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.
Random images I took during this years 4H fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. If your child or group is participating in an event I photograph in a story telling documentary style. Fair can be difficult because parents are usually getting their children ready and don’t have time to take images behind the scenes. Lighting can also be difficult in these situations and having a professional can make a world of difference. Please contact me or take a look at my portfolio. Calls and inquiries are FREE!
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.
Link to YouTube page and all my videos: YouTube John Whitehead Images
I have started a new playlist called Photoshop Quick Tips. It is a YouTube playlist of quick videos about simple tips, tricks and little-known functions of Adobe Photoshop. I have 9 videos in the playlist now but I am adding to it daily. I make these videos as supplemental information for my Adobe Photoshop students. Feels free to share with your friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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