"Only In Twilight" Tutorial Coming Soon!
This is the teaser trailer for the first ever Digital Art That Rocks Photoshop Compositing & Digital Lighting Tutorial called "Only In Twilight."
This comprehensive tutorial will cover topics such as lighting theory, and tips for matching light quality in a studio environment to match your backplate .
In Lightroom, Brian will show you how to create high dynamic range imagery and photo merge seamless panoramic images.
In the Photoshop portion of the tutorial, Brian will teach you how to composite dramatic skies with ease, his compositing techniques for matching color, building shadows, and adding realistic digital lighting to your scene.
It is a huge honor to have been chosen again for Photo Of The Day by the team at Fstoppers.com. Here is the link: https://fstoppers.com/potd/time-traveler-0
The product shot of this watch is the result of hours of meticulous post production. I focus stacked about 35 frames and also manually masked areas to get the entire watch in focus. It required a lot of cleanup, when shooting macro, you will see every spec of dust imaginable. I titled this image "Time Traveler" because of the amount of time it took to produce the image made me feel like I traveled in time. The time flew by working on it, because I absolutely love what I do!
If you're a photographer, check out www.fstoppers.com Those guys rock! Great contributing authors, great information. I'd love to write for Fstoppers someday!
If you want to this image with greater detail, check out my portfolio!
In celebration of this years annual Elkhart Jazz Festival, I wanted to share some images that I shot at Elkhart Jazz Festival of jazz legend Tony Monaco and the Tony Monaco Trio. I had been hired to document the performance of this historic night and I think the shots turned out great! It couldn't have been a better evening, perfect summer temperatures, the smell of food, and the smooth sounds of jazz. I also think the fact that the stage was built in the middle of Main Street made for some really interesting and dynamic shots.
In case you haven't heard the sad news, Paul C Buff has passed away. Paul was a true pioneer in the photographic community. His company makes (in my professional opinion) some of the best professional photographic lighting equipment available in the industry today.
I have a lot of respect for Paul. He's a man that has stayed true to his vision and craft. He has always done business as a factory direct company; meaning you could only by Paul C. Buff products directly through his company. No middleman. No other companies selling the his products at a higher price or muddying the water. He also kept his company relatively small; under 50 employees. This allows for better internal communication, and of course top notch customer service.
Though I've never met him, in a way, I felt like I knew him. We had a lot in common. My condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at Paul C. Buff Inc. Paul will be missed. In the words of the film The Sandlot, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die."
Here is a link to a beautiful obituary written by his wife: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?pid=174445500