The “Halo” Effect – Bad HDR

This is something that really bugs me, especially when I see people sharing work that is guilty of this terrible photography mistake. I am all for people using photography the way they want, but there is a point that it’s so unrealistic that it shouldn’t...

Lowepro Photo Hatchback AW 22L Review

After getting the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L for Christmas, I took it on a couple of hiking trips and decided to write up a review. I use the pack for day hiking since I can carry most of the camera gear I need along with any other little things I may want on the...

Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Whether you’re a complete beginner or just looking for a few things to help you take better landscape images, you should find something useful here. Many items in the menus of today’s newer cameras become unnecessary when you should in RAW. While these...

Circular Polarizer Filter

The circular polarizer is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can own for outdoor photography. As important as polarized sunglasses are for fishing, a polarizer is not something to leave at home. Not only does it cut glare  on water and other highly...

Landscape Edit in Aperture 3 – Clingman’s Dome

For this week’s behind the scenes, I’m posting a video of how I go through the process of editing an image in RAW format straight out of the camera. You’ll notice there’s not a lot of work that goes in to, just simple darkroom techniques like...