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Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is

Photographing strangers

There is a tendency in most of us to have a fear of the unknown. I have never had a negative experience in asking someone to make his or her

To the woods: Luminar 4 AI Sky Replacement

I’ve heard about the AI Sky Replacement feature in Luminar 4 for quite a while. ‘Ho hum,’ I thought. Many disappointments over the years from software makers saying this is

Making images: Believe in yourself

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Preserve is a favorite place of mine to photograph large waterfowl. Each year during the annual migration you can find a spectacle that is somewhat

Photographs on the wall LARGE

You’ve heard the expression “Go big or go home.” With the Xpozer system you can go big with your photographs and have them hanging in your home. There’s nothing like

Post processing a photographic portrait

You can use post-processing software to take an image to a new level. We don’t always have the opportunity to get everything lit exactly as we like when we come

Clone your master hard drive

When you clone the hard drive that contains your operating system and applications you could save yourself from some serious heartache. When your master hard drive goes down so does

How to modify a black cat with Photoshop

What is more Halloween-y than a skeleton? It might be a black cat. And, since most folks will be playing with skeletons, I decided to take on a little modification

Abstract photo art: Save multiple versions

When you are creating layered abstract photo art using Photoshop it’s important to save different versions as you work. There’s a tendency to get so involved in the creation of

Backing up your files

As I travel around the country teaching photography I often hear tales of woe from people. People who didn’t have a back-up in place for their computer. It is said

Add a workspace in Luminar Flex

With Luminar Flex, you can speed up your creative workflow by using and creating workspaces. If you use the same set of filters regularly but often change the settings you