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Mastering Family Portrait Part III: Posing Guide

It might be the redheaded stepchild of photography, the gum under your shoe, the backwash left in the glass when you think you’re drinking champagne, but posing is one of the most important parts of any photograph.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

I am not a traditional poser, so I’m not going to get into thumbs in or out of pockets, or serious or smiley, or even all looking at the camera or away from the camera discussion, although I do personally think that seven people all staring out into space is kind of 1970’s-esque spaced out druggy weird. Not that I have a strong opinion on that. Read more…

How To Ensure You Don’t Lose Any Of Your Important Images

In my opinion, having to tell your clients that you “accidentally lost their images“ is one of the worst things that could possibly happen. Whether the data loss was your fault or not, your clients won’t care because it is your job to deliver images, regardless of hard drive failure or a corrupt SD-card. As a photographer, you should be able to ensure that all your pictures are safe and backed up.

Photo taken from Splitshire.com

Photo taken from Splitshire.com

Here are the techniques I use to secure none of my data get lost: Read more…

How to Apply LAB Color Adjustments in Photoshop to Enhance Your Photo

In this video we explore the most powerful color space in Photoshop LAB. You can do things in the LAB that are impossible in any other color mode, but in this video we keep it simple to start.

Photo by Simon Plant

Photo by Simon Plant

We show you how LAB can help not only boost saturation in an image, but also how it can help separate colors too all without the problems that can arise by attempting similar things in RGB. Read more…

Close-knit, Connected and Cohesive: Coming Together in Fall Colors

Fall is still going strong here in North Eastern Ohio, so I grabbed a couple of my favorite models, the fun and fabulous Brooke, Chloe, Emily, Erica, Kelly, Lexi, Tenley and Zoe, and we Headed to the Hills… oh, right, it’s totally flat here…so we Headed to the Forest of Peninsula, Ohio one early, crisp fall morning.

 Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

We had everyone dress in black, grey and cream so that the drabness of their clothing would stand out amongst the brilliance of the fall colors, and so that they would form a cohesive look without being too matchy-matchy, which was very popular in the ‘90’s, but has now definitely fallen by the wayside in favor of everyone having their own personal style while still keeping the flow of the group. Read more…

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