Photoshop Disasters

Photographers can consider themselves to be a photo retoucher at some level, whether its the occasional zit zapper of portraits, iPhone app user of selfies (i.e. Facetune) or high end retoucher for advertising campaigns.  And by 'photographer' I use that term loosely so before I tangent off into some rant let me gather my thoughts bear …

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Photoshop or Nah?

I was listening to a morning radio show the other day and the conversation was about Kim Kardashian's nude photo shoot in the desert with fashion photographer Kesler Tran. Apparently the internet is up in arms regarding the pics being Photoshopped.  Someone tweeted a pic comparing a screen shot from the realty show and a …

Don’t be Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla flavored ice cream is considered to be plain to some.  To those others, vanilla happens to also be their favorite.  Personally I find it good, but its not for me.  Of all the possible flavors available why would I chose plain vanilla when I can have vanilla with sprinkles, nuts or some kind of …

Tip of the Day: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

Its been quite a while since I posted a Tip of the Day.  If you missed my others you can check them out here. Have you ever heard of an expression that can sum up an experience or situation.  For myself there are plenty.  Here's one of those expressions that really resonate and has helped …

Tip of the Day: Dodge & Burn like a Makeup Artist

San Diego Fashion Photographer Rodney Alan

Making Faces by Kevyn Aucion I have this thirst for knowledge that I need to quench.  Reading books happens to be one of my sources of knowledge.  If you're anything like me reading can be fun.  Actually it really isn't.  Personally I could never get into novels.  Maybe it has something to do with my …

Tip of the Day: PIVOT!

During my college years I watched a lot of TV.  One of my favorite shows was Friends. The most memorable episode was when Ross Geller tried to move his couch upstairs with the help of Rachel Green and Chandler Bing.  While moving the couch upstairs they try to navigate a 90 degree bend in the …

Photography Workshop Review: Fashion B&W with Charles LUCIMA

Instagram pic of the Calumet Focus magazine On the internet you'll find an abundance of gear reviews from camera, lenses and lighting.  However I found that there was a shortage of workshop reviews especially for those with an emphasis on fashion.  I figured to write up a review for others that happen to find themselves …