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Levi Sim

Contrast is King: Quick Tip for Autumn Colors
Powerful Upgrades to the Spot Removal Brush in LR 5.2
What’s So Great About Photography?
Double Up on Lightroom Adjustment Brushes
Sol: Sun Clock — App Review
Don’t Let Bad Light Keep You From Making Photographs — Try HDR
Use Lightroom’s Camera Calibration for Punchy Professional Looking Color
Do You Need to Shoot RAW+JPEG? Try Lightroom’s “Big Mac” Button
When to Use Manual Focus on Your Camera
Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter
Combining Starbursts and HDR
Wanna Add Pop to your Pictures? Try a Starburst

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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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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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When to Use Manual Focus on Your Camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to

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Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter

If you want to learn to make art, you should learn from artists. A couple of weeks ago I learned an important lesson by contrasting painters and photographers. Painters do an activity called “En Plein Air“, which refers to painting

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Using HDR in the image below allowed me to reveal the details of the machinery as well as the colors of the sky.
I shot the image using 14-24mm lens at f/11.

Combining Starbursts and HDR

Using HDR in the image below allowed me to reveal the details of the machinery as well as the colors of the sky. I shot the image using 14-24mm lens at f/11. Editors Note: This post builds upon Levi’s earlier

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© Levi Sim

Relighting a Car in Post

I wanted to make a photograph of a car that looked like it had been shot in one of those fancy studios with the enormous soft boxes, but I had to do it on the grass at the fair grounds.

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AFMF

When to Use Manual Focus on Your Camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to

Read More
David_Creighton-6-Edit-2-XL

Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter

If you want to learn to make art, you should learn from artists. A couple of weeks ago I learned an important lesson by contrasting painters and photographers. Painters do an activity called “En Plein Air“, which refers to painting

Read More
Using HDR in the image below allowed me to reveal the details of the machinery as well as the colors of the sky.
I shot the image using 14-24mm lens at f/11.

Combining Starbursts and HDR

Using HDR in the image below allowed me to reveal the details of the machinery as well as the colors of the sky. I shot the image using 14-24mm lens at f/11. Editors Note: This post builds upon Levi’s earlier

Read More
© Levi Sim

Relighting a Car in Post

I wanted to make a photograph of a car that looked like it had been shot in one of those fancy studios with the enormous soft boxes, but I had to do it on the grass at the fair grounds.

Read More
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Get the Big Picture from a Small Sensor

Standing at the base of a stanchion on the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, I realized that I’d really like to shoot with an 8×10 camera. In order to frame the picture the way I wanted, I had to

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