Andrew S. Gibson

395 Flips | 4 Magazines | 21 Following | 174 Followers | @AndrewSGibson | I'm a writer & publisher who loves travel & photography. I started writing about photography in Bolivia nearly 9 years ago and haven't stopped since.

The Complete Guide To Building Lightroom Previews | The Creative Photographer

Do you know how many types of Preview there are in Lightroom? The answer is six – and they’re all used at various stages of the Lightroom workflow to …

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How To Use The Golden Hour In Photography | The Creative Photographer

Most photographers are aware that the golden hour is one of the best times to take photos. But what exactly is the golden hour and how do you know …

How to Create Mood in Color Photos

In our last article we looked at several techniques you can use to capture moody images. Now we are going to explore some of the ways that you can …

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The Creative Photographer | Photography Tutorials & Articles

One of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above that of everybody else is mood. Defining …<p>In my ebook Mastering Composition …

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12 Key Lightroom Library Module Skills You Need To Learn

The Lightroom Library module is surprisingly powerful. This is great once you know how to use it properly – but not so good if you’re new to …

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Six Lightroom Hidden Tricks You (Probably) Didn't Know

No matter how well you know your way around Lightroom there always seems to be more to learn. There are lots of hidden tricks and secrets that make …

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How to Create the Black & White Matte Look in Lightroom

You won’t have to look far to find Lightroom tutorials that state you should have both a pure black and a pure white in your photos (before digital, …

How To Capture Character In Portrait Photography | The Creative Photographer

Some portrait photographers try and make people look beautiful, others try and capture character. They are two distinct approaches that require …

How To Work Faster With Lightroom Presets | The Creative Photographer

There are everyday tasks in Lightroom such as importing images, renaming photos, and adding copyright information that would be much easier if you …

What is a Candid Portrait? | The Creative Photographer

A candid portrait is one where the subject is unaware that a photo has been taken.<p>Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered a master of this. This Guardian …

How To Use The Lightroom Survey View | The Creative Photographer

When you use Lightroom’s Library module to edit – as in decide which ones to develop – your photos you can use either Survey View or Compare View to …

How to Use Negative Space in Composition | The Creative Photographer

Last week I wrote about filling the frame in composition. Today I’m going to look at the concept of negative space. You could say that this is the …

How to Use a Wide-angle Lens for Street and Travel Photography

Out of all the lenses it is possible to use for street and travel photography the wide-angle lens is the one I struggle with the most.<p>Even if you get …

Composition Tips From Pro Photographer Bob Holmes

Any search for photographic composition tips and advice brings up a lot of silly and misleading advice.<p>The rule of thirds (which Michael Freeman …

Framing, Placement and Composition

In The Three S’s of Composition I gave you three concepts that you can use to make your photographic compositions stronger. Today I’d like to explore …

Beyond the Rule of Thirds

Recently I analyzed some of my favorite photos and I realized that I don’t pay any attention to the rule of thirds. This caught me a little by …

How To Use The Show Focus Points Plugin In Lightroom

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way in Lightroom to see which of your camera’s autofocus (AF) points were active when you took a photo? Then the …

Why I Changed from Canon to Fujifilm

Regular readers will know that I’ve been using Fujifilm cameras since late 2014. In 2015 I sold my Canon EOS cameras and lenses and made a permanent …

How To Bring Old Processes Back To Life With Topaz B&W Effects

Even in the digital age some photographers choose to work with film, while others go even further back in time, experimenting with processes that may …

A Brief Guide To Silver Efex Pro 2 Lightroom Plugin

Before I bought Silver Efex Pro 2 my main questions were ‘What can this plug-in do that I can’t do already in Photoshop or Lightroom?’ and ‘Is it …

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Import Photos Faster With A Photo Mechanic And Lightroom Workflow

In our earlier article How To Save Time Importing Photos Into Lightroom we looked at some ways you can save time importing photos into Lightroom by …

My Ten Best Lens Buying Tips For Photographers | Lens Buying Guide

Are you thinking about buying a new camera lens? There are lots of things to consider. Such as how much should you spend, where does a prospective …

How To Save Time Importing Photos Into Lightroom

Perhaps one of the biggest frustrations Lightroom users face is the initial process of importing photos from your camera’s memory card. The more …

What Is Long Exposure Photography? | The Creative Photographer

There’s no precise definition of long exposure photography, but a good working definition is that long exposure photography uses shutter speeds of …

How To Merge Lightroom Catalogs | The Creative Photographer

Many photographers use Lightroom on two computers. A typical scenario is the photographer who uses a desktop computer at home, and a laptop while …

How To Take Beautiful Photos In Low Light | The Creative Photographer

Low light photography can give you beautiful photos but working in it provides plenty of technical challenges. As a result you encounter practical …

How To Take Low Light Landscape Photos | The Creative Photographer

One of the challenges of taking low light landscape photos during the golden hour or the blue hour is mastering the technical side of working during …

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How To Use The Blue Hour In Photography | The Creative Photographer

In our last article we looked at the reasons why the golden hour is such a productive time for photographers. Another reason why working in the …

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Five Strategies For Coping With Hard Light In Photography

Photographers often like to avoid the hard light found in the middle of a sunny day. There’s a good reason for this – as most of you already know the …

How To Use Soft Light In Photography | The Creative Photographer

Soft light in photography is a gift from nature that helps you create interesting images using high quality light. In particular it helps you create …