Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe. It starts at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific.  Note: We’ll be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers Plan to one lucky winner who’s in attendance.  You must attend the live hangout in order to win. […]

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If you’re working with raw files in post, it’s possible to recover blown-out skies in Photoshop.  There is often a surprising amount of information hidden within the pixel details.Learn how in this tutorial.  Watch more at… This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 days than you have in 3 years. Photoshop World is the […]

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Want to do chromakey shooting?  A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs.  This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free.  This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]

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Everybody starts off with the most essential quality of a good photographer – honesty to himself. A mother taking pictures of a baby on a beach with a box Brownie has this honesty. No illusions, no pretensions. She is not trying to be arty or clever. She photographs what she likes, simply and directly. All photographers start off with this honesty but most unfortunately lose it as soon as they attempt to become a “better” photographer.

– David Hurn


Today is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world, and it got me thinking about the role of family in my life. It was my mom who paid for those first rolls of film to be developed and all those flash cubes that I used on that early Kodak 110 film camera.  It was […]

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This week’s podcast will work both sides of your brain.  Take a deep dive into the new Lightroom update with Adobe product manager Sharad Mangalick.  Then we’ll catch up with photo educator Steve Saporito for some tips on understanding clients and connecting with your subject.