Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival Celebrates 50 Years

A renowned annual festival turns 50 this summer
“Immediately captivated by the warm, luminous light of southern France,” says Amy Touchette, “I made this picture within minutes of arriving.” Without a doubt, the festival that’s always had the best reputation in the photo industry is Rencontres d’Arles. I attended in 2017 and it unequivocally lived up to its reputation.... Read more

How To Find Your Best Images

Use these six tips to discover your most compelling photos
One of the distinguishing aspects of photography is that we have to wade through a lot of bad photographs in order to unearth the few good ones. What other medium requires such nonsense? It’s a mind trip. It’s why so many photographers struggle with editing their own work. By the time you stumble upon a compelling photograph, it’s hard to recognize. But... Read more

Geotagging With Your Phone, Part II

Learn to apply the geotagged data to each photo that you took with your phone's camera
Recently, I shared a walkthrough of how I use my iPhone to geotag the location of every photo I take in the field. There are many reasons why geotagging can be useful; however, I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up the implications of sharing those locations on social media. In recent years, some of our most beautiful natural landscapes have been significantly... Read more

Becoming a Confident Street Photographer

How to overcome insecurities when shooting out in the streets
When you photograph on the street, nothing affects your output as much as your own mindset. Understanding this is essential to becoming a confident street photographer. If you feel insecure about what you’re doing, if you have doubts about the morality of photographing strangers or feel timid about approaching strangers, it’s going to be challenging—at... Read more

Get That Dreamy Look Using Adobe Photoshop CC

Tips for applying the Orton effect to your images for that soft focus look
Get That Dreamy Look Using Adobe Photoshop CC
The funny thing about adding the popular Orton effect to your photos is that it’s so easy to overdo. Odds are, if you’ve ever seen a landscape photo with that ethereal, dreamy quality to it—almost as if it has the tiniest bit of soft focus—it has had some form of the Orton effect applied to it. Some photographers call it a Soft Focus Look or... Read more

5 Best Photography Apps for Your Apple Device

In the world of growing technology, there are hundreds of photography apps. How do you know which ones are worth it? Below, you’ll find 5 mobile apps we think you should download on to your iPhone to help capture the perfect shot.   Helios – Magic Hour Calculator Helios – Magic Hour Calculator helps you Read more…

5 Best Photography Apps for Your Apple Device
In the world of growing technology, there are hundreds of photography apps. How do you know which ones are worth it? Below, you’ll find 5 mobile apps we think you should download on to your iPhone to help capture the perfect shot.   Helios – Magic Hour Calculator Helios – Magic Hour Calculator helps you calculate the ideal timing... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Post-Processing Stylization Techniques

Matching stylization choices to the mood of the photo
Anatomy Of A Photo: Post-Processing Stylization Techniques
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM ½ sec. at f/13; ISO 200 February 26, 2019 Lofoten Islands, Norway There are many times when, despite your best efforts, you just don’t get the best weather conditions or color. That was the case on this particularly cold and windy sunrise in northern Norway. When this happens, I tend to turn to a variety of... Read more

Adobe Update Highlight: What Does the New Lightroom Texture Slider Do?

The newest and more sophisticated Lightroom update will now allow photographers to edit the closer details of their work without having to dive into Photoshop
Adobe Update Highlight: What Does the New Lightroom Texture Slider Do?
Both outdoor and portrait photographers have an updated tool to implement in their digital workflow this month. The Texture Slider, the newest and more sophisticated Lightroom update, will now allow photographers to edit the closer details of their work without having to dive headfirst into Photoshop. The Texture slider is a tool that can isolate and... Read more

The Importance Of Being Prolific

Individual creativity is achieved through a variety of steps, including being prolific in creating new work
The Importance Of Being Prolific
A long time ago, I read this fantastic article on The Next Web (TNW) that talked about focusing less on being original and more on being prolific. It clearly serves as the inspiration for this post. Look, I completely get it. One of the most innate desires of any creative is to leave their mark on the world. We create because we have the drive to share... Read more

How To Make Unique Color Lens Flares

Ever seen cool colored lens flares over video and wondered how it was done? I created my own for a recent video and wanted to share the process with you!
lens flares
Adding color lens flares to your videos, especially b-roll, can be an interesting way to add some depth and texture to a shot. You can probably download some canned ones, but why not make your own? It’s remarkably easy with a colored light (RGB LED or even a gel on any light bulb), a black background and some basic editing skills.  In this video,... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Watching The Weather

Be on the lookout for any unusual or unique weather conditions and the effects they may have
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM 1 sec. At f/13; ISO 100 April 15, 2019 St. George, UT An integral part of landscape photography is keeping your ear to the ground, so to speak, for any unusual or unique weather conditions and the effects they may have. In the case of this photo, the recent surge of rain had caused a nearby reservoir to overflow... Read more

Easy Access To Shooting Raw Photos (iOS)

It goes without saying that today’s mobile phones have seriously impressive camera sensors, optics and software that have been optimized to deliver stunning photos. Apple is no stranger to this space and is often credited as pushing the mobile photography space forward. You can’t walk down a street in New York City without seeing giant Read more…

It goes without saying that today’s mobile phones have seriously impressive camera sensors, optics and software that have been optimized to deliver stunning photos. Apple is no stranger to this space and is often credited as pushing the mobile photography space forward. You can’t walk down a street in New York City without seeing giant billboard... Read more
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