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Smartphone photography: a blessing or a curse?

In this day and age, it is very hard, if not impossible, to imagine a world without a smartphone and its camera. If you have ever uploaded an image onto the internet from your smartphone, you have contributed to the monumental wave of photographs that the...

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Shoot for in 2016

For many, the beginning of a new year signifies a fresh start, but it can also bring into sharp focus a list of should haves, could haves, and would haves that had long been left to fade somewhere in the midst of the prior year....

Lightroom & Camera Calibration

Post 29 Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom® When you take a picture with your DSLR camera, the computer inside your camera applies processing in regards to color, light, vivid-ness, white balance, detail, and contrast. Each brand of camera (Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, etc.) utilizes its very own...

Lightroom: Using Grain in Your Images

Post 28Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Looking for that little something to distinguish your images? Adding Grain could be the perfect thing.Against the GrainThe tool Grain provides texture to your image. Add a little or a lot with Amount, change the Size of the grain to...

Photoshop Tips: How Big Can I Print?

Last Week – Follow UpLast week I discussed aspect ratios when printing and I said that you should pretty much always expect to crop at least a little when printing.  Someone asked about doing custom print sizes.  If you find a printer that will do...

Photoshop Tips: Printing and Aspect Ratios

Editing TipsWhen it comes to printing there are two questions that come up all the time:1: I want to print an 8x10, but the edges are being cut off.  Can you help me fix my photo so that I don’t lose anything when it prints?2:...

Lightroom: Vignetting in Lens Corrections

Post 26Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Movie DayToday we are trying some different instruction: We will see a very short movie. I find pictures and movies helpful for different things, and some times I have a preference depending on my needs. Most important to me when...

Lightroom: Lens Corrections & Manual

Post 25Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Ready For A Good Time?That is, with Lightroom, of course. Let's test what the Manual section of Lightroom's Lens Corrections does. In the Lightroom Develop Module, open the Lens Correctionoptions by clicking on the arrow to the right, then select...

The Coolest Cameras and the Best Stories

Have you sold a camera to KEH that was passed down to you from a family member or other type of inheritance?  If so, we would love your input!A new television documentary series wants to hear your unique and special experiences, because behind every great...

The Random Creative Photographer: A Filter Using Water

Welcome to some random creativity, a series of posts about unusual things I'm doing to create unique photography.Filters and More Filters?How many photography posts, articles and books have you seen on filters? Yeah, I know. But I haven't seen much like this yet. Are you...