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Why you should make new versions of your photographs
Use negative space like a boss for awesome social media
How to create the ultimate matte preset
Color grading in Photoshop, part three
Color grading in Photoshop, part two
Learn with the tools and options you have on hand
Color grading in Photoshop, part one
Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?
Mobile Mondays: Speed up your mobile editing with DIY Lightroom presets
How to get rid of redness in cheeks and noses in LuminarAI
Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries
Is processing cheating?

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Color grading in Photoshop, part three

In this last installment of my color grading mini-series, I take a little look at the different tones in your image with the Color Balance adjustment in Photoshop. This allows you to add various colors to the highlights, mid tones

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Color grading in Photoshop, part two

In the last video (part one) we looked at Selective Color. For this installment I take a little look at the Channel Mixer in Photoshop. I really like the quick and easy way to work with the different channels of

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Color grading in Photoshop, part one

There are so many great ways to use color in Photoshop non-destructively, from altering the color of clothing to subtle adjustments in shadows and highlights. You can use a myriad of tools or just one or two. In this three-part

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Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?

This is an age-old question, well, as old as digital photography and DSLR are at any rate. Should you shoot in RAW or JPEG? Many cameras are set to JPEG straight out of the box, so why bother to change?

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Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries

Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana

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Is processing cheating?

“The camera cannot lie.” Near the beginning of photography, this often said in magazines and elsewhere. But is it true? And what role does processing take in this? What is purity? There is this almost purist sort of bent among

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The value of getting it right in-camera

“You can fix that in Photoshop, right?” When I first started in photography 15 years ago, most of my original mentors grew up in the film era. Me? I was born and raised on digital, primarily because photography was my

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How to know when your white is really white

Are you delivering digital photos and/or selling prints? Then having accurate colors is essential! Make sure to know when your white is really white by using grey cards and calibrating your monitor and camera. What are you talking about? My

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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