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Choosing the Right Travel Lens

Choosing the Right Travel Lens

I am often asked about which lenses to use for different situations. Since I recently needed to select the lenses I would be traveling with to Maui, I decided to use the opportunity to discuss the lenses I brought and why. Think about what you will be shooting You could decide to bring the most expensive glass you can afford. […] Read More

Retro Adventure: Shooting Film in a Digital Age

Retro Adventure: Shooting Film in a Digital Age

If you’ve “grown up” in the digital photo age and have never shot on actual film, rest assured it’s a very different expereince than shooting digitally. Recently, I decided to take up the challenge of shooting a few rolls of film through my old Canon AE-1. To be honest, the last film I shot was a single […] Read More

Photograph Amazing Silhouettes in 4 Easy Steps

Photograph Amazing Silhouettes in 4 Easy Steps

A beautiful silhouette can sometimes be one of the most engaging, creative types of photos.  I love a crisp, colorful background with a dark, precise silhouette line in contrast. Maternity portraits are fairly easy subjects to photograph in silhouette, for example.  Most pregnant women don’t care to see themselves at 36 weeks of pregnancy, so silhouettes are welcomed, […] Read More

Wi-Fi, Voodoo, and the Mysterious Wireless Internet Connection

Wi-Fi, Voodoo, and the Mysterious Wireless Internet Connection

It’s magical watching a TV show on your tablet.  Unlike watching on a TV set, you’re free to roam your house and yard, untethered and fancy free.  Using the magic of Wi-Fi, The Mindy Project somehow gets beamed from your Internet router to your tablet like Captain Kirk to the Enterprise. This is, of course, in a […] Read More

Moto 360 Review: Fundamentally Flawed

Moto 360 Review: Fundamentally Flawed

What makes a watch smart? Some would argue that mechanical gears operating in perfect syncopation already represents vast intelligence, but these days a watch is expected to do more than just tell time. In some cases, much more. Witness the Motorola Moto 360, the latest gadget that aims to put the world on your wrist — […] Read More

How to Create Movement Using Photoshop

How to Create Movement Using Photoshop

Sometimes you have a shot you to which you want to add a little something extra. I’ll share how to create a sense of movement in an image using Photoshop to add some visual interest to the subject. A while ago, I photographed a bride and groom in downtown Chicago. They were up for anything, including standing in the middle […] Read More

5 Apps That Make Dining Out Easier (And They’re Not Yelp)

5 Apps That Make Dining Out Easier (And They’re Not Yelp)

You’re hungry and trying to answer that universally taxing question: Where should we go for dinner? Given the many recent revelations about Yelp’s questionable business practices and highly unreliable restaurant ratings, this seemed like a good time to make room on your phone for some new apps that’ll help you find good food and great […] Read More

Smartphone, Tablet or Phablet — Which is the Right Choice?

Smartphone, Tablet or Phablet — Which is the Right Choice?

The movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory includes a character named Veruca Salt, who is spoiled rotten.  She wants everything and she wants it now.  But before you start judging Veruca consider this: A huge percentage of our population is a Veruca Salt. Even you.  You’ve probably become accustomed to satisfying your every need almost immediately. Gluten […] Read More

Erase an Unwanted Object from a Photo

Erase an Unwanted Object from a Photo

Ever take a picture you love at first, only to discover it includes something you really wish you could remove? Then today’s your lucky day! I’m sharing a trick on how to remove an object from an image. The clone and patch tools in Photoshop are often helpful to remove objects, but here I want to show you […] Read More

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