Photo Contest: “Water”

The theme for the GreyLearning Photo Contest for April is “Water”. This is intentionally a very broad topic, so feel free to think creatively about this photo contest!

The photographer of the winning image will receive one year of free access to the GreyLearning Ultimate Bundle (a US$149 value). You can get more details (and submit an image) by following this link:

Contest Winner: “Narrow Depth of Field”

We are pleased to announce that photographer Bruce O’Donnell has won the March 2018 GreyLearning Photo Contest with his image “Garden Guest”. As the winning photographer, Bruce will receive the Grand Prize of a Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens with a value of US$599.

“Garden Guest” by Bruce O’Donnell

The theme for the March 2018 photo contest was “Narrow Depth of Field”. Bruce shared the following details about the capture of his image:


This green anole was photographed in Savannah, Georgia, in my garden. They are quite common in the southeast, and anything that eats bugs is most welcomed in my yard.

To get this shot, I had to approach slowly and even then the anole would jump from one ginger leaf to the other. Finally I was able to get close enough (1.3m) and lay on my back and wait until he peaked over the edge.


With the natural vibrant color of green anoles, the ginger leaf and the sky over head, it made for a rich blend of greens and blues.

The exposure was 1/250th at f/6.7, ISO 400. I used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200 f2.8 L IS II lens at 200mm.


Congratulations to Bruce O’Donnell for this beautiful winning image. And thank you to Tamron USA for sponsoring the March 2018 edition of the GreyLearning Photo Contest.

Photo Contest: “Narrow Depth of Field”

The theme for the GreyLearning Photo Contest for March is “Narrow Depth of Field”. This month the contest is sponsored by Tamron USA, and the Grand Prize is a Tamron 35mm f/1.8 lens valued at US$599. Please note that for this contest the winner must reside in the United States.

UPDATE: The submission deadline for this photo contest has passed, and the winner will be announced shortly.

Contest Winner: “Motion in a Still”

We are pleased to present the winning image from the February GreyLearning Photo Contest, which had a theme of “Motion in a Still”. Here is the winning photo by photographer Sharlott Hasty:

Horses Running in Snow by Sharlott Hasty

Here is what Sharlott had to say about capturing this beautiful photo:


This photo of the horses was taken in February 2017 at a ranch in Northern Wyoming. What an exciting morning when we woke up to eighteen
inches of new snow on the ground.

The wranglers were moving 86 horses across the new snow from one pasture to another. This was quite a sight as the horses were
stirring up clouds of snow as they ran. The sky was overcast, creating a giant soft box.

It was a very cold but photo-filled morning.  I took many pictures of the string of running horses then looked for an image with a group of horses that were without merges.

Details: Nikon D500, Nikkor 18-300 at 52 mm, 1/1250, f8, +1EV because of the snow, ISO 900. Edited in Lightroom CC.


Congratulations to Sharlott on her great image. As the winner of the February 2018 GreyLearning Photo Contest, Sharlott will receive one year of free access to the full GreyLearning Ultimate Bundle. Stay tuned for future contests and winners!

New Course: Sharing Photos with Photoshop Elements

We have published a new course in the GreyLearning library focused on showing you the many ways you can share your photos using both the Photoshop Elements Organizer and the Photoshop Elements Editor.

The course is called “Photoshop Elements: Sharing Photos”, and it includes lessons that guide you through the process of exporting copies of your photos, sending images easily via email, creating a calendar featuring your photos, and much more.

The “Photoshop Elements: Sharing Photos” course is included in the “Mastering Photoshop Elements” bundle of courses available through GreyLearning. In addition, you can purchase “Sharing Photos” as a standalone course here:


New Course: Organizing Photos in Photoshop Elements

We have published a new course in the GreyLearning library focused on helping you truly understand the various organizational features in the Photoshop Elements Organizer. The course, called “Photoshop Elements: Organizing Photos”, will enable you to define (and follow) a workflow that helps you manage your photos with confidence.

The “Photoshop Elements: Organizing Photos” course is included in the “Mastering Photoshop Elements” course, which you can find on the GreyLearning website here:

In addition, “Organizing Photos” is available as a standalone course here:

New Course: “Photoshop Quick Tips”

We have published a new “Photoshop Quick Tips” course in the GreyLearning library, featuring a new episode every week with quick tips to help you make the most of Adobe Photoshop.

Every Friday we will add a new lesson, with tips aimed at helping you discover “hidden” features in Photoshop, techniques for leveraging various tools and features, and more. This course is included in the “GreyLearning Ultimate” Bundle as well as the “Photoshop for Photographers” Bundle. You can also purchase this course individually, at a low initial price of just $9.

If you’d like to get a new quick tip on Photoshop every week, you can get all of the details on the GreyLearning website here:

“Shoot for the Moon” Photo Contest

We are kicking off a monthly GreyLearning Photo Contest for 2018, and the first contest theme is “Shoot for the Moon”.

For this contest theme photographers are invited to submit their favorite image featuring the moon. The photographer whose image is selected as the winner will receive one year of free access to the GreyLearning Ultimate Bundle.

Images for this photo contest must be submitted no later than February 5, 2018.

UPDATE: You can see the winning image for the “Motion in a Still” photo contest here:

16 Years of “Ask Tim Grey”

Sixteen years ago today I sent out the very first edition of the Ask Tim Grey email newsletter (though at the time it was referred to as “Digital Darkroom Questions”.

It is hard to believe I’ve been at it so long. In fact, through today there have been 3,532 installments of this email newsletter.

To celebrate, we’re offering 16% off any course in the GreyLearning library. Simply use “ask16” (without the quotation marks) in the Coupon Code field during checkout (being sure to click the “Apply” button to apply the discount).

A huge “Thank You!” to all of you who allow the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter into your inbox each day, especially those of you who have been reading for years now. Thank you!

You can check out the GreyLearning video training library here:

New York City Photo Workshop 2018

I happy to announce I will once again be leading a five-day photography workshop in New York City in 2018.

I have lived in New York City for the last seven years, and have spent considerable time exploring and photographing the city during that time. I’ve also been leading photo workshops for more than a decade, and truly believe that our workshops are among the best available to photographers.

My 2018 New York City Photo Experience Workshop is an all-inclusive experience focused on helping you capture great photographs, learn to improve your photographic techniques, and have fun along the way.

For all of the details about the New York City photo workshop for 2018, please follow this link: