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02 Aug 2018

2018 Fall Portrait Season

It is that time of the year.  Fall portrait season is almost here.  Book early to ensure you have a spot.  It rains so make sure you have time to make up any outdoor session.

Fall is by far the most popular portrait season.  Here is a link to help you with picking the perfect location, time of day and clothes to wear.  If you have any question please feel free to contact myself.

I don’t charge for designing holiday cards with any portrait session.  All you pay for is the printing cost.

Custom designed front of a holiday card.

31 Jul 2018
dslr video settings

Video Settings a DSLR

Video Settings a DSLR

What settings to you need to set to shoot video on a DSLR? I will go over the basic settings and optional Picture Style Settings on my Canon DSLR. Note I shoot most video with low contrast but not always with desaturated color!  There is a lot more to shooting video than just the settings but hopefully this will get you pointed in the right direction.
Technicolor Picture Profile Download Link: https://www.technicolor.com/cinestyle

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

20 Jul 2018

How to Batch Process using Scripts-Image Processor in Adobe Photoshop

How to Batch Process using Scripts-Image Processor in Adobe Photoshop

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

14 Jul 2018
NEVER use Dust and Scratches in Adobe Photoshop

NEVER use Dust and Scratches in Adobe Photoshop

Why you should never use dust and scratches in product photography and what you should do to fix it properly.

How to create dynamic contrast in photographs using frequency separation in Adobe Photoshop CC.

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

05 Jul 2018
Dynamic Contrast in Adobe Photoshop CC

Dynamic Contrast in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to create dynamic contrast in photographs using frequency separation in Adobe Photoshop CC.

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

03 Jul 2018

Day at the Beach

I spent a day at Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland taking candid family photographs.   Here are a few from the trip.  Candid photography is a great way to remember a trip or moment.  They capture raw emotion verses a posed look.  Hope you enjoy these images.  It was a great time and I even got a chance to fish in the ocean.  Thanks to all who were involved.

Kids Portraits:

Senior Portraits:

General Portraits:

30 Jun 2018
Brush Smoothing in Adobe Photohsop CC

Brush Smoothing in Adobe Photohsop CC

Brush Smoothing in Adobe Photohsop CC

How to use the new brush smoothing in Adobe Photoshop CC.  Smoothing does not make your line smoother but helps you draw a smoother line.  This functions is really geared towards drawing rather than photographic adjustments.  Personally, it is a function that I will never use for the most part.  Anyway if you would like to learn how to use the 4 basic functions of smoothing watch my short tutorial.  You can see on the thumbnail image to the left how wiggly the line are I drew with my mouse.  The lines on the right I drew exactly the same way but with smoothing on.  Hope you enjoy

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

18 Jun 2018
Dynamic Black & White using Channel Mixer and Calculations

Dynamic Black & White using Channel Mixer and Calculations

How to create dynamic black and white images using either Channel Mixer or Calculation in Adobe Photoshop CC.  This is not always the best method to use but sometimes it can really create amazing images.  Channel Mixer is pretty straight forward but you will have to play around with Calculations.

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

14 Jun 2018

Synchronizing in Lightroom Classic CC for Websites

How to synchronize settings an export functions in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC for toning and sizing images for website design.

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.

13 Jun 2018
I am starting with Photo Mechanic going to Adobe Camera Raw, then to Adobe Photoshop and finally with jpegmini. I use this process over because it gives me more toning control but it could be streamlined in Lightroom.

Editing for a Website Start to Finish

I am starting with Photo Mechanic going to Adobe Camera Raw, then to Adobe Photoshop and finally with jpegmini. I use this process over because it gives me more toning control but it could be streamlined in Lightroom.

To see more Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials check out my Tutorial Pages.