Step-by-Step: Yoga Tailor

Time for another step-by-step tutorial on how I created this image. This is one of the images that I created in my recent yoga test shoot (if you haven’t seen the others just click here). Before we dive in, let me give you an idea of what I was trying to create for this project. My main goal was to get away from what you typically see in yoga imagery (super soft and pretty) and try to create something that was a little more powerful and dramatic. But, I didn’t want to go too dark and lose the beauty of
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Step-by-Step Composite: UO Tennis

This is definitely not going to be as extensive as the tutorial from last week. A lot of this is just repeating steps but I still want to give you an idea of how this composite was built. This photo ended up being a lot more complex because the cutouts were super difficult. My initial concept didn’t have so much overlap and thus I didn’t plan on needing a white background to shoot onto. I’ll get into more detail on this later but let’s jump into the steps behind creating this poster. Step 1: Base Image – There always have
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The Art of the Composite

I’ve been tossing the idea around about how I can give you all a better idea of how I do my work and not really sure what the best way is to share that with you all. I think at this time, the clearcut winner would have to be to purchase some screencasting software so I can do some walk through post processing tutorials, as well as, just some general “time-lapse” videos of a start to finish image. But, until I have the software (and have it figured out) this is the best that I can do. My recent “Winter
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HDR Tutorial

It’s finally here! The much anticipated HDR tutorial. I know this has been on my to do list for about a year now but I think you will all find this useful. But, before I get into my HDR workflow I want to make it clear that my Sportraits and Portraits are NOT HDR images. Some of them are composites with an HDR background but the subjects are not HDR. With that said, I do have some early portraits I did a little more than a year ago that I’ll share with you and give you an idea of what
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Tutorial Tuesday: Getting Sharper Images

A while back, when we were still on the old blog, a die hard follower asked me how I got my images to be so sharp and crisp. I gave him some advice on what to do and I thought that might be a good topic for our first Tutorial Tuesday blog post (I really am a fan of alliteration). Of course, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of post production. I love shooting photos but I love processing photos as well. It’s become part of my creative process and that’s where I add a lot of that
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