This tutorial will show you how to create a fun “pop-art” style photo. Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic were used. (Older version of software will still work, but the screenshots may not match.) Step 1: Take a photo against a solid color backdrop. To give the right effect, studio lighting is preferred. […]
The “photographer’s eye” isn’t something that can be taught. I believe this is something that creative people are born with. For as long as I can remember, I have always been able to see beauty peeking out from something that the average person might see as ugly or uninteresting. Sometimes I look at a location […]
Showing “then vs. now” photos is a little scary. As every photographer does, especially within the first few years, I grew… A LOT. I’ve vastly improved my skills in both shooting and editing, and have refined my style. I like to show my progress to encourage other photographers that it is possible to improve with […]
Since starting my business, I’ve been through a few different website platforms. True to my character, I’ve never been fully satisfied with any of them. I am a “tweaker” and always push myself to make something better, and I love having full control over my work and my business. When I first made a […]
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon Rebel T2i Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L . Comparing noise in a properly exposed image from a full-frame camera to a crop sensor camera ISO 6400 is quite high and not typically used in most photographing applications, but you can see how the 5D Mark III handles high […]
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Comparing bokeh quality on the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens After conducting this experiment, I found that I prefer the look of the bokeh produced by the 50 L lens. […]
ILLUSTRATING THE CROP FACTOR ON A CROP SENSOR CAMERA VS. A FULL-FRAME CAMERA When using a crop sensor camera such as the Rebel T2i, the crop factor forces the photographer to crop off a significant amount of the subject when photographing the subject from the same distance, OR to back up in order to get […]
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We had some cloudy skies and even a little rain for Elyse’s late summer Fond du Lac senior photo session, which provided us with really dramatic lighting and colors. Of course, it wasn’t complete without smoke grenades and some poses in the river!
August 15th was the second annual styled shoot for the members of the Appleton TuesdaysTogether group, a chapter of The Rising Tide Society, which is a creative entrepreneur’s group focused on “community over competition.” The event was held at Givens Farm in Hortonville, WI, and multiple creative minds came together to organize this! The word […]
Senior portrait session on Lake DeNeveu
Have you ever had professional photos taken but felt that you didn’t look like yourself in the photos? Or maybe you didn’t like how you looked in the photos? No, you’re not imagining things! There is a reason for this. With the wide availability of smartphones, people are taking selfies quite often; some even multiple […]