The 5 Elements of Captivating Photography

In Photo Basics by Jim Harmer8 Comments

In my local photography class last night, I had the students shoot a photo of fruit and a knife on a nice wooden bread board to practice macro photography.  I let them shoot for a minute and then asked them why the photos on their LCD screens did not look professional.  We spent some time discussing what was missing from …

The difference between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements: A photographer’s view

In Gear by Jim Harmer13 Comments

Beginning photographers often ask what the difference is between Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements.  I have never taught a beginner photography class without “the Photoshop question” popping up at least once.  So here is my (not so quick) answer to the oft-answered question: What is the difference between Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements 9? Before we begin, I know some …