Category Archives: Tutorials


Metering… What’s it do?

Metering… in a very odd shaped nut shell…. In the early film days, camera did not have built in metering systems. Photographers would use handle-held light meters to aid them in determining proper exposure for […]

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Dust Spots!

Dust spots and artifacts are my pet peeve… cannot stand them because they are so easy to fix. However, they can be hard to find! They are definitely the bane of any landscape photographer’s existence, […]

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Third Party Printing

If you are like me, you don’t have a photo quality printer at home, so you use a third party printer, such as Costco. Our particular Costco does a great job, but tends to print […]

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Creating a Sense of Motion with Long Exposures

Long exposure images can create an almost surreal effect, evoking emotional responses, such as calm, peacefulness, and even angst, depending on the image. Creating these images can be a challenge and generally requires certain gear, […]

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Mt. Storm Time Lapse

The other day, I was asked to describe how I created this image: I decided it would be easier to write a blog and create a video demonstrating the techniques, than to layout out an […]

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New Book! Demystifying Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful post-production tool and was developed for graphic artists, designers, illustrators, and photographers alike. What does this mean? Well, it means that Photoshop has more features than any photographer is […]

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Texture Tutorial!

Today’s blog is a tutorial on the use of textures. Often we see texture added to images of flowers or landscapes with bland skies. Although these types of images are awesome for texture use, for […]

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New eBook demystifying Lightroom 5!

Denise just completed her first eBook – Lightroom 5!  The book demystifies Lightroom, from setting up preference for optimal functionality to importing images and organizing your workflow to developing images to their full potential to […]

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Processing Infrared Images

Today I want to share one of the methods to transform an infrared image from a RAW file to various stages of a final image. The actual final image chosen is about preference and totally […]

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How Did I get Here?

I was asked to share the original images that make up this composite:                               So here are the 9 original files, […]

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