Going Full Circle

Jan 15

Going Full Circle

Back in the late Nineties, when I really started getting serious about photography, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the Dallas Professional Photographers Association.  I thought I was already pretty good at the time, but being surrounded by these great artists really opened my eyes.  After seeing the incredible images they were able to create, I knew I...

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Goal Setting for 2011

Jan 13

Goal Setting for 2011

Recently, a photographer friend and I got into a discussion on goal setting.   The part we couldn’t agree on was  where to set goals.   Should we set our goals as high as possible, without regard to level of difficulty? Anyone who regularly enters PPA print competition knows that the 80 points required for a print to merit are no easy tast –...

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New Way To Enhance Contrast

Jan 06

New Way To Enhance Contrast

Last month, I came across a cool new tool for Photoshop called ALCE2.  I thought it might interest some of you so I did a quick video tutorial on it… (VIDEO) ALCE2 is a deceptively easy tool that enhances the contrast of an image to really give it some punch.  Unlike some filters that have hundreds of options and boxes to click – this one is simple: ...

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Images of Lewisville

Dec 30

Images of Lewisville

Last month, I was hired by a restaurant in Lewisville to create a series of wall portraits as part of their recent remodel.   They were wanting images that represented their location – Lewisville, Texas – but still had an artistic angle to them.  After a couple of afternoons of shooting, I came up with a selection of five images. Last week, the final...

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Why study the Masters?

Dec 16

Why study the Masters?

As photographers, we are blessed to be living in an era when imaging technology is growing by leaps and bounds.  Ten or twelve years ago, if you had a 6 megapixel camera, you were on the cutting edge.  Now most people have point and shoots that have more megapixels.  The downside is that the crutch of technology can make it tempting to get sloppy with the...

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