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Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complex. Sometimes you can get lovely results from very simple portrait lighting techniques. While it’s easy to get caught up with buying and using gear, sometimes you just don’t need it. We’ll take a look at three simple portrait lighting techniques. Here’s the really nice part. They’re inexpensive, or […]

The Dominance of Color

The Dominance of Color

I have a tendency to prefer color photos. More accurately, I love strong colors. Color contrast, color symmetry or color complements. Just as Joe McNally frequently points out the language of light, I enjoy the language of color. So when and why would, or should, you use black and white in your photography? The simple […]

The Evolution of an Image

The Evolution of an Image

I thought I’d show the evolution of an image today. Everything from the initial capture to my post-processing workflow to complete it. The image itself is just a snapshot, but it was a good subject for this kind of discussion. That’s because we see things differently than our cameras. Those devices simply cannot compete with […]

First Look At Intensify Pro From MacPhun Software

Intensify Pro from MacPhun Software is part of a new generation of photo editing software. It works as a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, but it also works well as a stand-alone editing tool. The developers at MacPhun Software managed to combine ease of use and detailed control in one software package. Rather than […]

It’s Just A Photo

It's Just A Photo

I was setting up for a shot at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom a few years ago when I caught some criticism from a mother with her kids. She summed it up with just a few words.  It’s just a photo. Believe it or not, that’s been nagging me for these years.

Perception vs Reality

Perception vs Reality

It happened again. Some people who work with me discovered that I’m into photography. All of the usual questions came out as they started flipping through my photos. Once again, I found myself trying deal with perception vs reality. Here’s how that usually works.