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...

Adobe Listened! The Old “Save As” is Back

A few weeks ago I released a video talking about some changes to the way we "Save As" in Photoshop. This was specifically for people who opened a photo in to Photoshop, and wanted to save, say, a JPG. It wasn't really anything directed toward a Lightroom > Photoshop...

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Should You Shoot Wide Open?

Should You Shoot Wide Open?

I was teaching a webinar the other evening and I got a question that prompted me to write this post. Now, I've actually gotten this question many times before, but this is the first I'm writing about it. See, during the webinar I had mentioned that I "mostly"...

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Some Privacy Please!

Some Privacy Please!

I was out for a walk on the beach at sunset a while back and came across some Royal Terns just hanging out. I stopped for a few minutes and realized I was in a really bad spot for photographing them since the sun was almost in my face, or just off to the side of it....

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I Feel Like a Sitting Duck

I Feel Like a Sitting Duck

So which photo do you like best? The sitting duck or the flying duck? Back in April I was out on a lake with DV Wildlife Tours, and we saw some Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks in early morning warm light. The conditions were almost perfect. Sun at our back, wind at our...

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Ooooooo, or Ewe? Osprey on the Beach

Ooooooo, or Ewe? Osprey on the Beach

Last year I happened to see an Osprey catch a fish on the beach and then land on the beach to start eating it. At the time, I hadn't seen this happen before. Usually, they catch the fish and bring them high up on a building or tree before they settle down with it. But...

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Success! Well… Kind Of

Success! Well… Kind Of

If you read the other day's post (You Have to Start Somewhere), you saw that I posted a photo from an outing on my kayak. I was really trying to get a nice Spoony in flight, but that didn't happen. Well, I didn't get back until 9pm that night. And in spite of the fact...

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Where Did Save As JPG Go in Photoshop

Where Did Save As JPG Go in Photoshop

Really quick... I forgot to mention in the email that I posted some photos from my Eagle photography trip last week. Click here to see them. UPDATE: I found out that Apple made a change to their OS which required Adobe to make this change. So if you're wondering why...

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Amazing Eagle Photography with the Sony Alpha 1

Amazing Eagle Photography with the Sony Alpha 1

Hi all. I just got back from a trip to Washington state for some amazing eagle photography and I wanted to share some of the story and photos. Planning the Trip A couple of months ago, my buddy Blake Rudis (f64academy.com) and I were talking about taking a photo trip....

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You Have to Start Somewhere

You Have to Start Somewhere

I've had this idea for some time now. Sort of starting a journal in to my bird and wildlife photography. While it may seem sudden to some of you that I've been doing this type of photography, it's actually been about 5-6 years now - my first trip to Costa Rica in 2016...

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What’s New in ON1 Photo Raw 2021.5

Every year around this time, ON1 Photo Raw gets a big "dot 5" update which is free for existing users of that version. So I thought I'd take a few minutes to give you a quick overview of what's new. As always, for more details information check out the ON1 website for...

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What’s New in Topaz DeNoise AI 3.1?

I recently made a video talking about how I've moved my Noise Reduction (and some sharpening) over to Topaz's plug-ins. Well, they just released an update to DeNoise AI so I wanted to take a few minutes to show you what's new in the latest version. Enjoy! Save 15%...

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