New Guide: Smartphone Photography 101!

A new guide hits the site today! Smartphone Photography 101!

Smartphones have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives and have completely transformed photography.

It’s now easier than ever to capture your life and immediately share it with the world through your smartphone.

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6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC) was just announced (click here to find out what’s new!). I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release – pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. And I have to be honest: I’m disappointed. Here’s what’s up.

From where I stand, it seems like significant development on Lightroom has stalled. Lightroom 6 is a fairly incremental update from Lightroom 5. Yes, there are some new features (like HDR, pano merge, GPU performance boost, facial recognition, etc.), but none of them are particularly innovative. Add to that the fact that Lightroom 5 was also a pretty incremental update from Lightroom 4 and you can see that it’s been a long time since anything really revolutionary has happened with this software. The biggest problem is that there are major areas that have been needing improvement for years, but have been mostly ignored.

So here’s a list of the features I think Lightroom 6 should have had…

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What You Need To Know About Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC)

Lightroom 6 (also called Lightroom CC) was just announced this morning (Tuesday April 21, 2015). It’s available as a standalone product (Lightroom 6), as well as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud program (Lightroom CC). Here’s what you need to know about this latest version of Lightroom.

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How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too!

Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) Through it all we’ve learned how to get great results, and make the whole process easier and more fun.

So in this post I’ll share how we went about taking some family self-portraits during a recent vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, and some tips you can use to take your own family photos!

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7 Things I Do When I Get Back From A Photography Trip

Do you have a routine for getting back on your feet after an exciting photography adventure?

We recently returned from a trip to Kauai, Hawaii and here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple days.

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Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out…

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Film Woes – A Shot From The Archives

Recently I mentioned that one of my goals for 2015 is organizing our archive of images.

I was browsing through some film shots, and found this photo of a woman with a hat. I loved the texture and contrast!

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