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I rocked the Path Blur on this photo for the cannons and the propeller. It is a powerful tool when used selectively.

If you want to see how I did it, here is the Free Tutorial this Friday:
http://everydayhdr.com/how-to-use-the-path-blur-in-photosh…/
Sometimes subtle blur is best. I was in Alabama for several days a few weeks ago. Every day I would pass this AC-47, the first Gunship in the Air Force inventory. It was stagnant and lonely, a once guns blazing wicked machine bred for intimidation and mayhem was now sitting all lonesome in a ...
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On the Blog today I discuss Macro Photography and Why I love it so much. It is incredible what you can see in this world when you take the time to look at the magnified mundane!
Spring is here, bring on the bugs… and flowers! I have this crazy obsession with Wide Angle HDR photography, but what you may not know is that I enjoy a bit of macro from time to time. I usually bust out ye old Macro lens when the bugs start creeping around the basement after the Winter chill.
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Perfect Suite 9.5 is releasing very soon (within the next 2 weeks or so).

I was fortunate enough to receive a beat version and took a look at the new Perfect Effects 9.5.  The Luminosity Masking is a very useful addition!

http://everydayhdr.com/perfect-effects-9-5-luminosity-masking/
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"HDR does not kill photography, photographers kill photography!"

Oh boy!  Bigger sensors, more dynamic range... what else will threaten the life of HDR photography?

I wrote about this today on EverydayHDR because it has been bugging me for a long time, I just didn't know how to put it in words.  

Basically, Tone Mapping is a form of HDR but is not the end all be all of HDR.  Many people are drinking the HDR Kool-Aid that don't even know it and this article may show you how!

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It is very much ALIVE! (Blake steps on Soap Box). I recently read an article titled “Is the Death of HDR Coming?”. Where I read it is not necessarily important to point out. I would prefer to allow the source and author to remain credible, as they are, and not be discredited by what you read ...
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Today on the blog I did a review on onOne' Perfect Effects 9.

This is one powerful plugin that can do a whole lot in one spot. Check out the review...

I'll let you in on a secret... the next HDR tutorial package uses the power of Perfect Effects 9 to create stunning HDR images! More to come on Friday!

Click here to read more:
http://everydayhdr.com/onone-perfect-effects-9-review/
About a year ago I reviewed onOne's Perfect Effects 8 after they ran a promotional giveaway for it. It quickly became an asset to my HDR endeavors and I have found myself jumping in and out of there more frequently in the last year. Not too long ago onOne released Perfect Effects 9.
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I am so close to make the full mirrorless jump I can feel it...  One slight push on my back and I am over the edge.  

Damn you +Sony !  Why do you have to make such amazing mirrorless cameras!

I say all of this because today on EverydayHDR I put the Sony a6000 up against my Canon 6D and that little guy nearly destroyed it in all categories except the sensor.  

I may be going a7 sooner than later...

http://everydayhdr.com/the-canon-6d-vs-sony-a6000/
One Epic Battle! I have owned the Canon 6D for quite sometime now and have loved it since day 1! We really are two peas in a pod at times. We share everything from our thoughts on priorities, like Aperture to Cropping in public. It really has been a match made in heaven.
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Curves Layer Dodging and Burning in under 3 minutes!!!   Free Tutorial Friday!
I have been toying with Flash Tutorials for a while. I am usually long winded, but this one is fast... lightening fast and extremely useful. I'd love to hear what you think.

http://everydayhdr.com/?p=11397
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I have recently become a Master in the Arcanum and have started building my "Cohort"...

If you read that last sentence and are lost, I understand! I once thought it was photography as a second language as well.

The Arcanum is a place where you can hone your inner artist, discover your passion, and understand your "Why"!

If you want to learn more, check out the post today on the blog!
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Every Photographer has been there... lusting for more gear...

Looking for a new camera, lens, upgrade... Ask yourself these 5 questions before any purchase and never fear buyers remorse ever again!!!
Have Gear Lust? Here's your cold shower… There comes a time in any photographer's life where they long for more. Not more photos or even better photos, that is an ongoing process, but more gear. We are in a fast moving technological age and lust for all things new can be difficult to deal with.
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Ever have a competing or boring background and not know what to do with it?

Ever want to add some mystery to it?

This tutorial will help!
Interesting Backgrounds Made Easy! One of the techniques I showed in the last webinar was how to make interesting backgrounds with Topaz Impression. During the webinar I used this in a very artistic workflow. This technique is also very effective in the following image types: ...
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Planning a Photo trip just got a whole lot easier with Google earth!  This is one awesome way to plan a predictable photo excursion and do all of the "Scouting" before you even leave the house!!!
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I purchased a lens adapter recently to use my Canon glass on the Sony a6000.  The lens adapter is about as cheap as they come, but it surely gets the job done!  

Read the Review today!

http://everydayhdr.com/?p=10678
A Look at Lens Adapters. These days there are tons of ILC and Mirrorless cameras on the market that are giving DSLRs a run for their money. DSLRs have been the Gold Standard for a very long time and there are hundreds of lenses for each major camera maker. The opposite is true for the mirrorless ...
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Upcoming Webinar and a HUGE Giveaway! | EverydayHDR
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Next week I will be teaming up once again with Topaz Labs to bring you an awesome Webinar! This one is focused on the Workflow Equation. It

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I was honored when Topaz Labs asked to interview me on their blog about the Digital Zone System. They asked several very great questions tha

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The Lee Big Stopper Stops My Heart! | EverydayHDR
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Do I need the Lee Big Stopper? That was the initial question. The expense was great, but the images are greater! Check out my story review!

Perfect Effects 8 HDR Look | EverydayHDR
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Perfect Effects 8 offers the ability to make HDR images look even better. It also boasts the ability to create stunning looking HDR images f

5 Day Deal.com | Everyday HDR
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I was scouring Facebook yesterday and saw a post from Joel Grimes about $1200 worth of Photography training for $89. I couldn't believe my e

What's New In Photomatix Pro 5.0 | Everyday HDR
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Photomatix Pro has finally been released from Beta Testing and ready for public download. Check out this video tutorial for all the latest a

BaltoHDR Awards Banquet | Everyday HDR
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I was pleased to be a judge for the recent Baltimore HDR Photography Clubs end of the year awards banquet. It was an honor as they are a tru

EverydayHDR Insider – Inside Look | Everyday HDR
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Well I have hit the 100th upload to YouTube mark! That is 100 tutorials all about we we here have come to know and love, photo post processi

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Perfect HDR Photography Weekly, by Captain Photo: Learn from the best HDR photographers in the world!

HDR Insider | Everyday HDR
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I am pleased to announce my latest HDR endeavor: HDR Insider!

Topaz ReMask Tutorial | Everyday HDR
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Masking out people can be difficult in event he most powerful programs, like Photoshop. Then along came Topaz ReMask making masking the easi

Topaz Webinar 4 Step HDR | Everyday HDR
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I will be conducting a webinar for Topaz Labs today. For the first time in EverydayHDR history I will be going over my 4 Step Creative HDR P

How To Photograph A Difficult Subject With LPN! | Everyday HDR
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You may have photographed a difficult subject before, like a pet or a screaming child, but a Zombie? That is a whole different can of worms!

HDR Concert #15: Zombie Composite! | Everyday HDR
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This will be the last Concert on EverydayHDR and it is sure to be a great one! Zombie Composites will be flooding the site this Halloween!