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Dragging the Shutter

Dragging the Shutter

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…

Printing your own calendars with MagCloud

Printing your own calendars with MagCloud

In my last version of this article I wrote the steps needed to print your own 2012 calendar on large format printers. I have sense found an easier way to do it. Let MagCloug.com print and bind your photo calendars for you! The true beauty of MagCloud is they are a Print-on-Demand, so you can…

Morning Light Effect

Morning Light Effect

Lighting Trends and Effects There Is a new lighting trend primarily associated with today’s advertising and commercial fashion industries. I called this effect morning light. Personally I hate the effect, but nonetheless its popularity seems to be growing today and even I must learn to change with the times. If you do not enjoy shooting…

Lens Flare Effect

Lens Flare Effect

My editing style in Photoshop is called Non-Destructive. What that means is that we apply effects to the image without actually altering the original image itself. Yes, of course, I do still use the Healing Brush and Liquify, which do alter the base image, but more likely than not I will work with Adjustment layers,…

the ePhoto DSLR Rig

the ePhoto DSLR Rig

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…

The Beauty Dish Outdoors

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…

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