Lets learn HDR.

HDR has really taken off. When I first started taking HDR photos, it was a minor niche and Trey Ratcliff had the best tutorial out there. Fast forward 3 years, and Trey STILL has the best tutorial, there are not more options...

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Quick photo edits using Picasa.

I’ve had the opportunity to help judge the Idaho Public Television, Outdoor Idaho photography contest since its inception. I see a lot of photographs come through that are very close to amazing, but fall short because of...

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How to: Tight macro of a Crocus.

I had a question about how I got a REALLY tight shot on a Crocus.   So, first the set up: There were two Foam Boards. The black was used as a background and the white was used to help reflect the light a bit. The white also...

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A rainbow over Boise.

Yesterday, I was running out the door, and happened to toss my camera in the car… when it was raining? What was I thinking? Well, I was thinking I should have my camera with me, just in case… and I am VERY happy I did that! As I...

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A year of pictures

This was meant to be posted on April 12th, but I wasn’t able to do it. I have now had my Canon XSi for a whole year. Thanks to this utility, I was able to get a picture count of 11,663 pictures. Considering I took 1,327 total...

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Bacon Explosion

I did it. I made my first Bacon Explosion. The Bacon Explosion is the brain child of BBQ Addicts. It has since been featured all over the internet, and elsewhere, including The New York Times. So, yes, this was VERY good. Think...

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Project 365 – Week 5

Today marks week FIVE of Project 365. I played around a bit more with mundane items. I think the baseball worked out VERY well, and I know that it is one of my fairly popular pictures on Flickr. I had other exciting news. I have...

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Amazon 1-day sale – Lightroom!

For today only, Amazon is running a GREAT DEAL on Lightroom 2.0! This is what I use as the first step of my workflow. Lightroom is GREAT for cataloging, tagging, and editing your photos. I highly recommend this as your first...

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Project 365 – Week 4

This marks week 4 of Project 365. We travelled up to Bogus basin, went to Gymnastics, took pictures of miniatures, did a couple of creative things, took a picture of the statehouse, and then phoned one in. 🙂 This is my favorite...

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