Monday, May 07, 2012

Quick Hit Monday: Wedding Photography & More; Photoshop Layers: & Shootout In Central Park

Good Morning Everybody,

LaDawn and I spent a somewhat relaxing weekend back in good Ol' Kentucky. The weather was perfect and we both got a chance to relax. This week we regroup, meet with a few clients, plan for the latter part of May and June's upcoming events, and then get ready for our trip to New York City. Yep, we are back on the road again as we head out this coming Sunday morning. But, this time it's for a 12 day, only working a few of those days, vacation. We have been waiting for this for quite a while I'm really looking forward to the trip.

The highlight of the trip will be attending the graduation ceremonies for my daughter Elizabeth who graduates with her Marketing degree from Pace University - Magna Cum Laude!

PAce Grads

We've been invited to the Honors ceremony on Tuesday evening and then Wednesday morning I'll be one proud dad watching his daughter make that long procession at Radio City Music Hall to receive her degree.

The next day I'll be doing my shootout in Central Park. I just received a note from my buddy and coordinator of the event, David Brummel, from B&H, and he tells me we have over 300 photographers signed up for the event so far – WOW! There may still be a few slots open so head over to the registration page and get all the info right here. I hope to see you there. I'm also thrilled to have my sponsors Quantum Flash, Sigma, and Westcott on board for this grand event. In addition to myself there will also be for other top photographers participating in the event. Models are scheduled. It should be a kick as well as fun and informative!

The rest of the week we'll spend relaxing, seeing a play or two on Broadway, visiting a few friends, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. Then we are off to Myrtle Beach for some real fun in the sun.

Hey gang, I have a client coming by shortly so how about I point you to a few links I found over the weekend that I think you'll find interesting.  Enjoy!

Photography - Weddings and More:

What Exactly Creates A Great Wedding Photographer: At peek into the reality of wedding photography (albeit, a few spelling errors along the way). [link]

Cliff PicOaxaca, Mexico Wedding from Cliff Mautner Photography: My buddy, Cliff Mautner is a master of lighting – be sure to check out his images. [link]

Photographer Spotlight - Los Angeles Based Wedding Photographer Roberto Valenzuela: I had a chance to meet Roberto at WPPI – amazing photographer! [link]

Animated Pirates Movie Made With One Million Stills From Fifty 1D Mark III’s: So where did they come up with 50 Canon 5D cameras (before they were released ) to make this movie – uhmmm… Most of us wish we could get our hands on just one. [link]

Pinterest for Photographers: A Guest Post by Lisa Devlin: Hey, I’m a little late to the party but I just signed-up myself. You’ll want to check it out for yourself! [link]

Photoshop and Lightroom 4:

Layer StylesIntroduction to Photoshop Layer Styles: I think these next two links give a pretty good overview of Layers and Layer Styles. I appreciated a deeper peek into the topic. [link]

Layer Masks Not Just For Professionals: [link]

Watercolor Splashes: Texture Pack: Another Photoshop freebie for you. [link]

Before & After {Lightroom Photo Editing Tutorial}: Pretty Good tutorial for photographers. [link]


Hey gang, that's it for me today I've got a client coming by in just a few minutes to review Bar Mitzvah photographs (I featured one of those images in today’s post above) so I've got to get moving. How about I see everybody tomorrow for a brand-new episode of Technique Tuesday. Tomorrow's episode will feature how to make your clients look beautiful in front of the camera. More specifically, I'm discussing the finer points for better portraiture.

See you then, David

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