Shooting Tips

Direct Sunlight Engagement Portrait – How We Shot It

Usually, for natural light photographers rule number one seems to be “Avoid direct sunlight at all costs! Run for the shade!!!” While this is certainly a good tactic for those closer-up portraits where you need your subjects to smile at the camera and be flattered; I do find that direct sunlight is one of my main tools for creating dramatic images during the day. With the right pose and composition, the balance of shadow and sunlight can give you plenty of interesting results.

Shooting Tips

Using Adobe Bridge to re-process 2007 HDR Landscapes! – How We Shot It

Having been a digital photographer for a decade now, one of my favorite things to do is to re-open old images with the latest and greatest post-processing tools available today. Here is an example of an image from 2007, which means I first processed it in Adobe Bridge CS, or CS2, using the original 2003 “Process Version”. This version has been re-processed in Bridge CS6, using the 2012 Process Version and the SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw. Enjoy!