A Good HDR Burger

A few nights ago I had just finished up running two weeks of photo workshops in Florida and I was craving an old-fashioned American hamburger. I found this place called the Moonlight Diner near Fort Lauderdale and figured they ought to have some big ol’ greasy burgers. I’m happy to say, their double-patty cheese and [...]

When to Crop in Lightroom, Aperture & Photoshop?

The Question
Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved with three different conversations with photographers about when to crop a photo in post processing. One person suggested cropping at the beginning of the process, one suggested cropping at the end and the other just wasn’t sure.
I tend to crop differently depending on what software I’m [...]

Tale of Two Roadsters

Winthrop Washington is known for it’s old-western kitsch, but it is also a popular destination for road trippers. Here are a couple of roadsters from two different generations. Enjoy!

Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Nik Software has just announced Color Efex Pro 4 and it is a fantastic upgrade to an already excellent program. The software works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture while also working as a standalone program for JPGs and TIFFs. I’ve been testing the software for the last month or so and have [...]

Nik Announces Color Efex Pro 4

Nik just announced the new version of Color Efex Pro 4.0. It is a wonderful upgrade to their current software and allows using multiple filters at one time.
Here’s the link: http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/index.php?

Experiment and See What Happens

I just received the free new copy of PhotographyBB magazine (Volume 43) and read an article on using Photoshop to create pencil drawings from your photographs. I’ve never created line drawings in Photoshop before so I followed their excellent tutorial and put the process to the test on three images. Here they are:
For me, this technique [...]

Phase One Is Stepping it Up

If you are like most photographers, you are heavily invested in Adobe software. Many shooters I work with use Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Elements while also using Lightroom 3 for their organizational needs. I use these products as well and have grown to firmly rely on them over the years. However, there are lots of [...]

Capture Pilot - Camera Control with iPad

I know many of you own iPads and enjoy using them for your photography. Recently, I reviewed a new app for the iPad (and iPhone/iPod Touch) called Capture Pilot that allows you to control your camera from the iOS device. The app is very innovative and interfaces with Phase One’s Capture One software. Here’s the [...]

Driftwood Textures

I’m always looking for interesting shapes and textures when I travel because they keep my mind engaged in the photographic process. Sometimes I succeed in creating a compelling photograph. Sometimes I completely fail. The point is that I’m always trying. Always pushing. Always attempting something new.
Over this last weekend, I was walking some of our [...]

Always Take Your Camera

I know you’ve all heard this a million times before, but if you are a photographer, then you should always have a camera with you. I don’t care what type of camera you take, but it should be something that allows you to snap an image. Cell phone. Point and Shoot. dSLR. Rangefinder. EVIL. ILC. [...]