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Exploring symbolism in conceptual art

Symbolism is the art of using an object to represent an abstract idea. We have been using them for many thousands of years in art and even literature. When an artist

Why I refuse to shoot weddings

I frequently get asked if I do photograph weddings … I answer with a resounding NO! Why, you might ask? It boils down to stress — I just don’t need

Create some real interest with Plotamorph

I create a lot of digital art, and nothing has got me quite excited lately like Plotamorph (which is all part of Plotaverse). I can create fantastic animated before and

How I got the shot: Raspberries

I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly common type of still life image I captured and break

First look at Boris FX Optics

I was recently asked to review Boris FX Optics software. I had never heard of Boris FX before — they’re mainly in the video space, making visual effects and video

How much crop is too much?

How much crop is too much? I recently got asked this question and my smart aleck response was, “if there are no pixels left, you cropped in too much!” But

When things go awry with your camera

Occasionally things go awry with your camera. Not faulty, just unexpected or strange. It’s possible that you fiddled around with one too many settings. Or you changed things and can’t

Finding people in Excire Foto

I have been playing a bit with the new standalone version of Excire Foto, a great search tool to easily sort through your images. This version is great if you

Finding faces with Excire Foto

Not so long ago I wrote a post about Excire Search, a plugin for Lightroom Classic, which allows you to quickly search for faces, people, landmarks and more within your

Enter to win a new camera, a Fotopro tripod and monopod, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Fotopro prize package and a gift card from B&H Photo!