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I was wrong about noise reduction and sharpening

In this video I go over why I was wrong about noise reduction and sharpening tools, especially when you combine them with your wildlife photography....

My First 4 Weeks with the Sony Alpha 1

It's been about a month since I got the Sony a1 (Alpha 1) camera and I wanted to give my first thoughts on it. I'll start off by saying I've never...

Solved! My Photo Opens in the Wrong App

This video is just as much of a public service announcement as it is a quick tutorial. I often hear from people who say their photos open in the...

San Diego Sunset Cliffs Photo

Earlier this week I taught my Lightroom seminar in San Diego. I arrived fairly early in the afternoon (the day before) so I knew I'd have some time to kill during the day. Well, whenever I go to a city and have some extra time I always do some quick web searches on...

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Big Sur Pfiefer Beach At Sunset (In Color This Time)

Today I visited the same beach from yesterday's post (Pfiefer Beach). I didn't stay right until sunset, because I had another location I wanted to hit, but I did grab a few shots of the sea arch with the sun behind it (and without the foggy cloudy weather). Yesterday...

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Big Sur Photo In Black and White

After teaching my seminar in Sacramento, I decided to stay an extra couple of days and take a drive to San Francisco and eventually made my way down the coast. For the past 3 years I've been trying to photograph the Big Sur coast and have had absolutely no luck. Every...

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Free Effects for Photoshop and Lightroom Users

Hi everyone. I usually post presets on Monday but I'm traveling to Sacramento today for my Lightroom seminar tomorrow, and things have been pretty crazy around work, so I haven't had much time to work on some new ones. But I didn't want to leave you hanging so I'm...

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Toronto Skyline Photo

I'm teaching my Lightroom seminar today to an almost sold-out crowd of close to 600, here in Toronto (thanks Toronto!), but I did manage to get out and take some touristy photos after I arrived on Sunday. Whenever I go to a city, I try to make it a point to take a...

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Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Portrait Photos

A few weeks ago I posted some landscape and outdoor sharpening presets for Lightroom. This time around I have some presets that tend to work best for portraits. The main difference is the masking feature. With landscape and outdoor photos we typically want to sharpen...

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Is There Money In Photography?

This past week on our weekly talk show The Grid, I had two guests (Glyn Dewis and Serge Ramelli). Over lunch (before the show) we were discussing our topic and they had some really good insights on making money in photography. But not just "quit your current job and...

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Why So Many People Love Landscape Photography

Ever hear about (or see) one of those popular landscape photography locations that's absolutely packed with people? Ever wonder why everyone is standing there taking the same exact photo that maybe tens of hundreds of thousands of photographers have taken before? If...

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A Quick Star Photography Q&A

Hey everyone. I'm heading off to Branson, MO with my wife for a friends wedding this weekend. So if you know of any cool things that I need to see or do, let me know. Next, I wanted to say thanks for all of the nice comments on yesterday's post about night sky star...

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