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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.

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.

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

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

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

Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

***Super exciting! You could WIN a Slide neck strap and Clutch hand strap! Check out our review, then head to the bottom of the post to find out how to enter the giveaway!*** 

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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And the Winner of the Smartphone Printer Is…

We recently wrapped up a very thrilling giveaway for a Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1, and wanted to announce our lucky winner!

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Free Photography-themed Valentines Cards

Hey guys!

With Valentine’s Day nearly here, we want to remind you about our free photo-themed Valentine’s Day cards!

We put this set of four hand-illustrated cards together last year, but – good news! – spreading the love (and the silliness) doesn’t get old. So do it up again this year – print them off and pass them out in person, or share the digital versions with your photo-pals on social media.

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Review: Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1

As photographers in a digital age, we’re always on the lookout for easy ways to get our photos off of our devices and into our hands. So when we heard about the Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1, we were excited.

This miniature printer – it’s smaller than your average paperback book – lets you print photos from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly, on Instax film, in just seconds!

Watch the video below for a quick demo and review of the printer. Then read on for our full rundown on this cool little gadget!

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How To Get Your Family Photos Into An Album

Getting your family photos into an album can be a huge challenge. It requires a lot of work, thought, time, and skill. Photography is quite important to me (no kidding), and I treasure my family photos more than anything, but as it stands I have only created two family photo albums. Ever.

Yeah. It’s hard!

But I believe that photo albums are one of the best ways to share and preserve your family photos, and capture your stories. So, despite their challenging aspects, I’m making it a point to create more of them. I’ve created hundreds of album designs for clients over the years, and now it’s time to put that same effort into my own photos. Here are some of the tips and tricks I’m using to create these two, and motivate myself to keep doing more, as well as the step-by-step process I use to design them! Let’s go!

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Scholarship Winner Project Launch

Back in the fall of 2013, Rob and I created the Explorers Club Scholarship for Documentary Photography. Along with my sister Stephanie, we had just wrapped up our first major documentary project and, in seeing how much it had taught us all, we wanted to help another photographer pursue their documentary dreams.

So we put a call out for entries. We sorted through tons of amazing ideas and shared our favourite three with you guys, letting you vote to decide who should receive the $500 cash prize.

Today, we’re so, so excited to share with you the work of the winner: Jeff Borkowski’s Guiding Eyes: The Process of Training Guide Dogs.

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I’m (Slowly) Becoming More Productive. Here’s How.

There’s a problem with the word productive (a word that everyone is very obsessed with these days). It just means creating. To be really productive means you are simply creating a lot.

The real value lies in being efficiently productive. 

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