Category: Techniques

Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Release

Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Release

If you are in to editing photographs, you probably have heard of a program called Luminar from a company called Skylum.   It's a fantastic intuitive and easy to use program for making some awesome edits to your images before posting or printing. I've been using Luminar alongside my normal suite of tools (Lightroom, photoshop, … Continue reading Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Release

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Luminar 2018 Image Editing – Vignette Filter

Luminar 2018 Image Editing – Vignette Filter

The latest video installment about the fantastic image editing software called Luminar 2018 from the Skylum company.   In this video, I highlight one small, yet key, filter that I use on every image I process.....the vignette filter. Adding a slight, or stronger, vignette to an image can do wonders to direct the viewers eye … Continue reading Luminar 2018 Image Editing – Vignette Filter

Luminar 2018 Photo Editing Video – Preset Overview

Luminar 2018 Photo Editing Video – Preset Overview

Just completed a new video for the image editing software Luminar 2018 from the Skylum software company.  As I am diving in to learning Luminar as a possible replacement for Adobe Lightroom, I am creating and posting short videos about different aspects of the software. My goal is to provide quick, easily digestible information about … Continue reading Luminar 2018 Photo Editing Video – Preset Overview

Preserve memories by printing your photographs

Preserve memories by printing your photographs

I just wrote a recent post about how I create a book each year with the best of my images from the previous year.  It's a way for me to preserve and reflect on what I've accomplished, and, it's a way for me to evaluate and learn from the year and strive to be better … Continue reading Preserve memories by printing your photographs

End of Year Photography Workflow

End of Year Photography Workflow

At the end of each year and the beginning of the new, I tackle the backlog of images I captured during the year.  My goal is to extract the best shots to process and share and then eventually combine in to a curated collection of images in a printed book. I shoot anywhere between 3000-8000 … Continue reading End of Year Photography Workflow

Luminar 2018 Brush Tool Intro

Luminar 2018 Brush Tool Intro

I've been teaching myself a new image editing software that was just released a couple months ago, called Luminar 2018 from a company called Skylum (formerly Macphun).  It's a powerful and comprehensive tool in your digital darkroom and a worthy contender to the Adobe products. Check out the vid here      https://youtu.be/Fdr-A6mcPfw

The art of art in photography

The art of art in photography

I was recently having a conversation with someone who is wanting to improve their photography skills and the act of the conversation started a train of thought for me.  I do generally find that when I talk or teach about a topic , in this case photography, it is actually quite beneficial for me as … Continue reading The art of art in photography