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  • 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…

  • Cereal Shoot Lighting Diagram

    Mar 5th, 2008  |  4 Comments

    I got a number of emails, and comments, asking if I would do a lighting diagram of how the cereal shot from Monday was done, but once I started working on the diagram, I realized how much I hate lighting diagrams, so I set the shoot back up and took a shot of the set-upContinue…

  • Wednesday News Stuff-a-Roonie

    Mar 5th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    It’s time for our midweek look at stuff: Since we’ve been talking about shooting food this week, here’s a site that mixes Photoshop with photography. It’s called “Teri Shoots Food” and they’ve got a very clever way to show the Photoshop post production work applied to some high-end food shoots. You basically “scrub” your sliderContinue…

  • Review: Lucis Art Photoshop Plug-in (and the “Dave Hill Look”)

    Mar 4th, 2008  |  8 Comments

    The original image is shown above—that’s Photoshop User Managing Editor Issac Stolzenbach, on his classic Honda Shadow Sabre (click for a larger view). The Lucis Art plug-in interface (Click for a larger view). The grittier, hyper-sharpened, high-contrast image after applying the Lucis Art plug-in (click for a larger view). YOU’VE GOT THE LOOK Photography, likeContinue…

  • Shooting (and Lighting) for Food

    Mar 3rd, 2008  |  1 Comments

    I mentioned last week that I’ve been trying to get my wife to do a cookbook of her recipes, and along those lines I’ve been shooting a lot of food lately (when I tell people I’ve been shooting food, they usually look at me and say, “Food?” I tell them to think of the typeContinue…

  • Friday Wrap-Up (and BIG news about Nik Software’s Viveza plug-in)

    Feb 29th, 2008  |  1 Comments

    Before we get started, just a quick word of thanks to the wonderful folks at the ISAP (International Society of Aviation Photographers). I spoke at their annual symposium in Dallas, Texas yesterday (on behalf of Nikon), and I just had a wonderful time. They’re a terrific group to present to, and once again I wasContinue…

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