DSLR vs Mirrorless? Which should you buy?

We all want to take great photos. Whether we are taking everyday snapshots, vacation photos, or family photos, we want them to be the best they can be. Is it our photographing skills that will help us get the result we want, or is it the camera we are using? Or...

Using the Sharpen Tool in Photoshop

Do you use the Sharpen Tool in Photoshop? Prior to CS5, this tool was likely to create artifacts when used; however, improvements in CS5 reduced this likelihood. Available in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, the Sharpen Tool can be quite useful at times,...

Saturation VS Vibrance

Color enhancement of photos can be achieved in many different ways. One of my favorite ways is by using the Vibrance / Saturation tool in Photoshop. Photoshop Elements users can experiment with several options found under the Enhance Menu:  Shadows and Highlights, and...

Editing a Photo that has a Dark Foreground

I had the pleasure of taking care of my 2 youngest grandchildren for 3 days over the holiday weekend.  Owen is 2-years-old and Ella is 11- months-old.  Their mom asked me if I would dress them in the patriotic clothing she purchased for them and take their picture on...

How to Photograph Children

Our 2 year old grandson and 11 month old granddaughter spent last weekend with us.  Their Mom asked me if I would dress them in the cute red, white, and blue clothing she bought them, and take some photos of them.  “Sure,” I replied, “No...

Strength

My husband is a “runner.”  When he came back from his run this morning, he came into my office to get me.  He wanted to show me something outside. He led me about 100 feet up our driveway and pointed out a flower that was growing right out of a crack in...

Photo Tip for the Market Place

Last week I shared an article on Photo Tips for Food Photography when Traveling. Many of you responded to that post, saying that you enjoy taking photos of your meals when you are traveling, like I do. Another thing I enjoy taking pictures of when we travel is the...