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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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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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New Adobe Releases- AI

October 24, 2022 - New Releases for Adobe Typically I don't post about releases for Adobe, since honestly there are typically more than en...
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Just can not get the light right?

October 17, 2022 - Just Can Not get the Light Right In the first image above light is coming in from a window camera right. In addition, a...
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Another Look at temperature- a one stop fix?

April 25, 2022 - Another Look at Temperature Most experienced photographers understand the basics about light temperature and color base...
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Shadows and Highlights- Another Look

April 18, 2022 - Shadows and Highlights - Another Look It can be difficult at times in camera to get exactly the correct exposure, espec...
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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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Hidden (quick) actions

February 07, 2022 - Hidden (Quick)actions in Photoshop As most know, there are many ways to accomplish a task in Photoshop. As updates and...
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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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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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Can the Healing Brush Help?

April 26, 2021 - Can The Healing Brush Help? You may own a collapsible background, which is typically about 5 ft x 7 ft. They can be ver...
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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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Dehaze or Contrast?

March 01, 2021 - Dehaze or Contrast? In lightroom there are two sliders that seemingly have similar functions, the Dehaze and Contrast s...
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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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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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Have you tried Composites?

June 24, 2019 - Composites (Using Blend Modes) Sometimes you may want to add a little digital artistry to some of your images. One can...
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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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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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Skin Tones

March 05, 2018 - Have you every taken a set of images where the skin tone just does not look right to you? Your white balance could be of...
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Taking control of Vingettes

January 29, 2018 - Some people love Vignettes for drawing attention into their subject, while others don't use them at all. Certainly, like...
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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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Shooting animals through glass

November 06, 2017 - More often these days zoos and animals preserves are placing their animals in glass enclosures. There are several reason...
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Gradients for Portraits?

October 16, 2017 - When it comes to portraits, most photographers try to get as much right in camera as possible. At times though there are...
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Are you a creature of habit?

August 21, 2017 - Regardless of whether you may be a seasoned pro or a casual photographer, many of us get into the habit of doing a task...
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Another Look at the CLT

March 13, 2017 - Photoshop has many ways to edit images, and there are literally dozens of plugins or actions that can be added to Photos...
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Fibers?

March 28, 2016 - Some say there is a use for everything, and yes, we can use 'Fibers' effectively in photoshop. The above image shows a m...
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How did I do that?

March 21, 2016 - When working in Photoshop (elements) most of us know to save the image in a PSD format if we ever want to continue editi...
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A plan for sharpening

March 14, 2016 - Many photographers want as sharp of an image with their subjects in most cases. Photoshop can help in some cases where a...
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Noise

March 03, 2016 - Noise can creep into almost any image that is dark, like a nighttime shot, or one that has shadows. Noise can appear gra...
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Fantasy backgrounds

January 25, 2016 - I wanted to share a website that contains a wealth of artwork that may be used for backgrounds both physical and digital...
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Photoshop curves

January 04, 2016 - Most of the time when we are post processing images, if highlights or shadows are not quite right we can correct quite a...
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Photoshop makeup??

December 28, 2015 - There are few things that will ignite a spark in a female client (or some models) than having her makeup done. Makeup ar...
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To blur or not to blur

November 25, 2015 - In most cases, the photographer will want an image as sharp as possible. However there are cases in which a blur effect...
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Batching files in photoshop

November 23, 2015 - Most of us have fairly busy lives which may include our job, family, school, and many other personal activities. Whether...
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Do you need a droplet?

November 18, 2015 - Some photographers use a certain effect in photoshop on a regular basis, it may even be a process that defines their bra...
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Self running presentations

November 16, 2015 - Have you ever want to show off your work and were really not sure what type of computer or software that your recipient...
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Clipart and photoshop

November 11, 2015 - During your creative process you occasionally may find the need for clipart. There are dozens of commercial programs tha...
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Color & Contrast with LAB

November 09, 2015 - In post production there are quite a few ways to enhance colors in your image in many editing programs. Within Lightroom...
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Pop art_comic book images

November 02, 2015 - Sometimes a photographer just wants to be just a little more creative with his or her images. Other times, an image is j...
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A sharp image

October 29, 2015 - Unless we are specifically striving for an artistic effect, most photographers try to get the sharpest image possible wh...
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Controlling Shadows

October 19, 2015 - Shadows in the background of a photograph can either be your friend or your foe. For example, if you are shooting a port...
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Preparing for Halloween

September 21, 2015 - The Halloween season can be fun and some great images can be made that can used year around for theme parties that featu...
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Smoke and Fog

June 17, 2015 - Smoke can certainly create an mystical effect in an image. There are many devices that can create smoke, but often it ma...
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Lighting effects

April 18, 2015 - It is almost always better to get your lighting correct when on set. You will want a properly exposed and composed photo...
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Levitation

April 17, 2015 - Levitation can be a fun and creative form of photography. You can make people fly, float, or objects around them float....
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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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Compositing and photoshop blend modes

April 07, 2015 - A photographer or designer can get very creative in photoshop and similar image editing program by using composited imag...
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