Posts Categorized: Post Processing

Black and White Conversion Techniques for Beginners


We’ve talked about why we love black and white photographs and how some subjects can take on surprising transformations when converted from color to monochrome.  Certainly, most people are capable of using in-camera and editing software features to produce basic monochrome images, but not everyone is adept at more sophisticated black and white conversions.  You… Read more »

Master Photoshop, Artistic Compositions


DISCOUNT:  Order it here >> The Photoshop course I started taking a few months ago is still paying off dividends.  As I’ve said previously, it is hands-down, the BEST creative Photoshop course I’ve tried. I’m finding new uses for images that go back several years, as well as some that I’ve recently taken.  The images… Read more »

Shooting With Less Gear Can Be Liberating


I decided to head over to the studio without my lights, modifiers, variety of lenses, PocketWizards and all the rest of the equipment I normally take with me.  I did everything with my 7D and a 50mm lens.  I started doing this every now and then awhile back.  It began as an exercise to help… Read more »

Creating the Film Noir Look in Lightroom

Focused Light for Noir Effect

One of my favorite photographic styles is the so-called Noir look reminiscent of Hollywood’s post-war Film Noir period of the 1940s-1950s. I’m also intrigued by the device of the femme fatale in the films of that era. This “bad girl” is often depicted as a sophisticated manipulator capable of luring any man off the straight-and-narrow… Read more »