One of the many things I've learned over time is the importance of learning how to learn. Some people learn better by reading, some by observing, and others by actually doing.
Articles written by Mike Dixon
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.
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?
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.
Most of the articles on Fstoppers are serious. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty burned out from this COVID-19 thing and thought this video was hilarious.
Becoming a professional landscape photographer may sound easy to some. There are no clients to work with, no schedule, no lights or backdrops, just nature, you, and your camera. Or is it?
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.
Perhaps second only to having a great subject is a great background. The importance of the background in an image is often overlooked by many photographers.
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.
Lately, I've been in somewhat of a slump. For a couple of months, I haven't shot very much other than products in my office studio.
I have to admit that I'm having a hard time right now. My anxiety level is high, and I'm in desperate need of some change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lightroom has a lot of features. Every now and then, you come across a feature that you either have never used or haven't used recently.
All of your Lightroom development settings might be in your exported images. That's right, all of your adjustments, spot healings, tone curve adjustments, sharpening, etc. might all be in your exported files for all the world to see.
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.
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.
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.