Dragging the Shutter

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Bored with the studio I decided to head out into the night to put a little excitement back in my life and work. In the old days we often used a technique called; Dragging the Shutter. This is an excellent way to add depth to your low light environments. Usually any sturdy tripod and a   Read More …

the ePhoto DSLR Rig

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After reading several iffy reviews and comments on Amazon I decided to drive over to ePhoto Inc. and take a look at this for myself. Construction seems solid and designed to work with most of today’s DSLR cameras. Because this is my first DSLR rig I don’t really have anything to compare it with, so   Read More …

Easy GreenScreen Plugin 4.0

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The Easy Green Screen 4x plugin is finally out and I am in love with it! Damon did an outstanding job with the new “One Click Extraction”, which is available in the Pro version only. Blue chromakey backdrops are also supported along with batch processes within the Pro version. You may demo this plugin at   Read More …

The Beauty Dish Outdoors

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If photography is light, then lighting is everything. It’s the way in which the photographer manipulates his or her light that sets them apart from the others and distinguishes their style as an artist. I use a Beauty Dish exclusively as my light modifier of choice, now indoors and out. The Beauty Dish magically enhances   Read More …

Shooting with a Beauty Dish

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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

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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 …