Hue, Saturation and Contrast Oh My!!!

Oh, so you have an incredible picture you took or even a slightly fantastic picture but there is just something off about it?  So you throw it into Photoshop or LightRoom or GIMP or whatever your app of choice is to ‘fix it’.  What does it need?  The...

Fifth Sense

About seven years ago, I traveled to Oahu with my friend Maureen.  Because we were both AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, living at the poverty line for a year by choice, the idea of a Hawaiian vacation seemed impossibly decadent.  But we found dirt cheap airfare and...

There’s No Biz Like Strobist

I get a few emails every week asking me about strobist stuff.  What to buy, what equipment do I use, how to trigger off camera flashes, etc.  I can answer those questions.  The thing is, I have no idea how I get the light I get sometimes.  It’s tricky. ...

Strobeless Lighting

If you’re independently wealthy and money is no object then please, feel free to skip this article. If you’re more like the 99% of us chasing the dream read on. You start taking pictures with your point and shoot and find something about it so appealing...