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 National Park system is this country is such an AMAZING treasure for all of us to hold on to and visit as often as we can. The foresight of those who came before us to preserve and protect these amazing landscapes cannot be overlooked....what they did is fantastic and was/is a model for other … Continue reading Wintertime in the National Parks
As I continue to explore the new software called Luminar 2018 from Skylum, one of the first things I did was install it as plug-in to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (both from the Adobe subscription plan) I'm running this on an Apple iMac, but I believe the instructions are the same using a PC … Continue reading Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In
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
With all the chatter about gear on the various forums and websites, there usually isn't too much talk or comparison of tripods, which I think is a bit of a shame because they are, or can be, a very important part in capturing images. Every component in the signal path, from lens, filter, sensor, tripod, … Continue reading What is the Right Tripod for Me?
(fyi featured image is of Singh-Ray filters) I recently had the opportunity to shoot a promotional video for Jack Graham Photography where he was unboxing a set of Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters from a relatively new company called Breakthrough Photography. At the end of the shoot, I had a chance to examine the … Continue reading Breakthrough Photography Filters
Yes folks its that time of year when the days get shorter and the summer gives way to Fall. Cooler temps, occasional rain and most importantly, the changing of color of the leaves on the trees before they drop to the ground. Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year to shoot. Perhaps … Continue reading Shooting Fall Foliage