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Wes Maggio from Wacom joins us to share a quick tip on processing a portrait of Skylar he shot in the desert in Las Vegas during Photoshop World last month. Starting in Lightroom, Wes works through the develop module, but then jumps into Photoshop for a window replacement made easy by using a Wacom pen tablet.

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One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting color temperatures, ceremony restrictions on flash in churches that might as well be dungeons they’re […]

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If you want to understand lighting – really understand it, prepare for many years of study. Or at least months and you might want to start with Nick Saglimbeni’s Nick Saglimbeni’s Mastering Lighting Volume 1 DVD Tutorial Series. At $150 it isn’t cheap, but it’s much less expensive than the average in-person workshop. Nick is […]

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“Your greatest curse could be your greatest blessing” Shadows, at times they are such a curse, but with a bit of creative manipulating they can be a wonderful blessing. When working on a Hollywood set there are times I’ll will have the Grips (the guys who rig things, their name comes from old Hollywood “because […]

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Most interiors with candles for adding ambiance, are anything but controlled. HVAC, opening doors, ceiling fans in another room or even an assistant or client walking in the room can make flames flicker resulting in motion blurred fire. The room may have a lot of ambient light that can’t be controlled so the slow shutter […]

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Here is a basic set up to achieve a commercial studio headshot. If you’ve never played with lights, it can be intimidating but once you just do it, you will find you have much more control and it’s not as scary as you imagine. This is a very basic set up with two lights. 1 Key light, 1 […]

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When I heard that Photofocus was renting the Pinball Hall of Fame for a party, my mind started going crazy with ideas. The plan was to host a party during Photoshop World in Las Vegas and invite Photofocus readers to join us for a live shoot with models and borrowable cameras from LensRentals.com. The party […]

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