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What are Giclee prints?

In the world of art a fancy word that gets tossed around the art community is Giclee. (Pronounced Zhee-clay) Once you finally figure out how to say the word correctly, it’s time to understand what it means...

The Best Photography Galleries in Santa Fe New Mexico

Located in northern New Mexico, Santa Fe is world renowned for its high concentration of fine art galleries and artist collectives. From Canyon Road to Art Festivals, Santa Fe is popular among seasoned art collectors and curious art buyers alike...

The best and most influential photographers of all time

Photography is so much more than just pressing a button. The greatest photographers spend their entire lives mastering and perfecting their craft. A Great photograph is one that makes a lasting impression on those who view it...

What is Fine Art Photography?

We encounter thousands of images every single day, so choosing the right one to hang on your wall is a very important decision. It’s a choice that you will live with for a very long time. So what is fine art photography? Fine art photography is more than just an image...

How to create panoramas with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
What is Panorama Photography?

The traditional definition of Panorama photography is the process of capturing an image that is longer than a standard photograph. Most panoramas are longer on the horizontal side but they can be longer on vertical side as well...

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter
WHAT IS A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER?

A neutral density filter (ND filter) is simply a filter that’s cuts the amount of light that enters your camera’s lens. They are most commonly used in landscape photography when a photographer wants to create a longer exposures than what would normally be possible using just the camera’s internal settings...

How to photograph from a helicopter


Shooting from the air can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a photographer can have. In this article I’ll explain how to photograph from a helicopter and achieve amazing results...

Yosemite Fine Art Photography and Prints
Yosemite National Park, California

As a full time landscape photographer I’ve seen my fair share of beautiful places. After traveling the US and much of the world, there are very few places that compare to the beauty of Yosemite National Park and the greater Sierra Nevada mountain range...

How to Insure your Camera Gear


Accidents are inevitable in all facets of our lives. Owning an expensive camera accompanied with an assortment of lenses is a liability that all photographers must confront. Leading nearly thirty workshops per year for the past five years, I’ve seen just about every camera accident that you can think of...

Gitzo GT3543XLS Systematic Tripod Review


Choosing the right tripod is a daunting task. Most photographers including myself make a series of bad choices before buckling down and buying a good set of sticks. It can be tempting to buy a cheap tripod but it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for and tripods are no exception to the rule...

Photoshop vs Zerene Stacker

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The delicate petals of a purple flower reflect on a black glass to create a clean and minimalistic photograph that is both striking and modern. This still life image represents both beauty and fragility © Mike Wardynski Photography

WHAT IS FOCUS STACKING?

Before digging into the Photoshop vs Zerene Stacker challenge, I’d like to give a brief introduction to what focus stacking is...

HOW TO PROPERLY IMPORT PHOTOS INTO LIGHTROOM CC CLASSIC


Processing images is an essential part of photography but before you can dive into the editing process, you need to understand how to properly import your photos into Lightroom CC Classic. If you do not follow a few basic rules, you will almost certainly loose track of your images...

How To Export Your Photos From Lightroom


The end goal for your photos will determine the export settings that you choose in Adobe Lightroom. This Lightroom exporting guide will walk you through the various settings in the Lightroom export dialog box...

These Items Should Always be in your Camera Bag


Being prepared is the name of the game when it comes to landscape photography. Those who are will get the shot, while those who are not, may not. I’ve complied a list of highly useful items that are always in my camera bag...

Canon 5d IV vs EOS R

Canon 5D mkIV vs. EOS R.

There’s no doubt that the canon 5D IV and the EOS R are solid cameras, but what is the difference and why should you pick one over the other?

First off, I’ll start by saying that I’ve shot on a Canon 5D IV since it was released in 2016...

5 Pro Tips for Landscape Photography

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Wharariki Beach is the northern most part of the southern island of New Zealand. Just off of the shore is a group of rocks known as the Archway Islands...

Tilopa F-Stop Camera Bag Review


Choosing a camera bag is an import decision that all photographers must make. The amount of bag choices on the market can be downright dizzying though. I recently had the chance to upgrade my camera bag to to the Tilopa by f-stop and have shared my initial thoughts below...

Make Dreamy Landscapes in Photoshop with Oniric Plugin

In the world of digital photography, post processing is just as important as finding the right composition and pressing the shutter button. In landscape photography it is the photographer’s job to invoke a feeling or emotion within the viewer as if they are actually standing in the location that the photo was taken...

10 Truths of Landscape Photography

Here are 10 landscape photography tips that every photographer should understand in order to build a powerful portfolio.

1. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SUFFER.

Sorry to be bearer of bad news, but you often have to suffer to get the shot...

10 More Truths of Landscape Photography
1. YOU CAN’T MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK GOOD ALL OF THE TIME

I’ll start with the what seems like an obvious statement, yet many photographers get hung up when they come away from a shoot without a five star image...

Hidden Lightroom features in the Library Module

There’s no question that Adobe Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo editing software. Underneath the surface are numerous hidden features that many people overlook. From secret key commands to overlooked menu items, I’m going to shed some light of the industry’s leading photo editing software...

Hidden Lightroom features in the Develop Module

The Develop module in Adobe Lightroom CC Classic is fairly straight forward. With a little bit of poking around, a modestly computer savvy photographer can make some pretty decent edits with relatively little

knowledge of the software...

The Best Phone Apps for Landscape Photographers


There’s no question that smart phones have made planning our photographic adventures much easier. There seems to be an endless number of apps available, but which ones are the best? This list contains a few of my “can’t live without” photography apps that I find myself using on a regular basis...

How to Simulate Long Exposures in Photoshop

Long Exposure photography is thrilling because the camera is creating something that the eye cannot see. Traditionally, neutral density filters are used to create long exposures but a similar effect can easily be achieved with with editing software...

How to Choose a Digital Camera

There’s a lot to consider when purchasing a camera. I suggest asking yourself the following questions to start off with.

1. What is my budget? This question alone will greatly help to narrow the field for you...