Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow.

As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to the gear I might be using, technique or what I’m up to in general.  I thought this might be a good place to address these common questions, and share a few shooting and editing insights that have been useful along the way.

With the advent of cloud-based monthly membership opportunities, Adobe is currently making a ton of firepower available to anyone seeking to take their photography and video projects to the next level.  While the professional market drives and maintains a high demand for these products, Photoshop is not just for pros.  These tools can be harnessed by anyone with a desire to make better photographs, whether as an aspiring professional or simply to print and hang your own memories and artwork around the house.  Please feel free to join along, your comments and feedback are always welcome.  In the spirit of the following quote, let’s get started and see what might be hiding in this otherwise boring shot of a (delicious) cup of coffee..

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
— Ansel Adams

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Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Hi Mark

    I really did enjoy that video tutorial; some techniques I’ve used that may come in useful. It amazed me how what is an effectively very simple image can exceed 700mb before it is flattened! However, I did have to look at my coffee in front of me and back to the image’s coffee a few times and realise I would not have liked my coffee that way! ;)

    Thanks again for the great tut.


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