Cyber-Weight and Big Rocks

June 26, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Cyber Weight and Big Rocks Recently I was in my backyard and found some sizable rocks that needed to be moved. They had partially sunk into the ground after several years and needed to be dug free. Finally dead lifting rocks, even 50 -80 lbs rocks was not an easy task. These rocks were taking up valuable space and I had to ask myself were they dec...
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Smile- Really?

June 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Smile- Really? I recently saw a post in social media concerning photographers asking models to smile. The model posting was a little critical in that she said that it is hard for her to Smile on Command and make it seem like it is a genuine smile. While smiles certainly may not be appropriate or desired in all images, photographers may occasionall...
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Generative Fill, a work in progress

June 05, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Generative Fill, a work in progress T he above image was one that I made a few years back, and after despite an initial thought, the multicolored wall just did not match the mood that I was going for in the image. Despite various techniques with radial spotlighting, burning, cropping the background still seemed distracting to the theme. Now of cou...
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Stand out or blend in?

May 29, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Stand out or Blend in? Most photographers want their subjects to stand out from the background, to achieve some depth or interest. This involves a sometimes complex arrangement involving lighting ratios, distance from subject, size of the modifier, and type of modifier. Of the two images above, most would agree that the darker background gives the...
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What about the floor?

May 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
What about the Floor (or surface)? Photographers often invest in a variety of things such as new cameras, lenses, backdrops, props, wardrobe etc., but sometimes when it comes to taking the actual image, the surface or floor that a person can be standing on may not be just right for the concept or even distracting. Composites that look realistic ca...
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