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Get Organized! The One App that REALLY Works

19. May 2015

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Get Organized! The One App that REALLY Works

An often overlooked (yet essential) part of a photographer’s life is organization and management. Let’s say you’re browsing the web one night and see a photo posted somewhere that gives you ideas for an upcoming shoot. Or you’re shooting a photo assignment for a magazine and the editor has provided you with a shot list. […]

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

11. May 2015

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

How do you edit your images when you are jetting across the sky at 39,000 feet and your photos are back in the office on a motionless external drive? If you are using Lightroom, you can thank Adobe for their Smart Previews feature as a solution to the ‘always connected’ problem. In this post we’ll […]

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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

27. April 2015

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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

With the just-released Adobe Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC now available it’s time to take a look at some of the new features. Before that however, just a quick note on the name of the software. If you are a subscriber to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, your application is called Lightroom CC. If you choose to […]

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Get In, Nail the Shot, Get Out

13. April 2015

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Get In, Nail the Shot, Get Out

I recently shot a series of images for a local community college’s annual report. One of the more interesting—and fun—images to shoot was a dramatic portrait of a member of the women’s basketball team. The goal was to produce a portrait that displayed determination, empowerment and strength: all attributes of the athletics program, this particular […]

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Split Tones Make Sweet Color Harmony

10. March 2015

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Split Tones Make Sweet Color Harmony

Color grading is one of those open ended subjects that is incredibly hard to perfect because of the seemingly endless amount of possibilities. With so many options it can be hard to know where to start! Many photographers have a hard time establishing a color palette and will simply resort to one of the popular […]

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

24. February 2015

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

Busy photographers require an efficient workflow to do 4 important tasks: Importing Cataloging Processing Publishing While much has been written about the first 3, the publishing side of things is often a weak point, with many photographers choosing just to export to a folder on their hard drive and then upload to their website. Boring! […]

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Cloning. Made. Easy.

7. July 2014

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A few months ago, one of my friends who is working on a book on surrealist Paris saw a photo of mine, one of the Paris shots I featured in the series of long-exposure articles recently published on the X-equals website. He liked the ghost effect with the Parisian backdrop, and asked me for some […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

22. January 2014

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In this, the third and last installment of our series on long-exposure photography, we are going to look into three advances uses of the technique.  In Part 2 we examined how to do a basic long-exposure shot of still water. This part assumes that you are a little better equipped (with tripod and filters) and […]

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

8. October 2013

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As a photographer who got started in the pre-digital era I always had my favorite films that I’d favor time and again. Some of these were films I discovered through my own experimentation, occasionally just randomly choosing something new to test out. Others were films that I knew my photographic influences worked with. Galen Rowell’s […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

27. September 2013

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Jersey City Dawn (Canon 7D, 27mm, f/13, 30s, ISO 100) Now that we’ve established in Part 1 why long-exposure photography is interesting and what it helps you achieve, I wanted to walk you through your first long-exposure shot, from location scouting all the way to post-processing. Since you might not yet know if this is […]

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