Adjusting Photoshop white balance like a pro

A gray card in photography refers to a flat object of neutral gray used as a reference object for exposure and color. If you...
Remove unwanted objects with Photoshop tools.

Six Photoshop tools that remove unwanted objects

I'm not a professional photographer so sometimes I don't get the most perfect image in-camera. If you are like me sometimes a little help...
A candle in a darkened room.

Foto Friday: Contrast

Contrast plays an important role in any sort of visual arts. Contrast draws the eye to a subject and creates an ambiance for an...
Lake Superior Milky Way

Processing Milky Way shots with Photoshop

As promised this article is processing Milky Way shots I took last month. I don’t profess to be a professional photographer or a professional Photoshop...
A neighborhood sign for Prospect Park

Minneapolis’ Prospect Park unique historical urban enclave

The Prospect Park neighborhood is a distinct and eclectic mix of housing and industry in the Southeast part of Minneapolis. Among the public housing...
A green field in front of the Minneapolis skyline

Foto Friday: Vibrant colors

Vibrant colors are all around us, especially outside of winter months for those of us with some distance from the equator. We've gathered a...
Astrophotography of the Milky Way from the North Shore of Lake Superior

How to capture the magnificent arms of the Milky Way

Astrophotography takes a fair amount of dedication. Being middle aged, working a full-time job and living in the city doesn’t help matters when it...
A photo of a tugboat pushing through the water

Foto Friday: Transportation

Planes, trains, and... more trains. This week's Foto Friday is transportation! A key aspect to shooting any form of transportation, whether it's cars or...
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Time lapse photography not as difficult as it seems

Although learning time lapse photography is sometimes a frustrating process, it is very rewarding and not as difficult as it appears on the surface....
Big Obsidian Flow

Explore All Of Oregon: Hiking the Newberry Caldera

I had to board my cat for a few days due to work being done on my home, so I decided to take off...
A freeway on-ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota

Eminent domain created highways, displaced black communities

St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood was a bustling and vibrant community. It was a prominent cultural hub that housed long-time Minnesota residents and newcomers from...

Will blockchain technology protect photographers?

Blockchain is a digital ledger that tracks data. It is the basis for Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies. Organizations look at this code for...
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Considering journalistic bias at #FamiliesBelongTogether march

The #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Minneapolis drew thousands into the downtown streets, while approximately 600 similar protests occurred across all 50 states to rally against immigration...
break wall light at dawn

Using focus stacking in Photoshop to sharpen images

Focusing stacking uses both the camera and post-processing software like Adobe Photoshop to create sharper images. Landscape and macro photographer employ the technique when...
Anti-Trump rally crowd

Duluth residents protest Trump rally, call for unity

The Trump protest rally for in Duluth, MN, gathered several hundred people out in the hot sun at the steps of City Hall. The...
Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest

Public land protection through landscape photography

To care about our natural spaces, people need a connection to them one way or another. The ties between public land and photography are...
Color theory. Rainbow flag. photopigs 2018.

10 examples that explain meaning of color theory

Colors create depth, mood and communicate cultural meanings in images. Light colors appear closer than darker ones. Bold and bright colors convey higher energy...
McDonald's sign with Minneapolis skyline in the background

Advertising: Commodified identity and selling gender roles

Advertisers today hold a keen sense of what their consumers want. Identity, social acceptance, love. These intangibles define our identity-- how we view ourselves...
Old Cedar Mill at Vernonia

Explore All Of Oregon: Close to home on Route 47 to Vernonia

This trip out west of Portland was the first photoshoot I did after deciding on the Exploring All Of Oregon project. I marked up...
Urban environment and street photography.. Minneapolis skyline framed between two freeways to highlight a predominant feature of the urban environment.

Urban environments provide street photography many opportunities

Street photography breaks down the complex urban environment into easily digestible snapshots of information. Lack of confidence and complicated scenes intimidate some aspiring street...