Brightly Lit Portrait

Brightly Lit Portrait

In so much of photography we strive to never blow out the highlights, never lose the information, never lose the data.  Some will read this and think that it should always be so.  However, I contend that in portrait work, sometimes it can be useful to intentionally...
Making a Composite Photo

Making a Composite Photo

A composite photo is one formed of several images added together.   I start with a fairly good size canvas, at least 8.5″ x 11″, and resolution at 300, 16 bit.  Then I start choosing images for the composition.  The bottom of the picture is a road.  I took...
Photoshop:  To Have or Not to Have

Photoshop: To Have or Not to Have

That is the question facing the hobby photographer. Do I need Photoshop? Truth be told, cell phones and point and shoot cameras have very sophisticated image processing built right in.  My Android, a Samsung Note 4 as of now, has a surprising array of photo effects...