KAbanner

Recently, a post of mine shared the planning process and the initial set build for a portrait session for Atlanta musician Jeff Paige. This one deep dives into the rest of the details. Lighting Without question every photograph is all about the light. The tools available allow us to sculpt exactly the look and feel […]

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Jeff red and plain lit hair copy

Atlanta musician, Jeff Paige came to me with his challenge of rebranding his look for his online presence as well as for upcoming releases of his work. The process always begins with planning. I met with his team to discuss his look, style, accessories, wardrobe and a lot of other details including props, colors and […]

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MAINLIGHT

The main light is the source of illumination for a picture. It’s the one that’s measured for exposure with an incident meter. Using one is explained in the Photofocus post Exposure Tactics: Incident Metering. It sets the mood for the photograph. It’s the one that all the other lights serve. It also provides the main […]

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dronerules

I’m a drone owner. I have been studying, practicing with it and learning the ins and outs of aerial photography from an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.) It has been expensive with no real idea of when it might become commercially viable. Today it has. The FAA (Federal Avation Administration) has proposed new rules that allow the commercial […]

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Moire no more

Moiré is the name for swirling, oddly colorful artifacts  Moiré is usually seen in a tightly woven fabric, plaid textures or a tweed style jacket. Moiré doesn’t pop up very often. When it does, it’s pretty much a full on disaster for the photograph. The screenshot below shows moiré in all of its colorful, turbulent, image ruining […]

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Smokin Photos

It was a dark and foggy night. The moon was a fuzzy ball hanging low in the sky…The foggy part of the sentence sets the mood. The sky is a hazy mist. Would it be nice to have fog on demand? Think smoke anytime–anywhere. Oh, I know about the classic fog maker, dry ice and […]

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What’s in a name? (part deux) There are many ideas about naming image files. It’s interesting that lots of photographers cram as much info into the name as they can in an expanded Twitter like 255 characters on the Mac and a max of 260 for an entire path including the file name in Windows. […]

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