ND Filters: Beyond the Basics

Natural light photography enthusiasts know that good photography is more about the light than the gear. However, there’s no denying that a few pieces of gear can take your photography to a new level. Read more →

Easy Portrait Retouching Tutorial without Losing Skin Texture

When it comes to skin retouching, less is more. Retouching skin is tricky. You want to enhance it, not beat it to death, make it fresh and glow-y, while still keeping the integrity of the skin. You want to soften wrinkles, not obliterate them. And to bring out their eyes and natural beauty while keeping them looking like themselves. Even Continue Reading

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Tips for Enhancing Night Sky Photography in Photoshop

You will learn some important steps of enhancing a night sky photo in this tutorial. It is specifically useful if your photos were shot in areas with notable light pollution. Light pollution could spoil your photo by outshining the comparatively dim stars in the sky. Here are the tips for bringing back those spectacular stars Read more →

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12 Steps to Becoming a Good Photographer

The true key to growing as a photographer is to dedicate and immerse yourself in it on a consistent basis. Passion and enjoyment are key to becoming great at your craft. That beings said, there are many things to consider in order to progress through this journey as effectively as possible.

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5 Steps to Rock the Brenizer Method

The Brenizer Method is named after wedding photographer, Ryan Brenizer. He didn’t invent the method but instead made it popular by using it with his wedding clients Read more →


5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

For Landscape Photography, a tripod is absolutely essential, but rather than running out and purchasing any old tripod, I strongly suggest saving up for a well-built model from a reputable tripod manufacturer. Read more →


How to Shoot in Low Light – 9 Commonly Asked Questions

Many photographers consider low light to be bad light. The purpose of this article is to encourage you to not consider low light as inferior or unusable, but rather to look for subjects to photograph that react well to the available light. Read more →


How to Use the Right Captions on Your Photos to Better Connect With Viewers

30 years ago, we used slides, prints and albums to share photos with family and friends.  Now, between Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and 500px, you have more options than ever to share your photos.  The problem is, how do you connect to this much larger audience? Sharing a story alongside your photo will help you connect with your followers, and often turn a great photo into something spectacular. Read more →

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New Graduated and Radial Filter Features in Lightroom 6

Every time a new version of Lightroom comes out the first thing I look for are features that make the Develop module better, or easier to use. The ones I like best in Lightroom 6/CC are the improvements to the Graduated and Radial Filters. Let’s take a look at them.

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How to Change the Mood of Your Photos Using Color Gels

Sometimes a simple thing like a color gel can drastically change the mood of a photo. Gels can also come in handy when you need to give a very specific look to your photos— something that would otherwise take a lot of effort to achieve. The best thing is these gels are inexpensive. Read more →