FREE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO TUTORIALS
FINDING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITIONS IN LOCAL LANDSCAPES
Not being able to travel due to the pandemic can really start to kill your creativity. Join me as I hike a local trail with no special views to find compositions and to train my eye to “see”. My hope is that it will inspire you to seek nature photography compositions in your own local landscapes. Enjoy!
HOW TO EASILY ADD TEXTURE TO WATERFALL IMAGES
In this video, I show you three simple methods you can use to add a little texture to your waterfall images using Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop 2021. Not all three are created equal, though, and I share the pros and cons of each.
HOW TO SCOUT AND PHOTOGRAPH METEOR SHOWERS
Join me as I scout a potential location for shooting the Perseids Meteor Shower, which occurs every August. I discuss essential gear, safety on the trail, and camera settings for photographing meteors. My dog, Atticus, joins the adventure :).
IMPROVE YOUR COMPOSITIONS WITH CROP GUIDE OVERLAYS
Did you know that Adobe Lightroom has a bunch of crop overlay guides that can help you decide how to crop your images? These little known guides are very helpful for figuring out where to put the crop if you want to apply different compositional techniques, such as the rule of thirds, dynamic symmetry, the golden ratio, and others.
HOW TO USE PHOTOSHOP LAYERS + LAYER MASKS TO EDIT AN IMAGE
When it comes to editing images, one of the most powerful aspects of Photoshop is using layers and layer masks. It’s also one of the more difficult concepts to learn for beginner users of Photoshop. In this video, I show you a step by step process of how to edit an image using adjustment layers and layer masks.
How to MEASURE the Hyperfocal Distance
You’ve likely heard that using the hyperfocal distance will help you maximize the depth of field of your landscape images. But when you’ve gone to use it, you’re left wondering how do I *actually measure* the hyperfocal distance anyway? In this video, I share 5 ways to measure the hyperfocal distance.
WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY: Essentials for the Trail
Many of you have enjoyed my winter photography videos, and so in this video I share all the essential items I take with me on trail – from camera gear to safety and clothing.
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: Your Questions Answered
In this video, I answer several of the questions posted to my photography tutorial videos over the last year. Enjoy!
HOW TO USE LAYERS AND LAYERS MASKS IN PHOTOSHOP
Are you frustrated or confused about how to use layers and layer masks in Adobe Photoshop? In this video, I go over the very basics of how these helpful tools work so that you can start using them to expand your creative process today.
HOW TO EDIT FALL PHOTOS FOR THE BEST COLOR
Follow along while I show you my step by step process for editing fall foliage images in Lightroom Classic.
MILKY WAY SERIES - PART 1
Learn how to plan a Milky Way photo from how to find the Milky Way to how to use Photopills as part of your planning.
MILKY WAY SERIES - PART 2
Learn how to prepare yourself and your gear for a night of Milky Way photography.
MILKY WAY SERIES - PART 3
Learn how to photograph the Milky Way, including tips on creating a timelapse sequence.
WHERE TO FOCUS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Ever get confused on where to focus in landscape photography? This video explains what you need to know to get sharp images using the hyperfocal distance. It’s one of our most popular videos!
HOW TO FOCUS STACK
Maximize depth of field and sharpness using this focus stacking technique.
10 ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ten tips to make traveling with your camera gear less stressful and more efficient.
HOW TO USE EXPOSURE COMPENSATION IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn about exposure compensation and how and when to use it in landscape photography.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FOG
Learn how to create images using fog or mist as a compositional element.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA IN BAD WEATHER
Bad weather (rain, snow, etc.) can be great for creating images, but is less great for our expensive equipment. Learn how to properly protect your gear when the weather is rough.
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OVER KLUANE NATIONAL PARK & RESERVE
Capturing aerial images can be a challenge (especially if you get motion sick, like I do…). Final images with camera settings are included at the end.