Tips & Tricks

Don Smith
  The other day I was watching a movie in 3D. Quite an experience and one that I know many of you have experienced yourself. But it begs the question: How do we get a 3D look when working in a 2D medium like photography? Let’s take a look at five ways we can accomplish this.   1. Think about adding as many layers to your scene as possible. Perhaps the easiest and most...
1. Make sure your camera and lenses are acclimated to the outdoor temperature. What this means is that if you’re coming from a warm hotel and walk out into very cold or freezing weather, your equipment is going to fog up. If this happens you have a great chance messing up all the images. What we try to do is keep our equipment near an open window to keep it from getting too warm. Another...
        1. Surround yourself with successful, motivated, and positive people. Create your dream team! This alone will make a huge impact in your career and business. Photography is a challenging field to break into with a lot of trial and error involved so you will need these folks around to boost your confidence when you are tired or frustrated. A lot of people give up...
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It’s almost summer, and now is a great time to head onto the water to stay cool and see some really interesting wildlife. Here are some useful tips to help you capture great photos of marine life. 1. Shoot your photos to include the surrounding environment. Even though it’s always tempting to zoom in to get as close to marine life as you can, there’s also a good reason to shoot...
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We are surrounded by interesting photo opportunities, whether it be the landscape around us or the places that we visit. But one of the most popular subjects is photographing people. Here are some helpful tips for taking a great portrait. Light They say that one of the keys to having a successful business is location, location, location. Well…one of the keys to a good photo is light,...
Okay, so you’re a beginning, aspiring, or new photographer. What can a professional of 44 years (that’s me) offer as inspiration and guidance, or a “magic elixir” to make sense of this art? This craft of photography is magical, and it’s extremely important to us,  as we are visual creatures. A photograph speaks to a wide audience, on many levels.  It has...
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Springtime is here and it’s a perfect time to get out and shoot some photos of newly blooming flowers. Most digital cameras have a macro mode, which allows you to get up close to show off the beautiful details of flowers and other plant life. Here are some easy tips to help you capture amazing macro photos to share with your friends and family. Get in close Most of us view flowers from a...
Learn to retouch your photos like a pro—everything from removing wrinkles to whitening teeth. Best-selling author, photographer, and retoucher Scott Kelby shares his 7 essential Photoshop tips. 
Take an exclusive look at the master of nautical photo and video capture, Lexar® Elite Photographer Onne van der Wal, as he fights the challenges of wind, water, and motion to capture some of the world's most stunning nautical photos and video. A former professional sailor and now an award-winning professional photographer, Onne shares some of the insights, secrets, and equipment that...
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The importance of having an efficient workflow Have you ever tried looking through 3,000 photos to find your favorite 10? Before you answer that question, let’s add one more twist. Have you ever tried doing this same task, and then adjusting the exposure, tweaking the white balance, cropping the 10 photos, resizing them, and sending them to a remote location, all within 15 minutes? This is...