Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot
A friend of mine (you probably know him too, the photography geek @dfrazer who always has the greatest of answers on the forums) shared with me how he shot his family photo, and I thought it would be fun to share it with you too. As a caveat, he starts by saying . . . “I thought this setup shows what can be done even... Read More »

The Lenspiration-Recommended Browser

The Lenspiration-Recommended Browser
I’ve used Google Chrome for a long time. I thought it was the fastest browser out there. Then I learned about Brave. Maybe speed-wise they’re exactly the same, but the added benefit of having ad-blocking built-in (along with other random perks) made the decision to switch quite easy. The look and feel is identical.... Read More »

Am I Getting Consistent Results?

Am I Getting Consistent Results?
I am by no means an HDR expert, but as far as I know, there are two main ways to go about processing photos in a way that showcases a high dynamic range: Tone Mapping and Exposure Blending. I’ve have had fun playing with Tone Mapping in programs like Photomatix and Lightroom. Sometimes I would get great results. And... Read More »

Are Your Photos Stored Safely?

Are Your Photos Stored Safely?
Where do you store your pictures? On your computer or on an external hard drive, I would assume? Now, what would happen if that computer or external hard drive crashed….this very instant?! Believe me, if you use electronic equipment, it will fail on you before too long. Once, after sharing a hard drive with friends... Read More »

How I Use a Wal-Mart Tripod!

How I Use a Wal-Mart Tripod!
Not all tripods are created equal. So what can you expect in a tripod if you can’t afford a durable, name-brand one? After accidentally leaving my quality, Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod at home on a recent, multi-day photo excursion last week, I started learning what it was like to use a less-than-perfect tripod!... Read More »

The Photo That Won the “New Life” Contest

The Photo That Won the “New Life” Contest
The “New Life” Shoot to Serve photo assignment was a very popular one. As you can see below, there were quite a few photos submitted! Which one would you choose as your favorite? Ben, over at Sharpening Character was the judge for this contest, but it’s interesting that the winning photo he chose wasn’t necessarily... Read More »

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