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Color above the shadows

I don't know if it will be news to you, but want to share anyway.While drawing in Photoshop I always preferred placing color first and adding shadows, midtones and highlights next.One friend gave me an idea to try it vise versa. Place all shadows and highlights, he said, make a monochrome picture and then place color above, it will make your work easier and faster.I tried and it is really so.I do not refuse using other drawing techniques, but that one is a nice addition to my knowledge collection.... continue reading

Races Are Hard Work (Even When You Are Volunteering)!

Yesterday I got up at 3:30 AM and drove 30 minutes to the Metro so I could wrestle my bike onto a subway train to get down to the stadium by 6:00.I was set to photograph a local marathon for a charity group that's near and dear to my heart.I've been involved with this group as a runner and a volunteer for over a year now, and have seen first-hand how they are making a difference in the lives of people who are fighting cancer.None of this is stock work--the photos are strictly personal (and... continue reading

Exposure and Tonal Contrast

Correct Exposure is combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and a creatively correct exposure is combination of all of above and the photographer’s creative mind. I believe there is nothing can be termed as bad or good light for my exposure, it should be appropriate light as well as exposure. Lighting depends on Seasons, Weather, and Time of the day. The essential qualities of light are direction, color and intensity. I have often realized that waiting for the perfect moment and animal behavior... continue reading

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