Removing Glare with a Circular Polarizer Filter

When photographing water, it can oftentimes be a good idea to tame the reflections with a circular polarizer filter. A circular polarizer is a filter that rotates on the front of your lens, allowing you to cut through reflections in water and glass. ...

Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone

Not long ago, Adobe released an app for the iPad. But with their most recent update to the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile just got a whole lot better. Since the update, I have been playing with the apps on my iPad and iPhone, and wanted to share some of my findings.

Slow and Steady

Just a few days ago, I came home from a short stay at the hospital, where I had the pleasure of minor surgery to remove my appendix. It was about as pleasant of an experience I could have possibly had at the hospital, and I was even able to come home the evening after surgery...

GPS for Photographers

I share a lot of "behind the lens" photographs on my Instagram page, and one of the questions I get most frequently is "what's that thing on top of your camera?". The answer is that it's the Canon GPE-12, a small GPS device that sits on the hotshoe of my canon 5D Mark III. When turned on, it logs the information and embeds it directly into the metadata of my photograph, making it possible to view where each photograph was taken in software or on photo-sharing websites.

Perfection is Overrated

Art is an expression. We create things because we feel something inside of us that just has to make something, find beauty, and then sit back and admire it in all its glory. The most difficult thing about creating is knowing when to stop, knowing when your sculpture or photograph or painting is finished. In our eyes, we want it […]

Happy Independence Day!

It's Independence Day here in the US, and I'm spending the weekend with my family in Nebraska. My brother always puts on a good at-home fireworks show, and it's a great holiday to spend quality time with everyone. Freedom sure is pretty awesome. :)

The Benefits of L-Brackets for Cameras

About four years ago, while on a short trip to Moab, I can clearly remember an incident that nearly cost me my camera (and lens, for that matter). I was placing my tripod with camera attached to it into the back of my car, and just as I was about to set it down ...

Develop Great Images in Lightroom: A Free Lightroom iBook from Photofocus

Many of you may know that I am a regular contributor to the Photofocus website, where I write articles about photography and post-processing. And today we have BIG NEWS! ....

A Great Deal on onOne Software … Hurry, Deal Ends June 26!

The folks over at onOne Software are having a pretty amazing deal on their software: only $99.95 for the entire Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, and they're bundling it with some amazing bonus products! ...

Is HDR a Fad?

I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) was a "fad", and they were hoping it would eventually go away. Now this was, of course, a very opinionated statement, but it was not really one that was embellished with photos or even an explanation as to what their own definition of HDR is ...