Creative Focus

Creative Focus

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | No Comments

You can do a lot with a camera to focus on a subject. If you want everything in focus you would strive for the greatest depth of field. However, you may want to key in on a part of the image, to direct attention. That can be accomplished with a narrow depth of field, only a slice of the image […]

Getting the Most Out of an Image

Getting the Most Out of an Image

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | No Comments

Photography today gives us quite a bit of latitude when exposing for an image compared to the past. Sensors today permit us to shoot in low light and still capture an image that is recognizable without being totally grainy (noisy). What is related to this is the ability to find information in an image that […]

Pump it Up

Pump it Up

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | 6 Comments

Time to make an image speak a thousand words for a local auto dealership. We first did a little day time scouting, shot a number of views, put them up on a site for the client to review, and here’s the selected view. To my eye this image could use a little perspective adjustment to minimize […]

We Can Build It

We Can Build It

Yes, photographing an original item is the ideal. However, in the real world, that can’t always happen. Sometimes a client has the need for a different version of a product and, for one reason or another, only one is available to be photographed. In this first case we changed the tapestry of the featured garment from our […]

Hello in There

Hello in There

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Image Editing | One Comment

Two images arrived needing retouching attention. Looking at them raised the question “what did they look like when they were new?” We have tools to clean up and technically bring back an image close to its original state. But we are not the viewer looking at the work for the first time. We are in […]

Clean it Up

Clean it Up

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | One Comment

Sometimes there is no perfect image to tell the story and an image needs to be created that tells the message in a clear way. Without misrepresenting, we have used 3 images and a range of image editing to create such an image. Our first shot shows a working lab with a technician using the client’s […]

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blog, Photography | One Comment

Bright sun is fun to be in, but it does present a few photographic problems. On this assignment we arrived for an 11:45AM group portrait. The sun couldn’t have been any brighter with just a few fleeting clouds. Facing the group into the sun is a no no. Everyone will be squinting or in need […]

Photographing Art

Photographing Art

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | 2 Comments

For this post I’m going to outline photographing artwork, specifically flat art, though much of the thinking can be applied to 3 dimensional art. If you’d like to photograph your own work there are pointers at the end of the post. I’m using a painting from the fine artist Roger Martin as a case study. First […]

Making Stock Work

Making Stock Work

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography | 2 Comments

Though I’d love to photograph all the images for our clients, sometimes it’s more timely and cost effective to use stock. Of course, there can be a fair amount of time involved finding images that work for a situation and then they may need adjusting to fit the need. In this first image we needed […]

Oh Baby

Oh Baby

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Blog, Image Editing | No Comments

So you stored your childrens’ portraits thinking they were safe. Years later you discover the storage area roof is leaking. Those pesky mold critters have found a new home on your cute little boy. You try to clean it but only make it worse leaving white spots instead of black. No negatives to reprint. The […]