Down to earth kids I photographed not long ago for this family photo session.Read More
I photographed these great kids last weekend. I used a studio for their session and got this image toward the end of our time together. It was a fun way to have all the kids of varying ages and heights in a single composition that made them equal.Read More
A sneak peek at a photo taken last night as I was hired to take a corporate-type headshot. This is not the selected image but one I thought was cool. I saw him look down to adjust his jacket and asked him to do it again send captured this. Background was added in post-processing.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.
A friend of mine posted an image of his grandpa from the 40s/50s. I asked him to email it to me. Check out the post to see the before and after on the restoration.Read More
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