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#KEHStories: My First Camera

I’ve had a lot cameras over the years. Most of them have worn out over time or have been traded in for a model with newer features. I went to visit my mom last weekend and while I was there I found the first camera...

Smartphone photography

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...

MLK Day and the Photographer

During the civil rights movement, photographers took photos that served as important documentation to make the public aware of the inequality and disparate treatment experienced by African-Americans. It was a service performed that has had lasting effects. These impactful images provide firsthand accounts of a...

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....

In Focus with Ed Cooper

Ed Cooper is perhaps best known as a mountaineer and large format photographer; his photography tells the stories of exploration and history-making ascents that humble and inspire. As a landscape photography hobbyist myself,  his work is captivating and instills a sense of wanderlust, motivating me...

Digital cameras like the Sony a7 perform better than smartphones in low-light conditions.

Top 5 Reasons To Consider Buying A Mirrorless Camera

Mirrorless cameras have come a long way since they first hit the market. From lackluster electronic viewfinders to a limited variety of native lenses, there were plenty of reasons why it wasn’t thought to be viable for professional photographers to use on the job. However,...

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...

Lightroom: Develop Effects

Post 27Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom® Another Summer Movie DayHoray! I like movies. Last post we covered a quick vignette tool in the Lens Corrections section. Today we dive in to even more you can do with vignetting.Which One Which OneWant more options for your vignettes?...