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Shoot Report: Photos from the I.P. Oregon Coast Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of holding a completely free photography workshop with 55 readers of ImprovePhotography.com in Oregon. On this page I want to share a play-by-play of some of my photos from the trip, but if you’re looking for full tutorials on how each one of the photos is made, complete with “before Photoshop” photos, camera settings, …

Photography Skill Levels

Today, Improve Photography is releasing an innovative way for photographers to get in-depth, professional feedback on their photos.  It’s our online portfolio review service, which I’ve worked extremely hard to make cost effective for all photographers. As part of each review, we place photographers in one of our 7 skill levels, so the photographer can track his or her progress …

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Gel Shifting (Flash Photography 101)

“Gel shifting” means shifting the color palette of a photo by using a gelled flash to change the lighting on the subject and changing the white balance to change the background colors.  The term “gel shifting” isn’t known by the vast majority of professional photographers.  Usually this is referred to in photographer circles as “that thing where you use a gel …