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How and Why to Use Back Button Focus

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Latest, Photography, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 28 comments

Back button focus is one of those photography terms that I had heard thrown around from time to time, but I never took the proper time to explore what it was all about. I finally sat down and did a bit of research on the topic and discovered it was something pretty awesome, so if this is something you are also curious about, read on! Back button focus simply means you will be using a button on the back of your camera to focus instead of your shutter release. Why on earth would you ever do that? The number one reason (in my opinion) that you’d do this is when you are using servo focus mode. If you are unfamiliar with servo focus, this is a focus mode in which the camera is constantly tracking your subject as you...

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How to Shoot Stroboscopic Flash Photos

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Latest, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 7 comments

I recently learned how to shoot “stroboscopic” photos and I thought I’d share what I learned. The word “stroboscopic” sounds daunting and super technical, but really all it means is “shooting a photo with a strobe light”. In this case, the strobe light is an external flash. The four minute video on this page is one that shows how to set up a Canon 580 EXII Speedlite flash for stroboscopic mode, and how you can use yourself as a subject in a stroboscopic image using a remote trigger. If you don’t feel like watching the video, here’s the “text only” version: In order to shoot stroboscopic photos, you need an external flash that can be fired remotely. There are several of these on the market with varying price points. In this demo I’m using a Canon 580 EXII Speedlite,...

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Selective Color – The Fastest and Easiest Way to Achieve it

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Latest, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

Photographers hate it, all of your non-photographer friends love it: Selective color! This is a quick tutorial on what I believe is the fastest and easiest way to use selective color in Photoshop. Check it out!

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Working With Lightroom 5 and Perfect Photo Suite 8

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Latest, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

How to properly open onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 from within Lightroom 5, how to extract and replace a background in a photo, and how to keep your finalized files from eating up mass amounts of drive space.

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Correcting Fisheye and Working With Timelapse GoPro Footage in Photoshop CC

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Latest, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

Wondering how to work with sequential files shot using a GoPro on timelapse mode? Photoshop can do the job for you – in fact once you have your footage brought into Photoshop, you’ll be amazed at how much you can actually do!

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How to Shoot Photos of Lightning

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in featured, Latest, Photography, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

A good thunderstorm rolled through my area recently, which made me realize that people probably wonder how to get good photos of lightning. This is actually one of the easier things to take photos of, as long as you know what settings to use. And people always flip out when you show them good photos of lightning. So here’s what to do.

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