Quick Fix Fridays: Don’t Be So Quick to Delete

Today, among some photographers, there is a tendency to press the Delete button on the back of one's camera if a picture is not, well, "picture perfect". Well my friends, don't be so quick to delete and image.
By Rick Sammon
Happy Friday! Today, among some photographers, there is a tendency to press the Delete button on the back of one's camera if a picture is not, well, "picture perfect". Well my friends, don't be so quick to delete and image. There is much you can do in the digital darkroom…

Quick Fix Fridays: Quick People Pictures

Here are two quick tips to help you make better people pictures.
By Rick Sammon
Here are two quick tips to help you make better people pictures. #1 "The camera looks both ways." It's true, the camera really does look both ways: in picturing the subject, you are also picturing a part of yourself. In other words, you are a mirror. The mood, the energy,…

Quick Fix Fridays: Analyze This

As photographers, it's important for us to analyze our images — to see what went right, so we can have repeat successes, as well as to see what went wrong, so we can avoid mistakes.
By Rick Sammon
As photographers, it's important for us to analyze our images — to see what went right, so we can have repeat successes, as well as to see what went wrong, so we can avoid mistakes. To illustrate how we can analyze an image, I thought I'd analyze the opening image…

Quick Fix Fridays: Super Sunset Shots

I hope you get to see some great sunsets over the weekend.
By Rick Sammon
I hope you get to see some great sunsets over the weekend. If you do, here are five quick tips to help you get great shots. #1 Starburst Effect. When the sun is in the frame, set your aperture to f/22 to get the starburst effect. The wider the lens,…

Quick Fix Fridays: Turn Day into Night

This post is about turning a photograph that was taken during the day into one that appears as though it was taken at night.
By Rick Sammon
This post is about turning a photograph that was taken during the day into one that appears as though it was taken at night. It's about altering the reality of a scene and, perhaps most important, having fun with your photography. When we remove the true color from a photograph,…

Quick Fix Fridays: Enhancing Shadow And Highlight Detail

When you think about it, every picture you have ever taken, and every picture you will take, has one main element: light.
By Rick Sammon
When you think about it, every picture you have ever taken, and every picture you will take, has one main element: light. Break that down and you have two sub elements: highlights and shadows. When working on a picture in the digital darkroom, controlling and enhancing shadows and highlights is…
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