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Being a photographer comes with a lot of responsibility. Specifically when it comes to release and use of images of our clients. It will be less troublesome to ensure your legal rights and understanding if you find and use the proper contract so take the time. …


In these two chapters, we learn about the most essential editing tools in Lightroom. From previews to tonal curves to understanding the difference between hue, saturation, and luminance value. It also explains the differences between tools that are similar yet serve a different editing purpose. …


The process matters just as much as the final product.

If there is anything I have learned about photography it is that light is my best friend. In the world. Irreplaceable. Except for by alternative forms of light of course. Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sit right next to lighting. A camera is so much more than a machine that…


In Plato’s Cave, discusses how photography is a way to explore the world without doing anything too dangerous. We are able to edit images of the world, distorting for a statement or retouching for aesthetics. Photographs allow us to see the world as we want to, without having to do…


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The lighting of an image is everything. Literally. If there were no light, there would be no image. Or at least the only image there would be is darkness. No subject, no movement, no change in colors, no contrast, no brightness. Nothing. …


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The Lightroom platform provided by Adobe, allows people to create an even better image than what their camera created. In the first three chapters, it becomes clear that though it will take practice, the platform is simple once you understand. Along with that understanding, it is easy to use on…


Histogram: used to understand the different tones of an image (blacks, shadows, midtones, highlights, and whites). Typically in the shape of a bell when “correct” exposure is achieved.

Exposure Compensation: being able to change the exposure of an image without using the camera’s preset settings before taking an image.

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The composition of photography is what makes up an image. There is an umbrella of terms that is important to creating the “perfect” image. It proves to be both easy and difficult when composing said image.

Some of the basic components of composition are:

  • Golden Mean / Rule of Thirds…

Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO: the photography triangle. If one is changed, the others will change too; it can be the difference between a good image, and a bad one. It controls how light or dark the image is, the clarity, the grain, and much more. In its simplest form…

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