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Lightroom is liberating and fun. It gave me back the results I used to get finishing my pictures in the dark room, plus several techniques that I never learned. It’s a great tool. It’s just not enough. I still need photoshop to help me finish the visions I have for my imagery, and there are […]

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Shooting a time-lapse movie on a GoPro is very easy process.  Getting a finished product can be simple too if you use the free software that comes with the camera.  You can easily assemble the frames, tweak the color, and remove the wide-angle distortion. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well as some incredible tools from onOne Software (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Wednesday 12/17, […]

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There are many ways to extract an image using Photoshop. The key is to know which tool to use and when. For this example, we will use the Focus Area select tool.

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Tis the season as they say and I can think of nothing better than a great photography book as a way to make the photographer in your home (even if that’s you) happy. All three of these books I list here are good enough that I can see myself reading them over and over. All […]

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Tripods start out as the bane of most photographer’s existence. Over time, they often grow into one of their happy places in photography. My beginning students at the Creative Circus complain that they are slowed down by using a tripod. “I can’t be spontaneous!” is one I hear often. Great photographs are the result of […]

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Adobe made a huge change when Lightroom 5 launched with Smart Previews. Smart Previews are a feature that I’ve been using since I installed Lightroom 5, but based off the majority of people I’ve talked to that use LR5, I’ve found that this remarkably simple and useful feature is under used. I encourage every budget minded person who hasn’t tried utilizing them to think about […]

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