September 30, 2018
How To Do Low Key Photography | 2018 Photo Challenge

Hi there and welcome back for Week 26 of the 2018 Photography Challenge! This week’s challenge explores low key photography, or a style of photography that uses dark tones to produce dramatic-looking images. Low Key Photography Definition Like I mentioned in the previous paragraph, the definition of low key photography is to intensify the contrast […]

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September 17, 2018
Michigan Cider Mill Photography at Plymouth Orchards

Hey there and welcome back for another week of the 2018 photo challenge! This week I went to a Michigan Cider Mill and snapped a few photos to break into the Fall season. There are countless apple cider mills that are now open in Michigan, but my friends and I went to Plymouth Orchards and […]

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September 10, 2018
How To Shoot High Contrast Photography – 2018 Photography Challenge

Hi there and welcome back for Week 24 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week explores how to shoot high contrast photography: Contrast An easy way to make a photo more interesting is to introduce some form of stark contrast: liquid/solid, hard/soft, delicate/brash. Composition Composition refers to the way the various elements in a scene […]

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August 19, 2018
Using The Spot Healing Brush Tool In Photoshop To Remove Blemishes and Black Spots

The spot healing brush is one of the best healing tools in Photoshop that can be used to clone areas of an image and blend the sampled area to remove unwanted objects, blemishes or black spots. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop is simple to use in that you drag with the tool […]

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July 30, 2018
2018 Photography Challenge: Product Photography

Hi there and welcome back for week 21 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week’s photo prompt explores product photography: Product Imagine your image in a catalog or a magazine. It's not as easy as it sounds. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this week is... Technical Technical […]

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July 22, 2018
2018 Photography Challenge: Angles Photography | Laz's Lounge

Hi there and welcome back for week 20 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week explores angles photography and shooting your subjects from a low angle. From Below Get down low; below 2 feet and change your perspective. Look out or look up. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category […]

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July 16, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Sunburst Effect in Landscape Photography

Hi there and welcome back for Week 19 of the 2018 Photography Challenge! This week explores getting a sunburst effect in landscape photography. Edge Cut Sun Having an edge cut through the sun looks nice, or having the sun rising over a line or diagonal within the photo. Stop down the aperture to create a […]

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June 17, 2018
2018 Photography Challenge: Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Hi there and welcome back for week 16 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week’s prompt explores Rembrandt Portrait Lighting: Portrait Lighting Whether Butterfly, Rembrandt, Split, or Loop Lighting, choose the technique which best flatters your subject.   The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this week is... Technical […]

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June 3, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Diptych and Triptych Photography

Hey there and welcome back for week 14 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week’s prompt explores the concept of triptych photography. Diptych or Triptych Connect 2 or 3 images together, creating one image, to provoke a thought or tell a story. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories.The category for this […]

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May 29, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Leading Lines in Photography

Welcome back for week 13 of the 2018 photography challenge! The theme for Week 13 of the 52 Photo Challenge is leading lines in photography. Back by popular demand, use lines to lead the viewer to your subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this week is... Creative […]

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May 16, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Negative Space Photography | Laz’s Lounge

Hey there and welcome back for week 11 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week’s photo shoot explores negative space photography techniques: Negative Space Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category […]

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May 6, 2018
Photo challenge 2018: selective color photography editing

Welcome back for week 10 of the 52-week photo challenge! This week’s prompt involved performing selective color photography editing: Selective Color I know, I know. Selective color can be cringe worthy, however, when done right, it brings compelling focus to the subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for […]

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April 24, 2018
VSCO X: Ultimate App For Mobile Photo and Video Editing

With social media algorithms favoring visuals through increased engagement compared to text-based posts, the importance of creating striking photos and videos is greater than ever before. VSCO is a fantastic mobile photo editor that allows users to add custom filters to their photos and perform various edits without introducing a steep learning curve. This free […]

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April 16, 2018
First impressions: SMC Pentax-M 50mm F4 Macro Lens

As part of my weekly photography challenges I’m tasked with shooting in a variety of situations. One issue that I’ve been running into is my current array of lenses aren’t equipped for macro photography, which has been the focus of the past three prompts. I decided to broaden my range of lenses and invest in […]

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