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Five Reasons To Consider Mentoring with Erica Kay

As many of you know, many of the authors and podcasters affiliated with Improve Photography are ‘homegrown.’  I remember hearing on a podcast episode quite some time ago how both Erica and Nick met Jim Harmer at one of the Free Photography Workshops hosted by Improve Photography.  Every good creative, be it a photographer, musician, painter… whatever, tend to share …

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Advanced Blending Using BLEND IF in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has tools on top of tools and they have many uses. There isn’t really a “wrong way” to use many of the tools. There are so many ways of doing things – the end result is really the only thing that matters. You will often  get results that you didn’t even have in mind during your workflow.  You …

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Welcome to the Improve Photography Holiday Gift Guide 2016!  Below  you will find a list of gift ideas from many of the hosts of podcasts on the Improve Photography network you can share as hints as people are shopping for you or for that photographer in your life.  The hosts have plenty to say when the budgets are big, but …

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Lumenzia Action Panel Review

In my last installment, I reviewed the “Dynamic Range With Luminosity Masks” tutorial created by Nick Page for Improve Photography Plus.  In my goal to learn how to use luminosity masks in my workflow, I wanted to add an action panel.  I ended up with Lumenzia.  This is my review and first impressions of the panel. In my last installment, …

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Photo Quiz – Test Your Photographic Knowledge

Modern photography can be a very complex and involved venture. There is so much to learn and so many terms, topics and techniques that it is enough to make anyone say “All that for a photo??” Below is a series of questions to test your Digital Photographic knowlegde. There will be some true and false questions and also multiple choice. …

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6 Tips For Balancing Photography And Life

Every so often, across photography groups, I see the same question pop up. “I work full time, I have a family, and I cannot find time for my photography” or something similar. If you are in this boat, hopefully this article will give you some ideas that will help you out. ABOUT ME I do not think I could go …