Getting the proper exposure is a constant challenge for photographers. In this seminar I talked about Chimping, Blinkies and Histograms..
One of my favorite things to do in photography is use a flash light to light paint objects. They can be small objects like flowers or big things like bridges or waterfalls. In this one hour seminar, I show the techniques I use and how the results can be rather surprising.
There are times when we just can’t get rid of obstacles in our photos and that is when Photoshop comes to the rescue. In this online seminar I show some basic ways to use Photoshop to eliminate things that just don’t belong in our photos.
There are times when you can get everything in focus that you want, especially when shooting macro, you can’t get the depth of field that you want. Photoshop to the rescue. Make a set of photos focusing on different areas within the scene. Bring your images into your computer. It is easiest if you put all your images to be stacked in a separate folder. In Photoshop on the “File” menu, go to “Automate” and then choose “Photomerge.” This opens […]
There doesn’t seem to much more confusing when dealing with digital files than image resolution and pixel sizes. When you are posting, sharing or printing your photos the proper resolution is key to getting the look you want and speedy transmission. In this online seminar I talked about image resolution, knowing how big your files are, what size they should be and how to make them that size. Enjoy the video.
Using Lightroom to convert photos to Black & White is a great way to add drama, depth and power to your images. During this one hour seminar you’ll see how I use many controls in Lightroom to make my Black & White image pop! <iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/4EMnJ_mqB_Q” width=”900″ height=”503″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span></iframe>
Lightroom has become the dominant photo organization and editing program. Its ease of use and power make it essential for most photographers. Here is a two hour overview of what it does.
As part of my free monthly photography seminar series, here is Exposure Modes.
As part of my free monthly photography seminar series, here is Printing Your Photos.
From my monthly photography seminar series, this video is about focusing your camera. It sounds simple, and it can be, but when you dig deeper into your camera you’re able to tweak settings and get better autofocus performance. During the hour we talk about autofocus modes, areas and techniques along with back button focus and how some lenses perform better than others.
One of the techniques I enjoy doing with my photography is light painting. Much like it sounds, I illuminate subjects in a similar way as painting a wall. But I use a flashlight, sometimes a big one. During my Vermont Fall Foliage Workshop I like to take people to Chittenden Reservoir and light up an island that is about 250 yards from the shore. I have a big 18 million candle power flashlight that does a great job on the […]
Let’s Talk Filters is a fun video is part of my monthly photography seminar series.
As part of my monthly online seminar series, I did a session about tripods. I think for most things, a photographer should always use a tripod, of course there are times when you can’t but being lazy isn’t one of those times. I also talk about the types of tripods, heads and features, including monopods and traveling with a tripod. Enjoy the video.
One of the most common questions I get during workshops is What lens should I use? Most photographers make their lens choice based on how far away they will be from the subject or how much of the scene they can get in the shot. But the creative use of lenses is based on the foreground/background relationship. I explain it all in this video.
I spend a lot of time in Vermont, though not nearly enough. It seems like whenever I’m here there are plenty of clouds so I can’t go out to make photos of the stars. The reality is there are plenty of clear nights but I’m probably too lazy to stay out late! I usually like to shoot sunrise and I can no longer burn the candle on both ends so I pick mornings over staying out late. Yesteday the sky […]