The Image Doctors #44

How much retouching is acceptable?

This week, we are talking retouching. Yes, every digital image must be processed, but how much manipulation is okay? From simple cloning of object to compositing and sky replacement, we discuss the (sometimes) controversial topic of image retouching and enhancement.

If you’re interested in sky replacement, the best tool we’ve found so far is Luminar from Skylum Software. It does an exceptional job of auto-masking your images and replacing skies.

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Tips for Photographing Flowers

I photographed this tulip in my yard using a Nikon Z7 and 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR micro-Nikkor lens.

Spring into flower photography this month!

Spring is here (finally) and flowers are popping up everywhere! This is the perfect time to capture the delicate details and colors of flowers. Whether you shoot wildflowers outdoors, or even just floral arrangements on your kitchen table, here are some ideas to help you get better shots.

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Discover Long Exposure Photography

Watch Free Through May 31st

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Discover the art of long exposure photography!

Long exposure photography is one of my favorite creative techniques. Whether it’s a stream, moving lights, or even slow-moving clouds, a long exposure transforms a moving subject into something unique and sometimes surreal.

If you missed my live long exposure photography webinar, you can watch the replay online through May 31st. Simply sign up for a ticket here and you’ll get the replay link via email. Enjoy!

The Image Doctors #43

Sharing and Preserving Your Digital Photos

If you’re like us, you probably have hundreds, if not thousands of digital images stored on your computer. Have you ever wondered how those files can be shared and preserved with family or friends? This week, we look into some ways for you to make sure your best photos (and family photos) are preserved for the future. Whether it’s creating a slide show, or even a printed photo book, we take a look at the important things to consider for preserving your images.

The Image Doctors #42

Simple tricks for improving your shots

Have you ever struggled to get “good” photos from a particular location or event? Sometimes, it can be hard to come away with a photography that doesn’t feel like a snapshot. Here are some of our tips for getting better photos in the field and working with images in post-processing.

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