Doding and Burning in Photoshop

One of my favorite ways to do dodging and burning in Adobe Photoshop is to use an Overlay blend mode layer. The process is super easy to do, easy to see where you applied the effect, and best of all completely non-destructive.

New Neighbors

New Neighbors

Lori and I moved into a new place this past fall and we have been getting to know the neighbors. The new place backs onto a wooded area and we have a lot more yard. When the cold weather set in we started to put out a number of feeders to keep the birds (and...

Lightroom Library Workflow

I was digging around on my computer and found a video I recorded a while back on how to use some of the tools in Lightroom's Library Module to help you keep track of your photos. The goal of the video is to talk about some of the options...

Great book: Light and Color in the Outdoors

Great book: Light and Color in the Outdoors

Anyone who knows me knows that I love photo books. I find them hugely inspiring and informative. Along those lines, I am also always looking for books that help me better understand the why of photography. In my experiences, I have found that my photography increases...

Q&A about my Portfolio Prep class at Photoshop World

Q&A about my Portfolio Prep class at Photoshop World

I have had some people ask me for some more details about my Photoshop World 2016 pre-con. I thought I would answer a few of the questions that have come up. What is a Pre-con? For those of you who do not know about Photoshop World pre-cons, they are extending classes...

5 reasons to go to Photoshop World 2016

5 reasons to go to Photoshop World 2016

Photoshop World is coming up again this summer and is being held in Las Vegas from July 19-21st. There are so many great reasons to go to Photoshop World. I know you are thinking Las Vegas in July should be at the top of the list, but it doesn't even make my top 5...

Big News for Photoshop World 2016

Big News for Photoshop World 2016

I am so excited about this news. This year I have been selected to teach at Photoshop World. I have been attending this conference for many years, and this year I finally have been offered a chance to make it up onto the stage to teach. I never in a million years...

Soft Proofing in Lightroom

Soft Proofing in Lightroom

Soft Proofing in Adobe Lightroom https://vimeo.com/155869682 A video  introduction to soft proofing in Adobe Lightroom. You can catch my soft proofing in Photoshop video here.

Soft proofing in Photoshop

Soft proofing in Photoshop

Soft Proofing in Adobe Photoshop https://vimeo.com/155713539 One of the hardest parts of printing is getting prints and monitors to work together.  In this video, I do a quick overview of the soft proofing process in Adobe Photoshop which can help you start to...

Backyard Quick Clicks

Backyard Quick Clicks

We are having  a bit of clear weather this week and the temperatures have dropped in the neighborhood into the 20s at night. This has put a nice frost over the neighborhood. In the backyard, we have a crabapple tree that is still covered in crabapples. For the local...

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