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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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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

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.

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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.Facebooktwitteryoutube

21 Jul 2017
Beach Location, Environmental kids portrait.

It’s Hot Family Portrait Special

Family portraits for the price of a single portrait.  This special only lasts until the end of July but your date can be anytime until the end of August.  What you get!  A professional photographer, no time limits or outfit changes, multiple locations, and expert toning and printing.

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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.Facebooktwitteryoutube

18 Apr 2017

Spring Flowers

Spring flowers will not last long so book your portrait sessions soon.  I have already had a great start to spring, if you have any questions please feel free to contact myself.  Get your senior portraits done now before a long hot summer.

I saw the variety of colors of phlox blooming in a neighbor’s front yard.  I like the simple a-symmetrical balance between the different colors.  Hope you enjoy and spread the word about John Whitehead Images.Facebooktwitteryoutube

05 Apr 2017
Before and after retouched head shot.

Freehead Shot

I am have been redesigning my web page.  I want to do a before and after retouched headshot.  I would prefer a female model since they are bulk of portrait or headshot retouching.  Not all headshot have to be retouched as much as the one above.  You will have your choice of how far I go.  You will have exclusive rights to use the headshot however you prefer.  If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact me here.Facebooktwitteryoutube