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Pre-visualization In Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics, Post-processing by Brian Pex

Pre-Visualization: The Most Important Aspect of  Photography Photography is very much alive and well today. The equipment we have access to now is far more advanced in comparison to what we had just a few short of years ago. With the dizzying array of choices, many can become distracted from the single most important aspect …

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Mirrorless Vs DSLR – Mirrorless Is The Future

In Gear by Brian Pex

All the rage in today’s photography world is the battle between Mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras. If you’ve been paying even just a little attention to the camera industry, you will have no doubt heard lots about it. The debate goes something like this: “Mirrorless systems are up and coming but they aren’t quite there …

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Eight Lightroom Tips for Power Users

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Adobe Lightroom is a super digital Photography managing and editing application as most of you reading this know. It has very powerful Digital Asset Managment abilities along with some super powerful and fairly simple editing tools. There are a few things that can make Lightroom more enjoyable to use and also more productive. In this …

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6 Top Cameras for 2018 Under $5,000

In Gear by Brian Pex

There has never been a better time to be a Photographer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pro, Pro/Enthusiast, Amature or just starting out, it is a very good time to be involved in the Photography world. From the top brands right on down to the lesser known and even Chinese knockoff products, there is …

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Don’t Make These Common Photoshop Mistakes

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Adobe’s Photoshop is a very powerful tool where the only limits of the application are basically your imagination and vision. If it is a visual thought that you have created in your brain, with the right tools and techniques, you can make that vision a reality. The raw power and flexibility make Photoshop an irreplaceable …

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Dodging and Burning Pro Tips in Photoshop

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

  What Is Dodging and Burning? Dodging and Burning in Photoshop is a term that was taken from the old film days of photography. Simply put, dodging is lightening pixels in today’s digital world and burning is the darkening of the pixels. It is all about adding contrast to images. Contrast is king, after all. …

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YN560IV Manual: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

In Gear by Brian Pex

YN560IV Manual: A Helpful Illustrated Guide   The YN560 IV is a low cost flash unit made by third party Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo. This company makes a whole bunch of really great lighting devices for today’s digital photographer. This device is one of the very best in terms of value and utility. It is a …

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YN560TX Manual: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

In Gear by Brian Pex

The Yongnuo (YN from this point foward in the article) 560TX flash controller is a tremendous value (UNDER $40.00USD) and provides you, the photographer, with the ultimate in control over your YN speedlights remotely. This can either be done  from the hot shoe or even beside you at your computer while shooting tethered! It is …

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BEST BATTERIES FOR YOUR SPEEDLIGHTS: A SHOWDOWN

In Gear, Portrait by Brian Pex

Flash Photography today is an area within Photography that has never been easier to enter. With a vast array of flashes, from top brands that cost hundreds of dollars to Chinese knockoffs that are very inexpensive, the choices are great to say the very least.   What I wanted to test for this article is …

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Getting Smart with Photoshop Smart Objects

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

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 …