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Photoshop CS3 – Create a Black and White Image

More often than not, instead of shooting a picture using my camera’s black and white (or “grayscale”) setting, I prefer to take color photographs and convert them to black and white. Rather than going to Image/Mode/Grayscale in Photoshop CS3 to turn a color photo into black and white, here is a new technique that I […]

Photo vs. Image

Many traditional photographers consider a “photograph” as a picture that has not been retouched or altered in any way, that remains completely unedited in the original version that came straight out of the camera. Whereas an “image” is any type of photograph or picture that has been digitally altered in any way, whether that alteration […]

One Spring Chicken

Are you sensing a spring trend? I’m drinking the spring kool-aid big time. I just can not get enough of it – the grass – the trees starting to bud – I love spring. Another favorite thing to do during the spring is go to the farm near our house. It’s a great place called […]

Vignetting – When and Why to Vignette

If you are anything like me you have a regular set of sites you stop at for inspiration of photos and one thing I’m noticing all the time now is Vignetting.  Vignetting is a photographic effect and it’s also a by product of super zoom lenses.  In the easiest language possible it’s when you have […]

Removing and Adding CatchLights

For this photo editing lesson I’m going to be using this SOOC (straight out of the camera) image of my nephew.  You will remember it from this post over here about CatchLights and about how I loved the picture but didn’t like the reflection of the TV acting as a CatchLight.  So today we’re going […]

Catchlights 101

I used to take good pictures on accident.  Every once in a while I would really look at a portrait I had taken and think “something about this just makes it look really special”.  Upon learning what a Catchlight is I realized that a lot of the portraits I loved had Catchlights.   What is […]

Photo Editing – Process, Workflow and Balance

Here’s a fantastic question about establishing a process for editing your digital photos. I would like to know if you ever published a “rough” guide to processing/editing the photos after you have taken them. I’ve heard the term “workflow” (pardon my ignorance) which consists of the numerous steps in editing a photo. I have read […]

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