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Sharpness Series Part One: Proper Handholding

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

One of the most common questions that I find coming into my inbox is the question of “How do you get consistently sharp images? A very valid question and one that I asked as well at some point as I become more serious about the craft of photography. The first step in the process, irregardless of whether you shoot a …

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Hi-res images on Instagram

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Social media is a huge part of our digital age and almost everyone that I know is on some form of it, be ti Goolge+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the countless others that are available. I utilize all of the above, but I think my favorite is Instagram. Mostly because it is simple, and I like simple, clean and displays …

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No ND Filter – No Problem

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Water has always fascinated me. It moves where it wills and often has a life all its own. I love the photographs that show that silky smooth water moving among rocks, rivers and falls. Recently I read about a technique that would allow you to get this look without a neutral density filter, any time of day and even handheld. …

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Setting the white &black points in Lightroom CC

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

If you have ever wondered how to set the white and black points in Adobe Lightroom CC, it is really very simple and here is how to do it. For those of you who wish to do this in Photoshop, you can use the levels command which is the correct way to do it in Photoshop. I use these sliders …