Make Photoshop Simple (or at least… simpler)

Here's a quick exercise that should be interesting. There are over 70 tools in the toolbox in Photoshop. But  take a moment to think about how many...

Ruffled Feathers

I always try to talk to people about different moments to capture in their bird photography. To me, that's one of my favorite aspects of this genre...

Birdscapes

One day while photographing on the beach I wanted to do something different. I saw some birds near some tall grass and I realized it would make a...
Lightroom 2022 Calendar Templates

Lightroom 2022 Calendar Templates

Hi all. The 2022 Calendar Templates are now available. Click here to download them along with some install and tutorial videos. The templates are really just JPG files so they will work in ANY program that will open a JPG file. There are two versions included (larger...

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How to Install Brush Presets into Camera Raw

https://vimeo.com/640488543 To Install Brushes into Photoshop Camera Raw: 1. Go to the folder where your brush presets are located and press Ctrl-A (Mac: Command-A to select all of the files 2. Press Ctrl-C (Mac: Command-C) to copy the files. 3. If you're on a Windows...

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How to Install Brush Presets into Lightroom

https://vimeo.com/640486192 Here's a quick video that'll show you how to install Brush and Gradient Presets into Lightroom Classic. This video shows the Brush and Gradient presets from my Brush and Masking Deep Dive course being installed. Installing Brush and...

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Download and Managing Your Adobe Updates

Download and Managing Your Adobe Updates

This time of year my support inbox usually fills up with requests on how to download new versions, the new version doesn't show the new features, or is it safe to get rid of older versions, etc... So this year I decided to get ahead of the game and make a video that...

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The Biggest Change to Lightroom… EVER!

The Biggest Change to Lightroom… EVER!

Today, Adobe has announced and released a new version of Lightroom Classic (and Photoshop too). This new version has totally changed the way I edit in Lightroom. And it's been so hard to sit on this new feature for the last few months because every time I do a video,...

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Pastel Colors and Soft Light

Pastel Colors and Soft Light

I had a really nice morning earlier this week out at Fort Desoto park in St. Petersburg FL. Dick and Vicki from DVWildlife.com (they run the Eagle photography tours in North Florida) came down the day before and we met up for a morning shoot. I really like this time...

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Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens Review (for Wildlife)

Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens Review (for Wildlife)

Over the last three weeks I was fortunate enough to get to try out a pre-release copy of the new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens. Sony gave the lens to a few different photographers with various genres and they asked me to photograph some wildlife with it to I could...

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Simplify Your Backgrounds in Photoshop

Here's a quick idea for removing a distracting background or just simplifying it a bit so it looks more uniform. And the key to this is that we're able to simplify it without cropping some necessary area out of the photo. https://youtu.be/6eHEzdNgrtU

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What Do Pros Say “Gear Doesn’t Matter”?

What Do Pros Say “Gear Doesn’t Matter”?

Let me start this out by saying I don't want this to simply be another "gear doesn't matter... just practice" post. I want to, more specifically, answer a question about why the pros always say "Gear doesn't matter", yet they are the ones always shooting the best gear...

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