5 Easy Steps To Curves In Photoshop (Part 1)

Using Curves In Photoshop So you’ve managed to open your image in Photoshop. Now what?! You can tell from all the buttons, commands, and options that the possibilities are potentially endless; but you have no idea what to do first, or, frankly, what to do at...

Social Media and The Photographer

How Does Social Media Effect Photographers? Often when we think of modern photography, our minds are drawn to digital versus old school film. But with the rise of digital photography, we are also faced with the rise of social media. How does social media effect...

3 Compelling Reasons To Edit Your Photos

Why Edit Your Photos? Why edit your photos? Since the rise of digital photography, there has been this question, “Is photo editing cheating?”.  Maybe it’s the word editing. People get uncomfortable when they hear that a photo was edited. It sounds...

4 Tips For Keeping Detail in Backlit Images

Keeping Detail in Backlit Images Keeping detail in backlit images requires more than just “pointing and shooting”, but it’s not rocket science. With a few pointers, you’ll be on your way to rich photographs that show the depth and detail of...

Capturing Good Light In Camera

Capturing Good Light In Camera Capturing good light in camera is such a vital part of photography. As a fine art photographer, I post process my images, and sometimes I will even manipulate or add light to them. But I cannot stress enough how important it is to...

Understanding Light and Shadow

Understanding Light and Shadow Understanding light and shadow is an important part of photography. To begin, let me step back and give you a little science lesson. There are three parts to a shadow: the umbra, the penumbra, and the antumbra. For the purposes of this...

Adding Depth to Photos

Adding Depth to Photos Adding depth to photos can be accomplished both in-camera and also in post. As in all 2-dimensional art, working with light and shadow creates proper depth in your photographs. In photography, there are several ways of accomplishing this…...

Creating Fine Art Painterly Images

Fine Art Painterly Images For the past couple of years, I’ve been working on creating fine art painterly images. Sometimes my style has deviated from this objective, but I keep coming back to it. In 2014, I set out to emulate famous paintings. Now, two years...

Photographing Children

Photographing Children Photographing children can be quite a fun experience once you get the hang of it. It just takes a little bit of patience, some creativity, and the ability to have fun! Kids are quick and generally have a short attention span. It’s...

Documenting My Life

Documenting My Life Documenting my life with a family album is a yearly goal of mine. My kids just love looking through old albums (or digital files that have yet to be organized!). They love to see their life, their story. I remember, as a kid, sitting and pouring...

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