Photography Blogs & Tutorials

This free app/plug-in from Flaming Pear has been around for a while, but it is still one of my favorites that I go to over and over again. Go to and download “Flood” once you have dragged it into your plug-in folder and restarted Photoshop, you will be able to add water to any image. The interface looks a bit dated, but the effects are top notch and you can really add life to a picture or even redo the water in a scene to make it smoother... more

Many of us have often pondered the great question, “What would chairs look like if they were people?” Okay, so perhaps not, but I appreciate those who think outside the box (with the exception of a classmate in high school whose way of thinking stood as a stumbling block in my mathematics career). However, it [...]

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A window covering manufacturer, Somfy, just released an interesting crowd sourced photo project aptly titled, “A View From Here“. For the project, they tasked 27 photographers from around the globe with a rather simple set of instruction: take two photographs of the view from your window, (one in the morning and one in the evening) [...]

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Not too long ago, the path to choosing yourgear was very clear. If you wanted to take professional quality images, the DSLR reigned supreme. Yet, the landscape of available camera gear is constantly evolving, and today there are more options than ever before. Instead of just one or two dominant companies, you now have outstanding systemsfrom no less than seven manufacturers. Mirrorless cameras have matured from a niche product to a complete solution, while DSLRs have been further refined.... more

Photographing the International Space Station is no easy feat. It takes skill, a fair amount of planning, and a whole lot of patience. After years of planning, Aaron Harris has managed to perfect his method for capturing the ISS in transit. Aaron uses his Canon 7D with a Sigma 150-500mm, and of course his Triggertrap [...]

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The 2015 release of Adobe Creative Cloud brought many new features, and for that we were happy. Now we (or, at least I) am happy once again. Adobe has justrolled out the first official update to Premiere Pro CC 2015. Along with fixesto audio and workflow problems, the new update promises to correct performance and [...]

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Interested in photographing fashion and models? You may want to take a moment to watch the entertaining clip below. In the video, filmmaker, Yolanda Dominguez, sits down with a group of 8 year old children and shows them various photographs from recent fashion campaigns. As they describe their initial reactions to the images, you can’t [...]

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Here is a clever idea. A Strobe case that turns into a reflector. There are many strobe soft reflectors out there, but none that double duties as a strobe case. The LP742 from LumoPro is a transformer of a case that doubles as either a full reflector (think Flash Bender) or a small flag (think [...]

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See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.

(Works totally ace, BTW.)

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Back in May we had shared that the upcoming release of DaVinci Resolve 12 may just be the most awesome editor for budget filmmakers. The only problem was, it hadn’t been released yet. Today, however, we are happy to announce that version 12 has been released in beta (and I’m currently downloading it)! In addition [...]

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