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Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24: Target Art

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24.        Another Sunday School Tip. Target Art 2016 Sacramento, CA Have you ever seen those photographs for sale at Target or similar stores? This week we kept it simple and tried to see if we could create an artsy image that we would be happy to hang in our home. The goal was to keep it super simple. Jack literally took four shots for this image. It probably only required two. The vision was there before...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22: Road to Nowhere

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22 Another Sunday School Tip. Road to Nowhere 2016 San Jose, CA So if you watched last week you saw that Jack got suckered in to using his cameras by the water. Water is basically his kryptonite. This week he protected himself by not bringing any cameras. What was the goal? Locate and capture one image from the sky before the quadcopter batteries run out. GOAL ACHEIVED!!!! For the record all aerial video and the final image was captured with...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20 Another Sunday School Tip. Keep Going 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!!!! You are the best!!! In this episode Jack visits a place he has never been to before. He is short on time and doesn't exactly know where he's going all the while the sun is going down. Take the trip with him over some hills until he ultimately finds an amazing location right on the...

Sunday School Episode 17

Sunday School Episode 17 Another Sunday School Tip. Unsure 2016 Pacifica, CA Traffic sucks. The beach is awesome. Travel with Jack Thatcher as he stumbles upon an amazing sunset at the Pacifica Pier in Pacifica, California. This week's Sunday School it was all about the journey and thought to capture an image. Jack takes you from his office to the beach. Then he just needed to compose the image properly and work some magic in of Lightroom. You get to see every step of the way. Come on,...

Sunday School Episode 16

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 16.           Another Sunday School Tip. Indecision 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA Where to go? What to shoot? Is the light going to be good? What if it's a bust? These are all questions that crossed my mind in the process of creating this image. Sometimes you have to just make a choice and go for it. This week's Sunday School is about making the decision then going on an adventure to find something worth shooting. Once...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 10

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 10 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera - (0 Exposure) Straight out of camera - (-1 Exposure) Straight out of camera - (+1 Exposure) Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L Focal Length: 176mm Shutter Speed: 1/13, 1/25, 1/6 Aperture: F/8 ISO: 100 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Nik Sharpener Pro photo by: Jack Thatcher While You Slept 2015 Marin Headlands, CA I said it before and I will say it again...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 9

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 9 Another Sunday School Tip. Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L Wide Angle Focal Length: 16mm Shutter Speed: 1/60 Aperture: F/11 ISO: 320 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 Nik Sharpener Pro 2 photo by: Jack Thatcher Prominent 2014 Somewhere in Ireland Ireland = Goodness. Such a beautiful country with amazing people. I really hope I can get back there soon and explore more. This image was captured while helping on a Tour with McKay Photography Academy back...

How to group photos using Quick Collections in Lightroom

[skillwrapper type="bar"] [skill title_background="#f7a53b" bar_foreground="#a1cd30" bar_background="#eeeeee" percent="35" title="Skill Level: Beginner"] [/skillwrapper] How to group photos using Quick Collections in Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom provides numerous options for grouping photos together for whatever reasons you see fit. Depending on how you have your folder structure set up, folders can in fact be one way you may consider grouping images. However, too much over use of folders is not only non effective, it can actually become quite complicated and less user friendly over time. Folders is definitely...

How to increase contrast using curves in Photoshop

How to increase contrast using curves in Photoshop. From time to time, you may look at a photo that needs just a little bit more pop or punch. This is even more true when you have your camera set to capture photos in RAW format. For this reason it is possible that adding contrast to a photograph can start you off on the right foot and get you heading in the right direction to a great looking photo. Contrast is simply...