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Be More Social

Social media has provided a tool to bring everyone together for sharing, commenting, and sending photo and video content instantly
By Ashley Myers-Turner
As photographers, we all want to share our photos with an audience, be it our friends and family, clients who hired us, or other photographers. Social media has provided a tool to bring everyone together for sharing, commenting, and sending photo and video content instantly. Through the years, these networks…

Step Up Your Light

Speedlights and on-camera flashes have become so advanced that many photographers are using them as primary studio and location lights.
By David Willis
Harbor Digital Design Ultimate Light Box Diffuser ProPack Speedlights and on-camera flashes have become so advanced that many photographers are using them as primary studio and location lights. Thanks to wireless communication, multiple flashes can be used together in several groups to produce very sophisticated lighting setups. Just as adding…

Use A Polarizer On A Cloudy Day

Why do you put a polarizer on your lens? Everybody knows the answer to this question, right?
By William Sawalich
Why do you put a polarizer on your lens? Everybody knows the answer to this question, right? You do it when you want to make blue skies on sunny days look really deep blue. Oh, and you can also use polarizers to eliminate strong reflections, from window glass or even…

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,…

Archiving With Lightroom

When I began using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as my primary digital image management tool, I wondered how I would feel about the catalogs I was creating after a few years had passed
By William Sawalich
When I began using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as my primary digital image management tool, I wondered how I would feel about the catalogs I was creating after a few years had passed. Well, a few years have passed and I couldn't be happier with Lightroom's organizational capabilities. One of my…

Mastering Intentional Blur

Most photographers would probably agree that blurry images are bad
By William Sawalich
Most photographers would probably agree that blurry images are bad. Whether they're caused by poor focus, camera shake or a fast-moving subject, blur is not usually desirable. But, in some situations blur can actually be a valuable story-telling tool. It can demonstrate the speed of a fast-moving subject, or communicate…
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