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Creating Micro-Contrast in Photoshop

What is micro-contrast? Most of us are familiar with contrast; it is relatively straightforward and easy to see. Contrast is the difference between two values, the values we will be talking about are tonal values. There are also color values, but that is for another time. The contrast between the light and dark areas are

No Tripods Allowed in the Zion Narrows for Workshops

UPDATED: No Tripods Allowed in the Zion Narrows for WorkshopsUPDATE 6/30/2018Today I received notice from the NPS that after hearing the concerns from the photographic community they will be revising this rule for 2019. Workshop leaders will once again be allowed to bring in clients with tripods in the Narrows! The only caveat is that

Review of Breakthrough Photography Filters

Full disclosure: Breakthrough Photography sent me these filters to review and the links in this post are affiliate links that I make a small profit from if you purchase through them. I can assure you that I keep my reviews unbiased, I honestly love these filters and they are the only ones in my bag!

TPE 3D Review

For years The Photographer’s Ephemeris has been an indispensable tool for landscape photographers. It has helped us plan many shoots to understand where the sun or moon was going to land on the landscape, or where the sun/moon/milky way would be in the sky. TPE has always been 2D map based, while useful, it was

Guide to Solid ND Filters

Confused by all the different ND filter options? Want to know what you need for specific scenarios? In this post we’ll show you exactly what you need and why you need each filter.

Creating Telephoto Landscapes

When people think of landscape photographs, most will associate using a wide-angle and standard focal length lenses. Wide angle lenses create dramatic effects when placed near a subject of interest, but not all landscapes are created equal as Jennifer demonstrates with this stunning photograph. Jennifer Renwick – sand dunes glowing after sunset- Tamron 150-600 @

Luminosity Mask Panel Review

I have been a user of Tony Kuypers luminosity masks for many years, back when they were just actions creating channels. Luminosity masks have come a long way since then and have been adopted by a large number of photographers now that they are more accessible with these advanced panels. I had heard of other

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