In the North of England, within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, lies the rural costal market town and civil parish of Kendal. In antiquity known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal. As small and remote as it is, it is from this rural Kendal setting that Jamie Spencer makes some of the best keyboard shortcuts cheat sheets […]

From “the truth is stranger than fiction Leica saga,” an unbelievable problem surfaces with the new Leica Monochrom Type 246 – this time even before it begins to ship.  Today Leica Camera has issued a notice regarding a compatibility issue with DNG files from new and soon to be shipping Monochrom (Typ 246) and Apple’s replacement for […]

In this episode of “The Complete Picture,” Julieanne Kost demonstrates enhancing light in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop module to enhance your photographs using color and tonality to change the mood and atmosphere of an image. We all know that the goal is to capture the best photograph in camera, not enhancing light using post processing tricks, but […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

    Like most men, I’m almost certain It’s never OK for a woman to admit that she knows she’s kind of average-looking and she’s OK with that. In the chaotic world of Advertising, nothing is more important for a woman stereotype than being perceived as beautiful.  Not being perceived as a kind and generous person.  Not being […]

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its professional photo editing application, Aperture. Bummer.  Users of Aperture will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the Apple WWDC keynote recently. The new Photos application integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found […]

It looks like Brian Griffith has updated my favorite RAW converter, Iridient Developer, to work almost seamlessly now with Lightroom. This is fantastic news! Dublin fine art photographer and Lightroom presets developer Thomas Fitzgerald has done a very informative video above that walks you through how to setup both Adobe Lightroom and Iridient Developer. Being able to […]

Creating a “Talking Senior Portrait” with Stills and Video from Sekonic on Vimeo. To a school portrait photographer, the very idea of video has to be a scary proposition.  But there is a middle ground.  What I call hybrid storytelling Joe Brady calls a “Talking Senior Portrait.”  What’s the difference?  Very little.  Joe shoots primarily talking senior portraits […]

Modern photography is incredibly complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of cameras and digital technology has made photography easier or better, but in reality it has never been harder to simply create photographs. Above all else, cameras and digital technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity.  Thirty years ago, photography basically consisted […]

From Photography Life: Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, also known as “LoCA” or “bokeh fringing”, occurs when different wavelengths of color do not converge at the same point after passing through a lens, as illustrated below: Lenses with Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration problems can show fringing around objects throughout the image, even in the center. […]