Author: Marc

How to Choose the Right Photography Workshop for You

If you read photography magazines or visit many photography-related websites, you’ve probably seen many advertisements for photography tours and workshops. Attending a workshop can be a great experience that allows you to takes your skills to the next level.

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9 Tips for Better Zoo Photographs

One of the biggest challenges of photographing wildlife is simply finding the wildlife. Wild animals generally try to avoid humans, so that means that you might need to work and plan ahead in order to find what you’re looking for. While animals at the zoo don’t really count as wildlife, you can still find many of the same animals that you might be chasing in the wild.

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40 Incredible Spring Photos for Your Inspiration

Spring will soon be here, and that means some of the best opportunities for landscape and nature photography are just around the corner. There are plenty of beautiful scenes to photograph during the spring, including blossoming trees, blooming flowers, vibrant greens coming to life, birds and other wildlife, as well as flowing creeks and waterfalls.

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10 Tips for Beautiful Spring Photos

Spring is a great time for landscape and nature photography, with lots of new life and some spectacular colors. If you want to capture beautiful landscape photos, spring is the perfect time to do it.

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25 Beautiful Black & White Landscapes

Shooting in black & white, or converting color images to black & white, often allows you to create powerful, moody photos. Black & white isn’t appropriate for every landscape or nature shot, but when the situation is right, going to black & white can be a very effective approach.

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Tips for Buying Used Cameras and Lenses

Regardless of whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, photography gear is expensive. Between camera bodies, lenses, filters, tripods, bags and backpacks, flashes and other accessories, there is no shortage of things to buy. Not only is there a lot to buy, but cameras and lenses can easily cost a significant amount even without all the other stuff. One of the best ways to save money on photography gear is to buy used equipment. There are several different ways to go about buying used gear, but the process can be intimidating and might even seem risky if you haven’t tried it before.

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5 Free Presets for ON1 Photo RAW 2018

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is powerful photo editing software that combines some of the functionalities of Lightroom and Photoshop. If don’t already own a license to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 you can download a free 30-day trial here.¬†

Today we have a set of 5 free presets that you can use with your own photos. The presets are a sample from our much larger set of 140+ landscape presets for ON1 Photo RAW 2018. This free pack includes 3 color effects and two presets for black & white conversions (installation instructions are included). If you like these presets, be sure to check out the full set.

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How I Got a $600 Lens for $164

Last summer I was interested in buying the Canon 70-200mm f/4L USM lens, but I didn’t really want to spend $600 for it. I kept an eye on several different sites for a while to see if I could catch it on sale, but didn’t have any luck with that. Eventually, I decided to look into buying a used lens to save some money.

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How to Use Profiles in Lightroom and Camera Raw

In April of 2018 Adobe released a major update to Lightroom and Camera Raw, and one of the most noteworthy changes/additions involved Profiles. With this update Adobe made profiles much easier to access, and they also added to the functionality and usefulness of profiles. If you’re using Lightroom CC, Classic CC, or Camera Raw and you haven’t taken the time to get familiar with the new Profiles, this article is for you. Profiles have the potential to be quite useful if you understand how they work.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Landscape Photos with Lightroom’s Graduated Filter

Lightroom’s graduated filter¬†is an incredibly powerful tool for landscape and nature photographers. With the help of the graduated filter you can make selective adjustments that impact only the parts of the photo that you want to impact, without impacting the other parts to you want to leave untouched. There are a lot of different ways that you can use the graduated filter. The more you use it, the more comfortable you will get with the tool. You’ll find that it becomes a very important part of your workflow for processing landscape photos.

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