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Back in 2009, when I made my living photographing stock imagery, the size of the images we could license made a difference in our potential for sales. Photos were sold based on how big the file was (in megapixels), so photographers with large-megapixel cameras had a more competitive edge over those of us who did not. At […]

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Photographers love to create beautiful, interesting, and unique photographs. We carry several pounds of gear on our backs through forests and mountains to find beautiful and sought-after scenes. When we finally find something amazing and photograph it, it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that we’re are not repeating the same cliché photograph that hundreds or thousands of other photographers […]

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When I travel, I like to share photos from my trip on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Typically I will share one or two photos per day, depending on how much down-time I have and also whether or not I have Internet or data on my phone. But here’s the thing: I am usually creating more than one […]

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If you use Lightroom, you may be aware that Lightroom was updated a few months (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to quickly merge HDR images inside of Lightroom without having to use Photoshop or another HDR processing app. I photograph a lot of landscapes, and have […]

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When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh”. In this article I will be sharing examples of three different types of light: back light, front light, and side […]

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In this video I show the new and updated features inside of on1’s Perfect Effects version 9.5. Here’s what is covered: Luminosity Mask Line Mask Tool Double-click Chisel and Blur Tools Feather In and Out with Blur Tool Mask Contextual Menu “O” key to toggle mask preview Updates to Borders filter options Improvement to Temperature […]

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This is an excerpt from my newest eBook, Light Stories II, which you can download for FREE on my blog. Click here to learn more. We all have our own definitions of “beauty”. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others it has a different meaning, feeling, or emotion (or […]

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