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Before and After

Posted: June 25, 2017 in Uncategorized
Did some cropping first, next processed with Nik Software’s Detail Extractor in Color Efex Pro4. Then did some fine tuning on the colors in Nik Software’s Viveza2, and final step was cloning out some imperfection here and there in PS Elements.
The Before

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The After

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Fall Macro Workshops

Posted: June 24, 2017 in Uncategorized
Macro Boot Camp – Holiday Inn, Rockford, Illinois, Sept 16,17, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp
– Holiday Inn, Barboursville, West Virginia, Sept 30,Oct 1, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp – Lakes Community Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Oct 7,8, Cost $149
Macro Boot Camp – Fairfield Inn, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct 14,15, Cost $199
One Day Macro Workshop – Holiday Inn Express, Sterling Hts, Michigan, Oct 22, Cost $49
Macro Photo Conference – Crowne Plaza, Middleburg Hts, Ohio, Oct 28,29, Cost $199
More info and sign up at http://www.macrostoreonline.com

 

Macro Mentoring Course

Posted: June 23, 2017 in Uncategorized
There are all kinds of photo how-to video courses, and they teach you things, but you really don’t get any help on how you are doing with your photography.  The help you need is professional critiquing of your images.
My Macro Mentoring Course is design to give all the valuable info you need to produce great images, but the really value of my course is that you have to challenge yourself with shooting assignments, and get critiques on how well you are doing and how to improve.
With the summer in full swing lots of subject matter, now is the best time to sign up for the Macro Mentoring Course.  I am offering a $50 summer discount when you sign up, just use the word “macro” in the coupon/discount code box when you sign up.

Lens Zooming

Posted: June 23, 2017 in Uncategorized
We are always learning new things and I learn new things from the photographers that attend my workshops. I was watching a photographer in my Boston area workshop that was creating cool images by zooming in and out on different subjects. His name is Marvin Moriarty and I would like to thank him for this idea. I have done some zooming with my lenses in nature but have never been happy with any of the images, but Marvin found subjects that seem to work well with this technique.
I was in my hotel room a few days later in the Atlanta area and thought I would give the zooming technique a try.
Working with low light in the room and I used my Tamron 18-270 lens and set the f-stop at f/32, ISO 100 so I could get a long exposure of eight seconds.
I would start with the lens at 270mm and press the shutter, and after two seconds move the zoom upward and hold it there for two more seconds and then rotate the zoom ring and hold for another two seconds and then finish at the 18mm for the last two seconds. And here are the results with some gears, keys, and a spring.

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Photo Print Varnish

Posted: June 22, 2017 in Uncategorized
Here is an interesting product that would make it nice for framing your photo without using glass over the print.  I always hated the glare from the glass on my framed photos and the museum glass that eliminates the glare was just to expensive, and the non glare type glass always seem to mute the colors of the photo.  This product is a varnish that you roll on your print and it will protect it, so you can eliminate the glass. I can’t say how well this product work as I have never used it, but thought I would pass it on if you would be interested in trying it out.  Let me know if it worked for you.
https://www.breathingcolor.com/timeless

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Website click here
Macro Workshops click here
”Macro Online Course click here
”Creating Art With Macro E-Book click here
Macro Photo Conference click here
You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com
To save 15% on Topaz products click here
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First Day of Summer

Posted: June 21, 2017 in Uncategorized
Getting ready for some Fun in the Sun, Yahoo.

Here’s an interesting post on scammers targeting pro photographers websites.
https://petapixel.com/2017/06/09/bad-reviews-extortion-scam-looks-like/