How to Fix Background Wrinkles

How to Fix Background Wrinkles

Quick Fix for Problem Seamless My wife Bobbi Lane, and I recently did a photo shoot for some of Bobbi’s musician friends. They needed a couple of group shots, in various ensemble combinations, to use for upcoming gigs. The problem was that getting everyone...
Its All About the Square

Its All About the Square

Why I love Instagram & Hipstamatic Like every photographer nowadays, I have been shooting with my iPhone more—it has virtually replaced the pocket point & shoot! The one camera that is always with me, it has come to represent the future of photography...
Swapping Channels for Color Control

Swapping Channels for Color Control

Use the Channel Mixer to Change Color Rendering I had great fun with my infrared-modified Fuji X-E2 during our last trip to Venice for Carnival. The costumers made perfect subjects for the surreal rendering of the infrared captures. The modification of the Fuji camera...
March 2016 Mandala of the Month

March 2016 Mandala of the Month

The March Mandala of the Month is all about man-made industrial materials Here is a sampling of the individual mandalas that make up the short video: See more about photo-mandalas in these posts: february-2016-mandala-of-the-month...
Burano, Italy – A Study in Color & Tone

Burano, Italy – A Study in Color & Tone

Re-working Color and Tone in Photoshop for Enhanced Impact Our last trip to Venice for Carnival included a half day on the island town of Burano, easily one of the most colorful towns on earth! Before I dive into my tutorial on color and tone enhancement, take a look...
February 2016 Mandala of the Month

February 2016 Mandala of the Month

Dreams of Spring in the Heart of Winter Well… I thought I’d get this mandala posted before the month was over—here is my dream of spring time with an animated photo-mandala: The beginning mandala image was generated from a single “seed” image,...
The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X

The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X

Photographing Venice during Carnival with Fuji-X cameras I recently had the opportunity to attend Chromasia’s Venice Carnival photo tour led by my wife Bobbi Lane and our friend David Nightingale. All three of us are part of the Fuji-X team, and we’re very...
How to Shoot & Process Panoramas

How to Shoot & Process Panoramas

The Joys of Multi-Shot Panoramas I did a presentation about shooting and processing panoramas, for Fujifilm, at PhotoPlus Expo 2015 this past October. I have recorded a video of that presentation for this blog post, and you’ll find the whole presentation at the...
January 2016 Mandala of the Month

January 2016 Mandala of the Month

Happy New Years everyone! I haven’t posted in a while, and its high time I did. This past year has been filled with distractions—I got married to Bobbi Lane, traveled to Greece and Turkey, and had a very intense (but happy) holiday season. So… now back to...
Real People Portraits-2

Real People Portraits-2

Steve Baker Songsmith Bobbi and I recently shot video and stills for our friend Steve Baker. Steve is a musician, singer/songwriter in need of promotional material for a website and his YouTube channel. We arranged to shoot at the local public access TV studio in...
Real People Portraits

Real People Portraits

The Rocco’s Barber Shop Shoot I recently had the great pleasure of shooting some photos for my local barber shop, for use on their web site. This is an old-school type barber shop that I frequent, in my town of Scituate MA. I approached this opportunity as an...
Revisiting the 10-Channel Workflow

Revisiting the 10-Channel Workflow

Venice 2015 Street Scene I have created a new step-by-step tutorial outlining the complete 10-Channel Workflow, using a street scene captured in Venice this past Feb., 2015. The process starts in Lightroom, and ends in Photoshop to create an enhanced version of a...
Using Lightroom as a Comping Tool

Using Lightroom as a Comping Tool

These days it is very popular for photographers to do all of their image enhancements in Lightroom, never once entering Photoshop. There are quite a few photographers entering the field who have never even opened Photoshop, and if it doesn’t work with simple...
Lab Luminosity Masks

Lab Luminosity Masks

Its been way too long since I posted a new tutorial, so to usher in the new year, I submit this step-by-step video on using Lab channels as the source for luminosity masks. This type of masking is all the rage right now, and you can find many tutorials about the...
The 10-Channel Image Enhancement Workflow

The 10-Channel Image Enhancement Workflow

Working the Trees I have been slowly developing an image enhancement workflow I call, The 10-channel Workflow. This is a flexible image enhancement strategy extracted from the ground breaking work of Dan Margulis. Dan’s working method, originally called the...