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“Growing Up” – Landscape Image

I love urban decay so I am always on the lookout for old buildings and cars. In 2007 I stumbled across this amazing rundown house hidden in plain sight on farmland in Skagit County, Washington. I say it was in...

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“Blackness May Overwhelm the Light” – Landscape Image

I stumbled across this old barn while driving through a farming community early one morning near La Conner, Washington. A storm had just swept through and the morning sun was fighting to pierce the darkness. I...

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Pose Like a Professional With Pocket Poser!

Always have access to 100s of professional portrait poses and learn the latest posing techniques using Pocket Poser™ for smartphones and tablets! Pocket Poser™ features over 400 professional poses of...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Debra

My friend and I spotted Debra in a wheelchair near Pioneer Square. Seattle Police officers were just clearing from a disturbance at a nearby bar. After the police finished handling their call, we followed Debra...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Randy

Whatever your position on homelessness, this is the kind of situation that breaks your heart. I discovered Randy on a busy street corner in downtown Indianapolis. He was sitting alone panhandling. I bent...

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Free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for Portrait Photographers

Note: These free Lightroom Workflow Develop Presets for portrait photographers have been designed to work beautifully in all version of Lightroom! Be sure to check out our other free presets. Adobe Lightroom is an...

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Behind-the-Scenes Garden Portrait Photography Session

Note: Be sure to check out our off-camera lighting portrait photography guide. I love working with clients in beautiful environments! I photographed Ashley in a whimsical garden filled with vibrant color. Although...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Vash

I stood on a nearby street corner watching “Vash” from a distance. His body language was extremely jumpy yet commanding (despite his young age). Two other young homeless kids grouped around him as if he...

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“He Is Coming” – Landscape Image

I drove into the countryside early one fall morning in 2008. With my camera gear in hand, I hoped to find something interesting to photograph. As dawn began to light the sky, I was excited to see dark, brooding...

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Free Split Toning Presets for Lightroom

Note: Be sure to check out our other free Lightroom presets. Split toning generally refers to introducing two complimentary colors into the highlights and shadows of image. You can split tone both color and black...

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Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock at Sunset

In 2009 I took my family on a road trip along the Oregon Coast. Along the way, we stayed overnight at Cannon Beach. Haystack Rock is one of the most photographed places in the Pacific Northwest making it...

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Top 10 Pro Tips for Posing Women’s Hands

Note: Also be sure to check out our guide on simple ways to pose women’s hands. Hands rank second only to the face in the (positive or negative) impact they can have on a portrait. Hands demand the...

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ā€œCā€ Shaped Posing in Portrait Photography

Quickly improve the quality of your portraits by using “C” shaped posing techniques. Recently we looked at how to create dynamic portraits using “S” shaped posing. Introducing an...

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