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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…

Fall Foliage Photography Guide for Taking Better Autumn Photos

The world is filled with Red and Gold…Get out there and Shoot!!!

So, as many of you know, I have never actually lived in a place with true fall. I’m from Los Angeles, lived in Hawaii, both of which basically are perfect always, did an eight year stint in North Dakota, where it’s frigid for ten months, then there’s a brief stint of bee and mosquito season, then right back into frigid again, so when everyone would wax rhapsodic about “Going to see Fall Colors”, I was kind of nonplussed.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

I mean, what’s the big deal about a few leaves turning colors anyway? Well, I was w-r-o-n-g, WRONG…The colors are SPECTACULAR!!! Read more…

Essential Photography Business Kit: 5 Things to Keep Handy at All Times

Even if you don’t have a business plan, or much of a business to speak of, if you’re going to be or already are a professional photographer, there are certain things you will need and often will be asked for over and over again.


Photo by Lix Hewett

Luckily, you don’t have to do extra work every time to meet these needs — instead, you can put them together once and keep them handy, like tools in a handyman’s box, ready to be pulled out and tweaked whenever they’re necessary. Read more…

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