Blog Archive

Hiking in Kodachrome Basin (Utah)
I took the featured photo in Kodachrome State Park while hiking one evening along the Grand Parade Trail. The weather[...]
Early November in Montreal (Canada)
It was the first week of November and suddenly I had a realization that I still was not able to[...]
Grayscale vs Black and White vs Monochrome: the Difference Explained
If you are starting to take black and white images or are just looking at it as the next step[...]
Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer’s Cheat Sheet
When we discuss the Shutter Speed and its place in photography the principal thing that rings a bell is its[...]
Demystifying Lightroom Profiles – In-Depth Guide (Free Profiles)
In 2018, Adobe released a series of major updates to its RAW editors: Lightroom, Lightroom CC, and Photoshop ACR. The[...]
Autumn Sunset Colors (Montreal)
I consider autumn to be the best season here in Montreal. Let me explain. The winters in Quebec are too[...]
RAW vs JPEG – The Ultimate Guide
Which is better—RAW or JPEG? I thought the decades-old debate between shooting RAW or JPEG had already been settled. That[...]
Top Photography Spots in Brecon Beacons National Park
In my opinion, the Brecon Beacons is the most underrated national park in Britain. It’s easy to find yourself up[...]
Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO
How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the[...]
Lower South Desert Outlook (Utah)
Last week, I returned from an exciting photography trip that was dedicated to exploring Utah’s backcountry. I spent 10 days[...]
Top 10 Fall Photography Tips for Better Foliage Photos
The fall season is, by far, the most rewarding time of year for any landscape photographer. Nature’s transformation rewards us[...]
Chimney Rock in Kodachrome (Utah)
The Kodachrome is a relatively small state park. You could probably cover all its trails and visit it from corner[...]
Monument Valley Layered View (Arizona)
Monument Valley is one of the most spectacular locations I have visited in my entire life. It is both breathtaking[...]
San Francisco Panorama from Twin Peaks
The view from Twin Peaks hill is one of my favorites in San Francisco. From the top, you can observe part[...]
How to Know What Aperture to Use
Every starting photographer knows that the aperture of the lens controls the amount of light that enters the camera. The[...]
Why Are My Pictures Blurry or a Beginner’s Guide to Taking Sharp Photos
Once again, the “Why are my pictures blurry?” article was triggered by feedback from the readers of my blog. I[...]
Hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls (Utah)
The featured photo is from my latest trip to the Southwest where I had the chance to explore more remote[...]
Types of Lenses Used in Photography – In Depth Guide
When we think about image quality in photography there are generally two things to consider - the camera body and[...]
Symmetry and Reflections (Montreal)
My exercise routine is simple. I go to the gym early in the morning and, in the evening, I go[...]
Aperture In Photography Fundamentals
If you are new to photography, it is likely that you have come across terms like aperture, shutter speed, f-stop,[...]
Best Universal Camera Quick Release Plate – Under $12
Since I switched camera systems from Sony to Fujifilm, I noticed a change in how I take photos. I use[...]
How to Take a Photograph with a Blurred Background
People who are just starting in photography often ask me how they can blur the background in their photos. Many[...]
Understanding F-Stop In Photography
Beginner photographers are often confused by the term “f-stop”. They know it is somehow related to the concept of aperture[...]
Mastering Depth of Field in Photography
It is a common misconception that professional photographers shoot only in manual mode, that is selecting the three most important[...]
Black and White Photography Fundamentals
Introduction to Black and White Photography Black and white photography used to be a matter of choice long before the[...]
Kodachrome Sunset Colors (Utah)
The featured photo is from the place I did not know existed at the time I was planning my latest[...]
Understanding Light in Photography
What is the single most important thing you need to take a photograph? I guess “camera” was the first thing[...]
Burned Tree at the Bryce Canyon (Utah)
The featured photo fully reflects my latest photography trip to the Southwest I completed last week. I spent two weeks[...]
Urban Goose (Montreal)
I live not far from a beautiful park located on the bench of Saint Lawrence River. I visit the park[...]
Monument Valley Open View (Arizona)
Today's photo features the iconic view of the Monument Valey I witnessed right after entering the Navajo tribal park. I[...]
Hopewell Rocks Low Tide Wall (Canada)
When I entered the Hopewell Rock coastal park in the morning, the tide was still at its highest level for[...]
Navajo Loop Trail (Utah)
The day I visited the Bryce Canyon National park I had two goals in mind. First, to hike down to[...]
18 Actionable Tips for Creating Stunning Sunset Photos
When you read or hear the expression, “Photography is all about light,” you clearly understand the definition of each word;[...]
Chesapeake Bay’s Concrete Ships (Virginia)
The featured photo is from the location I discovered last year during my driving trip along the eastern coast of[...]
Top 8 Spring Landscape Photography Tips
Every season of the year presents its own challenges and opportunities. As photographers, we need to recognize and adapt. The[...]
Colorful Beach Reflections (Cuba)
After visiting Cuba for many years, I have my favorite time to visit the island, and I also have my[...]
Niagara Falls – Misty Sunrise (Canada)
This is one of my older photos I took when I was still shooting with Canon. I stumbled upon it[...]
What’s In My Camera Bag – My Travel Photography Gear
It’s been over three years since I published the list of my photography gear. What I recently realized is that[...]
Canyon de Chelly – Sliding House Overlook (Arizona)
The Canyon de Chelly is the lesser know National Monument in eastern Arizona, not far from New Mexico border. It[...]
How to Add a Vignette in Photoshop and Lightroom in 30 Seconds or Less
What is Vignetting? In optics and photography, vignetting is the difference in brightness between the center and the edges of[...]
Green Waters of the Colorado River (Arizona)
After visiting the Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks Park, the Monument Valley, and the Horseshoe Bend, it was time to[...]
Exploring Arizona an Utah – Square Butte (Arizona)
It was an eventful day during my driving trip through Arizona and Utah. I woke up early in the morning[...]
John Ford’s Point (Arizona)
The John Ford's Point, without doubt, is the most iconic and recognizable spot in the Monument Valley. At the same[...]
How to Straighten a Photo in Lightroom – 3 Step Approach
It’s rare when we take a photograph the geometry of the shot doesn’t require any corrections or tweaking. In fact,[...]
Morning in the Valley of the Gods (Utah)
The Valley of the Gods is often called mini Monument Valley. But I find it to be a much friendlier[...]
Frozen Sunset (Montreal)
The featured photo is a part of the testing strategy I put in place when I considering switching from Sony[...]
Switching from Sony to Fujifilm. Not What I Expected At All
It’s been almost two months since I started shooting with my new Fujifilm camera system. At this point, I am[...]
Hopewell Rocks Arch (New Brunswick)
The featured photo is from my latest driving trip to Atlantic Canada. I took it in one of my favorite[...]
How to Move Lightroom to a New Computer – A Step by Step Guide
Moving a Lightroom Catalog to a new computer might sound like a scary proposition to many photographers. But, since we[...]
Big Sur – Rocky Creek Bridge (California)
The specifics of the Big Sur coastal drive is you drive along the coast and see something interesting so you[...]
How to Zoom In Lightroom With Purpose and Style
How to zoom is the last thing we worry about when we start using Lightroom. We treat it as a[...]
Lees Ferry – Ready for Departure (Arizona)
The Lees Ferry is a unique and historic site in Arizona, near Utah’s border. This is the only place in[...]
How to Photograph and Edit Snowy Scenes
The winter season offers landscape and travel photographers unique opportunities that cannot be replicated. Here, in Montreal, we are having[...]
First Snow (Montreal)
It is rare when the first snow of winter stays around for a long time. Typically, it melts right away[...]
Frozen Montreal
We are having a strange year in regard to the weather here in Montreal. After an uninspiring summer, we had[...]
Introduction to Lightroom Rapid Editing System
How the change in my photo editing workflow made me a better photographer Do you know what two factors are[...]
The End of the Season of Colors (Montreal)
This is the last photo of my Fall Colors series where I feature the transformation in nature over three months[...]
Patagonia – Wilderness & Beauty. Places to See and Photograph.
Patagonia is one of those holy places for landscape and wildlife photographers. Undoubtedly, it’s on everybody's bucket list of photography[...]
Colorful and Windy Sunset (Montreal)
I keep going back to my Fall Colors series where I feature vivid images from autumn. It was a chilly[...]
Burning Tree (Montreal)
The featured photo stars the most famous and distinctive tree in the Rene Levesque park in Montreal. Every fall it[...]
How to Get the Most Out of Travel Photography
Photography is the art of telling a powerful story, and if you are lucky enough to be a travel photographer,[...]
Hacking Lightroom CC – Editing Photos Locally Without Using Cloud
If you remember my article, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Adobe,” where I tried to make sense[...]
Framing the Autumn (Montreal)
The featured photo illustrates perfectly the reason the fall is by far my favorite time of the year for landscape[...]
Lightroom Range Mask – Advanced Luminosity and Color Masking in Lightroom
When Adobe dropped a bombshell by killing a stand-alone Lightroom 6, renaming Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic and releasing a[...]
Autumn Sky on Fire (Montreal)
It was completely unexpected and unplanned photo. I spent two hours in the park hunting for a good light. But,[...]
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Adobe
Last week, Adobe made a big announcement that directly affected a wide range of photographers—from professionals to passionate hobbyists—who use[...]
Autumn Sunset at St Lawrence River (Montreal)
I was planning this shot for a couple of days. I used my favorite app Exsate Golden Hour to pinpoint[...]
Perfect Fall Reflections (Montreal)
Even though Montreal does not have nicknames "windy city" or "windypeg" it is pretty much always breezy here. Since Montreal[...]
Backup Strategy for Travel Photographers
The photography industry is moving forward at an astonishing speed. Technology constantly changes the way we take, edit, share and[...]
Ducks in Saint Lawrence River
My original plan was to start publishing new "fall foliage" photos in the middle of September. This is when normally[...]
Late Morning at Ragged Point in Big Sur (California)
The Ragged Point is a spectacular overlook along the California State Route 1 in the vicinity of the Big Sur area. When you drive[...]
Rainbow Afternoon Series (Montreal)
Last week I went to a local park without expecting much. The weather was decent, but I did not notice[...]
12 Best Landscape Photographers Today
Today, we are delighted to bring you a unique experience and introduce you to the 12 best landscape photographers working[...]
The Death Valley’s Dantes View (California)
The Dantes View was the first stop in the Death Valley National Park during my drive from Las Vegas to[...]
Pecho Valley Road (California)
Pecho Valley Road is a beautiful and short drive from Montaña de Oro State Park to Morro Bay.Although it is[...]
Review: The Art of Photography by Jimmy McIntyre
If you’ve been following PhotoTraces.com, you know that Lightroom is a central piece of my digital photography workflow. I use[...]
North Head Lighthouse (New Brunswick)
I know that a lighthouse can improve any landscape or seascape composition. It serves as a strong symbol of guidance,[...]
WD My Passport Wireless Pro Review
After purchasing and integrating the WD My Passport Wireless drive into my travel photography workflow last year, I’ve noticed a[...]
How to Use Documentary Photography to Enrich Your Travels
Documentary photography can be a very vague and broad genre of photography and can easily overlap with a variety of[...]
Storm at Saint Lawrence River(Montreal)
It was an overcast, quiet summer evening when I went to the Saint Lawrence River to test my new travel[...]
Mobile Editing Workflow for Travel Photography
My desktop computer is the central piece of my travel photography editing workflow. This is where I keep a master[...]
Cook’s Meadow View (California)
Yosemite National Park is one of the most distinctive and unique locations for travel photography. The only problem, however, is[...]
Atlantic Canada Horizon (New Brunswick)
I took the featured photo while hiking along the rocky coast of Grand Manan Island. This island is in the[...]
Virtual Photo Scouting – How to Plan and Scout a Photography Trip
Don’t you hate it when, after spending hours driving and hiking to an amazing spot, you realize that you missed[...]
How Much Should I Spend on My First Camera?
This is, by far, the most common question I find myself answering again and again when I’m teaching photography.It sounds[...]
21 World Famous Photographers and Their Photos
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.Robert Capa |  |  | It is more important to click with people than to[...]
Famous Street Photographers You Should Know
Let's talk about Street Photography! There’s been a lot of images posted on the internet over the years that have[...]
Top 21 Beach Photography Tips
Don’t you hate it when you visit a beautiful beach filled with captivating colors but fail miserably when you try[...]
Book Review: Mastering Composition by Andrew S. Gibson
What makes photography unique is that it has two components that are very different and, sometimes, even contradict each other.[...]
How to Add Depth to Your Landscape Photos
Today’s article is by contributing author, photographer and educator Andrew Gibson from the UK. I previously featured Andrew on PhotoTraces[...]
Switching Gear: From Canon to Fujifilm
My photography went through a significant change just over two years ago. After shooting for over a decade with Canon,[...]
San Gregorio State Beach View (California)
San Gregorio Beach is located half way between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, along the famous California State Route 1.[...]
(#28) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Today, I am featuring the 28th Cooking RAWs case study. For those new to the series, Cooking RAWs is where[...]
Lightroom Organization in 3 Simple Steps
“Lightroom Organization in 3 Simple Steps” is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest[...]
Low Light Photography Tips
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of light in photography. Regardless of whether you treat photography as a hobby[...]
Burning Sky at Saint Lawrence River (Montreal)
That was one of those days when you do not expect to end up with any decent photos but, as[...]
Street Photography Tips for Travel and Beyond
Many of the guidelines for one style photography can also be useful for lots of different photography styles and forms.Street[...]
(#27) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Today, I am featuring the 27th Cooking RAWs case study. For those new to the series, Cooking RAWs is where[...]
Pfeiffer Beach – View from the Top (California)
Pfeiffer Beach is one of the iconic locations in North California. It always attracts photographers from around the world. Anytime[...]
(#26) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Today, I am featuring the 26th Cooking RAWs case study. For those new to the series, Cooking RAWs is where[...]
8 Portrait Photography Tips for Beginners Who Travel
“8 Portrait Photography Tips for Beginners Who Travel” is part of my Photography Tips series on PhotoTraces. You can find[...]
15 Famous Female Photographers and Their Photos
For me the subject of a picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated. Diane Arbus Photography[...]
(#25) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Today, I am featuring a new Cooking RAWs case study. For those new to the series, Cooking RAWs is where[...]
Grand Manan Island Sunset Reflections (Canada)
I love Grand Manan Island for its unique location and beauty. Even in such a beautiful location, however, facing an[...]
Big Sur in Green Colors (California)
Big Sur is one of the most popular locations. It is positioned at the very beginning of the coastal drive[...]
Goosenecks State Park (Utah)
When I was organizing my third trip to the Southwest, I was extremely thorough. I planned nearly all the sunrises,[...]
(#24) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Today, I am featuring a new Cooking RAWs case study. The Cooking RAWs series is where I ask people to[...]
Sunrise Hike at Hanauma Bay (Hawaii)
It was an exhausting 13-hour flight from Montreal to Honolulu with a connection in New York, but I did not[...]
HDR Lightroom Workflow
“HDR Lightroom Workflow” is part of the HDR Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the articles[...]
(#23) Cooking RAWs – Case Study Edition
The Cooking RAWs series is my attempt to help photographers following my blog to learn how to edit their photos[...]
Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon (Utah)
After visiting Bryce Canyon on a couple occasions, I still hadn’t fulfilled my dream of hiking down to the bottom[...]
CreativeLive: Free High Quality Photo Education
The online education market has exploded in recent years. You can learn pretty much anything online now and even earn[...]
How to Get Perfect Exposure With Every Shot You Take
If we remove an artistic aspect of photography from the equation, photography is simply a process of capturing light.The exposure[...]
Big Sur Coastal Drive – Photo Location Guide
The Big Sur Coastal Drive in California is one of the most spectacular drive in the whole world. While I[...]
10 Top Black and White Photography Tips
This is our Top 10 Black and White Photography Tips to help you producing impactful and meaningful black and white photographs.Back[...]
Aviation Photography – Panning Technique for Action Shots
I have been taking photographs of aircraft for more than 50 years, during which time the quality of cameras lenses[...]
15 Black & White Photographers to Follow on Instagram
Today, there is no question that Instagram can be an outstanding source of inspiration. In this article, we continue our[...]
Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet
"Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials[...]
Photographer Profile: Andrew S. Gibson
Today I welcome a very special guest, a photographer, and educator from the United Kingdom, Andrew S. Gibson. I was[...]
15 Urban Photographers to Follow on Instagram
Compressing a scene into such a limited square ratio like that of Instagram and still get amazing aesthetics is something[...]
Top Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts
Using Lightroom keyboard shortcuts allows us to speed up our photo editing workflow. Not only do the shortcuts save us[...]
15 Famous Contemporary Photographers and Their Photos
My desire is to preserve the sense of people’s lives, to endow them with the strength and beauty I see in[...]
10 Second Lightroom Skin Tone Fix
"10 Second Lightroom Skin Tone Fix" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest[...]
Lightroom Portrait Editing in 10 Minutes or Less
Retouching portraits is an important subdivision of photo editing. Typically a complex and time-consuming process, it requires an intimate knowledge[...]
Your Guide to Fine Art Photography
"Your Guide to Fine Art Photography" is part of the Creative Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest[...]
My 5 Favorite Tips to Navigate Lightroom Like a Boss
“My 5 Favorite Tips to Navigate Lightroom Like a Boss” is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You[...]
8 Famous Abstract Photographers and Their Photos
Architecture and landscapes are great for traveling photographers because, as travelers, we are mesmerized by the places that locals often[...]
5 Second Lightroom Editing for Landscapes
When I edit landscapes, I always follow a specific structure in my processing workflow.I always start by evaluating the exposure.[...]
How to Manage and Merge Lightroom Catalogs for Travel Photographers
In today's Lightroom tutorial I want to show you how merge Lightroom catalogs functionality helps me to mange multiple catalogs[...]
6 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Performance
"6 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Performance" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the[...]
Your Complete Guide to Candid Photography
What is Candid Photography? While many consider it a synonym for Street Photography, I believe that Candid Photography goes even[...]
Automating Photo Organization in Lightroom
Today, I want to share a feature in Lightroom that saves me an enormous amount of time but is often[...]
Fall Reflections in St Lawrence River (Montreal)
I keep posting "fall colors" photos I took this year. It was a perfect day for photographing the water reflections.[...]
Lightroom Spot Removal Tool When Editing Landscapes
"Lightroom Spot Removal Tool" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the[...]
How to Use Filter Brush in Lightroom When Editing Landscapes
"How to Use Filter Brush in Lightroom" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the[...]
Convict Lake in Eastern Sierra (California)
The Convict Lake is the small lake located in the heart of Sierra Nevada mountains at an elevation of 2500[...]
Lightroom Tutorial: Lightroom Histogram As Interactive Editing Tool
"Lightroom Histogram As Interactive Editing Tool" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest[...]
Balanced Rock at Lees Ferry (Arizona)
I took the featured photo during my latest driving trip to the Southwest. The balanced rocks area is located in[...]
12 World Famous Photos and Stories Behind Them
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It[...]
Sunset at Valley of the Gods (Utah)
It was my first visit to the Valley of the Gods in Utah. That day I woke up around sunrise in[...]
The Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick) – the Lost World No More
The Grand Manan Island  (New Brunswick) – the Lost World No More
Pelican Point at Point Lobos (California)
Another photo from Point Lobos State Reserve in California which is located a short distance from Monterey and Carmel. The[...]
Photographing the National Mall in Washington, DC After Dusk
The National Mall in Washington, DC is home to many museums, a few iconic monuments, some gardens, and the U.S.[...]
Famous Modern Photographers and Their Photos
"Famous Modern Photographers and Their Photos" is part of the Creative Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest[...]
What to Shoot in Newfoundland if You Have Plenty of Time
Newfoundland is big. “The Rock” is two Nova Scotias. It’s one and a half New Brunswicks. It’s one and a[...]
Lightroom Rapid Editing Plus – the Evolution
As you probably know, I have a background in graphic design and, for many years, Photoshop was the main tool[...]
Playing in the Sand at Antelope Canyons (Arizona)
I am excited to be contributing to Viktor’s Blog.  It is especially fun to see that we just completed a[...]
Choosing the Best Camera for Landscape Photography
As you have probably noticed, landscapes are the most important part of my travel photography. They represent approximately 70% of[...]
Point Sur Lightstation Front View (California)
Point Sur Lightstation one of those landmarks that became famous all over the world. It is located in one of[...]
Famous Landscape Photographers and Their Photos
“Famous Landscape Photographers and Their Photos” is part of the Creative Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of[...]
The Partnership between PhotoTraces and Mediterranean Photo Tours
I am happy to announce the official partnership between PhotoTraces and Mediterranean Photo Tours. Mediterranean Photo Tours is adopting the[...]
Burning Man and Creating Photo Series
This article is the second installment of my case study dedicated to Burning Man and Lightroom Rapid Editing. If you[...]
Long Exposure and Lightroom Editing
Forillon National Park is one of my favorite landscape photography destinations in Canada. I featured it on many occasions on this[...]
Angels Landing Hiking Trail (Utah)
The Angels Landing is the most spectacular and most popular hiking trail in Zion National Park. But before deciding if[...]
Learning Composition in Photography – Practical Guide
What is composition in photography? This question is often taken for granted by many newbie and amateur photographers because the[...]
Types of Cameras to Consider when Choosing your First Camera
I do not have many articles and reviews on my blog dedicated to photography equipment. I prefer to concentrate my[...]
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park (Utah)
The city of Kanab is the strategic location when visiting the Southwest. It is positioned in the driving distance from[...]
Rock on the Side of the Road (Monument Valley)
The Monument Valley is not part of the National Park System. It is a part of Navajo Tribal Park and as the[...]
Famous Portrait Photographers and Their Photos
“Famous Portrait Photographers and Their Photos” is part of the Creative Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of[...]
Back Button Focus: Why and How You Should Be Using It
It would be fair to say that we have all become so used to the half-press shutter to achieve autofocus[...]
Morro Bay Dunes at Sunset (California)
I keep working on developing my new Lightroom Collection: Black & White Presets for Landscapes. And I keep experimenting with[...]
Best Hong Kong Photography Spots
I have never been to Hong Kong but it has always fascinated me as a potential photography destination. It is[...]
ISO in Photography Explained
Upon purchasing a DSLR for the first time, most people are confused by the array of buttons, dials and settings[...]
Lake June Reflections (California)
I took the featured photo in the heart of Eastern Sierra mountains. It was the end of a two-week long driving trip[...]
Low Tide at White Head Harbour (New Brunswick)
I just returned from a week long trip to Atlantic Coast.  I spend the entire time on Grand Manan island which[...]
How to Create a Solid and Free Photography Portfolio
A photography portfolio is a constantly evolving summit that is nurtured by your absolute best work captured over time. Building[...]
Learning Aperture With F-Stop Chart
In photography, the aperture is arguably the most important parameter of the camera.The aperture is the opening in the camera[...]
How to Start With Black and White Photography
The best way to begin with black and white photography is to understand the importance of what it means to[...]
Photo Location Guide: Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Horseshoe Bend is one of those must-see locations that eluded me for a couple of years. A few years ago[...]
Advanced Editing of Black & White Photo in Lightroom
Today I want to share with you advanced Lightroom tutorial. When converting color photos to black & white it requires,[...]
Wood Islands Lighthouse (Prince Edward Island)
After visiting Prince Edward Island for so many years, it was my first time I stopped at Wood Islands. Before the Confederation[...]
Hiking In Zion National Park (Utah)
I love Zion National Park for its uniqueness and unprecedented beauty. But because of its proximity to Las Vegas, it is[...]
Aperture Priority in Photography
If you followed my blog for a while you know that I am open about my shooting and editing techniques. I[...]
How to Be a Good Photographer
Becoming a photographer is something that can happen in a short amount of time. But becoming good at it, often[...]
Auto Exposure Bracketing – the Practical Guide
What is bracketing in photography? Why do I need it? How do I bracket photos? These are the most common[...]
Photographing Your Own Backyard: Intimate Traveling and Meaningful Storytelling
“The grass is always greener on the other side.” This is folk wisdom at its purest. Being deeply relevant to[...]
(#22) Cooking RAWs – Reviving The Rejects
The Reviving the Rejects is the part of my Cooking RAWs series. Originally, I asked people to send me their photos[...]
Ansel Adams House, Commercial Work, Teaching & Cameras
Ansel Adams is by far my most favorite photographer. And I was really excited when I came across the interview with[...]
(#21) Cooking RAWs – Reviving The Rejects
The Reviving the Rejects is the part of my Cooking RAWs series. Originally, I asked people to send me their photos[...]
View from John Ford Point in Monument Valley (Arizona)
This is was my first visit to Monument Valley and it became a very memorable one. The main reason for that[...]
Case Study: How to Create Photography Series
It was a spontaneous and unplanned photo shoot. I was in Old Montreal meeting my old colleagues from Multimedia City.[...]
Review: Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens for Sony APS-C E Mount
I switched from a Canon DSLR to a Sony Mirrorless 18 months ago. And for 18 months I've been waiting[...]
Two Whales In The Ocean (Hawaii)
The Makapu'u Point on Oahu Island of Hawaii is the popular tourist destination. Because it is located not far from[...]
Ground Zero Sunset Reflections (New York)
Once again I went trough my Lightroom archives and selected the photo I took a long time ago. I was[...]
Review: Sony Mirrorless A6000 vs A6300 Comparison
18 months ago I sold all my Canon equipment and bought mirrorless Sony A6000. I loved A6000 for its compact[...]
(#20) Cooking RAWs – Reviving The Rejects
The Reviving the Rejects is the part of my Cooking RAWs series. Originally, I asked people to send me their photos[...]
Fallen Tree At Merced River (Yosemite)
The very fist time I visited Yosemite National Park a few years back it was middle of May. Even though[...]
(#19) Cooking RAWs – Reviving The Rejects
When I started the Cooking RAWs series on my blog 6 months ago, I did not expect much. My intention[...]
Foggy San Francisco Bay (California)
Natural Looking HDR in Lightroom in Minutes After visiting San Francisco Bay Area for years I realized that trying to[...]
Case Study: Simplified Editing Workflow for HDR Photography
Today I would like to demonstrate how my HDR Photography workflow looks from start to finish. Over the years, my[...]
(#18) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Head to Head: Sony a6300 vs Canon 80D
When I switched from DSLR to Mirrorless system I was shooting with Canon 60D. Now, after shooting with Sony a6000[...]
Valley of the Gods Road (Utah)
I just returned from a 2-week long driving trip to the Southwest. I started the trip in Phoenix and after driving[...]
How and When to Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (CPL)
As a photographer who prefers a simplified and sometimes a minimalistic approach to photography, I stopped using photo filters a long[...]
(#17) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Review: Sigma 30mm F1.4 E Mount Prime Lens
I just returned from a week long trip to Northern California where I had an opportunity to drive once again[...]
(#16) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Big Sur Magnificent View (California)
I just returned from the one week long trip to California. It was not a very well-planned, last minute trip.[...]
Hiking in the Magic Forest of Point Lobos (California)
I am very excited that in only 48hours I will have another chance to visit and photograph Point Lobos. I[...]
(#15) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Case Study: Reason for Using Dedicated HDR Programs
The topic for this blog post was born when I decided to audit the contents of my blog. I launched[...]
Greyhound Rock Trail (California)
This is another beautiful spot along California State Route 1. Just a few miles after Santa Cruz, while driving towards[...]
(#14) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Green Road to the Mountains (California)
At the end of January 2015, after visiting Hawaii, I flew to California to complete my first photo trip of[...]
(#13) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
How to Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6
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(#12) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Driving Through Kolob Terrace (Utah)
That was the day of my driving trip through the Southwest when all my plans went down the drain. I[...]
(#11) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
The Death of the Consumer Camera and the State of Photo Industry
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Campground on Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick)
This is probably the most spectacular campground I had the chance to visit. The first time I encountered it probably 10[...]
(#10) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Southwest Head on Foggy Morning (New Brunswick)
It is becoming a tradition for me to visit Southwest Head the first thing after arriving at Grand Manan Island. Normally, at[...]
(#9) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Driving Along the South Shore of O’ahu (Hawaii)
The South Shore coastal drive is probably the most scenic drive on Oahu island of Hawaii. The main reason for[...]
(#8) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Early Morning in Big Sur (California)
In the past few years, I visited Big Sur on many occasions and I consider it one of the most[...]
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The beauty of visiting Prince Edward Island is because of its relatively small in size, you can have an enormous[...]
(#7) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is a new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
High Sierra Mountains (California)
This is the view from Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in High Sierra Mountains (California). The forest is famous for having the[...]
(#6) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is new edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed RAW[...]
Red Cliffs of Cape Tryon (Prince Edward Island)
It became a tradition for me to stop by Cape Tryon every time I visit Prince Edward Island. This year[...]
Shipwreck on a Rocky Shore of Gaspé Peninsula (Canada)
This is one of the most exciting parts of the driving trips, discovering something new and unexpected. After you spend[...]
(#5) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is the fifth edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Twisted Road of Valley of Fire (Nevada)
The day I took the featured photo was probably the most eventful days of all my travels. That day I[...]
Red Chairs Over the Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick)
It was the third days of my driving trip to Atlantic Canada. I woke up in Saint Andrews (NB) before[...]
Boundary Warp – New Interesting Feature in Lightroom
Yesterday Adobe released a major update to Lightroom. It added support to 8 new cameras and 150 lenses. But what I am[...]
Point Bonita (California)
This is one of my old photos I took years back and I re-edited it using the latest tools and[...]
(#4) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is the forth edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Quick Tutorial: Long Exposure Photography in 5 Minutes
One of the most effective techniques while shooting running water is a long exposure photography. The concept is simple, you[...]
(#3) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is the third edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
Sunset Over Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick)
I never lived close to the ocean or the sea and it is not often when I get to experience[...]
10 Big Photography Happenings in 2015
Once again funny guys from DigitalRev TV is here to entertain and educate. They summarized the biggest happenings in the world of[...]
Morning Shift at Grand Manan Island (Canada)
I took the featured photo a long time ago during my very first trip to the Bay of Fundy and[...]
What Is Shutter Speed In Photography?
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(#2) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
This is the second edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed[...]
How to Become a Travel Photographer – the Blueprint
A simple 4-step process for becoming a travel photographerIt was a beautiful day in Montreal. I was on a regular[...]
Antelope Island Across Lake Powell (Arizona)
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(#1) Cooking RAWs – Editing Your Photos Challenge
Recently, to help photographers who are just starting to use Lightroom Rapid Editing System I began offering my personal guidance.[...]
Setting up Sony A6300
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The Most Popular Articles of 2015 on PhotoTraces
Today is the latest installment of my "Top Lists" of 2015. Previously I posted The Most popular Photos of 2015 and The[...]
The Most popular Tutorials of 2015 on PhotoTraces
Yesterday I published the list of 30 the most popular photos of 2015 on PhotoTraces. Today is the time to[...]
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Winter – Bonus Lightroom Preset Collection
Even though it is the warmest December in the history of Montreal and there is absolutely no snow I decided[...]
Rainbow Over Horseshoe Falls (Canada)
From the moment the heavy rain stopped until every single cloud was gone making it boring afternoon, we had 40 minutes of[...]
View to Die For (Canada)
I am not a winter person and the only time when I visit sky resorts is when it is warm[...]
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A year or so ago I came across a video course, “The Art of Digital Blending”, by travel photographer Jimmy[...]
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Endless Fields of the Eastern Shore (Prince Edward Island)
Ater visiting Prince Edward Island on many occasions in the last 10 years It was the first time I got[...]
Case Study: The Not-So-Obvious Reason for Using HDR
I do not consider HDR to be a photography style but rather a technology that allows photographers to extend our creative[...]
Lighthouse at West Point (Prince Edward Island)
I always liked to visit PEI's West Point. Besides great photography features like West Point Lighthouse and beautiful dunes, it[...]
Sunset Ride Under the Golden Gate Bridge (California)
After visiting San Francisco on 8-10 occasions, I was finally rewarded with the perfect sunset with the clear sky and[...]
Case Study: How to Revive Bad Weather Photographs
Today I want to share with you the typical scenario from the life of traveling photographer. Cypress Grove Trail in[...]
Colors and Textures of Bryce Canyon (Utah)
The featured photo is the reason why the Bryce Canyon is my favorite photo location in Utah and Arizona. The[...]
Cape Enrage (New Brunswick)
It is becoming a tradition for me to visit Cape Enrage every time I travel to Prince Edward Island. Now, when I[...]
Makapu’u Point Lighthouse (Hawaii)
Makapu‘u Point is a great photo destination on O'ahu Island of Hawaii. It has wide open, unobstructed views on both[...]
Case Study: Editing Extreme HDR Photo
Today I want to share with you the extreme case of HDR editing. Point Wolf Covered Bridge At the very[...]
Sunset at St Croix River (Maine)
Normally, before I leave for any of my trips I plan pretty much every single sunset and sunrise for the[...]
Colors of Indian Summer (Montreal)
It was probably the last day of the beautiful colors and warm weather. The next two following days after I[...]
Indian Summer in Montreal
After two week of miserable weather in Montreal with the first snow, we are heaving real Indian summer. With the[...]
Manhattan on Fire (New York)
I took this photo years ago while visiting New York. I clearly remember that day because that was my first[...]
Shark Fin Cove (California)
The Shark Fin Cove is one of the many beautiful beaches along California State Route 1. It is located between Sant[...]
Lady in Green (New York)
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Walking at the Bottom of the Sea (New Brunswick)
This is another shot from my trip to Atlantic Canada when I visited one of the most amazing places in[...]
Shooting and Stitching Panorama In Lightroom – Step By Step
I captured the featured photo while hiking along the Hanauma Bay Rim Trail in Hawaii (Oahu). The main two attractions[...]
Fallen Leaves on the Deck (Montreal)
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Lower Manhattan Morning Reflections (New York)
After completing my flagship product Lightroom Rapid Editing for Landscapes, I am working to cover the next most important type of my[...]
Saint Lawrence River After Sunset (Montreal)
Another photo from one of my favorite places in Montreal, Musée Plein Pir de Lachine (Lachine Open Air Museum). The[...]
Combining Lightroom Rapid Editing & Photoshop Blending With Luminosity Masks
Today I want to demonstrate a more advanced editing method. Actually, it is a combination of two different techniques: Lightroom[...]
Sony A6500 Review
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Orange Door (Montreal)
It is hard to believe that I took the featured photo 10 years ago. I took it with my first[...]
Ferry Building Clock Tower (San Francisco)
It was a very warm and quiet Saturday morning in San Francisco with absolutely no wind. It was a pleasant surprise.[...]
Narrow Path Along the River (Montreal)
Finally. I am posting the very first photo of 2015 Fall season. I am starting to feel pressure. Last week I[...]
Golden Alley in the Park (Montreal)
Let's kick off the 2014 Fall campaign with this colorful photo. I took it 2 years ago in Montreal. I[...]
Sunrise Over Kailua (Hawaii)
This is another photo from my scenic Lanikai Pillbox Trail sunrise hike in Hawaii (O’ahu). This time, I was shooting toward the[...]
Fall Colors – Lightroom Bonus Preset Collection
This is one of my favorite times of the year. This is when colors just explode everywhere making September, October,[...]
Grand Manan Island – Sunset at Flagg Cove (New Brunswick)
I took the featured photo just minutes before leaving Grand Manan Island in the late evening. I was on my[...]
Sunrise at Blacks Harbour (New Brunswick)
Blacks Harbour is a village in New Brunswick with the population of less than 1000. It is located on the[...]
Burning Man and Rapid Editing of High Volume of Photos
Today I would like to show you how my Rapid Lightroom Editing System works in the real life scenarios. Last week my[...]
Grand Manan Island – Southwest Head Light (New Brunswick)
I love visiting Grand Manan Island which located in the heart of Bay of Fundy. I consider it to be one[...]
Cirque du Soleil In Old Montreal
Even though Montreal is a home of Cirque du Soleil headquarters and its famous circus school it does not have a[...]
Wind Turbines at North Cape (Prince Edward Island)
The North Cape of Prince Edward Island is the home of  Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) and as the[...]
Bay of Fundy – Hopewell Rocks (New Brunswick)
The Bay of Fundy in Atlantic Canada is a unique place on its own, but Hopewell Rocks is probably is[...]
Swallowtail Light in the Fog (New Brunswick)
This is the very first photo from my latest trip to Atlantic Canada. My main goal of the trip was[...]
Video Tutorial: How to Use PhotoTraces FREE Lightroom Preset Collection
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Travel Photography with Brenda Tharp
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Video Tutorial: Lightroom RAPID Editing for Landscapes
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Putting “It’s the Photographer, Not the Camera” Expression to Test
All of us probably know the expression "It’s the photographer, not the camera” but somehow the most common question any photographer[...]
Complete HDR Workflow in Lightroom, Photomatix and Photoshop
The featured photo of the sunset at Moonstone Beach in California was one of the most popular photos on this[...]
Niagara Falls After the Storm (Canada)
The Niagara Falls is a 6-hour drive from Montreal. It was middle of summer and for the entire drive, the[...]
Tropical Sunrise at East Coast of O’ahu (Hawaii)
That was probably the most spectacular sunrise I got to witness in my life. Of course, the weather and the[...]
Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Montreal)
The featured photo is the perfect reflection of Montreal, where you can find layers of different generations and epochs. The focal[...]
The Minimalist Guide to Editing Family and Vacation Photos in Lightroom
I take and edit a lot of photos. I have over 100,000 images in my Lightroom Catalogue. Over the years,[...]
Topaz Software Review – How I use Topaz Plugins
If you follow my blog, you know that I am pretty open about my editing as I reveal the processing[...]
Sunset At South Shore of O’ahu (Hawaii)
I already featured photo I took almost from the exactly the same spot while visiting Hawaii (Sunrise Over South Shore[...]
Sailing in the Fog Under the Golden Gate Bridge (California)
This photo is the perfect reminder why I only shoot RAW format. I embraced RAW from the moment I bought[...]
Long Exposure Playing Field (Cuba)
I took this photo during my trip to Cuba. Cayo Coco is the popular and very busy place in Cuba. The[...]
The Minimalist Guide to Lightroom Editing
How I Reduced Lightroom Editing Time in Half! I remember the time when 100% of my photo editing was done[...]
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (Utah)
I took the featured photo while visiting Zion National Park. It was an eventful day. The highlight of the visit[...]
Diamond Dead Mountain at Sunrise (Hawaii)
I took this photo during the early morning hike along the Hanauma Bay Rim Trail on O’ahu Island in Hawaii. This[...]
View of Kremlin from Moscow River (Russia)
That was the short trip to Moscow after 20 years of my absence. Lots of changed in the city but[...]
Review: Sony A6000 & Switching From a Canon DSLR to a Sony Mirrorless
At the end of 2014, after shooting for a decade with Canon, I completely switched to a Sony Mirrorless. Just[...]
Niagara Falls Sunrise Explosion (Canada)
The Niagara Falls can be extremely crowded in the summertime. Sometimes it is difficult to find the spot to take[...]
Church Across Saint Lawrence River (Montreal)
I've already featured the similar view in my earlier tutorial How to Use Telephoto Lens Creatively. On the day I took[...]
Vermilion Cliffs Beautiful Colors (Arizona)
I took this photo on day 4 of my trip to American Southwest. I spent the entire day driving around the enormous[...]
Sunrise at Hanauma Bay Rim Trail (Hawaii)
I took this photo while visiting Hawaii for the first time. The highlight of the trip was early morning hike[...]
East Coast of O’ahu from Makapu’u Lookout (Hawaii)
I took this photo while in Hawaii at the end of the January. That was the day when the rain[...]
Beautiful Sunset At Lake Powell (Arizona)
When I visited Lake Powell the first time I did not know that it was a man-made reservoir on the[...]
Day 4 – U.S. Route 89 Loop
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Lighthouse in the Field (Prince Edward Island)
This is one my favorite early photographs. I took it almost 10 years ago on Prince Edward Island in Atlantic[...]
Lightroom HDR – Shooting for HDR with Compact Camera
That was the day when we had amazing cloud formations over Island of Montreal. My original plan was to wait[...]
Natural Looking HDR In Lightroom
Streamlined HDR in Lightroom Workflow I am a big proponent of HDR photography and use it on a daily basis.[...]
The White Cliffs of The Grand Staircase (Utah)
The featured photo perfectly illustrates how the light affects our photography. The day I took this photo I drove from[...]
Day 3 – Extreme Weather in Bryce Canyon
From Kanab to Bryce The city of Kanab is a very important place when you visit Utah and Arizona. It[...]
Sunrise at Little Sur River Beach (California)
This is one of the most scenic spots along the California State Route 1 in the vicinity of Big Sur,[...]
The Perfect Hike In Forillon National Park (Canada)
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Day 2 – Conquering Angels Landing in Zion National Park
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Colorado River Reflections At Lees Ferry (Arizona)
This is a photo of Colorado River and Marble Canyon in the vicinity of Lees Ferry in Arizona. I took[...]
Photographer’s Guide to Writing an Effective Blog Post
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Tutorial: How to Use PhotoTraces Free Lightroom Preset Collection
Since I released my Free Lightroom Preset Collection it has been, by far, the most popular resource on my blog.[...]
The Path Down to the Bryce Canyon (Utah)
I have visited Bryce Canyon previously but due to the lack of time or poor weather conditions I've never had[...]
Honolulu Sunset Colors (Hawaii)
It was quite a rollercoaster day when I visited O'ahu (Hawaii) at the beginning of February. In the morning, it[...]
Day 1- Packing Fast and Light (Look inside of my camera bag)
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Intro – American Southwest Photography Trip Recap
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Lightroom 6 Review – New Features
Sometimes it feels like the good folks at Adobe can read my thoughts and feel my pain. Every time I[...]
Flying Over Lachine Lighthouse (Montreal)
I was lucky with this shot. It was not my intention to place the flying plane into my composition, I had[...]
Golden City (San Francisco)
It was perfect afternoon in San Francisco in the beginning of February. It was very warm and what was even[...]
Rio De Ca’Tron in Venice (Italy)
Editing an old photo with the new tools and techniques This is one of my older photos, the one I[...]
How to Weather Seal Your Camera For Under 1 Dollar
For years, I’ve been dreaming about having a weather sealed camera. But, every time I began the process of selecting[...]
Sunrise Over South Shore of O’ahu (Hawaii)
I took the featured photo from Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail on the O’ahu island of Hawaii. The trail is probably[...]
The Tree Stub at Cypress Cove in Point Lobos (California)
I've already featured Cypress Cove, which is located in Point Lobos, in one of my previous posts, but today's photo[...]
Moonstone Beach Sunset Tree (California)
If you follow my blog regularly, you probably read my tutorial Lightroom Organization in 3 Simple Steps and you know[...]
East Point Shore (Prince Edward Island)
I have a habit to go through the archives of my old photos in Lightroom to see if I can[...]
The Perspective Compression Effect or How to Use Telephoto Lens Creatively
When we start using telephoto lenses and learn the differences on how they affect our photography in comparison to wide[...]
Bench with the View (Point Lobos)
Point Lobos State Reserve is an expansive place that is located at the north end of the Big Sur coast area.[...]
Sunrise Over the Hanauma Bay Rim Trail (Hawaii)
Hanauma Bay Rim Trail is very interesting an unconventional location for couple of the reasons. First, it is not "sanctioned”[...]
Climbing the Sugarloaf at Montmorency Falls (Canada)
“Sugarloaf” is the unique occurrence at the bottom of the Montmorency Falls near Quebec City. It forms when the waterfall’s[...]
Magic Light in Old Montreal (Canada)
For the last couple of months, each time I posted a winter photograph I always hoped that it would be[...]
Long Exposure Photography Without a Tripod
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Cows at Point Sur Lightstation (California)
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Golden Gate Bridge Geometry (California)
After 10 days of hiking and driving through Hawaii and California and shooting the landscapes exclusively, it was a nice[...]
Cypress Cove at Point Lobos (California)
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a relatively big place and you can easily spend couple of the days exploring[...]
Perce Rock in the Sunrise Fog (Quebec)
That year I spend 3 days in the vicinity of the town of Percé on the Atlantic coast of Quebec. The[...]
What is Lightroom and What is it Used For?
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Never Ending Winter (Montreal)
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A while back when I published the blog post Why Starting a Photography Blog is Crucial for any Photographer which covered topic[...]
Manhattan Sunset Bird (New York)
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The Way I Use SmugMug in My Photography Business
I rely on a variety of online services and tools to run my photography business. These services cover an entire[...]
Snowstorm at the Train Station (Montreal)
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Big Sur – Sunset / Sunrise Colors (California)
Big Sur Lightstation, probably the most spectacular stretch of California State Route 1. This particular spot has an amazing potential[...]
Cayucos State Beach Clouds (California)
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Rainbow Over South Shore of U’ahu (Hawaii)
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Moonstone Beach Contrasting Colors (California)
I am going through my last year's photos and they remind me how different and unique California looked last winter[...]
Koko Head Sunset Lights (Hawaii)
My last visit to Hawaii was very short for only 5 days and 4 nights. In order to fully take[...]
Sunny Afternoon in San Francisco (California)
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Winter Sunset Reflections (Montreal)
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The McWay Bay at Sunset (California)
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Frozen Montmorency Falls (Quebec)
Last week I had a chance to visit Quebec City. I was very excited about the trip since it was[...]
Combining 12 Shots into HDR Panorama
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Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point (San Francisco)
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What to See and Photograph in San Francisco If You Only Have 2 Hours
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Rainbow Over Sandy Beach in O’ahu (Hawaii)
I just returned from my first trip of the year. The Hawaii was my first stop, where I spent 4[...]
Winter Landscape at the River (Montreal)
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Burn Tree at the Desert View (Arizona)
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Top Reason Why I Switched from Canon to Sony
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Colorful Winter Sunset at Saint Lawrence River (Montreal)
This is my contribution to winter photography. Even though I do not really enjoy cold weather, sometimes it results in[...]
Saint Lawrence River Double Sunset Reflection (Montreal)
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Slow Steep Grade Sign at Marin Headlands (San Francisco)
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Fallen Tree at Cook’s Meadow (Yosemite)
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Sculpture in the Frozen Park (Montreal)
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My Most Challenging Photograph of the Year – Montreal City Lights
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Point Bonita Lighthouse (California)
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Low Clouds Over San Gregorio Beach (California)
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Happy New Year from Montreal!
I would like to wish to all my readers, followers and their families an amazing new year! Snow Ride on[...]
Morro Bay Surfers (California)
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Most Popular Photography Tutorials on PhotoTraces in 2014
This is my third and the last post which highlights the best content of 2014. First it was selection of[...]
Top 10 Most Popular Articles and Posts on PhotoTraces in 2014
In my last post I published my best photos of 2014. Today, I compiled the list of ten most popular[...]
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Sunset at the Marina in Winter (Montreal)
Here is my another experiment with luminosity masking technique. In this case, I only needed 2 exposures to create the final[...]
Dynamic Sunset at the River (Montreal)
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Holiday Deals for Travel and Landscape Photographers
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Bryce Canyon – Minutes Before the Snow Storm (Utah)
As I was standing at the edge of the Bryce Canyon watching the storm from the distance I had no[...]
Busy Summer Day in Montreal
This is the photo with probably the busiest composition I have ever taken. This is so much going on everywhere,[...]
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Colors and Textures of Utah Desert
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Snowless Winter Sunset (Montreal)
It was a very cold and windy day. The wind made it very uncomfortable and I had no plans to[...]
Red Colors of Zion National Park (Utah)
When you travel to Zion from Las Vegas you experience a fascinating transition from the land of the deserts to the[...]
The Best WordPress Themes for Your Photography Blog
Today's post is the third instalment of my series, "Blogging Tips for Photographers." In my first post I outlined my[...]
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (Arizona)
This was the end of the very eventful day during my trip to Arizona and Utah. Earlier that day I[...]
Bryce Canyon’s Unpredictable Weather (Utah)
These two photos best illustrate the unpredictability of the weather in the Southwest US, Utah, in particular. My trip, in[...]
Review of “Landscape Photography Tutorial Series: New Zealand” by Trey Ratcliff
I am a big fan of Trey Ratcliff. In the last 6 years or so, he advanced modern photography more[...]
Ice Skating In Old Montreal (Canada)
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Winter Reflective Symmetry (Montreal)
Yesterday, we had the first real snow in Montreal; today is the first time this season that the temperature has[...]
Why Starting a Photography Blog is Crucial for any Photographer
I strongly believe that any photographer, or any artist for that matter, will benefit from starting a blog. The era[...]
Red Rocks of the Desert (Nevada)
Today I cannot pinpoint the exact location where I took this photo but it was somewhere in the deserts of[...]
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Productivity and personal efficiency are very popular topics these days. The Pareto Principle is the cornerstone in achieving maximum efficiency[...]
Review: Bokeh – Shallow Depth of Field in Landscape Photography
Today starts a new series inspired by an article I recently came across entitled, “If I had $1000-ish To Spend[...]
Creating a Dark Blue Sky in Photoshop in Under One Minute
This is a very common challenge for any photographer. When you shoot wide open and well lit landscapes, the sky[...]
Perfect Picnic Spot in Yosemite (California)
The advantage of visiting Yosemite in the beginning of May is that you can avoid high season crowds; however, the[...]
08. Before & After: Natural Looking HDR Photography with HDR Expose
A few months ago, I discovered and started using a new HDR tool that I later reviewed on my blog[...]
Cyber Monday Deals for Travel and Landscape Photographers
  Topaz Photography Collection TopazLabs heavily discounted Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products). $249.00 (original price $429.00) Use discount code[...]
Photography Tips (#01): My Favorite Way to Sharpen Photos in Photoshop
Today will start a new series of posts in which I’ll reveal my favorite tips, tricks and techniques related to[...]
A Trip Down Memory Lane: Photo Which Changed My Life Ten Years Ago Today (New York)
For years, I've been using an online photography service called PictureLife. It collects all of my photos shuttered across the[...]
Sunset at Carmel Beach City Park (California)
This is another photo from my very first trip to the West Coast. where I drove from Los Angeles to[...]
El Matador Beach Rocks at Sunset (California)
This is not a well-known or very popular travel photography destination when you drive along California's Pacific Coast Highway in[...]
Brooklyn Bridge Wires and the Flag (New York)
The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic element of the New York landscape. It is easily recognizable with its historical roots and[...]
Spooner’s Cove Rock (California)
I found this beautiful rock (cliff?) at the small and secluded  Spooner's Beach in Montana De Oro State Park. The beach[...]
Morro Bay Boats (California)
I love the Pacific coastal drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco along California State Route 1. It is beautiful at[...]
Red Colors of the Fall (Montreal)
More "fall colors" from Montreal. Normally, the colors of the "fall foliage" are yellow and gold and on rare occasion,[...]
Long Exposure Afternoon (Montreal)
That was the day when we had some incredible cloud formations over the Montreal.  The air was crystal clear with[...]
Bonsecours Basin Park in Fall Colors (Montreal)
Another "fall foliage" photo from Montreal. This time I was walking around in Old Port, enjoying warm afternoon. I did not[...]
Path to the Golden Forest (Montreal)
I continue to post "fall colors" photographs on my blog. The fall is probably the best time of the year[...]
Seabourn Quest in Old Port of Montreal
We had a long Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and I had some free time to spend on my photography. On Friday[...]
HDR with Compact Camera. Fall Sunset at the River (Montreal)
Not a long time ago, I posted a tutorial on my blog titled, "HDR Photography with Point and Shoot Camera". In[...]
Mont-Saint-Bruno Fall Reflections (Canada)
I still can not figure out what kind of colors we are having this fall. During the last few years,[...]
From Canyons of Utah to Deserts of Nevada
After spending 5 days in canyon areas of Arizona and Utah it was time for me to drive to Las[...]
Top Travel and Landscape Photographers to Follow on ELLO
Ello (ello.co) just exploded in the last few weeks. And again, I can see the pattern here. Same as with[...]
Saint Lawrence River Coastal Drive. La Martre Lighthouse (Canada)
This photo is from my latest coastal drive from Montreal to Atlantic coast of Quebec. The reason I love this[...]
Montana De Oro Shore Rocks (California)
I found this amazing rock formation in the Montana De Oro State Park. The park is very big and, due[...]
Trip in Pictures: Highlights Of My Driving Travel Photography Trip to Southwest of US
This is updated post with the highlights of my driving travel photography trip to Southwest of US. At this point I[...]
Percé Rock Flowers (Quebec)
I love the view of Percé Pock. This massive limestone cliff  is so unique and distinctive but sometimes looks completely out[...]
Blue Hour at Niagara Falls (Canada)
Niagara Falls consists of 3 separate waterfalls. The biggest and most impressive one is Horseshoe Falls which lie mostly on the[...]
Cape Gaspe at Sunrise in Forillon National Park (Quebec)
This is another photo from my latest trip to the  Atlantic coast of Canada. That day, my plan was to[...]
Four Elements Column at Sunset (Montreal)
"Patterns and Symbols" was the theme of 500px Global Photo Walk, the one I was helping to organize in Montreal. First, I[...]
HDR Photography with Point and Shoot Camera
If you follow my blog, you have probably seen my tutorials dedicated to HDR photography. Ideally, when shooting for HDR,[...]
Top Travel Photographers Reveal Their Favorite Photo Locations Around The World – Part 2
Today, I have a very special treat for my readers. This is the second part of roundup post, "Top Travel[...]
Lone Tree at the Rim of the Grand Canyon (Arizona)
When I was visiting Grand Canyon in the beginning of May as part of my travel photography trip to the southwest,[...]
Forillon National Park From Above at Sunrise (Quebec)
This photo is from my latest trip to Forillon National Park, which is located at the Atlantic coast of the[...]
Morro Creek Dunes (California)
I took this photo while looking for a nice and cozy place to have a late-morning picnic around Morro Bay.[...]
HDR Panoramic Workflow – Step By Step Tutorial
Today I want to share my photography workflow when it is necessary to combine two different processing techniques: HDR photography[...]
Manhattan Sunset Skyline (New York)
This view was like the grand prize of my latest trip to New York. As usual, it was a busy and[...]
500px Photo Walk in Montreal
Yesterday as part of the 500px Global Photo Walk I was helping to organize the event in Montreal. The location for[...]
Spring Sunset Clouds at the Marina (Montreal)
Due to heavy traffic on the freeway, I took an early exit and decided to take the scenic Lakeshore Road[...]
Park La Ronde from Jacques Cartier Bridge (Montreal)
Amusement park La Ronde is one of the most popular and busiest spots in Montreal in the summer. It is[...]
Yellow Colors of Merced River (Yosemite)
Before visiting Yosemite National Park for the first time, I went through hundreds of photos of fellow photographers, trying to anticipate[...]
Sunrise at Cap-Bon-Ami in Forillon National Park (Quebec)
This photo is from my latest trip to Eastern Quebec. I spent 3 days in one of my favorite travel[...]
Rocks of Pfeiffer Beach (California)
Pfeiffer Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach in Central California, the must-visit travel photography destination. At the same time,[...]
Cirque du Soleil in Old Montreal (Canada)
Every year or so the Old Port of Montreal changes its normal appearance and becomes more colorful and photogenic. This[...]
Point Sur Lightstation at Sunset (California)
I always try to find and tell a story behind every travel photo that I post on my blog. But,[...]
Upper Yosemite Falls Through Pine Fence (California)
My only visit to Yosemite National Park was not a carefully planned trip. It was almost a spontaneous last minute[...]
Purple Sands of Pfeiffer Beach (California)
Pfeiffer Beach is probably my favorite beach in Central California. I featured it once in one of my previous posts.[...]
Cedar Dunes West Point Lighthouse (Prince Edward Island)
A few weeks back, I featured the Covehead Harbour lighthouse in my blog, which is one of 63 lighthouses located[...]
Bryce Canyon’s Natural Bridge (Utah)
When you drive along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park, there are 13 viewpoints where there is plenty of[...]
Piedras Blancas Light Station (California)
The main attraction of the Piedras Blancas beaches is the Elephant Seals Rookery where you can observe the sea animals[...]
Burnt Tree at the Desert View (Arizona)
This is another photo where I intentionally did not include sky with clouds in    Deconstructing Featured Photo Camera: Canon 60D[...]
CN Tower and Life Saving Equipment (Toronto)
I took this photo on the Toronto Island while walking from the Ward’s Island Ferry Dock along Cibola Ave. To[...]
Entering Zion National Park (Utah)
Due to the heavy snowstorm at Bryce Canyon in the middle of May,  I had to cut my visit short.[...]
USS Cassin Young in Charlestown Dry Dock One (Boston)
This photo is from my first visit to Boston a few years back. It was a 3 day family trip and[...]
Zion Canyon Overlook Trail (Utah)
I find that Zion National Park is the most challenging place to photograph among all canyon locations I visited during[...]
Winter Afternoon in Big Sur (California)
This photo is from arguably the most interesting and photogenic travel photography destination in the world - Big Sur. But[...]
Niagara Falls Illumination after Sunset (Canada)
Living in Eastern Canada (Montreal) puts me in close proximity to Niagara Falls. Over the years I visited falls on[...]
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse (Prince Edward Island)
I love lighthouses.  For me, they symbolize fusion of pure landscapes, architecture and history which are also the essential elements[...]
Sunset at Garrapata State Park Beach (California)
Garrapata State Park is one of the must-see and must-photograph travel photography locations along California State Route 1. Normally you[...]
Toronto Skyline in the Fog (Canada)
Somehow up until now I did not have any photos of Toronto in my travel photography portfolio even I visit[...]
Calm Before the Storm at Bryce (Utah)
I took this photo early in the morning while driving along Scenic Byway 12 to ultimate travel photography destination -  Bryce Canyon[...]
Rainbow in the Mist (Niagara Falls)
This week I had to drive to Toronto for a very short visit not related to  my photography business. It[...]
Sunset Drive from Arizona to Utah
This photo is the direct result of my poor time management. The plan was to finish an eventful day in[...]
Getting Lost in Italy – Via Degli Artisti (Trieste)
When I visited Italy few years back I stayed in Trieste for 10 days. Via Degli Artisti became my favorite and[...]
Photo Location Guide: The Best Spot for Photographing New York City from Above
It was the middle of August, and probably the hottest weekend of the year in New York. With temperatures way[...]
Hot Afternoon in Venice (Italy)
When I was in Venice the weather was not very favorable from travel photography standpoint. It was very hot and[...]
Colorado River and Marble Canyon from Navajo Bridge (Arizona)
This photo is a by-product of my poor trip planning. The original plan was to drive from Grand Canyon to[...]
Montreal – The Best Spot in the City For Landscape Photography
After featuring some iconic and exotic locations on my blog (New York, California, Yosemite, Grand Canyon) today I want to[...]
Driving Along Echo Cliffs (Arizona)
When I was planning my canyons driving trip I identified 4 or 5 key locations, such as Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion,[...]
Grand Canyon’s Amazing Textures (Arizona)
This year it was my first visit to Grand Canyon. Due to my flight cancellation in Toronto I had to[...]
Sunset at San Gregorio State Beach (California)
This is the very last photo I took while driving fist time along California State Route 1 from Los Angeles[...]
Road to Valley of Fire (Nevada)
This photo is from the last leg of my driving photography trip through Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. After spending[...]
From Staten Island to Manhattan (New York)
After visiting New York on so many occasions in the last decade I realized that I never had a chance[...]
Sailing Back Home (Montreal)
I took this photo a few years back when I just bought new camera Canon 60D. I was so excited[...]
Big Sur – My Favorite Travel Photography Destination (California)
If I had to choose only one, the most rewarding travel photography destination for me would be the drive along[...]
Top Travel Photographers Reveal Their Favorite Locations Around the World
Updated: December 3, 2016 Finding the perfect location is the big part of travel photography. Before you start thinking about[...]
Lazy Afternoon in Venice (Italy)
When I came back from my last trip to Italy I had fair amount of photographs stored on my hard[...]
Unexpected Sunset at Zion National Park (Utah)
As a travel photographer I really enjoy long driving trips. I believe they represent the essence of travel photography. Even[...]
New York Skyline with One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
I just returned from my latest trip to New York. It was amazing to see how One World Trade Center (aka[...]
Sunrise At Moonstone Beach (California)
This photo is from Moonstone Beach, the location somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California State Route 1.[...]
05. Before & After Spring in Montreal – HDR Landscape Photography with Photomatix
For today's Before&After post I've chosen photo I took at one of my favorite places in Montreal - Rene Levesque[...]
Lone Tree at the Edge of the Bryce Canyon (Utah)
This photo is from my latest driving trip to southwest US where I drove through 4 states and bunch of[...]
Grand Canyon Layered View (Arizona)
This is the very first photo from my trip to Grand Canyon National Park. I had very eventful one week[...]
Ragged Point’s Cypress Tree (California)
This is the first vista point in the mountainous part of the California Route 1 coastal drive from Los Angeles[...]
Photo Location Guide: A Hidden Treasure in Plain Sight (San Francisco)
In my latest Photo Location Guide post on San Francisco I shared with you my tactic on how to photograph[...]
Spooner’s Cove Arch (California)
When you drive along California Route 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco you always have list of places you[...]
California Route 1, Big Sur (California)
This is one of those open vista points along the California Route 1 where you really can understand and appreciate[...]
Long Walk on Cayo Santa Maria Beach (Cuba)
Cayo Santa Maria is by far my favorite place in Cuba. This location is famous for having the longest natural[...]
Path to the Magic Forest (Point Lobos)
This is the second photo from my “The Magic Forest” series. I took it during my latest coastal drive along[...]
Midtown Sunset Reflections (New York)
This photo is an addition to my Photo Location Guide post “An Unconventional Way to Photograph New York”. In my[...]
Photo Location Guide: Photographing New York from the River
In my previous Photo Location Guide articles on the exploration of New York as a travel photographer I have shared[...]
Sunset at Alexandra Quay (Montreal)
This is a shot of downtown Montreal from the roof of Alexandra Quay in Old Port. The Old Port of[...]
Boardwalk to Clock Tower (Montreal)
Every time I start planning my next travel photography trip I get excited like a child. I check Google Maps, online[...]
Topaz DeNoise Review – My Favorite Digital Noise Fighting Superhero
If you are ready to buy Topaz DeNoise plugin and simply looking for Topaz DeNoise coupon, then all you have[...]
Entering Yosemite Valley (California)
This photo is from my one-day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco. I debated for some time if it was[...]
Early Spring in Montreal (Canada)
In the last couple of years the weather has been definitely unpredictable. Last year, I remember we had a warm[...]
Photo Location Guide: Hidden Gem in the San Francisco Bay Area – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Most of the time when I travel to the San Francisco Bay area I stay near Palo Alto, since this[...]
Delivery Boat in Venice (Italy)
While visiting Italy I had very little time to explore Venice, spending only two half-days there. I was staying in Trieste[...]
San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley from Above
This is the view near the San Francisco Bay from State Route 35, better known as Skyline Boulevard. A narrow[...]
Fog Over Rocky Bridge (California)
This photo was an unplanned and unexpected accident. It was late afternoon at the end of a Big Sur coastal[...]
Sunset at the River 2 Years Apart (Montreal)
This is an interesting exercise / study on photography and post processing. I took both photos from exactly the same[...]
Photo Location Guide: An Unconventional Way to Photograph New York
Living in Eastern Canada (Montreal) near the US border has a big advantage for any travel photographer or photo enthusiast;[...]
Dunes, Beach and Morro Rock (California)
As you drive along California Route 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco the most interesting landscape photography landmarks start[...]
Winter Wonderland in Montreal (Canada)
This photo is my first experiment shooting for HDR with more than 3 exposures. As you may know, my primary[...]
Extreme Sunset at Saint Lawrence River (Montreal)
There is no story behind this photo. I was just  lucky to be able to capture such a vivid and unusual[...]
Review: HDR Expose 3 – King of Natural Looking HDR
I hear a lot of complaints in today´s photography community about the widespread unnatural looking, oversaturated and overcooked HDR photos.[...]
McWay Falls – Big Sur Coastal Drive (California)
McWay Creek is located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and it is one of those places you MUST visit[...]
Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge (New York)
This is one of those images I had to wait four years to process to finally achieve the look I[...]
Orange Row in Old Montreal (Canada)
Having daily access to Old Montreal gives you a unique opportunity to be surrounded by history, old architecture, and amazing[...]
04. Before & After: Cuba’s Beach Sunrise Photo Processed for HDR in Photoshop
For today's Before&After post I've chosen photo of beautiful Cayo Coco beach, which I took during my last trip to[...]
Low Tide Afternoon (New Brunswick)
The Bay of Fundy is a unique place, in Atlantic Canada, between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.[...]
East River Sunset Shower (New York)
I found this photo in my rejected images while cleaning up my Lightroom travel photography archives. I took it during[...]
Photo Location Guide: Gaspe Peninsula Scenic Coastal Drive (Canada)
The first time I drove along scenic coastal Highway 132 on the Gaspe Peninsula, I realized that we were driving[...]
Purple Sunset in Gaspe Bay (Quebec)
This photo is from my Atlantic Canada coastal drive. We drove all the way from Quebec City to Prince Edward[...]
Natural Looking HDR Photography Guide (Source Files Included)
Have you ever wondered why it is that the beautiful scenery you witnessed during your last trip looks completely different[...]
From Fazana to Brijuni Island (Croatia)
I took this photo during a driving trip from Italy to the beautiful Croatian Brijuni National Park. This is the[...]
Old Montreal Locks Perspective
I was lucky enough to work in Old Montreal for 10 years. What this means is that every single day[...]
Point Lobos Magic Forest (California)
If I had to choose only one location to visit and photograph between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the[...]
Forillon National Park – Aerial Photography from Saint-Alban Observation Point
Forillon National Park is the final stop on the Gaspé Peninsula coastal drive from Quebec City on Hwy 132. After[...]
Sunset Though the Stone Leg (Montreal)
This is a unique place in Montreal’s Lachine borough. As part of the Musée de Lachine (Lachine Museum) more than[...]
03. Before & After: Processing Miami Skyline Photo in Lightroom and Photoshop
For today's Before&After post, I've chosen the photo of Miami which I took from Key Biscayne a few years back. It[...]
Open Road to the Mountains (California)
The California State Route 1 coastal drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco has 2 distinctive parts: one is flat[...]
Hole in the Sky (Montreal)
I am not a very big fan of winters in general, but even more I dislike them as a photographer.[...]
Photo Location Guide: Cape Tryon – Prince Edward Island (Canada)
Cape Tryon always on my to-do list when I visit Prince Edward Island. It’s the one place I visit every[...]
Pfeiffer Beach Sea Creature (California, Big Sur)
Beautiful Pfeiffer State Beach is a very popular destination among travel and landscape photographers. It’s a must-see place to visit[...]
Processing Photo of Silicon Valley for HDR in Photomatix
For today's Before&After post I've chosen the photo of Silicon Valley in California, which I took during my last driving trip[...]
Sunrise Watchers at Cayo Coco Beach (Cuba)
I’m not a morning person. If you notice, I don’t take many photos of sunrises. That’s because I often go[...]
Little Sur River Beach (California)
This is one of the most beautiful spots you’ll find on the drive along California State Route 1. It’s located[...]
Photo Location Guide: Forillion National Park – Hacking Whale Watching for Landscape Photography (Canada)
Whale watching is big business in the Canadian province of Quebec. While driving from the capital, Quebec City, to the[...]
Santa Monica Pier Clouds (California)
This is the very first photo I took during my first drive along California State Route 1. I had just[...]
Extreme Clouds Over Parliament Hill (Ottawa)
This is was an unplanned shot - a lucky accident. We were visiting friends in Ottawa on Christmas eve, and[...]
Greyhound Rock (California)
Deconstructing Featured Photo Camera: Canon 60D Lens: Canon 17-70 Focal Length: 30mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F8 Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1) Tripod: hand-held Processing:[...]
Protected: Magical Landscapes by Christopher O’Donnell
Today I welcome a very special guest, a landscape photographer from New England, Christopher O'Donnell. The first time I was[...]
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