Calibrate your monitor

Do You Really Need to Calibrate Your Monitor

by Steve Anchell If you upload your images directly to Instagram or Facebook from your capture device, and then move on to capturing the next great image, then you don’t need to calibrate your monitor. But if you take your photography seriously and want to get the most out of each image, then you do.  […]

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Mollie - synchro-sunlight -


by Steve Anchell Filling deep shadows with artificial light has been a part of photo technique since the invention of flash powder in the 1880s. Synchronizing a handheld flash with ambient sunlight is a terrific way to soften shadows and create professional looking images. Synchro-sunlight or fill flash, two names by which it is often […]

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Witching Hour – Night Photography

by Steve Anchell It’s half past midnight on All Hallow’s Eve. I’m surrounded by Killer Clowns from Outer Space, spooks, goblins, and witches. The Grim Reaper hurries past with his girlfriend, Jack the Ripper is hot on his heels. But wait, there’s Elvis! I thought he was dead! The Joker is wild, Ronald McDonald is […]

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Digital Noise Reduction

by Steve Anchell What is Noise? Noise is a broad term used to describe undesirable visual artifacts in an image, often accompanied by an overall degradation of sharpness. Noise is not unique to digital photography, but a side effect that occurs with all electronic devices: the background hiss of a radio or the distorted sound […]

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Caballero and his daughter on horseback - Vinales - Cuba photography workshops - Anchell Photography Workshops & Tours - heart of cuba photography tour

Anchell Photography Workshops & Tours

Award-winning photographer, best-selling author of books on digital and darkroom photography, and published Cuba expert. Teaching photography workshops since 1979. Traveling with Steve is always an adventure. “Your photography workshop was the best I have been to and I have been to about 25 including Ansel Adams, John Sexton, Al Belson, Reed Hoffmann, …” Melvin […]

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