Let’s paint a picture of Leah. Who is Leah? She is an intern in Kenya studying to be a safari guide. She helped our experienced guide during our entire safari last September and….
I recently had an opportunity to take some prom portraits. While taking the portraits, I encountered a situation where my subject had used an artificial tanning product. She looked absolutely beautiful but I quickly noticed that her hand was significantly lighter than her arm. She likely washed the tanning product off of her hand after applying it. To avoid having her hand become be the center of attention in the photo, I had to perform a color correction in Photoshop. Fixing skin tone in Photoshop can be tricky so I created a video tutorial to help others fix similar problems in their images.
I not only like to offer my clients every ounce of creativity I have, I also like to use the highest quality equipment to produce their images. After conducting some research on the best portrait lenses, I invested in Canon’s 85mm f/1.2L II. Does this lens deliver? Absolutely, but for an expensive professional lens it […]
While visiting Vienna for eight days last December, we decided to take two day trips…one to Bratislava, Slovakia, and the other to Melk, Austria. If you are intrigued by Benedictine Monasteries, seeing the abbey at Melk is well worth your time. The Melk Abbey, one of the most famous […]
Better Bird Photography with Exposure Compensation I ran around our 2.5 acre yard with my nephew this afternoon showing him a few things about bird photography. After a few minutes of hunting with the binoculars, we spotted this Western Meadowlark. As I slowly approached him while he sat on a dead tree, he fled and […]
A funny think happened on the way to the east side of Yosemite National Park. We drove by the famous Tunnel View vista point and only one “photographer” was there. Compare this to two days earlier, just before sunset, when there was hardly any room to set up my tripod. Why so? Well much of […]
Denver Butterfly Pavillion Tripod Photography Opportunities I recently visited the Denver Butterfly Pavilion to take some up close and personal photographs of butterflies. The Denver Butterfly Pavillion has five immersive exhibits, including a rainforest filled with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies. On select days for a $15.00 fee, photographers are admitted an hour before the Pavilion […]
Macro Photography: Garden Poppy I have written before that I love our garden. Its beauty is amplified every year as plants mature and its natural canvas becomes more complex and vibrant. We have been very lucky this year to have had an early start to the growing season. We live at 7300ft above sea level […]
After making photographs of eagles in Klamath Falls, we made a four and a half hour trek by car to the beautiful Oregon coast. We had originally planned to drive to Crater Lake but found out that the area was already inundated with snow, which made access to the lake impractical without proper planning. So, […]
For the next installment on my trip to Oregon, I will discuss my attempt to capture eagles in flight. The shot above, which was the best action shot of the trip, took some practice including visiting a local high school basketball game to hone some skills. It becomes a little mind numbing when you consider […]
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II lens ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, 420mm (with 1.4x II teleconverter) In this post, I will highlight my time in Klamath Falls and what I learned about bird photography in the wild. To prepare for the trip and the task, I spent a fair […]