnt areas and was shocked at just how large an area was affected and the amount of devastation left behind, I was (and still am) genuinely saddened by the scenes. I was determined to try and capture the scale of what happened to the almost 28,000 hectares burnt within just 7 days.

It has taken a fair amount of filming and editing to bring you “Consequência – Depois dos Incêndios” which translates to “Consequence – After the Fires”. Up until yesterday, I was still filming and still you can see areas of ash with smoke rising and occasionally there seems to be small flare-ups in the areas, particularly around Monchique. As you will see in the film, some of the ground has white ash spots or holes where trees once stood and have completely vanished. Other areas have an eerie beauty, such as the Eucalyptus trees with their scorched leaves, at first they appear to be stunning Autumn colours, of course, they are not.

Feel free to share this YouTube video, however, one thing I strongly ask is it is not used in any political argument about how bad or good the emergency services dealt with the situation. I did not create this film with any bias towards either side of the argument. For the record though, I am amazed at how well properties have been saved. The video is available in both HD and 4K if you have the Internet bandwidth and/or equipment to play it in those resolutions.

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Yay! The Bee Eaters Are Back!

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Yesterday I heard my first Nightingale, but today I’ve heard the first Bee Eater of the year. They are late, they always appear on the 1st April in this area, but they are 4 days late, probably due to the weather and of course the wind that we’ve had!

Last year, they even nested on our land, so I’ll bee-keeping (see what I did there!) a keen eye on them and expect many photos.

Here are a few from last year and below a video of them attempting to build nests before deciding this was not a suitable location.

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European Bee Eater - Abelharuco
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How Lens Diaphragm Blades Control the Aperture (Video)

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I setup the Lightbox today to make a quick video on how the diaphragm blades control the amount of light allowed through to the sensor (or film) inside the camera. This is to be part of my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop.

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Tutorial: Lightroom Classic CC Basics – Moving Photos Between Lightroom & Photoshop (Video)

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This video is the first in a series of Lightroom Classic CC Basic Tutorials that I’ll be publishing over the next few weeks and months.

These video tutorials are aimed at both newcomers and intermediate levels of Lightroom and give an insight into some of the basics.

In this episode I show you how easy is it to move photos from Lightroom into Photoshop for further editing and back again to Lightroom.

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