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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sync Photos Across Devices With Mylio

A new app makes organizing, sharing and protecting photos an automatic snap. It just may change your life.

Mylio is "the first modern, intelligent photo manager."

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Solutions: Just Win, Baby!

How to put your best shots forward for a contest

The popularity of photo contests exploded with the rise of the Internet.

Monday, December 1, 2014

How Low Can You Go?

So many cameras, so many photographers, so many pictures, yet so many images all look the same

With all the competition out there, what can be done to put a new spin on your images to make them stand out

Monday, November 24, 2014

Top Ten Ways To Become A Better Photographer

Helpful tips to enhance your skills

Top ten lists have been created for a myriad of topics. In wanting to show some love for photography, I created my own Top Ten List.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Scenics

Winter is a fantastic time to shoot scenics

Yeah, you’re going to be cold, but that’s why they sell fleece

Monday, November 10, 2014

Camera RAW: HSL Tab To The Rescue

Whether you use Camera RAW in Photoshop or the latest version of Lightroom, the RAW file processor is identical on the inside

I strongly encourage you to use the HSL tab to bring your images to the next level

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Landscape Astro Photography

Tips, techniques and gear for exploring the exciting world of creating starry sky scenic photos

The Milky Way is so bright that it reflects in the ocean, and the way it shoots up into the sky lines up with the small cove in front of you.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wide Angle Wow

One way to take your image making to the next level is to attach a wide-angle lens to your camera

The world of wide angle to which I refer is 24mm and shorter based on a full-frame sensor

Monday, October 27, 2014

Macro Flash

I’ve seen many gorgeous images of macro subjects taken with available light

But as with many other subjects, a lot of factors must fall into place to create a successful natural-light photo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Harness High Contrast

Michael Frye takes us through the steps of getting the most out of a high-contrast landscape

High-contrast scenes always have been difficult to process, but Adobe made this task considerably easier with the Process Version tools in Lightroom 4 and 5.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wide Or Tight - Make the Choice

Every wildlife shooter faces this dilemma

Take advantage of each and every opportunity rather than concentrate on one or the other

Monday, October 13, 2014

Action Quick Tips: Part 2 - Create Implied Motion

Action and digital photography go hand in hand

Be sure to check the OP Tip of the Week on Action Quick Tips Part 1

Monday, October 6, 2014

Action Quick Tips: Part 1 - Freeze the Action

Action and digital photography go hand in hand

It expedites the learning process with instant feedback

Monday, September 29, 2014

Patterns In Nature

Mother nature bestows the human eye with spectacular beauty

Crashing surf along a coast at sunset, majestic mountain ranges of rugged splendor...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Have Camera, Have Lens, Will Travel

How professional photographer Don Mammoser spent 21 months straight traveling the world with just one lens

I've always been a believer that what matters most in life is to see, experience and appreciate as much of our amazing world as possible.

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