Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t use it at all. The Curves interface is more complex than Levels, which scares away many users. While Levels gives you three control points (highlights, midtones, and shadows), the Curves adjustment allows for up to 16 control points. This can significantly open up more […]

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In celebration of back to school season, we’ve lowered the price on all our books.

Photoshop User Magazine just gave our new Lightroom book a perfect 5-star review.

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I don’t know if you’ve tried this, but it’s true: Smiling opens doors. When I want to make a picture with a person or in a place that is not necessarily public, I just put a smile on my face, take a deep breath and ask permission. I usually give a little preface and a reason […]

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New users often have a hard time when color correcting or enhancing images. They generally lose sight of the goal: making the image look better and while still being believable. Many users go “too far” in their quest to fix images. If the image starts to look fake or too altered, it will be distracting. […]

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One excellent way for a photographer to get established in the local market is to consider adding real estate work to the portfolio. While real estate photography can certainly encompass large commercial and resort-scale projects, here we’re going to focus on the more common kind of residential MLS (Multiple Listing Service) imagery we’re all used […]

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The first thing a new camera prompts you to do is to set the date and time, and this is one default that I heartily agree with. I recently borrowed a camera that had the date set incorrectly and it has really screwed up my system. Here are three reasons to take 22.5 seconds and […]

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Before committing myself to photography and video production full-time, I spent the better part of ten years in web design and development. While working in that arena, I discovered rich world of open source technology and WordPress. One of the folks I met along the way is Aaron Hockley, WordPress evangelist and fellow photographer. When […]

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