Subjects That Move You

When they boarded the bus for our first shoot at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the boys had skateboards in hand.
Text & Photography By Stephanie Calabrese
When they boarded the bus for our first shoot at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the boys had skateboards in hand. Scuffed up and loud with color, each board was unique. Before the mobile photography workshop began, I had been thinking about potential shoot destinations. The Botanical Garden was an easy…

Using Photoshop’s Color Look Up Tables

Have you heard about Color Look Up Tables
By William Sawalich
Have you heard about Color Look Up Tables? They're a fairly recent addition to the photographic workflow, having been added to Photoshop in version CS6. But the premise behind color look up tables (sometimes called CLUTs or LUTs) has been around a lot longer than that as a method of…

Quick Fix Fridays: Get A Move On In The Studio

In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position.
By Rick Sammon
In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position. Both make a big difference in the end result. Here I changed position, and as you can see, it made a big difference. In the first photograph, my favorite, I am shooting…

On Location With Dave Stoecklein

Against a backdrop of natural beauty at the Bar Horseshoe Ranch in Mackay, Idaho, photographer David Stoecklein gives us a unique perspective of what goes in to creating his iconic shots of the American West
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{mp4}epson/12-13-EPSON_BTS_FS_Horses_Stoeklein{/mp4} Against a backdrop of natural beauty at the Bar Horseshoe Ranch in Mackay, Idaho, photographer David Stoecklein gives us a unique perspective of what goes in to creating his iconic shots of the American West—in this case, fourteen horses, four cowboys and the patience to wait for perfect light.…

Get Started With Light Painting

Many photographers will tell you that they are painters of light, which sure enough may be true
By William Sawalich
Many photographers will tell you that they are painters of light, which sure enough may be true. But, there's a specific technique known as light painting that involves a long exposure and the deliberate addition of light to the subject by "painting" it in specific areas of a scene. Photographers…

Don’t Shoot on Green Screen

Every once in a while, while referring to the creation of multiple photographs with the intention of compositing them together in a finished blended image, someone will use the phrase “shoot it on a green screen.”
By William Sawalich
Every once in a while, while referring to the creation of multiple photographs with the intention of compositing them together in a finished blended image, someone will use the phrase "shoot it on a green screen." The term "green screen" tends to be loosely interpreted, but most folks are talking…
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