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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, 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…


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.


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. …


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…