4 Tips to get Pro Photos Using Beginner Cameras

When I talk to entry-level photographers, the conversations almost always turn to something about gear. And while these conversations somewhat irk me now, there was a time when I was exactly the same. A time when I felt the tools that I had were what held me back the most.  In some ways, entry-level gear […]

Photo Planning 101: Let’s Talk about the Weather

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to understand how to find the perfect weather conditions to take great photographs. Planning for the weather is one of the key factors that distinguishes a successful photo from a snapshot. And this kind of planning is about so much more than just planning to go out at […]

Lightroom Classic: The unabridged, beginner’s guide

An example of how shutter speed affects your photos

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most powerful tools out there for photographers. It’s the photographer’s equivalent to Microsoft’s Excel, which nerds and bean counters have loved for generations because of its flexibility to do literally anything you throw at it. Lightroom is almost that powerful. It’s almost a one-stop-shop for a photographer’s entire editing […]

Contrast Part 1: Edit Photos to Stand Out

One question I get asked all the time by new photographers, is why aren’t my pictures turning out? What problems are causing these images to look flat, or uninspiring? And the truth is, it can be hard to know what makes a really good photograph. In the beginning of my photography days, I would take […]

How to make your own presets to create a consistent look on Instagram

Presets are a professional tool that every photographer needs in their belt. Not only do they help speed up the editing process, but they’re a game-changer for making images look good side by side in a single click. That said, rarely will anyone just turn on a preset and consider an image complete. While that […]

The secret behind stunning fireworks photography

Fireworks photography in Paris

New Years’ Eve is coming up, and that can only mean one thing for landscape photographers — it’s fireworks season. I’m going to show you in this video how you can take stunning photos of fireworks. So, number one, here’s the quick equipment list. You’re going to need a tripod in order to keep that […]

Use Dodge and Burn to create fine art landscapes

The secret to making beautiful photos is as old as photography itself. Dodging and Burning has been around since light was first recorded onto glass plates. It’s a technique so powerful, that Ansel Adams once said “ Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.”  Thankfully, you […]

Free Lightroom Presets – How to Install Lightroom Presets on Mac

Create beautiful images with lightroom presets

I am giving away free Lightroom presets! This is how to get your free presets and how to install Lightroom presets on Mac and Windows. These presets work on Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom Mobile and all older versions of Lightroom such as Lightroom 6, 5 and 4. Do you struggle with inspiration when […]