theboxer

“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin with the environment. I thought about how to represent a gym-like feel. The scene would […]

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Elinchrom

Back in March Elinchrom announced it would form a company to distribute their electronic flash products. The company was to be called Elinchrom USA scheduled to debut on May 5th. Times change… MAC Group to distribute Elinchrom The MAC Group announcement quotes Elinchrom President Chris Whittle as saying “Last month we announced the birth of […]

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I recently had a client ask me to touch up her regrowth on her hair. Here’s a quick step by step on how easy it is to touch up a clients roots. 1. Create a new layer: 2. Click on the eye dropper tool and pick a bright area on the hair. If you are […]

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WITB-Brian-Smith

Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com as they talk with celebrity photographer Brian Smith about his favorite Sony camera gear.

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It’s usually best to get a perfect shot in camera but sometimes you have to rely on Photoshop’s powerful tools to complete your vision. Layer Mask is one of those tools.

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I shot this years ago, and have written about it, a bit. It was part of a huge Sports Illustrated project about defensive magicians on the baseball diamond. And of course, at that time, if you talked defense, you talked about Ozzie. The Wizard of Oz! The shortstop who looked like he played the position […]

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This week’s podcast will work both sides of your brain.  Take a deep dive into the new Lightroom update with Adobe product manager Sharad Mangalick.  Then we’ll catch up with photo educator Steve Saporito for some tips on understanding clients and connecting with your subject.