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Bryan Esler

The importance of looking up
First look: DxO PureRAW
It’s time for camera manufacturers to innovate beyond megapixels and have fun
On-the-go carry: A look at WANDRD’s Tech Pouch
Cropping tricks in Lightroom Classic
Relighting your scene for a perfect balance
Getting comfortable with street photography
Photography 101: Why focal length matters
A first look at Sony’s much-anticipated 50mm f/1.2
Photographing food with natural lighting
Mobile Mondays: These widgets will help plan your outdoor photoshoot
Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

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Cropping tricks in Lightroom Classic

One of my most used tools in Lightroom Classic has to be the cropping tool. While simple at its core, it can have a substantial effect to your photographs. And while we all know how to click and drag each

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Relighting your scene for a perfect balance

Sky replacement is a great technology. But what happens when we need to balance out our scene’s lighting? With LuminarAI, you can easily relight your scene, and with the latest Update 2, even relight your subjects. Last fall, I took

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Getting comfortable with street photography

Over the past year, I’ve been forced to get a bit outside my comfort zone when it comes to photography. So how did I face my fears and quickly adapt to street photography during the Covid-19 pandemic? Some background I’m

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Photographing food with natural lighting

One of my favorite photography categories is food and drink. Several years ago, I ran a beer blog and highlighted a “beer of the day,” meaning I had to drink and photograph a beer everyday. It was a bit excessive,

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Does Topaz Sharpen AI live up to the hype?

For years now, I’ve seen Topaz ads while scrolling social media. At conferences, I’d see the software demoed, and it would always get large crowds. But I wanted to take a run at it myself. Was the sharpening technology that Topaz

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relighting-featured

Relighting your scene for a perfect balance

Sky replacement is a great technology. But what happens when we need to balance out our scene’s lighting? With LuminarAI, you can easily relight your scene, and with the latest Update 2, even relight your subjects. Last fall, I took

Read More
DGRI-SocialZones-Aug25-037

Getting comfortable with street photography

Over the past year, I’ve been forced to get a bit outside my comfort zone when it comes to photography. So how did I face my fears and quickly adapt to street photography during the Covid-19 pandemic? Some background I’m

Read More
_DSC7920

Photographing food with natural lighting

One of my favorite photography categories is food and drink. Several years ago, I ran a beer blog and highlighted a “beer of the day,” meaning I had to drink and photograph a beer everyday. It was a bit excessive,

Read More
OOCSummer17-134

Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

Read More
AB-Hybycozo-021921-107 1

Does Topaz Sharpen AI live up to the hype?

For years now, I’ve seen Topaz ads while scrolling social media. At conferences, I’d see the software demoed, and it would always get large crowds. But I wanted to take a run at it myself. Was the sharpening technology that Topaz

Read More
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Mastering depth of field

As photographers, depth of field is something that’s important to take into account with every image we produce. While it can create some cool creative effects like bokeh, it can also be used in professional ways to create a more

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