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06 Apr 2018

Custom Toning and Paint and Drawing Effects

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I have two new pages added to my website.  These are really meant for portrait clients but anyone can use them.  The first new page has examples of alternative toning.  I have a lot of other toning styles but they did not really fit with this specific image.  However, it will give you an idea is what is available.  The second new sections are paint and drawing effects.  In this section a turn photographs into paintings or sketches.  The effects are multi -layered. The best part of layers is that I can easily turn off, change the color or slightly adjust just about anything in the image. Most of these effects have a variety of color options available. These look best printed on paper such as Hahnemule Photo Rag. This a matte archival pigment print paper. Also know as Giclee.

Custom Toning Link:

Paint and Drawing Effects Link:

04 Apr 2018

New Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw Features


This video is about New Lightroom version 7.3 and Adobe Camera Raw Features. Presets have changed, dehaze was added to basic and new profiles. ACR also can use Lightroom presets as well as the other new functions in Lightroom.

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

03 Apr 2018
01 Apr 2018
Candid Posed Portrait

Capture the Moment

 

So what is a Candid, Posed Portrait?  I was taking lit portraits(off camera fill flash) of my daughter on top of a mountain. We used to go hiking every Columbus Day.  I must have done something and when I looked back at my daughter was deep in thought.  These are difficult moments to get.  It is really hard for people to fake.  Sometimes you just get lucky.

The key to the image was the clean background and the lighting was already set up.  I had one shot to get it right.  One aspect of my photograph you will notice are backgrounds.  I stress from day one in my beginning photography classes how important clean background are.   Photographers use composition lighting, balance movement to achieve dynamic images.  The biggest difference between a novice and good pro is backgrounds.  I see so many images ruined by horrible backgrounds.

2018 Early Bird Discount 15%

In 2018 my only portrait discount will be an Early Bird Discount.   Anyone who orders prints within two weeks of their gallery going live will get 15% off their total.   Check out my kid’s gallery, my senior portrait gallery, or portrait gallery.

For more infomationon portraits visit these links.

 

26 Mar 2018
Adobe Lightroom Presets

How to use Adobe Lightroom CC Classic Presets

Have you ever wondered how to use the presets in Adobe Lightroom CC Classic?  I go over how to use the presets and how to create your own presets in a simple video tutorial.

Click here for my Ad0be Lightroom CC Tutorial Page

25 Mar 2018
Learn Adobe Lightroom

Learn Adobe Lightroom Classic

I have created a series for Adobe Lightroom Classic video tutorials. The videos are totally free. I use them in conjunction with a beginning photography class I teach. You can visit my webpage for those tutorials and more.

Click Here to Learn Adobe Lightroom!

21 Mar 2018

March Snow 2018

Hello, first day of Spring.  Here are a few images I took while driving around Central Pennsylvania with my daughter.  We had a rare late March noreaster and a perfect day for photography.

12 Mar 2018

Lancaster Roots & Blues 2018

LANCASTER ROOTS & BLUES 2018

Here are some of my favorite images for the the fifth annual Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  There are 41 images so take your time.  My two favorites bands were Clarence Spady and Ron Holloway.  I did not make it to every location and every performance but what I saw was amazing.  As a journalist I have seen many music festivals in the area and this was be far the best.

Photographing bands in poor lighting can be very difficult so using a fast lens is key.  I also used spot focus and moved that point around constantly.  Most venues had decent lighting but Tellus 360, The Main Stage and the Chameleon Club were my favorites.  It should be noted that I didn’t attend The Sugar Tank and Zoetropolis.  Hope too see you next year and enjoy the gallery.

Bands I photographed were Clarence Spady, Anthony Gomes, Linwood Taylor, Ray Fuller & The Bluerockers, Kid Davis & the Bullets, Kenny Neal, Ron Holloway Band, The Justin Angelo Band,  Tommy Z and Magic Dick and Shun Ng.

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21 Dec 2017
A dog photograph turned into a watercolor painting.

Dog Photograph to Watercolor Painting

 

Every wanted a custom painting of your dogs or children but can’t afford it.  I can turn any portrait into a watercolor painting.  Feel free to use the contact form for inquires on the process.  Archival printing is a great printing option because there are a variety of high quality textured papers.

21 Aug 2017
Early Bird Discount.

Early Bird Fall Portrait Discount

Want 15% off your total order?  Pick your photos for print within two week of your gallery going live and get 15% off your portrait.  It is as easy at that!

I specialize in location portraits.  Get something more that a studio backdrop this year.

Great for the holiday and I can even make custom cards with you photographs.

Check out my portrait galleries.

Portraits / Kids Portraits /Senior Portraits