Our next Lightroom Hangout is today at 2pm ET | 11 am PT.  Be sure to RSVP for an hour of Lightroom learning FREE right here.  We’ve got some great prizes, but you must be present to win. Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the […]

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“When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.”
Robert McKee


This week’s podcast catches up with two industry greats who both have exiting new projects.  Melissa Niu digs deep with portrait photographer Brian Smith.  Then Rich Harrington catches up with the original Photoshop guru Bert Monroy. Music on the show from our partner — SongFreedom. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Roger Cicala, owner of We spend a lot of time here at Lensrentals getting dust out of lenses. Dust doesn’t affect an image, except in very rare circumstances, but people want their rental lenses to look nice and clean inside and out, and our inspectors check the inside of every […]

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“Your voice is as important as anyone else’s.”
J.J. Abrams

“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style.”
― Author Unknown

Keep the Color in Your Flare with Flash

Depending on what school of thought you come from there are a few rules that we’re going to break in this photographic exercise. We are going to intentionally put a light source into the frame of our photo and by doing this we are going to artistically create lens flare to add a warm ethereal […]

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