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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!

Before/After: Black & White

Before/After: Black & White

Learn how to get creative and dramatic black and white images with Lightroom as you watch me edit 10 photos from start to finish in this video tutorial

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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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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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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.

7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer.Galen Rowell's unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world graced multiple covers, propelling him to the status of a giant in the world of outdoor and adventure photography.Galen-Rowell Photo by Warren Harding, via www.yosemiteclimbing.orgThese skills gave him a wide range of insight into both the profession and lifestyle of photography – from how to pack for a job, to the ethical responsibilities photographers hold to the general public. And, lucky for us, he shared these insights with the world through his many columns and books.Continue Reading →

Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

rio-rx100-26We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack?Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact.rx100-product-313-4And we were freakin' nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we are photographers after all. We'd have to be idiots to take a tiny little camera instead of our big fancy ones. Right?We've been back for a couple weeks now, and have had time to scrutinize the results. So were we fools, or forward thinkers?Continue Reading →

New Tutorial: Black & White Processing with Lightroom® + A GIVEAWAY!

hero-shotHey friends!Exciting news! We've just launched a brand new video tutorial that's going to show you how to create stunning black and white photos with Lightroom®, in no time flat!You already know how big of a difference editing can make to the look of your images.But when it comes to editing black and whites, you need to take a different approach from when you edit in color. See, when you convert to your images to black and white, you change the dynamics of the shot.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 →

7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer.Galen Rowell's unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world graced multiple covers, propelling him to the status of a giant in the world of outdoor and adventure photography.Galen-Rowell Photo by Warren Harding, via www.yosemiteclimbing.orgThese skills gave him a wide range of insight into both the profession and lifestyle of photography – from how to pack for a job, to the ethical responsibilities photographers hold to the general public. And, lucky for us, he shared these insights with the world through his many columns and books.Continue Reading →

Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

rio-rx100-26We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack?Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact.rx100-product-313-4And we were freakin' nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we are photographers after all. We'd have to be idiots to take a tiny little camera instead of our big fancy ones. Right?We've been back for a couple weeks now, and have had time to scrutinize the results. So were we fools, or forward thinkers?Continue Reading →

New Tutorial: Black & White Processing with Lightroom® + A GIVEAWAY!

hero-shotHey friends!Exciting news! We've just launched a brand new video tutorial that's going to show you how to create stunning black and white photos with Lightroom®, in no time flat!You already know how big of a difference editing can make to the look of your images.But when it comes to editing black and whites, you need to take a different approach from when you edit in color. See, when you convert to your images to black and white, you change the dynamics of the shot.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 →