Check out our super tutorials

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.

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!

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

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

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

When 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

In 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

Mistakes 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!

Hey 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 →

Stop Looking For The Right Way

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You’re faced with a tough decision to make – like which new camera to buy or which album company to use.
The choice isn’t easy, and you know it’s going to have an impact on your photographic future. So you research.

You research the ever-living-daylights out of it.

You dig deep into forums and blogs, you email random strangers for their opinion, you make pro/con lists a mile long, you compare prices on about five dozen websites, and spend countless hours trying to figure out the right decision. By the end you’re more of an expert than the guy at the camera store, and you wind up teaching him about all the great features of the camera that make it such a great choice.

Continue Reading →

Adventures Over Vacations

Are you using the vacation mindset or the adventure mindset when it comes to your photography and life? The one you choose can affect how you experience everything.

Let me tell you a little story about it…

It was a beautiful sunny day as we all piled into the van, almost bouncing with excitement. We were heading off to explore the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, the longest continually run farmer’s market in the USA. We had been dreaming for weeks about all the amazing sights we would see and treats we would eat. We were so pumped to finally be going.

Rob put the key in the ignition, ready to get the trip underway and…..nothing. Nada. Silence.

The van would not start.

Continue Reading →