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How to Process a Portrait in Lightroom

Whether you’re brand new to Lightroom or if you’ve logged many hours in the program, learning how to process a portrait efficiently and skillfully is a never-ending process. There’s always one more thing you could consider to enhance your images. What I’ll do here is take you through the process I’ve developed after about two years of steady experience with …

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7 Tips For Rodeo Photography

Rodeo photography is one of those genres that allows a photographer to capture sights that will transport the viewer back in time. In this article, I will toss out some tips that will help you have a decent foundation to shoot rodeo. Rodeo was formed out of the dust of ranches throughout North America. It allowed the working cowboy and …

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5 Reasons to Outsource Post Processing

  Aside from taking the actual pictures many of us photographers enjoy the post processing part of the workflow.  This could be simple exposure adjustments to cropping and straightening to running a Lightroom preset or some spot/blemish removal.  It is not unusual to perform any of these during post processing after a photo shoot. However, what if the need to …

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters & Filter Holders Reviewed

For anyone who is unfamiliar, a Graduated Neutral Density Filter (GND) is a filter that only darkens a portion of the field of view of your camera.  The general purpose is to use the darkened portion of the filter to reduce the brightness of a very bright sky, while allowing your foreground to remain relatively much lighter. It is very …

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20 Need-to-Know Lightroom Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow

Time is one of our most precious resources. As a photographer, you can spend as much time behind the computer as you do behind the camera, and sometimes much, much more time. On any given day most of us would rather be out with our camera than facing a computer screen. Don’t get me wrong, photo editing is an important …

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Time to Upgrade your Lens Strap? A Review of 17 Popular Straps

Are you ready to upgrade your camera strap?  If you are anything like me, you are so focused on planning a photography trip, buying a new lens or expensive gear that you do not even think about upgrading your camera strap.  This all changed for me when I switched from Nikon to Fuji.  Even though I always hated my Nikon strap, …