Don’t delete it!

In the course of taking your images, you are sure to generate a fair number of clunkers. Our common practice when later reviewing the results of a shoot on the computer is to delete all the ones with technical or other issues without giving it a second thought. Here’s an unretouched/uncropped example of an image Read more about Don’t delete it![…]

Heads up: A timely deal on Photoshop actions

PhotoWhoa, whom we featured a few posts ago, has always got an incredible amount of photography-related deals going on, such as this one expiring 8/6: LAST CHANCE – $19 TODAY, $500 Tomorrow: 29 Photoshop Action Sets with 1850 Actions. You can save an additional 10% off any PhotoWhoa deal by using coupon code “PLUGSNPIXELS” Also Read more about Heads up: A timely deal on Photoshop actions[…]

Introducing my friends at PhotoWhoa

Over the past 15+ years, I have partnered with various plug-in and related software developers and photography/Photoshop trainers to bring you useful goodies for your camera, your computer and your mind – at a discount whenever possible. I’ve been in touch with the team at PhotoWhoa for a couple of years now and have been amazed Read more about Introducing my friends at PhotoWhoa[…]

Today’s feel-good photo

Taken while on a cruise to Mexico (or maybe on the way back?), this lucky and well-timed ocean-rainbow-seagull photo is unretouched and unedited except for a bit of cropping and post-treatment with Dynamic Pop in Topaz Adjust 5. Before (the original): After: Makes me feel good… Thanks for reading! Please check out the main Plugs Read more about Today’s feel-good photo[…]

Focusing on: Photolemur 2

I’ve spent most of the day playing with a cool new image enhancement app called Photolemur, the new version 2 (non-subscription, permanent license model) having just been released. Photolemur is a very simple app that goes a long way towards fixing up bad images and even further improving good ones. I posted a review on Read more about Focusing on: Photolemur 2[…]

It’s a grunge, grunge world

In an earlier post I mentioned how I love adding artsy to my images. In a related matter, I also love adding grunge to them! While grunge can be considered a form of artsy, it invokes a different response in the viewer (usually less positive, unless you’re a grunge-type person!). Here is a selection of Read more about It’s a grunge, grunge world[…]

Laguna Beach scene

The artsy police: Who decides what treatment sucks and what doesn’t?

One of my absolute favorite things to do in post-processing is to apply what I call “artsy” to my own images. I am not and have never been a traditional artist (I don’t have the patience, except maybe for abstracts if it came to that). I use software such as Topaz Impression or PostworkShop to Read more about The artsy police: Who decides what treatment sucks and what doesn’t?[…]