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Win Our Upcoming Lightroom Preset Collection ~ Share a Blueprint

Enter to win our contest for the new Quick Clicks Lightroom Preset Collection. Just share a before and after photo to enter.

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The Digital Era and The Photographer: A Love/Hate Relationship

The Digital Era and The Photographer: A Love/Hate Relationship (an essay by Jessica Strom) I have a love/hate relationship with the way “digital” has changed photography. I love how it has exploded the possibilities of all types of photography, how much control it’s given me over my images, how much it’s allowed me to share…

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Contest: Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens for Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR Cameras

Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens f/4-5.6 VC The Prize: The New Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD — Best-in-Class Tele Zoom Unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s 60th Anniversary lens – the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6…

What is a Professional Photographer in the Digital Photography Age?

What is a Professional Photographer in the Digital Photography Age?

What is a Professional Photographer in the Digital Photography Age? In the age of digital photography, when anyone can go to the nearest discount store and buy an SLR camera and Photoshop or Elements, the lines between professional, amateur and hobbyist photographer are blurring. Years ago, when I was a kid, the definition of a…

Pricing Photography: Too High? Too Low?

Pricing Photography: Too High? Too Low?

Pricing Photography: How high should you be prices be? Last week I ran across a photographer online who listed her prices in the sidebar of her blog/website. Her bio indicated that she was a “professional photographer” which of course is often used loosely in 2010. She said she had 5 years of experience shooting weddings,…

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Win a Tamron Lens for Your SLR: 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC

Win a Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical Lens! The Prize: The Tamron 17-50 Lens is a high speed standard zoom that features Tamron’s VC anti-shake system for ultimate image control. Designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors (26mm to 77mm equivalent), the new lens is a masterpiece of…

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White Balance: Tools to Help Set Custom White Balance ~ Part 3

White Balance: What Tools to Use and How to Set a Custom White Balance by Rich Reierson This post is the third in a short series on how photographers can use white balance to improve color in their photographs. Make sure to read part 1 and part 2. Here is the sample image prior to…

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White Balance: Get Accurate Color Using a Gray Card ~ Part 2

White Balance: Get Better Color Using a Gray Card by Rich Reierson This post is the second in a short series on how photographers can use white balance to improve color in their photographs. Make sure to read part 1. Excellent white balance is crucial for professional photographers. As mentioned in Part 1, there are…

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White Balance: Get Accurate Color in Your Photographs ~ Part 1

White Balance: What is it and why it is important to Photographers by Rich Reierson This post is the first in a short series on how photographers can use white balance to improve color in their photographs. White balance is one of the most important and fundamental skills when shooting pictures. Think of your photo…

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Angie Monson + Photoshop Actions For Photographers = Color Blueprint

Photoshop actions for digital photographers… Often controversial… Time saving… Helpful… Image enhancing… Angie Monson (of Simplicity Photography) has images with very unique, vibrant color.  While this highly color popped look may not be for everyone, it is extremely popular right now.  And her photos and editing are stunning. She sent me an urban photo, so…

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Over-Editing in Photoshop: How to Avoid 25 Common Editing Mistakes

Don’t fall victim to the common editing mistakes that most photographers make at one time or another. Find out the mistakes and how to avoid them in your photo editing. Decide for yourself which may still have a time and place in your workflow.

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Color Pop in Photoshop

Color pop anyone? If you are looking for more vibrant colors in your photos, Photoshop can help you achieve that look. Using both channel mixer adjustment layers and layer masks, you are in full control of what parts of your image get that extra color pop. This effect can be achieved manually or using Photoshop…

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Photoshop Actions: 16 Ways to Troubleshoot Problematic Actions

If your Photoshop actions stop working, give you error messages, or start acting crazy, here are 16 solutions to your problems. Read this and get back to editing.

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