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It can be overwhelming to arrive at a beautiful landscape to make pictures, or to a portrait shoot and be faced with making great pictures on demand. When I make portraits for a client, I have to deliver, or there’s no food on the table–how’s that for pressure? Sometimes I see a good picture and […]

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Leica M Monochrom

First things first; this is not a technical user review. Anyone can look up facts about the nuts and bolts of this (or any) camera, therefore I’m not going to waste time with that. I’m concerned with the user experience, which happens to be unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I’ve wanted to review the Leica […]

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ColorizeVideo

Take a ‘boring’ black and white photo, and give it some color in Photoshop! This tutorial covers selection methods, Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks, all of which will help you in your photo editing. Disclaimer: This is just one way to colorize a black and white photo in Photoshop. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily […]

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Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @155mm, f/10, 1/125s, ISO 200.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @155mm, f/10, 1/125s, ISO 200, finished in Lightroom 5 How do you know which images will look good as black white? I think just about any good photograph can be a good black and white. It’s important to understand, however, that black and white doesn’t just mean we remove […]

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There are so many ways to convert your color photo to black and white.  But today, I’m going to show you a few of my favorite and easiest (in my opinion) ways to do a quick black and white conversion in Adobe Photoshop. 1.  Desaturate A quick way to desaturate the color in your photo […]

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Every weekend we spotlight a photographer who’s work has impacted the industry.  Diane Arbus (1923—1971) was an American photographer and writer.  Her specialty was black and white photography.  She produced square photos of “deviant and marginal people or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.” Her goal was to reveal the difference between what people […]

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BWHDR1

There was a time all photos were made in black & white. Even when I started my days of photojournalism, we primarily shot, developed, and printed in black and white. Now the default is color and we have to adjust to get the images from a color to a monochromatic version. But Black and white photography […]

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