Category Archive: instructional

10 Comp Tips For Better Photos

As photographers, there is much that is out of our control; weather, wildlife, seasonal changes, road/ trail conditions, etc. But one thing that we always have ultimate control over is our compositions. Just… Continue reading

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LIGHTROOM // BASIC WORKFLOW

Are you brand new to LightRoom Classic CC? Do you need some tips on how to create a more efficient workflow? Are you overwhelmed by your massive backlog of images? Whether you are… Continue reading

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Photographing // Waterfalls

Creating stunning waterfall and river shots is not always as simple as finding a compelling composition and just pointing your camera. There are some basic, and even advanced techniques that you need to… Continue reading

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Neutral Density Filter Basics

— andrew   Take your photography to the next level… check out my exciting, NEW workshop dates:   Isle of Skye // S C O T L A N D // 2016 Highlands // S C O T L A N D // 2016… Continue reading

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The Budgeting Photographer’s Best Friend

I don’t care if you’re an amateur or professional… photography is expensive. That’s why I rarely buy brand new. Canon has a refurbished section now that is full of basically brand new equipment,… Continue reading

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Remastering An Old Favorite // Lightroom Tutorial

I’d like to think my style has changed… become more refined over the years.  So I wanted to show how I process my images now. And what better way than working with an… Continue reading

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The Dynamic Cityscape

Shooting cityscapes is not unlike photographing natural landscapes. The main difference is that your city landscape has light elements not seen in nature. This creates incredibly dynamic compositions.  But often, you must start… Continue reading

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Macro From Nothing

This technique can be used with most lenses, but please be careful not to scratch front element! It’s always better to give yourself more control with an actual macro, but if you get… Continue reading

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Free Tip Tuesday // Panning

Some common questions… How do you stop motion in your photograph?  A fast shutter speed.  How do you show motion?  A slow shutter speed. Well then, you might be asking, how do you… Continue reading

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One Shot Monday // A Primal Fear

If I had just one shot today to hold your attention, would this do it? This image can illicit a great deal of fear for a great many people.  The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // equipped

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” Ansel Adams   Equipment It cannot be said enough… the equipment is only as good as the photographer using… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the plan

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein Once I’ve made a decision on the destination, the real planning begins… I chose my route… Continue reading

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