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Levi Sim

Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography
Gordon Parks — Half Past Autumn
PhotoPills: Two Thumbs Up!
Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot
Review: Damien Lovegrove’s “Hollywood Portraits Remastered”
Want to Master Post-Production? Don’t Do Pre-Production
How to Use a Polarizer to Reduce Haze and Increase Contrast
Fine Art Layout in Lightroom’s Print Module
How To Make Smooth Waterfall Photographs
Look for Directional Light to Make Natural Light Portraits Pop
How crowd sourcing led to an HDR adventure
Contrast is King: Quick Tip for Autumn Colors

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Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme.

Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme. I truly enjoy chocolate. My grandmother makes chocolates as Christmas gifts each year, and as a student in High School I worked at a chocolate factory everyday

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Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/11, 1/3s, ISO 100, 7 frame panorama. Copyright Levi Sim.

How To Make Smooth Waterfall Photographs

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/11, 1/3s, ISO 100, 7 frame panorama. I recently read an article claiming that photographs including smooth running water are clich, over-done, boring, and not worth making again. For those who believe, as I do,

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How crowd sourcing led to an HDR adventure

I think whoever invented the idea for HDR software must have been a car guy who wanted to make it simpler to show off his beautiful cars. Cars are such ideal subjects for HDR techniques because they always have bright

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Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 0.4-1.6s, ISO 100, finished in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom 5

Contrast is King: Quick Tip for Autumn Colors

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 0.4-1.6s, ISO 100, finished in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom 5 I’ve taken Rich Harrington’s advice and read The Visual Story, by Bruce R. Block, and the one point that always comes to mind

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What’s So Great About Photography?

Sooner or later every photographer in America is asked, “So, when are you gonna quit your job and shoot for National Geographic?” And all of us say, “Oh, I’m not that good,” but secretly we’re thinking, “My picture would look

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Double Up on Lightroom Adjustment Brushes

Editor’s Note For complete coverage of the new Lightroom 5.2 features click here. There have been many times when I’ve used Lightroom’s adjustment brush to its maximum use. In other words I’m getting positive changes, but I’ve hit the highest

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Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/11, 1/3s, ISO 100, 7 frame panorama. Copyright Levi Sim.

How To Make Smooth Waterfall Photographs

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/11, 1/3s, ISO 100, 7 frame panorama. I recently read an article claiming that photographs including smooth running water are clich, over-done, boring, and not worth making again. For those who believe, as I do,

Read More
hdrcar

How crowd sourcing led to an HDR adventure

I think whoever invented the idea for HDR software must have been a car guy who wanted to make it simpler to show off his beautiful cars. Cars are such ideal subjects for HDR techniques because they always have bright

Read More
Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 0.4-1.6s, ISO 100, finished in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom 5

Contrast is King: Quick Tip for Autumn Colors

Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.4 D lens, f/11, 0.4-1.6s, ISO 100, finished in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom 5 I’ve taken Rich Harrington’s advice and read The Visual Story, by Bruce R. Block, and the one point that always comes to mind

Read More
geobanner2

What’s So Great About Photography?

Sooner or later every photographer in America is asked, “So, when are you gonna quit your job and shoot for National Geographic?” And all of us say, “Oh, I’m not that good,” but secretly we’re thinking, “My picture would look

Read More
LRadjustmentbrush

Double Up on Lightroom Adjustment Brushes

Editor’s Note For complete coverage of the new Lightroom 5.2 features click here. There have been many times when I’ve used Lightroom’s adjustment brush to its maximum use. In other words I’m getting positive changes, but I’ve hit the highest

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Sol: Sun Clock — App Review

I was recently invited to review an app from Juggleware called Sol: Sun Clock (iOS only). Claiming to be “the Swiss Army Knife of sunlight tools” and useful to “plan the perfect photograph,” I was happy to get to get

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