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Luminosity Masks – Explained!!

  Luminosity Selections & Masks: Amazing Power and Control And Not As Hard As You May Think There is a very good probability that you have heard the term “Luminosity Masks” since you have been involved with digital photography. It is one of those “scary, complex” terms used to describe a technique or method to edit digital images that only …

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Ring Shots: Tips for Photographing Wedding Rings

Photographing wedding rings is one of my favorite parts of a wedding day.  It’s my chance to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding and create something truly epic and creative for my clients.  Whether I’m catching things on fire, getting in touch with my inner pre-teen girl with sparkles, or hunting down the special elements that make up a …

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7 Tips for Creating Amazing Lightning Photography

Everyone has seen those epic images showing bolts of lightning leaping from the clouds and blazing a trail to the horizon.  Lightning is an amazing display of the sheer power of nature, giving us but a brief glimpse of the incredible forces at work in the world around us.  You may have wondered how those images of lightning were created …

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My 8 Favorite IOS Apps For Photography

In this day and age, with the proliferation of smart phones, the term “there’s an app” for that is pretty apropos. From apps that allow the user to have some manual control over the camera to apps that help you find The Milky Way, there is a plethora of smart phone apps that will help you get the shot. Since …

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An Attorney’s Guide to What to Do When Your Photo is Stolen

It seems that every week there’s another news story making the rounds of a photographer’s image being stolen. What’s particularly disturbing is that it’s often by another artist—someone who should know better. Sadly, as technology makes it easier for people to produce decent photographs, the value of photography is lessened. This has resulted in many people seeing a photograph as something …

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Must-Have Wedding Day Photography Gear

Those who follow Portrait Session know that I consider myself to be an idiot when it comes to photography gear.  I’m unlike my fellow Improve Photography guys in that I don’t lust over the newest lenses, I don’t nerd out about the latest camera models, and I certainly have no idea what great new treats are soon to be released. …