Category: Techniques

One Picture Makes the Trip

One Picture Makes the Trip

Every time I go out, I hope to come back with at least one image that I like.  It doesn't have to be a great, epic image that I will hang on the wall....my aspirations aren't that high.  I am happy if I have at least one image that I am proud of, that is … Continue reading One Picture Makes the Trip

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Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Now available for ordering is a fantastic piece of software from the Skylum company, the folks who make the fantastic Luminar3 photo editing software. Using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and powerful algorithms, the software analyzes each image and identifies which drone shot the pic, then makes drone specific corrections to the image before completing … Continue reading Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

I want to introduce our new podcast, called We Talk Photo.  It is a podcast about photography where we share information, gossip, funny stories and industry news with our listeners. We want this podcast to be lighthearted and not full of hardcore technical stuff (lots of good folks doing that already).  My co-host, Jack Graham, … Continue reading Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

A couple of days ago I taught a small class on "close-up" photography and I brought in my Fujifilm 50s and 120mm macro lens to shoot with. I don't call what I do "macro" because that implies 1:1 magnification and a bunch of other stuff.  I have always preferred the term "close-up" photography so I … Continue reading Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers

Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers

I just completed an introductory video on my YouTube channel for working with layers in Luminar 3 photo editing software. If you've never done photo editing with layers, it's a wonderful way to build up all of your different edits to an image, in a targeted and non-destructive way.  I highly encourage you to explore … Continue reading Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers

Adobe Camera Raw Update – Detail Enhancer

Adobe Camera Raw Update – Detail Enhancer

I'm not a huge user of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) but I am a subscriber and I do use it occasionally, so I keep the software updated on my computers through the Creative Cloud. Just today an update to ACR was released and the big news in this is a new feature called "Enhance Details". … Continue reading Adobe Camera Raw Update – Detail Enhancer

Are Photo Workshops right for you?

Are Photo Workshops right for you?

It's the start of a new year and photography workshop season is spinning up. I'm finishing the last bits of preparation for my workshops, updating syllabuses, creating new presentations, researching new locations and finalizing several new teaching courses.  It's a lot of work, but it's something that I am highly motivated to do in order … Continue reading Are Photo Workshops right for you?