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From the blog


Here is a detailed guide with tips for shooting and processing bracketed images using Lightroom's Merge to HDR function. It also includes some examples of processing just a single raw file for comparison.


Are you making any of these street photography mistakes? Read about the 8 biggest mistakes newbies make and how you can avoid them for better photography on the street. They apply to travel photography as well.


See some of my images from a recent NYC photo walk and how you can apply these tips to your own city photos to capture the heart of the city wherever you are.


Challenge yourself this month to shoot wide opened, or with an extra large aperture. Enclosed are some tips for success and subject ideas. So get out of the rut of doing the same thing all the time, and try this if you normally shoot at f/8 or smaller apertures. See how creative you can get with it.