The Beauty Dish Outdoors

Note: the latest, most complete version that will ever be posted on the internet has just been posted here: http://cierrapeel.com/outdoors-with-the-beauty-dish/   I am “loaning” the article to my lovely model Cierra, so that hopefully if you enjoy the article you will LIKE her new Facebook Fan Page, as well as the article itself!      Enjoy, Dave   Read More …

Shooting with a Beauty Dish

I’m asked all of the time how I get that beautiful “glow” in Photoshop, I wish… I haven’t figured that one out yet, I use a special light modifier called the Beauty Dish. Fifteen years ago a photographer on ModelMayhem wrote and asked me how I get such wonderful skin effects in Photoshop. I wrote   Read More …

Easy GreenScreen Plugin for Photoshop

Shooting on Chroma-key or Green Screen backdrops have come a long way with today’s technological advances. The purpose of this article is to explore the advantages of one plugin in particular; the Easy Green Screen 3.0 plugin, available from: http://ezgreenscreen.com/, as Freeware. The plugin is available for all versions of Photoshop, CS or higher, running   Read More …

What is under the print head?

Under your Epson Stylus Pro 7880’s printer head are two foam pads to keep the wiper blade and the pump cap. Check these for debris and remove any large pieces of debris you find. Make sure these pads are moist. If they feel dry you should moisten then with distilled water. I used a syringe   Read More …

Cleaning Your Jets

Cleaning the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Printer Head, manually is pretty easy. I like to use a generic Windex solution, something with a lot of ammonia. What ever you do, do not use the foamy type window cleaner. Then I fold up a paper towel and douse it good, not to the point where its   Read More …

Epson Wide-Format Printers

A note about myself: For the past 17 years I have worked as a systems/network engineer and I have quite a collection of certifications in various operating systems, hardware devices and network protocols. I am NOT an Epson certified technician! Some if not all of the information given on this page can or will void   Read More …