Tag: nature

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

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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

Loving Our Parks To Death

Loving Our Parks To Death

A couple of recent announcements has once again brought to the forefront how much we are loving our National Parks and other scenic areas to death and causing our government to step in and try to manage the situation. First was an announcement a few weeks ago about the ban on using tripods in Zion … Continue reading Loving Our Parks To Death

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

Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In

Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In

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

What is the Right Tripod for Me?

What is the Right Tripod for Me?

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?

Columbia River Gorge Eagle Creek Fire

Columbia River Gorge Eagle Creek Fire

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it almost goes without saying that we do love our outdoor spaces.  The beauty, the recreation, the abundant fertility and the views are all enjoyed every day by so many folks.  The natural beauty around every corner is one of the main attractions to living in this area, not to … Continue reading Columbia River Gorge Eagle Creek Fire