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  • Monthly Archives October 2012

    Let me start of by introducing myself.

    My name is Frank Doorhof, and I’m based in the Netherlands where I run a photostudio together with my wife Annewiek. We shoot mainly fashion, artists, celebrities and some family work.

    Where most people will probably know me from is the workshops and the videos you can find on Kelby Training. You probably already read a lot from me about why you should use a light meter, calibrate your monitor and use a color checker…. So when I’m asked for a guest post on Scott’s blog I decided to do it a bit differently this time.

    One of the things I always hear during the workshops I teach can be boiled down to two main topics:

    Creativity and getting your name known.

    Let’s look at these two for todays guestblog.

    Creativity
    When I do portfolio reviews I see a lot of nice work, but very often I see work that I think could be improved A LOT by adding some simple things in the image. In other words, the light is great, the posing of the model is okay, the location is great but… Well, let’s start at the beginning.

    We all know how we started out right?

    A model with jeans and a tanktop. Now this is great as an outfit for outside, don’t get me wrong. I love jeans and a tanktop (although you will never see me wearing them :D) However when we do a photo shoot it’s often much more interesting to add something extra to the image and this is were the problems start…. Styling costs money right?

    Well yes and no.

    What a lot of photographers forget is that you don’t really need a stylist per se. A stylist is a great addition to your shoot, but there is a lot you can do yourself just by being “creative.” Most of all, learn to see possibilities with materials and props you would normally probably not see fit for photoshoots.

    I can write a lot of text, but let’s look at some examples and you can see how material that actually did not cost anything (or very little) can make some really interesting images.

    The material in this first image is actually bubble plastic. A lot of companies have big rolls of this in the packing department, and with a bit of creativity, the model has a new dress. When lighting this material it gives an awesome look due to the structure of the bubbles and the slight reflective look.

    The next image did raise some eyebrows when people heard during a seminar what the material was for these dresses… Believe it or not, but it’s all Christmas wrapping paper that was left from Christmas, so in fact it got a second life.

    But you can also use props.

    In the following shot I used an old window that I bought for less than $20 in a junk yard. The dress the model wears looks like a wedding dress with a twist, but it’s not a dress at all. The whole dress is made out of curtains (yeah the stuff that hangs in front of windows).

    That same dress can be made into something really special…

    It's big. It's bad. It's here --- Shortcut Sumo, a brand-new ebook from "The Photoshop Guys" at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) [Matt, RC, Corey, Pete, and me] with quick, easy access to all the Mac and PC keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign and Illustrator and it's available NOW for the iPad. Here's the Scoop: If there was ever an idea that works as an ebook, this is it because to do the book the way I envisioned it, you really couldn't do it as a printed book --- it would literally be thousands of pages; as thick as a phone book and nobody would ever buy it at the price you'd need to charge. That's because I really felt this book would need to have two very specific features: (1) I wanted just one shortcut per page. That's…

    I wish I had better news about this one, but due to Sandy (the massive storm), most of DC and the surrounding areas are in a state of emergency and we had no choice but to postpone today's event (my Photoshop for Photographers seminar). We're working with the Convention Center to reschedule a new date as soon as possible, and I'll keep you informed as soon as we know the date. Of course, we're very disappointed, and we know many of you are, too --- thanks for understanding, and we'll be back on a sunny day real soon. If you are registered for the event, keep an eye on your email for more details. In the meantime, stay safe everyone and know that our prayers are with you.

    (Above: iPhone shot of Nikon's huge booth right at the front door of the expo hall). This was a quick trip: up one day and right back home the next, but it was totally worth it (plus I got to do a session on "Photoshop for Travel Photographers" at B&H Photo the night before, and it went really great --- thanks to everyone who came out, and to the awesome team at B&H Photo for the honor of letting me teach there. I had a wonderful crowd and met some really nice folks. (Above: This was taken right before my class at B&H Photo started --- photo by my buddy Dave with his iPhone). I didn't have any sessions at the show itself, (just a few meetings) so I got to do my two favorite things: (1) Check out all the latest gear from the vendors,…

    http://youtu.be/yNR9xVIVTI8 A Walk In Paris If you missed the webcast with Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, and RC Concepcion the other night, it's now available "on demand!"  Join them as they discuss the Worldwide Photo Walk and Scott's photo walk in Montmarte, Paris, as well as some post processing tips from Scott. You can watch it above, or head over to YouTube and see it there. Kelby Training Live Photoshop CS6 for Photographers with Scott Kelby 10/29 – Washington, DC 11/7 - Boston, MA One Light, Two Light with Joe McNally 11/2 – Philadelphia, PA 11/5 – Tampa, FL Lightroom 4 Live with Matt Kloskowski 11/26 - Toronto, ON Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these seminars! Kelby Training Sales Don't forget, you can still get 15% off all books and DVDs at the Kelby Training Store! All you have to do is…

    Hello every one! My name is Regina Pagles, aka 'shineylewis' and I am a hobbyist photographer living in Springdale, Utah. I am honored to be writing a post for this blog. Thank you Scott Kelby and Brad Moore for providing me this opportunity. Dreams really do come true! It was roughly 20 years ago that my dad purchased the first version of Photoshop and installed it on his Apple 2e computer. We had no idea how to use the software and it was clearly above our skill level. In spite of this, we managed to figure out how to place my dad's head onto Arnold Schwarzenegger's body. To this day, I remember our laughter! I was fascinated with the program, but never found the time to devote to learning all of it's intricacies. I always said to myself, "One day..." Fast forward 20 years: that…

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