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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Shoot for in 2016

For many, the beginning of a new year signifies a fresh start, but it can also bring into sharp focus a list of should haves, could haves, and would haves that had long been left to fade somewhere in the midst of the prior year....

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7 Tricks for Taking Killer Halloween Photos of Your Kids

Sit for a spell, and read up on our quick list of tips for spooking—*ahem* we mean shooting—the best Halloween photos of your kids this year. 1. Capture the Magic from Behind-the-Scenes Visit your local Halloween shops and document all the fun that goes in to choosing...

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Top 10 tips for how to take care of your camera gear

Your camera is your partner in photography and you love it. How else will you take amazing photos of the view from your favorite hiking trail? That’s why it‘s important to take good care of your camera equipment at all times. We put together our...

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Seeing The Light-Part 3

It's time to take it outside now.  When you are discussing natural light it seems the obvious place to be.  But just like the window light we talked about last week, there are so many different ways to use the biggest light source ever! Front light: ...

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Seeing The Light-Part 2

How obsessive have you been this week about the light around you?  Hopefully you have been paying attention both indoors and outdoors.  Today we'll be discussing creative lighting for indoor photos.  This post is perfect for those of you who love to take pics of...

Lightroom & Camera Calibration

Post 29 Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom® When you take a picture with your DSLR camera, the computer inside your camera applies processing in regards to color, light, vivid-ness, white balance, detail, and contrast. Each brand of camera (Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, etc.) utilizes its very own...

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Seeing The Light-Part 1

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word photography?  Have you ever stopped to think about what it means?From Mirriam-Webster:Photography: noun:  the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface...

Lightroom: Using Grain in Your Images

Post 28Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Looking for that little something to distinguish your images? Adding Grain could be the perfect thing.Against the GrainThe tool Grain provides texture to your image. Add a little or a lot with Amount, change the Size of the grain to...

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Photoshop Tips: How Big Can I Print?

Last Week – Follow UpLast week I discussed aspect ratios when printing and I said that you should pretty much always expect to crop at least a little when printing.  Someone asked about doing custom print sizes.  If you find a printer that will do...

Lightroom: Develop Effects

Post 27Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom® Another Summer Movie DayHoray! I like movies. Last post we covered a quick vignette tool in the Lens Corrections section. Today we dive in to even more you can do with vignetting.Which One Which OneWant more options for your vignettes?...