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Photo Fails Crunchy Skies

When elements have large and hard edges that’s a sign you’ve overdone the clarity, sharpness, dehaze, contrast, or some combination of those. The giveaway is when you see angry “crunchy” skies in a photo. That treatment can be okay in some areas of the photo when applied properly – so how do we do that properly?

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Wacom Tablet for Photo Editing

Originally posted January 2016 // Updated December 2020 A Wacom to solve my problem? I believe encountering new problems means that you are growing and stretching yourself into new places. By taking on new challenges you are introduced to new problems that you haven’t solved before. Approaching and overcoming those problems means that you grow. So that’s all well and …

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TripCast360 Interview – bike tours and travel stories

Though most of us haven’t been traveling internationally this year I’m looking forward to some trips again in 2021. I enjoyed talking with Michael and David of TripCast360 about some of my past experiences that led to starting Intentionally Lost photography tours and my travel and photography style in general. It’s a joy to talk to people who love and promote …

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Ride and Photograph Interview with Jussi Lyons – Electric Bikes

Jussi Lyons hails from Scotland but now lives in Shanghai, China. As an avid traveler he can be found taking pictures around the world. Photographer, pilot and entrepreneur – this bicycle riding chat has many caps and many talents. He is a founding member of Clean Republic which is an e-bike manufacturer in Seattle. His passion for photography started while …

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Ride and Photograph Interview With Jussi Lyons – Photography Talk

Jussi Lyons hails from Scotland but now lives in Shanghai, China. As an avid traveler he can be found taking pictures around the world. Photographer, pilot and entrepreneur – this bicycle riding chat has many caps and many talents. He is a founding member of Clean Republic which is an e-bike manufacturer in Seattle. His passion for photography started while …

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Basic Photo Editing

This is for anyone who is learning to edit their digital photos If you’re ready to move past filters and presets to take more creative control over editing your images then this is for you. I created this series of videos to demystify the components of an image and give you the ability to jump into any photo editing software …

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Tripods and Heads to Mount Your Camera – focus on travel photography

Are you new to photography or perhaps just new to travel photography? Maybe you have only used a camera hand held and now you’re ready to add a tripod to your photography gear. We all ask these questions at one point. The tripods and heads that I used for studio and architecture were less than ideal for travel photography. This …

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Tuscany Cycling and Photography Tour Update

Most ventures change the longer you pursue them and the cycling and photography tours are no exception. Some operators prefer to be mysterious and enigmatic. I prefer to be transparent. I started off building these trips for anyone who wants to visit a location both to ride and to photograph there. Planning a separate trip to satisfy each of those …

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What Camera Should I Buy

Buying your first or next serious camera You want to start thinking creatively and taking control over your photos. You’re ready to buy a serious camera. I would encourage you to make this purchase decision based on what you want to do with the camera and ignore the tech and hype around what’s popular today. When you read an article …

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Planning a Photography Trip – A Journey to Namibia

Bob Wild is an award winning international landscape photographer. Armed with exceptional photography skills and a touch of wanderlust he traveled to Namibia to scout an African Safari photography workshop. In this interview we talk about planning a photography trip as a workshop, how to introduce a new location in the world to eager photography tour guests, and how to …

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Crystal Mill Photography

Crystal Mill is one of the most iconic photography locations in Colorado. Photographing this historic site used to be as easy as getting there. It is privately owned and as of 2018 the owners have steps to protect the site and also to collect some funds to maintain it. We often take for granted that these places are there and …