That’s No Moon! How to Add the Death Star to your Photos

If you enjoyed my Death Star image post, here’s a quick tutorial on how I did it. All you need is Photoshop and some layer blending prowess. Should Ewoks disable the shield generator, however, you’re on your own to defend it. The same technique works with overlaying images of the moon on cityscapes.

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Spring Photo Tours 2017

I’m pleased to announce two instructional photo safaris for spring 2017! These are small-group excursions to photographically interesting places where I will give each participant personalized attention on composition, camera techniques, and post-processing. Make your plans to join me this spring!

Creative Closeups at Old Car City USA: March 15-18, 2017
Old Car City USA March 15-18

Head down to Georgia this spring as we explore the 40 acres of rusted cars  and trucks at Old Car City USA and discover creative ways of capturing their colors and textures. Limit: 12

RSVP HERE

Fine-Art Landscapes of the Desert Southwest:  April 2-6, 2017
Moab, Utah April 2-6, 2017

Join me in Moab, Utah, as we explore some of the finest landscapes in the American southwest and learn fine-art capture and processing techniques each day. Limit: 8

RSVP HERE

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Getting Great Holiday Portraits

It’s holiday portrait season again!

Originally published December 2010. Updated Dec. 9, 2016

‘Tis the season for family portraits.  If you’re like me, you’ve got friends and family who say “you’re a photographer, will you shoot portraits for me?”  Unfortunately, these people don’t always understand that photographing landscapes and wildlife is completely different from photographing people.  I mean, the camera is the same, but that’s about it.

So what should you do when asked to shoot portraits?  Here are some tips and gear recommendations that should get you started.

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