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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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28 Mar 2019

Expert Retouching

Stop using those phone apps to retouch your selfies.  I can use high-frequency retouching in Adobe Photoshop to retouch your portraits.  High-frequency retouching separates the color layer from the detail layer in Photoshop.  This allow me to to fix blemishes, skin color and shadows without removing detail.  This will give you a more natural look than just blurring your face.  I can contour you face, shape your eyes, nose, mouth, head and body.  Need thicker eyelashes, no problem I can add them too.  Retouching is totally free and painless for all portraits I take.

If you would like to see the process, I have a YouTube tutorial I made for this image.  The description has time stamps so you can skip to any part of the video you would like to watch.

This is a more extreme version of retouching and face shaping.  I added digital makeup to to this subject.  You can see how I changed her face shape with makeup and shadows.  I can do anything from mild to extreme retouching.

I added digital makeup in this retouching example.

 

 

Feel free to contact John Whitehead Images to schedule a spring portrait.  Retouching is totally free for all portraits I take.

 

 

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11 Feb 2019
Foods with Flavor WordPress site.

WordPress Website Building and More

 

Do you need to update your website?  I have managed my own websites over the last 25 years.  WordPress is the largest opensource CMS platform and used all over the world.  I can help you take advantage of WordPress 5 and the thousands of themes and plugins available.  I can install WordPress,set up your site and show you how to make blog posts or any other change to your your site.  I can add Google Analytics to your page as well as set it up for SEO(Search Engine Optimization).   If you can work Microsoft you can work WordPress.

Secondly, as a photographer, I can photograph anything you need for your site.  Get accurate color, small file sizes for maximum speed.  Need video, no problem I can make business video intros speciifically for your site.

What to use stock photography, I have access to anything you want.  To find out more feel free to check out my sites below or contact John Whitehead Images for more information.

John Whitehead Images WordPress Website.

John Whitehead Images

Metal Design

Foods with Flavor

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06 Feb 2019
Learn basic photography and how to shoot in manual.

Learn Photography for Free on YouTube

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shoot in manual with your dslr or mirrorless camera?  Professionals use manual because of the control and honestly, camera meters are not very accurate.  You achieve better images and exposures by learning  how to work your camera. Even if you don’t want to shoot in manual, understanding how a camera works can allow you to put it in a better working range.  I am starting a series of Photography 101 videos for students in my classes.  Feel free to give them a try.

I also have a series of tutorial videos on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

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24 Oct 2018
New Content-Aware Fill-Adobe Photoshop 2019

New Content-Aware Fill-Adobe Photoshop 2019

New Content-Aware Fill-Adobe Photoshop 2019

I test out how well the new content-aware tool works in the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2019.  Overall it is much faster however, the quality is about the same or just a bit better in my opinion.  It still leaves an out of focus area where the fill occurred in the image.  This is most  only visible if you have a detail or textured area that is in focus. You are still going to have to do some clean-up on most images.  I will need to use the tool more before I can really see the difference.  You can still use the old content-aware fill, so I will be testing it more in the furture.Facebooktwitteryoutube

17 Oct 2018
High Frequency Retouching

Professional High Frequency Retouching

Photography is only one part of the finished product.  I photographer with good toning skills can turn an average image into something amazing.  I also offer free profressional high frequency retouching on all of my portraits.  This technique separates the detail and color layers.  Retouching can be simple or involved.  It is all up too you.  I offer blemish removal, skin color correction, sculpting, eye brightening and modeling, lip retouching, face and body shaping, hair retouching, and fake eyelashes.  If there is something I missed let me know and I can most likely do it.Facebooktwitteryoutube

01 Sep 2018
Vignette Action

How to Create a Vignette Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to create a vignette action in Adobe Photoshop that works with horizontal or verticle images as well as any ratio.  If you would like to download my free Action Set I will create a link below.  To install the action just double click the .atn file and it should install.

If you would like to see more Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography Videos check out my YouTube Channel.

Free Action Set Download: John Whitehead Images Action Set.atn

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31 Aug 2018
Simba of Bent Pine Alpaca Farm two days old Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Meet Simba

Simba is a 2-3 day old Alpaca at Bent Pine Alpaca Farm.   I had the chance to take a few photos when my neighbor took my daughter to meet  him yesterday.   He was silky smooth and very docile.  I think they said he was 15lbs.   He was walking around and very curious.  I love animals and am always willing to take portraits of them.  Check out some of my animal portraits here!Facebooktwitteryoutube