Learn Photography Faster (and funner, too)

Welcome to Photography Concentrate, an educational website for folks who love photography! You'll find articles, freebies, tutorials and a ton of fun times here. Enjoy!

Tutorials

Super concentrated tutorials help you learn quickly, in the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace!

Really Easy Retouching

Really Easy Retouching

Get fast natural retouching skills with this video guide to Adobe Photoshop. Watch as I show you how to easily correct the most common retouching problems.

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Extremely Essential Camera Skills

Extremely Essential Camera Skills

A multi-media tutorial designed to help you get control over your camera, and get creative and confident with your photography.

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Incredibly Important Composition Skills

Incredibly Important Composition Skills

Discover the secret weapon of great photographers - composition! This practical eBook makes it easy to master this fundamental topic and create stand-out photos.

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Super Photo Editing Skills

Super Photo Editing Skills

Bring out the best in your photos with this step by step video guide to using Adobe Lightroom. Become an editing guru in just a few hours, or do it at your own pace.

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Simple Wedding Photography

Simple Wedding Photography

A complete guide to photographing every step of a wedding, beautifully. PLUS learn how to build a successful business and make more money, with less effort!

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Awesome Album Design Skills

Awesome Album Design Skills

Albums equal serious profits. Get the skills you need to design beautiful albums with Adobe InDesign quickly, easily and profitably. In just one day!

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Before / After

Before / After

Gain powerful editing skills super fast as you watch me edit 11 unique photos in Lightroom. Learn how the essential tools work and when to use them.

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The Creativity Field Guide

The Creativity Field Guide

Boost your creativity with this illustrated guide, packed with 100+ ideas, activities and sources of inspiration. Your next great idea is just a few pages away!

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Backup or Die

Backup or Die

You will lose your photos some day - make sure they're not gone for good. Create your perfect backup system the simple way - and save money with this fairytale eBook

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How We Did It: Lobster Island

How We Did It: Lobster Island

Go behind the scenes of our documentary project. PLUS learn how to create a rewarding documentary project of your own.

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Guides

Pages on big topics, designed to help you dig deep, and learn fast.

Freebies

Assorted free resources for our readers! Yum.

The Shy Photographer’s Guide to ConfidenceThe Camera Buying Guide7 Simple Ways To Market Your Wedding Photography BusinessI Heart Photography Poster PackLightning KeysFree Toy Camera Lightroom PresetsSuper Preset Sample Pack

Wanna know what kind of free stuff? Well here are a few of the titles...

  • The Shy Photographer’s Guide to Confidence
  • The Camera Buying Guide
  • Lightning Keys - Shortcut System for Lightroom
  • The Workflow Chart
  • I Heart Photography Poster Pack
  • Awesome Album Template Pack (for InDesign)
  • Super Preset Sample Pack (for Lightroom)
  • And more!!!
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Photography Articles

Some of the latest and greatest posts from the blog.

Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We're still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here's a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I'll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens...Continue Reading →

We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

rx100-1When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in tow, we want to do as much as we can to avoid any sort of trouble.We were struggling to figure out what to do. Until we discovered the Sony RX100 III.Continue Reading →

How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

_MG_6708In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that's more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack everything you need, and ensuring that you leave everything at home in good order.We’ve taken quite a few trips with our cameras, learned from lots of mistakes, and figured out a pretty good to-do list to make sure we’re prepared.Continue Reading →

10 Mistakes You Need To Make When Learning Photography

_DSC7237Mistakes are powerful learning experiences. As much as they feel like a failure, they are, in fact, growth in progress.And for that reason, making mistakes as you learn photography is just a natural part of the process of developing as a shooter.Here are 10 mistakes that many photographers make. They are ones that we’ve made ourselves – some of them, multiple times. So chances are you'll face these yourself at some point.And as much as they are learning experiences, they are not going to teach you the “right” way to do things. Instead, they will help you figure out who you are as a photographer, and how photography fits into your life.Powerful stuff.Continue Reading →

New Retouching Tutorial + A Sweet Contest!

rer-hero-shot-997Hey friends!I have exciting news for you today! We've just launched a brand spankin' new tutorial designed to help you get serious retouching skills, fast! It's called Really Easy Retouching and I'm so excited to get to share it with you!Retouching can add a level of polish to your photos that you simply can't get any other way. But finding good retouching resources that don't bog you down in weeks worth of detail can be hard to find.That's why I've created this tutorial. I want to help you get the skills you need to do simple, natural retouching, fast. I've created 12 HD videos that show you what tools to use, and how to use them, to address common retouching problems – like stray hairs, blemishes, yellow teeth, distractions, skin shine and more.Continue Reading →

Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We're still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here's a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I'll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens...Continue Reading →

We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

rx100-1When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in tow, we want to do as much as we can to avoid any sort of trouble.We were struggling to figure out what to do. Until we discovered the Sony RX100 III.Continue Reading →

How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

_MG_6708In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that's more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack everything you need, and ensuring that you leave everything at home in good order.We’ve taken quite a few trips with our cameras, learned from lots of mistakes, and figured out a pretty good to-do list to make sure we’re prepared.Continue Reading →

10 Mistakes You Need To Make When Learning Photography

_DSC7237Mistakes are powerful learning experiences. As much as they feel like a failure, they are, in fact, growth in progress.And for that reason, making mistakes as you learn photography is just a natural part of the process of developing as a shooter.Here are 10 mistakes that many photographers make. They are ones that we’ve made ourselves – some of them, multiple times. So chances are you'll face these yourself at some point.And as much as they are learning experiences, they are not going to teach you the “right” way to do things. Instead, they will help you figure out who you are as a photographer, and how photography fits into your life.Powerful stuff.Continue Reading →

New Retouching Tutorial + A Sweet Contest!

rer-hero-shot-997Hey friends!I have exciting news for you today! We've just launched a brand spankin' new tutorial designed to help you get serious retouching skills, fast! It's called Really Easy Retouching and I'm so excited to get to share it with you!Retouching can add a level of polish to your photos that you simply can't get any other way. But finding good retouching resources that don't bog you down in weeks worth of detail can be hard to find.That's why I've created this tutorial. I want to help you get the skills you need to do simple, natural retouching, fast. I've created 12 HD videos that show you what tools to use, and how to use them, to address common retouching problems – like stray hairs, blemishes, yellow teeth, distractions, skin shine and more.Continue Reading →