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More Realistic HDR Images Using “Enfuse”

Hi gang – and howdy from Charlotte, North Carolina (here for my seminar today). So, last week I had Real Estate photographer Thomas Grubba as my guest on “The Grid” (our life weekly talk show for photographers), and he was talking … [Read more]

Lightroom Mobile Tip: Shooting Directly Into a Collection

Here’s a nice, quick little tip for all you Lightroom Mobile users out there — it’s how to shoot and have the shots as you take them go directly into a collection. It’s all about where you access Lightroom’s built-in camera … [Read more]

Some Quick Friday Stuff

Hi everybody – happy Friday, and here’s what’s up: My “Simplified Lightoom Image Management” System Last night, in front of a live audience, I taped a class I’ve been working on for quite some time designed for … [Read more]

My Speaking Schedule This Week at Photo Plus Expo in New York

I’ve got a busy week coming up in New York City at Photo Plus — the big daddy of all photo shows here in the US, and I hope at some point our paths cross in one of my presentations. Here’s my schedule: Thursday: 8:00 am: “Creating … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Luke Copping!

The Good, The Bad, and The Great – How To Vet Your Clients In Order To Save Your Time, Your Sanity, and Your Career I don’t think there is a moment associated with as many jumbled emotions in a creative’s career as the first time you tell … [Read more]

Create a Textured Bird with Smoke in Photoshop

Today we’re going to be taking a look at a few basic techniques to get you started using Photoshop’s blending options to give you some very nice looking results fairly quickly! Here we’ll be giving basic graphic shapes some depth … [Read more]

How To Clearly See Spots or Sensor Dust In Your Image

Hi gang: Happy Monday — OK, that’s enough chatty stuff, let’s get to work! STEP ONE: When you look at the image above, you can see a few spots, mostly to the left of our subject. But the problem is — spots are easy to miss, especially on … [Read more]

Going to Photo Plus Expo? Wanna Shoot Portraits With Me For a Couple of Hours?

Hi Gang: I know it’s only Tuesday (I’m scheduled to post Wednesdays now instead), but I know some of you are going to be heading up to the New York City in a couple of weeks for Photo Plus Expo, and I wanted to tell you about a hands-on … [Read more]

Quick Develop’s Hidden Little Secret

Hi Gang: It’s Wednesday…and that’s tip time! Here’s the Library Module’s Quick Develop panel, but in particular take a look at the Clarity and Vibrance controls near the bottom of the panel (seen above). Hold the Option key on … [Read more]

Reader Question: Can You Create Presets for Cropping?

Hi Gang, and happy Friday! Last week when I posted here about my new Lightroom CC Killer Tips online class, one of my readers, Stephanie Bunhc, asked “Can you create presets for cropping?” The answer is: “…you sure can!” … [Read more]

Field Report: The “Ledge” Lock For MacBook Pro Owners

Above: My MacBook Pro in the photo workroom, secured with “The Ledge” and cable lock. A couple of weeks ago I covered the Bucs home game vs. the LA Rams, and I tried out a new lock for my MacBook Pro Retina laptop called “The … [Read more]

Lots of Monday Stuff (and come shoot portraits with me in NYC)

Going to Photo Plus Expo in a couple of weeks? Come Shoot Portraits with Me! Hi gang — it’s Monday. Here’s what’s up: If you’re going to Photo Plus Expo in New York, I want to tell you about a hands-on “Portraits on … [Read more]

Worldwide Photo Walk Update

Hey gang, just a quick update on where we are on the Worldwide Photo Walk. Let’s look at the numbers first, cause they’re awesome! (1) We had 24,338 walkers participate (2) We had 1,068 walks organized around the world (3) We have raised … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday, In Memoriam of Tim Mantoani

Editor’s Note: On October 7, 2016, we lost not just one of our favorite photographers, but one of our favorite people, Tim Mantoani, to his battle with cancer. In his honor and memory, we wanted to share Tim’s first guest post from 2009 … [Read more]

You’ll Love The Name of My New Online Lightroom Class

That’s right — it’s “Lightroom Killer Tips!” (I thought you’d dig that). Hey everybody – I’m finally back from my photo trip to Italy, and I’m ready to get back into the groove (though our offices are … [Read more]

A Walk To Remember

Greetings from the enchanting city of Venice, Italy (yup, I’m still here, but I head back home tomorrow). Here’s my awesome group of photographers, many of whom came from all over Europe to join us for a day of photos and fun (by the way … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Rick Sammon!

Hey! It’s great to be back on Scott’s blog. Thank you Scott for the invite, and thank you Brad Moore for setting up this extra-long guest blog post. I’m here with an excerpt from my new (and 37th) book: Evolution Of An Image – A Behind The Scenes … [Read more]

Create a 3D Layered Blocks Text Effect

Photoshop is useful and helpful when dealing with photos. This tutorial will show you how to play around with Photoshop’s Shape and 3D options and settings, to create a simple clean 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly. (View This Tutorial) … [Read more]

How to Create a 3D Octopus Text Effect

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial teaches how to apply octopus skin texture and light reflections to the 3d letters. You may get large editable psd file of “octopus text effect” Photoshop tutorial by making a payment. Also you may get a psd file which … [Read more]

Create a Sci-Fi Chamber Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn how to create a sci-fi photo manipulation of a mysterious chamber with amazing light flares and great entrance with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to contruct your own chamber with textures , place a model in front of the … [Read more]