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21 Feb 2020

Sunset Portrait

Photography isn’t all about just using a camera. Sometimes when working with clients the day just does not turn out that spectacular. Lighting can be a key element in location or environmental photography. Weather is always unpredictable, especially when you book day or months in advance.

Post processing or editing an image can be key in bringing a so-so image to life. Every client has an idea in their head of what they what. I love to examples before shoots because it give me an idea of their style.

I teach photography and Adobe Photoshop. I created a series of videos for my students to follow as a secondary method of learning. In the video below I walk you though the process of creating this image. Some will like the before and others will like the after. The goal is always to have the ability to create exactly what the client is looking for. I have a whole section in the INFO menu on tips to improve your portrait. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Soft Warm Sunset Portrait

Warm and Softened Sunset Portrait
AFTER

In the image below I softened the skin. Sometimes when you shoot in this style the shadow areas need to be opened up a lot and can start to show grain. I increased the yellow, red and magenta colors, added a faded background blur, a red to yellow warm gradient and enhanced the lens flare.

CoolSunset Portrait
BEFORE
How I toned this image.

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30 Jan 2020
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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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

21 Aug 2018

Why? Rear Focus and Moving Your Focus Points

This video is why I use the Rear Focus Button and why you need to learn to move your focus points. If you have never heard of or used rear or back focus you are missing out.   Not only is independent focus important but understanding how and when to move your focus points with really help with your focus accuracy.

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

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15 Aug 2018
Video Accessories-For DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Video Accessories-For DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

What you will need to shoot quality video on a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. I cover audio, monitors and camera stabilization. Note: I am not sponsored by any of these companies.
Zoom: https://www.zoom-na.com/
Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
Manfrotto: https://www.manfrotto.us/
Ikan: http://ikancorp.com/

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

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14 Aug 2018
Never Use Autotone in Adobe Photoshop

Never Use AutoTone in Adobe Photoshop CC

Why I suggest you never use AutoTone in Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Lightroom to correct images. Also why I almost never set or use white point.

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

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31 Jul 2018
dslr video settings

Video Settings a DSLR

Video Settings a DSLR

What settings to you need to set to shoot video on a DSLR? I will go over the basic settings and optional Picture Style Settings on my Canon DSLR. Note I shoot most video with low contrast but not always with desaturated color!  There is a lot more to shooting video than just the settings but hopefully this will get you pointed in the right direction.
Technicolor Picture Profile Download Link: https://www.technicolor.com/cinestyle

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

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20 Jul 2018

How to Batch Process using Scripts-Image Processor in Adobe Photoshop

How to Batch Process using Scripts-Image Processor in Adobe Photoshop

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

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