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08 Jan 2020
Learn Photoshop for Photographers for free.

Learn Photoshop for Free

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop or Photo Mechanic? I am creating a series of videos aimed at photographers. I have over 25 videos at the moment and I am still working. This is not a learn #AdobePhotoshop in 20 minutes, because that is impossible. Each tutorial has downloadable image so you can either watch or follow along in each episode. I use these same videos as supplement source of learning in my #photoshop class. The videos are available at this link or above under YouTube Video Tutorials.

For a direct link to #PhotoMechanic tutorials you can use this link.

For a direct link to #photoshopforphotographers you can use this link.

I will be adding other videos in the future covering #AdobeLightroom and #AdobeBridge. If you are interested in those videos you can visit my YouTube Page. I have hundreds more videos on my page so check it out. The Complete Guide to Adobe Bridge is my most popular video and can be watched at this link.

 

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04 Jan 2020
Studio Portait

Studio Portraits

Are you looking for a studio portrait? I am completely mobile. I can work at home or on location. Hey and you can always do a combination of studio and location work. I do prefer to photograph outside but indoor studio portraits is a great option in the colder months. This image was toned with the matte look and gradient map to give it that color graded effect. The lights used in this image were simple, just a hair light and beauty dish. It was taken with a shallow depth of field so it would quickly fall out of focus. Feel free to take a look at my other portraits on contact me for more information. Hey don’t forget about photos when it is snowing. It is a great time for portraits. If you are not available when it is snowing I can ad falling snow to any image.

Outdoor portrait during snow storm.
Outdoor portrait during snow storm.
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03 Jan 2020
Portrait Retouching

New Portrait Retouching Section

I have added a new section on portrait retouching for those interested in retouching. I use high frequency retouching which is a professional retouching technique. This technique lets me retouch but retain the detail in the subject. This helps get rid of the that fake air-brushed look. Retouching is always up to the individual. How much is up to the client. My retouching is done in layers so it is easy to turn something off, lower the amount or change. This page includes a YouTube video in which I walk you through the process. It should give you a better understanding of what can be done and how easy it is to make alterations. Retouching is free and included with every portrait.

Professional high frequency retouching on portraits.
Professional high frequency retouching on portraits.

This example is a little more extreme. I was after the fashion magazine look in this example. It was part of a YouTube retouching video I made.

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25 Oct 2019
Photoshop for Photographers

Photoshop for Photographers Video Tutorials

This is the first video in a new series called Photoshop for Photographers. I will be making a series of 10-15 minute videos to teach you the process of using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is used for photography, graphic design, video, web development, painting, and other mediums. I will cover the non-destructive use of Adobe Photoshop for a Photographer. Videos will contain free links to download images and work along. Best of all everything is totally free. You can follow the series on my webpage or on my YouTube page. I hope you enjoy the content. If you have any suggestions for videos feel free to comment below.

Photoshop for Photographers Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmpKZFKAjAEQQ_DDqnXMBOB1vTrBrzoIl

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15 Oct 2019
Sunflower Macro Photography

Sunflower Version 3

I purchased a pack of unopened Sunflowers this weekend. This is my third photo of this series. Today, I have three different versions of the same image. Let me know which one you like in the comments below. This image is one straight image not stacked like the last one. If you see any image you would like to purchase, please contact me with the form on this web

Sunflower Macro Photography
Sunflower Macro Photography version 2
Sunflower Macro Photography version 3
Sunflower Macro Photography version 3
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14 Oct 2019
Focus Stacked Sunflower

Focus Stacking a Sunflower

Depth of Field can be an issue when photographing in macro photography. Focal length, aperture, and distance to subject all play a part in the depth of field of an object. Even though I was shooting at F 22, a very high aperture the distance to the subject reduced my depth of field.

My goal with this image was to have all the little hairs stand out. The only way this could be achieved was a process called focus stacking. I took six sequential frames, moving the focus on each frame. (Note, you will need a tripod to do this. ) Using Adobe Photoshop, I then stacked the images together and told Photoshop to blend the in-focus areas of each frame. The result is an extended depth of field. If you are interested in learning this process check out this YouTube tutorial.

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14 Oct 2019
Macro Photograph of Watch

Tabletop Macro Photography

Looking for a Camp Hill or Central Pennsylvania photographer to photograph your products. I can photograph food or other complicated commercial setups such as this reflective watch. This image is a combination of multiple layers to help control the values and give it that pop!

My first job in school was product photography for John Snyder Photography in Chicago. We photographed products for Williams Games and Plummer-McCutcheon magazine. I can put those technical skills to work for you.

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12 Oct 2019
Photo Mechanic 6-Ingest

Photo Mechanic 6-Ingest

Learn how to use my favorite photography browser Photo Mechanic 6. This is the first of three videos covering the program. I will go over the jobs, iptc, variables and the rest of the ingest or import process. Hope you find the video helpful.

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12 Oct 2019
Black and white macro of a Sunflower

Sunflower

Black and white macro photography of a closed sunflower. This image is available for purchase, Please contact John Whitehead Images.

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19 Aug 2019
Horse Blackout Portrait

Post Processing

Post-processing is always overlooked in photography. Even with presets or actions you still have to understand when, where and how to apply them. A good photographer can really enhance an image in post-processing. The photography aspect is much less time consuming than processing image.

These blackout portraits are very popular in the horse world. They are actually pretty easy to do. The hardest part is to get the horse in the correct place and looking decent. Otherwise, nothing fancy was done. This little series was done in 30 seconds. What makes them dramatic is how they are shot and post-processing clean-up. Here are the before and after of this image.

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