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Corel Releases AfterShot Pro 3 For Faster, Better Photo Processing

If you want to improve the quality of photos taken with a digital camera, you’ll want to give Corel AfterShot Pro 3 a look. It offers a wide variety of tools for getting the most out of your photos and it does this really fast! I’ve been using AfterShot Pro …

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Zoom In Tight Using Your Smartphone Camera

Most of us carry a nice digital camera in our pocket in the form of the smartphone. Yes, most all of them offer some sort of zooming. But it is very limited since the lens barely sticks out of the phone. That has created a market for lenses that sit …

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Stage Photos Before Clicking the Shutter

Now that nearly everyone has a digital camera, businesses will often try to save money by shooting their own photos. This is often the case for photos I receive for Web design projects. Unfortunately many of the photos have severe flaws because the scene wasn’t properly staged before the shutter …

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Fixing A Dark Photo for National Dog Day

Yesterday was National Dog Day and I wanted to honor my dog Freckles. As I looked through old photos, I found a whole series that were severely underexposed as shown in the JPG file below. If you are shooting with a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera, I’ve always recommended …

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Fill Flash and RAW Files Can Help Editing of Photos

A loyal reader has used the Hire the Geek service in order to improve the quality of some irreplaceable photos. Each of the photos was taken in bright light. In all cases, the faces of the people in the photos was in deep shadow. By looking at the EXIF data …

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Dynamic Photo HDR Rewritten From Ground Up

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has really exploded in the last few years. Not only do we have powerful software on our computer to expand the range of images, there are also apps for most smartphones. There are two primary methods for creating an HDR image. You can take a …

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Beautiful Scenes From Different Parts of the Arizona Desert

The state of Arizona features a mixture of big cities like Phoenix and Tucson along with a number of small towns filled with character. Heck, there are even quite a few ghost towns and towns that claim to have ghosts. I’ve embedded a few Arizona pictures below and you’ll have …

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Zoom In Tight With Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

Most of us probably carry a digital camera with us most everywhere in the form of a smartphone. The quality of pictures and videos from smartphones continually is improving, but they are too small to contain the optics for megazoom. Manufacturers of smartphones also leave out other features to try …

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New Corel AfterShot Pro 2: Industry’s Fastest RAW Photo Manager

In the Secrets to Perfecting Your Product Shots tutorial I posted last month, I spoke very highly of using Corel AfterShot Pro as part of my workflow to get the most from digital photos. It has now been updated to v2. There is a lot more speed and it was …

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Observing Your Surroundings Leads to Better Pictures

There is definitely an art form to getting a good photography. Yes, it helps to have good equipment. I outlined some Canon and Nikon DSLRs to Consider For Your Photography a couple of months ago if you are looking to upgrade your equipment. Today I’m going to discuss a couple …

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