Tag: Tutorials

How to fix skin tone in Photoshop: Video tutorial

How to fix skin tone in Photoshop: Video tutorial

| May 16, 2013

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.

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Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

| March 26, 2013

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 […]

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Bird Photography: Western Meadowlark

Bird Photography: Western Meadowlark

| July 4, 2012

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 […]

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Landscape Photo Tips: Shooting Mid Day

Landscape Photo Tips: Shooting Mid Day

| June 4, 2012

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 […]

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Denver Butterfly Pavillion: Photographing Butterflies

Denver Butterfly Pavillion: Photographing Butterflies

| May 25, 2012

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 […]

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Macro Beauty

Macro Beauty

| May 10, 2012

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 […]

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The Zeiss Distagon 21mm Prime vs Canon’s 17-40mm Zoom

The Zeiss Distagon 21mm Prime vs Canon’s 17-40mm Zoom

| March 24, 2012

I admit that taking a close up of our first spring flowers is not quite the broad sweeping landscapes I usually like to shoot with my wide angle lens but it proves an important point. It proves that the extra $1,000 I spent on my new Carl Zeiss Distagon 21mm f/2.8 wide angle lens was […]

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Bird Photography: AI Servo Mode for Eagles in Flight

Bird Photography: AI Servo Mode for Eagles in Flight

| February 11, 2012

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 […]

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Bringing Beauty Home with Panoramas

Bringing Beauty Home with Panoramas

| January 23, 2012

Please click here to see the full size panorama Sometimes you need to bring home a panorama to fully express what you saw in life. Today’s photo is one of those occasions. A vast expanse of pristine valley gives rise to towering 13,000 plus foot peaks while unbefitting sand dunes lay bathed in the day’s […]

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Canon 50mm 1.4 – Handholding in Manhattan

Canon 50mm 1.4 – Handholding in Manhattan

| January 14, 2012

OK, I will admit that this is not as romantic as it sounds. Plus, Donna may not like the idea considering she was not with me on this trip. My schedule was very busy during my trip to New York this week but I did find a couple of late night opportunities to walk the […]

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