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How To Improve Color In Lightroom

Lightroom Camera Calibration

Everyone wants to make their photos pop. You can find a ton of tutorials showing how to manipulate sliders in Lightroom or use plugins, but there is a simple tool that I don’t see mentioned very often. If you want to know how to improve color in Lightroom, you need to start with with your […]

Culling Photos in Lightroom

Culling Photos in Lightroom

After migrating some of my Aperture libraries into Lightroom this weekend, I had a chance to look at some old photos I haven’t seen in a while.  My God, they suck. It looks like I’m going to spend some time culling photos in Lightroom.

How To Critique Photos Online

Critique Photos Online

Last week, we took a look at the best way to use 500px to improve your photography. Today, we’re going to take that a step further and talk about the need to critique photos online. Yes, I know. You’ve been told not to do it by well-meaning people. That advice misses the point of why […]

How to Use 500PX

How to Use 500PX

If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of people who will tell you to visit 500px.com. It’s true, you can find plenty of inspiring photos there. You can also find yourself lost in the muck without any sense of direction. Here are my thoughts on how to use 500px to find the photos that […]

Finding Photography Locations With AIRBNB

Amy Wilder

I’m concentrating more on portrait photography these days. Like many other photographers without a dedicated space, I spend a fair amount of time finding photography locations. Fortunately, I have friends who are far better at it than I am. One possibility that I’d never considered suddenly opened up some interesting possibilities – AIRBNB. You may […]

Finding The Light

Finding The Light

Despite hours of planning, everyone occasionally runs into problems finding the light. It happened to me this past weekend. We have a local community of photographers, models, and make-up artists who gather quarterly to meet up and do a little shooting. Saturday we met where it all began for this group, at the Maitland Art […]

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complex. Sometimes you can get lovely results from very simple portrait lighting techniques. While it’s easy to get caught up with buying and using gear, sometimes you just don’t need it. We’ll take a look at three simple portrait lighting techniques. Here’s the really nice part. They’re inexpensive, or […]

World Wide Photowalk 2014

World Wide Photowalk 2014

Just like last year, I joined a bunch of photographer’s to participate in Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk 2014 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. This year, I decided to change my approach. The World Wide Photowalk 2014 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Some things never change.  Last year’s walk had a plethora of animal butts. […]

How To Write For Your Readers

If you want people to see the beautiful photos on your blog, you need to write meaningful content to guide them to it. In other words, you need to know how to write for your readers. It’s the words in your post that search engines read, not your photos. You can be very descriptive with […]

Five Ways To Improve Your Blog

Five Ways To Improve Your Blog

Would you like to know what makes the difference between a blog you want to visit and one that just doesn’t hit the mark? I can give you five ways to improve your blog that you can easily do yourself. They may seem simple, but these changes can have a dramatic impact on your visitors […]