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Which Photo Editing Software Should I Get?

One question you might have as you start your photographic journey is which photo editing software you should get.  For a long time now, Adobe has been at the top of the chain, with Photoshop and Lightroom dominating the market.  So complete was Adobe’s dominance, that others companies were content to market their software as mere […]

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Computers for Photographers: What to Look For

If you are considering a new computer, you will want to make sure it can handle your photography needs.  Even if you are content with your current machine, you might like to see how it measures up.  How do you do that, when there are a million models out there?  And if you start looking at […]

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8 Travel Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss

This week we have a guest post by Dr. Summit Shah from Columbus, Ohio.  He specializes in travel photography and you can check out his work at SummitShahTravelPhoto.com. The Traveling Experience Traveling is a once in a lifetime experience, and there are amazing places throughout the world to visit. The differences in cultures, architecture, people, […]

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Back Button Focus

Today I would like to introduce you to a change you should make in your focus controls.  This is a change you probably don’t think you need.  Even after I tell you about it, you might not think it terribly useful.  But it is. People I have taught have consistently pointed to this change as […]

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Creating Great Photos: What It Takes

If you are reading this, it is because you have a passion for creating great photographs.  You think a lot about how to improve your photos.  You work at it.  Probably a lot.  So let’s talk a little about how to do that.  Specifically, what does it take? But First, What It Doesn’t Take You […]

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How to Photograph Fireworks

If you haven’t done it before, photographing fireworks might appear difficult. It really isn’t though. As support for that statement, I point you to the image above.  I am pretty happy with it, but I took it many years ago, very early in my photo career, with basic entry-level equipment. So this is definitely something […]

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Pier at Puerto Vallarta

  I am writing about this picture because I hope it will inspire you to keep looking when you are pretty sure you are destined for failure. I was down in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. If you haven’t been there, there is a lot of beach with heavy commercial development up and down the coast. This […]

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Texas: Chisos Mountains (Big Bend National Park)

Where the Rio Grande winds its way through desolate countryside between Texas and Mexico, there is a large bend in the river. On the north side of this bend is a national park aptly named Big Bend National Park. Measured in land area, it is one of the larger national parks (over 800,000 acres). Measured […]

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Find Creativity in Photography: Connect the Dots

or Using the Practical to Become Creative Do you want to become more creative? I think we all do. But how do you do that? By focusing on creativity itself? I really don’t think so. In fact, I don’t think you can really teach creativity. But at the same time, I don’t think creativity is something you […]

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The Lens for Your Next Big Trip

A question I seem to get pretty frequently is, “I’m going on a big 2-week trip to [exotic location], so what lens do you think I should buy?” My answer usually surprises them. I tell them don’t buy any lens at all. Rather, rent a lens. Judging from the surprise I get when I tell […]

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Photo Organization Made Simple

My guess is that you want your photos to be organized, but do not want to spend any time worrying about it. You want to be able to find your photos quickly. There is nothing worse than looking through a bunch of folders for a photo you know you have somewhere, but being unable to […]

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How to Take Great Shots in the Winter

This week we have a guest post from John Stuart. He works on behalf of londonschoolofphotography.com in outreach and content creation. He creates engaging content that help businesses connect with their audience and stand out from the crowd. Winter may not be the best season for outdoor photo-shootings. Harsh weather conditions, poor light, white everywhere . […]

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The Best Choices for On-Camera and Off-Camera Lighting

For those who want to dabble in lighting without spending a fortune. If you are like me, you would like add some light to your photos on occasion.  Not all the time – and I’m certainly not looking to become a portrait photographer or anything – but perhaps you would like to have some lighting handy […]

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