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Sky replacement round two: LuminarAI vs. Photoshop
Four steps to Super Resolution in Camera Raw
Apple Photos: Is there already a great photo editor on your Mac?
The power of vignettes: Directing the light
Which scenes work best for sky replacement of night skies in LuminarAI?
First look: Enhancing eyes with IrisAI in LuminarAI
Getting comfortable with artificial intelligence
First look: Kicking the tires on LuminarAI Landscape Templates
The battle of sky replacement: Photoshop vs. Luminar 4
Organize and find your photos, thanks to 5DayDeal and Excire Foto
Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos
Taking a look at presets and parameters in Boris FX Optics

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The power of vignettes: Directing the light

A good composition is about directing the viewer through the image. One of the many ways that effective photographers do this is by directing the light. Vignettes are a powerful tool in doing this. And best of all, it’s easy

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Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos

You might hear the term “stacking” in photography. One can stack for focusing, perspective or star trails. This, however, is stacking for starry night skies, including the Milky Way. The idea here is to take several photos — one right

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First look at Boris FX Optics

I was recently asked to review Boris FX Optics software. I had never heard of Boris FX before — they’re mainly in the video space, making visual effects and video software, which looks pretty cool. They have been in the

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Finding faces with Excire Foto

Not so long ago I wrote a post about Excire Search, a plugin for Lightroom Classic, which allows you to quickly search for faces, people, landmarks and more within your entire Lightroom catalog. But what if you don’t use Lightroom?

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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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