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25 Apr 2018
How to use use Guided Transform within Adobe Lightroom CC to straighten architectural lines in photographs.

Straighten Buildings with Guided Transform in Lightroom CC


How to use Guided Transform within Adobe Lightroom CC to straighten architectural lines in photographs.

John Whitehead Images Newsletter and Specials!

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

 

24 Apr 2018
Blooming Star Magnolia.

Spring Finally Arrives

Well is has been a long cold winter in Central Pennsylvania.  Last year my Star Magnolia didn’t bloom because freeze that killed all the blooms.  It almost happened again this year but I did get a 50/50 bloom.  Here  is an image I took yesterday before heading out for my birthday dinner with family and friends.  I am booking for spring and summer portraits so don’t forget to call.

John Whitehead Images Newsletter and Specials!

23 Apr 2018
How to create the matte effect or look in Adobe Photoshop CC.

Matte Effect

How to create the matte effect or look in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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

 

19 Apr 2018

Create a Website Gallery in Adobe Lightroom CC


How to use the Web Module inside Adobe Lightroom CC to create a website gallery or portfolio quickly and easily without knowing any html.  These galleries also work great for portfolio reviews, or for camera clubs to show work.

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

 

12 Apr 2018
Apply Image Masks

Detailed Masks with APPLY IMAGE in Adobe Photoshop CC

How to use apply image in Adobe Photoshop CC to create amazing masks with apply adjustment layers to either the highlight or shadow areas of your image.

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

 

11 Apr 2018
Gallery Wraps are printed on premium canvas and wrapped around a stretcher bar. With museum-like quality, you’ll love your very own original masterpiece. • Sizes include 8x10 up to 34x54 with custom sizes available • Select Classic or Pearl canvas • Available in 1.5" and 2.5" depths

Flash Sale 25% Off Gallery Wraps

One Day Only

 

If you want to save 25% off Gallery Wraps, I would need the order day.

SALE: Save 25% on Gallery Wraps through April 11, 2018.

Nothing shows off your artistic side quite like a Gallery Wrap. Printed on premium canvas and wrapped around a stretcher bar, your clients will love their very own original masterpiece.

8×10 to 34×54; custom sizes available
Depth
1.5″ and 2.5″
Substrate
Classic or Pearl canvas
Printing Process
Print directly on canvas using a large inkjet printer
Coating
Gel (Smooth or Brush Stroke application)
Hanging
Saw tooth hanger for 20×24 and smaller; wire hanger for 20×30 and larger
06 Apr 2018

Custom Toning and Paint and Drawing Effects

Vintage

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.

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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.