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Review – Lightroom Presets for portrait retouching by Sleeklens

Strike a Pose Workflow Review “Lightroom Preset Collection for Portraits”   Today I’ll be reviewing a new product from Sleeklens.com, a collection of Lightroom development presets and brushes they are calling “Strike a Pose Workflow“.  These tools are specific to editing and enhancing your portrait photography images. They help to expedite your workflow and provide…

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II – documentation of menus and options

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark ii is a real beast to understand. I have created a detailed item by item breakdown of this camera’s very complex menu system. Find a quick and easy explanation of camera options, tips and recommended settings. If you have purchased this camera recently (or still find it confusing) this menu documentation will save you a great deal of headache and allow you to start using your camera more efficiently.

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Finally! You can post to Instagram from your desktop computer

“Hey Gene, what’s your Instagram address?”  “Sorry, my friend but I don’t post on Instagram.”  “What? But you are a photographer right?” Do you have that conversation?  Maybe not, seems like everyone and their brother is on Instagram and has been for a while.  But much to the dismay of many, I have not been. …

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Butterfly Pavilion Macro Workshop

Hey folks!  So last night was the Macro Photography Workshop I hosted at the Butterfly Pavilion here in the Denver area (Westminster).  This place has an amazing conservatory area rich with tropical rain-forest plants, trees, flowers and of course… butterflies!  Lots and lots of butterflies (1,500 says the website).  Additionally there are some nice aquatic…

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