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The Illuminati Meter: What is that?

When Rudy Guttosch from Illuminati Instrument Corp sent me this intriguing device, I wasn’t really sure how I was going to use it. I don’t particularly enjoy having to bring

Got A New Camera? Get Luminar Pluto, Too

Luminar, by Macphun, is a photo finishing tool for Mac computers, and I’m really impressed. It’s simple and intuitive to use. I think if you’re a new photographer that this

10 Tips for New Drone Flyers

Drones are really a lot of fun once you safely learn to fly them. Here are a few important tips to help you get up and flying. I didn’t list them in any particular order, so be sure to read through all of them before you get started.

Using V-Flats with Backlit Portraits

When using backlighting in an image, the first thing to decide on the light source. For beauty portraits, I prefer to use natural light, as it has a soft and

Portrait Posing Tip: Forward and Down

When it comes to portraits, the slightest change in posing can dramatically change the feel and look of the overall image. It is normal for people to sit with their

For God’s Sake, Hold Your Camera Correctly!

The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.

Working with Layer Masks

When you are first learning Photoshop, layer masks can seem overwhelming and confusing. It’s ok, photoshop itself can be overwhelming and confusing. I promise, once you understand the basics of

5 Design Elements for Better Pictures!

Ive been frequently asked to help take pictures (with a cell phone) simply because Im a photographer and therefore MUST make better pictures than those coming from an average joe.