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Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

July 20, 2010

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Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

By now many of you using Lightroom have either upgraded or at least tried the demo. There are many new and wonderful features, but the one that has given me perhaps the most bang for my buck is the vastly improved noise reduction. Previously, we could certainly take an image into Photoshop or even a […]

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See the Light – Capture the Light

July 19, 2010

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See the Light – Capture the Light

Here is a very quick tip: See the light. Look for the direction of light (above: back light), the contrast range in a scene (above: medium), and the color of light (above: warm). In the opening shot for this post, back light, which created beautiful rim light, makes the shot more than snapshot. The back […]

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Focal Length is not just a Zoom Change!

July 14, 2010

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Focal Length is not just a Zoom Change!

Not all that long ago in photography, everyone shot with single focal length lenses and not zooms. Zooms have not been around all that long in photography, plus at first, they really were awful in quality. Today, none of that is true anymore. Zooms have outstanding quality and they have become ubiquitous in photography. Every […]

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STOP! And take that shot!

July 13, 2010

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STOP! And take that shot!

One of the best tips to improve your photography is to pick up your camera every day. I used to think this was so difficult. Who has time for this? Between going to work, errands, and living your non-photographic life, carving out a few minutes for photography can be difficult. Instead, live a photographic life! […]

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Upcoming Photo Festivals

July 7, 2010

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Upcoming Photo Festivals

There are a couple of upcoming photo festivals this summer and fall that you might find of interest. I will be a speaker at both, plus other members of the DPE gang (Rick and Juan) will be at the fall event. This summer, there is the Sedona Photo Fest from July 18-25 in Sedona, Arizona. […]

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In Case You Were Wondering . . .

July 4, 2010

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In Case You Were Wondering . . .

Hey Gang, In case you were wondering how the videos from PhotoFest Japan 2010 got posted so quickly, here is the reason: Don Juan Pons (front) posted them from the road! Bull Schmitt is shown in the background checking on the number of participants who will be attending the California Photo Festival. We all hope […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Creating an HDR Image

June 30, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan are here in Japan for PhotoFest Japan which starts today, and is definitely going to be a LOT of fun. While we are here, we thought we would record a bunch of video photo tips for you, so keep a close eye on DPE this week. In this segment, Rick and […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Creating a Sense of Depth

June 29, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan are here in Japan for PhotoFest Japan which starts this Wednesday, and is definitely going to be a LOT of fun. While we are here, we thought we would record a bunch of video photo tips for you, so keep a close eye on DPE this week. In this first video, […]

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6.22.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: John Batdorff II

June 22, 2010

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6.22.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: John Batdorff II

Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . . . well, talented! I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on his or her web site. This week’s Talented Twitter […]

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Grand Tetons Landscape, HDR Stitched Panorama

June 18, 2010

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Grand Tetons Landscape, HDR Stitched Panorama

I am not much of a landscape photographer, I tend to concentrate more on wildlife, but sometimes the landscape is so majestic, as it is in the Grand Tetons, that it is hard to make a bad image. I made this image (MAKE SURE to click on it to enlarge it) last week during my […]

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