How to draw the viewers eye to subjects of interest with less than ideal skies in a landscape image

Landscape photography is kind of like gambling as it is so dependent on the weather. You take as many precautions as you can, Do all of your research to get the best image and the weather can change on you in an instant leading to little to nothing to show for your hard work. For …

Two of hearts

  I think the best portraits are made when you trip the shutter a few extra times when the subjects don’t know your going to do that. I am a huge fan of the more spontaneous expressions and poses in this type of work. This is my friend Nikki and her daughter and she requested …

How to mount a photograph on mat board, Part one: The tools

Mounting a print to mat board is one of the many skills outside of shooting images that is a part of every Photographers tool chest. We are jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance men and women who are artists, business people, printers, computer wizards, software nerds, Weather reporters, travel guides, givers of advice, teachers, searchers and dreamers. We capture …

Using the 1:1 preview in Adobe Lightroom to quickly search for artifacts in a photograph

As an editing and database program Lightroom is perfect for me. I love Photoshop but it’s price makes it out of my reach right now. Lightroom works for me because I don’t do very much compositing and graphic design type work and it has enough tools in the develop module that I can do what …