A good crop in Photoshop can go a long way to improve the composition of a photo.  Selectively discarding pixels can really help focus the viewer’s attention and tell a story.  But what if you change your mind? If you crop correctly, you can bring those pixels back. Select the Crop tool (C). Choose a […]

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Abu Dhabi

I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would eventually go away. Now this was, of course, a very opinionated statement, but it was not really one that was embellished with photos or even an explanation as to […]

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XT1 - X100S - Session -  1

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f.16, 1.3sec, ISO 100, 6 frame panorama stitched in Photoshop CC. I was fortunate enough to spend two days shooting at Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas recently. Unlike most days in Las Vegas, we had storms and rain, and it was spectacular. The clouds […]

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“When asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film, he replied “There are no photographs while I’m reloading.”

 Garry Winogrand


I’m always on the lookout for ways to get better looking video shots.  Each week, I release a show called DSLR Video Tips on  The episode is free for one week (you don’t even have to be a member, that’s how nice they are). The show is co-hosted by friend and long-time collaborator Robbie […]

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(Click to view larger) The final image with final touches from Lightroom and onOne Software's Perfect Effects.

I do a lot of landscape photography, and with that, I also do use HDR—High Dynamic Range photography—to make some of my images. I do my best to keep the processing as minimal as possible, without “nuking” or over-saturating the end result. It can be easy to be heavy-handed with HDR processing, so in this […]

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