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Adding interest with Adjustment Layers in Aurora HDR
Working with frozen berries
How to create and save presets
Lightroom Live: Monochromes For Winter With Jim Welninski
The Best Method For Fireworks
Live Webinar: Mastering Portrait Retouching with Kristina Sherk
Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra
A Simple Way to Add Some Organization to Your Desktop
Toning Down the HDR Look with Photomatix Pro
Do’s and Don’ts to Build a Great Portfolio
Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

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How to create and save presets

What is a preset? A preset is a combination of filters as well as the settings used for each of those filters to create a special look or style. Luminar ships with over 60 powerful one-click presets to quickly enhance

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The Best Method For Fireworks

The Fourth of July is this coming Tuesday. It’s America’s biggest party and we love to celebrate with fireworks. Making a good fireworks picture is satisfying and difficult. So here are two tips for making great fireworks photos. f/8, 3

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Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra

I’ve become a fan of Platypod Ultra. It’s got all the best features of the original Pro and the larger Max, and it fits in my back pocket. It goes everywhere I go from road trips to long hikes. I

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Toning Down the HDR Look with Photomatix Pro

What do you think of when you think of HDR? Over-sharpened, bright photos? The majority of HDR photos I’ve seen — you know, the ones you always see on real estate sites — are over-contrasted, too bright and just unappealing.

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Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven’t seen one another in decades are together. You should take advantage of the opportunity. I attended a funeral yesterday, and amidst the memory sharing I took a

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HDR 101: Shooting Brackets

Human eyes are incredible for viewing the world and seeing into shadows and highlights all at the same time. The basis of HDR photography is making several exposures at varying brightnesses and combining them in a powerful software app like

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Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have this activated by default. It’s a cool tool, and here’s a simple explanation of how it works

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How To Photograph Kids In Action: Swings

I’m a photographer and a dad, and when those two roles meet I’m a happy man. One of the fun things about photographing my own kid is creating pictures of her having fun. I believe that having pictures of your

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The Best Method For Fireworks

The Fourth of July is this coming Tuesday. It’s America’s biggest party and we love to celebrate with fireworks. Making a good fireworks picture is satisfying and difficult. So here are two tips for making great fireworks photos. f/8, 3

Read More
Levi Sim Ultra cover-1

Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra

I’ve become a fan of Platypod Ultra. It’s got all the best features of the original Pro and the larger Max, and it fits in my back pocket. It goes everywhere I go from road trips to long hikes. I

Read More
Photomatix Pro Exposure

Toning Down the HDR Look with Photomatix Pro

What do you think of when you think of HDR? Over-sharpened, bright photos? The majority of HDR photos I’ve seen — you know, the ones you always see on real estate sites — are over-contrasted, too bright and just unappealing.

Read More
Levi Sim Funeral Portraits Cover-1

Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven’t seen one another in decades are together. You should take advantage of the opportunity. I attended a funeral yesterday, and amidst the memory sharing I took a

Read More
Levi Sim HDR Brackets Cover-1

HDR 101: Shooting Brackets

Human eyes are incredible for viewing the world and seeing into shadows and highlights all at the same time. The basis of HDR photography is making several exposures at varying brightnesses and combining them in a powerful software app like

Read More
levi-sim-noise-reduction-cover-1

Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have this activated by default. It’s a cool tool, and here’s a simple explanation of how it works

Read More
levi-sim-kids-on-swings-1

How To Photograph Kids In Action: Swings

I’m a photographer and a dad, and when those two roles meet I’m a happy man. One of the fun things about photographing my own kid is creating pictures of her having fun. I believe that having pictures of your

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Photographing New England Patriots Gronk

I caught up with my Photojournalist friend, Rick Friedman, at the New England Camera Council Conference. Rick showed me images he took of Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots for Sports Illustrated. Rick is best known for photographing Presidential

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Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots

It is summertime and you are off to the beach. Here are some tips to improve your sunset shots. 1.     Bracket.  Sunset exposures can be tricky. With bracketing you have a better chance of getting a properly exposed image. Or you

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