One of my clients came up with an interesting idea. Instead of a static website banner, a slide show or a simple dissolve how about a series of people morphing into each other? I checked with several fellow videographers who had no idea how to do this. So… research, research research and voila. Figuring things out is always satisfying. It’s human nature to want to push the envelope and learn new things.
Compressing a file will reduce the file size while keeping the dimensions and resolution the same. To compress a photo file size in Photoshop you can use the Export function which will create a new smaller file without changing the original From the dropdown menu choose: File -> Export -> Export As… The “Export As…” function will bring up the dialog box as shown below. Under File Settings lower the quality percentage as much as you need to reach the […]
This post provides a simple 5-step method for adding coordinates to your photos using Adobe Lightroom. Adding coordinates is called geotagging and creates a permanent record of where you took your photo and allows the photo to be added to Google Earth and other mapping applications. The first step is to import your photos into Lightroom and select the photo to which you want to add coordinates. The image below shows us in the “Library” module (the word Library is […]
If you have a Google account you can create your own custom maps and add photos. This is a great way to record locations where you’ve taken photos. The first step, of course, is to log into my Google account. I go to Google Maps and search for my location. The photo I am going to add is in Frenchtown. When the map takes me to Frenchown I click the “hamburger” in the upper left corner to display the map […]
If you’ve ever been part of a corporate headshot shoot (either as a photographer or a “head”) then this probably looks familiar. Instant studio in a vacant meeting room. When people come by for their headshot, a lot of them tell me they hate having their picture taken. That’s entirely reasonable and understandable but it don’t bother me none. It’s actually a lot more fun that they expect. Plus I’m pretty efficient so it doesn’t hurt too long. Meetings and […]
Happy Equinox. About equal day and night today as we continue to spiral and dance with the sun through the cosmos. (Maybe I’ll build a circle of stones to mark these events. I wonder if anyone ever thought of doing that.)
What’s for sale here? On the surface, it’s a funky looking squash. Taken just a little deeper, it’s a decoration, a feeling of fall, a memory of Thanksgiving dinners, leaves blowing across the lawn, crisp cool air … A pretty good bargain for a few bits. What are you selling?
Monkey see, monkey do? Maybe not such bad advice, depending on what the monkeys are doing.
When you think about it, there are a lot of steps to just about everything. The most immediate task may be pretty straight forward, but chances are there are a lot of steps leading up to it. Candid photography seems simple enough. In many ways it is, just point and shoot. Sometimes that works just fine, but not often. Candids are uncontrolled, As a photographer you can’t pose your subject, because then it’s not candid. But you can control how […]
I came across a group of young athletes early in the morning making their way up a five mile hill. Although near the top of the hill every one of them was still running, pushing their limit to the top. It occurred to me that climbing never really ends. Sometimes it levels off a bit and the type of climbing we do will vary but it’s always forward and upward. Can’t fight it, might as well embrace it. Every hill […]