Category Archives: Post Production

Improving your photos in the darkroom and on the desktop.

Make Your Photos Pop using Photoshop’s Blur Gallery


In Photoshop CC, there are multiple blur filters using the Blur Gallery that give us powerful, artistic control. These include Field, Iris, Tilt-Shift, Path and Spin Blur. There are also blur effects that can be applied to each of these that amp up the creativity factor. In short, these filters simply rock! They allow pinpointing […]

4 Reasons to Go Back and Re-Process Older Raw Files


As photographers, we eagerly plan mornings, weekends, day trips and vacations around being out in the field. When we get back to our computers, many of us are downloading our files shortly after walking through the door. Then it’s moments of “Yes!”, “Sighs” and a few colorful words thrown in when that one that you […]

How to Create a Preset in Lightroom CC


We all have our own personal processing preferences that we do 99% of the time. From the moment we import files into Lightroom to the time we export a file for printing, we can create presets. A preset is the method of naming and saving processing steps for future, repetitive use when needed.  Presets can […]

How to Have a Non-Destructive Workflow In Photoshop


As you might know by now, Lightroom provides a completely non-destructive editing of your photographs. Photoshop, on the other hand, if not used properly is a destructive editor, meaning that after a certain amount of steps you can’t go back. You can’t even re-edit some adjustment you’ve done if you haven’t done it in the […]

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps


When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From exposure to white balance to composition, the idea is to get as many things as possible right in camera, thereby reducing your reliance on software after the fact. While getting right in […]