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Here’s a Nifty Trick for Syncing Two or More Cameras in Lightroom

Shooting two or more cameras generally means you need to ensure the cameras are all synchronized to the same clock time. Unfortunately, my Canon 5D Mark III drifts horrendously when it comes to keeping good time -- perhaps even 20 seconds in a week. I found myself continuously having to set each of my cameras before each wedding shoot to ensure images are timestamped in the right order.

After giving it a think, I came up with this handy way to sync my two DSLR cameras using Lightroom and a "Timestamp" trick.

BitTorrent Shoot: An App for Quick and Secure Photo Sharing

BitTorrent is an industry leading protocol for peer-to-peer filing sharing over the Internet, enabling people to quickly share files when needed. Today, the company announced a new photo and video sharing application, BitTorrent Shoot. Designed to allow fast exchange between many different mobile device platforms, BitTorrent Shoot is available in Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Amazon Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Photo Storage at No Additional Cost

Amazon Prime has long been a go-to service for streamers and shoppers alike. But today, the service has become a great deal more enticing to photographers with the announcement of Amazon Prime Photos: a cloud-based service that will allow you to store unlimited photographs on Amazon’s massive cloud platform without having to pay a cent on top of your regular Prime membership.

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you're first starting to experiment with using strobes, it's easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the other technical aspects of lighting up a scene. Heck, it wasn’t until two years into my photography career that I understood how it all worked.

But, with this very helpful video put together by photographer Karl Taylor under your belt, you’ll be well on your way to knowing how it all works in just 13 minutes time.

Loom: A Superior Photo Stream for Photo Storage and Syncing Across All Devices

Apple's Photo Stream can be a useful feature if you use multiple devices to do your photo bidding. Take a photo on your phone, and it shows up on your iPad and computer instantly -- not too shabby.

But Photo Stream has limitations, most notably the ability to sync only your most recent thousand photos. That's why Jan Senderek decided to go out and create the Mac and iOS application Loom: an 'infinite camera roll' in the cloud that allows you to share and sync photos across all your devices easily.

Commercial Features Water Drops Frozen With Sound and the Camera’s Frame Rate

Earlier this year, we shared a crazy example of how you can make water drops look like they're frozen in midair simply by passing the water over a speaker and using sound vibrations to sync the drops with the frame rate of your camera. Well, Japan's largest music channel, Space Shower TV, has taken the idea and turned it into clever commercial. What you see above is ordinary footage using this trick -- there's no fancy CGI trickery, reversal during post, or high-speed camera footage involved.

Camera Synchronized to Chopper Blades Creates Amazing Illusion

Here's an old-ish video that's been making the rounds again lately (viral videos are like viruses -- they don't go away very easily). Titled "Camera shutter speed synchronized with helicopter blade frequency," it shows what can happen when your camera is synchronized with the RPM of a helicopter's rotor blades. The resulting footage makes the helicopter look as though it's just floating in the air!

Synchronize Your Lightroom Catalog with the Cloud Using Mosaic View

The worlds of digital photography and cloud storage have been colliding as of late, with industry players such as Adobe and Apple coming out with services (Revel and Photo Stream, respectively) that synchronize your photo collections with the cloud.

Mosaic View is one of the newest entries in this increasingly crowded space, offering a product specifically geared for Adobe Lightroom. Launched a couple weeks ago, the desktop and mobile app allows photographers to carry their Lightroom catalogs with them wherever they go.