• Pre-Shoot Inquiries You Never Want to Hear

    Published Monday, October 21st, 2013

    Questions You Never Want to Hear

    So we’ve probably all been there… the moment you have to decide what to say after a client/friend/family member says something really ignorant about your line of work as a photographer. Natural instinct is to want to haul off and hit something; however, for the sake of saving face you have to find a cordial way to counter what they’ve said. Here are five common lines I‘ve repeatedly come across and the ways I’ve found to retort with a polite, but honest response.

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  • Create a Mask in Photoshop Using Channels

    Published Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

    Create a Mask in Photoshop Using Channels

    In this step by step tutorial, I’m going to describe the basics behind creating a mask in Photoshop using channels. One of the greatest or worst things about Photoshop is the fact that there are often multiple techniques for achieving the same thing. Creating masks is one thing that can be achieved in various different ways and different techniques tend to suit different subjects.

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  • Using Your Camera’s Histogram Display To Take Better Pictures

    Published Monday, October 14th, 2013

    How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

    It’s a mistake to look at a picture in the LCD screen of your camera and think that’s exactly how it’s going to look when you import it into your photo management program. At best the LCD screen is a close approximation; much better now than just a few years ago, but there can be a world of difference between your camera’s LCD and your computer screen, and some details are lost in a screen that small.

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  • Cute Photos of Kids at Halloween

    Published Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    In just a few weeks Halloween will be here and kids will be out trick-or-treating. Halloween is a great opportunity to get some priceless photographs for your clients or of your own kids in costume. With that in mind, here is some inspiration. We’ve got 21 Halloween photos to showcase.

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  • Free Cross Processed Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, October 7th, 2013

    Free Cross Processed Lightroom Preset

    Today we have a free Lightroom preset that will give your photos a cross processed look. This preset is a sample from our larger set of Cross Processing Lightroom Presets. The preset works in Lightroom 4 and 5 with both RAW files and .jpg files.

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  • Free HDR Lightroom Preset

    Published Monday, October 7th, 2013

    Free HDR Lightroom Preset

    Today we have a free Lightroom preset that will give your photos an HDR-like look. This preset is a sample from our larger set of HDR Hero Lightroom Presets. The preset works in Lightroom 4 and 5 with both RAW files and .jpg files. See preview images below.

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  • Tips for Awesome Self Portrait Photography

    Published Monday, October 7th, 2013

    Self Portrait Tips

    As a photographer, you’ll often sift through your past images and think “where am I?” Being behind the camera is fun, but if you can combine your photographic skills while being in front of the camera you can have fun and get some great shots of yourself.

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  • 40 Waterscape Photos for Your Inspiration

    Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

    Recently we showcased landscape photos, and today we’re shifting to focus specifically on waterscape photos. Coastal scenes, lakes, and rivers provide subjects for beautiful photos, and you’ll find 40 examples in this blog post.

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  • Pinterest for Photographers: How to Get Started

    Published Monday, September 30th, 2013

    Pinterest for Photographers

    Pinterest has been making waves in the world of social media, and with over 260 million unique monthly visits now is the time to start taking this site seriously.

    You may be wondering what exactly Pinterest is and how you can use it to promote your photography business. If so, then stick around and check out some of our top tips on how to get started.

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  • 33 Fabulous Night Photographs

    Published Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

    The same subjects will look drastically different when photographed at night as opposed to in daylight. The mood of night photography is a favorite of many, and a quality night photo can be quite powerful. Here we’ll showcase 33 examples of awesome night photography from different photographers.

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  • Beautiful Photos of Autumn

    Published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

    For those of us living in the north it’s the time of year where the leaves will soon be changing color during the transition of seasons. Autumn is a beautiful season and one that provides plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs.

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  • How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

    Published Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to use Photoshop to replace the sky of one photo with the sky from another. This may just be to make a photo more interesting, but it could also save a photo with an underexposed sky that is pure white in parts.

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  • Amazing Photos of the Open Road

    Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    I’ve always loved photos of the open road. I’m not sure if I’m drawn in by the vast open space or the lines created by the road fading into the distance, but either way, I love to see these types of photos from various places around the world.

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  • Free Watercolor Textures

    Published Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

    Free Watercolor Textures

    Today we have a free set of 3 watercolor textures available for download. These textures are a sample from our full set of 58 Watercolor Textures. They are ideal for use as overlays and for backgrounds. They are very detailed and high quality. The free samples are 2400 pixels by 3000 pixels at 300 dpi. The textures in the full set are a massive 4800 pixels by 6000 pixels at 300 dpi.

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  • 10 Great Photography Gadgets Under $25

    Published Monday, September 16th, 2013

    Great Photography Gadgets Under $25

    I love photography gadgets and some of them turn out to be surprisingly handy. The other day I went through my gadget box and picked out a few that turned out to be really worth the money. There were more that should get honorable mention but didn’t get included because they didn’t make the price target.

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