Tag: creative

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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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

Nikon Diopter – Old School – On a Fuji Camera

Nikon Diopter – Old School – On a Fuji Camera

I do enjoy macro and close up photography work.  There is a whole world to be explored and many stories to tell in the smallest of details all around us.  Regardless of camera system I have had, I've always had at least one macro lens to capture the intimate details of the natural world. As … Continue reading Nikon Diopter – Old School – On a Fuji Camera

Photography Essentials

Photography Essentials

What is essential to you in your photo bag?  That one thing you won't leave home without when you go on a shoot.  Is it dependent on what you're going to be shooting or is it just an essential all of the time?   Have those "essentials" changed over time for you? As I'm sure … Continue reading Photography Essentials

Breakthrough Photography Neutral Density Filters

Breakthrough Photography Neutral Density Filters

I still use filters in my photography.  I find them indispensable for achieving success in the field and getting the shot as good as possible in camera.  That's my goal, to get the shot as good as I possibly can in camera before I approach the digital darkroom. A better quality file at capture means … Continue reading Breakthrough Photography Neutral Density Filters

Do you Tripod?

Do you Tripod?

Do you still use a tripod?  That seems to be a more common question these days and it got me thinking about the "lowly" tripod and it's history and how I feel it is still an important aspect of photography. Tripods have been around since the beginning of photography.  Back in the day, the cameras … Continue reading Do you Tripod?

Photo Editing Software – The Golden Age

Photo Editing Software – The Golden Age

It seems like we are in the golden age of photo editing software, with endless choices and possibilities for editing our software.  We should rejoice and be thankful for all of the choice available to us as photographers, Back in "the day", we only had Adobe Photoshop to choose from for any type of intermediate … Continue reading Photo Editing Software – The Golden Age