There are many ways that we, as photographers, bring focus to the subjects of our photos. We use light and shadow, composition, and focal points. One of my favorite ways of bringing focus to my subjects that isn’t one of those options is  to layer found elements of the environment. Layers can be created from […]

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Making great light is essential to making great portraits. And I mean that: you’ve got to make great light. You can find a good source of available light, but I’ve rarely seen any available light that couldn’t be made better, either with reflectors and flags or by adding light somewhere with a flash. When you […]

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While in London, my new friend, Dave Williams, helped lead a Photo Walk. Dave is a travel photographer and, as luck would have it, he lived in London. He knew all the good places to shoot! Since I was one of the leaders of the walk, I didn’t have as much time as I would […]

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I use Sony a6000 as my primary underwater camera. It is 24.3MP so I can easily compose in editing. The kit lens is sharp and shoots wide. The Sony shoots in RAW, necessary for white balance and editing after the fact. It has very fast autofocus which can keep up with my subjects as well […]

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As much as I try to keep my workflow minimal and simplistic, sometimes there are other pieces of software that I’d like to use that don’t seamlessly integrate with Lightroom. When you use a third party program to edit a picture outside of Lightroom’s knowledge (i.e. when Lightroom is closed), Lightroom doesn’t have a chance […]

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Following these simple steps will help you to control long exposure so you can capture exciting light trails.

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I really enjoy close-up photography, so when my daughter had a dance recital recently, I had ulterior motives for buying her a bouquet of flowers. Right after she was in bed, I set about photographing her flowers. In this case, I wanted to put a new lens through its paces, and this lens is uniquely […]

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