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The Background Tells the Story

Every photograph is made up of multiple elements and each element is either a detractor or a supporter. It’s our job as visual artists to determine which way those elements go. When it comes to the background, the background can be many different things and still work there really isn’t a rule saying you can […]

August 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Background Tells the Story

Working the Morning Light

It’s been just a whirlwind of getting caught up over the weekend and thankfully I haven’t missed too much shooting in the process. Over the last several days we have just incredibly smokey skies in the valley and they aren’t even the good kind that provide color, these are just grey. Well this got me […]

August 17th, 2015 | Comments Off on Working the Morning Light

Celebrating VJ Day

My apologies for the tardiness of this well deserved blog post. During the excitement of Photoshop World I had forgotten to get this post finished. Today is a very important day and thankfully as I have been reading online many news outlets have picked up the story today and made to sure to pay tribute […]

August 14th, 2015 | Comments Off on Celebrating VJ Day

A Special Day Around the World

Today is World Elephant Day. Think about that for a second. A day dedicated to just one animal all around the world. This one species has become such an image of love and admiration that people from around the world give thanks for it being here with us. Sadly over the years Elephant numbers have […]

August 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on A Special Day Around the World

First Look at Precon Chloride Ghostown

Well I wanted to make sure I got a quick post up about the Precon yesterday with a few examples of what the Chloride Ghostown had to offer. Now this was a ghostown that I had never been to before and is actually in Arizona just a little ways over the Nevada border. The town […]

August 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on First Look at Precon Chloride Ghostown

It’s Precon Day!

Every year there is a day set aside for on hand training in different fields by some of the instructors. The goal of Precon Day is to put the participants in real life scenarios and give them advice on how to overcome the challenges and walk away with great shots. Well every year that I […]

August 10th, 2015 | Comments Off on It’s Precon Day!

Making Those Really Big Images

Well this is the last post before Photoshop World next week and I thought I’d talk about one of my new favorite areas and that’s making Panos. With ACR 8.4 it’s now possible to select multiple images in ACR, combine them into a pano, then do the final touches. At first I thought this would […]

August 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on Making Those Really Big Images

The Three Forks Fly-In

I’m always looking for more events locally to work with and a couple of years ago I found the Three Forks Fly-In hosted by the Montana Antique Aircraft Association in Three Forks, MT. The event starts today and goes all the way through Sunday morning. There are a lot of little fly-ins and gathering in […]

August 6th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Three Forks Fly-In

Just a Touch of Light is All it Takes

I love the photographs that don’t require any post work, any explanation, or any serious thought. Simple images that tell a story can be so powerful. Positive Space and Negative Space play a big role in telling every story and when it comes to creating that contrast a little can go a long way. I’ve […]

August 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Just a Touch of Light is All it Takes

One Little Brush with Big Results

If you ever listened to me teach or read much on the blog then you know that I do use Adobe Camera Raw as the mainstay for my finishing work. For me it’s the fastest process for my workflow and that’s what matters the most. Keep in mind that Lightroom CC has the same controls […]

August 4th, 2015 | Comments Off on One Little Brush with Big Results