What’s New in Lightroom 11.4 (Big! June 2022 Update)

Adobe just packed a bunch of useful features in to the latest (June 2022) update to Lightroom (and Adobe Camera Raw). A couple of those updates...

Start to Finish – Forest Glow

This week we're going to do another start to finish Photo Makeover using a great forest scene with some water running through it. Also, you can find...

Sometimes It’s a Waiting Game

I think many of you already know this but sometimes photography (and bird photography especially) is a waiting game mixed in with some luck. I'm...
My First Time Using Photoshop

My First Time Using Photoshop

Back in the 90's, when I first opened Photoshop, I had no idea that it would be the core of my career almost 30 years later. I didn't have any kids yet. Heck I hadn't even met my wife at that time. Yet somehow today - married for over 20 years and my oldest son in...

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Do You Really Need To Use Photoshop?

Do You Really Need To Use Photoshop?

I received this comment on one of my videos the other day and I thought it was pretty timely considering I just finished a big update to my Photoshop System Course. It was a video where I had edited a bunch of photos all at once and did the edits rather quickly: This...

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My Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2019

My Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2019

Yesterday I posted my favorite landscape/travel photos of 2019 (click here to see them). Today I'm posting my wildlife shots, since I felt the page would have gotten too long if I included both. My Outlook This Past Year I changed up my shooting philosophy this year a...

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My Favorite Photos of 2019

My Favorite Photos of 2019

At the end of every year, I always enjoy going through my photos and picking some of my favorites. It’s a fun exercise. And I inevitably end up finding some photos that I may not have thought much of at the time, but I really like now. Or sometimes, photos that I...

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Photoshop Texture and Winter Effects

Photoshop Texture and Winter Effects

Hi everyone. I have a bird feeder in my backyard and managed to grab a nice photo of a cardinal sitting on a branch nearby (a branch that may have been artificially set there by me) 😉  Anyway, while I was editing the photo, some how I ended up doing something...

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More Lightroom Calendar Template Ideas

More Lightroom Calendar Template Ideas

Every year I release calendar templates for use in Lightroom, Photoshop and ON1. Well, I decided to do a video that digs a little deeper in to some layout ideas and how you can use those calendar templates to get creative with your photography. Honestly, when it comes...

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Why Is No One Mad at Capture One?

Why Is No One Mad at Capture One?

Here's a random thought on this Wednesday as I opened up my email and saw a full version upgrade for Capture One. Their last update was one year ago (Capture One 12). Now they're at Capture One 20. Most likely following the industry by numbering the software based on...

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What Photoshop Auto Selection Tool to Use

What Photoshop Auto Selection Tool to Use

Adobe recently (November 2019) released some new selection technology in the form of the Object Selection Tool as well as the Remove Background option. Combine that with the Select Subject tool that was already there, and you've got several tools that all seem to do...

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