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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May 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Photopea There are many photo and graphics editing programs available both commercially and some actually free. They range from very simple to more complex and many online editors offer very limited access unless you pay a premium fee. I recently discovered an online app that offers a photoshop like interface which at least for now is free Photope...
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Blur Background in LR?

May 08, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Blur Background in Lightroom? Photographers typically want to get everything right in camera, but the reality is that sometimes conditions are not right, sometimes camera settings are not quite right, and sometimes during post production, a photographer may think, what if it looked like (insert idea) here. Blurring background can be done using a f...
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