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July 30, 2015 Nostalgia Processing

Nostalgia. It’s an odd word when you stop and look at it, but also a word that impacts us all. It might be a smell that takes you back to Grandma’s kitchen, an old movie poster that evokes some warm and fuzzy memories, or a song that transports you to a special moment crystalized in […] [Read more...]

July 28, 2015 Vintage Glass, Vintage Looks

We live in a somewhat ironic day. Many of the optical defects of past years have been resolved, and lenses are no longer prone to flare or odd optical quirks like bokeh that “swirls” around the periphery of the image. Most modern lenses have rich contrast and are sharp wide open. Modern DSLR sensors have […] [Read more...]

April 20, 2015 How to Shoot and Process a Nightscape

There are few people that don’t enjoy the mesmerizing images of the night sky filled with stars over a beautiful foreground scene.  It was a friend of mine, Royce Bair, who popularized the term “nightscape” for these type of images.  Some of my own nightscape images have numbered amongst my most popul [Read more...]

March 25, 2015 Moody Day – Quick Processing Tutorial

Every photographer loves shooting when the conditions are easy and the light is great.  Traditional portraiture has taken place in studios where the lighting and conditions are easily controlled, consistent, and repeatable.  Once the initial investment of effort has been made, it is relatively easy to go from shoot to [Read more...]

February 15, 2015 Horse Portrait Workflow Tutorial

One of the key challenges for the modern photographer is finding a way to distinguish their work from the homogeny of a million and one other photographers around them that are doing pretty much the same thing. I do believe that ultimately the old fashioned ingredients of talent and an eye for seeing the world […] [Read more...]

September 17, 2014 Creating a “Look” in Exposure

In this second part of the video tutorial on processing workflow, we will take the file that we created in our exposure blending tutorial into Alien Skin Exposure 6 to create a unique, high contrast “infrared” monochrome image that has a lot of visual “pop”!  In the spirit of the former tutorial, thi [Read more...]

September 8, 2014 Why I Switched to HDR Pro for Natural Exposure Blending

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a very polarizing photography topic…with good reason. When abused, HDR produces cartoonish images that are, frankly, appalling to photography purists. But a lot of the top landscape photographers have embraced the concept of exposure blending (using multiple exposures) to recreate w [Read more...]

February 25, 2014 Adding “Punch” Through Exposure

There are some people who make a very good living by buying somewhat rundown houses, renovating them, and then “flipping” them for a large profit.  Not everyone can do this.  Some people try it and discover somewhere during the renovation project that they have made a terrible decision.  But those th [Read more...]