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Are You Using These Three Key Aspects of Visual Storytelling?

Since the beginning of time, humans have told stories for education, historical record, and entertainment. The timeless adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is one we have all heard, and probably repeated, but I want to focus on the things that words can't describe.

4 Things You Should Never Do With Your Camera Gear

I'm a knowledge junky. I've always been a fan of photography tips and tricks, storing away bits of information that make what I do easier, more enjoyable, or safer. But what about things you shouldn't do?

Dog Photography Secrets Revealed

Having a cute dog myself, I'm like many other people, I stop and look at great dog photos. There's just something about man's best friend that captivates, entertains, and comforts the soul.

Steve Perry's Crash Course for Bird in Flight Photography!

I enjoy the challenge of bird photography quite often. There are many techniques one must learn to be able to be good at it. Not only are the images stunning, but there's a great sense of satisfaction when you capture a difficult shot.

Ultimate Tripod Buying Guide

The lesson of having a good tripod is sometimes one that takes many years for some photographers to learn. Often, the idea of spending more money for a tripod than a lens seems crazy to some. Once you've used a good tripod, you understand.

Raw Versus JPEG: Everything You Need to Know

The raw versus JPEG debate is one of my favorite topics. As a software developer and photo nerd, I tend to gravitate towards the technical side of things.

Many Are Unprepared for Another Kind of Disaster

Just as literally billions of people were caught unprepared for the coronavirus outbreak, many are also unprepared for a data disaster. Sure, many professionals are prepared, but many others just think they are.

Mark Smith's Beautiful Bird in Flight Photography

Master storyteller, videographer, and photographer Mark Smith takes us on a journey in Florida to photograph Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Herons, and Ospreys. Marks commentary and stunning, pin-sharp images make this an enjoyable video to watch even if you're not into bird photography.

6 Ways to Import Photos Into Lightroom Classic

One of the attributes of great software is that it has multiple ways to accomplish a single task. Lightroom Classic is one of those in that it has various ways to import files.

One Million Ways to Do Things in Lightroom

If there's one thing I've learned over time, it's that there are often different ways to accomplish the same task. Likewise, every Lightroom user does things in different ways. That doesn't make it wrong; it's just different.

Three Things You Shouldn't Do in Lightroom

There are many articles and videos on how to do certain things in Lightroom, but how often do you read about something that you shouldn't do? Let's cover a few of them.

Are White Rainbows Possible?

Much of landscape photography is being in the right place at the right time. Some photographers know these places and times based on their extensive experience. The more knowledge you have, the better the chances that you'll be in that right place at the right time.