This week, Lauri Novak showed us how to get creative at home, while Levi Sim reviewed the Fuji X-Pro3. Bob Coates taught us techniques for water droplet photography and James Maher told us best practices to avoid people while taking street photography. Finally, Kristina Sherk taught us how to use Photoshop Actions to edit a portrait’s eyes, and Michele Grenier walked us through making custom prints for a gym.

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seashells macro Getting creative with your photography at home - I’ve had these shells in my office for almost a year. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t feeling inspired to photograph them. Several months ago, I did pull them out and played with backgrounds, but that was it. I had other ideas in my head, and finally decided to act on them! Be open to […]
A too-short look at the new Fuji X-Pro3 - Fuji cameras have always intrigued me. A long time ago, one of my first students had a Fuji Finepix S3, which was housed in a Nikon body. There was always something a little different about her pictures, and I continue to see that from all the Fuji shooters I know. Fujifilm lent me the new […]
Have downtime? Try out water droplet photography - With photographers dealing with client cancellations, now is the perfect time to learn a new skill. Play with your photography! I recommend a session or two with water droplet photography. It can be a blast! But it doesn’t come without its share of frustration at times. Here are some tricks to get you going. I’ll […]
Street Photography in Quiet Areas How to take street photographs while avoiding people and crowds - With everything going on in the world, it’s a tough time to want to get in the middle of busy and chaotic crowds. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t practice street photography. In fact, just the opposite. Street photography is just as much about photographing in quieter and less populated areas as it is […]
Make your portrait’s eyes pop with Photoshop Actions - Photoshop Actions can really help to speed up your workflow, especially when dealing with portraits. Even if your subjects have different colored eyes, you can still create an Action to help you more quickly process your images. High-end photo retoucher Kristina Sherk recently hosted a webinar for The Artists’ Notebook that talked how to get […]
Huge print Xpozer in a gym Custom made prints of my photos in a gym - I’ve always wanted to display custom made prints of my photos in a gym. That dream recently became a reality with a very cool project! A very cool opportunity I was approached by Xpozer, which wanted me to try and review some of its products. I was very enthusiastic about the project, not only because […]

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