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24 Mar 2017
Candid or Posed Page

Choosing between Candid or Posed

Check out my new page on posed and candid portraits it is part of my portrait information page, that I have been working on.  I am gearing up for spring portraits, so don’t hesitate to book your date.  Spring will not last long!.

Hate those studio senior portraits.   Give me a call and we can work out a location and style that works best for you.

22 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Independent Coal Miners of Pennsylvania

Independent Coal Miners

 

I covered the Independent Coal Miners of Pennsylvania for many years, while I worked as a journalist.  The miners were honest and open and lead to great stories on their struggles with MSHA.  I added a very large gallery of some of the images I took during that time.   Take a look and see what it is like their world underground. It has been a while since I was up in coal country, but most of these mines are not in operation anymore.

Coal Mine Gallery

20 Mar 2017
Two images demonstrating how much you lose on a 1X3 crop. Notice crop of subject in photograph.

What a Photographer Needs to Know to Shoot a Website

Image Ratios

Getting hired to shoot images for a website is pretty common now.  A lot of small businesses decide to manage their own sites.  This is not a big issue, as long as you have your template or site available before the shoot.  A photographer really needs to know what size image needs to be in pixels before they shoot.  This helps the photographer shoot each image in the correct ratio and avoids important information getting cropped.  Not knowing image sizes or ratios can result in re-shoots and extra costs.   It also benefits the client because I can size all images for the client and make them ready to use.

A quick note for clients.  Color Management is very important for photography.  It ensures color to be true to a viewer.  Most photographers use the color space Adobe RGB or Adobe 1998.  Any image used on the internet should be in sRGB.  Make sure your photographer or webmaster converts files to the correct color space.

Below, I will post a new page I am devoting to Website Information.  I show examples of how image ratios can affect your photograph.

Info for Websites

 

17 Mar 2017

Learn Adobe Photoshop Free

Ever wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. I have a series of YouTube videos, that I use as a supplement for my college Adobe Photoshop class. Feel free to check it out. I go over learning how to edit destructively in Adobe Photoshop. The 200 level playlist goes over non-destructive toning. I also have Adobe Lightroom and some other photo related videos on the channel.

13 Mar 2017

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn the Basics of Adobe Photoshop? I have a series of 100 level Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 videos on YouTube. Best of all they are free. I won’t try and sell you anything. I use these videos as a supplement to my college Photoshop classes. Enjoy!

13 Mar 2017
Screen capture of the John Whitehead Images website redesign.

Website Redesign

I am presently redesigning my website with new imagery and information.  I will be adding new content over the next two weeks.  Check back and let me know what you think and share with your friends.

I have one new section that partially done.  It has helpful information of locations, what to wear and lighting.  I will be adding more detail examples to go with the page.  Click here to see Portrait Infomation! 

Sections that are in the works are toning examples, before and after, commercial information and video links.

Hope to see you this Spring!