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Prep Your Pictures For Email And The Web—10/31/11

As a commercial photographer, I encounter people on a daily basis who want photographs emailed to them for use in print or online. That's no problem, of course, as long as these folks know what they're asking for—and what to do with it once they get it.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom As a commercial photographer, I encounter people on a daily basis who want photographs emailed to them for use in print or online. That's no problem, of course, as long as these folks know what they're asking for—and what to do with it once they…

Five Halloween Photo Tips—10/24/11

It seems like Halloween gets bigger and better every year. The stores sell more and more décor, kids trick or treat in multiple locations, and costumes just keep getting bigger and better.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom It seems like Halloween gets bigger and better every year. The stores sell more and more décor, kids trick or treat in multiple locations, and costumes just keep getting bigger and better. If you want to commemorate your Halloween activities this year, many of which…

Compositing Multiple Exposures—10/17/11

I’m no expert at panoramas, HDR, or any of those other photographic pursuits that require multiple exposures to create a single high-resolution finished image. But I’m smart enough to understand how making multiple exposures with a camera locked in position on a tripod can be immensely useful for a variety of things.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom I’m no expert at panoramas, HDR, or any of those other photographic pursuits that require multiple exposures to create a single high-resolution finished image. But I’m smart enough to understand how making multiple exposures with a camera locked in position on a tripod can be…

Creative Cloning in Complex Situations—10/10/11

I’m a cloner. What can I tell you, it’s one of my favorite tools in Photoshop. I clone out spots from sensor dust, stray hairs on foreheads, zits and blemishes…
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom I’m a cloner. What can I tell you, it’s one of my favorite tools in Photoshop. I clone out spots from sensor dust, stray hairs on foreheads, zits and blemishes… You name it and I’ll clone it. I use the clone tool on almost every…

Lighting With Purpose—10/03/11

A few months ago, I was fortunate to attend a lecture by master photographer Gregory Heisler. Along with an amazing portfolio of iconic portraits, Mr. Heisler imparted some very practical information about lighting.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom A few months ago, I was fortunate to attend a lecture by master photographer Gregory Heisler. Along with an amazing portfolio of iconic portraits, Mr. Heisler imparted some very practical information about lighting. More specifically, he voiced his philosophy that light shouldn't just illuminate the…

Better Color Accuracy For Perfect Fall Foliage—09/26/11

Color accuracy is always important, but never more so than when you're photographing something with a bright, bold color that's integral to the "story" of your picture.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Color accuracy is always important, but never more so than when you're photographing something with a bright, bold color that's integral to the "story" of your picture. Take fall foliage, for example. With the wrong color balance, what in actuality is a bright and beautiful…
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