Archive for July, 2010

Film Envy

July 22, 2010

Film Grain - photoshop tip

From time to time I like to add a little grain to my photos. Sometimes it’s just to gives it that slight film look…other times it may be to mask digital noise from shooting at a high iso. Here are quick steps to add a little grain to your diet.

Project 365

Better late than never right? I originally planned to launch this blog earlier in the year and with that launch I was going to recap my 365 from 2009. I was going to shelve the idea, but after thinking about it I decided to go head and post it. I figured people who weren’t familiar with my project can see some of my favorite images from the project.

Selective Sharpening

Admit it…we’ve all been guilty of over sharpening. I’ve notice that not only do people tend to over sharpen, but they tend to sharpen the whole image. In this guide I will show you how to use layer masks to sharpen only selected areas.

Get Made / Get Whacked

July 12, 2010

Last week I was asked to shoot photos for possible posters for the upcoming Las Vegas Mob Experience. The idea was to have an image of a guy who is “Made” and then in an alternate poster he is being “Whacked”. My first concern was the second shot, I have to have a person behind the subject emerging from the shadows. How would I do this and not make it look cheesy.


July 10, 2010

ACR - Adobe Camera Raw

I run into a lot of people who do not shoot raw and do not use Lightroom, but always asked what the easiest way to add a vignette or adjust white balance. When I procede to tell them to use ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) they are suprised that they are able to. I will show you how to enable the ACR dialog box so you can take advantage of the adjustmets when working with jpgs.

Caitlin Randolph

July 6, 2010

Caitlin Randolph - isayx3 PlainJoe Photography

Welcome to the Blog! It’s been a long time coming. The main focus of this blog will be for information and resources rather than my own photography. I will try to share as much as I can. I’m not claiming I know what I’m doing, but if you like what I do, then you may take away something from this blog.

In the past I have always listed strobist info. Now via this blog I will try to supply more detailed lighting information with the occasional setup shot.