Video recap of 2017 images.Read More
I was blessed to be asked to be a Godfather to my nephew! Click the article to read more and see the full resolution image!Read More
I got some soft-boxes the other day and I want to try them out. I photographed my kids today after eating some turkey. I just had them in front of a scrim and I then added the background in Photoshop.Read More
This past weekend marked the start of my daughter's volleyball season. Of course I brought the camera with me to capture some of the action. But like many gyms, this one had really yellow metal halide light fixtures. I tried white balancing as best I could but there was still a yellow cast and removing it affected skin color. I had just learned a technique of color grading a video and thought of applying the technique to a photo I really liked.
I used a gradient type grading technique which applied a certain hue to highlights and another color hue to the shadows. I selected a orange-ish color for the highlights (skin was in highlights) and a bluish magenta color for the shadows. The results are below with the yellow light cast from the shadow areas having a cooler and contrasty feel to the highlight areas.
Improving a great sunset image when the sky does not cooperate. Read why I chose to add clouds to this high school senior portrait.Read More
I will never forget.......Read More
I, like millions of Americans, set out on August 21, 2017 to photograph the solar eclipse taking place throughout a large swath of the United States. I decided weeks prior that I would not try to photograph the sun directly because there were people with better equipment in path of totality that would get phenomenal photos.Read More