How to Tell When You’ve Done Too Much Editing Avoid these big editing mistakes with your photos!


Please note: This is too much editing.

Oh do I have a love/hate relationship with editing. On the one hand, it can bring the best out of your images, and help you get that “WOW!” reaction.

But on the other hand, do too much editing, and that reaction can quickly turn to “Um, gross”. Or maybe that’s just my reaction. But too much editing, or poor editing, can do more harm to your photos than if you just left them alone.

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11 Tips to Improve Your Photography TODAY! How to get better photos with any camera.

Want to take better photos, like, NOW? And how about doing that without having to dig into technical settings? Even better, what if you could do all that, without needing any new gear – using whatever camera you currently own (even a smartphone?). Cool beans, right?

Today I’m going to give you 11 super-practical tips to make that happen. These are the suggestions that I’d give to someone who just picked up a camera and wants some rocking shots. BUT DON’T RUN OFF! Even if you’re more experienced with photography, these are ideas that are easy to forget, and we could all use the reminder every now and then! Let’s go!

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3 Reasons To Shoot In Manual Mode Why you need to take control over aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

You have probably heard, over and over, that you should be shooting your camera in manual mode.

But what is manual mode, and why is it so important for your photography? Lets figure it out!

Manual mode is one of the main settings on your camera, and it lets you manually control shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. These three settings work together to control the how bright or dark your photo is (known as exposure), as well as change the overall look of the image. Super important stuff!

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6 Tips For Better Bokeh How to get that dreamy blurred background


ISO 125,  70mm,  f/2.8,  1/800s

Normally what grabs our attention in a great photo is what is in focus. But have you ever looked at a photo and noticed how beautiful the out-of-focus areas are? Sometimes the out-of-focus areas might look like a gorgeous soft mass of blurriness. Other times it may seem as though an endless dazzling array of sparkles is filling the scene.

Bokeh is is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image” (from Wikipedia).

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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test: Costa Rica Watch out, you might want to switch...

I just posted a big fancy review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2 camera! I spent two weeks shooting with it in Costa Rica, and have a ton to report!

But it’s a whole page, not just a little post, so click here to go check it out! There’s a video, tons of sample photos, and I’ll tell you what bugged me about the camera, but why I still loved it anyway!!

It’s a fun review, so go check it out now!

Phantom 4 Review and Field Test Everything You Need To Know

Our Phantom 4 review is finally here! I’ve been testing the DJI Phantom 4 over the past month at home as well as on a recent family vacation to Costa Rica. I’m super excited to share my thoughts on the Phantom 4 and everything I’ve learned so far.

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DJI Phantom 4 Preview A Quick Look From Costa Rica

 

We just got back from Costa Rica! You’ll be seeing a lot more blog posts about the trip in the next few weeks. In the meantime the above video is a quick preview of some pretty footage I captured with the Phantom 4 on a beach near our house at sunset.