Monday, August 3, 2009
In this episode we follow up on the flood saga, discuss more tips for working with difficult clients, learn how to work effectively with make-up artists and chat with Jody Ellen.
Episode sponsored by Deborahbeatty.com
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Post-lightroom before. (second photo)
Liquify effects using bulge, forward warp and pucker tools.
Clay texture photo overlay.
Useful links from podcast:
New forums: http://luxvivens.forums-free.com/
Post your photo for other listeners to play with!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Examples of Lightroom's ability to make so-so photos dynamic.
For the top photo I changed the black and contrast in LR and changed the hue in Photoshop (which is easier than in LR) On the left (three horses) I jacked up the black and saturation to give it a more painted and less realistic look.
For the single horse I brought the contrast down, brightness up and applied a vignette.
Fill Light 0
View the before and after examples from the event photography tip segment of the podcast at: http://picasaweb.google.com/luxvivensphotography/BeforeAndAfterForBlog#Call me at
Monday, July 20, 2009
Preset Heaven wedding presets
Indoor event photography setting advice:
Shutter: 30 (1/30)
Tripod, solid surface or steady manual hold
1. move exposure up very slowly
2. move blacks to 0
3. bring down contrast
4. bring up brightness
5. bring up fill light very slowly
6. move tint to yellow side
A behind the scenes look at marketing a start-up photography business in a city where soccer moms tote D300s and the quest for the perfect picture.
Together we will share new resources, learn new skills and build a community of aspiring shutterbugs.
Photography sans ego.