It’s Macro Season!

It’s Macro Season!

April 23, 2017

Macro photography is probably my favorite kind of photography. Could that be because my subjects don’t (generally) talk back? Hmmm…!

With the beautiful weather, I’ve been having a lot of fun photographing flowers. I wanted to share with you a few of my images...

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Macro Photography Basics

Macro Photography Basics

April 13, 2017

This is the time of year, with the flowers all in bloom and insects appearing again, that the world around us seems to invite close-up images and macro photography.

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The Best Tips For Flower Photography

The Best Tips For Flower Photography

April 03, 2017

Spring!

Like a lot of folks, spring is my favorite time of the year. And one big reason for that is the chance to get my camera out and do some flower and macro photography.

With that in mind, it seems like a good time to talk about tips for great flower photography. We’ve rounded up some of the best! So below you’ll find tips and videos to help you take better flower photos, gathered from some...

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The Art of Flower Photography

The Art of Flower Photography

March 24, 2017

With spring here, flower photography is in full bloom! For me, spring is inspiring. There’s something about the budding flowers, the newly green foliage, the sounds of birds, the longer days, the warmer sun that give me the sense that the earth has been reborn. And it’s all worth capturing on (digital) film.

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Sharing Your Photos: Removing Location Data in Lightroom

Sharing Your Photos: Removing Location Data in Lightroom

March 14, 2017

We all enjoy sharing our images online. And we do it a lot! I've read that there are approximately 300 million photos uploaded every day just to Facebook. That's sharing!

But it's important to keep in mind that, given today's geotagging technology, when you post a photo online, chances are good that you are sharing more than just that image. You may also be sharing your location information.

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Just in! Brand New Lightroom Presets, Perfect for Spring…

Just in! Brand New Lightroom Presets, Perfect for Spring…

March 10, 2017

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How to Organize Your Photos in Adobe Lightroom

How to Organize Your Photos in Adobe Lightroom

March 04, 2017

One of the great things about digital photography is how easy it is to take lots and lots of photographs.

But there is a downside to this and that’s image overload! Trying to store and organize so making photos can be overwhelming.

Lightroom’s Library module can help with this.

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Mapping your Photos in Lightroom

Mapping your Photos in Lightroom

February 22, 2017

You probably already know that almost all camera phones and many DSLRs and compact cameras embed GPS (location) data in images as you take them.

Lightroom’s Map module allows you take advantage of this embedded location data by letting you view your images on a map.

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What Does a Lens Hood Do?

What Does a Lens Hood Do?

February 12, 2017

The too-often-overlooked lens hood.

Does this sound familiar? You go out and buy a news lens. You unpack it with bated breath. You can’t wait to try it out! You carefully pick it up, treating it like a fragile newborn baby. You gently attach it to your camera…

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Crazy Quick White Balance Fix in Photoshop

Crazy Quick White Balance Fix in Photoshop

February 02, 2017

A few posts ago, we talked about the basics of white balance and the importance of getting white balance right if you want the color in your images to look natural.

Luckily, with today’s advanced technology, the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting does a really good job and gets it right most of the time.

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How to Take Amazing Photos in The Snow

How to Take Amazing Photos in The Snow

January 23, 2017

There’s nothing like a new snow fall to brighten up a dreary winter landscape.

The beauty of a fresh snowfall inspires the photographer in all of us. The bright white snow against a rich blue sky, the light reflecting off of icicles, kids playing in the snow…winter scenes beckon to be photographed.

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The Basics of White Balance

The Basics of White Balance

January 13, 2017

White balance is a subject that can confuse a lot of beginning photographers. And I think that's because it's easy to get bogged down in the nitty-gritty, technical details of this particular subject.

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