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How to keep portraits simple yet classy
Working with frozen berries
How to use Gradient Maps in Photoshop
How to create selective color in Lightroom
How to use the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop
How to use the Patch Tool in Photoshop
How to fix a blurry bird photo
Six tips to improve your beach sunset shots
Finding people in Excire Foto
Adding interest with Adjustment Layers in Aurora HDR
How to create and save presets

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How to use Gradient Maps in Photoshop

There are several different ways to use gradients in Adobe Photoshop. There is Gradient Fill and the Gradient Tool, which sort of add a splash of color, tones or light and dark to your images. Then there is the Gradient

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How to create selective color in Lightroom

I have been asked several times is it even possible to create Selective Color images in Adobe Lightroom Classic. It’s actually pretty easy, especially with the right photo. Take this simple orange gerbera. So I thought I’d put together a

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How to use the Patch Tool in Photoshop

The Patch Tool in Adobe Photoshop is a cool, quirky little tool that probably doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. It’s great for fixing bags under the eyes, missing bits of fur or covering bruises, scratches and other

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How to fix a blurry bird photo

I enjoy nature photography, but sadly I am not really a nature photographer. More of a hobbyist. I don’t really have the right gear for real nature photography and only got my first big zoom (300mm) last year. I do

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Six 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. 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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Finding people in Excire Foto

I have been playing a bit with the new standalone version of Excire Foto, a great search tool to easily sort through your images. This version is great if you don’t use additional software like Lightroom Classic for cataloging and

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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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How to use the Patch Tool in Photoshop

The Patch Tool in Adobe Photoshop is a cool, quirky little tool that probably doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. It’s great for fixing bags under the eyes, missing bits of fur or covering bruises, scratches and other

Read More
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How to fix a blurry bird photo

I enjoy nature photography, but sadly I am not really a nature photographer. More of a hobbyist. I don’t really have the right gear for real nature photography and only got my first big zoom (300mm) last year. I do

Read More
Oregon Coast Sunset

Six 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. Bracket Sunset exposures can be tricky. With bracketing, you have a better chance of getting a properly exposed image. Or you

Read More
JuliePowell_Faces

Finding people in Excire Foto

I have been playing a bit with the new standalone version of Excire Foto, a great search tool to easily sort through your images. This version is great if you don’t use additional software like Lightroom Classic for cataloging and

Read More
Featured image

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

Read More
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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
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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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