Lightroom Tips & Tricks: Adjusting Tones Using the Histogram

How to: Histograms for Underwater Photographs

Looking for some time saving shortcuts? How about a way to make fine adjustments easily?

Here is a new article of mine published on the Underwater Photography Guide where I share a few techniques that I use to make adjustments to the tone curve and exposure of my images when using Adobe's Lightroom...by using the Histogram.

Several new articles and product reviews are in the pipeline. Hope you enjoy!

Divers hang at the crest of the reef. 20m depth on one side....1000m to the other. West Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands.

Divers hang at the crest of the reef. 20m depth on one side....1000m to the other. West Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands.

145 Photos....

So honored! The amazing Underwater Macro Photographers just released their 2016 5th Anniversary Yearbook. It contains 145 images from 145 photographers, and I am honored to have one of my images among that list.

The collection contains some amazing images, and it's such an honor to have been included.

Thank you to the Underwater Macro Photographer team for running such as great site!

 

 

Have a look here:

www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/5thAnniversary.pdf
www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/5thAnniversary.zip
www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/5thAnniversary_iPad.pdf

SoCal Shootout 2016

I'm excited to announce that two of my images were selected as winners of the 2016 SoCal Shootout, sponsored by Bluewater Photo. This great event takes place each year in early to mid-September, where underwater photographers create images over a three day period in the Southern California region of the Pacific ocean.

In addition to being limited to only a few days of shooting, the challenge comes in that we have to work with what nature gives us.

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When the Water is Green...Shoot the Small Stuff

When the Water is Green...Shoot the Small Stuff

What to do when the visibility is less than ideal for shooting underwater? Shoot Macro of course!

On the recent Bluewater Photo 3-Day Channel Islands workshop, we were greeted with less than ideal conditions. The sun was shining bright, but the winds were howling, the water was green and visibility in some spots were only in the 10-12 foot range. Not great for shooting wide-angle images in the healthy kelp forests of the Channel Islands.

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