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There’s a great ‘magic’ button in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw that analyses your image and suggests how it can be put upright or squared off. This has only been around for a short while and is very processor heavy, so imagine my surprise when I see it in Adobe’s mobile app, Photoshop Mix. Simple […]

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Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story, and a single look at the photograph can tell you what the story is about. Let me show you three things I think about as I light the background to make an environment worth photographing. 1. It’s Gotta Be […]

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Over the last few months I’ve been slowly mourning my loss of Apple’s support for Aperture and coming to grips with my inevitable move to Adobe Lightroom (you can read the beginning of my journey here). Today, I’m continuing my series on transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom from my non technical, Aperture perspective. I like […]

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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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I started photography by shooting film in high school just before the turn of the century, and I don’t miss film one bit. It’s so wonderful to see a photograph on the back of the camera and see how the composition and the highlights are working, and then make changes. I don’t know what I […]

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Learn how to easily make targeted color adjustments of a single object in Photoshop using selections, adjustment layers, and layer masks. Follow Howard on Twitter This Post Sponsored by: Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive. Zenfolio. Looking for more than […]

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Life on set can be crazy . . . You’re thinking about the set design, lights, backgrounds, camera settings, models, hair and makeup, pleasing your clients, the art director breathing down your neck, etc. Every time I finish a shoot, I reflect back to find things that might have made the day go a little […]

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