Kim Sanchez

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Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

DIY: Film Canister Bag Address Tags

I’ve seen lots of used film canisters repurposed as dangling bag accessories for sale in trendy parts of Hong Kong. The idea is to drill or burn a …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

Digital Photography

Composition and Negative Space

In portraiture, negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. The portrait above has negative space – it is the dark area …

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Digital Photography

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get 21 Photos

Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

How to Use Film Simulator Presets in Lightroom

processed using VSCO’s Kodak TRI-X film preset Those of you who think Instagram and its ilk are pushing us towards the end of “real photography” can …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

Digital Photography