Archive for May, 2012

Fun Fridays – Tutorial Time

May 4th, 2012

Today’s tutorial is on converting images to rich black and white using your desktop editing software.  I am using Photoshop in my tutorial, but the techniques of adjusting the contrast, brightening the whites & making sure your grays aren’t flat can be used in practically any image editor. Here are some key points from the […]


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Today’s tutorial is on converting images to rich black and white using your desktop editing software.  I am using Photoshop in my tutorial, but the techniques of adjusting the contrast, brightening the whites & making sure your grays aren’t flat can be used in practically any image editor. Here are some key points from the video:

  • Use photos that have nice contrast to begin with
  • Be cognizant of skin tones in your black & white conversion, and in your color tinting.
  • Use the quick conversion tool in your software, but don’t be afraid to tweak your blacks & whites
  • Using adjustment layers in Photoshop will allow you to turn your conversions on and off.
  • Always save a color version and a black and white version – do not overwrite the original version of your images!

Check it out, and please email me or send me a message on Facebook if you have any questions!  Have a great weekend, and get out there & take some pictures :).

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Destiny

May 4th, 2012

A few weeks ago, I did a senior session with a friend of mine. I had never met Destiny before, and she’s just gorgeous! She came dressed and ready to go, and can I just say she was WORKING those heels! I love how they gave her outfit a great pop of color, especially in […]

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A few weeks ago, I did a senior session with a friend of mine. I had never met Destiny before, and she’s just gorgeous! She came dressed and ready to go, and can I just say she was WORKING those heels! I love how they gave her outfit a great pop of color, especially in some of the downtown shots.  We checked out two different locations, but I think my favorite were the ones downtown.  There had been a massive thunderstorm the night before, leaving leaves, sticks and branches all over the place – but she didn’t mind tromping on a few sticks to work it for the camera.

Check out the images below, and also click on the slide show to see additional images from our shoot. Destiny, you were great! I wish you all the best in the future!

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Prom Photos

May 2nd, 2012

I was asked to photograph pre-prom photos last week.  It brought back memories of being a senior with only ONE month left of school.  Do you remember what it felt like when you were 1 month away from the day you probably counted down every school year since first grade? (12 more years….11 more years!). […]

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I was asked to photograph pre-prom photos last week.  It brought back memories of being a senior with only ONE month left of school.  Do you remember what it felt like when you were 1 month away from the day you probably counted down every school year since first grade? (12 more years….11 more years!).

For this post I decided to try a slide show.  Partly to test the technology, and also because it shows everything in under 5 minutes!

Like the soundtrack? Download it here – Wait Til You See My Smile by Alicia Keys

Congrats on your upcoming graduation Clayton & Soniel! And despite being followed by your own personal stalkerazzi during the pre-prom festivities, you guys looked great & acted like it happens every day :).