Finding Inspiration on Google+ Images
April 16, 2013  Author:  

Google+: A Central Hub For Photographic Inspiration Remember the old adage that “knowledge is power?” If you spend ten minutes per day looking at images from those who have truly mastered the art of landscape photography, wedding photography, macro photography, etc., then your own photographic skills will rise. Spend ten more minutes each day reading […]

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How to Set Up Your Google+ Account
April 8, 2013  Author:   (1)

Google+ Offers Us An Endless Pool of Inspiration I have been teaching about the importance of the Google+ social sharing system for a year. I speak about Google+’s value as a educational tool in all of my photography workshops and at my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software training seminars. The message that I try to deliver […]

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How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
March 21, 2013  Author:  

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 upgrade process often frustrates existing Lightroom users. Sadly, the official Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 installer disk that you purchased at the store or downloaded from Adobe online provides minimal instruction about the entire upgrade process. This lack of guidance often creates confusion because there are multiple steps involved in the […]

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The RAW File Format
March 6, 2013  Author:  

If you are seeking the ultimate in image quality, then your photograph’s long journey from the camera to a polished gallery print must begin with the right starting point. Beginning with the best starting point means shooting with a high-quality digital camera and top-quality lenses. It means paying attention to concepts like aperture, shutter speed […]

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Intro to Google+
February 26, 2013  Author:   (2)

Photography is meant to be shared. We photographers need a supportive community to inspire our work and our best images deserve an appreciative audience. When we connect with peers and mentors, we can learn new photographic techniques and surround ourselves with new sources for inspiration. For a few years, I have been searching for the […]

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My Backup Plan: Building a Reliable System That Protects My Digital Photography From The Inevitable
January 9, 2013  Author:   (3)

Nothing electronic lasts forever. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool, but it is not a backup system. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is amazing but it is not an image protection tool either. The thought of losing all of my digital images terrifies me yet I know that accidents happen and I know that […]

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Winter Photography: The Right Clothes Make All the Difference!
October 12, 2010  Author:   (7)

For photographer’s, winter is the most wonderful time of the year but you have to dress for success. It’s hard to shoot great photographs when your fingers are freezing. In the winter, you want to plan your outfit from the top down starting with your head…..

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is Now Available: Where Should I Buy the Software?
June 10, 2010  Author:  

Life is all about choices and software purchasing is no different. To get your copy of Lightroom ®, you could buy the product directly from Adobe, you could purchase the software from an online retailer, or you could pick up a copy at your local computer box store. So does your choice make any difference? […]

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Recommended External Hard Drives
May 10, 2010  Author:   (3)

I am writing this post specifically for my students in the Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Summer Intensive and Advanced Intensive 2010 programs. Thanks to external hard drives we now have a relatively inexpensive way for us to organize and transport our thousands of digital images to and from class each day. My external image […]

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