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Basic Photo Editing

This is for anyone who is learning to edit their digital photosIf 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 and …

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What Should Be in Your Online Photography Portfolio

I do this at least once a year to highlight my new favorite images and to represent my most important personal projects. I should start out by saying that this is as much about what should not be in your portfolio as what should be. The statement that “only your best images should be in your portfolio” really is a …

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Why Buy a Better Camera?

There are lots of things wrong with both of these images below. A better camera would definitely help. Short list – I would shoot it in raw with a lower iso and take a step to the right to get the framing more symmetrical. If you’re used to viewing social media images of snapshots from phones then these probably both …

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Photo sharing, digital ownership, metadata, & watermarking

Update at end of 2020: Check out the article on using Digimarc to digitally watermark images and how that played out. Digital ownership of a photo is hard to track and even harder to prove. Anyone who has ever shared their photos online has probably had them stolen and used by other people without compensation or attribution. It happened to …