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Small Camera, Big Picture PT.4 | Fujifilm X-Pro2

November 17, 2017 - Fujifilm X-Pro2 W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS | ISO200 10MM F/10 1/210 sec Moraine Lake is a short drive away from the more cele...
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Fuji XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR | Review

November 05, 2017 - Fujinon XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens It's been about a month since Fujifilm has launched the XF80mm Macro lens an...
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Post-Processing vs Workflow

October 12, 2017 - Hello all..sorry for the long pause from the previous post. I've been busy with a variety of projects, most of which are...
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Close-Up Photography Q and A

September 13, 2017 - Fujifilm X-T2 W/XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens I've gotten lot's of emails about my post several days ago following...
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Fuji XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Review | Long Term

September 05, 2017 - Fujifilm X-T2 W/XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR This long-term review is well overdue...I started it months ago then suddenly go...
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Dynamic Range For Photographers

July 22, 2017 - Dynamic Range... I get asked every now and then by budding photographers: "How do I make my camera take pictures like..
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Fujifilm GFX 50S | Pride Toronto 2017

June 26, 2017 - Images shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50S camera and GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR lens. See ongoing review [HERE]. Editing - Adobe L...
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Google Nik Collection | WORKFLOW

June 21, 2017 - Color Efex Pro | Fujifilm X70 on a tripod You have probably heard about this by now...but one of my most used workflow...
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Valencia

June 10, 2017 - Images of Valencia, Spain shot with Fujifilm X-T1 (now X-T2) and X100s (now X100T). Processing was done in Adobe Lightro...
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Fujifilm GFX 50S | Preview

May 21, 2017 - GFX 50S W/Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro lens and EVF Tilt Adapter Demystifying Medium Format: A real-world revie...
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Fuji XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Preview | In Progress

April 05, 2017 - Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Review In Progress: I'm working on my long-term revi...
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The Best Olympus Portrait Lens | Micro Four Thirds

March 15, 2017 - Hands down the M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 prime lens. There are higher quality lenses from Olympus...and Panasonic but for the m...
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Olympus Viewer 3 version 2.1.1 | Workflow

March 11, 2017 - Olympus has finally updated it's proprietary image development software after what seems like an eternity. Actually I've...
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Happy Anniversary

March 10, 2017 - This month marks the 6th year since I traded suits and ties for cameras and lenses...at least on a full-time basis:-) I...
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What's In My Bag | 2017 Update

February 19, 2017 - I'm still a two lens photographer....in 35mm equivalent focal lengths 24-70mm F2.8 & 70-200mm F2.8 Extras 16-35mm F4...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Workflow | REVISION II

October 23, 2016 - Nearly three years ago I wrote my first blog article on the subject of workflow. I followed it up on-going since and tho...
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Adobe Lightroom CC version 2015.7 | WORKFLOW

September 23, 2016 - Adobe updated their venerable workflow and cataloguing software to version 2015.7....and I'm underwhelmed. It's safe to...
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Waters of The North

August 07, 2016 - These images were shot with Fujifilm professional cameras and an assortment of lenses from 10mm to 200mm. Editing was do...
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Mountain Time : From Alberta to British Columbia

July 23, 2016 - Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera and the Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 R OIS lens. Post Processing was done in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop...
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The Lost Files of Morocco

July 06, 2016 - Some time ago my main photography workstation suffered a meltdown and as a result, a good deal of unarchived images were...
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Postcard From Bonaire

June 09, 2016 - Are you ready? Bonaire is the best island I've ever travelled to...to date. That may change as the bucket list get's wh...
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Fujifilm XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM WR | Review

June 05, 2016 - Sometime in the early 20th century either Napoleon Bonaparte or Frederick The Great said "An army marches on it's stomac...
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 & X-Pro2 Image Samples

April 23, 2016 - I've bent to the pressure and provided a sample image comparison between the X-Pro1 & X-Pro2 cameras. Lenses XF90mm F2...
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Finding Inspiration

January 19, 2016 - A good question from the "Hey Leigh" emails... I wanted to write a blog post because I don't really have a good...trans...
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Happy New Year!

January 03, 2016 - So....was 2015 your year? If it was, congratulations are in order:-)...If not, don't fret. It's 2016 and you have anoth...
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Speed Retouching

December 26, 2015 - Gear Used: Cactus RF60 Flash and V6 TX/RX remote and Post Processed in Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop A "Hey Leigh"...questi...
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Cactus RF 60 and V6 Transceiver/Receiver | Gear Review Pt. II

December 24, 2015 - An amazing artist who's work I followed early in my photography endeavours has a very good saying: Light Is Light. I ne...
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Island Life

December 10, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-E1 Camera and XF55-250mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and Olympus O-MD E-M1 Camera W/ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro. The...
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It's All Black & White

December 08, 2015 - Fujifilm X-T1 & XE-1 W/XF56mm F1.2 R lens and processed in Adobe Lightroom CC using the VSCO Film Presets
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Making a Small picture into a Big picture | Adobe Photoshop CC

December 06, 2015 - Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF 35mm F1.4 R | ISO200 - F2 - 1/110 seconds Here is a question I get asked a lot: How do I make a low...
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1-2-3 HDR | Adobe Lightroom CC

November 29, 2015 - Fujifilm X-T1 W/ XF10-24mm F4 R OIS Lens | ISO200 - 10mm - F7.1 - 1/100 seconds T he above image generated a lot of que...
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Golden Hour Meets Blue Hour

November 27, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 Camera W/XF35mm F1.4 R lens and Vanguard VEO 265CB Tripod. Post-Processing done in Adobe Lightr...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Version 6.3 Update

November 21, 2015 - Adobe is back with the newest version of the Lightroom CC software. I gave it the usual 48hrs before deciding if they h...
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Going Long | Fuji's XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR

November 01, 2015 - A fantastic photography artists who's work I was very interested in at one point said "if your images aren't good enough...
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What's In My Bag for 2016

October 31, 2015 - F olks...it's about that time. I'm way behind on posts due to travel, work and life but the gear bag is something I wan...
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Camera, Lens and Cropping

August 21, 2015 - For this blog posting I've pulled a short chapter from my upcoming eBook to explain what cropping is, why it's done and...
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What Kind of traveler Are You? | Travel Photography

July 30, 2015 - TripAdvisor tells me that over 100,000 people have read my travel reviews...over 50% are from the USA within the past ye...
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Macro Photography | Fuji XF60mm F2.4 R

July 25, 2015 - With the recent launch of the Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR lens, Fuji has rounded out their mid-telephoto group including t...
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A "Sharp" Lens | Fuji XF90mm F2 R LM WR

July 23, 2015 - I rarely ever write more than a few times about a particular piece of gear...unless something significant comes up. This...
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Do you Even Tether Bro?

July 20, 2015 - An answer to a recent question: No, not usually as a general practice...don't like to be tied down. Tethering is when y...
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Affinity Photo VS Adobe Lightroom CC

July 19, 2015 - Can you spot the difference between these two RAW file processors/editors? Some forward notes: The image file was mad...
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Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R LM WR | PART TWO Review

July 17, 2015 - So, what can you do with a 135mm F2 lens? This... And this... Canon EOS 5D MKII W/EF135mm F2L USM lens @ F2 Why?...
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HDR in Adobe Lightroom CC | High Dynamic Range Photography

July 14, 2015 - Years ago when a friend turned me unto HDR post-processing I thought it was pretty cool. After a dozen or so images I wa...
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Beauty Shoot & Retouch

July 13, 2015 - Shot with a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens | Lighting - Bare Flashpoint 620M Strobe at 1/125 seconds a...
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Affinity Photo

July 12, 2015 - Screenshot courtesy of Affinity Photo Interesting times in Photography Land for the pros and enthusiast types. We aske...
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Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R LM WR | Preview

July 07, 2015 - PART ONE of The Full Review [HERE} Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR Fuji's newest lens has arrived in time for a bunch of b...
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RAW Converter Battle Royal | and the winner is...

June 23, 2015 - I've wrapped up my world tour in the sphere of RAW file conversion software. 8 months, two weeks and a day to be exact....
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 | Quick Review

June 16, 2015 - Adobe has been pretty busy. I'm working on the newly released Photoshop CC 2015 and there are some really useful additio...
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Model Development | Jazz

June 05, 2015 - From Velocci Model Management
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Adobe Photoshop Advanced Setup

June 03, 2015 - Here is something from the "Hey Leigh" emails...how to setup Adobe Photoshop for maximum performance. There really isn'...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Panorama | Workflow

June 01, 2015 - I've been using Adobe Lightroom CC alongside Capture One Pro 8, Silkypix RAW FILE Converter 2 and Photo Ninja for proces...
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Capture One Pro 8 | Workflow

May 24, 2015 - Foreword: This BLOG post mainly applies to Fujifilm and Olympus mirrorless cameras although the basic information can be...
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Workflow | Processing a Fujifilm Long Exposure RAW File

May 15, 2015 - This is the first video tutorial in a series that I'll be creating going into the Summer months. I'm sure as I travel to...
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Adobe Lightroom CC | Workflow

April 22, 2015 - Xmas came early.... Finally Adobe has included support in Lightroom to leverage GPU's. Long overdue considering it's be...
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Street Photography | Post Processing

April 21, 2015 - The purists might cry foul but I love making a street image back at the lab in post-production. Although I don't shoot "...
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Olympus OM-D EM5 MK II High Resolution Shot Sample

February 24, 2015 - So it seems to work but not without yet another step in the workflow process since it has to be imported into Adobe Phot...
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Content Creator Workstation Build

February 02, 2015 - My computer blew up... So my misfortune is your gain. I've been meaning to do an update to an older blog post that a...
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Client Portrait

January 21, 2015 - One of my long-time clients is launching her first book next month featuring an image from a series of portraits I shot...
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Color and lack Thereof

November 01, 2014 - Fujifilm XT-1 W/56mm 1.2 R | Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.6
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Fuji X30 | Part III

October 20, 2014 - The jury is out on whether or not compact cameras are still relevant. The new crop of smart phone cameras, iPads and int...
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Taming Noise in Adobe Lightroom

October 18, 2014 - The images after the jump have two things in common: They were all shot at High ISO (800 and above) for me this really...
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Color Is Subjective | Accurate vs Pleasing

October 13, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving (if you are in Canada) and I'll lead off this BLOG post with food.... BBQ Chicken [Fujifilm XE-1 W...
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Sharpness Is An Illusion PART II | Lens Selection FAQ

October 11, 2014 - [Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens] Part II of the lens sharpness issue This was a popular t...
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Fuji X30 | Day Two Review

October 03, 2014 - I have professional photo friends who wouldn't be caught dead with a compact camera. Personally I've always found very g...
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Fuji X30 | Day One Review

September 29, 2014 - Earlier this month Fuji announced the new X30 compact camera shortly before Photokina and I've been waiting to try one o...
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Photo Essay | Marrakech, Morocco

September 26, 2014 - This is the fourth Photo Essay and last from my recent travels abroad. I started out in Canada, went to Spain then Afric...
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Olympus Capture | Tethered Shooting

September 24, 2014 - The single best time saver for a pro photographer is tethered shooting. I got spoiled with Canon cameras since they work...
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Photo Essay | Barcelona, Spain

September 22, 2014 - Spain...continued | Fuji XT-1 W/XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS Christopher Columbus looms large over the main square in Barcelona...
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Photo Essay | Essaouira, Morocco

September 18, 2014 - We flew into Morocco, landing in Marrakech and in doing so, I became the second person in my family to set foot on the A...
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Canadian Art Song Project | Lawrence and Steven

September 11, 2014 - A very fun portrait session for my friends over at WEDGE15 and the talented Directors at Canadian Art Song Project. F...
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Retouching | What, Why, When

August 20, 2014 - So this is the RAW file conversion, straight from the photographer's camera. Dull, soft and full of things you want to f...
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Model Development | Jessica by Juliette Benoit

July 31, 2014 - Fuji XT-1 W/XF56mm 1.2 R Mola Demi 22" Beauty Dish Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.6 and Retouched in Adobe Photoshop C...
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Models | What Do I Look For

July 28, 2014 - In a word: Attitude I can do more with attitude than good looks and I mentioned that in a post a handful of months back...
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"Tame" Model Retouch | Post Processing & Retouching

July 25, 2014 - Image provided by L. Gulkina A quick retouch of a model's photo Left Image: Typical RAW file, essentially a flat file...
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The Printed Portfolio | Time For A Refresh

July 17, 2014 - I received a great email from someone wondering how I show my work to potential clients. It comes at a good time since I...
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Babies... | Fuji XT-1 W/XF56mm 1.2 R

July 10, 2014 - I was taking pictures earlier with a client and her family. This little cutie is her first grandchild. We geared up with...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART II

July 09, 2014 - Sufficiency: How Much Is Too Much? I get a lot of hate mail. Ok hate is a bit strong but let's just say quite a few peo...
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Video Sample | Fujifilm XT-1

July 08, 2014 - Gear Used Fuji XT-1 XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS When photographers think of making some video the Fuji cameras isn't what mos...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART I

July 07, 2014 - After a short rest I have finally got my user review of the Fujifilm XT-1 under-way. I apologize to all the people who h...
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Fashion Retouch | Post Processing & Retouching

June 11, 2014 - Post Processing and Split Toning in Adobe Lightroom 5.4 | Retouching in Adobe Photoshop CC Images provided by L. Gulk...
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Color Grading | Post Processing & Retouching

June 07, 2014 - When most people think of color grading film work comes to mind. If you have ever watched CSI Miami you probably guessed...
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Sharp Wide Open | Fuji XF 56mm 1.2 R

May 14, 2014 - I'm gonna start calling this thing "The Sharpie". A few people have asked for some 100% crops of images shot with this...
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Back To Nature | Adobe Lightroom 5.4

April 30, 2014 - Kudos to Adobe & Fuji for getting it mostly right with the newest version of Lightroom. I've been using it to process ne...
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Beautiful Woman of Virtue | Olympus OM-D E-M1

April 29, 2014 - Model: Julia Designer & Makeup Artist: Robin Wright, Yeshua Apparel Wardrobe Stylist: Sarveen Kaur
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I Love This Picture #12 | Kerry-Ann

April 29, 2014 - Model, Dancer, Speaker and Event Host MUA/Hairstylist: Nicole Ertle The Original Image: Shot in RAW, post-processed...
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Fuji XF56mm 1.2 R - Natural Light Portrait & Studio

April 22, 2014 - These outtake images are from a model portfolio development session today. I got the chance to try the Fuji XF 56mm 1.2...
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I Love This Picture #11 | Cinematic Sunrise

April 11, 2014 - You can wait days for a perfect sunrise and be disappointed time and time again. For four days I set my alarm to wake me...
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I Love This Picture #10 | Simply Red

April 01, 2014 - Red Hair- Check Freckles - Check Smoldering Eyes - Check Lit with a Canon 580EX Speedlite and a Cameron Beauty Dish
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Whitney | Beauty Shoot

March 30, 2014 - Model: Whitney, Names Runway Milano MUA: Noor Artistry
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Adobe ACR 8.4 RC and Fuji RAW Files | Final Verdict

March 22, 2014 - I'm giving Adobe ACR 8.4 RC a B-Minus for images of people and things, but a C for landscape and complex architecture....
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Model Makeover | How The Magic Happens

March 17, 2014 - I take a lot of shit from my female friends when it comes to shooting models and retouching. I'm accused of setting unre...
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Beauty Light Deconstruction

March 01, 2014 - Makeup Artistry by Krystle Hill Styling by Sarveen Kaur Post-Processing & Retouching By Anna Rovkina Lighting Setup...
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Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 RC - Update

February 26, 2014 - I processed a Fuji X-E1 raw file from last month using the ACR release candidate software. Here is a screenshot with the...
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Fuji X-E2 W/XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Lens | Part 3

January 20, 2014 - ...At ISO 1600 Lit with a combination of ambient light from my balcony windows and a speedlite at 1/128th power.
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Photoshop - How I Use It

January 02, 2014 - A key piece of software in my workflow is Photoshop. All my retouching, compositing and advanced design work gets done....
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Goodbye 2013 - Part 2 Gear & Workflow

December 31, 2013 - When I started out professionally I researched all sorts of workflow techniques..most of which were complete crap, too c...
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Goodbye 2013 - PART 1

December 31, 2013 - I've been neglecting this post for a bit. I've caught a bad flu from one of the many people I've hugged, shook hands wit...
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Before & After

December 12, 2013 - I usually know before the shutter gets clicked exactly how the image should look. I get asked about that all the time wh...
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