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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
Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter
Combining Starbursts and HDR
Wanna Add Pop to your Pictures? Try a Starburst
Short Light: The Professional’s Choice for Making Great Architecture and Landscape Photographs
Relighting a Car in Post
Walk the Road To Freedom – Taking Risks With Your Photography Business
Get the Big Picture from a Small Sensor
Going for Red! Diffusion + White Balance = Big Color
High ISO Shooting Tips

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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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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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Photo by Levi Sims

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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High ISO Shooting Tips

I’m amazed at how well today’s cameras handle low light situations; any DSLR you buy today can make a decent picture at high ISO’s. Obviously, when we have the option we can control light and bring as much as necessary

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Tripod

Tripods – Pay Now Or Pay Later

Ive heard it said, “The poor man pays twice,” and this is especially true applied to tripods. If you’re like me, you’re thinking of the three tripods you have in a corner of the garage right now, unused and dusty.

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Photographic Tributes

Rather than having the latest aluminum cased device adorning their landing page, one year ago apple.com consisted solely of the image below; and it remained that way for an entire month. Of course, it was in tribute to Apple’s founder

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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.

Read More
Photo by Levi Sims

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

Read More
PhotofocusISO-2

High ISO Shooting Tips

I’m amazed at how well today’s cameras handle low light situations; any DSLR you buy today can make a decent picture at high ISO’s. Obviously, when we have the option we can control light and bring as much as necessary

Read More
Tripod

Tripods – Pay Now Or Pay Later

Ive heard it said, “The poor man pays twice,” and this is especially true applied to tripods. If you’re like me, you’re thinking of the three tripods you have in a corner of the garage right now, unused and dusty.

Read More
Screen Shot 2012-10-01 at 8.20.19 PM

Photographic Tributes

Rather than having the latest aluminum cased device adorning their landing page, one year ago apple.com consisted solely of the image below; and it remained that way for an entire month. Of course, it was in tribute to Apple’s founder

Read More

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