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Post-Production Before-and-After, Part 2: Smoothing Pavement / Removing Object (Central Illinois Architectural Photographer)

As I mentioned in my prior post about correcting color and eliminating distracting background elements, I try to whatever extent possible to make images that don’t require major work in Photoshop, especially in portraiture. However, in certain situations, using Photoshop is necessary (and … Continue reading

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2011 Wrap-Up #3: Major Business Milestones (Photography Business Tips)

While learning things the hard way in 2011, I also had some great successes and reached some major milestones in my business. Here are a few, with some tips about how to do the same for yourself, if you’d like: Doubled … Continue reading

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2011 Wrap-Up #1: 6 Things I’ve Learned About Owning a Business (Usually the Hard Way)

If there’s one way to characterize my experience as a fledgling full-time photographer this year, it would be “boot camp.” Or maybe “growing pains.” Or “on-the-job-training.” Or “trial-by-fire…” You get the idea. The process of creating a sustainable business can be … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City SMUG: Color Management with Trawick Images

Last night, the OKC SMUG met at my house again, which we haven’t done since our first two meetings! This time, we welcomed Robert Trawick of Trawick Images as our guest speaker. Robert led us through the basics of color management, … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City SMUG: Off Camera Light, In-Studio and On-Location, w/ Okie Studios

This week, the Oklahoma City SMUG met with Bill Richards of Okie Studios (note: PG-13+ link warning :)) at his new studio in Norman, OK. Our goal this time was to practice using off-camera light, both in studio and on-location. Bill … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City SMUG: Low-Light Shooting Tutorial in Paseo District

Last night, the Oklahoma City SMUG met in the Paseo District to practice low-light shooting. Those that arrived early enough also peeked inside Visions in the Paseo, a photography-only gallery currently showing works by Greg Davis, one of my personal … Continue reading

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Part 1: My Latest Personal Photography Project – Goals, Equipment, and Process (Fine Art Photography)

Personal projects are important for all types of photographers. I aim to regularly engage in projects in order to test gear, study different techniques, grow my portfolio, add to my stock inventory, and stay connected to my love of photography. … Continue reading

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