Wood Duck at Santee Lakes, California

Skylum Software Releases Luminar 3.1.1

Luminar 3 keeps getting better! The latest update (version 3.1.1) comes with several enhancements under the hood to speed up overall performance as well as a few new navigation tools and better language support.

How to Enhance Detail with Topaz Sharpen AI

Over the past year my friends at Topaz Labs have released several tools powered by…

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7 Ways Luminar Flex can Boost Your Workflow

Introducing Luminar Flex Luminar Flex is a photo editing plugin designed by the makers of…

AirMagic for Non-Drone Photographers

I ran a few comparisons with AirMagic (made specifically for aerial and drone photography), Photolemur (another tool from the same company that looks very similar), and Lightroom’s Auto Tone. Not surprising (or maybe surprising, depending on who you are), AirMagic provided the best results on my iPhone photos shot from commercial jets.

AirMagic – AI Enhancement for Aerial & Drone Photos

Introducing AirMagic Skylum Software just announced AirMagic – the world’s first AI-powered photo enhancer created…

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Intelligently Resize Photos with Topaz Gigapixel AI

Topaz AI Gigapixel is a newcomer to the digital enlargement crowd. What makes it unique is that it uses Artificial Intelligence to realistically enlarge images – and in the few tests I’ve run, it does a damn good job!

Top 10 Photographs from 2018

2018 In Retrospect

It has been hard to find the words to sum up 2018. Professionally, last year treated me pretty well. I love what I do and the people I work with. Personally, this past year was rough. I lost someone very close to me. It was sudden and unexpected and changed me forever – for the better I hope.

Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

How To Process Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

Real estate photos are often the first thing a prospective buyer looks at when reviewing a listing. No matter how extravagant or humble the structure, the images marketing the sale of a property should show the space at its best.

Luminar 3 by Skylum Software | Organize, Edit, Express, Enjoy

Announcing the NEW Luminar 3 with Libraries – Preorder NOW!

For the past year the developers at Skylum have been working tirelessly to build a new, innovative system for storing and organizing photos. Their goal was to re-imagine the photo library – not recreate it – and that is what they’ve done in Luminar 3.

Fall Colors in my backyard | Greenbrier | Chesapeake | Virginia

A Pause in the Midst of Chaos

We finally got word a few weeks ago that we are moving back to San Diego! We’ll be back amongst family and friends and couldn’t be happier…but that bit of news also set in motion a series of events that cast our lives into chaos.

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2018

The Best of Black Friday 2018

Below you’ll find my favorite Black Friday 2018 deals for photographers. All of the stuff…

Autumn Leaves | Shenandoah National Park | Virginia

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving… family friends health meaningful work…

Luminar AI Sky Enhancer: The easiest way to intensify skies

The AI Sky Enhancer filter has just one slider that analyzes the image, detects the sky, identifies objects, and creates an automatic mask of the sky. Depending on the image it will add definition to clouds, vibrance to a sunset, or deepen the blue of the sky.

Skout - The Sling Style Harness by Cotton Carrying System

Skout: A hands-free camera carry solution

The Skout is a hands-free sling-style camera harness. It is designed for active photographers who need their hands free, but want access to their camera quickly. It features a twist and lock mount to keep your camera secure while you’re on the move. It also comes with a detachable rain cover so you can protect your gear in unpredictable weather.

Aurora HDR 2019 for Mac and Windows

Aurora HDR 2019 Review

I’ve been having a blast with Aurora HDR 2019! The new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine does a fantastic job enhancing color and detail without the over-the-top grit that HDR is notorious for. In this article we’ll dive in to Aurora 2019’s new features, what what I love about it, and a few things that I hope will be added or improved in the future.

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