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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Get Rid of Haze in Your Pictures

Haze is the subtle blue tint that appears in many landscape and outdoor pictures.  It is generally caused by atmospheric haze like smog, dust, and any other particles like smoke which can reduce the clarity in the sky and in distant scenes.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 First Thoughts

If you’re looking for a break from those breathless

Adobe Photoshop CS6 reviews, you’re not going to find it here. The newest release from the Adobe Creative Suite is just as good as everyone says, improving on features that needed it while leaving the best features alone. Read More

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From ‘Meh’ to “WOW!” Making Uninteresting Things Look Interesting

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder?
Turning a mundane documentary image of an object or person into a dramatic or powerful piece of art is hardly new. While boring the pants off your friends with snapshots of your vacation — including the obligatory beach sunrise or sunset photo — constitutes 99 percent or more of the images produced and shared, this need not be the case. Nor do you need to buy a beret and begin using black and white film exclusively to turn some of your photographs into “art,” whether the subject is powerhouse steam pumps or steel mills. Instead, follow some of the many successful historic and current examples produced by photographers as well as a plethora of excellent advice available online. Read More

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Photography Websites – Best 10

In this post I would like to honor my favorite 10 photography websites.  Since the “best” is really a matter of opinion, you might not agree with my personal favorites.  Feel free to add your own in the comments section, I’m always wanting feedback.

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Creating Portraits That Pop!

If you are just starting out in learning wedding photography, photographing people can be challenging because of the infinite myriad of expressions, shapes and nuances in a human face. On a wedding day, I photograph the couple, their families and friends, trying to catch the perfect shot that embodies that specific moment in time. Sometimes the expression on the face is what makes the photo work perfectly. Other times it’s the dynamics of the people and objects surrounding the subject. Very often you will need good timing and anticipation in order to capture the moment as it happens. Read More

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