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Category: Photography

Back to Basics.

Back to Basics.

With the invention of digital SLRs and Photoshop, we’re slowly forgetting all the basic photography skills we learned. Some of us may have never learned them at all and started photography with a digital SLR. I use to think those of us who skipped all […]

Why I use watermarks

Why I use watermarks

Now, I would love it if we lived in a perfect world where everyone respected everyone’s property and didn’t consider blogs as a source of free photos. But we don’t live in that world. And while I love getting pingbacks from readers, that’s when I […]

Photoshop saves the sky from falling down

Photoshop saves the sky from falling down

Literally. Ok Photoshop lovers. Do you ever take a great photo of the sunrise or sunset, and it didn’t come out as good on the camera is it should have? It’s not your fault…it’s the camera (blame the camera). Even if you shot everything the […]

Photoshop Before/After

Photoshop Before/After

This is a Photoshop Before/After image. The photo was taken from a very good friend of mine, who is one of the most talented photographers I know personally. He wanted some tips on how to use the new version of Photoshop. So naturally I demanded […]

How to create a tilt-shift effect using Photoshop

How to create a tilt-shift effect using Photoshop

Before. After!!! It’s actually really simple. First of all, you don’t need a special lens. Woo hoo! Second of all, you’ll need a photo editing program such as Photoshop. I’ll give you the basic tips with some images and even if you don’t have Photoshop, […]

Know your rights as a photographer.

Know your rights as a photographer.

  – Begin short story – Scene: Me, standing on the side of the road, clicking away. Woman runs out of her house screaming. Woman: HEY YOU! STOP DOING THAT NOW!!! Me: …… Woman: I’M TALKING TO YOU! GET AWAY FROM MY COWS! Me: …… […]

F-Stops, Apertures and Depth of Field, oh my!

F-Stops, Apertures and Depth of Field, oh my!

  I had a huge headache in college that lasted 4 years. Why? Because I had to learn all these technical things by reading about them, and looking at boring diagrams all day. You’d think in a Photography classroom we’d look at pretty pictures all […]

Natural Light vs. Artificial Light

Natural Light vs. Artificial Light

Natural light makes everything look…natural. Artificial light adds a hue from whatever light source it’s coming from. Photos on blog for reference.