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The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You're standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something else: a starry sky...

How to Handle HUGE Image Files and View them in Lightroom

Update: Lightroom now accepts .psb files which means that the following steps aren't necessary in order to view large files. "Could not save because this...

3 Quick Steps to Beautiful Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche and one that I often mention. It's a technique that has the potential to take your...

The Importance of Studying Other Photographers

Since your reading this, I can confidently assume that taking beautiful pictures is a goal you have. While there are tons of useful (even essential)...

How to Use Color Labels in Lightroom

Keeping a structured file system on your hard drive is important but keeping images organized within Lightroom is just as important. Rating images and using...

How to Straighten a Crooked Horizon in Lightroom

Let's face it. Most of us have been victims of crooked horizons more than once. Even with spirit levels or a built-in virtual horizon, a...

Visualize Spots: Reveal Dust Spots in Lightroom

See video at the bottom of the article for an easy-to-follow explanation.  As outdoor photographers, we often spend time in harsh conditions with strong winds that...

How to Remove Spots in Photoshop

No matter how often you clean the camera and lenses, and no matter how perfect the composition is, it's hard to avoid having a...

Remove the Camera Strap for Long Exposure Photography

In this week's Quick Tip Thursday we're one simple but important tip for long exposure photography: Remove the camera strap. Capturing razor-sharp images is something...

When to Use an Open Aperture in Landscape Photography

"I am somewhat puzzled when I read about professional landscape photography where they use fast lenses such as f2.8 or f1.4. Why do they use these...