Monday, August 3, 2009

Episode 5: Working with Make Up Artists-Guest Jody Ellen MUA

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.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Episode 4: Achey Breakey Brain Meats and Liquify!

Post-lightroom before. (second photo)
Liquify effects using bulge, forward warp and pucker tools.
Clay texture photo overlay.

Useful links from podcast:

Listener links:

New forums:
Post your photo for other listeners to play with!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Episode 3: Trash that client!

Examples of salvaging DARK photos. You don't necessarily need to toss them...make a mysterious low-light portrait!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Episode 2 links and photos

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.
Temp +8
Tint +1
Exposure +.52
Recovery 0
Fill Light 0
Blacks 8
Brightness +26
Contrast +42
Vibrance +18
Saturation +8
Lens Correction:
Amount -100
Midpoint 0
Amount -79
Midpoint 37
Roundness -48
Feather 90

New web voicemail # and link to reference photos

View the before and after examples from the event photography tip segment of the podcast at:
Call me at
206-333-1588 with your qustions and comments for the next podcast. Be sure to specify if you do not want to be played on air.

Monday, July 20, 2009

First Podcast Links

Preset Heaven wedding presets

Indoor event photography setting advice:
Mode: S
Shutter: 30 (1/30)
ISO: 1500
Ap: Auto
Tripod, solid surface or steady manual hold

Lightroom Editing:
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

Blog and Podcast Rollout

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.