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
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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!
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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

B&H Payboo Credit Card Reimburses Your Sales Tax

A new credit card for those who live in a state that requires collection of sales tax on internet orders
If you live in a state that requires collection of sales tax on internet orders, B&H Photo has launched a new credit card that will credit your purchase for the amount of the tax. The official press release describes the process: “The Payboo Card delivers instant, immediate savings to B&H customers. For example, when a customer in Los Angeles... Read more

How To Add A PRO Wireless Mic To A Smartphone

Need to connect a professional wireless lav mic (like a Sennheiser) to your iPhone or Android? It's not plug and play without a special cable!
The cameras in our smartphones have gotten so good that they make a great replacement for many needs—especially video recording for things like mobile journalism, interviews and vlogs. However, as good as the cameras have gotten, even the best on-board microphone still pales in comparison to a lavalier mic for talking heads. The challenge, though,... Read more

Photoville Photo Festival Comes to Los Angeles

An annual photo exhibition in New York City, Photoville LA makes its first visit to the west coast
Over the course of two sun-soaked weekends, April 26-28 and May 2-5, 2019, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles was home to the free Photoville LA event. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual photo festival has spent the last seven years in New York City. In addition to exhibitions of local and international photographers, the... Read more
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