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The Dominance of Color

The Dominance of Color

I have a tendency to prefer color photos. More accurately, I love strong colors. Color contrast, color symmetry or color complements. Just as Joe McNally frequently points out the language of light, I enjoy the language of color. So when and why would, or should, you use black and white in your photography? The simple […]

The Evolution of an Image

The Evolution of an Image

I thought I’d show the evolution of an image today. Everything from the initial capture to my post-processing workflow to complete it. The image itself is just a snapshot, but it was a good subject for this kind of discussion. That’s because we see things differently than our cameras. Those devices simply cannot compete with […]

First Look At Intensify Pro From MacPhun Software

Intensify Pro from MacPhun Software is part of a new generation of photo editing software. It works as a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, but it also works well as a stand-alone editing tool. The developers at MacPhun Software managed to combine ease of use and detailed control in one software package. Rather than […]

It’s Just A Photo

It's Just A Photo

I was setting up for a shot at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom a few years ago when I caught some criticism from a mother with her kids. She summed it up with just a few words.  It’s just a photo. Believe it or not, that’s been nagging me for these years.

Cuban Cars in Havana

Cuban Cars in Havana

Many people dream of the classic American cars still on the roads in Cuba. I can’t say that it was much of a draw for me, as I’m just not a car guy.  Being there gave me an entirely different perspective, though.  These are no longer classic American cars. They’re now entirely Cuban cars, forged […]

Is Photo Theft A Big Deal?

Is Photo Theft A Big Deal?

Is photo theft a big deal to you? Almost every photographer I know has had some photo or another stolen and used without permission. Those who haven’t had anything stolen almost seem jealous that their work isn’t good enough to steal.

Disney Wild Africa Trek

Disney Wild Africa Trek

For some of us, wildlife photography just means a trip to the zoo. It’s understandable. Not everyone can wade into the woods or head off to Africa on a photo safari. We make the most of what’s feasible. I had a chance last weekend to do just that at the Disney Wild Africa Trek in […]

Post Processing Fireworks Photos

Post Processing Fireworks Photos

Happy 7th of July. There were a lot of blog posts showing you how to take fireworks photos, but what do you do after you get the photos on your computer? Here are some simple ideas for post processing fireworks photos.

Saying Goodbye To Aperture And Hello To Lightroom

Most of you know about Apple’s announcement late last week.  There won’t be any future development of Aperture for new features. That’s why I’m saying goodbye to Aperture and hello to Lightroom.

Perception vs Reality

Perception vs Reality

It happened again. Some people who work with me discovered that I’m into photography. All of the usual questions came out as they started flipping through my photos. Once again, I found myself trying deal with perception vs reality. Here’s how that usually works.