David Williams

David Williams

Dave is a travel photographer and social media influencer, writer, educator, and blogger. His work has been featured worldwide in renowned publications and campaigns including Time, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, The Times, Shell, Marie Claire, Photoshop User Magazine, Scott's blog, and more. His passion is to see the world and share his view of it, both in photography and writing.

Learn how to earn from your vacation photos with Dave Williams! As a professional travel photographer Dave shares his insider information on different ways you can turn your travel and vacation photos into an income stream. In this class you’ll learn the importance of planning before you travel, how to get into stock photography and how to caption and keyword your photos so that they can be found, how to get started as an instagram influencer, and how to network with the right people to market your work directly to the people who are looking for content. There are endless opportunities for creating images that will appeal to tourist boards, magazines, stock libraries, hotels, and others in the travel industry. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, so join Dave and get prepared for your next travel adventure!

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Learn how to earn from your vacation photos with Dave Williams! As a professional travel photographer Dave shares his insider information on different ways you can turn your travel and vacation photos into an income stream. In this class you’ll learn the importance of planning before you travel, how to get into stock photography and how to caption and keyword your photos so that they can be found, how to get started as an instagram influencer, and how to network with the right people to market your work directly to the people who are looking for content. There are endless opportunities for creating images that will appeal to tourist boards, magazines, stock libraries, hotels, and others in the travel industry. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, so join Dave and get prepared for your next travel adventure!

Removing People with Statistics

with David Williams

There are times when we can deal with cluttered shots packed full of tourists by simply arriving at a location early, before the rest of the world wakes up. But, sometimes, there are reasons why this isn’t possible and we end up unable to avoid tourists. Luckily for us, there’s a seriously smart solution offered in Adobe Photoshop that lets us remove tourists and, with only a little prep on location, we end up with a clutter-free shot. Here’s how it works: As a result of countless tests and research surveys, there are many smart algorithms at work inside Photoshop, trying to determine wh...

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There are times when we can deal with cluttered shots packed full of tourists by simply arriving at a location early, before the rest of the world wakes up. But, sometimes, there are reasons why this isn’t possible and we end up unable to avoid tourists. Luckily for us, there’s a seriously smart solution offered in Adobe Photoshop that lets us remove tourists and, with only a little prep on location, we end up with a clutter-free shot. Here’s how it works: As a result of countless tests and research surveys, there are many smart algorithms at work inside Photoshop, trying to determine wh...

Prepare for your next travel photography adventure with Dave Williams! In this class Dave teaches you how to identify locations that are on trend, what sights are popular and iconic, and then how to identify the gaps and opportunities that you can leverage at each destination. Dave also shares his perspective on gear, his techniques for minimizing crowds in photographs, how to avoid the status quo, and the importance of continually investing in yourself. By the end of the class you’ll be well armed with the knowledge you need to capture new perspectives of wherever your adventures take you.

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Prepare for your next travel photography adventure with Dave Williams! In this class Dave teaches you how to identify locations that are on trend, what sights are popular and iconic, and then how to identify the gaps and opportunities that you can leverage at each destination. Dave also shares his perspective on gear, his techniques for minimizing crowds in photographs, how to avoid the status quo, and the importance of continually investing in yourself. By the end of the class you’ll be well armed with the knowledge you need to capture new perspectives of wherever your adventures take you.

The Hue tab and all its sliders in Adobe Camera Raw are easy to misunderstand and are therefore often overlooked. The power to change colors lies in these sliders, and to best understand the Hue tab, it’s important to understand color. “The degree to which a stimulus can be described as similar to or different from stimuli that are described as red, green, blue, and yellow.” That’s hue—now you know! That definition tells us that hue describes the appearance of color. You can switch out the word “color” with “hue” in the sentence “What color is that?” without changing the meaning. So h...

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The Hue tab and all its sliders in Adobe Camera Raw are easy to misunderstand and are therefore often overlooked. The power to change colors lies in these sliders, and to best understand the Hue tab, it’s important to understand color. “The degree to which a stimulus can be described as similar to or different from stimuli that are described as red, green, blue, and yellow.” That’s hue—now you know! That definition tells us that hue describes the appearance of color. You can switch out the word “color” with “hue” in the sentence “What color is that?” without changing the meaning. So h...

Learn how to translate techniques from movies into your drone footage for a cinematic look with Dave Williams! Dave travels the world shooting with all types of cameras, and especially his drones. In this class Dave teaches you how to stand out from the crowd by using your drone with complete creative control to fly like a movie director and create something truly cinematic. You’ll learn how to overcome limitations, do your research ahead of time, configure your drone’s settings for optimal capture, and practice the types of movements used in movies to capture the viewer’s attention and tell your story.

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Learn how to translate techniques from movies into your drone footage for a cinematic look with Dave Williams! Dave travels the world shooting with all types of cameras, and especially his drones. In this class Dave teaches you how to stand out from the crowd by using your drone with complete creative control to fly like a movie director and create something truly cinematic. You’ll learn how to overcome limitations, do your research ahead of time, configure your drone’s settings for optimal capture, and practice the types of movements used in movies to capture the viewer’s attention and tell your story.

As a travel photographer, I often have to work hard to capture a lot of images in a short span of time. Working against the clock means that whatever conditions I find at each location are the conditions I have for the image, like it or lump it. The opportunity to return to a location because the weather wasn’t quite as I wanted is rare because the “conveyor-belt” method of working is pretty common in travel, generating a lot of content for commission or stock and then quickly moving on to the next project. As with many problems, there’s a solution for this issue. That’s what I want to s...

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As a travel photographer, I often have to work hard to capture a lot of images in a short span of time. Working against the clock means that whatever conditions I find at each location are the conditions I have for the image, like it or lump it. The opportunity to return to a location because the weather wasn’t quite as I wanted is rare because the “conveyor-belt” method of working is pretty common in travel, generating a lot of content for commission or stock and then quickly moving on to the next project. As with many problems, there’s a solution for this issue. That’s what I want to s...

Have you ever taken an image that would be great if it weren’t for that one little, niggling discrepancy? Let’s fix it in Photoshop and bring the image back to life! Here are some of my tips and tricks for giving your broken photos a digital breath of life. So, there are generally two schools of thought when it comes to the application of Adobe Photoshop to photography: There are the people like me who believe in the power of postproduction and, morals upstanding, will edit anything, anytime, anyhow; and then there’s a hardcore clan of camera-purists who insist that if you can’t get it r...

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Have you ever taken an image that would be great if it weren’t for that one little, niggling discrepancy? Let’s fix it in Photoshop and bring the image back to life! Here are some of my tips and tricks for giving your broken photos a digital breath of life. So, there are generally two schools of thought when it comes to the application of Adobe Photoshop to photography: There are the people like me who believe in the power of postproduction and, morals upstanding, will edit anything, anytime, anyhow; and then there’s a hardcore clan of camera-purists who insist that if you can’t get it r...

Antelope Canyon: Day to Night

with David Williams

While I was stateside last year for Photoshop World 2017 in Orlando, I took the opportunity, as always, to make the most of the trip. I had the pleasure of visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and it was great that the guide was throwing around photographic advice to everybody, having had so much experience in the conditions of the canyons, but I wanted to make sure I got something different than everybody else. With this tutorial, I’ll show you how I used two shots from that trip to create something unique with Adobe Photoshop. Let’s walk through how I turned a midday shot of Upper Ante...

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While I was stateside last year for Photoshop World 2017 in Orlando, I took the opportunity, as always, to make the most of the trip. I had the pleasure of visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and it was great that the guide was throwing around photographic advice to everybody, having had so much experience in the conditions of the canyons, but I wanted to make sure I got something different than everybody else. With this tutorial, I’ll show you how I used two shots from that trip to create something unique with Adobe Photoshop. Let’s walk through how I turned a midday shot of Upper Ante...

Phone 3D Elements Tutorial

with David Williams

In this project, we’ll take a London city scene that features a tall object (in this case, it’s the Elizabeth Tower, or St. Stephens Tower, or Big Ben, or Jubilee Tower, depending on who you ask) and composite it with an image of a smartphone. We’ll manipulate the two images in Adobe Photoshop to create an effect where it appears that part of the building comes to life and emerges from the smartphone. Together, we’ll blend the desired elements of both images to create the composite. With this tutorial, I’ve provided you with the files you’ll need to follow along, but here’s what you need...

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In this project, we’ll take a London city scene that features a tall object (in this case, it’s the Elizabeth Tower, or St. Stephens Tower, or Big Ben, or Jubilee Tower, depending on who you ask) and composite it with an image of a smartphone. We’ll manipulate the two images in Adobe Photoshop to create an effect where it appears that part of the building comes to life and emerges from the smartphone. Together, we’ll blend the desired elements of both images to create the composite. With this tutorial, I’ve provided you with the files you’ll need to follow along, but here’s what you need...

In this project, we’ll overcome an obstacle that photographers face all too often. In landscape photography, we’re told time and time again that there are only two times each day when we can successfully shoot a landscape: the golden hour (often referred to as the “magic” hour), which is early in the morning and again late in the evening. But when we’re out on the road desperately trying to cram so many awesome locations into our tight schedules, it’s not always practical, and we have to carefully choose where we are for sunrise and sunset. Our well-planned golden hour shoots can easily ...

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In this project, we’ll overcome an obstacle that photographers face all too often. In landscape photography, we’re told time and time again that there are only two times each day when we can successfully shoot a landscape: the golden hour (often referred to as the “magic” hour), which is early in the morning and again late in the evening. But when we’re out on the road desperately trying to cram so many awesome locations into our tight schedules, it’s not always practical, and we have to carefully choose where we are for sunrise and sunset. Our well-planned golden hour shoots can easily ...

In this project, we’ll blend a headshot of a model with a block of text using various layer and masking techniques to create a portrait you can see and read. It’s not dissimilar to a double exposure, which is a very hot technique right now, but rather than combining a portrait and a scene, it uses text. We’ll learn how the layers interact to create an image that can be used for promotional materials, to tell a story in a unique way, or just for fun. I once used this technique to overlay a musician’s lyrics on his portrait. Another example that went viral is a police officer with a story of ...

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In this project, we’ll blend a headshot of a model with a block of text using various layer and masking techniques to create a portrait you can see and read. It’s not dissimilar to a double exposure, which is a very hot technique right now, but rather than combining a portrait and a scene, it uses text. We’ll learn how the layers interact to create an image that can be used for promotional materials, to tell a story in a unique way, or just for fun. I once used this technique to overlay a musician’s lyrics on his portrait. Another example that went viral is a police officer with a story of ...