Fine Art Photography Blog

The Value of Photography Prints

With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram and 500px these days it’s safe to say that photography is primarily viewed on a computer screen or phone these days. All are great ways to discover photography that we might not have seen otherwise...

Choosing The Right Tools For The Job

If you’re like me and follow a good number of photographers on social media; it’s clear that there are many differing philosophies and techniques regarding post-processing. It’s even possible to arrive at similar results while using different techniques...

“Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

One of the most beautiful things about photography is that unlike other art mediums, it has the ability to record the world around us...

Nature First Nature Photography
The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography "Fields of Gold"

With the rapid “Instagramification” of nature photography these days, its important to be stewards for our public lands. No photo is worth damaging nature over...

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime so I came up with the idea for this blog post – Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U...

Tony Kuyper's Saturation Masks For Photoshop

Two years ago I wrote about Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for Photoshop and how they helped me to extract more detail from my image files. My image processing technique has evolved since then and it’s really transformed my ability to execute upon my original vision...

Tony Kuyper's Luminosity Masks For Photoshop
San Gabriel Mountains Landscape – Lightroom 2 Processed RAW File Saved as TIFF

After seeing so many photographers rave about Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for Photoshop over the past few years, I finally took the plunge to see if I could use them to extract more dynamic range from my images...

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Original Photo With TKActions Panel on the Right

I’ve been an avid user of Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for several years now and have written about it several times (Luminosity Masks blog post, Saturation Masks blog post) so Tony sent me his new TKActions Panel to play around with...

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