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By Nicole S. Young


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Download a Free Snow Overlay

Give your photos a beautiful, magical, winter look with this free snow overlay download! Scroll down to access the download. And, after downloading the overlay, you can use the instructions below to use the file [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|1 Comment

The Dancing Cranes

Sandhill Cranes in Bosque Del Apache I'm writing this from Socorro, New Mexico, home to Bosque del Apache, a fantastic location for photographing birds. I'm here attending a workshop with Scott Bourne, a bird expert [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Comparing Luminar and ON1 Photo RAW

With Adobe's recent announcement regarding Lightroom, many photographers are looking for an alternative solution to their raw photo organization and post-processing. And I completely get it; not everyone is ready to switch to a cloud-based [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|33 Comments

Getting to Know Luminar

Photographers have many choices for post-processing applications, and I tend to gravitate to the ones I'm most familiar with, as well as those that I enjoy using. Recently I've been giving the Macphun products a try, [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|6 Comments

Aurora HDR 2018 Preview [Video]

Macphun just announced their new version of Aurora HDR! (Available September 28, 2017.) I've been enjoying this, and other Macphun software, over the past several months and I'm really happy with the updates. Here are [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|7 Comments

A Simple One-Light Strobe Setup

When I was creating stock photography full-time, I used my Alien Bee lights on a regular basis. I photographed a lot of people in indoor environments and needed to create my own light. I still [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|13 Comments