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How to Use the Lightroom Tone Curve Panel

The Tone Curve panel in Lightroom is a powerful way to control the look and feel of your image. If you’re like me, you know that you can create good images while entirely bypassing the Tone Curve panel. My portfolio is full of images that never had a single adjustment in the Tone Curve panel. Maybe you’ve even purposefully avoided the panel …

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Wacom Tablet

The idea of purchasing a Wacom Tablet is something many digital photographers wrestle with as they settle into refining their workflow. “Do I need one?” “What can that do that my mouse cannot?” “Is that really going to make a difference?” The answers to the above questions are simple. First, NO, you don’t need one. You need oxygen. Need is …

What to Bring to the Improve Photography Conference

The Improve Photography Retreat is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited about the event.  My wife, Emily, and I have put in hundreds and hundreds of hours to prepare for it and it’s almost time to start packing our bags. If you’ve never been to an Improve Photography event before, here are the things I’d recommend …

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Review of the New Vallerret Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves

If you’re like me, keeping your hands warm while out shooting in cold weather is no easy task.  A good pair of gloves will help to keep the hands warm, but finding gloves that also play well with the camera is a tall order.  The Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves are one of the newest product offerings from Vallerret.  I …

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High-End Retouching Workflow with Connor Hibbs Review

  Improve Photography Plus is a treasure trove of video tutorials for photographers. From post processing to how-to articles, it pays to be a member of the website. In this installment for Improve Photography, I am going to review Connor Hibbs’ tutorial “High-End Retouching Workflow” that is available. ABOUT CONNOR HIBBS If you are not familiar with Connor, you should …