Autumn 15 Minute Photo Challenge!

Autumn 15 Minute Photo Challenge!

October 10, 2017

The colors of fall make Autumn a favorite season for many of us photographers. The beautiful landscapes just seem to ask to be photographed!

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The Quickest Way to Get Smooth and Creamy Skin...Lightroom!

The Quickest Way to Get Smooth and Creamy Skin...Lightroom!

September 30, 2017

Who doesn't want smooth, creamy, flawless skin?

By using Lightroom's Adjustment Brush, you can give your portrait subjects skin that's as smooth as a baby's bottom in just a few quick steps.

Here's how it's done:

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It's Quick and Easy to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom!

It's Quick and Easy to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom!

September 20, 2017

I love images that are steeped in rich, luscious colors.

But I also love the simplicity and charm of black and white photography. There's just something so classic and timeless about a black and white image. Black and white photos are all about shapes and textures and the way that the light plays with those elements. And without color, there's nothing to distract from the message/emotion captured in an image.

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Don't Miss the Best Time for Capturing those Amazing Fall Colors!

Don't Miss the Best Time for Capturing those Amazing Fall Colors!

September 10, 2017

Fall is almost here!

The official start of Fall is September 23. It's just a mere two weeks away! And with the cooling weather and the reduced sunlight, the trees begin to change color, creating a photographer's paradise with some of the most breathtaking scenics of the year.

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Why I Shoot RAW

Why I Shoot RAW

September 01, 2017

I always shoot RAW. I have my camera set to shoot in the RAW format and I never change that setting.

But I know that there's some controversy about shooting RAW vs. JPEG. It seems that everyone has an opinion on it. Obviously, I do too.

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Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

August 21, 2017

If you are looking to get started in Photoshop, you’re in luck! Adobe has recently launched a new Photoshop for Beginners Tips and Tutorials Series on YouTube.

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Creative Exposure: Putting It All Together

Creative Exposure: Putting It All Together

August 11, 2017

Over the past ten posts, we talked a lot about the components of exposure and how important they are in controlling the look and feel of your images.

Below is a list of links to those posts, just in case you’ve missed any:

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Creative exposure Part Ten: Taking Control with Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

Creative exposure Part Ten: Taking Control with Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

August 01, 2017

The only way you are going to be able to take control of exposure is if you get out of the ‘Auto’ mode on your digital camera. In Auto mode, your camera makes all of the exposure decisions for you. But your camera can’t know the look you want for your photo.

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Creative Exposure Part Nine: More on ISO

Creative Exposure Part Nine: More on ISO

July 22, 2017

We've seen how managing the ISO setting allows you to control the amount of grain that shows in your photos. But it does more than that. Understanding and working with the ISO setting gives us added flexibility in terms of setting the other two exposure settings–aperture and shutter speed.

The bottom line is that ISO is an important and useful tool, and one that you will want to be comfortable with if you are looking to take creative control of your exposure.

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Creative Exposure Part Eight: Understanding ISO

Creative Exposure Part Eight: Understanding ISO

July 12, 2017

ISO–which stand for International Standards Organization–is the third point on the exposure triangle and it represents the sensitivity of the camera’s image sensor to light.

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Creative Exposure Part Seven: More on Aperture and Depth of Field

Creative Exposure Part Seven: More on Aperture and Depth of Field

July 02, 2017

Understanding aperture and how it affects depth of field is one of the most important concepts to learn in photography because it has such a big impact on your images.

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Creative Exposure Part Six: Lens Speed

Creative Exposure Part Six: Lens Speed

June 22, 2017

For the last several posts, we have been talking about exposure and how we can use it to creatively change the look of our photos. And in our previous post, we looked at using the aperture settings to change the depth of field of an image.

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