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Evolution of a Glamour Image in Post
Its All About the Square
Cambo Actus + FUJIFILM GFX-part-2
Cambo Actus & FUJIFILM GFX – part-1
Fujifilm Meets Pixelstick
See Like a Camera – Part-2
See Like a Camera – Part-1
Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real
The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X
Adventure in Color and Tone – Lightroom vs Photoshop
Lab Luminosity Masks
Two Heads Are Better Than One – How to Deal with Bad Expressions

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See Like a Camera – Part-2

Shoot Mode Tone Control Picking up where I left off last time. Besides the Film Simulations themselves, The Fuji-X cameras offer additional controls for customizing the look of the in-camera jpegs! The Fuji-X cameras have what they call “shoot modes”

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New York Skyline

See Like a Camera – Part-1

Don’t just pre-visualize—see the shot! My “Re-Thinking the Raw File Workflow” post stirred up quite a storm of protest from photographers so thoroughly invested in a raw-file workflow that they missed the point of the whole post! So… consider this

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GFX-5800_Feature

Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real

An Adventure in Venice, Italy for Carnival Bobbi Lane and I had the great fortune to shoot with a prototype GFX 50S on our tour of Venice Carnival 2017 this past February. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to put

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Venice Grand Canal

The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X

Photographing Venice during Carnival with Fuji-X cameras I recently had the opportunity to attend Chromasia’s Venice Carnival photo tour led by my wife Bobbi Lane and our friend David Nightingale. All three of us are part of the Fuji-X team, and we’re very

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Vermont House

Lab Luminosity Masks

Editor’s Note: Lee presents a very powerful way of enhancing color and sharpening an image in this post. The video that concludes this post is an excellent tutorial with step by step instructions and explanations. These are advanced techniques.  Here

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Autormator

Apple’s Automator – The Ultimate Workflow Tool

Imaging Workflow Beyond Lightroom & Photoshop Most of the time, photo-imaging workflow can be completely managed within the familiar applications of Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Photo Mechanic, etc… but occasionally it becomes necessary to go beyond the capabilities of these programs

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Architecture Interiors

Architecture Interiors — The Broad Stage

Creating Panorama Scenes in Photoshop I did an exterior shoot for the Broad Stage back in 2011  (see the blog post here) and the next assignment was to document the interior for use on their website and in printed promotional

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Oben TT-100 Table Top Tripod

Oben TT-100 Table Top Tripod

There some times when even a travel tripod is just too much to lug around, and sometimes you need to get really low, or switch quickly between tripod steady, and hand held without leaving a valuable full-size tripod unattended. Thats

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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