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Six Photography Books to Add to Your Christmas List

It is that time of the year again where you are looking for presents for loved one and friends.  Photography books are always a great gift for the photography enthusiasts you know. Below is an article by “Paul Warning” on fstoppers listing Six Photography Books to Add to Your Christmas List. Santa’s coming! And for many photography enthusiasts, that means gear! For the luckiest amongst you, it might mean lenses and bodies. Others might be looking forward to a Loupedeck Live or Simplr […]

Eastern Sierra 2022 Gallery

California’s High Sierra Region’s eastern kingdom is filled with some of the Sierra’s most rugged and magnificent terrain. The eastern Sierra stretches from Lone Pine in the south to the Nevada line in the north and contains many of the Sierra’s most awe inspiring settings. From the highest mountain in the lower U.S., Mount Whitney to the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, this side of the sierra is truly remarkable. Two major ski areas,the hauntingly beautiful Mono Lake, the […]

A Bit of History About the Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds

What is the rule of thirds? The rule of thirds is a composition guideline that places your subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving the other two thirds more open. While there are other forms of composition, the rule of thirds generally leads to compelling and well-composed shots.   There is a great article by Dutch photographer Nando Harmsen on fstoppers that goes into great detail on this subject. The rule of thirds is the first […]

New camera: Now what? Getting started with your DSLR

So you’ve got a new DSLR. Welcome to a wonderful world of creative control over your images! If you’re wondering how to get started with your new DSLR camera, you’re in the right place. When you first crack open the box on a new DSLR, it can be overwhelming how much control you’ve suddenly got in your hands. Buttons and dials that you’ve never had to deal with on a compact camera: What do they all mean? Let’s dive in! […]

What is a CPL Filter and How to Use It

What is a CPL Filter ( circular polarizing lens filter )? How do you use it? The short answer is it’s like putting a pair of sunglasses on your camera. Colors pop. The sky becomes a bluer blue. Reflections that might lead to blown-out highlights melt away with a circular polarizing lens on the front of your camera. A circular polarizer is designed to do one thing: remove or control reflections from surfaces like water, glass, paint, leaves, sky, buildings, […]

Convict Lake – Eastern Sierra Nevada

On a recent trip the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Convict Lake. This is a gorgeous lake high in the Sierras that is easily accessible with a lot of history. I definitely recommend visiting Convict Lake and the Eastern Sierra for amazing hiking and landscape photo opportunities. Convict Lake (Mono: Wit-sa-nap) is a lake located in Mono County, California, United States, situated in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada. […]

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer. — Ansel Adams

Five Reasons to Consider Capture One Over Lightroom

When it comes to software for editing and general management of your photos, the two major options are Lightroom and Capture One. Both have their pros and cons, and if you are currently wondering which is right for you or considering a switch, this excellent video overview will give you five reasons to consider Capture One over Lightroom. Coming to you from Robhallphoto, this awesome video overview will show you five reasons to consider using Capture One over Lightroom.

Capture One Pro – My Preferred Photo Editing Software

Capture One Pro is a great tool for editing an organizing all your photos. I personally prefer it over all other photo editing software with its powerful tools and features. Capture One is the choice of a lot of pro photographers, both as a Lightroom and Photoshop replacement. Known for its fantastic color rendering and robust tethering, it also has cataloging and the standard editing tools you would expect, including cloning, healing, sharpening, noise reduction, tonality control, curves, masking, and way […]