Embracing obstacles

After that wonderful time traipsing around the lush tropics of Hawaii, we find ourselves back in the good ol’ verdant lands of Oregon. This time, we’re going to visit Little Zig Zag Falls, just outside of the cutely named town of Rhododendron. The area is aptly named because of the zigging and zagging creek that flows down […]

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WIYB-Tamara-Lackey

Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey about the hardest subjects to photograph – your kids.

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Classes to see at PSW

I’ve had the honor of teaching at well over twenty Photoshop World conferences. While I am there to teach; I am also there to learn. What a great opportunity to discover new ways to work in Photoshop, a lighting idea (Thanks Glyn Dewis!) or something I didn’t know Lightroom could do. Photoshop World offers concise, […]

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NOTE: I haven’t tried the less-expensive standard version of this application. The pro version includes blending modes, the ability to bring color from an original image, plugin support, shortcuts, more powerful vignetting, better histograms and more. Much of the functionality of the app (and presets) appears to be available in the standard version so if […]

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UAP_Series1A

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Before you open your first image in Adobe Photoshop, it’s very important that you understand how a digital […]

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UAP_Series0

One of my past jobs was that of college professor.  My favorite (and first) class I ever taught was Digital Imaging Essentials… which was essentially how to really know what was going on with photographic files. Each semester, a bunch of students would try to test out of the class.  They’d tell me how they’d […]

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osxraw

If you’re a Mac user, a few new camera updates have recently shipped (we’re up yo version 6.05). OS X Yosemite provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, youcan access them through Photos, Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac. You can also browse at the system level looking through folders.Supported by […]

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