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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:

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.

26 Apr 2018
Blooming Star Magnolia.

Spring Newsletter

I am starting a newsletter for 2018.  If you would like any specials or discounts not offered publicly please subscribe below.  I will be offering special flash deals, printing discounts and session discounts only through this newsletter.  The Early Bird discount is also available for the calendar year of 2018.

You can download my Spring Newsletter below. 

John Whitehead Images Newsletter and Specials!

Download .PDF Newsletter:  Spring Portraits

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.

 

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.

 

24 Jul 2017
John Whitehead Image YouTube Channel.

YouTube Video Tutorials

http://www.youtube.com/c/Jcwphoto

If you are interested in learning photography or Adobe Photoshop, I have a series of video tutorials that I use for my college classes. Hope you enjoy

09 Jun 2017

Equine Blackout Portrait

Ok so my daughter is obsessed with horses.  I recently took one of my photography students to shoot at TNC Equine Center.  She did a few of these blackout portraits and my daughter wanted me to do some.  The main reason I suggested this barn is because I knew the afternoon light would make the whole process very easy.  Actually, getting the horse in a nice pose is much more difficult than the photographic process.  The only difficult editing which really is not difficult at all is removing the girls hands.  I am not a fan of horse images with bridles or halters so luckily this horse take off.

If you are interested in one of these portraits for your horse give me a call.

18 May 2017
Turn your image into jewelry.

Photo Jewelry

Did you know I can make photo jewelry?  I can turn your portraits into wearable jewelry.  If you want to see the pages on my parent site Metal Design here is the link.    All jewelry is made to order.  I will need to see what I have in stock and what is available before you purchase.   Please inquire within if you are interested.  Photo jewelry is usually made with antiqued pewter, silver plated pewter or solid silver.  There are also copper and other items available.  I can make you any style chain and to any length.  The photo is put in the charm and cover with a doming resin.

15 May 2017

Free 8X10 Print with Summer Portraits

The classes I teach ended last week, so summer starts today for John Whitehead Images.  I am offering a free 8X10 print with all summer portraits.

Why should you hire John Whitehead Images.  I have a BFA from the #1 Art School in the Country.  I have been a full-time photographer since 1994.  I specialize in location/environmental portraiture.  I teach photography and Adobe Photoshop.  I am an expert in toning images.  Free retouching and no time limits.  Check out my portrait galleries.  PORTRAITS / SENIOR PORTRAITS  / KIDS PORTRAITS

Any questions feel free to call.

05 May 2017

Macro Photography-Baby Praying Mantis

I saw my neighbor had taken to some photographs of baby praying mantis.  I contacted her to see if they were still around.  She had tons of them on some hosta plants but they were very small and were constantly moving.  I was unable to use a tripod and couldn’t hold my camera still enough to take a photo.  Of all the image I got one in focus.  The next morning I received a call the pod or whatever you call it was hatching.  I drove over again.  It was amazing!  I had never seen anything like this before.  Hundreds of baby praying mantis crawling out of this cocoon like ball.   The light was overcast and I didn’t have enough depth of field to photograph such a small object.  Luckily, I had a shoot the day before and left my strobes in my car.  Here are a few of the image I shot.