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I photograph a lot of people in their places–people working and living and their environments. These environmental portraits are so much fun to make, but I’ve usually got a limited time to make them–business people can only halt business for so long while I make pictures. That’s why it’s important that I have some systems […]

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The first quarter of 2015 is over, have you registered your photos? Protecting your photos is not as difficult as you may think.

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Although traditionally Photoshop has been a photo editing application, newer versions of the software (CS6 Extended and later) can also handle video. In this tutorial, see how to assemble a time-lapse sequence in Photoshop. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Final-Cut-Pro-tu…. Join Me For a Night Sky Workshop in Las Vegas I’m teaching a night sky workshop in Las […]

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One of Photoshop’s greatest secrets (and hidden powers) is blending modes. See how to use the Blend If option in order to get precise results from your layer blending in Photoshop. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori… This Post Sponsored by: Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping […]

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Working with a group of people can be difficult. Whether its a photggrapher, the client, models, or crew, they all have needs. It’s the job of a producer to keep everybody organized and keep a shoot on schedule. One of the most important tools a producer always carries is a production book. In the world […]

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While the examples I use in this post are of birds/wildlife, they could just as easily have been people. I learned a great deal about making wildlife photographs when I spent time shooting portraits of people. Most of the techniques I was taught to use when making a human portrait apply to wildlife photography. And […]

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Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and […]

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