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June 10, 2015
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Has Someone Stolen Your Photograph?

Has someone stolen your photograph? Then let the ASMP know. The copyright office and congress are going to make changes to copyright law for the first time in 40 years, and the ASMP wants to be sure it favors photographers.

Have Fun,
Jeff
http://asmp.org/copyrightreform#.VW_m1kZpGAr

June 9, 2015
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New Ebook – How To Find Models Anywhere

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Do you think you can’t find models to photograph because:

  • You live in a small town
  • You’re an amateur photographer instead of a pro
  • You can’t afford to pay a model any money

Well, think again. None of these excuses is true. You can find people to model for you no matter where you live, what your skill level or your budget.

How To Find Models, Anywhere is exactly what you’re looking for.

In this book you will find 10 areas where you can look for models, which will give you a wide variety of models to select from for your projects.

Once you find a potential model, you can’t just walk up and ask if they will pose for you. You need certain things in place to increase your chances of success. You want to come across as a professional, someone who’s serious about making great photographs and not some sleazy guy with a camera.

How To Find Models, Anywhere will show you how to present yourself as a professional photographer.

This ebook will not only show you many places to find models, but it will also show you:

  • How to approach a potential model in a professional way
  • What forms and handouts you will need and includes samples you can use
  • How you can offer compensation in the form of prints or images
  • How to deal with physical flaws of the face and body
  • Shoot checklists for both the photographer and the model
  • Much more

This ebook will point you in the right direction to find models, and have everything in place to present a professional image, which will increase your chances of having a person agree to model for you


Don’t wait another minute to start photographing models.

Order NOW and learn how to find models with ease!

And remember, How To Find Models, Anywhere makes a great gift for any of your family and friends who are photographers.

You can instantly download How To Find Models, Anywhere!
Buy this ebook, and you’ll receive a download link by e-mail.
Get immediate access to this vital information, NOW!

May 24, 2015
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What Software I Use Instead Of Photoshop

When Adobe created their rental program (Creative Cloud) it really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn’t like the idea of making a monthly payment, I just wanted to pay for it once and forget it.

What really bothered me was that if I missed one payment, or couldn’t get online for a month, I wouldn’t be able to access my Photoshopped images. I don’t want to worry about not being able to use my images.

For that reason, I started looking for alternatives to Photoshop. I quickly found out that many others were looking for alternatives too, based on the popularity of my article, “10 Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom And Adobe‚Äôs Creative Cloud.”

There are a lot of programs out there, so you should have no problem finding programs to meet your requirements. After looking into many options, I selected several programs to meet my needs.

My main tool is Lightroom, which I purchase and don’t use from the Creative Cloud. I do most of my image adjustments in it, and because of the tools they keep adding with each upgrade, Lightroom becomes more and more powerful as time goes on. However, don’t run out and buy version 6 just yet. It has some serious problems, wait for version 6.1 or 6.2 instead.

Besides doing landscapes and nature photography, I’ve been getting into fantasy work. I’ll combine several photographs, some artwork and even draw directly onto the image. For this I found a great program, Manga Studio from Smith Micro.

This software works in layers, lets you import and export many file formats, including layered PSD files and has great flexibility. It won’t open 16 bit files, so save your PSD files as 8 bit.

This photograph was created in Manga Studio, with the star-burst created in Gimp. I created the doors behind the head (8 layers), and the door frame in the forehead (4 layers) in Manga as their own images. Then I combined these with all the other photos in a 10-layer image in Manga. One of these layers was used to draw stray hairs coming out of the edge of her hair to get rid of the sharp, cut-out edge look.

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Doorway To Enlightenment

As mentioned above, I also use Gimp to do some manipulation and to create certain special effects. This is a free program.

The only other program I use is IrfanView. This free little program makes adjusting the PPI, size of an image, and cropping, very easy.

There are a lot of options out there to replace Photoshop, and most are inexpensive or free. Most of them offer free trials, so play around to see which program(s) work best for you.

Have Fun,
Jeff

April 4, 2015
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Arizona Renaissance Festival

Hi All,

Last month we made our annual trek to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Yes, we go in costume. While there we get to catch up with friends who work at the Faire and see our favorite performers. We had a great time, and took lots of photographs.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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Adam Crack and his fire whip.

Adam Crack and his fire whip.

Twig the Fairy with a fairy in training.

Twig the Fairy with a fairy in training.

Twig the Fairy.

Twig the Fairy.

Zinnia, a fairy that works with Twig.

Zinnia, a fairy that works with Twig.

Vulture from the Birds of Prey show.

Vulture from the Birds of Prey show.

Dancer from The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale.

Dancer from The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale.

Miguel of Don Juan and Miguel Show. Lots of whips and swords.

Miguel of The Don Juan and Miguel Show. Lots of whips and swords.

With that much smoke, he must be part dragon.

With that much smoke, he must be part dragon.

This young lady walked around with this mug on her head all day. Amazing balance.

This young lady walked around with this mug on her head all day. Amazing balance.

Linda-Ann getting down at the drumming just before the Faire closes for the day.

Linda-Ann getting down at the drumming just before the Faire closes for the day.