I have created the “Photography How and Why” category to share solutions to issues I have encountered and wanted others to know about. This is an effort to give something back to the large community of photographers on the Internet. This community did help me a lot to develop my skills and answer my questions.

Currently, the most popular posts in this category are dealing with the proper handling of infrared pictures in Lightroom:

Current Photography How and Why posts:

An example of aesthetically pleasing golden ratio print borders

Golden Ratio Print Borders, Revised

A tool for creating visually pleasing print borders using the golden ratio. You can calculate and preview the result for any picture or paper size.

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How to Re-enable Google Maps View in Lightroom Classic 6.14

On November 30, 2018, Maps view stopped working in Lightroom Classic 6.14. However, you can now re-enable it by using your own Google API key.

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How to Automatically Delete Old Lightroom Backups in Windows

Chances are that Lightroom backups have started filling your hard drive. This article shows you how to automate the deletion of older backups.

Three different stages of a solar eclipse as it was visible on March 20, 2015 in Vienna.

How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse

Technical challenges recording the solar eclipse and how to address them, using example pictures taken on March 20, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.