Happy Labor Day, Y’all
Sep04

Happy Labor Day, Y’all

Comrades, today is Labor Day in the United States, and our offices are closed, so we’re taking today off here at the blog but I’ll be back on here tomorrow (and I have a pretty darn cool little Lightroom tip lined up fer ya). By the way: I looked up Labor Day in WikiPedia, and here are a few interesting tidbits about this American Holiday: Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The...

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Happy Independence Day, Y’all!
Jul04

Happy Independence Day, Y’all!

Howdy Lightroom Lovers across the land, and Happy 4th of July to ya! Our offices are closed today as our nation celebrates our Independence from England (some 240 or so years ago), but what’s most important is…it’s a day off from work! Whoo Hoo! 🙂 If you’re here in the US, and you’re going to be shooting the traditional fireworks displays that are held in most cities across the country, I did a post on...

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Got soul?
Oct28

Got soul?

Yes I am stealing the title from the “Got Milk?” campaign, but it is a great question to ask, especially when our propensity as photographers is to often be more mindful of settings and gear than of passion and soul. Steve Gustafson gives us a great reminder that soul should be the goal. 😀 My son told me that he was leaving a big box gym and joining one less than half the size with limited equipment. I asked if it was due...

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A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers
May25

A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best,...

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What the crop? Part 3: body parts
Apr22

What the crop? Part 3: body parts

When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. So try to be aware of where you are going to crop body parts so that you can avoid unnecessary tension… and happy cutting!

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What the crop? Part 2: Gesture
Apr15

What the crop? Part 2: Gesture

So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs...

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