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Shooting with the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Time Remapping in Premiere Pro

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shooting with the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Time Remapping in Premiere Pro

Last weekend I bought a new camera, a Panasonic Lumix GH4, for video work. This camera is a technological marvel and an amazing value. I researched it carefully online before making the purchase and I’m pleased to say it not only meets, but exceeds, my expectations. In this post, I’ll give some highlights on the […]

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Do You Have Your Surfboard Permit?

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Do You Have Your Surfboard Permit?

Did you know that if you wanted to surf Newport Beach in the Summer of Love you needed a surfboard permit? Well, now you know. Shot at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.

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Exhibit of Photos from the Czech Republic, 1930s – 1960s

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Exhibit of Photos from the Czech Republic, 1930s – 1960s

I saw a couple of interesting exhibitions recently at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. One exhibit, titled “Collective Restraint: Four Decades of Czech Photography,” shows how photographers responded to challenges presented by the political environment during the 1930s through the 1960s. The censorship that was in effect more often than not during […]

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Image Dimensions and Resolution Explained

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Image Dimensions and Resolution Explained

This six-minute video explains the concepts of photographic image size, dimensions and resolution in a simple, approachable manner. Note: the specific original file sizes referred to in the sample photos are not displayed at actual size in this video.

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Keeping Creative Vision Alive

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keeping Creative Vision Alive

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my ambulance ride to the emergency room with a 105° fever and a bacterial infection. After four days in the hospital and several months of recuperating I was eventually grateful to have regained my full strength and stamina. But the aftermath of that experience has stayed with me mentally […]

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Adding a Watercolor & Canvas Effect to a Photo in Photoshop

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Adding a Watercolor & Canvas Effect to a Photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial I show how to use the Photoshop Watercolor and Texturizer filters to create a painterly effect with a canvas texture on a photo. View the other video tutorials in this series: How to Apply Textures to Photos in Photoshop How to Apply a Texture Image to a Photo in Photoshop to Create […]

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Using a Photoshop Blending Mode to Add Texture to a Photo of a Model

| June 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
Using a Photoshop Blending Mode to Add Texture to a Photo of a Model

In this tutorial I show a process for overlaying a note paper texture onto a photo of a model. View the other video tutorials in this series: How to Apply Textures to Photos in Photoshop How to Apply a Texture Image to a Photo in Photoshop to Create a Weathered Look Applying a Texture in […]

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Easy Technique for Adding a Lighting Effect to a Photo in Photoshop

| June 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
Easy Technique for Adding a Lighting Effect to a Photo in Photoshop

In this video tutorial I demonstrate an easy technique to add a lighting effect using Photoshop’s Soft Light layer blending mode. View the other video tutorials in this series: How to Apply Textures to Photos in Photoshop How to Apply a Texture Image to a Photo in Photoshop to Create a Weathered Look Applying a […]

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Applying a Texture in Photoshop to Create an Aged Look in a Photo

| June 14, 2014 | 2 Comments
Applying a Texture in Photoshop to Create an Aged Look in a Photo

In this tutorial I show a process that can be used to create a weathered, aged look in Photoshop. I use a texture image which I apply as a layer mask and then I make some final edits with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. View the other video tutorials in this series: How to Apply Textures […]

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How to Apply a Texture Image to a Photo in Photoshop to Create a Weathered Look

| June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
How to Apply a Texture Image to a Photo in Photoshop to Create a Weathered Look

In this tutorial, the second in a series of six videos, I demonstrate a process for creating an aged, weathered appearance on a photo of a train locomotive. In the first post I give an overview of the images in the series and I show how to add noise to a photo for a stylistic […]

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