This week, James Maher started out the week by giving us five common mistakes that photographers make. Then, Bryan Esler reviewed the new Olympus 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens, followed by Erin Holmstead showing us how to make a DIY light wand. Finally, Levi Sim told us how to best photograph boys, and we talked about the latest Luminar 4.2 update.

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Most Common Photography Mistakes The five most common (nontechnical) mistakes that photographers make - After years of teaching, I’ve had the privilege of reviewing the work of all types of photographers. And technical mistakes aside (of which there are many), I think there are a few major conceptual mistakes that I see over and over, which I think are much more important to focus on. Of course, these ‘mistakes’ […]
Olympus 12-45mm a great compact, pro option for micro four-thirds - When I first received the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens for review, I was a bit perplexed. Who was this lens really for? But after using the lens for a few weeks now in various shooting environments, I have to say that the 12-45mm lens is perfect for travel photographers, as […]
Creating a light wand for dramatic portraits - I was recently at WPPI and came across the Savage booth, which had their RGB Light Painter Pro LED Wand for attendees to try. I messed around with it for a bit and instantly realized I needed one. However, I wasn’t willing to spend almost $160 in order to do so. Dreamcolor LED Strip Lights That […]
Portrait Tips: How to photograph boys (let boys be boys) - If you’ve ever photographed a bunch of brothers all at once, you know they can be a handful. But the thing I’ve learned over the last ten years is that you’ve just got to let boys be boys and hang on for the ride. Boys play What’s the one thing mom always says before your […]
Luminar 4.2 adds enhanced portrait tools, sky-based compositing - This morning, Skylum announced the latest update to its flagship Luminar software, version 4.2. This free update contains several enhancements to the existing feature set, including Shine Removal for portraits. Also included is a brand-new feature, AI Augmented Sky, to help photographers create digital art. New enhancements to portrait tools A new Face Features Detection […]

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