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Travel Photography – Five Tips to Get Images Meaningful to YOU!

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Travel Photography – Five Tips to Get Images Meaningful to YOU!

So you’ve gone on a big trip of a lifetime, brought home thousands of images. Turns out the ones that you want to print and hang on the wall, or that your friends and family want to see are not the ones you expected. Anyone can go online and find a millions shots of the Eiffel Tower or Leaning Tower of Pisa. What you probably won’t find many of are images that connect the experience of the trip with who YOU are. Here are some ideas about how to get those personally meaningful shots. First of all – think about why you travel. Is it because you like to interact with local people? Try unusual food? Learn more about the culture and history of a place? If...

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Snow is White, not Gray

Posted in Blog, Featured, Great Outdoors, Photography

                    Unless you take control, when your camera looks at a bright snowy frame, it thinks – whoa! That’s too bright! I need to darken it down! And so it does, making your snow turn out gray. Fix this problem on phone shots by touching the screen to set your focus, and looking for the little sun or light bulb on a line beside or below the focus square. Use your finger to slide up or down on the line to increase exposure until the snow is white, then shoot away. It’s more complicated on a regular camera – you need to understand how to control the exposure using ISO, shutter speed and/or...

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Lightroom to Gmail setup

Posted in Blog, Lightroom, Sharing Photos

One of the best things about Lightroom is being able to send images directly to your email client without exporting/opening  your client/attaching the file etc etc. Unfortunately, setting this up to work with a Gmail account can be problematic because, unless you use this workaround, you need to lower your Gmail security settings (never a good thing) to make it work. Here’s how to set up the workaround: Make sure that you are logged into your Google account (if you see your gmail, you are logged in) Go to this link to create a special password for Lightroom In the first block of the section called “Signing into Google”, you should see App Passwords as...

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Lightroom: Remove Graduated and Radial Filter Effects with Brushes

Posted in Blog, Learn, Lightroom

Lightroom: Remove Graduated and Radial Filter Effects with Brushes

The erase brush in Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters allow you to erase the effect of the filter on selected areas

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Springing into Flower and Blossom Photography

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Springing into Flower and Blossom Photography

Photography tips for getting great shots of springtime flowers and blossoms

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Rookie (and Pro) Mistakes

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Rookie (and Pro) Mistakes

A pro is embarrassed by her mistake on a recent shoot – pledges to do better!

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