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Masquerade Promo shoot pre-visualization sketch.

Masquerade Promo Pre-shoot

Tomorrow night I’m shooting some promo shots for my friends at The Vintage. You won’t see this post until Thursday, at which point the shoot will already be…

Pine grove on Lackawanna State Park's east shore, near sunset on 25 July 2012.

In the woods

Shooting in the woods is difficult.  I was reading an article a couple of weeks back, about a photographer who specializes in less-common landscapes, and he commented on…

Fountain in the downtown park in Honesdale, PA, on the afternoon of 15 July 2012.

Messin’ around in Photoshop

It’s been hot and I haven’t been out shooting images the way I should be.  Which means I’ve been bored, so to compensate I’ve been messing around in…

Up Close & Personal

In The Backyard: Feeder Birds

I wanted to start a new category for my photos, calling it In The Backyard. I’ve been doing a significant amount of landscaping work recently, and as a…

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Working with models: the booking process, Part 2

We’re back!  In Part 1, we worked through the booking process right up to having a plan.  You could almost have called that the “pre-booking process,” since we…

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Working with models: the booking process, Part 1

As I was putting the finishing touches on my plans for a portrait shoot this past weekend, I thought it might be helpful to some of you if…

The Leaf

Light and Shadow

I don’t believe I have a particular “style” of photography that defines my work. There are, however, several elements I enjoy experimenting with. One of those is the…

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Explorations in Macro, Pt. 1

DST came into effect on Sunday, which is a breath of spring. The light now lasts into the evening hours, the first buds are appearing on the trees,…

Tethered Shooting via Canon EOS Utilities software

Tethered Shooting

Like so many of my photographic explorations, my foray into tethered shooting probably lacks scientific methodology or testing. I pretty much jumped into it just because an opportunity…

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Orchids in the Studio

Today I’m going to join the ranks of millions on Flickr and bore to you tears with flower shots. Actually, I really hope that I don’t bore you….

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How I Process Panoramas

In my last post, I discussed how I shoot images for a panorama. This time, I’ll walk you through my post-production process for making a final, composited image….

Panorama of sunrise at Bullhead Bay, Lackawanna State Park, on the morning of 22 January

How I Shoot Panoramas

I got a request from one of my readers to talk about how I shoot panoramas. I am always thrilled to get feedback from you guys, including requests….