How to Take Pictures of Water Drops

In Photo Basics by Jim Harmer10 Comments

Learn how to take great photos of water drops without any special equipment other than your DSLR in this guest post by Jeff Cable (follow him on Facebook for lots of photography tips).  Jeff was kind enough to offer to step in and send this guest post while I am trying to put things back together after moving my family …

Discounted Lightroom Preset Steal for Adobe Photo Club

In Features by Jim Harmer0 Comments

I worked for years tweaking and perfecting my collection of Lightroom Presets, and finally released them for sale in November, 2013.  The photography community went CRAZY with the quality of the presets and the awesome sale price, but when the sale was over the price went WAY up to $447 for the last 7 months. I’ve been INUNDATED with requests …

Lightroom Preset Steal

In Features by Jim Harmer87 Comments

I worked for years tweaking and perfecting my collection of Lightroom Presets, and finally released them for sale in November, 2013.  The photography community went CRAZY with the quality of the presets and the awesome sale price, but when the sale was over the price went WAY up to $447 for the last 7 months. I’ve been INUNDATED with requests …

How to Take Successful Family Portraits

In Portrait by Jim Harmer8 Comments

I shot another family portrait tonight.  It took me half way through the shoot before I remembered to change my shooting style.  While I am generally focused on the photography and getting the shot, when I shoot family portraits I have to remind myself that the Mom  of the family (the one I am trying to make happy) really only …

Canon vs. Nikon: What’s the difference? (Updated for 2012)

In Gear by Jim Harmer149 Comments

I know what you’re thinking, and I think you’re wrong.  That may be a confrontational way to start this post, but this Nikon vs. Canon DSLR debate is fueled by such passion in 2012 that I have to explain what we’re discussing here. Both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras provide fantastic image quality and similar features.  Because there are so …

Amazon is Selling Lightroom 3 for $119 Today!!!!!

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer3 Comments

Lightroom 3 is a program made by Adobe, the makers of Photoshop.  I usually recommend that photographers buy Lightroom 3 rather than Photoshop as your first image editing software choice because it is MUCH easier to use, faster, and perfectly capable for making 95% of the edits that most photographers make.  Photoshop is really for making major changes to a …