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How color is used in design photo

Understanding Design is the Next Step for an Artist

Over the years I’ve learned a lot from Lynda.com training. This time it’s different. This time it’s changed how I see art altogether. Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know by John McWade. Story in  Photography It took me years taking pictures to realize that making beautiful photography boils done to how best to […]

5 Tips for Taking Your Pictures in Focus

Ever get surprised with an out of focus shot? This article is your one stop shopping for everything that affects focus. What’s your focus? Choosing focus is deciding what story to tell. Since you should have one main story, there can only be one true subject. Everything else is supporting it. Decide on the true subject and supporting […]

Getting Messy with Photography Series – Stylistic Post Processing

Do you process your photos to get a picture that was different from how you remember it?  The Divide Out There Here is how a typical Facebook friend vs. Google+ Photography community member reply to the same statement. The Instagram look is ______. …fun and easy to apply. …over. Cut through the opinions and get […]

Ultra HD (4K) Now Standardized – Is your Photography and Videography Ready?

Ultra HD (AKA 4K) When Now (well kind of) Ultra HD market is driven by capture, content, and display. Let’s see where we are with those to see how they will affect our media in the future. Display Driven This is the Achilles heel right now, and I bet it has every major TV manufacturer out […]

Getting Messy with Photography – 5 Reasons Manual Mode is Cheating

Welcome to my series on getting down and dirty with photography. This series is meant to be digestible for the amateur but a challenge the seasoned. Manual Mode is cheating You can shoot while you’re running      You can shoot while they’re running             You can shoot a subject […]

Lightroom 4 and ACR vs. Aperture 3 for Photo Editing; 3 Reasons to Choose Lightroom and Why I Didn’t

A toe to toe match between ACR  Lightroom 4 and Aperture 3 Bottom Line Up Front Lightroom 4 and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) have exceeded Aperture on every level I care about and would drastically improve my editing workflow except in Retina support. If you have a high ppi display AKA Retina then go with […]

Tips for Colorspace in Aperture 3 Workflow

Colorspace Colorspace Colorspace where fore art though Colorspace? Bottom Line Up Front If you are using Aperture 3 and shooting RAW then you are already covered, don’t do a thing. Sort and edit and process your little heart out without worrying about color space during these processes.  Your export choice will be where the decision is made. Set your […]