Time Warp and 24 Hours!
My newsletter is going out to nearly ten thousand people this morning, and they’re all getting early access to my latest project 10 Common Photography Mistakes (and how to fixe them). I used a cool function for the newsletter (I use MailChimp) called Time Warp where instead of blasting the email out to 10k people at once, it instead sends it out to every at 10am wherever they live. So basically whatever time zone you live in, you will receive the newsletter at 10am Tuesday morning. If you didn’t make it onto the newsletter in time, don’t worry. I’ll be announcing the new product right here tomorrow morning. Less than 24 hours away!!
To celebrate my new SmugMug gallery, I’m having a print sale! My prints in my Travel Portfolio are always for sale, just click the “Add To Cart” button above the main image in the gallery. But through August, use the coupon code SmugMugRules to take a sweet discount off your print. There are photographic print options, gallery wrapped canvases and even the awesome new metal prints! If you get a print, please send me a photo when it hangs on your wall. I love seeing how/where people hang my images!
Grand Canyon at Sunset
What’s funny about this photo is that one of the mistakes I cover in my new video course is blue shadows in your photos and how to remove them. I’ve always loved that quote by Picasso “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
While 99% of the time I color correct blue tones in shadow areas, for this image I decided to not only leave them in, but embrace them and give them a leading role in this image. The sun was setting and part of the canyon was starting to lose sunlight. I left that part of the canyon with the blue tone and warmed up the part where light was still plentiful. I felt it gave a nice contrast and almost a battle between warm and cool within the frame.
Learning rules and learning how to fix common photography mistakes is one of the first steps we can take towards becoming better photographers. But it’s important that when we break those rules in the future, we know why we are doing it and a good reason for why it helps (rather than hurts) the photo.
Let me know your thoughts!