Three Things I Used To Do In Adobe Lightroom But Would Never Do Today

Finding inspiration in your own past and experiences
As I made my 40th trip around the sun last September, I’ve become more keen on the idea of introspection on all aspects of my life, especially photography. I subscribe to the idea that you should never stop learning, and while there are countless sources of inspiration, one that shouldn’t be ignored is your own past and experiences. I’ve found... Read more

Work Smarter, Not Harder, With Social Media

A useful tool to help you save time when sharing your work on various social media platforms
How many times have you begun a sentence with, “I wish I had X”? I know that I’m guilty of overusing that phrase. I wish I had that lens. I wish I could spend a year traveling and taking photos. But of everything I’ve ever wished for, the one that I’d happily give up most anything for is time. Time is possibly the most precious resource we... Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile And Depth Masks

Every year, Adobe announces a bunch of updates to their suite of Creative Cloud applications at their annual Adobe Max conference. At last year’s (2018) show, we saw some nice updates to both Lightroom Classic CC and its younger sibling, Lightroom CC. However, amongst all of the changes and features announced, the one that has Read more…

This is a Portrait-mode photo I took using my Apple iPhone Xs Max
Every year, Adobe announces a bunch of updates to their suite of Creative Cloud applications at their annual Adobe Max conference. At last year’s (2018) show, we saw some nice updates to both Lightroom Classic CC and its younger sibling, Lightroom CC. However, amongst all of the changes and features announced, the one that has me most excited is a... Read more
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Anatomy Of A Photo: Scale

Incorporating a sense of scale into your images
Sony a7R II | Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS ⅓ sec. at f/8; ISO 100 February 19, 2016 Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park If there’s one compositional topic that factors into photographing at the base of these gigantic redwoods, it’s scale. By placing my good friend Brian against the trunk of this redwood, I have given the viewer an aid in... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Preparation

While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, there's more involved when you want to marry execution with intent
Sony a7R II | Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 1/80 sec. at f/16; ISO 160 November 4, 2015 Venice, Italy While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, especially in the field, there’s more involved when you want to marry execution with intent. I wanted to get the sun setting behind the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, but it was also... Read more

Photographing The Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse This Weekend

If you’re looking to capture the “Blood Moon,” be sure to plan how you’ll shoot the event
This weekend, you’ll be treated to a very exciting light show in the night sky: the Super Blood Wolf Moon, which will occur around midnight this Sunday, January 20. (It’s called “super” because the moon is at its closest point to the earth and “wolf” because that’s the name any full moon is given when it occurs in January. And “blood... Read more

Are Godox Flashes The Best Bang For Your Buck?

On- or off-camera flashes (or speedlites/speedlights by any other name) are a great way to enhance your photography, and Godox makes some intriguing units!
Adding an on- or off-camera flash (or Speedlite for Canon users; Speedlight for Nikon) is a great way to enhance your photography game, but they can be expensive. Surprisingly expensive, actually. Fortunately, a few manufacturers have stepped up and started making excellent alternatives that are not only as powerful as original manufacturer brands and... Read more

Gear And Helpful Tips For Great Holiday Photos

Use our articles and tutorials to get the best holiday photographs and video!
The holidays are here. And whether you’re dashing through the snow or strolling quietly through a silent night, it’s a great time of year to capture candids, portraits and video footage to remember those important moments. So, you’ll want to check out our reviews and picks of the best gear as well as tips and tricks to document just who’s been... Read more

12 Tips For Snow Photography

So you got a new camera for the holidays, and you’re excited to take it to the snow. Congratulations! Let’s make sure you have a great experience and get wonderful photos.
Snow photography can be wonderful, fun and rewarding. But if you’re ill-prepared, it can be frustrating, tedious and leave you with no good shots at all! In this video, I cover 12 tips to help you ensure you get the most from your winter shooting experience while keeping your camera safe and dry. From keeping your batteries lasting long and protecting... Read more

Capture One 12 Launches With Powerful New Features

Capture One 12 was redesigned and reimagined for the needs of today’s creatives and expanded for tomorrow’s solutions
In the three years since a Danish upstart arrived as an urgent replacement for Aperture when Apple killed their pro photo app, Capture One has come into its own, maturing from software once primarily used in studios to a daily app for a wider range of photographers that manage high volumes, work primarily in RAW and expect precise image editing. Shipping... Read more

Leica D-Lux 7: Compact And Powerful

For Leica, this is where compact size meets high performance at an entry-level price
Leica has updated their D-Lux camera with a versatile lens, a high-resolution image sensor and touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C charging and more. Quite a bit more. Where I’ve shared stories about Leica doing their own thing without regard to the Japanese camera brands, with this model they’re outright competing. The... Read more

Save Money On Canon 5D Mark IV DSLRs And DSLR Kits With Great Black Friday Deals At B&H

The holidays are right around the corner, and B&H is offering great deals on Canon full-frame DSLRs and kits this week for Black Friday
Historically, gaming systems, audio decives and HDTVs have dominated sales in Black Friday weekend circulars and website listings. However, this year you’ll find more than your average number of great digital-camera deals. Since it’s been a banner year for new digital camera introductions, particularly at the pro and enthusiast levels. For instance,... Read more
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