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Got Lightroom But Haven’t Learned Photoshop Yet?

Hi gang, and yes, it’s Monday already (altogether now…groan!) Anyway, when I’m out on the road with my Seminar Tour (next stop is in Indianapolis this Thursday by the way), I run into so many photographers who tell me they signed up for … [Read more]

Lightroom’s Mirror Image Mode

Have you even taken a portrait of someone, and when they see their image on screen, they say “Wow, that doesn’t look like me”. If they did, it’s probably because that actually isn’t how they see themselves day in and day … [Read more]

My “First-look” Video on The Just-Announced Canon 5D Mark IV

It’s here, and I got to take it out for a test location shoot, and I’ve got the most juicy specs, and a few test shots, with it in the video below: I know I don’t normally post on Thursdays, but this was big enough news (and … [Read more]

How to Publish Photos Directly From Lightroom to Instagram

My buddy Terry White came across this awesome FREE plug-in that lets you post right from Lightroom straight up to Instagram, and it works really well. Here’s a short video where Terry shows you how it all works: ….or, if you prefer to … [Read more]

When Your “Technically Correct” Photo Doesn’t Look Good

Above: The Dewitt Wallace Periodicals Room at the New York Public Library on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, taken with a Canon 11-14mm super wide-angle lens on a Canon EOS 5Ds. Hi gang, and happy Monday. I shared the image you see above on Instagram this … [Read more]

It’s Only Been One Week And We Already Have Over 1,000 Photo Walks Organized Around The World!

This is just insane! So exciting, and just crazy! In just one week, over 1,009 cities already have photo walks approved as part of my 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, sponsored by Canon. WOW!!! We have NEVER had this many walks, this quickly, and … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ali Rajabi!

Exploring the City with Hasselblad X1D Hello everyone, My name is Ali Rajabi, I am Hasselblad Master and Photoshop Expert based in New York. Let me start my blog with the name of God, and a very special thanks to Scott who let me to write again as … [Read more]

It’s New Class Thursday: Creating Large Format Prints (with Steve Hansen)

Fine Art Photography: Creating Large Format Prints with Steve Hansen Make your fine art prints stand out from the pack! Join Steve Hansen for an in-depth look at all of the steps involved in creating a large format fine art print. In this class … [Read more]

Just Announced: The New Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – It’s Finally Here!

Canon just announced perhaps one of the most anxiously awaited new cameras in years — the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I got a chance to do a shoot with it (see the video below), and I have to say, it’s not only probably the best camera Canon’s … [Read more]

Tonight Is My First NFL Football Game of the Season

The drought is over — Football is back, and tonight’s my first game of the season (well, it’s a pre-season game, but ya know — I definitely need a pre-season game to warm up and shake the dust off a long off-season). I’m excited to … [Read more]

An Easy Way To Get Better Images.

Click on image to enlarge.There's an old axiom on how to get better pictures. It's "stand in front of more interesting things". You've got to admit, today's subject is "interesting". We were at a small, local Renaissance Faire on Saturday with some … [Read more]

More On Easy Ways To Get Better Images

The subject of today's image was at the same Renaissance Faire as the person in my last post. If you check them both out there's something you may notice that makes them similar. There's not a whole lot to look at other than the subject. That's … [Read more]

Create a Surreal and Magical Dream Bottle Landscape

In this advanced tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a magical bottle scene set against the backdrop of a surreal landscape by compositing and blending several stock images together using techniques of layer masks, adjustment layers, dodge … [Read more]

Lightroom Tip: Seeing More Info on Clipped Highlight Areas

Hi Gang, and greetings from Nashville, Tennessee (I’m up here for my seminar today  – we’ve got a few hundred photographers here for the day – I hope you’re one of them). So, here’s a quick one that you might find helpful when dealing … [Read more]

Simple Soft Glow Effect (without using a plug-in)

Happy Wednesday everybody! Here’s that tutorial I mentioned back on Monday about a simple way to add a soft glow effect to your image, and take the edge off everything from portraits, to contrasty HDR images, and more. Plus, there’s a nice … [Read more]

Panos in Lightroom: Auto Crop vs. Boundary Warp

Hi gang, and happy Friday. I’ve had a number of questions about this, so I thought I’d cover it briefly here on the blog — it’s the difference between the Auto Crop feature and the new Boundary Warp feature when you’re … [Read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Announcing My 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

It’s here, and you’re invited to join us at my 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ sponsored by Canon (it’s a worldwide phenomenon with nearly 1,100 cities around the globe hosting walks last year). Best of all, it’s all to benefit the … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tom Kennedy!

For those who may not know me, allow me to share a bit about myself. I’m the Executive Director of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), this country’s leading trade association representing independent photographers working across … [Read more]

The Official “Worldwide Photo Walk” T-Shirts Are Here

Be the envy of your fellow walkers when you show up to the walk sporting your stylish, official Worldwide Photo Walk T-shirt. Not only will you look particularly snazzy, you’ll have done something bigger than just showing up your fellow walkers … [Read more]

The Myth About Depth of Field

Click on image to enlarge.Have you ever spoken to a fellow shooter about Depth of Field (DoF)? Have you ever been told you must have expensive, "fast glass" (a lens with a large maximum aperture - like F2.8 or F1.4) to get shallow DoF? Well, it all … [Read more]