Posted March, 2008

  • Day 2 of Lighting Gear Week

    Mar 11th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    OK, so yesterday we looked at a very inexpensive way to do a location portrait shoot, or some wedding photography, using simple a “Hot Shoe” flash, one light stand and an umbrella. Today we’re going to take it up a notch. There are two main things I’d tell a friend to get next: An additionalContinue…

  • Welcome to “Lighting Gear Week”

    Mar 10th, 2008  |  3 Comments

    This past weekend I was talking to my Peachpit Press Editor, Ted Waitt, and he was asking for my advice about getting some new camera gear. The next thing he wanted to get into was lighting and he wanted to know what his options were. After talking for a few minutes, Ted said, “Ya know,Continue…

  • Report From Laurie Excell’s Nature Safari (and Jeff Revell’s Photowalk in DC)

    Mar 10th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    I had a busy few days this weekend; starting on Friday where I got up a 5:00 am to meet up with Laurie Excell and Moose Peterson at Laurie’s “Nature Safari” at Ft. Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida (about 45 minutes from my office). Then on Saturday Matt Kloskowski and I flew up toContinue…

  • Friday News Nuggets

    Mar 7th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    Here’s a very quick look at what’s goin’ on (because I’ve got an early morning shoot). Flying with Fish has a must-read article this week on the recent rise in camera theft at airport security checkpoints. If you travel with camera gear, you’ve got to read this one (here’s the link). Also, Steven Frischling (ofContinue…

  • I Have Finally Found My Lab

    Mar 7th, 2008  |  5 Comments

    Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I do a lot of my own in-house prints (I have an Epson Stylus Pro 3800, 2400, and a 7880), but I also send out some work to different labs (mostly wedding albums, photo books, etc.), and for those I’ve been using a number ofContinue…

  • Getting That Cool Gritty Look Right in Camera Raw and Photoshop or Lightroom

    Mar 6th, 2008  |  12 Comments

    Before: The original unretouched image of Issac. (Click on it for a larger view) After: Issac after applying the effect in Camera Raw and Photoshop (no plug-ins). (Click on it for a larger view) Direct Gritty Technique Back on Tuesday a posted a review of the Lucis Art plug-in for Photoshop, which gives you aContinue…

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