Portrait Wednesdays: She’s Got Legs
Oct25

Portrait Wednesdays: She’s Got Legs

“She’s got legs, she knows how to use them”—ZZ Top With Wordy Wednesdays running for so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who-knows-how-many Wed-nesdays I will be show-casing a different image of her that was made over...

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Creating Cartoons from Your Photographs
Oct20

Creating Cartoons from Your Photographs

“I don’t think of cartoons or comics as being for kids.”—Jeff Kinney Cartoons & Pop Art is a new set of Photoshop actions from Panos Efstathiadis the proprietor of PanosFX, an amazingly talented designer of Photoshop actions. Panos says that the Cartoons & Pop Art actions work “like a Swiss Army knife,” giving you an array of creative options. The actions transform your photos into cartoons by using a clever...

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Portrait Wednesdays: In The Pink
Oct11

Portrait Wednesdays: In The Pink

With Wordy Wednesdays running for so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who-knows-how-many Wed-nesdays I will be show-casing a different image of her that was made over the five years that I’ve photo-graphed Pam showing her many, many...

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No Photoshop Please, We’re French
Oct05

No Photoshop Please, We’re French

In 2009, French lawmakers proposed a law that photographs where a model— the key word is “model” not your aunt Sally—has been photoshopped be labeled as such. In 2017, that law is now going into effect. The BBC reports that the Photoshop rule does not apply to the removal of blemishes being or retouching to hair. France 24 reports that as of October 1, 2017, anyone who publishes a photo in which Photoshop is used to “either slim or...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Back to the Sixties
Oct04

Portrait Wednesdays: Back to the Sixties

In the book, One Face Fifty Ways by YouTubers Imogen Dyer and Mark Wilkinson demonstrate lighting, posing and other portrait techniques to capture the many looks and moods of a single person. This is similar to the approach Gary Bernstein used with Kay Sutton York in their 1988 book, Burning Gold, that I mentioned last week. With Wordy Wednesdays running for many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Burning Gold...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Using an LED Ringlight
Sep27

Portrait Wednesdays: Using an LED Ringlight

“I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.”—Clara Bow With Wordy Wednesdays running for so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s book Burning Gold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case...

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Chimping, Batteries and Battery Life
Sep26

Chimping, Batteries and Battery Life

“Chimps that are insecure may read lots of things into harmless situations. “—Steve Peters It’s no secret that using Live View or chimping puts extra drain on your digital DSLR’s batteries and while OEM batteries do a good job that has not always been my experience with third-party replacement batteries. At least until I tested Hahnel’s Extreme Li-Ion Batteries. These battery’s rugged and precision construction are...

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