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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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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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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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Imagebrief for Freelance Photographers – How and Why I Use It

ImageBrief is a tool that can provide value to freelance photographers if you know what to expect from it and how to use it. There have been many variations on this over the years and ImageBrief is only the newest flavor. The core concept of the platform is very simple. A company, ad agency, or creative director posts a brief …

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How NOT To Organize Your Photos

I have learned how NOT to organize my photos after adopting systems from other photographers to organize my photo library. In this video I show what that has taught me, and the new method I am using now after my own trial and error. Will my current method change again? Probably. What I think is important is that you should determine …

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Never Delete a Photo

Never delete a photo? Okay, I don’t mean that literally; just don’t do it before you have a VERY good grasp on what a good photo means to you. I have learned this the hard way after I deleted photos from an event or shoot only to wish later that I hadn’t. When you are starting out taking and managing …

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Don’t Buy Your Followers

Followers on social media channels should not be purchased. Okay, there’s my synopsis and you know where I stand so you don’t need to read on unless you want to know why I feel that way. I can’t be the only person who believes and behaves this way right? I know that social media is heavily commercialized now and growing …

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Photos for a Yoga Studio?

What kind of photos would I select from my library to hang in a yoga studio? Hmm, good question. I used to do a lot of studio/product work but that was all food and jewelry. I don’t have stock type photos of dew on grass or a balanced stack of rocks. That’s what comes to mind when I think yoga …