Category Archives: Photography Technique

Articles and different techniques and tips to improve your skills and understanding of digital photography.


Changing Your Angle for a Better Christmas Photo of Santa

  From my own childhood I have plenty of deer-in-headlights photos with Santa.  Why is it that at such a great photo moment every parent seems to grab that same photo.  Maybe its just because […]

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Travel Photography: 10 Things to Check Before You Go

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my years of travel photography.  Malcom Gladwell said it best that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert.  While I’m sure I haven’t reached the […]

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5 Tips for Great Photos in a Crowded Tourist Spots

Crowded tourist locations can be the death of a photographer.  Too many people, lots of visual distractions and cheap tacky gift stores can ruin what would have been an outstanding photo.  If you are looking to […]

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Tips for taking Photos of Fireworks

With the 4th of July just around the corner its a good time to prepare for your weekend BBQ.  It’s also a great time to read up on how to take some stellar photos of […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Lessons on Composition

  I am stilling reeling in my international relocation process. Somehow there are still boxes everywhere and with the the U.S. holidays, just getting through Thanksgiving was a challenge.  Unfortunately my photography has taken a […]

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Lightroom 5 Facebook Export Presets

  As a follow up to my previous post on Lightroom 5 export presets for images optimized for Instagram here is a set of presets to speed up your Facebook workflow. Download the posted zip […]

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Lightroom 5 Instagram Export Presets

Export presets are a great way to speed your workflow.  I find them especially useful for quickly export images to suitable sizes for social media.  To save you some effort I have just posted  a […]

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Keyboard Shortcut for Changing Lightroom 5 Crop Orientation

A quick tip today on changing Lightroom crop orientation.  Sometimes when I am in the develop module I find myself wanting to quickly change my 2×3 crop from landscape to portrait orientation.  The best way […]

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Timelapse of Evening Traffic in Baden, Switzerland.

I was reading an article about timelapse photography and came across on thought on composition that said if the composition makes a good still image, it has a good chance of making a good timelapse. […]

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Baden Train Station, Track 2 Timelapse

Tonight I was working on piecing together and editing some recent images for my short timelapse film of Baden. This segment is one of the first test shots of the train station in Baden Switzerland. […]

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