Mirroring Post-Processing

Mirroring Post-Processing

This video shows the post-processing techniques used to create the photo “Spiral Eyes”. I used both Lightroom and Photoshop. I talk about dodging and burning in Lightroom, adding an overlay and using blend modes in Photoshop. Finally, I show how the mirror image effect is achieved in Photoshop.

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

What some amateur photographers might not realize when they first get into digital photography is that nearly every image you see in the media has been altered in some way. Taking the photo is only the first step, post-processing digital photography is an art unto itself. In a class I’m teaching tonight, I’m going to talk about three main ways photographers use post-processing…

Being Where I Am

Being Where I Am

I’ve been struggling a bit with photo-envy lately – or maybe it’s more “experience-envy” – the feeling that everyone is doing interesting things and getting better photos than I am. Even if you’re not a photographer, you may know what I’m taking about. Other people, not necessarily anyone specific but “people” in general, are leading more exciting lives. I took a drive and I set a couple of ground rules for myself:

Exhibit in Black and White

Exhibit in Black and White

This week, I’m prepping the show so my brain is full of black and white images. I thought I’d write a bit about my B&W post-processing that is a large part of the preparation.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

We’re going through a bit of a cold snap here in St. Louis. I don’t have any objection to photographing when it’s cold, but it’s a lot of effort to layer-up for a cold weather shoot and there aren’t a lot of people out-and-about. So, I’m not out making a lot of photos. In this […]

Tutorial: Creating Signature Watermark

Tutorial: Creating Signature Watermark

That last thing I do before I “put a photo to bed” or mark it “complete”, is to put my signature on it. We’ve all seen those advertisements selling beautiful signatures, but there’s no way I was going to spend the money on something I could create myself! This post is about how I created […]

Finding My Style

Finding My Style

I feel comfortable enough with my photographic style to write a bit about the process to this point knowing that my style will continue to evolve and change. For someone new to photography or who hasn’t given it much thought, it might be surprising that holding a camera in the general direction of something and […]