Category Archives: Lightroom

Reilly the Japanese Chin dog

This adorable Japanese Chin dog named Reilly (meaning: Courageous, valiant), is a little buddy of mine. Reilly is one of the most adorable toy dogs I’ve met, He’s sweet, playful and we’re always happy when we meet and play.
Japanese Chin dog fine art prints

Looking at Japanese Chins at play, made me think they are bred to look like little furry dragons.

I love taking this little pup’s pictures. I find Reilly’s little face to be very expressive. it seems to me he likes to pose for the camera and he’s doing it with patience and grace.
This digital work captures his persona very well, the image of a poet reflecting as he gazes towards the horizon. I gave him a painterly treatment to enhance the texture of his beautiful soft fur.
You can see the image in more detail and even order a print by visiting Reilly the Japanese Chin dog page on my fine art prints store.
Read more about Japanese Chin dogs here

San Gabriel mountains

I shot this image of San Gabriel mountains from a Cessna 182 a few years ago, Shot it and forgot about it .
Sometime I return from a trip and just don’t have the time to handle all the images that are not work related, I try to do it, but now and then Some images escape me.

San Gabriel mountains

I revisited this image 2 days ago, and decided to develop it again.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 allows me more control than I had in earlier versions, It felt more organic now, a little more like how I would treat the image in the chemical dark room.
So from being obscured, this image is now one of my favorite images.
You can get prints and greeting cards of this image here.

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Tinting Black and White photos

Early in my photography career I was experimenting with tinting Black and White photos. I was using “Ecoline by Talens” liquid water colors, having lots of fun, and after a while I was able to get consistent results.

Tinting Black and White photos digitally, has more freedom, It’s less adventurous, more straight forward and gets the job done.

Below is a tinted Black and White image of August, Shot in South California with my favorite 80mm 1.8 lens.

August the horse, Tinting Black and White photos

Tinting Black and White photos tutorial

Here’s a great tutorial from Adobe T.V. By the wonderful Julieanne Kost, Exploring the best way to convert images to black and white, as well as adding tonal overlays, edge effects, selective coloring and film grain textures. Then, you’ll learn how to apply those effects to multiple files using Sync options and Presets using Adobe Lightroom 5.

Pushing the boundaries with Adobe Lightroom 5

When I first started shooting rock concerts, There was no Adobe Lightroom 5 to help me. I was used to shot T-max 3200 black & white, pushing it about 2-3 stops to get what I wanted in the darkroom, expressive rough shots, with grain you can shave with. I was and still try to get shots that show action (by sometime using slower shutter speeds) and enhancing the atmosphere by trying to predict where the lights are going to fall next and clicking the shutter when the lights hit where I want.

Today, shooting in chaotic (light wise) and dark environments is different, I do it by shooting RAW files at very high ISO, and developing them in Lightroom 5. Developing in Lightroom 5 allows more accurate white balance and broad color control. testing, correcting and printing the kind of images you can see below, “old school”, would take a very long time.

Here’s a selection of “Rain King” concert images I shot at the “Whiskey a GO-Go” on Sunset Blvd. last Saturday. “rain King” are, Ben Shafrir – Drums, Eli Sokolow – Guitar and Vocals and Yali Bitan – Bass and Vocals. These guys really know their stuff! You can listen to them using the player underneath the gallery. In their own words, they are an “L.A. based rock trio whose mission is to wake the universe from the coma of auto-tuned digital modernity and rekindle the flames lit by the ancient warriors of face melting, spine curving rock & roll.”

No “Photoshop” was used in the editing of these images.

Photographic doodle

While having a casual Skype call a few days ago, Instead of the usual doodling with a pen on paper, I was playing with a screw that was left on my desk. First, just passing it between my fingers, Soon, I started screwing it through some pieces of craft paper that were lying around. It was looking photogenic to me and so I shot it. Sometimes I have an Idea and a meaning for the image before I begin, sometimes they arise after the fact.