Video Tutorials

Shoot Better Forest Photos

Shhhh, not a word. The forest is thinking. I love perspective, leading lines and journeys. I love light that changes and makes you feel like something special is happening. I love trees that think. Although, I’m quite sure it’s not the same as people thinking. Hence, I cannot resist a moment like this… much less…

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Photo Processing Doldrums: Breakthrough!

The Inner Game of Photo Processing I showed you a photo that happened kind of by accident – but was definitely an “inner game of processing” breakthrough for me here. When I came out of “the zone” and looked at my Photoshop layers, thinking about what prompted each one, it wasn’t a process I found…

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Photo Processing Doldrums: Begone!

When you first see this photo, what’s your first reaction? Do you know what it is? Does it make you curious? Does it irritate you? Entice you? Make you tilt your head like the RCA dog? Yawn? Judge it in some way? Er, what? Mind you, I didn’t create it with any particular reaction in…

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Behind-The-Scenes: Truckee River

Have you ever been on vacation or a road trip and come across a really beautiful spot that you’d LOVE to photograph – but under less than optimal conditions? Maybe the light isn’t right, there are no cool clouds to offer some punch – but the place itself is lovely, you’d love to capture it…

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Composition: Yuba River Bridge

I’m enjoying creating these short videos about photo composition and such. Since folks seem to like them, I’ll just keep going! For this one, the hubs Joe Dolister and I spent a weekend wandering about our local area, which is in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. There are so many little scenes like the…

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Behind-The-Scenes at Big Bend with Karen Hutton

I photograph in my area quite often. Even though I might hit the same spots more than once, it’s always a fun challenge to find new ways of seeing them. This day, I decided to bring y’all along with me and share one of my favorite stops. It’s not the easiest kind of shot, with…

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Perfect Inspiration: The "Signature" Episode

I was honored and thrilled when Brian Matiash as me to do an episode for his Perfect Inspiration series at OnOne Software. I’ve posted the video tutorial portion below… and of course, you can find the whole thing at the link I just gave. There were a ¬†handful of us he that asked to create…

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