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History Brush Tool

History Brush Tool in Photoshop

Today, I thought it would be the right day to write about a simple Photoshop-tool called the History-brush tool and how to start using it for a number of wonderful actions

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Working in 16 Bit Mode in Photoshop

by: Dietmar Kohl Photographer Dietmar Kohl shares with us his technique for working in 16 bit mode in Photoshop. Thanks Dietmar, I’m sure this will be very helpful to those wishing to maintain the highest resolution when retouching your images. Benjamin Kanarek So here we go… I just downloaded  the RAW images and started to […]

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French Marie Claire cover April 2010

Retouching… Much Ado About Nothing

Is the April issue of French Marie Claire “throwing stones into the water? ” Their whole issue is without any retouching! Finally the readers will be exposed to the RAW truth without the artificial frills!

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Candies by: Lewanna Kanarek©

The End of the Print Portfolio?

I was recently asked to share my portfolio with a magazine and asked how would they prefer to view it. To my surprise they said “just bring your laptop, that will be fine” and they added that “more and more photographers are presenting their work using this medium”. I was pleased and disturbed at the […]

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The “How Did You Do That?” Question

I am often asked the question, “How Did You Do That?” I could very simply answer the question which I often do and the results that person gets isn’t what he/she was expecting. If I talk about post production, yes the actions on the image will be as I recommended, but when asked about the results of a shoot, I more often than not get a disappointing, “it doesn’t look like yours…!”

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“Why I Won’t Shoot for Free”…

I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison.  One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly.  The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues.  Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]

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Is Shooting for a Bad Magazine Good?

Today on a generalist Photo Forum under the Portrait Fashion category, someone from a small independent and in my opinion based on what I saw on their web site, not very good fashion magazine, placed an ad for photographers for their magazine. Now that seemed strange in the first place, which I go on to […]

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“Eyes of Laura Mars”

Eyes of Laura Mars I was inspired to write this short introduction to this film from 1978 starring Faye Dunaway called “Eyes of Laura Mars” by someone on a photography forum that said that some of my imagery reminded him of the film.  I had totally forgotten how affected I was by this film as […]

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Fashion and Architecture

Fashion and Architecture Two of the most enduring remnants of society that feature as an evident and omni-present mirroring of society are the towering structures and  Architectural ruins of past civilizations and the clothing humanity wore throughout recorded and pre-recorded history. However what is also fascinating is that fashion like architecture and industrial design depend […]

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