Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

How to Photograph for HDR in 5 Simple Steps

After the Storm | Sedona | Arizona | How to Photograph for HDR

Creating HDR (high dynamic range) photography is a 2-part process: part one takes place behind the camera – part two, behind the computer.  Often I talk about how I process my HDR images, but today I’m going to share how to photograph for HDR in five simple steps. Step 1 – Clean Your Gear HDR brings…

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4 Tips for Better iPhone Photography

Dandelion Pouf

Last week I had a chance to catch up with an old friend who shares my fondness for photography. She doesn’t pull out her DSLR very often these days and usually relies on her iPhone to capture life. She expressed that she missed photography as a creative outlet and had trouble getting artsy shots with…

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5 Tips for Capturing Stunning Fireworks Photos

Red White and Blue Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! 5 Tips for Capturing Stunning Fireworks Photos As you gear up a day of fun with family and friends, here are a few things to keep in mind if you plan on pulling out your camera to capture 4th of July fireworks photos: Location, location, location – Be aware of your…

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Easy Single Exposure Edit with Aurora HDR and Lightroom

Abandoned Auto Repair Garage in Cape Charles, VA processed in Lightroom and Aurora HDR 2017

Aurora HDR and Single Exposures Most folks use Aurora to tone map/merge multiple exposures. However, Aurora HDR and Lightroom work together brilliantly to quickly and easily make a single exposure POP! In the photo below I made use of one of Aurora’s many presets on a RAW file to bring out the detail and color and then jumped…

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A Simple Lightroom and On1 Photo RAW Workflow

Before and After Lightroom and On1 Photo RAW

On1 Photo RAW is a photo-editing powerhouse. It can be used on its own, or as I prefer – as a Lightroom plugin. On1 Photo RAW is marketed as a start-to-finish photo editor. However, if you are a seasoned Lightroom user, there are a few things you might miss: One-click chromatic aberration removal Automatic lens corrections Perspective Correction…

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Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Christmas + FREE Printable

Christmas Lights Bokeh | Tips for capturing the spirit of Christmas

I’ve seen a few lists floating around the internet of “must-get” holiday photos so I thought I’d make my own! I’ve broken the list into two categories: details and people. Many holiday photographs take advantage of bokeh (a Japanese word that describes the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph). This look is…

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How To Migrate Your Blog from Zenfolio to WordPress

Zenfolio to Wordpress

Blogging on Zenfolio was a mistake. A big one. Now I’m working to “fix” it by moving my blog from Zenfolio to WordPress. Why am I taking on this project? Simply said, Zenfolio’s blog capabilities simply aren’t up to par with other blogging platforms available. You can read about my specific complaints/challenges here. Spoiler Alert – there…

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2 Easy Ways to Share Photos From Your Computer to Instagram

Sharing from Computer to Instagram, | No Smartphone Required

Instagram is one of the biggest forces in photo sharing right now. However, for those of us who like to play with our photos on a larger screen, sharing from the computer to Instagram can be a bit of a headache requiring the photographer to transfer the processed image back to their smartphone before publishing to the Instagram app.…

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