Tips & Tricks

Okay, so you’re a beginning, aspiring, or new photographer. What can a professional of 44 years (that’s me) offer as inspiration and guidance, or a “magic elixir” to make sense of this art? This craft of photography is magical, and it’s extremely important to us,  as we are visual creatures. A photograph speaks to a wide audience, on many levels.  It has...
Springtime is here and it’s a perfect time to get out and shoot some photos of newly blooming flowers. Most digital cameras have a macro mode, which allows you to get up close to show off the beautiful details of flowers and other plant life. Here are some easy tips to help you capture amazing macro photos to share with your friends and family. Get in close Most of us view flowers from a...
Learn to retouch your photos like a pro—everything from removing wrinkles to whitening teeth. Best-selling author, photographer, and retoucher Scott Kelby shares his 7 essential Photoshop tips. 
Take an exclusive look at the master of nautical photo and video capture, Lexar® Elite Photographer Onne van der Wal, as he fights the challenges of wind, water, and motion to capture some of the world's most stunning nautical photos and video. A former professional sailor and now an award-winning professional photographer, Onne shares some of the insights, secrets, and equipment that...
The importance of having an efficient workflow Have you ever tried looking through 3,000 photos to find your favorite 10? Before you answer that question, let’s add one more twist. Have you ever tried doing this same task, and then adjusting the exposure, tweaking the white balance, cropping the 10 photos, resizing them, and sending them to a remote location, all within 15 minutes? This is...
Sharpen your focus with these tips to improve your skills Bored with the usual list of standard New Year’s resolutions? Ready to challenge your inner photographer? We’ve got ideas to fuel your creativity, challenges to boost your skill level, and inspiration to get you thinking differently so you can make the most of your photography. So whether you’re a novice, enthusiast, or...
There’s no end to the creative ways to use a sports camera—from capturing baby’s first steps to all-out adventure, and everything in between! We asked two award-winning Lexar Elite Photgraphers who shoot in the great outdoors—Onne van der Wal and Jay Dickman—to share their insights into getting the most from your video clips. 1. Connect for better capture Got a wi-...
Chris McLennan is a professional travel, adventure and wildlife photographer who has worked on commercial assignments in over 40 different countries to date. Skipping across time zones, shooting on foreign soil, working long hours and often under tough conditions, packing and unpacking camera gear, dealing in strange currencies and different languages…he constantly delivers world-class...
1. Back up your photos. Too many people learn the hard way that if your photos are not backed up and put away in a safe place, all your images could be lost with a hard drive crash. 2. Get out of automatic mode. If you are using a DSLR camera in automatic mode, try switching to a mode like Aperture Priority or one of the preset advanced modes to get even better photos. 3. Learn how to...
Even before Halloween, we have eight inches of snow on the front meadow. Living in the Sierras and working a lot in the Arctic, you could say I have some experience photographing in cold extremes. In fact, you could actually say I love working in these environments. I’ve put together a few pointers over the...