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21 Travel Photography Accessories for the Serious Photographer

Travel photography is my favorite kind of photography.  Let’s face it, unless you are a portrait photographer, the majority of your shooting probably occurs when you travel and there are so many tools out there that can help you get better shots, make traveling more convenient and encourage you to shoot more when you travel.  I have done photography in …

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Learning Product Photography with Sandy Dorau

If you follow the Improve Photography network of podcasts (and you are crazy if you are not, each show offers some unique insight from different hosts that make my commute much more enjoyable), you have noticed a lot of talk lately about product photography. If I am going to be honest, product photography never interested me at all, but the …

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4 Photoshop Sharpening Techniques for Landscapes

When we see great landscape or cityscape photographs today, the first thing most photographers think is “How do they get those images to look that way?” The moment of capture for sure plays a huge role in the whole production of any stand out image. Are the exposure settings correctly set to facilitate a clean, well balanced RAW image? Do …

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21 Photography Tips for Paris

I spent seven nights in Paris a few months back and had great intentions of adding to the great series of “A Photographer’s Guide to … (Boston, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Glacier,  Philadelphia and so on)” we have seen on the website recently.  Unfortunately, our second day there, the whole family came down with something.  I never fully recovered and, while …

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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

While I have dabbled in all kinds of photography, Landscapes have always been my passion.  That is because I love the all things outdoors, including hiking.  Not too long ago, I heard an interview with Nathan St. Andre discussing hiking and photography tips.  I was immediately intrigued.  Especially because Nathan is from Southern Utah, just outside of Zion National Park, …

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Getting Smart with Photoshop Smart Objects

Anyone who has used Photoshop for some time has heard the term Smart Object used from time to time. The phrase “Non Destructive Workflow” is often mentioned in thousands of videos, articles, books, etc. when the subject is of a post processing workflow with photographic images. One of the best and most powerful features within Photoshop is the ability to …