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Mastering the Art of “Less is More”

Mastering the Art of “Less is More”

Creative Use of Negative Space for Impactful Photo The area of a photograph that is not taken up by the subject(s) is known as negative space. It can also be called "empty space" or "white space," and it has a big influence on the balance of the image. Negative space...

Create Depth

Create Depth

Create Depth - For More Engaging Images Photography is a two-dimensional medium desperately trying to represent a three-dimensional world.  Without some help from us, it often fails. We view the world with two eyes rather than one, so a sense of three dimensional...

Ask Better Questions

Ask Better Questions

Ask better questions. This post is adapted from material in my Free eBook, “Twelve Ways to Improve Your Photography, without spending a cent”, available on my website (pacificLIGHT.ca), or by clicking here “Would you use an 85mm lens or something else, for this?”...

Content-Aware Remove Tool in Adobe Lightroom

Content-Aware Remove Tool in Adobe Lightroom

Starting with the October 2022 release of Lightroom Classic (version 12.0), Adobe added some exciting new tools making image editing easier and faster. One of these new tools is Content-Aware Remove tool in the Healing panel, lets you remove unwanted spots and objects...

The Power of Triadic Colour

The Power of Triadic Colour

Unless you’re a dedicated B&W photographer, colour represents a powerful part of any image you create.  Colour evokes emotional responses in our viewers.  Blue, the colour of the sky and sea can invoke feelings of calm and tranquility, yellow and orange: vitality...

The power of intersecting masks in Adobe Lightroom

The power of intersecting masks in Adobe Lightroom

Masking in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC used to be very basic and rudimental. However, with the latest updates with some Artificial Intelligence, the masking tool in Lightroom becomes a lot more powerful and easy to use. Here is an example: This is one of my images I...

The Power of Mood

The Power of Mood

Our best images are much more than simply good composition in good light. Our best images are successful because they evoke an emotional response in our viewers; transporting them back to a place and time, allowing them to experience a moment in the same way we did as...

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