22 Oct 2019
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.

Processing

Editorial, Magazine-Style Bridal Portrait – Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 2

In this tutorial video we are going to talk about two different ways to process an editorial style bridal portrait, using the SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw. We will create a “foundation” for the overall look of the image, and then we will fine tune the image, including local (burning & dodging etc.) enhancements. Of course if you don’t have the SLR Lounge Presets, you can still follow along visually!

Shooting Tips

Wedding Detail Macro – How We Shot It

This image is a good example of a close-up wedding detail image made using a non-macro (aka “dedicated macro”) lens. On a wedding day, aside from wedding rings there really aren’t that many details that require a lens that even comes close to the 1:1 reproduction ratio that true macro lenses offer; and in my opinion there are plenty of benefits to shooting with a wider, closer lens in certain situations.

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!