Sleeklens, Lightroom Workflow Made Easy(er).

Finish your photos faster. About a month ago the good people at Sleeklens asked me if I would be interested in trying out some of their workflow products for Lightroom and Photoshop. I figured anything that could speed up my workflow was worth trying, so I agreed to take a look at their Through the Woods… Read More

My Favorite Plugins Are Now Free!!

  I had to share this exciting news as soon as I could. The Nik Collection by Google is now FREE!!  That’s right, the plugins that I use on virtually every image are not $299, the price before Google bought Nik. They’re not $149, the price after Google bought Nik. They are FREE!! Run, don’t… Read More

New Image Editing Software For The Mac User.

Affordable Image Editing For The Mac User. Recently I was invited to test a couple of new photo editing apps, Intensify Pro and Snapheal Pro, produced by the folks over at MacPhun. First off, I have to mention that these apps are Mac only, so for you PC users you can stop reading now. Second,… Read More

Watermarking Made Simple.

Make Your Mark I get a lot of comments about my watermark. Surprisingly, quite a few people aren’t sure how to create their own. Here, in my latest article for the New England Photography Guild, I explain how to create a simple text watermark using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom 4. I also tell… Read More

Sunday’s Hidden Treasure

Out To Pasture Camera: Canon EOS 7D Lens: Tamron 17-50 f2.8 Settings: iso 400, 19mm @ f9 This is a 3 shot HDR. The original RAW files having been first imported into Lightroom 3, were then processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro. I’d like to take this time to thank all of my readers who… Read More

Nik Software Savings Update!

I just wanted to write this short update to the post from two days ago. I have been informed by the powers that be that as of April 2nd I’ll be losing my standing as an affiliate for the Nik Collection by Google  will be terminated. While you will still be able to purchase this… Read More

Presets And Plugins, Creative Tools Or Creative Crutch?

I Love To Make Photographs… …but I hate the time spent behind the computer once the image has been captured. Time behind the computer is at best, time away from the camera, and at its worst, time away from my family. I’d much rather be out shooting or spending time with my wife and daughter,… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Where The Sand Merges With The Sea. The Merge Of Man And Nature. The Merge Of Exposures I’ve been playing around with Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2, and for this image a preset called “Sinister” seemed appropriate. A Note Of Full Disclosure. I wish to mention here, that as a member of the Nik… Read More