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Generative Fill, a work in progress

June 05, 2023 - Generative Fill, a work in progress T he above image was one that I made a few years back, and after despite an initial...
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An Afterthought?

April 17, 2023 - An Afterthought...! Most photographers try to plan their concepts out in detail for quite a few reasons. It could be ti...
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Can Photoshop create happiness?

February 27, 2023 - Can Photoshop Create Happiness? Can Photoshop create happiness? Well maybe, sometimes! A photoshop user may be happy wh...
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Sometimes little things count

November 07, 2022 - Sometimes little things count I rarely throw away images, even from years ago unless there is a pretty significant prob...
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Speedlight- Last Minute?!

October 10, 2022 - Images taken from random posts (not my own) Speedlight - Last Minute?! Most photographers like to be prepared for most...
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Ai- is it art?

September 19, 2022 - AI - Is it Art? There are a growing number of AI generators in the net with some requiring only a text prompt to genera...
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Is there hope?

September 12, 2022 - Is there Hope? Every now and again, we make mistakes in exposure. We may be caught up in the moment, not use a light me...
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Revisit the Inverse square law

September 06, 2022 - Revisit to the Inverse Square Law There are literally hundreds of photographic accessories that you can purchase for yo...
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Bleached skin

August 15, 2022 - Bleached skin and Gobo work There are many tutorials on the net that describe how to edit a photo to get a bleach white...
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Challenged-underwater

June 13, 2022 - Challenge - Underwater One of the most challenging forms of photography for a model or photographer is underwater pho...
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One image, many uses

May 02, 2022 - One image, many uses Genres in photography tend to overlap greatly in most cases. Is the Image commercial, boudoir, gla...
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Considering Artboards?

April 04, 2022 - Artboards There are certainly many ways to work, present, and even your images in photoshop. In many cases though we ar...
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Gobo

March 07, 2022 - Gobo's GoBo's (Go-between's) are devices that 'go-between' the light source and the subject. In some cases Gobo's can p...
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Pretty Images?

January 31, 2022 - Pretty Images?? While on social media recently, I ran across a posts that gained quite a bit of attention relating to h...
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Look Up Tables- One stop shopping?

January 24, 2022 - Look Up Tables (LUTs)- One stop Shop? There is certainly no lack of programs in addition to photoshop that will allow y...
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TOO serious?

January 10, 2022 - Is your Photography TOO serious? In the majority of cases we want our subjects to look their very best in their photogr...
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Symmetry in Posing

November 15, 2021 - Symmetry and Connections in Posing There is something special when you can get subjects to pose in a nearly identical m...
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Immersive Experience

November 08, 2021 - An Immersive Experience Recently I had the opportunity while in Nevada to attend the Shark Reef Aquarium. The aquarium...
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Targeted adjustments- Revisited

October 18, 2021 - Targeted Adjustments - Revisited Photoshop has long had a tool that what Adobe calls a targeted adjustment. It is locat...
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Magic of Duotones

September 13, 2021 - Magic Of Duotones When some people think of Duotones, they think something along the lines of the image above. The subj...
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Creative Light Masking-Drama

August 23, 2021 - Creative Light Masking- Drama Creative light masking and shaping typically involves molding light to allow it to fall w...
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Templates

August 09, 2021 - Have You Used Photoshop Templates? As artists, we often want to create our own original work from start to finish. That...
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Some thoughts on beach photo's

August 02, 2021 - Some Thoughts on Beach Photo's Quite a few people flock to the beaches during the summer and apart from the water there...
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Bad picture-really?

April 05, 2021 - Bad Picture - Really? Did you ever have an image that once you looked at it, you asked yourself "did I really take this...
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Dress Creation

March 22, 2021 - Parachute Magic I have recently photographed several models in a Parachute Dress in a variety of colors. I wanted to sh...
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Contrast in portraits?

January 04, 2021 - Contrast in Portraits In many cases, a photographer wants a very sharp image. In fact, some want images tack-sharp. But...
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Don't be afraid to experiment

November 30, 2020 - Don't be afraid to Experiment with Hi ISO's Many photographers have historically be reluctant to photograph their subje...
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Wrap Around

November 16, 2020 - Wrap Around Lighting (Rim light) There are many forms of classic lighting to generate a specific results, and of course...
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White Balance in the Studio- Creative Effects

November 09, 2020 - White Balance in the Studio- Creative Photographers will often white balance their images either through the camera or...
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Surreal or Real?

October 26, 2020 - Surreal or Real? This year has certainly offered some real challenges to just about everyone. It almost seams like some...
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How do you support fellow creatives?

October 12, 2020 - Supporting Our Fellow Creatives In traditional jobs, fellow co-workers may see each other several times per week in the...
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Let it Snow (or Not)?!

October 05, 2020 - Let it Snow and Ice (Or Just Pretend it is) It's the time in the Northeast (Where I am located) that snow and ice is pr...
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Do you captivate your audience?

September 28, 2020 - Do you Captivate with your images? In a recent post I spoke about 'Dwell Time' (How long a viewer looks at your image(s...
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An experiment in editing

August 03, 2020 - An Experiment With COVID and other circumstances affecting the photography world, I have been experimenting with some e...
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An original Location

July 27, 2020 - White Cliffs It can be difficult to find location shoots these days that offer a variety of opportunities for both your...
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Customer Presentations

July 20, 2020 - Presentation Choices? If you photograph people, it is quite easy to come up with hundreds or even up to a thousand imag...
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Discard bad images???

June 22, 2020 - Do you discard bad images? Most photographers take many more images that the public or clients will ever see. In some c...
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Hi Rez Virtual Photoshoots?

April 13, 2020 - Hi Rez Virtual Photoshoots- A New Niche? With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many forms of people photography are at a...
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Studio withdrawl?

April 06, 2020 - Are you Itching to get Back Out in the Field? It is hard now with stay at home orders in many states for photographers.
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Stylized Portraits

January 20, 2020 - Stylized Portraits This week I thought I would like to talk a little about what I try to achieve in a portrait. I have...
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Artist Statements

November 11, 2019 - Do You Have an Artist Statement? Regardless of whether you are a photographer, a MUA, model, or any other creative prof...
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Photographing Aquariums and Learning

July 29, 2019 - Aquarium Adventures Aquariums can be found today in many larger cities and can be a great day adventure. The photograph...
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Cold shower

July 01, 2019 - Have you Taken a Cold Shower Recently? When is the last time that you have turned on your shower, cold water only, and...
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Dancers

June 17, 2019 - Photographing Dancers One of the most rewarding yet challenging subjects to photograph can be a dancer. A skilled dance...
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Education

June 09, 2019 - Educational Resources One of the most important things that we can do in our personal or professional lives is never st...
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Featured studio-HM Photography, Baltimore Maryland.

June 02, 2019 - Featured Studio - HM Photography, Baltimore Maryland HM photography is hosted by David Moser and is a residential type...
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Featured Studio- Undecided Studio, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

May 27, 2019 - Featured Studio - Undecided Studios, Harrisburg, PA Undecided Studios is a large, two story warehouse type studio locat...
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Simulating Sunset through a window curtain

August 27, 2018 - Simulating a Sunset There are countless tutorials on sunsets through the internet including Youtube. Here is one techni...
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Shooting from above?

July 16, 2018 - Do you shoot from above? Shooting from above your subject has definite advantages. Poses that you can achieve with th...
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Landscapes with a little twist

June 11, 2018 - Although typically I photograph people, I started my photographic career my photographing landscapes. The image to the l...
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Makeup Artist... yes or no?

May 07, 2018 - Should you hire a Makeup Artist (MUA)? Most, if not all women are able to do basic makeup. Certainly if you are working...
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Are Overlays worth it?

January 08, 2018 - There seems to be endless supplies of commercial editing products for photographers as well as just the average cell pho...
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Creative supplies and resources

September 25, 2017 - Whether you are a model, photographer, or any other professional, you are probably always looking for inspiration and su...
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Do you experiment?

September 18, 2017 - Recently, I was at a shoot where I was only able to bring a very limited amount of equipment. Professional strobes were...
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Just for Fun.. Food images

September 11, 2017 - Although I am primarily a portrait and glamour photographer, I do occasionally photograph other subjects sometimes to sh...
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Creating a Timeless Portrait

July 24, 2017 - What would you consider a timeless portrait? Is it one that evokes strong memories of your past? Is it a photo that evok...
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Do Textures add Interest?

July 17, 2017 - Almost anyone taking a photo that they wish to share want the image to grab the attention of the viewer and keep it ther...
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Your choice of colors

April 17, 2017 - Do you have a burning need to know what "Xanadu", "Raw Umber" or "Inchworm" may be? Yes, they are really color names tha...
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Creative Commons (CC) Licensing

February 13, 2017 - One of the most confusing things about photography is when an image is released by the photographer, what can be done wi...
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Creative photography with Blacklight (UV)

April 27, 2015 - This week I wanted to spend a little time on some creative forms of photography which may not be mainstream for everyone...
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Silhouttes

April 15, 2015 - Silhouttes can be very creative and can also be elusive at times. The basic premise is that the subject is backlit with...
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People...People... People

April 13, 2015 - This week I want to examine forms of photography that are pushing creative limits from a variety of artists, but are rel...
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