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Forget the Thirds

Photography & creativity without the rules

Reuters Says No to Raw

As reported on PetaPixel and many other locations this week, Reuters is asking it photographers to submit their images in JPEG format, generated in camera and not in RAW format. I’ve noticed this policy seemed to surprise a number of photographers and created a... read more

Improve Lightroom 6 Performance

Simple Lightroom 6 Performance Fix If you read my previous posts about Lightroom 6, you no doubt realize that I was underwhelmed by the performance improvements that were supposed to be part of the new release. I am happy to say that I found a simple way to improve,... read more

Abstract Subject Photography

Abstract Subjects in Photography When learning photography you will invariably get told to make your subject stand out. No doubt, you will be told a number of ways to accomplish this including, focus, depth of field, composition, leading lines and countless others.... read more

One Week with Lightroom CC

One Week Living with Lightroom CC   For more than a month, I was anticipating the release of Lightroom 6. I had some wishes that I covered in this post. As you can see my list was: More performance Improved tagging Integration to more cloud services Android... read more

Textures & Wildlife Images

Adding Feeling & Depth with Textures I’m always looking for new ways to add unique characteristics to images. One of my favorite wildlife subjects is the Black-Crowned Night Heron. I find they have an oddly expressive face and are often posing in unique... read more