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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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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.

Tutorials to get you skilled

Before/After: Black & White
Extremely Essential Camera Skills
Incredibly Important Composition Skills
Super Photo Editing Skills
Simple Wedding Photography
Really Easy Retouching
Awesome Album Design Skills
Before / After
The Creativity Field Guide
Backup or Die
How We Did It: Lobster Island

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

Hey 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.

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Ongoing Review: Sony A7 + Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, & More!

We’ve been using the new Sony A7 for our day-to-day shooting for the past couple of months, and recently we made some changes that have really shown us the potential of this camera.

See, the Sony A7 is a camera that can’t be ignored. It’s a 24MP, full frame body that’s the size of many point-and-shoots. It has amazing features like an electronic viewfinder and a tilting screen (which, once you start using it, you wonder how you survived without). Here are our initial impressions on the camera itself.

At first, we were honestly a little underwhelmed with this camera. The specs blew us away, but when we started shooting with it right out of the box, the quality of the images wasn’t where we wanted it to be. One of the main concerns was the A7′s slower autofocus speed.

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How To Crop Your Photos With Lightroom

Cropping your photos is a great way to improve your composition after you take the shot – it can get rid of distractions, straighten lines that were accidentally crooked, and completely shift the focus and feel of the photo.

And these days it’s easier than even to effectively crop your photos! Lightroom has some top notch tools that you can use, like overlays that let you see how the crop will fit into different grids (like the Rule of Thirds), or a preview of the image cropped at different common aspect ratios. Amazing!

So check out the video below to get the full scoop on how to crop your photos with Lightroom!

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Will Lightroom Mobile Improve Your Photography Workflow?

Today Adobe announced Lightroom Mobile – an iPad app designed to be a companion for the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom.

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Sony A7 Review: Is the Autofocus Too Slow?

Attempted to focus on my son’s eye…

In the first part of this ongoing review I called the new Sony A7 a “game changing camera”. Well I’ve been putting off writing this post because after further use of the camera I feel like I have to flip flop a bit on that original comment.

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New Vivan Maier Website!

The discovery of Vivian Maier is one of the photography world’s most intriguing, exciting stories. If you haven’t heard of her yet, check out our post to read a bit about her mysterious discovery, and what you can learn from her!

Then take a second today and go check out the new Vivian Maier website! It’s designed to look beautiful no matter whether you’re viewing it on a desktop, tablet, or your iPhone.

The contact sheet section is particularly awesome!

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The Sony A7: Initial Impressions on a Game-Changing Camera

A couple years ago Sony released a camera that turned heads and challenged the current cameras on the market. That camera was the Sony NEX, a mirrorless point-and-shoot-sized camera with a large APS-C sized sensor. We were super excited about the NEX because it was basically a DSLR-sized sensor in an incredibly portable camera. Fast forward to today and the tirelessly innovative people at Sony just recently released the A7 and A7R (basically the latest version of the NEX camera, but no longer called the NEX).

These are groundbreaking cameras that you’ll certainly be hearing more about (if you haven’t already read about them on every other photography blog!).

We recently picked up the A7, and have been putting it through its paces. We were curious to see if this was the camera we’ve been waiting for. This post will be the beginning of an informal multi-part review.Continue Reading →

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