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  • 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…

  • 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…

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