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Welcoming Winter’s Dark Embrace: A Photographer’s Guide to Creative Exploration

Lessons in nature and landscape photography during winter’s dark embrace. Ideas to photograph the unseen beauty during these “darker” months.

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If we were on the trail together, standing with our tripods waiting for sunrise, or hanging around the campfire, this is a snapshot of what I’d share with you.

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The Three Most Important Words to Transform Your Photography

How do we train our brain to keep us motivated for landscape photography? There are three important words to improve and transform your photography.

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Discover the mountain photography story behind the image Peak Companions plus a new photography tripod technique.

A Tale of Peak Companions

Landscape Photography

Unlock your landscape photography potential and become a more creative photographer by eliminating just one word from your vocabulary.

From Conformity to Creativity: Landscape Photography’s Paradigm Shift

Landscape Photography

Cover image to Master Lightroom's HSL Panel

The complete guide to mastering Lightroom’s HSL Panel (hue, saturation, and luminance). Learn to adjust colors in your photos like a pro.

Quick Guide to Understanding Lightroom’s HSL Panel

Lightroom & Photoshop

The step-by-step guide on how to photograph fireflies and lightning bugs sharing how to prepare, the camera settings to use, and the editing.

Capturing the Magic: How to Photograph Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

Photographing in the Field

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Unlock the fast and easy methods to keyword photos and stay organized in Lightroom Classic.

Fast and Easy Ways to Organize and Keyword Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom & Photoshop

Some simple and easy tips on how we can help make our properties and yards more lightning bug and firefly-friendly.

How to Create a Lightning Bug or Firefly-Friendly Yard

Stories, Thoughts, & Reflections

At what point do we stop being a person with a camera taking snapshots and become a photographer creating images? Better yet, how do we grow into an artist?

Building Creative Confidence: What Makes You a Photographer?

Stories, Thoughts, & Reflections

Many issues people face in Lightroom come from importing incorrectly. Here, I share my best practices on how to import your photos into Lightroom.

Many problems in Lightroom stem from importing incorrectly. Here, I share my three best practices on importing your photos into Lightroom.

The Smartest Way to Import Your Photos into Lightroom Classic

Lightroom & Photoshop

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